2018 Guide: Top 7 Lightweight Gis for Summer!


2018 Guide: 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 favourite lightweight gi at MMA Overload!

Top 7 Lightweight BJJ Gis for Summer!

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1. Tatami Fightwear Zero G V4


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 9oz double reinforced lightweight twill pants and lightweight 475gsm pearl weave jacket make it perfect for summer and hot weather BJJ training. The Zero G V4 is constructed so that the design, durability, and fit across all sizes is the best it can be. The Zero G V4 with jacket and pants weights 1.5kilo (A2 Mens) making it one a fantastic competition and daily Jiu Jitsu Gi.

  • NEW! Striking Cobalt Blue contrast stitching throughout the GI
  • NEW! Pants panels with diagonal stitching
  • NEW! Competition fit for maximum advantage
  • NEW! 9oz double reinforced lightweight twill cotton pants
  • NEW Zero G V4 branding is strategically placed on the jacket shoulders, back of the neck and jacket and right thigh
  • Zero G V4 brand patches are placed in areas complying to IBJJF GI standards, and adding a fantastic look to this NEW range of super light competition BJJ's GI's
  • Jacket made from 475gsm Pearl Weave reinforced GI material
  • Rubberised collar to stop moisture absorption during training and competition
  • Collar covered in twill material for added durability
  • Single piece jacket for reinforced strength and comfort
  • 10oz heavy cotton stitching on ALL areas of the jacket and pants

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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.


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

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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

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4. War Tribe Men's Poseidon Gi


  • Sublimated Mesh Lining making it breathable and light weight
  • 450 GSM Pearl weave using premium cotton fabric
  • 10 ounce Cotton Ripstop pants, double reinforced stitching
  • Direct embroidery on shoulder and pant leg
  • Well built & extremely durable

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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

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6. Hypnotik Interstellar BJJ Gi

  • Limited edition
  • 550gsm Pearl Weave, 100% cotton jacket
  • 11oz twill, 100% cotton pants
  • Fully sublimated Interstellar graphics and patches
  • 3 times Pre shrunk washed Gi
  • Free fully sublimated Interstellar graphic gi bag

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7. Hayabusa Lightweight Pro

Hayabusa Lightweight Pro BJJ Gi

  • Feels incredibly light
  • Jacket is constructed with a 350-gsm pearl weave cotton
  • 10oz. ripstop cotton-polyester blend pants for superior strength and durability
  • Reinforced shoulder, arm pit, side slit
  • Patches and embroidery on lapel, chest, arm, back and legs
  • Pre-washed

Go get your Hayabusa Lightweight Pro at Amazon

BONUS: Gameness Air Gi


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


  1. 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.

  2. 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?


    • 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.

    • 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?

  3. 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!

  4. 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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