Any color and combination you can think of
Real 550 paracord
Huge selection of colors and combinations, great comfort and very good material
They are also belt ranked bracelets that are made of real 550 Paracord. Dojo Bands offers an unbelivable amount of combinations that you can choose from and some very cool features that make this band a much better option than the Shoyoroll that we reviewed in the past.
You can get these bands in FIVE different sizes and they have a great instruction guide on how to measure your wrist to find the perfect fit you.
The first thing I was curious about was why they call their material “real” 550 paracord, and I found a good explanation that sets these bands apart from the others:
[quote]Real 550 Paracord is the same material used by military organizations worldwide, including the US Military. Our Paracord is produced by a US-based first tier government contractor and our DojoBand bracelets are assembled in United States. Each strand is tested to hold 550 pounds of weight. In an emergency, you can unravel your DojoBand to reveal several feet of trusted 550 Paracord. Imitation material (sometimes called “paracord 550” for example) that you find in cheap bracelets is not the same material and has not been tested to hold any weight.[/quote]
Not that this is very big deal for me because I’m really not getting them thinking that I might have an emergency one day, but it’s good to know that you can get the “real” deal and not pay extra for it.
There is not a single detail I could find to point out something bad about this band! They are super well crafted and super resistant.
The velcro lock system is brilliant and super steady. If you remember, on the Shoyoroll band review, this was one of the weak points of that band because they use a knot system that comes loose.
The 550 paracord is a resistent material but at the same time is very comfortable. In order to make the pieces of the cord stick together, they use a material that reminds me of wax. It’s well done and you’ll not see or notice it. Also, the band is slim and you can forget that you are wearing it on your wrist because it doesn’t add much weight. Compared with the Shoyoroll this is a smaller band and a more comfortable one. It’s almost half the thickness of the Shoyoroll and you will notice that Dojo Bands have a higher quality of the cord.
The fit is perfect! There are several sizes that you can choose from. Just use measuring tape and measure the part of the wrist you want to wear the band, and match your size with the size chart that is available on their website. Also, the velcro lock system gives you around an inch of flexibility for a perfect fit since you can velcro it tighter or looser.
It is a much better system than the Shoyoroll bands that only have one size and the lock system is made out of an extra part of paracord that you make as a knot. The knot comes loose and you’ll find yourself tying it up all the time. Easy win for the Dojo Band velcro system!
You can choose from a huge selection of combinations of colors and patterns. All BJJ and JUDO belts are available and for BJJ you can get the black tip on your color belt. They really look cool! I wasn’t very sure about how well done the changing of pattern would look, but I was impressed when I saw it. You can hardly notice it’s a different cord.
A big deal, for me, with the Shoyoroll band is that it’s very thick. The Dojo Bands are not and they are very comfortable.
Last, but not least, THE most important part of it: When I got the Shoyoroll band my wife told me it was a cool, but it really didn’t point to a Belt rank bracelet. It could be a surfer band or anything you can imagine. I think it’s a cool band because the meaning of it is kinda hidden. However, this can be a deal breaker. That’s so NOT the case on the DOJO BANDS. They will look just like your belt and everybody will know what they represent.
Between the SHOYOROLL and the DOJO BANDS I have to choose the Dojo Bands. Their quality is great, the design is very good and they offer a huge amount of combinations of colors and belt designs. Also, Dojo Bands are $5 cheaper than the Shoyoroll and you can get right now. (Shoyoroll’s bands are not in available on their store for about 2 months)
Make sure you check their bands out DOJO BANDS website.