Wearing a gi is the traditional uniform for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Over the years, No Gi Jiu Jitsu has become popular because it simulates more of a street fight wear you and your opponent don't have a gi. No Gi training is also popular for MMA fighters because they don't wear gis in competition.

The gi is still used in most BJJ schools so we've reviewed the top gi's and give you the benefits and features to each of the gi's we recommend the most. 

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Tatami Fightwear Estilo 6.0 

Sanabul Essentials V.2 BJJ Gi

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Elite Sports BJJ Gi

Fuji BJJ Uniform

Hayabusa Lightweight Jiu Jitsu Gi

Venum Contender 2.0 BJJ Gi

Hayabusa Goorudo 3 Jiu Jitsu Gi

Sanabul Highlights Pro Competition BJJ Gi

Gold BJJ Aeroweave Jiu Jitsu Gi

Hawk Jiu Jitsu Gi




#1
4.5 of 5 Stars

Estilo is the crown jewel of Tatami Fightwear gis. It has been developed and improved for 6 years.


The gi consists of a 550GSM Pearl Weave Jacket and 12oz Canvas Pants. It has embroidered Tatami and Estilo logos. It also has a printed Jaquard Drawstring. 


It has inside sublimated neck lining and woven tape lining on the sleeve cuffs and the base of the jacket. The 6.0 versions comes with new and unique Y-Jacket Vents.



#2
4.5 of 5 Stars
  • Strong, lightweight fabric made for durability but still allows for mobility 
  • Tapered cut on cuffs, lapels, and pant legs for increased performance
  • Rubberized jacket collar and combat-stitch embroidery for security 
  • Anti-odor and anti-microbial treatment for added comfort and protection
  • Available in sizes from A0 to A4
  • Available in six colors: black, gray, navy, white, blue, green

Pros

  • Free BJJ belt included
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Comfortable
  • Color options

Cons

  • Sizing can be tricky
#3
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4.5 of 5 Stars
  • 400 gsm rip-stop fabric with reinforced contrast stitching on seams for durability
  • Anti-odor and anti-microbial treatment helps disperse sweat quickly and reduce odors
  • Pre-shrunk fabric reduces shrinking; cold wash and hang dry
  • Meets IBJJF competition regulations
  • Available in ten sizes from A0 to A5
  • Available in seven colors: blue, gray, navy, black, green, white, and pink
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Pros

  • Free BJJ white belt w/ strip bar included
  • Free BJJ app included

Cons

  • Sizing can be difficult for taller frames
#4
4.5 of 5 Stars
  • Mid-weight 550 gsm traditional weave jacket made from premium cotton blend
  • Thick jacket collar and reinforced seams at stress points for durability
  • Cotton twill pants secured with traditional drawstrings
  • Available in sizes from A0-A6 and W1-W6
  • Available in five colors: black, blue, navy, pink, and white

Pros

  • Meets IBJJF competition regulations

Cons

  • Sizing can be tricky
#5
4.5 of 5 Stars
  • 420-gsm pearl-weave cotton jacket with reinforced seams for comfort and durability
  • Lightweight 8oz pants made from rip-stop cotton-polyester blend with bungee cord drawstring for security
  • Pre-treated to prevent color fading and pre-washed to prevent shrinking
  • Meets IBJJF competition regulations (only white, blue, and black colors)
  • Available in sizes from A0 to A5
  • Available in ten colors: black, black/gold, white, stone white, white/teal, gray, gray/pink, navy, blue, and green
#6
4.5 of 5 Stars
  • Jacket and 230gsm cotton pants with reinforced seams for durability
  • Soft EVA foam jacket collar for comfort
  • Available in sizes from A0 to A5
  • Available in five colors: black, blue, gray, navy blue, white
#7
4.5 of 5 Stars
  • Heavyweight, 550 gsm gold weave cotton jack
  • 12 oz cotton twill pants secured with stretchable drawstrings
  • Reinforced seams in key stress points
  • Pre-washed to prevent shrinking
  • Stylish embroidery and patches create unique design
  • Available in sizes from A0 to A5
  • Available in four colors
#8
4.5 of 5 Stars
  • Lightweight Preshrunk Santec Fabric
  • Athletic tapered cut and fit
  • More durable than other single weave kimonos
  • Contrast stitching, reinforced seams, rope drawstring and compact stitch embroidery makes it very functional and stylish
  • IBJJF approved for competition
  • Available in sizes A0 to A4
  • Available in six colors: all black, all white, black/red, blue/green, white/orange

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortbale
  • Durable

Cons

  • Sizing can be tricky
#9
4.5 of 5 Stars


The Gold BJJ Gi consists of a 275gsm ultra lightweight jacket and 10oz pants for increased mobility. The jacket is 40% lighter than the average pearl weave gi. 


It has protective rip-stop lining on the sleeve cuffs and pants for durability. It also has a rubber jacket collar with reinforced stitching for increase performance. 

  • Meets IBJJF competition regulations
  • Available in sizes from A0 to A5
  • Available in four colors: white, gray, black, and navy
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#10
4.5 of 5 Stars


The Hawk Gi is Ultralightweight and constructed with 350gsm pearl weave fabric that is preshrunk and very durable.


The ripstop pants are 10oz with several waist loops and a rope drawstring. The front of the gi has no patches or logos so you can add your own school patches. 

  • IBJJF Approved
  • Free white belt included
  • Triple Stitched
  • Sizes A1-A5
  • Available in 5 colors (black, blue, white, grey, military green)

Whether you're a beginner and want to start training Jiu Jitsu or you compete in BJJ or MMA you may need a gi for training. A lot of BJJ schools require a gi for training and there are competitions where gis are worn.

Traditionally in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a gi must always be worn for training and it is a uniform that carries honor and respect for the art. If you are in this situation then the gis we've reviewed will be perfect for you. 

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We are a team of brothers that fell in love with MMA around the time Strikeforce and the UFC merged. We spent a lot of time playing UFC Undisputed in between fight cards but we have done our research on the best MMA gear and we hope you find our information useful.