JustGiPants Gi Pants Review

by Brendan

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JustGiPants Summary

It’s true that gi pants are typically the first thing to rip or tear. And its a total gi-nerd-bummer when you rip the matching pants to your favorite gi. Right now, JustGiPants.com only offers their gi pants in white and blue, but once they start to offer multiple colors and contrast stitching, you’ll be set for life.

Introduction

I think this is all the introduction we need:

Fit

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The gi pants are probably some of the best that I own. I tried to shrink them down a little bit but the ripstop pants wouldn’t shrink to any significant degree. They definitely aren’t the most fitted pants that I own, but their measurements put them at a nice average of all of my A3 pants. This is great considering they’re replacement pants. Excellent ‘middle of the road’ cut.

Measurements

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A – 9.5”

B – 11.5”

C – 23”

D – 39”

Design

Justgipants is very simple in aesthetic design. They’re an all-white pant with a small logo embroidery on the upper thigh and a really nice white rope drawcord.

Knee reinforcements that go all the way down? Yessir!

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What I love about the design is that they have reinforcements in all of the right places.  Including a tremendous number of them in the crotch and booty area.  This is great because this is the second most common place pants rip after the knees.

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In a side-by-side comparison to one of my favorite pants of all time, my Atama Mundial 7 pants, I would take the the JustGiPants.

Rolling Performance

When I first got the 100% ripstop ‘modern’ pants, they were very tough and stiff, which I really like. I tried drying them to shrink them a bit and they softened up. I would wager that the more that I wash them and air dry them, the stiffer they will become. This is a great option because if you prefer stiff pants, you can air dry, and if you prefer soft pants, then you can use the dryer without them shrinking significantly.

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And, of course, they held up perfectly when rolling. I had no issues with the material ripping or tearing and no issues with the pants falling down or the pant legs riding up.  The pants aren’t super-lightweight, but not heavy like my old Atama Mundial 5 pants or paper-thin and prone to tearing.  There’s only so light you can go before they rip easily.

Also, the drawstring held together really well and is one of the best drawstrings that I own.

Dog Approval

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Clearly, he approves.

Wife Approval

“They’re *just* gi pants? I don’t get it. What else do they sell?” – Wife

“Just gi pants” – Me (grinning like an idiot)

“You think you’re sooo funny” – Wife

Conclusion

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Justgipants.com offers a lot of great stuff. I’ll hit them quick since you’re attention span is probably already short from watching too many ‘80s cartoons (Am-I-Rite?):

  • Great price point – These gi pants are only 40 bucks. You just can’t beat that for such a great pair of pants.
  • Free shipping – this means the gi pants cost 40 bucks, not ‘we advertise 40 but it’s really 50 due to a ridiculously high shipping charge.’
  • Six month guarantee – I have yet to see anybody guarantee gi pants like this. Especially not with all of these other features as well.
  • Customer Service – Emails are replied to promptly and typically with a bit of humor (what else do you expect?). Also, I’ve had some awful experiences in the past with companies asking me to pay to mail the ripped pants to them, plus pay another $20 for a replacement pair for their faulty gi pants. None of that here. If your gi pants were to malfunction, which I’m 99% sure they won’t, JustGiPants will shoot you a new pair faster than the Millennium Falcon can do a Kessel Run (I’m reaching here, I know).
  • Not douchey – These pants are solid and simple and you can have a cool pair of pants that nobody else has without being a douchebag. Next time your gi pants tear, get a new pair at JustGiPants.com. Don’t be a douchebag.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Dan June 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

My heart skipped a beat when I saw the Boba Fett head on the pants and thought that those might actually be an option.

Damn George Lucas and his copyright infringement lawsuit happy self.

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Brendan June 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Dan, please don’t rule it out. We haven’t ;o)

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Brian June 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I was looking at the twill blue pants, I’d assume theyll shrink. I have short/stubby legs so finding nice fitting pants is horrible. I also have an awesome blue gi top with no matching pants, so maybe this is an option. Crossing my fingers for blue/white & navy/white.

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Brendan June 30, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I bet they’ll release the black ones next, then blue and black both in ripstop and then venture into contrast colors. I prefer ripstop for pants and I’m going to hold out for the blue ripstops, but I think the twill is going to be a great option. Are you close to their dimensions?

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Alex October 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

I hate to get personal, but what’s your height and weight during that picture of yourself in the A3. Not sure if I should go A2, but its only a 1 inch difference, in length. Thanks

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Brendan October 9, 2012 at 11:07 am

not personal at all! I can’t believe I left that out. I’m 6’1″ and about 200lbs in this photo. What are your dimensions?

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Andrew January 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Have had these pants for about a year and a half now. They are awesome. Wanna get a pair of blues now that they make them. If you have and awesome top and some crappy pants, these are a great replacement.

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Brendan January 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I can’t agree more! So many people buy gis where the jacket is great and the pants suck. They should just get some JGP!

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