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.
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.
Luckily, there are gis out there that come highly recommended for you. Here's a solid list of gis that are sure to fit you.
The Best BJJ Gis of 2016 for Skinny, Lean, and Athletic Grapplers:
Scramble Standard Issue Semi-Custom Gi
I've officially dubbed this gi “The BEST BUDGET GI OF 2016” and I mean it. It's also perfect for lean and lanky guys with its specialty sizes! Here's a few more facts about the Scramble Standard Issue Gi:
- Un-decorated save for two branded SK tags, the Standard Issue Semi Custom comes with eight woven patches for you to decorate the gi as you see fit.
- Patches can be ironed on however it is recommended to sew.
- 450GSM pearl weave top
- 230gsm cotton ripstop pants
- Very high quality finish
Scramble Athlete V3 Gi
I have my own brand and could easily choose to only wear my own gis in competition, so I hope it’s not lost on anybody how significant it is that I choose to patch up and wear the Scramble Athlete gi and put it into my regular rotation.
The combination of fit, design, and quality really put it far above so many other gis out there. And for $15-$20 cheaper than what some companies would charge for this, I think Scramble really wins here.
Tatami Fightwear Estilo 6 Gi
I would highly recommend this gi to anybody looking for a solid mid-range gi. I think that the Estilo easily competes with brands like Moya Brand and Shoyoroll, but at a much lower price point. I love the fact that they now offer specialty sizes, making it perfect for lanky and lean grapplers. The fact that you can get them from so many places also means that, using the link below, you can almost always find one for sale, which is nice.
Hypnotik Base Gi
The Hypnotik Base Gi features a terrific fit and is tapered in the most important areas. This gi features a 450gsm Hybrid weave jacket, and comes with heavy cotton reinforcements in all areas. The pants have also been upgraded to a 10oz Twill making them heavier and more resilient than traditional twill cotton pants.
Lanky Fight Gear Pro Gi
Of the gis I’ve reviewed, the Lanky FG Pro 550 V1 is by far the best fitting which is a hugely valuable feature. The gi itself is beautiful with lots of details that make it both fun and tough looking at the same time. I would definitely recommend this gi to anyone interested in buying a perfect gi for somebody tall and slender.
Tatami Nova MK4 Gi
The Tatami Nova is a better fitting Gi than most ‘Basic' models and is tapered in all the key areas. The Nova now features a 450gsm Hybrid weave jacket with heavy cotton reinforcements in all areas. The pants have been upgraded to a 9oz poly cotton blend making them heavier and more resilient than the older 8oz twill cotton.
Summary for the lean and skinnies:
- Scramble Semi-Custom
- Scramble Athlete V2 Gi
- Tatami Fightwear Estilo 5 Gi
- Hypnotik Base Gi
- Lanky Fight Gear Pro Gi
- Tatami Nova Gi
Looking for a specific lanky or skinny bjj gi review? Check out all of the GiReviews.Net reviews here.
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2011