Great to see a review for this compay is up! I would like to add a few comments on this threat.
First of all the Quality to Price ratio that Rupture has to offer is unmatched period! I have been grappling for a long time and have owned a lot of fight gear, TapOut, Warrior, Thruth, Afflitio, Asics but noting can match the quality and attention to detail that Rupture Fightgear has to offer! Add to this that all he product is made in the USA and you have a winning combination.
I purchased a few rashguards, shirts and a pair of shorts. As soon as my ordr was in Nick contacted me that my order was in the mail and ready to go (BTW Nick is great to deal with, NO BS and great customer service!)
I really cannot wait to wear my gear out to the next IBJJF NO GI tournamens!
2008 National and US OPEN Champion
Tried out my Rupture shorts and long-sleeve rash guard last night in both BJJ and stand-up. There's hardly anything I can add to what others have already said in their reviews, but here's my reaction:
We know Rupture's owners train. That experience is reflected in the quality of their gear.
Their shorts are very durable. They use a drawstring and velcro - not elastic - and they stay in place. These are made to last. Omega is right about the range of motion they afford when kicking. Definitely the best shorts I've ever trained with.
Same goes for the rash guard. I'm 6'4" and around Brock Lesnar's walking weight, though without the chiseled look. The sleeves fit these long arms, and the rest of the guard forms to my, ample, torso. Some rash guards are like body condoms. Rupture guards are thicker, comfortable, do a great job of wicking sweat away, and don't ride up.
I have the large logo red/black rash guard, since they were out of the smaller logo ones when I ordered. I'm glad it turned out this way, because the large logo looks so much better in "real life" than on the computer screen. I'm ordering more.
And, of course, there's Nick. He called me to let me know about the supply issue they had, and to talk about options. I'll say this: his demeanor and professionalism ensured that Rupture got another long-term customer.
Also, the prices is very, very reasonable. Don't think that they cut back on quality to get their prices down.
I have the long sleeve rashguard. I have about 8 rashguards right now. This rashguard is better quality than any of the others, it is more durable, thicker, and longer. It looks great and feels like a second skin.
On top of all of that, this rashguard cost less than any on the market...that I know of.
I will never buy another rashguard from another company. Rupture has the market cornered with these!
Review from a big, picky SOB
I'm a big guy. I'm tall (6'4") and stocky (225lbs). As a result, I have a hard time finding gear that a) fits me and b) lasts more than a month.
When trying to find the right rashguard, I have to contend with my height. Most rashguards will roll up because they are short and don't cover my ass. If I get a size larger than normal to get some extra length, it won't be a true compression top and the fabric will bunch. I blame my genes; "thanks ancestors".
Other issues are related to materials and quality of craftsmanship. I have compression rashguards from Everlast, Protec, Under Armor, Champion, and a couple no names. I have also worn a Body Glove rash guard and a cycling top as well. All of them have suffered from one or more issues: the material is too flimsy/thin, the length is too short, and/or the cuff stiching has come unravelled. On one of them, the stitching issue crept up after the FIRST FREAKING WASH.
The Rupture rashguard does not have these problems.
The length allows me to pull it down over my ass. When you wear it along with a pair of compression underwear, it will stay in place there will be no wedgies (cotton underwear will 'ride high' as with any longer rashguard).
EVERY seam on the Rupture rashguard is either flat-seam stiched or triple stiched. Over the course of the last 4 days, it has been washed 6 times. There has been no lifting of the stiches nor any fraying.
The material allows for a LOT of movement with little noticeable resistance. The blend of materials makes it a bit thicker than others, but amount of stretch is MORE than my thinner flimsy tops.
I have worn it under my gi without issues. Because it is snug, nobody has grabbed a handful of the material when grabbing my collar. Without a gi, I haven't had issues escape submissions; there was no binding against the skin as is common with some materials.
Without a doubt, this is the highest quality rashguard I have ever worn. I'm going to order 2 more so that I don't have to do the laundry as much (I'm lazy but an obsessively sanitary freak).
Rupture Fight Shorts
As with the rashguard, my frame makes buying shorts an exercise in frustration.
For standard jeans, my waist is a true 35" but my ass/thighs require a VERY loose/relaxed cut 36" or 38". The legs are great for kicking power but make shopping a major pain in the ass (ugh, no pun intended). Needless to say, the fit of shorts when training is incredibly important: if my shorts bind *anywhere*, they will tear (due to my size). At the same time, I can't wear a 38" fight short because the waist would be too loose.
