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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 favorite lightweight gi at MMA Overload!

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 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 compling to IBJJF GI standards, and adding a fantastic look to this NEW range of superlight competition BJJ's GI's
  • Jacket made from 475gsm Pearl Weave reinforced GI material
  • Rubberised collar to stop moisture absorbtion 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

Learn more about the Tatami Zero G V4 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 Amazon!

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 Amazon

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
Find your favorite War Tribe gi and use code GIREVIEWS to get 10% discount!

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 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
Get your Hypnotik Interstellar gi at MMA Warehouse

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

Shop for the Gameness Air gi on Amazon

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

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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.

    Brendan says May 23, 2012

    The new ones look really nice as well.

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.

    Brendan says May 23, 2012

    I’ll definitely be adding this in today!

Mike says June 7, 2012

i see you forgot the gorilla hitman ultra light gi might be the lightest bjj gi on the market.

    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!

      mike says June 13, 2012

      Just sending you an email

Jeff says June 12, 2012

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

    Brendan says June 12, 2012

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

lester blandino says July 11, 2012

hey brendan , what about black eagle predator gi ?

ron hess says September 15, 2012

rio koi… light & cool

    Brendan says September 15, 2012

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

Arthur Grubba says June 14, 2013

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

Greg says April 4, 2014

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

    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!

Carlos says March 10, 2015

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

yesta says July 21, 2015

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

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?

    ali says October 20, 2016


Jef leon says May 3, 2016

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

    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.

Tommy says June 8, 2016

Have you tried the Warrior Gis from
The Suparaito feels twice as heavy to me.

    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?

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!

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?

    Greg says August 6, 2016


Josh says September 23, 2016

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

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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