People are always posting on message boards about what type of gi is best for them and those of us who’ve been on them forever see the same answers time and time again. The thing is, that on each message board, there are popular answers that are not ever mentioned on other boards.
In this article, we’ll discuss the best gis for skinny and lean guys. Are you a bigger guy, like me? Don’t worry, we have you covered with an article about the best gis for big guys.
Hey, skinny guys (and gals)! If you are over 6’ and under 200lbs, or under 6’ and under 170, we’re probably talking to you. You guys struggle because every time you get a gi that fits the length of your arms and legs, you can probably wrap it around you twice, and the girth of the sleeves and pant legs are twice what you need.
Although primarily a kids bjj gi company, Ok! Kimonos makes adult gis once or twice per year and offers a TON of slim (A0S) and tall sizes (A1T, A2T, and A3T):
Keiko Raca is known to fit skinny and lankier athletes much better than those who are short and stout. If you’re looking for a gi, that will fit around your thinner midsection, but also have decent length in the sleeves, then this might be the gi for you.
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An answer that isn’t mentioned too often, but is still a great option, is Shoyoroll. They aren’t mentioned too often because if the infrequency of their availability. Whether you like their gis or not, or agree with their business model or not, they do make a gi that will fit you perfectly. The Shoyoroll A3S (short for “A3 slim”) is for bjj athletes that are between 6’2″ – 6’5″ in height and 170-205lbs. in weight. There are many gi reviews for Shoyoroll both on this site and around the internet.
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CTRL Industries has also gone above and beyond to sell in-between sizes including an A2T and an A3T (short for A2 Tall and A3 Tall).
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Gorilla Fight Gear
A fourth option is the Slim cut Silverback gi by Gorilla Fight Gear . They’ve really gone out of control with these gis. They are absolutely perfect for skinny guys. Unlike the Shoyoroll that is only made in A3S, the Gorilla Fight Gear Slim Silverback ranges from A2S (5’5” and 120lbs)to A4SS (6’4” and 160lbs). See the chart below for more information.
|Size||Height||Weight||Sleeve 2 Sleeve||Sleeve Width @ Armpit||Gi Jacket Width||GI Pants Out Seam||GI Pants Waist Width||Leg Width*|
Summary for the lean and skinnies:
Shoyoroll A3 slim (affiliate link)
CTRL Industries A2T and A3T (affiliate link)
Other brands worth considering:
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