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2017 Guide: Top 7 Lightweight Gis for Summer!

2017 Guide: Top 7 Lightweight Gis for Summer!

Well friends, it’s about that time of the year again.  Time for some good old summer BJJ training.

But I’ll level with you.  I’m about 6’1″ and about 200lbs. (on a good day).

I sweat. A lot.  And there isn’t anything more uncomfortable than training in a thick heavy gi during the summer.

With that in mind, we wanted to highlight a few of the best lightweight / summer gis that are out right now.

Find your favorite lightweight gi at MMA Warehouse!

Top 7 Lightweight BJJ Gis for Summer!

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). These are all things that I have experience with that I am recommending because they are helpful and are companies that I have personally purchased from, not because of the commissions that I may earn from you using these products. ~ Brendan.  If you have any questions about the links on this page, please email me!

1. Tatami Fightwear Zero G V3

2016 Guide: Top 7 Lightweight Gis for Summer

One of the things that I love is the pants panels and the contrast stitching on this gi, but neither of those have anything to do with how awesomely lightweight it is. I really draw the line on lightweight when a gi is so lightweight that it starts to stretch out, but that isn’t the case at all with the Tatami Zero G.

Find out why I love the Tatami Zero G V3 in this full review!

The 11oz ripstop pants and lightweight 475gsm pearl weave jacket make it perfect for summer and hot weather BJJ training.

  • Contrast stitching throughout the GI
  • Pants panels with diagonal stitching
  • Tapered fit for maximum competitive advantage
  • 11oz double reinforced lightweight ripstop pants
  • Zero G V3 branding is strategically placed on the jacket shoulders, back of the neck and both legs
  • Zero G V3 brand patches are placed in areas compling to IBJJF GI standards
  • Jacket made from 475gsm Pearl Weave reinforced GI material
  • Rubberised collar to stop moisture absorbtion during training and competition.
  • Collar covered in ripstop material for added durability
  • Single piece jacket for reinforced strength and comfort
  • 10oz heavy cotton stitching on ALL areas of the jacket and pants

Learn more about the Tatami Zero G V3 BJJ Gi here!

2. Fuji Suparaito BJJ Gi 

2016 Guide: Top 7 Lightweight Gis for Summer

The Suparaito is definitely the lightest gi that I’ve ever worn from Fuji.

Also read: Fuji Suparaito BJJ Gi Review

Perfect for weighing in (IBJJF approved), summer training, and hot weather BJJ training, the lightweight pearl weave jacket and ripstop pants made this one of my favorite gis last summer.

  • Ultra lightweight – Perfect for making weight and hot weather training
  • Lightweight pearl weave jacket
  • Triple reinforced rip stop pants
  • Stiff collar with extra rows of stitching
  • Bungee cord drawstring
  • Contrast stitching
  • IBJJF approved

Get your very own Fuji Suparaito Gi at MMA Warehouse!

3. Fuji Lightweight Gi

The second lightest gi that I’ve ever worn from Fuji, the Fuji lightweight is a similar lightweight pearl weave jacket with a rubber collar.  The cut is a tad different from the Suparaito (I prefer the Suparaito cut), but it’s still solid for hot weather and summer bjj training.

  • Lightweight pearl weave
  • Rubber collar is lightweight and keeps the inside of the collar dry
  • Preshrinking reduces overall shrinkage
  • Manufactured with comfort and durability in mind
  • Great for hot weather training and for weighing in at tournaments
  • Same cut as other Fuji gis
  • Made from 100% cotton
  • Includes both jacket and pants (belt not included) and comes with 2 free Fuji patches

Try out this Fuji BJJ Lightweight Gi from MMA Warehouse

4. War Tribe Helium Gi

2016 Guide: Top 7 Lightweight Gis for Summer

  • Ultralight Jiu Jitsu Gi
  • Precision Direct Embroidery
  • 330 GSM 70/30 Cott/Kev29 Blend
  • Average weight 3lbs
  • 10 ounce cotton rip stop pants
Browse through all BJJ gis available at MMA Warehouse

5. Do or Die Hyperlyte

2016 Guide: Top 7 Lightweight Gis for Summer

  • Ultra lightweight
  • Reinforced knees
  • 250GSM Pearl Weave
  • Updated Do or Die branding
  • EVA Foam Collar
Purchase the Do Or Die Hyperlyte Gi at Amazon NOW!

6. Hypnotik Featherlyte BJJ Gi

  • 100% Cotton 375grms Pearl Weave
  • 10 oz Ripstop Pants
  • Perfect for competition and training
  • Canvas rubberised collar – improves the life of your gi and helps keep it at its original shape
  • Features all new applique embroidery designs
Consider getting this equally lightweight gi from Hypnotik at MMA Warehouse

7. Gameness Air

  • 450 Gram pre-shrunk cotton
  • Ultra light weight
  • Comb weave
  • Light weight Ripstop pants
  • Rubber collar with ripstop material
Shop for the lightest BJJ gi available in the world!

BONUS: 8 – Gameness Feather

Roll with the redesigned Gameness Feather Gi version! The Feather has become a favorite competition gi for many members of the Gameness Pro Team, this all-around gi is brand new for 2016. With great balance between durability, comfort, and performance – the 2016 gi is the latest update to the impressive Gameness Feather line.

