The Best Gi Brands For BJJ

These are the BJJ Gi brands that Camp Combat is giving you the green light on. I’ve got a crew of more than 100 training buddies at my gym, and I’ve tested these with them, week in and week out.

We compare our Jiu-Jitsu gear, see how it travels, and if something is worth buying.

This is not a randomly selected list of the best BJJ Gi’s. These choices aren’t just picked out of a hat like the ones you find online where the author had no clue what he was recommending.

This is opinions from people within the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community itself.

We are going to look at a few different types, and I might add to this list later if there is any brands worth mentioning.

I’ve done all the hard work so you know which BJJ brands and Gi’s are worth considering.

If you are also after some MMA gloves, check these out.

We have BJJ Gi’s that don’t cost too much (budget-friendly) to the ones in the middle of the pack, and even the really fancy BJJ Gi brands that are at the top of the price range.

IBJJF 2024: Gi rule changes

If you are going to compete in the IBJJF 2024, you will need to tread carefully, as the requirements for approved BJJ Gi’s have changed for the 2024 season.

Check out the table of contents below to move to the section most relevant to you.

Premium BJJ Gi Brands

You by no means need to spend this much, but I only buy Gi’s from a premium BJJ Gi brand, and I think that decision has paid off for me. I have only had to replace one Gi in 5 years of training.

This is needed in my opinion, especially if you are committed to Jiu-Jitsu and know you will keep training.

I rarely replace a Gi, but as you move down this list, you undoubtedly will have to replace your Gi more frequently.

It is definitely worth the investment to buy a premium Jiu-Jitsu Gi.

We are starting with the best high-quality durable Gi’s you can find right now, these are the standouts at time of writing.

1. Origin

Origin Maine is all about hooking you up with top-notch clothes and gear for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

When you check out Origin Maine, you’re diving into a world of seriously awesome BJJ stuff that’s made to last and looks great.

They’ve put a ton of effort into making these products super functional, tough, and stylish all at once. So, whether you’re smashing it on the mat or just want to look sharp, they’ve got you covered.

Best Gi: Nano Pearl Path Gi

I couldn’t help but roll my eyes when someone brought this to training at first. There was so much buzz about it online. But you know what?

It’s got to be one of the top Gi’s you can get your hands on right now, if not the absolute best.

This one costs a pretty penny, but it’s awesome for BJJ. It’s like wearing a cloud. Super comfy, fits great, and can handle a lot with the 440 GSM fabric.

The durability of this Gi is incredible, I chuck it in the dryer all the time, which you shouldn’t do and it’s help up fine. Plus, it’s got that cool style factor I love.

The Pro-BJJ Gi pants are next level! The Origin Gi might dig into your piggy bank a bit, but trust me, you’ll feel like a superstar in them. Once you’ve tried an Origin Gi, going back to other brands might feel like wearing old socks.

2. Hyperfly

Hyperfly is the ultimate destination for anyone who’s into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other combat sports.

This website is your one-stop-shop for getting your hands on some seriously awesome gear and clothes that have a good style.

It’s like a playground for BJJ enthusiasts. They’ve got everything from slick BJJ gis to cool shorts and rashguards that are made to handle all your moves on the mat.

Best Gi: The JudoFly

The JudoFly Series Gi’s are known for having a great fit, this one will give you more room to maneuver during training. And because of the heavy weave, you won’t have to worry about it shrinking much.

This Gi is made for Judo so it’s quite thick. It is heavy and warm which will be perfect for winter, but probably not the most ideal Gi for the summer months.

For summer, ideally, you will want a lightweight Gi.

If you’re on the smaller side of a size, I recommend sizing down a bit for the perfect fit.

It’s made with a 750 GSM Pearl Weave fabric, so you know it’s durable and will stand up to the toughest rolls and training sessions.

3. Hayabusa

This website is your go-to destination for snagging some seriously high-quality gear and apparel that’s designed to up your fight game.

They’ve got everything from killer fight shorts to top-notch gloves and all the gear you need to conquer your training sessions.

But it’s not just a shopping spot. Hayabusa Fight is also a place where fighters unite. You’ll find cool blog posts, training tips, and stories from fellow martial artists.

Best Gi: Goorudo 3 Jiu Jitsu Gi

The Gold Weave by Hayabusa makes this Gi insanely comfy and tough as nails. It’s well built, with extra reinforcement where it matters.

Some of my teammates have been giving it a workout and it’s holding strong so far.

