When you're training Jiu Jitsu or MMA you're going to need a rash guard to protect your skin from the mats. If you don't wear a rash guard when grappling on the mats your skin will get burnt and it's very unpleasant.
We've compiled a list of the top rash guards available and explain the features and benefits and the pros and cons of each rash guard. We'll help you find the right rash guard for you depending on your preferences and if you're competing in tournaments. Then you'll want an IBJJF approved rash guard.
Gold BJJ Rash Guard
Anthem Athletics HELO-X Rash Guard
Hawk Sports Rash Guard
Elite Sports Rash Guard
Hayabusa Metaru Rash Guard
These rash guards are made with high performance, anti-microbial fabric with fully sublimated graphics for durability. They have ventilated mesh underarms to increase airflow for maximum comfort.
This rash guard is lightweight and made with moisture-wicking compression fabric with flatlock stitching and sublimated graphics for durability. It has breathable mesh underarms and long cut midriff for comfort.
The HELO-X Rash Guard is made up of ultra light, moisture-wicking compression fabric with fuly sublimated graphics for durability.
It has multiple stretch panels with flatlock stretching for comfort and security. Some styles meet IBJJF regulations for competition.
Made with breathable, fast drying, antimicrobial treated compression fabric for durability. The micro-mesh panels allow airflow for comfort.
It has reinforced seams with overlock stitching for security and LYCRA stretch panels for 360 degree mobility.
Made with a polyester-spandex blend compression fabric with antimicrobial and anti-fungal treatments and fully sublimated graphics for durability.
It's non-chafing with a 4-way stretch panel for comfort. It has an anti-slip waistband with flatlock stitching for security. The honeycomb mesh underarm allows for airflow to increase performance.
This rash guard is made of a polyester-elastane blend compression fabric with fully sublimated graphics. It also has a silicon hem, anti-slip inner waistband. It offers muscle support and full range of motion.
What to Look for in Rash Guards
Rash guards should be made of compression fabrics. Look for antimicrobial treatment to prevent odors. You also want to make sure they sublimate the graphics.
If you compete in no-gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments then you'll want to wear a rash guard that has already been approved by the IBJJF. The color depends on your rank. The shirt must be black, white, or black and white and with at least 10% of the rank color belt of the athlete. Shirts that are 100% the color of your rank are also permitted.
Short or Long Sleeve
You can wear short or long sleeve shirts in no-gi competitions. It's just a matter of personal preference. Some people like the feeling of having long sleeves and vice versa. Keep in mind that if you have long sleeves it's easier for your opponent to get a grip on you.