Datsusara Gi vs. other $200 gis...

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  1. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    Hey guys,

    I'm in the market for a new gi and I'm willing to pay around $200. I have read some reviews on the Datsusara gi and I'm very interested. Comfort and durability are big selling points for me. I'm a little concerned about the sleeve size and if it would be a good competition gi.

    Are there any other $ 200 gis I should be looking at?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mark9fiji

    mark9fiji White Belt

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    I'm assuming your talking about a high price gi since it should be around $200

    Have you looked at Equilibrio by Storm?
    http://www.fightersmarket.com/Storm-Equilibrio-by-Andre-Galvao-Gi-White-p/k240.htm
     
  3. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    That looks like a nice gi. It's $279 on sale which is a little more than I want to pay, but if it's worth it, I wouldn't mind paying the extra $$$. It says it has some anti-microbial elements and ripstop material. I'll look for some reviews.

    Thanks
     
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    SUPERGRAPPLER Purple Belt

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    Atama Mundial 9 is a fantastic gi.
     
  5. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    I have had some Atamas in the past. I liked the gis but not their belts. I am assuming the quality of the Mundial 9 must be great for $239.

    Thanks...
     
  6. UltimaMMA

    UltimaMMA Orange Belt

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    For $200, I'd look at getting the American fit Isami double weave gi. I read that its more slim fitting than the JDM version and is soft as a hell. It's also built like a tank.
     
  7. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    M Kimonos Palladium is durable, thick and relatively comfortable.
     
  8. stlrph

    stlrph Orange Belt

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    I've reviewed four gis that were $200+. Datsusara, MaueWear, Bull Terrier and Lucky. All the gis are very well put together and had solid craftsmanship. That being said I'm not sure the you have to spend $200 to get a really nice gi. Is there something specific that you'e looking for that you feel can only be found if you spend $200?

    My reviews are below if you're interested:

    Datsusara:
    http://www.bjjlegends.com/bjj/jiujitsu/item/992-datsusara-100-hemp-gi-review

    Bull Terrier:
    http://www.bjjlegends.com/bjj/jiujitsu/item/1010-gi-review-super-gold-by-bull-terrier

    MaueWear:
    http://www.bjjlegends.com/bjj/jiujitsu/item/1003-gi-review-oniwakamaru-by-muae-wear

    Lucky Gi:
    http://bjjlegends.com/bjj/jiujitsu/item/1034-gi-review-diaz-bros-by-lucky-gi
     
  9. Bojovnik Slav

    Bojovnik Slav Green Belt

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  10. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    I tried to by the comp single and they're sold out of my size till May. :-(

    Otherwise, great gi. I got the standard single as my first gi and it's still going strong, and I've gone through four other gis since
     
  11. Bojovnik Slav

    Bojovnik Slav Green Belt

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    Yeah I have an old HCK hotweather gi that I've had for some time now and it has outlasted a crappy Breakpoint, a Black Eagle Predator and a Manto select. It's tried and true and still my favorite gi.
     
  12. DanOfEarth

    DanOfEarth Brown Belt

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    The Muae gets our recommendation, but generally speaking, there's no reason to spend $200 on a quality Gi. There's a ton of $100-150 Gi's that are just as good, some better.

    Omega Maniac's Shaka Gi is pure sex. One of the best pairs of pants I've trained it.
     
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    javadamus Yellow Belt

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    The Shaka is very nice and minimal, but man their Titan is pure tits!!! One of my favorites!!!
     
  14. Schizogenia

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    Ive enjoyed the Submission FC's Hemp sensation a lot. I remember it being in the 150USD region. it has only gotten better after six months of solid training in it... It comes out softer and more luxurious feeling after each wash.

    for 200 you can get two really good gi's instead of one that is possibly just high-priced.
     
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    Also an excellent choice! I haven't seen a bad Gi by them yet. Shame they don't have the name recognition as some other brands. Their pants are soooo awesome.
     
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    I think its only $189 at fightersmarket.com
     
  17. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    Thank you. I see that you train with Ezra. I visited your school around Thanksgiving. Nice place you got there...
     
  18. stlrph

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    We actually rolled. I'm the tall guy that had forgotten his belt that night :icon_neut

    one more thing if you're looking for a hemp gi these guys:
    http://www.flowkimonosusa.com/

    gave me a prototype last month that I've been wearing a lot. Great fit and I think it's going to be ~$160 when its out.
     
  19. TheBJJProfessor

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    Glad I found this thread.

    I think that it's most beneficial, instead of just listing all of the $200+ gis that we're reviewed for GiReviews.Net, that I just give you some of the best in terms of quality.

    I have over 20 gis at any given time but only wear about 5-6 of them in regular rotation.

    Ctrl Industries Rook - http://gireviews.net/rook-ctrl-industries-gi-review/

    Ronin Navy Samurai - http://gireviews.net/ronin-brand-navy-samurai-gi-review/

    Omega Maniac Shaka - http://gireviews.net/omega-maniac-shaka-gi-review/

    And this new one that I haven't posted yet:
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  20. Gbfury

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    Check out fushida compgs or email this guy> [email protected], they make fitted ones for 200dollars odd.
     

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