After my wife turned me on to 'stretchy clothing,' it has been a prerequisite in all of my pants/shorts purchases. Until now, I've been 'stretchy' wearing board shorts that I've collected over the years. Some are 38" which don't bind, but I'm lucky if I make it through an entire training session without flashing everyone when they fall to my ankles. Some are 36" waists which are tight around the hips and emphasize the cup I'm wearing, creating a vey awkward scene ("Yes, it is a cup. Not a cod piece. Damnit I hate these shorts").
The 36" Rupture fight shorts fit me perfectly.
I wore them over the past 4 days to 4 no gi classes, 1 sparring class, and when running 3 miles (just for the hell of it).
There was absolutely no binding when kicking. The stretch material provided a LOT of give; I can work in more head kicks without fear of my shorts stopping me short, causing my kick to be caught and me to be dumped on my face.
The mouthpiece pocket is a nice touch, as well as the cotton drawsting and velcro enclosure. It actually felt like I was wearing a piece of technology. That makes the geek in me smile.
I tried on shorts from Tapout, Sprawl, and Warrior as well. There were some good things about each of them, but they just didn't as high of quality (material and craftsmanship) as the Rupture shorts.
For $40, I don't think you can find a better pair of fight shorts. Even further, you might not be able to find a better pair of shorts for $20 more.
Just got my pair of white and black fight shorts in size 34. Like everyone else has said, these shorts are fantastic. The quality is superior and is some of the best I have seen in a long time. The range of motion is perfect for me, nothing snags on the legs while teeps and knees actually feel comfortable and natural in these shorts. I found them to look even better than they are pictured on the website. The mouth guard pocket is super cool too, I'm glad I don't have to stick that guard in the waist line anymore. The shorts fit true to size and have plenty of Velcro and a tie string for any fine adjustments.
I'm very satisfied with this purchase and I'm going to give the rashguard a try soon. Thanks Rupture.
I just ordered the shorts and haven't even gotten them yet, but let me tell you, Rupture deserves your money. I had some odd problem with Paypal and emailed Nick, who jumped through a few hoops to get the order put through, on top of sending them free of shipping. Best customer service I've ever run across.
So let me reiterate- RUPTURE DESERVES YOUR MONEY.
I recently bought a pair of shorts from Rupture. I dont know if they got a lot on their plate at the moment but the customer service was terrible. It took them over a month to send me my shorts. And in the process of trying to find out what was up they only got back to me once. I emailed via their website "contact us". Finally got ahold of them on their myspace, but they directed me to an email address that no one responded from.
From the only contact they made with me, they believed they had sent me my order, but the information on my account made it seem like nothing was sent.
I finaly got them in a week ago, wrong color but I'm not that concerned with that.
The shorts seem great, and I love their simplicity and the fact that its made in the US. I know these things happen, I just wish I would have gotten some sort of dialogue. I wouldnt have minded the month wait if they would have let me know what was up.
Originally Posted by oinchegringo
I have actually had the exact opposite experience from Rupture. I have talked personally with Nick about my order. And when I say order I mean one of 4 that I have had. I have bought Shirts, Shorts, and multiple Rashguards from them. Everything I have got has been of GREAT quality.
Rupture gear actually gives me pride in my country because they are made in America. Also they are the best quality rashguards and shorts that I have (and I have a lot).
I wash my rupture stuff all the time because I would rather wear it then I would my other gear, even though it takes me more effort to wash it.
I'm not sure what problem you had with service, but I can tell you, it is not normal. This gear is well worth the effort. If you have problems with shipping, then I recomend you tell your local MMA store to get on the ball and order the gear for you.
I have to second Diesel's statement. I got my shorts yesterday, and I love them already. I've placed a couple orders with Rupture and they (Nick) treated me exceedingly well. There was admittedly a problem with my most recent order being lost in USPS shipping, but Nick promptly responded to my concern, sent me a pair of shorts, and sent me UPS tracking. He even followed up with a note asking how I like them - That's excellent customer service!
I can't say much here that hasn't been said regarding quality, but they really are the best shorts I own. Comfortable, extremely well made, and they fit perfectly.
I've had my Rupture rash guard a bit longer, and I wash and wear it rather than putting on the others I own. That says a lot, since I don't have a lot of time to do laundry...
I don't have the cash to load up with a handful of shorts and guards, but I'll be buying more as my budget permits.
I recommend you them another chance gringo. As you know, the quality of gear is worth the wait, and you won't find any better regardless of price. By the way, the "status" thing on your order probably says "pending" right? Nick told me that it is a glitch in their system; the same thing happened on my order.
I wish they came in pink or purple, I need some MMA/no-gi shorts and shirts!
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