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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 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
    Amazing. Never going back.

    Posted by Jim Rodda on Jan 10th 2020

    This is hands down the most comfortable garment I own. I've got a linen suit that's less pleasant to wear than the Rift. It's like rolling in silk pajamas. I was a little concerned about damaging my partners with the plastic buckle on the Swiveloc belt, but nobody's complained after a couple of weeks of rolling. This gi dries with surprising speed and is almost ready to wear again right out of the washing machine. Couldn't be happier with my purchase.

  • 5
    Best Gi I have ever owned

    Posted by Levent Baykut on Jan 6th 2020

    I hardly ever write reviews on products I purchase but this one deserves an exception. I am 5' 9" and 185lb and the Medium Rift Gi fits me like a glove. I have the Discipline Gi from Origin as well but this one completely took it to the next level. Now I need to buy 4 more to make sure I have enough for the week. Cannot be more satisfied with the product and Origin's always excellent customer service. This is how you bring manufacturing back to America!

  • 5
    Unbelievably incredible Gi

    Posted by John Matthew Franzen on Jan 4th 2020

    Exceeded my expectations in quality! Hands down most comfortable light weight Gi on the market. Been eying origin for a while and love the fact they are made in the USA. Finally pulled the trigger on Black Friday and ordered one. This Gi will not disappoint. Pricey but in this world you pay for what you get!

  • 5
    Black Rift Gi

    Posted by Raymond Barr on Jan 3rd 2020

    I purchased a Rift Gi for both my wife and myself. To me it is the most comfortable grappling gi I've ever worn. My wife loves hers as well but does wish the pants came in a women's cut. I actually wear mine while I teach my kempo class, then take off my black belt, put on my blue belt and we start jiujitsu class. Whether you're kicking, punching, throwing or working ground techniques; if you want one gi to rule them all I highly recommend the Rift Gi. It is what the martial arts community never knew it was waiting for.

  • 5

    Posted by Sam Beatty on Jan 2nd 2020

    This is my second origin gi, I thought nothing could beat my Axiom, but my new rift is even lighter and softer. This is hands down the most comfortable gi Ive ever rolled in.

  • 5
    Rift Gi

    Posted by Bubba Lobato on Dec 23rd 2019

    I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to purchase another gi. Out of the box this felt ready for action. Not only did it fit and feel great it is aesthetically beautiful. Well done Orgin team, I have a new favorite gi!!!

  • 5
    Axiom Rift

    Posted by Matt G. on Dec 17th 2019

    Fits perfect I'm 5'6" 170lbs. I like my gi a little loose and sleeves a little past my wrist. I ordered a large. Fits like glove. Feels like silk almost. VERY SOFT! Worth every penny. Get a second job, sell your least favorite kid, do whatever you gotta do to get the dough. It's worth it.

  • 5
    Black Rift A2/medium

    Posted by John on Dec 10th 2019

    So far my favorite gi. Comfortable, light, strong and the sleeves are not too baggy. Thought hard about this purchase due to the price. But it's definitely a well made gi. I'll be looking at a comp atleta next.

  • 5
    2019 Rift gi

    Posted by Greg Brantner on Nov 28th 2019

    The first day I wore this gi to the gym, I had several training partners take notice. The quality is outstanding. It’s silky soft, yet super durable. It also dries exceptionally fast, taking it out of the washer it’s about 90% dry after the spin cycle. This gi gives you an extra level of comfort during training. I’ll be getting the white RIFT soon. To all those at ORIGIN, keep up the great work,, you all rock!