Venum Contender 2.0 Gi Review

Venum Contender 2.0 Gi Review

Venum is no stranger when it comes to martial arts gear. They have been one of the leading manufacturers and top MMA companies out there for some time. And for good reason! Venum has time and again proven why they are one of the leaders in the industry. From top of the line boxing gloves, robust mouth guards, to quality MMA and BJJ fighting gear, they are known to produce great quality products. So, when they design a Gi, we should expect no less! In this article, Venum Contender 2.0 Gi Review, we take a look at one of Venum’s best BJJ Gi’s on the market.

Technical Features

  • Pearl Weave Jacket 100% Cotton 
  • Collar EVA Foam
  • 230 GSM 100% Cotton Pants 
  • Top Moisture Management System
  • Fast Clamping Rope System
  • Pre-Shrunk Gi

Material Features

The Venum Contender 2.0 Gi is made up of a pearl weave lightweight, cotton fabric. The pants are made of 230 GSM 100% cotton fabric. This kimono set is super light weight making it an excellent uniform to train with especially in the hot summer months!

The Venum Contender 2.0 is the second iteration of the Venum BJJ Contender Gi series. This iteration is much more durable than its predecessor. It has a cleaner cut look and is much more comfortable!

Venum’s Gi features a very well-designed collar material. It’s made of an EVA foam, a soft and durable ethylene and vinyl acetate polymer to allow for an improved comfort and grip!

The Gi features a preshrunk fabric to better fit the body’s contortion. However, it still does shrink so keep that in mind when purchasing.

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Venum Contender 2.0 BJJ Gi - Navy Blue
  • Pearl weave cotton jacket
  • Jacket 350 gsm with rounded, reinforced slots
  • EVA foam soft collar
  • Pants 230 gsm 100% cotton with reinforced stitching inside leg and around ankle circumfrence
  • Does not include belt

Design Features

The Contender 2.0 design has a clean aesthetic look to it. It features the Venum logo on the left side of the Gi and has the signature snake logo on the upper back. The design is simple and clean cut. If you like Gi’s with lots of patches, symbols, and insignias like you are about to go on a NASCAR race, this might not be the gi for you!

The Gi itself has a great comfortable fit. Unlike other Gi’s that feel like cardboard sometimes, this one has great flexibility and durability!

Venum Contender 2.0 Gi has a clean tapered look, so it fits the body nicely. One downside though is that it can run a bit small. If you have big shoulders and a big chest, it can run a little tight. Also, the arms can run on the longer side so sizing can get tricky if you’re short and stocky.

Contender 2.0 is featured in white, blue, black, navy, and gray.

CONCLUSION

Venum Contender 2.0 Gi is an excellent Gi. It has a great set of features, making it an ideal Gi to train with!

PROS

  • Extremely Lightweight - easy to move around with
  • Soft and thin fabric - great breathability and fast drying
  • Excellent durability and comfort
  • Simple, clean, and aesthetic look and feel
  • Great for training in the summer months

CONS

  • Preshrunk Fabric - does run a bit on the smaller side
  • Fabric shrinks after the first wash
  • A little tight on the shoulder and chest areas
  • Arm sleeves run a little long

Probably the biggest concern would be the sizing. If you are slender and lanky, you shouldn’t have a problem. But if you have broader shoulders, you might run into some sizing issues. Luckily, they do have altered sizing. They have the traditional A1 and A2 sizing but also features an A1.5 in between sizes so you do have flexibility on that front. They do run a bit smaller, so you might have to pick the bigger size!

Other than that, Venum Contender 2.0 is awesome. It has all the features you would need in a gi – simple, clean, sleek, and comfortable. And it’s all under $100! There are only a few choices for great quality BJJ Gis for under $100, and this is certainly one of them!

Overall, the Contender 2.0 is an excellent choice. It’s both light and durable, providing you with the quality and comfort you need in those grueling rolling sessions on the mats!

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Venum Contender 2.0 BJJ Gi - Navy Blue
  • Pearl weave cotton jacket
  • Jacket 350 gsm with rounded, reinforced slots
  • EVA foam soft collar
  • Pants 230 gsm 100% cotton with reinforced stitching inside leg and around ankle circumfrence
  • Does not include belt