Contrary to popular belief, rash guards actually do help cool you off in hot environments. The sweat -- I assume you are sweating...this is Jiu Jitsu -- is wicked away from your skin making the rashguard wet, cooling you off with any slight breeze. This rashguard is no exception, it will keep you cool in more than one way (get it? It's cool because it's Street Fighter and it will lower your body temperature...)Unwrapping this beauty was like nostalgically ripping open presents on Christmas morning when I was six years old. I had seen the design on the website, but it didn't prepare me for the awesomeness that is this rash guard. Everything about it screams quality and design. The fabric is so soft, it makes me want to wear it to bed. (And that's saying something, considering that my Ninja Turtle pajamas are the best!) The colors are bright and vivid (this is remarkable considering I am color blind, literally. I'm also tone-deaf and have two left feet, but that's because I'm white) and the artwork is amazing, even if you don't know what Street Fighter or a Hadouken is. I would go into detail on the graphics, but my words won't do it justice... just take a look at the pictures.
The fabric is lightweight, soft, and the graphics are sublimated so they are part of the rashguard rather than the kind of graphics that peel off after wearing it a few times. It's even tagless, eliminating that annoying, itching tag that is the bane of your existence. There's a rubberized gasket-like thing along the bottom which keeps the rashguard from riding up and revealing your prized tramp-stamp. Do not dry this rashguard. I did and it warped the rubber into a strange mess. Just wash as normal and hang dry. The sleeves are a bit on the long side, but I have stumpy hobbit arms, so your mileage may vary. The stitching is so strong that it seems like it could withstand the abuse of a thousand raging alpaca's, so use this rashguard to your heart's content.
Have you ever worn a rashguard that feels like it's trying to choke you, like the neck hole is some kind of sneaky bastard trying to get you to tap out? Yeah, this rashguard doesn't do that. I mean, unless you have a neck the size of a redwood tree stump. In that case you're on your own, homie.
All-in-all, this is a great rashguard and has quickly moved up into my regular rotation. It's comfy, light, looks great, and you WILL receive comments on it. Go check it out at Combat Skin's website.