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Hayabusa Spats Review for BJJ

Hayabusa Spats Review

Hayabusa is know for making more premium apparel and gear for Brazilian jiu jitsu and martial arts. However, is the price of their spats really worth it?

Our opinion: Hayabusa spats are the gold standard for bjj spats. They are made from very durable material, fit great, and even have some nice additional features like reinforced waistband and silicone lined ankle openings. However, they do come at a higher price point.

Main Takeaway

+ Pros / – Cons
+Awesome fit
+Thicker, high quality material (84% polyester 16% spandex)
+Silicone waistband liner
+ Simple and slick design
+ Excellent compression
– More expensive

My personal experience: Hayabusa spats are probably some of the most expensive spats for bjj out there. However, if you want the best quality gear for your training, I strongly recommend giving them a shot. They felt like a mix of spandex and leather and were very comfortable and didn’t get in the way of training (which is how all bjj gear should be!).

Why You May Not Like Hayabusa Spats or Gear

Some of the main reasons why you might not want to buy a spats from XMartial are:

  • If you want spats with flashier designs
  • If you don’t want to pay a more premium price
  • If you want to buy a cheap pair (like those from Sanabul or Elite)

How Do They Compare with Other Spats and Compression Pants for BJJ?

Our Rating4.5/54.75/55/54/5
Standout QualityDesignsDurabilityFlatteringAffordable
Biggest ConDoesn’t offer many simple designsPricierNothing*Durability
Price Range$$$$$$$$
Our recommended spats for Brazilian jiu jitsu

I feel like Hayabusa spats are way ahead other more affordable spats like those from Sanabul, Elite, or Xmartial. However, they are pretty comparable to Fuji Baseline spats (which are a bit more affordable).

Vs Sanabul Spats

What does Sanabul have that Hayabusa does not?:

  • More affordable spats (…and that’s really it)

Overall Takeaway: You may want to go with Sanabul if you just want a simple and much more affordable pair of spats. However, Sanabul spats are really no comparison to those from Hayabusa. Sanabul are just overall less durable than those from Hayabusa. Plus Sanabul doesn’t offer any added features like reinforced stitching or a silicone waistband.

Vs Fuji Spats

What does Fuji have that Hayabusa does not?:

  • Drawstring waistband*
  • Fuji spats are slightly more affordable

Overall Takeaway: If I’m being honest Hayabusa spats are my favorite in terms of quality, fit, and durability. However, they come at a higher price when compared to Fuji. So if you want a more affordable pair of spats that are pretty comparable in terms of quality, I’d recommend going with Fuji Baseline spats.

Vs XMartial Spats

What Does XMartial have that Hayabsa does not?

  • more affordable
  • flashy designs

Overall Takeaway: If you prefer standout or bright designs (at a cheaper price) then you’ll probably prefer spats from XMartial. Again, they also slightly more affordable. However, I still believe Hayabusa are better in terms of quality and durability.

Is Hayabusa a Good Brand?

Yes, Hayabusa is a pretty good brand. It was founded in 2006 and makes some of the most high quality gear out there – from boxing gloves to jiu jitsu spats.

Over the last six years, I’ve tried out some of their gear including rash guard, spats, boxing gloves, and shin guards. I’ve never had a problem with their quality or durability. Plus their support is pretty responsive and is always helpful if I needed to return or replace something.

Hope this review has been insightful and see you in the next one – Zack