Sanabul releases drool-worthy Star Wars line of combat gear.
Star Wars is easily one of the most robust fandoms in the world and when a new Star Wars product launches it’s something to be celebrated. If you just so happen to be a combat sports fan who also loves Star Wars … well … you’re going to be in heaven as Sanabul a combat sports apparel, gear and equipment brand has just introduced a new Star Wars line of gloves, spats and rash guards.
The product line features four versions of gloves and spats combos perfect for striking, grappling or whatever workout you prefer.
The line has been seen on UFC fighters like former middleweight champion Michael Bisping, Sean O’Malley, Alan Jouban as well as on Bellator’s Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos and Jiu-Jitsu legend John Danaher.
How did the Star Wars branding come about?
FanSided spoke to Sanabul founder Imran Jawaid about the line and some of the products ahead.
“I’m a huge Star Wars fan,” Jawaid said when asked how the partnership came about. “In my perspective, there are only a few key brands that are as respected and recognizable as Star Wars. It was a tedious process, getting it all done but it was worth it.”
The sponsored athletes, who were named above weren’t in the loop when it came to the potential branding, because Jawaid was nervous it might not come through and he didn’t want to let anyone down. He says he feels invested in the athletes and they only chose ones they want to sponsor longterm.
“You see athlete’s changing sponsorships all the time,” he said. “It makes their endorsements seem inauthentic. I want the athletes we have to be part of the Sanabul family and really use and believe in the products as much as we do.”
The company has plans for more items in the future including lines made just for women, actual fitness equipment (sandbags, soft kettlebells, soft medicine balls, punching bags and battle ropes) and a Japanese-inspired collection coming in the Fall.