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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
    awesome fit, awesome feel

    Posted by Jeffrey Kelland on Feb 5th 2021

    Its rare when something exceeds expectations in this day and age. But the Rift gii does just that. Beyond comfortable and lightweight. A fricking dream to roll in. Looking forward to buying another one soon.

  • 5
    White Rift

    Posted by Isaac Haertel on Jan 31st 2021

    Ordered the White Rift more than a year ago and have only worn my other uniforms a few times since. Most comfortable gi I have ever owned, and after nearly twenty years of training in dozens of gis, I won't every buy another brand. I ordered the Black Rift a couple weeks ago and cant wait for it to get here. Origin, please keep putting out great products like this! When my White Rift wears out, I will be ordering another just like it.

  • 5
    2019 White Rift

    Posted by Rick Pierone on Jan 27th 2021

    My favorite gi. Light, very comfortable and tough. Doesn't shrink at all. Well worth the money to get a highest quality, American made product.

  • 5
    White rift gi

    Posted by Tom Joseph on Jan 25th 2021

    This is my favorite gi. It is lighter weight and thinner material than my other gis but seems just as strong. It is very comfortable. I also like the new belt feature.

  • 5

    Posted by Jamie Tierney on Jan 12th 2021

    Beautiful quality. I can not overstate how much better the fit of the pants are to a regular GI. No shrink. Make sure you order the size you need. The material is amazingly light and comfortable. I will buy another one the day they make one in blue. I was skeptical of the high price of the Rift for a long time. I took a chance and I am glad I did. American made and outstanding quality. Thanks

  • 5
    Rift gi

    Posted by Joe walker on Jan 8th 2021


  • 5
    Rift Gi

    Posted by Matt on Dec 25th 2020

    I own both the black and white Rift gis. There is no other gi that exists that compares to the Rift gi, yes, even against Origins other gis. All I need now is a blue Rift...

  • 5
    White rift

    Posted by Jp Donaldson on Dec 11th 2020

    I am a 51 year old female and decided to give jiu jitsu a chance. My husband mentioned Origin and I decided that was going to be my choice after talking with the customer service department. And reading the reviews. Once I received the GI I was blown away at how nice it is. Of course it was not a perfect fit but again their customer service department was on it and worked with me on sizing. They shipped me a few options and sizes to try. I found a perfect fit and it’s by far my favorite gi to roll in. In fact, I purchased another one in black. Great company and excellent product. Worth the wait!!

  • 5
    2019 White Rift

    Posted by Joe walker on Nov 18th 2020

    Best Gi I own! Need a BLUE RIFT!!!