Venum has really upped their Gi line this year. With gear like the Challenger 2.0, they've found that blend of looks, reliability, and affordability. The new Challenger features quality fabrics and graphics that won't break the bank.
The top is built from 410 GSM Pearl weave fabric, while the pants feature Venum's new hard-wearing twill cotton pants (which feel great, by the way). These new pants move and bend with your body, though not at the cost of comfort or overall construction quality.
There's certainly no shortage of reinforcement stitching, so you can be sure that your new Venum Gi will hold up to the stresses of Jiu Jitsu training no matter who you are. If it's good enough for Rodolfo and Leandro, it's good enough for us!
Available in men's and women's sizes, check the pics.
Yes, I had the same issue to the point that the pants are unusable. I emailed their customer service and received no response. Horrible customer service, especially when there are so many other brands out there. I will never purchase another venom product; what's the use if you can't even use it?
Yes same thing, pants are unusable. I'm probably just going to sell mine (for next to nothing, as no one will pay much for a random pair of pants) to someone at the gym maybe. The only person they seem to fit ok so far is a new petite Asian girl who I'm guessing would normally be about a size A1.
The top I'm probably just going to use with a pair of old white pants I have (top is navy blue), but in all I feel like I've wasted a fair bit of money.
@Nick - You are referring to Venum's customer service ignoring you, not BJJHQ's, correct?
Has anyone else had a problem with the sizing of the pants in the venum gi's?
I bought the absolute 2.0 a few weeks ago in an A3. I'm like an A2 in the body and an A3 in arm and leg length. After checking the sizing charts and all the measurements and comparing them to my other gi's the A3 seemed to measure up.
The top feels good, after a few washes depending on shrinkage the sleeves may creep up a little like others have on me, but it should be ok.
The pants are already a little short straight out of the bag (even though the sizing chart shows that they should be long enough easy) but the main thing is I can barely even fully squat down in them before they become tight. Even another guy at the gym who has all A2 gis and fits them all fine, can't squat down in them properly?