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A great gi, unfortunately with some manufacturing defects
on November 13, 2014
The Venum Absolute gi is excellent in terms of design and features. The pants are soft and comfortable, though a bit baggier than I prefer. The jacket is built like a tank with a really nice and thick lapel.... when it is free of manufacturing defects, that is.
I ordered 3 Venum Absolute gis (one black and two blue) and of them, only the black gi had a properly filled lapel. Both blue gis had only partially filled lapels and as a result were floppy and would be too easy to hold onto for training and competition.
A teammate of mine ordered a white Venum Absolute gi and his jacket has the same problem. I ended up returning both blue gis because of the defective lapel.