This Gi is heavyweight for maximum comfort and durability. The jacket’s 550gsm weave and the twill cotton pants at 12oz speak volumes about the quality here. Material and craftsmanship? This gi is right up there.

4. Fugi

Let’s highlight some unique aspects of Fuji Sports that set them apart from the other brands.

They’ve got gear not just for BJJ and combat sports, but also for judo, wrestling, and more.

They’re all about mixing the old with the new. They’ve got a cool vibe that respects the history of martial arts while also being super innovative.

Fuji Sports offers top-quality gear that won’t drain your bank account. It’s like the best of both worlds, awesome stuff that has an affordable range of products.

Best Gi: Suparaito BJJ GI

Alright, let’s break down the Fuji Gi, folks. This bad boy clocks in at around 1.4 kg in size A2. It is designed with competitors in mind being lightweight, and it’s got that clean look with minimal branding.

This lightweight Gi is your new best friend. The Fuji Gi is much better on a hot day, perfect for those sweaty summer sessions. Unlike its Origin and Hyperfly buddies, this one won’t be a sweat sponge. It’s all about staying cool when the heat’s cranked up.

This Gi won’t play the shrinking game like the 100% cotton ones. The mix of polyester, holds its shape better.

Now, let me give you some context, i’m about 5 foot 9, have a 34-inch waist, and have shoulders that could stop traffic. The A2 size was a solid fit for me, but the A2H? Bit too roomy for my liking.

Mid-Range BJJ Gi Brands

These BJJ Gi brands are another good choice for grapplers. If you are on a bit of a budget but not so strapped for cash that you will have to get the bottom of the barrel, these are the best I have found at this price range.

For a full review of these brands, check out my post on the best budget BJJ gi’s.

5. Gold

This website is where you score seriously awesome gear and apparel that’s tailor-made for BJJ enthusiasts like us.

While most of the other brands cover a range of sports and martial arts, Gold BJJ is all about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

What sets Gold BJJ apart is their attention to detail. They’re all about quality and style, making sure their gear not only performs but also looks great.

It’s like they’ve taken the love for BJJ and translated it into every stitch and design.

Best Gi: Foundation BJJ Gi

The gold foundation Gi is made from a breathable material and is fairly lightweight which feels very easy on the shoulders. It’s very comfortable for a GI at this price range.

The design is minimal, as well as having a wide option in regards to sizing options. If you have trouble with BJJ Gi’s fitting due to your body type, this option might be perfect for you.

They are reasonably priced, what you pay for and what you get match up well, and it won’t break the bank.

This Gi’s the real deal for those who want top-notch quality without splurging all their cash.

6. Sanabul

Affordability is their middle name.

While most other BJJ Gi brands here offer premium gear, Sanabul Sports focuses on making quality sports equipment and clothing accessible to everyone, no matter their budget.

Whether you’re a budget-conscious athlete or someone who’s all about accessible quality, Sanabul Sports is a decent choice.

Best Gi: Highlights Pro BJJ Gi

If durability is your jam, you’re in for a treat.

I have a stocky build and some Gi’s tend to be really tight around the shoulder area, but this one fits me perfectly around the upper region.

It has good contrasting stitches, and tough-as-nails reinforced seams, this Gi’s got good lasting power. The material’s like a time-traveler, it holds up against wear and tear as an everyday user.

This is an all-around fantastic BJJ Gi, it has a Swiss Army knife of qualities. The Sanabul pro-Gi deserves a spot in your collection.

Budget BJJ Gi Brands

If you are just getting into BJJ, you probably don’t want to go all out and buy an expensive Gi. You aren’t sure if you will stick to the sport or not, and as you can see, a BJJ Gi can get quite costly.

These brands will be light on your wallet whilst also giving you a decent amount of use. If you want my full review of these budget BJJ Gi brands check that out as well.

7. Elite Sports

Elite Sports is a good destination for athletes who want budget-friendly options.

While the other websites offer their own value propositions, Elite Sports takes it up a notch by delivering relatively quality gear for a cheap price.

Their commitment to affordability.

They’re all about delivering gear that’s accessible to athletes of all levels.

Best Gi: BJJ Gi for Men

If you are searching for a decent budget BJJ Gi brand that blends comfort, durability, and style, the Elite sports BJJ Gi is a decent option.

This Gi is machine washable and shrinkage-free which is a good bonus. I like throwing stuff in the dryer, and if you like doing the same, keep this one in mind.

