Sprawl just sent us over their special Fusion II 10th anniversary edition shorts that have just been released last week. We have reviewed numerous Sprawl products, from their repeller and grappling tops, to the Fusion-S, Fusion-II, and their MMA hoodie. All of these products have each been thoroughly dissected and rated very high, but do these shorts showcase the next evolution of Sprawl fight technology and innovation or are these shorts just a cosmetic tune-up? Well, you’re about to find out! As always we’re going to take you in depth into the brand new Sprawl 10th anniversary shorts. Plus, at the end of the article we’re giving you an update on the original Fusion-S shorts we reviewed a year and half ago. Read more below…
These special edition shorts come in the original Sprawl black and gold color scheme that showcases an unique asymmetrical single leg gold stripe along the left leg. The color scheme is both basic yet very bold while still conveying the trademark sprawl uniqueness and toughness. This pair of shorts is a throwback to the all one piece construction of the earlier shorts which departs from the multiple layers of the Fusion-S shorts and the multiple seamed Fusion II shorts. The Fusion II Special Edition shorts are essentially just two pieces of fabric which allows for less propensity to rip and a seamless streamlined look. The trademark ‘Sprawl’ logo is moved to the rear of the left leg behind the gold, while the right leg stays in the trademark classic position. The rear of the shorts have a special ’10 year anniversary’ logo that is positioned directly in the center of the waistband.
Features and Fit
The best way to describe these shorts is that they are a perfect hybrid of the best features of the Fusion-S and the Fusion II shorts. From the Fusion-S shorts there is: open leg format for full mobility and limitless movement, and seamless smooth construction. From the Fusion II shorts: there is the wide waistband, fitted cut, but removes the ringed leg holes and outlining tubular seams. The result is a sprawls best fitting and innovative short yet, which allows its users all of the benefits of it’s predecessors which a limited edition look.
As with all their previously reviewed shorts, Sprawl has fabric which is blood, sweat and fungal repellant, as well as guaranteed for the life of the shorts. The fact that these shorts are fungal resistant in addition to repelling bodily fluids is paramount to assisting in protecting the health of any athlete by reducing the risk of staph, ringworm and other transmitted health infections.
At a price of $61.99, directly from Sprawl, the shorts are inline with the athletic/MMA/board short price range. The technology and features that these shorts offer is beyond what is found in other many other shorts, making them a valuable purchase. The shorts offer superior value for their price range and give the users a dependable short that is guaranteed not to fail on the mat or anywhere. The price of these shorts is inline with the standard for the athletic and MMA shorts except these are guaranteed for life, and have superior technology for movement and safety.
There were no real structural negatives or issues present. The only issue that can be said is that the fit of the shorts is notably more of a tapered cut than that of the Fusion-S shorts which may require ordering of one size up if a user is accustomed to the feel of the baggier fit of the Fusion-S shorts.
These a great pair of shorts with exceptional dynamics with regard to athletic performance. The shorts offer superior technology that help contribute to maintaining and improving combat sports/athletic performance. Sprawl is continuously improving and evolving their features for the better improvement of athletic fashion and performance.
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Update on the Original Fusion-S
This is a current picture of a year and half old pair of the original Fusion-S shorts from our review. There is no staining, discoloring, fading, tears, or real signs of excessive wear and tear. Check out what over 500 days of abuse looks on some Fusion-S shorts.
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