Best BJJ Gi

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by tapout1977, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. tapout1977

    tapout1977 White Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PA
    I'm sorry if this was posted in here somewhere before.


    What (in your opinion) is the best BJJ gi and why. What do you use and what are the pros/ cons. Thanks

    Greg
     
  2. Cydewynder20

    Cydewynder20 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South of Heaven
    There are lots of opinions on this, and there are lots of quality gi's out there to choose from.

    Currently my personal favorite is the HCK single. Cheap and durable. It has a baggier fit than many brands, but since I'm kind of short and stocky I like it that way.

    For my next gi I'm probably going to get this black Ronin (since HCK doesn't make a black gi other than the summer weave):

    http://www.discountmas.com/robrulbljuma.html
     
  3. Fozzy1

    Fozzy1 Guest

    very oppionated that is.

    ~Foz
     
  4. yella91

    yella91 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Messages:
    1,023
    Likes Received:
    0
    Depends on your body type IMO. Also, if you're looking for a heavier weave or a lightweight gi. Is color or fashion of any concern to you?

    I just purchased a Koral MKM and I love it. I have about 8 gis.
     
  5. Leafs42084

    Leafs42084 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    0
    I dont have much experience

    but I bought my first one.... a Vulkan...

    its really good so far, and very very lightweight
     
  6. TXTAPOUT

    TXTAPOUT Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    i have a lucky gi and its awesome. i wont wear another gi besides a lucky unless i have no other option. only problem with lucky gis is that they come with a pretty hefty price tag
     
  7. Gordinho

    Gordinho Green Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,225
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hamburg
    i would avoid kimonos like the lucky gi. its just to expensive. I would focus on kimonos, under 100$. For example the sirius is very nice. But if you want to spent more money, go with venum. its unique.
     
  8. Cydewynder20

    Cydewynder20 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South of Heaven
    I agree that there are plenty of good gi's to be had for under $100. Korals and Lucky's may be nice, but not nice enough to justify the price tag, IMO.

    Then again, it's your money. So whatever makes you happy.
     
  9. GZUS

    GZUS STOCKTONE'S FINEST

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2005
    Messages:
    908
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Lotus Club BJJ AZ/ Siege MMA
    although i love my HCK(comp single = over $100). under $100 mark it has to be padilla and sons kimonos
     
  10. TXTAPOUT

    TXTAPOUT Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    the cuts on the lucky and even korals are a lot better then the vast majority of gis that ive seen
     
  11. Elder

    Elder White Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Does Koral make a "clean white gi" without patches etc?
     
  12. cheath

    cheath Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2008
    Messages:
    734
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lewisville, TX
    Is there a gold standard of gi? I see a lot of guys at my gym with Atama.
     
  13. Gordinho

    Gordinho Green Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,225
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hamburg
    atama is a very good choice. no flashy just a simple kimono.
     
  14. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2004
    Messages:
    6,117
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    asia
    atama and ouano are very nice gis
     
  15. Doop

    Doop Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2,406
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Durham, NC
    american made gameness gi's are on the top of my list so far i really really like the cut on the gi's and the single weaves are only 70 bucks at cageside. other than the collar being a little stiff( thats a gameness for you) it is an awesome gi and i will more than likely start using this gi for comps and using my atama for more training sessions
     
  16. jiujitzurero

    jiujitzurero White Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gameness Pearl is bulletproof and has an awesome cut.
    Looks clean too.

    Finally got myself a pair of Ouano 99 white and I can say the same.
     
  17. tapout1977

    tapout1977 White Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PA
    Color and fashion really mean nothing to me. I'm more into the best bang for my buck. I want a strong GI that will last for a long time.
     
  18. beatdownvictim

    beatdownvictim Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver
    zing! my favorite and cheapest gi is the Hostile fightwear gi. awesome gi, light + strong, gold weave without any patches. booyah!
     
  19. Haterade

    Haterade Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2007
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have heard that the atama Mundial gi's are pretty good. They are a little pricier though at around $150.
     
  20. grdstorm11

    grdstorm11 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    0
    Atama was OK back when they were priced under or around $100.

    Now their price point is ridiculous for their product. I wouldn't but an Atama, your money is better spent on a Koral for the same money.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.