One of my training partners graciously gifted me her old Fenom Crystal Weave and I have been wearing it nearly every practice. Though I still love my Fuji All Around gi, I’ve become a big fan of Fenom.
I had always been a bit wary of gis that were marketed for women as they seemed to be the same as the mens gi, only pink. But when I put on the Fenom Crystal Weave, I felt a marked difference in fit and comfort. Plus, it helps that it’s in black, so I get to feel a little badass :)
Fenom Crystal Weave Gi Review
According to Fenom’s blog, the Crystal Weave is their most popular gi. And for good reason – it’s a lightweight gi that’s strong yet soft, keeping you comfortable and fast.
Durable and lightweight
I’ve rolled in gis made of a variety of weaves, but the Crystal Weave definitely has a unique softness that doesn’t compromise its durability. It’s gentle on the skin, which means you’ll never have to worry about gi burns but also infinitely durable, so you also don’t have to worry about it falling apart after just two training sessions. Case in point – I was given this gi after it had been used for 2 years; I’m now 3 months into using it twice a week and it has no hint of damage.
The slim tailoring of the shoulders and torso provides a wonderful fit without being bulky. The pants were definitely cut with the female form in mind, giving room for certain assets without adding length, allowing you full range of movement without worrying about tripping over your own pants (which I may or may not have done while wearing other gis…)
Mix and match
And probably the most unique about Fenom Kimonos is that you can shop gi tops and pants separately, so you can have the combination that’s right for you.
Here’s their size chart from the Crystal Weave:
- A0 4’10” – 5’1” 85-115 lbs
- A1 5’2” – 5’5” 115-130 lbs
- A1 Curvy 5’3” – 5’5” up to 155 lbs
- A1 Tall 5’6”- 5’9” 115-130 lbs
- A2 5’6” – 5’9” 130-165 lbs
- A2 Tall 5’9” – 5’11” 140-160 lbs
- A2 Curvy 5’6” – 5’9” up to 180 lbs
- A3 5’10” – 6’1” 165-190 lbs
- A4 5’6″ – 5’9″ 190-220 lbs
(For tips on getting a gi that fits, check out my post: Tips for buying a womens BJJ gi as a small player)
- Single Piece 550 grams Crystal Weave Top
- 100% Cotton Rip Stop Pants with Flat Drawstring
- Embroidered logos
So there you have it! I’ll try to do more product reviews like this in the future – if you have a certain product you’d like me to take a look at, feel free to leave a comment or drop me a line.