- Flat lock seams
- Accommodating panel construction
- Fully sublimated graphics
If you look up and see the Anvil rashguard on your opponent, you may regret skipping the takedown portion of class. For those of you who embrace the throws, the trips, shots, and overall grind of wrestling and Judo, pick up the Anvil by 93 Brand.
Commemorating the lost art of standup, 93 Brand brings up this lightweight and comfortable polyester/spandex rashguard. Featuring highly detailed and sublimated graphics as well as black contrast stitching (flat lock style seams). The panel construction offers a great fit without any pulling or twisting of fabrics.
Previously, I reviewed the Citizen fight shorts from "93 Brand", which I raved about how much I liked. This time around, we are taking a look at a rashguard, specifically their "Anvil" design that emphasizes the "lost art of standup" according to their product description (since takedowns are missing from modern grappling - discuss in the comments)..
This short sleeve rashguard is 85% polyester and 15% spandex, which makes it more durable than your average thin rashguard. Available from size small to 2 XL, this piece of clothing is stitched together with flat lock style seams that should last a long time before they begin to wither. The fully sublimated graphics blend right into the fabric, and look like they should stick around for quite some time (beats the old days when we were still silk-screening logos on these and hoping for the best).
The concept for the artwork on this piece of gear is based on the grapplers that like to throw their opponents around, hence the slogan "So many guard pullers... so little time." When you drop the anvil, no guard puller stands a chance! I like the pop art style of the design, as well as the unique colors. I do not think I would go out of my way to get a rashguard that was brown with white trim, along with some yellow and greenish hues, but this illustration puts all the pieces together and looks pretty slick.
Speaking of slick, the material is as smooth as you want your rashguard to be, with just a bit of grip so that you don't slip completely away from your opponent. The material breathes well, even when heat starts to build up. I don't want to say it ventilates since it's not like this piece of clothing has air vents in it, but it does seal your body heat in to keep you loose, but feels cools to wear. I had no trouble maneuvering around on my back, on top of an opponent, or escaping a pinning predicament thanks to that smooth texture. In terms of wrestling and throwing, there is nothing special with this rashguard related to those elements other than the design, although it feels fine clinching and doing throws with it.
Overall, I was very happy with this rashguard, just as much as I was with those fight shorts. Together, they make a perfect pair for any level of student, and I would say with confidence that either of these items would be good to wear not just while training, but excellent for a grappling competition. You can order the "93 Brand" Anvil Rashguard Review from MartialArtsSupplies.com for $55, a good price for a very good rashguard. If 93 Brand can keep this quality up (and perhaps get a few more tantalizing designs), I look forward to seeing what else they can come up with.
The product for this review was supplied by Martial Arts Supplies at their own expense, with no guarantee of a positive review. The reviewer was not compensated by any parties involved to review the item.