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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.
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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. Click here to read my full review.
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.
The 11oz ripstop pants and lightweight 475gsm pearl weave jacket make it perfect for summer and hot weather BJJ training.
The Suparaito is definitely the lightest gi that I’ve ever worn from Fuji. Click here to read my full 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.
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.
The Hyperlyte weave offers superior strength and cut for mobility.
The gi uses 350gsm superfine woven cotton and 8 ounce twill pants but with the same cut as other Hyperfly gis.
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.
ESTILO LEVE ULTRALIGHT BJJ 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.
What should the seventh gi on this list be? Are there any other Lightweight / Summer gis that you love? Post them up below!
Brendan is the Founder and mastermind behind Gireviews.net. He is currently a Purple belt training in both gi and no gi. By day he is a elementary school teacher, by night, a jedi gi reviewer!