  • 450 gsm ultra-quality preshrunk cotton for a lighter, softer Gi
  • Pearl Weave
  • Rubber collar with ripstop material
  • Ripstop pants
  • Seamless back
  • Shoulder and lapel patches
Get the Gameness Feather 2016 at MMA Warehouse

BONUS: 9 – Tatami Estilo ‘Leve’ Gi

The Estilo Leve by Tatami Fightwear is a truly unique lightweight competition Gi. The Estilo Leve is the first Gi in the world to feature Tatami’s exclusive dual weave construction.

Traditionally ultra light Gi’s stretch when worn, usually in the sleeve area. Tatami have eradicated this by creating a dual weave jacket. The arms and top area of the jacket are made from a firm and resilient 475gsm pearl weave fabric, where the main body is made from a lightweight 350gsm fabric. This unique construction has allowed Tatami to create an ultralight Gi that still has the grip stripping properties of standard weight kimono.

  • The Estilo Leve comes in mens sizes but starts from A0 which is suitable for many female athletes
  • Jacket made from dual weave panels. 475gsm top of jacket, 350gsm main body of the jacket
  • 8oz Twill Cotton pants
  • Triple stitched in all stress points
Experience the awesomeness that is the Tatami Estilo Leve Gi

What should the tenth gi on this list be? Are there any other lightweight / summer gis that you love? Post them up below!

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2012

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28 comments
Dan says May 22, 2012

There are a ton of people at my gym who use/love the Tatami Zero G and highly recommend it.

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Nicole says May 22, 2012

The lightest gi I own is the Kingz 420 and I really love it. I used to own a jjpg ripstop and got rid of it because it fit like a bag. But the Kingz is cut well to begin with and keeps its shape really well throughout a class, which is not something you can say for too many in the ultralight category.

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Mike says June 7, 2012

i see you forgot the gorilla hitman ultra light gi might be the lightest bjj gi on the market. http://www.gorillagear.ca/HitmanbrazilianJiuJitsuGi

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    Brendan says June 12, 2012

    I really dig all of the different cuts that you have. And all of the different weight gis. Shoot me an email if you get a minute!

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Jeff says June 12, 2012

I own a Kauai kimono and dig training in it when it’s hot. It’s super light

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    Brendan says June 12, 2012

    We’re going to be working with them super soon! Can’t wait!

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lester blandino says July 11, 2012

hey brendan , what about black eagle predator gi ?

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ron hess says September 15, 2012

rio koi… light & cool

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    Brendan says September 15, 2012

    wasn’t out when i first wrote it ;o) but i totally agree!

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Arthur Grubba says June 14, 2013

Check out the Tatami SubZero, even lighter than the Zero G!!

http://www.mmawarehouse.com/Tatami-Sub-Zero-Ultra-Light-Competition-Gi/tat-1039,default,pd.html

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Greg says April 4, 2014

Any thoughts on the Tatami Nova Basic? It looks lightweight and is less than $100.

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    Brendan says April 8, 2014

    Great point Greg! I never noticed how lightweight it actually was. Definitely one to add to the list for this summer!

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Carlos says March 10, 2015

What about fuji summer gi ? I just get one i love it is my firts time whit a fuji

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yesta says July 21, 2015

Fuji Suparaito is not mentionned but maybe the best from all tested…

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Eric says February 25, 2016

Our “Carioca” Super light 350 is THE lightest IBJJF legal GI on the market and our follow-up (dropping late spring) the “Bella Copa” will follow that trend. The Tatami Honey Badger at 470gsm, though?

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    ali says October 20, 2016

    this is pure BS. AT 3.5 POUNDS AS LISTED ON YOUR WEB SITE CARIOCA IS NORMAL WEIGHT. IM LOOKING FOR A LIGHTWEIGHT GI TO MAKE WEIGHT AND YOUR SPAM IS NOT HELPING!!

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Jef leon says May 3, 2016

Where are the inverted “panda” gis? or the KINGZ nano?

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    Brendan says May 4, 2016

    Good question, Jef 🙂 We’ve left most gis that are 375gsm or below because they tend to stretch out in training and not last as long. It’s more of a ‘Top Lightweight gis’ post than a ‘Lightest gis possible’ post.

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Tommy says June 8, 2016

Have you tried the Warrior Gis from http://www.warriorkimonos.com/
The Suparaito feels twice as heavy to me.

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    Brendan says June 8, 2016

    What are their jackets made out of, Tommy? Looks intriguing as it says made in the USA, but not sure about the quality. Think they’d like a review done?

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Jason says July 23, 2016

How does the Hyperlyte compare weight-wise to other options? I am interested in purchasing a couple, but don’t see a detailed review? Thanks in advance!

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A. says July 31, 2016

My dojo doesn’t allow any visible words or markings on our Gis, other than the dojo patch. What’s a good lightweight option that’s blank white?

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Josh says September 23, 2016

Kauai Kimonos is one of if not the lightest gi on the market

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Michael says October 4, 2016

Hi. What’s the GSM of the Fuji light weight gi, and what’s the GSM of the fuji suparaito gi? Thank you.

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