6 Best BJJ Belt Reviews 2018

After you get your BJJ GI you need a good BJJ belt to tie it.

Firstly, let’s start with the overviews of best BJJ belts and after that, you can find brief overviews of brands. Also if you don’t know how to tie a BJJ belt at the end of the article, you can find a good and informative video and tips about it. Without further ado let’s start.

 

1. Maaeda Brand Gi Material BJJ Belts


Best BJJ belt

Training Quality: 9.6 / 10.0

Durability: 9.5 / 10.0

Check It Out: on Amazon

Exclusive Features

  • Really sturdy
  • 2″
  • Made of gi material
  • Looks cool

This belt is made of BJJ gi materials. So what does it provide? As you may know, the gi material can withstand tear and wear for a really long time and thanks to the quality material, the color of this belt fades way later than the other BJJ belts! After you tie it, it stretches optimally and this basically does not cause any extra harm.

Alright, after you tie this jiu-jitsu belt, it will look nice and be in a harmony with your gi. According to the feedback on forums, it basically does not shrink after you wash. Considering the top-notch quality and years of usage, there is no wonder why Maaeda made the top of this list.

I gathered the sizing information from the manufacturer’s site. According to it, you can get your own on here.

A0> 248cm – 98 Inches 
A1> 264cm – 104 Inches 
A2> 279cm – 110 Inches 
A3> 309cm – 122 Inches 
A4> 335cm – 132 Inches 
A5> 340cm – 138 Inches

2. Hypnotik Pearl Weave Premium BJJ Belt


good BJJ beltTraining Quality: 9.6 / 10.0

Durability: 9.3 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Pearl weave
  • 2 inch
  • Handmade
  • Has amazing feedback!

Something to Consider

  • Break-in period

This is another BJJ belt which is made of gi material and it has pearl weave. As you may know, many sturdiest jackets also have this weave type! So, you can basically use it for years.

This 2-inch belt is handmade and after a couple of weeks, you can fully break-in this belt. It is nothing much but I thought that you should know before you invest any money. As a side note, many seasoned fighters use Hypnotic Pearl!

Have a closer look at Hypnotic Pearl

3. Scramble BJJ Belt


BJJ belt reviewTraining Quality: 9.3 / 10.0

Durability: 9.0 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Flexible
  • Quality materials
  • Comes pre-shrunk!

Scramble BJJ Belt is made of flexible materials and while you are grappling, it stays on you. So during sparring, your partner won’t find a chance to rest ; )

Even though the durability can’t match with the two belts above still it is one of the sturdiest belts on the market!

Another plus of this belt is that it comes preshrunk so you don’t need to consider the shrinking after the first wash. With that, many people give feedback like “it is soft”.

4. Venum BJJ Belt


Training Quality: 8.6 / 10.0

Durability: 8.7 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Cotton
  • Cool logo

Venum BJJ Belt is made of cotton and it is thicker than many other BJJ belts which are made of cotton. Also, the elasticity is quite well. As you may know, Venum always gets at least decent ratings for many other BJJ and martial arts gear. This one can last for years and logo looks just awesome. I also have been seeing that many guys in Thailand have this belt! If you are interested, click here to view more about it.

5. Tatami Fightwear BJJ Rank Belts


good quality BJJ belt reviewTraining Quality: 8.7 / 10.0

Durability: 8.5 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • %100 cotton
  • Last for years
  • Great quality-price ratio

Tatami Fightwear BJJ is made of cotton and while you do submission, it won’t be too tight and does not slide. With that, this one has a break-in period as well and if you do training sessions frequently, this break-in period should not take more than three weeks. Considering all of these it has truly the best quality-price ratio among all the belts on the market. If you are interested, check out the latest price.

As a final note, I also checked out the fitting reviews from people who do BJJ sessions regularly and this one has the best feedbacks!

6. FUJI BJJ Belt


best bjj black beltTraining Quality: 8.5 / 10.0

Durability: 8.1 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Decent quality material
  • Does the job just fine
  • IBJFF approved
  • Very cheap price!
  • Many color selections!

This jiu-jitsu belt is made by one of the most reputable BJJ equipment companies out there and it is made of cotton. This one is a bit thinner than the belts above. With that, it is made according to the regulations of IBJFF. So you can use this one in any tournament!

Thanks to the really cheap price and decent quality, many BJJ practitioners tie  Fuji BJJ Belts. Literally, you can see Fuji Belt in almost every dojo. If these are appealing to you have a look at Fuji BJJ Belt on Amazon. As a final note, guys there is a myriad of amazing colors and you just need to check them out.

Some people don’t have any online shopping opportunities and may only get the older editions of brands and many of these people actually reached out to me for good BJJ belt brands and the information below is for you.

BJJ Belt Brands

Scramble: I researched the old forum posts (jiu-jitsu) and according to them, the belt shrinks little and it (model or edition 1) is made of the material which is actually used for making the belt above. I am guessing that the company only changed the density of materials.

Also See: Scramble GI Review

Tatami Fightwear: The awesome thing is that the belt on this list has been on the market for ages and it still gets decent ratings. I actually saw it in a very small city in Croatia. And according to my research, you can find this belt all over the world!

What separates a good BJJ belt from a bad one? Alright if you get a bad one, it may not stay in place and you can have numerous problems with it. After all, you want to focus on doing your session without any interruption, right? One thing is to note that the elasticity should be optimal and it should not be much and it should not be less either. With that, the material quality also plays a huge role since when you roll on the mats, it should not cause extra discomfort and should withstand the constant punishment during your grappling sessions.

Bad BJJ Belt Brands: There are some brands which just suck about producing BJJ belts. Some of these shrink more than they should, some just untie within minutes even if you tie it in “a superlock”! These brands are Kaataro, Blank Kimonos, and Vector Sports. By the way, I gathered these brands from BJJ trainers’ experiences and trustworthy BJJ forums!

In case of any company contacts me (again), I won’t change the part above unless I have a good experience with your BJJ belt. So send me your BJJ belt and let’s see what will happen. 

 

How to Tie a BJJ Belt?

Tying a BJJ belt is not so difficult and when you go to your BJJ gym or dojo, you need to show that you can at least tie your own BJJ belt. There are actually three common methods for it. And the video below teaches them and the instructions are very easy to follow. In addition to these, you can also see very common mistakes while people are tying their belts.

 

 

Final Thoughts

There are many BJJ belts which are made of different materials (hemp, cotton, gi materials…) and have different designs. And I am sure that you want to find a good BJJ belt to show your rank and the belts on this writing are top-rated ones on the market. With that, Maaeda shines the most among these and let’s not forget that it is made of BJJ gi material and pearl weave. And many BJJ instructors and authoritative figures consider this belt as “the best”. If you are interested, have a closer look at Maaeda on Amazon  I hope that you will progress in BJJ quickly as much as you can and you can move up a new belt in jiu-jitsu ; )

 

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2 Responses to 6 Best BJJ Belt Reviews 2018

  1. Owain says:

    Great review Furkan. I have said it before and I’ll say it again you need to pay more for the quality otherwise you are throwing your money away.

    With that said I look into getting the Maaeda brand. I can only see that the drawback with this belt is that the color does fade, eventually. How long can you expect it to last until it fades?

    • Furkan says:

      Hi man, Maaeda is just one of the higher-end belts and even though you do sparring, grappling frequently, considering the feedback the color looks good even after 1-2 years.

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