Today, I’ll go in-depth in my Hayabusa Rash Guard Review.
When I bought this one, I gambled a bit.
This BJJ Rash Guard is the most expensive I’ve ever purchased, and I was a bit worried that it’d be a waste of money.
But turned out that over time, it became my favorite Rash Guard to wear.
I own a wide range of Rash Guards, but this one stands out – it’s comfortable, good-looking, protective, and durable.
In this Guide, I’ll tell you my honest opinion on the Hayabusa Fusion Rash Guard.
The Full Hayabusa Rash Guard Review
As I said, I love the Hayabusa Fusion Rash Guard. It has everything you want in a Rash Guard: Protection, Design, and Comfort.
Let’s go into the specifics.
This Rash Guard is the highest Quality Rash Guard I have ever worn. This one truly feels different than other Rash Guards.
The material is made out of fatlock stitching, so it’s extremely durable. Therefore, this Rash Guard is thick, but due to the 4-way stretch, it’s also stretchy.
This one feels impossible to rip and break. Even after multiple washes and wars on the mat, this Rash Guard still looks new.
So, in terms of Quality, this is a top-notch choice.
I love the design. But maybe I’m just a fan of purple. I like these simple but good-looking colors.
There’s also somewhat of a color shift due to the green inner layer of the rash guard.
I have to say, though, that I expected it to be a bigger color-shifting effect.
The green inside color doesn’t shine through as much as they show on their model on their website or Amazon.
So be aware that it’ll look purple, blue, or grey, depending on which color you choose, but it won’t shift its colors drastically.
I ordered a Large size for my Hayabusa Rash Guard. In hindsight, I maybe should’ve gone for the X-Large size.
The large stick to my body, and I look extra thick when wearing it. It’s great for showing off your body, but I sometimes feel weird when people comment on it…:D
That’s not to say this BJJ Rash Guard is too tight. It fits perfectly all around my upper body. I’m flexible, and it stretches wherever I wanna go.
I just wanna say, if you are in doubt, size rather up than down.
The Hayabusa Rash Guard is super comfortable. It moves wherever I move, and I don’t need to adjust it during training.
It has a silicone waistband, so even in intense rolling, this Rash Guard stays in place.
It fits tight to my body and is stretchy, so I can freely move wherever I want without having to worry.
I have to say, though, that if you live in a hot climate, this one could get a bit too hot. The material is thick – even though it’s breathable, it’s likely to get too hot in there if you are training in a hot environment. For those, you should get yourself short-sleeve Rash Guards.
Now the price is high. To pay around 50 USD for a Rash Guard can hurt. Especially because you can get other Rash Guards for around 20 USD. It definitely worried me. And I thought I was maybe just paying for the brand.
But now, after having for some time, the price makes sense. It resists all the hard rolls, and it looks new even after being washed over 20 times.
It’s comfortable to wear during practice, it stays in place, wicks away my sweat, and protects me from rashes.
I’ll be able to wear this Rash Guard for a looong time. And let’s say I’ll wear this Rash Guard 200 times – this will be 25 cents per wear…
Alternatives To Hayabusa
If Hayabusa is out of your budget and you want a similar Rash Guard for less, then it’s worth checking out the RDX Rash Guards. They are almost half the price and do everything a Rash Guard should be. But of course, the quality and design are not as premium as with Hayabusa.
If you’re looking for flashy designs on a budget, I’d recommend checking out LAFROI Rash Guards. They have some amazing short-sleeve and long-sleeve designs. But the quality is not as high as with other Rash Guards.
To wrap up this Hayabusa Rash Guard Review, I have to say – I’m a fan.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can get expensive for us with all the gear, memberships, video instructionals, seminars, etc.
But after having bought some cheap Rash Guards that ripped too easily, I’m happy I invested in the Hayabusa Rash Guard. It’s gonna be cheaper in the long run.
So I believe it’s a smart investment.
But of course, if you wanna compare this one with other Rash Guards, we wrote a full Guide on the best BJJ Rash Guards on the market.