A mate I train with has had this for a year and he hasn’t had many complaints. It seems to have held up well with no tears or rips on the fabric.

it’s 48% cotton and 52% polyester and has sweat-wicking fabric that keeps you fresh. If you sweat like a machine this is worth a look.

8. Hawk Sports

Your budget friendly haven for athletes who want good gear without emptying their pockets.

Hawk Sports has made it their mission to provide athletes with gear that doesn’t break the bank.

Best Gi: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi

This one is incredibly light, coming across Gi’s this thin in the hotter months is a godsend.

It’s triple-stitched all the way around, arms are well-seamed as well. The texture is quite smooth, and has a very nice feel to it.

9. Sanabul Essential BJJ Gi for Men

Sanabul is trusted by BJJ enthusiasts and has a good reputation as far as a Jiu-Jitsu Gi goes.

It was tested by top dogs like UFC superstar Gilbert Burns and the legendary BJJ coach John Danaher. When it comes to durability, they have given it the seal of approval.

It’s also 100% cotton so you will get more wear out of it that the elite sports Gi. Their customer service is also fantastic. It makes the process so much smoother if you run into any issues with your purchase.

Stiff collar, tapered fit, breathable single weave design.

Extending Your BJJ Gi’s Lifespan

Now, full disclosure…I’m not the poster child for Gi care.

I mean, who’s got time for that, right? But hey, I roll with some pretty awesome high quality Gi’s so who cares.

If you’re on a budget, though, these tips might be your jam.

First off, let’s talk cleaning. Cold water, my friend. Stick with machine wash and the cold cycle. Cold water is like magic against wear and tear.

Here’s a nifty trick: Roll, don’t fold. Yup, rolling your Gi instead of folding it keeps creases at bay and takes some pressure off the fabric. It’s like giving your Gi a break.

Get a premium BJJ Gi: Yeah, it’s a bit of an upfront investment, but it pays off. Trust me, you’ll spend more time training and less time worrying about the wash-and-dry routine.

So, whether you’re a carefree Gi rebel like me or ready to baby your gear, these tips might just help your Gi go the extra mile.

What does GSM stand for?

It’s short for grams per square meter. basically, how heavy a fabric is.

Simple rule: higher GSM means thicker and tougher. It’s like the weight class of fabrics.

Opinions are like A**holes, everyone has one.

Choosing the best BJJ Gi brand is a matter of opinion, and we all value different things with BJJ Gi’s.

We all have different body types and will find that a wide variety of different BJJ Gi brands might not suit our specific needs.

Every single Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi will have some pitfalls to them. I recommend choosing a Gi based on what season we are in. Lightweight Gi’s generally don’t last as long but keep you cooler, whilst thicker Jiu-Jitsu Gi’s can get hot.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions related to BJJ Gi Brands.

Are these Gi’s IBJJF approved?

Currently the Origin Nano pearl, Hayabusa Goorudo 3, FUJI Suparaito, Gold: BJJ Jiu Jitsu Gi, Sanabul: Highlights Pro BJJ Gi, Elite Sports BJJ Gi, and the Hawk Sports Jiu-Jitsu Gi are IBJJF compliant.

The Sanabul Essential BJJ Gi for Men, and Hyperfly JudoFly Gi’s are not IBJJF compliant at this time.

How long will a BJJ Gi last?

It depends on the quality of the Gi. Budget Gi’s can last up to 2 years, whilst premium Gi’s can last up to 5 years!

Over time, a Gi can get stained, and start getting torn around the collar, sleeves, knees and armpits as those areas get the most wear and tear due to the nature of the sport.

Should a BJJ GI be loose or tight?

It isn’t ideal for a BJJ Gi to be either to tight, or loose in fitting. A tight Gi will restrict your movement, and increase the risk of your Gi getting torn.

A loose Gi can make rolling an unenjoyable experience as it will feel baggy and uncomfortable.

Where is gold BJJ made?

The Gold Jiu-Jitsu Gi’s are made internationally. But the company is based out of San Diego in the United States.

Do Gi colors mean anything in BJJ?

Traditionally a white belt is not permitted to wear a colored Gi to training. This will vary from school to school, but to be on the safe side, just wear white.

Once you graduate to blue belt, your options in regards to color open up a bit. Some schools do not allow anyone to wear a black Gi except for the instructor.

Where are Fugi BJJ Gis made?

Fuji judo gi’s are rolling out from China. The Fuji BJJ gis are coming in from Pakistan.

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