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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
    Best gi ever!

    Posted by Mark Shawhan on Oct 6th 2020

    Actually stays really dry-even when you're sweating buckets. Comes out of the washer spin cycle dry!

  • 5

    Posted by Mike on Sep 23rd 2020

    This Gi is ahead of it's time. It's crazy how comfortable and breathable this is.

  • 5
    Amazing quality and feel

    Posted by mauricio padilla on Sep 9th 2020

    Origin always puts out top quality.

  • 5
    Rift Black and Rift White 2019

    Posted by Andres Gutierrez on Sep 8th 2020

    Perfect fitting gi they are constantly improving. I bought a white 2019 gi and loved it but it had two faults mainly in sizing for me personally. Bought the black 2019 gi and all these fit issues were making it the perfect gi for me.

  • 5
    Best gi ever

    Posted by Raz on Aug 31st 2020

    This gi is so light and comfortable it feels like a high end house coat. Everybody at the gym was jealous. Seriously, this thing is top notch. Best money can buy.

  • 5
    Unbelievable Gi

    Posted by Barrett on Aug 30th 2020

    This gi feels simply incredible! Softest and most flexible I’ve ever worn. The only thing that would make it better was if the pants were made out of the same material.

  • 4
    Black Rift Gi

    Posted by Wesley Hudson on Aug 11th 2020

    As always Origin’s Gi’s are phenomenal. This is my 2nd Rift ... I decide to get a black one for my visits to my friends gyms where the floor sometimes leaves my white gi a little dingy. The GI is awesome in its build ... however ... sometime between the purchase of my first one and the purchase of this one the design of the pants was changed. To me it looks like a down grade. The belt loops are a 3rd of the width they were on my first gi and the extra stitching and padding at the knee is gone. I understand it makes the pants lighter ... holding them next to my first pair though ... I’m unable to tell the weight difference. I guess if I need to cut a gram or 2 for competition I’ll wear these pants. Hopefully the site will be updated so that everyone else can know in advance what pants you’ll receive with your purchase, and if you’re a repeat customer like me and believe you’re getting the same product ... you’ll know there have been changes. I still believe these are the best on market. I was just expecting my Ferrari to have leather seats .

  • 4
    Axiom Rift

    Posted by Matt G on Aug 5th 2020

    Had the gi for about 9 months now. Great gi. Wrote a review when I first got it. Loved the Gi, but the pilling is a bit out of control. If you don't depil the gi it's a bit like grandma's old afgan. I feel like I spend more time with my depiller than I spend wearing the gi. Wish there was a way to make it at least close to how it was when I first got it.

  • 5
    By far the best gi I have put on, fits the best and most comfortable! This will be go to gi when competing

    Posted by justin brennan on Jul 8th 2020

    Origin is by far the best gi company!