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Manto Single Weave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi Review

Gi Review: Manto Single Weave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Manto Single Weave

The Manto single weave is a pretty basic gi overall.  The patches are big and bold, but not too flashy.  Definitely a nice alternative for those that dislike the flashiest gis, but also don’t want a super plain gi.  The Manto single weave is a slimmer cut built for competition.  The cut is slimmer ala a Kikskin an d the collar is very thin.  It’s a very light gi, the strength of the weave makes it appear very durable, and the stitching is really nice.

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Moya Brand Hawaiian Cloth kimono Reviews

Gi Review: Moya Brand Hawaiian Cloth Kimono

by Ruben Coronado

The Moya Hawaiian cloth. Well let’s see where do I get started, there are so many great things to say about this Gi. My initial thoughts when I first opened the Gi was just “WOW” it’s a beautiful Gi, high quality, design and stitching is great.

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Subculture Gold Weave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi Review

Subculture Gold Weave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi Review

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  • Simple, sleek brazilian jiu jitsu gi.
  • Not too many patches and plenty of room to add them.
  • Solid color.
  • Fits perfect for an A3.
  • Great gi for training and competition.


Subculture is a pretty cool company based out of Chicago.  I was able to purchase this gi from them in person instead of ordering it through the Subculture website.

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I really dig the fit of the gi.  It would definitely fit somebody even wider than me.  I’m sort of built like a large rectangle and the gi definitely has a ton of room to wrap around me.  The sleeve length is perfect for me as an A3. I mention this because they are very true to size.  Subculture’s sleeve length is perfect if you have an average wingspan.  It would probably also be fine if you have longer arms as well, but I’d be careful about drying it.


The design on this gi is super simple.  It’s an excellent example of a clean gi that really let’s the color shine.  I wish I was a professional photographer and could do the color justice.  It’s really nice nicest charcoal gi I’ve ever seen and even after multiple washes, the color has held perfectly even though I did not soak it in vinegar or anything like that.


Beautiful gi, gross floor.


The jacket is super nice.  The stitching is consistent throughout and it’s made of one piece of fabric.

subculture brazilian jiu jitsu gi jacket

All one piece of fabric

You’ll notice in the image below that the lapel is much thicker than some of my lighter weight gis (Shoyoroll Americana, Vulkan, etc).  This can be expected of a Gold Weave.  It’s not build like a suit of armor like the HCK Absolute, but the Subculture is a VERY solid gold weave.

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Note the thickness of the Subculture Lapel

I also want to add that the taping along the bottom of the gi is very well done and has not frayed or anything.  It is not scratch and really gives a nice look to the gi that is similar to what Atama did with their Mundial 5.


The trousers are very nice.  The color is solid and the stitching is fantastic.  After the first wash and air dry, I noticed they fit higher on my legs, but nothing ridiculous so if you’re right on the edge of a3 and a4 because of height, go with the a4.

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Rolling Performance

Rolling in this gi was great.  The pants didn’t fall and the drawstring holds true.  The top rarely came untucked because of the larger fit on me, which was nice for a change since I wear my belt super low.  It didn’t stretch out and seemed to give fair play to both me and my opponent in terms of grips.

Subculture Conclusion

Here is where I can finally talk about the price of this thing. Honestly, if we slapped a Koral or Atama sticker on it, it would be a $200 brazilian jiu jitsu gi. If Subculture made it a pre-order only gi with a limited window, it would probably be 160-170. But, this gi is Subculture’s most expensive gi… $108 on the Subculture Facebook store.

Are you kidding me?

Their lightweights, that in my opinion rival anything that other companies have put out are only $99! Good job Subculture for working to bring back gi prices to where they can, and should, be.

Gi review format inspired by Meerkatsu.

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CTRL Industries Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gis

CTRL Industries Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gis

About CTRL Industries Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gis

CTRL Industries is a newer BJJ company and supports very clean designs and comfortable clothes.  Blayne and Billy, the owners, are brothers who are passionate about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gis and have produced a lot of cool gear so far, especially their new Carioca gi.

