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The Future of Jiu-Jitsu

ORIGIN RIFT BJJ GI - Made in America

We asked ourselves, what would we build if we started from scratch. If we stripped away cost, not having the right technology or machinery. If we said the only hurdle was our minds, what would we design for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu.

10,000 hours of gi manufacturing knowledge in one room, and a blank slate. We approached the equation with open minds. How does the body move on the ground? How does the body move when wrapped in the fabric? How does the fabric move against the vinyl mat? How do these three things work together? More importantly,  how do they work AGAINST one another? Where does it bind and how can we free your body from friction?

What fiber works best? How should it be woven? And most importantly, how should we map it, not just to the human form… how should it map to your body DURING DYNAMIC MOTION?

It started with the idea that to wrap a piece of paper around a sphere and get it smooth would be impossible. But taking that same paper and cutting strips will allow you to spiral the paper around the sphere, becoming smooth and streamlined. This concept led us in the direction of a multi panel, body mapping system called the ORIGIN™ Spiral Wrap Cut©. Which utilizes seven panels of fabric, starting from the spine, the panels spiral symmetrically around your body.

We also asked, how should it stretch, or should it stretch? If the fiber was right, if the yarn was right, if the textile was woven right, why would we need extra reinforcement panels? Can we make it stronger and lighter, stripped down, lightweight like a performance car?

The answer to all these questions took 12 months, undocumented hours of research and development, and 100,000 dollars in custom machinery. We didn’t know the answer until we could test the equation in physical form. The answer was… YES!

We developed a proprietary, pre-shrunk PolySynth© yarn, engineered to be 10x stronger than our existing yarn, and 100x stronger than the industry standard. When twisted, the hexagonal structure of the staple fibers interlock with one another, allowing moisture to pass between the weave, but not get absorbed into the yarn itself. This would be the foundation for DragonWeave© GEN 3.

When the first fabric came off the loom, it was almost too good to be true. We abused it, washed it, dried it, and like Damascus steel, the fabric got better with time. We could say it was engineered, but that’s too technical, we could say it was forged, but that’s too literal. It’s the union of ideas, technology, engineering, bio-mechanics, and inspired by the art of Jiu-Jitsu itself. Simply put, the RIFT was SYNTHESIZED.

The culmination of 5 years of learning, weaving, manufacturing, bleeding, and training birthed not just a textile, but a product that should never exist. And the only reason it was created was because we decide to build a factory in the woods of Maine 5 years ago. The RIFT was born because it had to be.

All seams are locked together in such symmetry and flow, that the seams themselves terminate to a singular point. Watching the RIFT come together is like watching a Russian ballet. It’s so perfect that after the final stitch has been complete, not a single thread is left to trim.

The Difference is Our Proprietary Technologies


Performance Yarn 100x Stronger
GEN 3 Performance Textile
Dynamic Motion Body Mapping Cut


High Tensile Strength PolyCore
Always Airy / Dry As You Train
Performance Pants Blend
Belt Closure System


The Rift Gi isn't just different, our sizing for this Gi has also changed.
The Rift will fit different from Origin Gis of the past.

We've based our patterns off of standard American sizing and because these Gis are an out of the box fit, there will be no shrinking of the product.

Therefore, it is important to order your Rift Gi based off of your standard T-Shirt or Jacket size.
These sizing guidelines should be used as a guide only, not an end-all.

For more information on sizing, please watch our sizing video.

Under 130 lbs - X-SMALL
5'4" - 5'7", 135-155 - SMALL
5'7" - 5'11", 160-185 - MEDIUM
5'7"- 6'0", 190 - 220 - LARGE
5'9 - 6'3", 225 - 240 - X-LARGE
5'9" - 6'4", 245 - 280 - 2X-LARGE
5'9" - 6'5", 285 - 315 - 3X-LARGE

NOTES: If you are under 5'10" and fit into the XL, 2XL or 3XL, please call the factory or send us a message and reference your order number to have your sleeves hemmed 2" per sleeve.

