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For the last five years, GiReviews.Net has been the BJJ community’s home for the best reviews and articles on gis, gear, and other BJJ lifestyle goods.
My name is Brendan and in 2011, I was sick of searching forums and a million websites just to find reviews on gis that I was interested in. Today, I’m proud to say that GiReviews is the most visited gi review website in the world.
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BJJ Gi Guides
Being a gi reviewer has opened my eyes to a major dirty secret of the gi market: most brands are basically the same. When you buy a gi with ____ logo on it, chances are it was made in the same factory as 10 other gi brands. This becomes apparent in the cut, appearance and quality of gis as well as their features.
However, some gis come in that are absolutely incredible. Here’s a list of 5 features that have stood out to me in gis that I’ve reviewed which I believe set them apart.
1. Hidden Gi Material
There are gis that have gi material in the crotch, which helps cinch up submissions. There are also some that have gi material hidden in the knee area to serve a similar purpose to the material in the crotch and to better protect the knees. Hidden gi material does amazing things for a gi.
2. Hidden Ripstop or Seamtape
I love a slippery gi, especially a slippery gi that looks like it won’t be slippery. When a company hides rip stop in the cuffs or behind the lapel it makes grip retention more difficult for my opponent which makes it so that the gi gives me a tactical advantage. I like tactical advantages.
Special can be extra heavy or extra light. Special can be extra rough or extra smooth. There is a certain pearl weave that we see everywhere today, and most gold weaves are roughly the same, anything that goes outside of those two tends to catch my eye.
I love a good special edition, collaborations between jiu jitsu brands or better yet between jiu jitsu brands and non-jiu jitsu brands make for awesome products. I also really like truly limited products, especially numbered ones. The number lets me know that the item is actually special and rare.
My favorite size tends to be A2L. Not every brand offers A2L. A2 is often too small on me, A3 is often too big. And guess what? I’m not the only one who benefits from special sizes. If you find that gis that you buy tend to not fit as well as you want, you may want to consider looking into brands that offer special sizes.
These are my top 5 favorite special features. What features do you look for in a gi when you are shopping?
Lazy Lover is one Gireviews amazing sponsors and so am excited relay a special gratitude message to you, directly from them:
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If you don’t know who Daniel Camarillo is, look him up. One of the most decorated American jiu jitsu competitors around, Camarillo is a legend of the sport. He recently put out his signature brand Armhunter’s first jiu jitsu gi, check out the review!
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E Nois, Portuguese for “It’s Us” or “We Got This” is a different kind of brand that puts out a different kind of product. They sent over their beautiful Alley Cat Gi for review and it truly is a unique and special product.
Let’s be honest.
If you’re like me, your wife and kids love you, but they have no idea what to get you related to BJJ. You’ll end up with some wrong-size spats or something.
Which is totally fine.
No, it is.
I weigh 230lbs. and wanted the new Scramble spats in a size small.
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I’m pretty pumped to share with you a super in-depth interview with the President of Yolo BJJ, Eric York.
GiReviews: Tell us a bit about your background with martial arts.
Eric York: I stated training in Shorin Ryu Karate in my early twenties but it just didn’t stick. It, honestly just wasn’t challenging, but one thing I did learn was the RNC (albeit, not with great detail) in one of our basic self defense classes.
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There are so many items to buy on the BJJ market… What gear is actually worth buying?
I might be a bit crazy in saying this, but I think the new Scramble Standard Issue gi is the best budget gi you can get this year.
For $90 shipped, you get an incredible ‘basic’ gi and all of the patches to make it into the fully blinged out ‘Nascar status’ gi you know I love.
- Undecorated save for two branded SK tags, the Standard Issue Semi Custom comes with eight woven patches for you to decorate the gi as you see fit.
- Patches can be ironed on however it is recommended to sew.
- 450GSM pearl weave top
- 230gsm cotton ripstop pants
- Very high quality finish