We recently got the opportunity to test out several products available from Schismatic Industries in order to provide a readers with an honest review of what they have to offer. Although the brand is still relatively new to the industry, they’ve already started to deliver some great designs to their customers. They specialize primarily in no gi equipment at the moment, although they do also offer gis and a few items of streetwear as well. The business is growing at a great pace and they even have a custom shop section available as well, for anyone who might want to get their own designs printed.
Schismatic Industries Review
Schismatic Industries is the brainchild of Sean and Mary McCleary, a husband and wife partnership who each have well over a decade of experience on the mats. They own and operate McCleary Jiu-Jitsu in St. Mary’s, Georgia together and both have spent plenty of time competing as well. Sean McCleary in particular might be familiar to grappling fans as a result of his appearances on major promotions like Fight 2 Win and Submission Underground in the past. Although the brand itself might be quite new, the people behind it are bringing a great background into the decision-making process.
Schismatic Industries has a great selection of rashguards and they regularly come out with new stock, including some really fun designs. They use the standard sizing system that most no gi companies use, with one small exception. The rashguards that they offer tend to run a little longer in the midsection which is actually quite a nice change. Not only does it prevent them from rolling up during training, but it’s also useful for anyone who might be carrying a little more weight than normal and doesn’t want to size up. Their rashguards have reinforced stitching at the seams as well and although we haven’t put them through their paces for months yet, they certainly seem more than durable enough. The artwork on offer is great too, with a wide range of different designs so that everyone should be able to find something they like the look of.
Shorts and Spats
Schismatic Industries also offers both shorts and spats, including a specific line of women’s options as well. One great selling point of the brand is that they actually have plenty of both men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes available, something that sadly a number of brands are lacking. The shorts include an elastic waistband and drawstring that really is ideal, and seems as though it should be durable enough to outlast a number of alternatives available on the market. Where Schismatic Industries really shines is in the spats that they have on offer though, because they offer a specific women’s cut that works perfectly for female grapplers to fit far better than men’s cuts do. We were lucky enough to get to test out both their shorts and spats, and our female reviewer was particularly enthusiastic about the comfort of the women’s cut.
For full disclosure, we weren’t able to get our hands on any of the streetwear on offer from Schismatic Industries, but the designs available are just as appealing as the rest of their products. A great unique selling point is the fact that they actually use U.S sourced leather in the hats that they offer, with them being made locally in Georgia. Not only is it a great opportunity for anyone in North America to support local businesses, but they’re undeniably appealing too.
Schismatic Industries might still be a relatively small business in the grand scheme of things, but they’re operating at a level way above that. We couldn’t find any flaws in the equipment they offer and everything is available at a decent price, including being marked down as product lines come to an end. If you’re interested in supporting American brands built from the ground up by people who love the sport then they really don’t come any better. They’ll definitely be one to keep an eye on in the future too, as they’re bound to keep growing at a great rate as long as they can maintain this kind of quality.