MMASucka Product Review: Fusion Fight Gear’s DC Comic Line

Fusion Fight Gear has come out with their very first DC Comics line of rashguards. Today Christiaan Allaart (Eye of the Storm Host) and Jeremy Brand will be reviewing “The Killing Joke,” “Superman 2001 comic cover,” “The Dark Knight Returns” rashguards, as well as the “Batman Pop Art” spats.

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The Killing Joke rashguard is based off of the graphic novel “Batman and the Killing Joke”. This story is widely regarded as the best Joker story and maybe even one of the best Batman books ever. The story details the origin of the joker and shows just how bonkers this guy is. The design is taken from when the Joker emerges from the canal of chemical waste as a multi-coloured, homicidal maniac. This is one of the most iconic Joker images of all time and fits absolutely perfectly onto the front of this rashguard and even bigger and bolder on the back.

MMASucka Product Review: Fusion Fight Gear’s DC Comic Line

Appearance – 10/10

Durability – 10/10

Comfort – 10/10

Price – 10/10

Overall – 10/10

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The Superman 2001 Comic Cover rashguard is based off of the cover art from the comic of the same name. This story was one of an alternate universe where Superman didn’t land on earth until 1976 and didn’t even become Superman until the distant future of 2001 (this came out in ’76 by the way). The way it is designed onto rashguard form really grabs your eye. The starry background of the cover art is extended all the way down both arms and looks really nice.

Appearance – 9/10

Durability – 10/10

Comfort – 10/10

Price – 9/10

Overall – 9/10

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The Dark Knight Returns rashguard is not only a killer looking top for underneath the gi or no-gi, but it’s also uber high quality with super comfort. One thing I noticed with this one in comparison to the other rashguard that I have from Fusion is the collar — it’s a tad looser. This is all personal preference, but I prefer my collar to be tighter rather than looser. But again, to each their own.

Appearance – 10/10

Durability – 10/10

Comfort – 8/10

Price – 8/10

Overall – 9/10

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Batman Pop Art spats are one of a kind. I can’t compare these to any other tights in the BJJ market, as I’ve never owned a pair from the likes of Scramble or some other company like that, but I have owned Under Armour ones. These fit and feel way better than any of the latter ones that I speak of. Moving away from the feel, the look of these is second to none. The one thing that I found was that I had to hike them up every now and then. This could always be because I should have gotten a bigger size, but it was a pain in the butt (no pun intended). These bad boys have all the comic book art that any true fan would drool over.

Appearance – 10/10

Durability – 10/10

Comfort – 8/10

Price – 8/10

Overall – 9/10

The fabric is the second thing you will notice about theses rashguards. This is not your average run of the mill Jiu-jitsu shirt. The material is denser than most other rashies I have used. The fit is tight yet comfortable and very flexible and doesn’t ride up. It balances all those attributes very well whereas other products generally weigh too heavy on one or the other.

The Joker rashguard also has a secret benefit that I’m not sure is even on purpose (if it is, these guys are even more genius than I thought). The base colour of this shirt is white, which for most grapplers can be a big issue. White rashguards are like magnets for blood stains, however this one is already covered in fake blood stains so that if you slip up in training and get a nose bleed or a bad scratch, etc. you need not worry that your favourite rashguard (cause this one will be) won’t be ruined

I have washed and dried (I was told to hang dry, but I didn’t listen) both rashguards many times now and have noticed that the very vibrant colours that both of these rashguards possess hasn’t faded at all nor have they shrank. During training I don’t notice them one bit (except when people stop me to talk about them), and that is exactly what you want.

They are sold for $59.00 USD ($83.07 CAD at the moment) which is about average pricing for an above average product. I have looked really hard to try and find something to complain about with these products and the only thing I can think of is that there needs to be more of them.

Head on over to fusionfightgear.com and place an order, also follow Fusion Fight Gear on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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