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  • 5
    2019 Rift Black

    Posted by Evan on Sep 17th 2021

    Fit- 5'11 240lbs muscular frame, the XL jacket fits perfectly. Zero complaints. I prefer a shorter pant inseam so I had to exchange the pants - Origin responded quickly and without issue. New pants came in the next week. Quality- I love the feel of the material. Very lightweight, but not cheap. It feels great and almost "smooth" as class goes on (due to the wicking of moisture I assume). A few complaints about how hard it is to secure grips on this from my partners (not a bad thing). Look- I personally love the look and have zero complaints. Some have complained about the double seam in the back being annoying: however, I honestly can't feel a thing. Looks sexy.

  • 5
    Best Gi ever

    Posted by Seb on Jul 23rd 2021

    I'm 5'5, 173 pounds, I bought the medium size and I thought It would be too big but I was wrong, this size/Gi fits perfect on me! It's light weight and im able to move in it so well. Out of all the gi's ive bought this one reigns supreme.

  • 5

    Posted by Dennis Iler on Apr 15th 2021

    I got this Gi in last week and put it to the test this week. I was a little nervous because I never spent this much money on a GI and every Gi I have fits tight. I went with the correct sizing on the site and yes its fits bigger than any of my Gi's but it fits perfectly and correctly per the sizing video that Pete made. I started to roll in the gi and again I'm still nervous because I think someone is just going to have their way with me because of the looser fit than my other Gi's whose name I shall not mention. But Holy America this RIFT Gi made it so easy to move in I felt in control the whole time! I rolled with another guy who was wearing an Origin Gi and I'm 100% sure when our Gis touched Pete and Jocko slammed and Jocko Fuel and yelled GET AFTER IT. HANDS DOWN BEST GI

  • 5
    Great and Worth It IMO

    Posted by John Crawford on Apr 14th 2021

    As a broad shouldered man I struggle to find a Gi that fits right. The Rift and it’s spiral wrap design and easy to understand sizing fits like a glove. It’s so light. After two hours of rolling it is still as light as when dry. It was hard to convince the wife to OK the purchase, but stimulus $$$ is Gi $$$.

  • 5
    Black Rift for Heavy Guys

    Posted by Issac Dantin on Apr 12th 2021

    After watching several Origin videos the last couple weeks, each time growing more in love with the patriotism and American grit of this story, I struggled to find information for us pleasantly plump guys. So hopefully this helps you... I'm 5'11, 300 lbs and built like a drum. I contacted Kayla in customer service and gave her my measurements as suggested on the sizing chart. She responded with an A6 Drift Gi and 42w 28L pants. Well, they were delivered today and I couldn't get them on quick enough to see if I finally found that perfect fit. I was not disappointed at all!!! The pants are perfect! They actually have a little freedom in them in case I want to eat a few extra pounds of crawfish this weekend! The Gi itself wrapped its way around me and for the first time ever, it actually closed in the front the way a Gi should close! The sleeves fit the girth of my arms perfectly. If it was slightly loose or tight, I would tell you... it's absolutely perfect!!! It may be an inch too long, but that's it. It's the very first Gi that actually fits "me"! So to all the big ones out there like me... contact customer service and you won't be disappointed. I have 6 Gi's that I rotate and I already know, they will be on the rack at the gym collecting dust. Time to order a white one now! Thanks Origin for the ingenuity, the quality and for bringing a slice of America back to us!!!

  • 5
    Black Rift Gi

    Posted by Jesse Graham on Jan 29th 2021

    Ok, this is hands down the best gi I have ever used. The jacket material is unlike any other I have encountered. Whilst comfort is hardly a primary consideration in a grappling sport...it's still nice to have. More importantly, it is very well suited for the hot Australian climate, both breathing well during rolls and drying fast once washed. Yes, this is very expensive, but it is without reservation the *best*.

  • 5
    New favorite gi

    Posted by Clint on Jan 21st 2021

    This gi fits and feels so much better than any other gi I own. Customer service was excellent as well. Pro pants were bigger than I expected, so I made an exchange and had my new pants within a week. I plan on buying the rift in white next.

  • 5
    Rift Gi

    Posted by Jason on Jan 7th 2021

    Amazing fit and comfort. A bit surprised by the added psychological effects on opponents the first few seconds when they grab on and realize the inferior quality of their own.

  • 5
    2019 BLACK RIFT

    Posted by CASEY on Jan 7th 2021

    The Gi top is the best I've ever seen. I wish the pants matched the same fabric. That's the only thing I would change. It's the best Gi I own now.