Here you’ll find a comprehensive list of lightweight BJJ gis perfect for when training in the heat of Rio!
Taking lightweight BJJ gis to Rio is essential for a number of reasons:
• They take up less space in your suitcase, so you will be able to make more gis and avoid excess baggage charges
• Lightweight gis dry faster after washing
• Not many gyms have air conditioning, and many visitors find the heat in Rio uncomfortable at first, so lightweight gis make training more bearable!
Choosing the right lightweight BJJ gi for you is going to come down to a number of factors. If you’re a fan of a particular brand you may just get the lightest model they make. You should always research the cut and fit of the gi, as certain brands fit different body types (tall and slim / short and stocky) better than others. And of course price is always a factor on everyone’s mind.
Here are a number of lightweight BJJ gis you may want to consider.
Sub Zero Ultralite by Tatami Fightwear
Tatami’s Sub-Zero ultra light BJJ gi is designed for competition and is one of the lightest non-ripstop gis on the market with an A2 gi weighing only 1.2kg (2.5lb). With a 350gsm pearl weave jacket and 8oz twill cotton pants, the gi also features minimal branding perfect for going undercover when visiting gyms.
2015 VKN Pro BJJ Gi
Super light weight and comfortable with a classic look, this Brazilian-made gi is made with the same honeycomb fabric used across all Vulkan products. Strong and reliable enough for everyday training but still lightweight, these gis are preshrunk. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes.
Atama New Light Kimono
The is one of Atama’s lightest BJJ gis and is made from the same cut as the popular Mundial model. Ribbed taped on the inside of the cuffs at the wrists and ankles, the collar and pants are both made from high-quality rip stop. Approved for IBJJF competition.
Bull Terrier Ultra Light BJJ Gi
This is a stylish yet simple gi from leading Japanese BJJ company Bull Terrier. Made of single weave 425gsm fabric with 9oz lightweight cotton pants. All the seams are reinforced to ensure long lasting durability.
Fuji Suparaito Gi
The ‘Suparaito’ (meaning “super light” in Japanese) is made with a pearl weave jacket and ripstop pants. Seams are triple reinforced and there are extra rows of stitching on the collar. IBJJF approved for competition. Available in white or blue.
One of the most popular lightweight BJJ gis on the market and considered one of the very lightest, the gi comes with a 450gsm preshrunk jacket and lightweight ripstop pants. Approved for IBJJF competition.
Keiko Raca summer gi
Designed to be both lightweight and breathable, the Keiko Raca summer gi still boasts a thick and stiff collar making it harder for your opponent to grip. Pre-shrunk, these gis are known to suit tall and thin builds due to the slim cut.