Okay, I have to admit, this is just a review based on other people's experiences wearing Fenom's belt. However, I did have experience with the belt from the other side. Christy, my instructor/main training partner, recently got a belt from Fenom. I adore their gis, and was so effusive about it that Christy decided she needed one. She hasn't gotten the gi yet, but did get the belt. The purple is a beautiful deep amethyst color, but it was so thick that the knot made rolling awkward and uncomfortable. She was concerned about it, and I have to say that the knot was definitely noticable when it got between us. Since she had other belts to use, she figured she would pass the Fenom on to someone who could. The problem is, there aren't any other female purple belts around. So she decided to promote one of the gym members.