The Century 96 Especial Jiu-Jitsu Gi ultimately provides an excellent option for a less bulky but yet cooler Gi. This 96 Especial Jiu-Jitsu Gi Jacket includes a 440-gram lightweight Pearl Weave with an with an EVA foam collar for lasting durability and strength. This Pearl Weave fabric is a type of single weave material that is available in a variety of weight classes. This Pearl Weave technique produces a raised texture resembling tiny woven pearls, making grips harder to maintain for your opponents.
The 96 Especial Jiu-Jitsu Gi has 12 oz Drill Cloth Pants are made from brushed cotton for comfort, with reinforced knees and triple-stitched seams for durability. 96 Especial Jiu-Jitsu Gi Pants feature a Foam Core drawstring coupled with a six loop waist closure system that helps keep the strings firmly tied and in place during your training.
“Century is proud to introduce the ’96 Especial Jiu-jitsu gi, created as a tribute to BJJ legend Ricardo Liborio’s championship performance at the inaugural IBJJF World Championships in 1996.”
“Master Liborio was also distinguished by winning the award for the most technical black belt at the same tournament. After careful development in partnership with Master Liborio, Century created a Gi fit for a champion; designed by a legend.”
Century has a great return Policies and an excellent product warranty. I would highly recommend looking over these and filling in the boxes if you do purchase this product so that you can get the most out of your money. The links are found below. You can also find the shipping info here as well.
Washing / Drying Your Century 96 Especial Jiu-Jitsu Gi
Always wash your Century 96 Especial Jiu-Jitsu Gi at 30-40 degrees centigrade. Washing at a higher temperature can not only cause excessive shrinking but can also wrap the collar of the jacket. Washing and drying at high temperatures can cause the collar to warp out of shape.
Always wash your Century 96 Especial Jiu-Jitsu Gi inside out, this prevents other clothes or indeed the Gi itself from rubbing the fabric. Particularly in colored Gi’s this will help to keep the Gi’s correct color for longer.
DRYING – Under no circumstance should you place your Century 96 Especial Jiu-Jitsu Gi in a tumble dryer, this will cause high levels of shrinkage and will stress all areas of the Gi causing it to lose shape (see above section on washing at high temperatures)
Always allow your Century 96 Especial Jiu-Jitsu Gi to dry naturally do not let it dry at any high temperatures, i.e., radiators, towel rails. A method We recommend is to place the Gi’s on a clothes hanger and position it about 1 meter from a radiator. This Method allows the warm air to circulate and dry the Gi, without the excessive temperature.
If you have the option, outdoor dry is preferable to an indoor dry. This method is faster in the summertime, and the sun will likely contribute to killing bacteria/germs on the Gi. For more info “sun’s effect on bacteria.“
– If you are one of the people who likes to iron their Gi’s, please iron inside and not over any of the patches. Even though the patches on the Century 96 Especial Jiu-Jitsu Gi are woven in, they can sometimes stick to the bottom of the iron.
– By nature, all BJJ Gi’s will shrink slightly (no matter what some brands might say!). Cotton is a material that will absorb water heavily when washed. When the Gi is thoroughly dried, the material will shrink back and condense down to its tightest form.
If the Gi is dried quickly at a high temperature, the water evaporates from the material quicker, and the cotton condenses or shrinks more. That is why when washing and drying you should do so at the lowest temperature possible.