CTRL Industries has also got a good sense of humor as they specify that “you won’t find Dragons, Angel Wings, Skulls, etc, on our clothing(sorry).”

Thus far their offerings have been limited to some really awesome t-shirts and their super-popular Carioca brazilian jiu jitsu gi.

We have spoken with them personally as they are VERY active on their Facebook page and through the contact on their website.  Feel free to check them out and let them know you hear about CTRL Industries Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gis here on GiReviews.

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Predator Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi Reviews

Black Eagle Predator Gi Reviews

Predator is an English brand who is under the umbrella of Black Eagle Fight Company.

Their owner, Steve Turner, is really awesome and somebody whom we have dealt with personally.  He is very accessable via Facebook and their brand is storming onto the scene.

They have an awesome line of spats, rashguards, shorts, and some really cool, embroidered, brazilian jiu jitsu gis.

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Kauai Kimonos Ripstop Gi Reviews

Kauai Kimonos Review

Kauai Kimonos has a lot of features that I really like.  I’ll have pictures of my personal Kauai gi up very soon. Until then, awesome pictures from Tim Sledd and Christian Graugart(BJJ Globetrotter) will have to suffice. Features include:

The main feature is the 100% cotton ripstop jacket.  I have never seen or felt a gi like this before, but imagine an entire jacket made out of the same material as the Atama Mundial 7 and 9 pants.  It’s a really cool concept.  If you train in a hot weather environment, this is THE gi for you.

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The Best BJJ Gi for Beginners

The Best BJJ Gi for Beginners

The Story of My First BJJ Gi

To tell you the story of my first BJJ gi, I need to tell you the story of how I got into BJJ…

Jiu Jitsu Or MMA: The Hard Decision

For the first two years of grappling, I did exclusively nogi training.  It wasn’t until I had moved to the Chicago area after college that I ever even entertained the idea of using the gi.  Heck, the only place that I had ever even seen one was on Royce Gracie.

My first day training with UFC fighter Miguel Torres in 2006, I was given the choice to train in jiu-jitsu or mma.  At the time, the bjj class was an older gentleman and two women going over armbars from the guard.  MMA, on the other hand, was fifteen guys sparring with no equipment save shorts and four-ounce gloves.  Needless to say, there wasn’t much of a choice.

I never even considered putting on a gi for those first 6 months.

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Atama Gold Weave Gi Reviews

atama gold weave review

Atama Gold Weave Gi

The Atama gold weave is the middle of the road gi from Atama.  It’s heavier than the single, but lighter than the double.  This means it’ll last longer than your single weave, but will be more mobile than the double weave.

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Fuji ADCC Pro Gi Reviews

Fuji ADCC Pro Gi Reviews

New from Fuji Sports are the Fuji ADCC Pro Gis made specifically for the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC).  There are two versions: the ADCC Pro Gi and the Fuji ADCC All-Around Gi.

The ADCC Pro Gi is a summer-weight uniform made from pearl weave fabric.  It has the ADCC logo, Brazil and UAE flags and a super-cool ADCC fabric around all of the edges (including along the lapel, which you don’t see a lot of companies doing).  Like many other gis, the collar is made of rubber.

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Fuji ADCC All Around Gi Reviews

Fuji ADCC All Around Gi Reviews

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New from Fuji Sports are the Fuji ADCC Pro Gis made specifically for the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC).  There are two versions: the Fuji ADCC Pro Gi and the All-Around gi.

The All-Around gi is a mid-weight gi that is good for regular academy training.  It has a lot less flash than the pro gi and the jacket has a shorter skirt and the arms are more tapered than the pro.  The pants and jacket are both built to be strong enough to handle a lot of hard training.  It has Brazilian and UAE flags on the shoulders and pants and a large back patch with the ADCC logo.

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