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3 Best Cheap BJJ Gis for Beginners in 2018

Obviously getting a BJJ Gi which gives you more than your money’s worth is everyone’s wish and yes, there are actually best cheap BJJ Gis for beginners on the market. Also, when you check the prices of these Gis, I am sure that you will be pleasantly surprised.

These BJJ Gis below do not only get good reviews and feedbacks on forums many BJJ (local and commercial) gyms actually suggest them to their students and some of them are actually in best jiu-jitsu gi lists!

Without further ado let’s start with the overview of the most quality one…

Important Note about Sizing: The Gis below have very good fitting ratings.

1. Anthem Aesthetics CLASSIC


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Training Quality: 9.5 / 10.0

Durability: 9.7 / 10.0

Comfort: 9.7 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 9.3 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Pearl weave (450 gsm)
  • Ergonomic and simple design
  • Gets rid of sweat well
  • IBJJF certified!
  • Good quality price ratio
  • One of the best!

Anthem Aesthetic provides you what you need without being too fancy. This is why 450 gsm pearl weave jacket and 10 oz. ripstop pants can have a good price tag.

It has tapered design and basically, it does not give you extra room, however, the design of jacket provides a full range of motion. This is why you can see this gi on many best lists.

Also, cotton wicks the moisture quite well.

Even though the price is not exactly “affordable”, this IBJJF approved Gi is not expensive either. Seriously, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a top-notch Gi. Considering the quality (durability, training performance…), I highly suggest you grab your own and check out the sizing information on here.

As a final note, Anthem Aesthetics always cares a lot about the products and you have 30 days money back guarantee. If you don’t like this gi (I highly doubt it), you can return it and get your money back!

 

2. Elite Sports IBJJ Ultra Light


overview of good and affordable GJJ giTraining Quality: 9.1 / 10.0

Durability: 9.0 / 10.0

Comfort: 9.6 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 9.5 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Sturdy
  • Ergonomic design
  • Gets rid of sweat fast
  • IBBJF approved
  • Comes with a free white belt
  • Good price!

Elite Sports comes with a free white belt so you can save some money with this gi and this slim fit gi gets very good feedback from many people who have different body types.

Collars are thicker and can come in handy while you are sparring on BJJ mats. As a side note, the materials are processed with anti-microbial technology and this prevents odor.

Also, I honestly hate the first wash. Since I have no idea how much it would shrink but you don’t need to concern about that for this particular gi because it comes pre-shrunk.

You can wear this gi a lot and it is basically made for frequent BJJ training sessions. The stitching of this gi is also solid and stretches optimally without hurting the durability of the pants or the jacket.

You have many color selections including navy. If you are interested, you can check out the awesome training video on the product page.

Considering all of these (freedom, antimicrobial materials), it gives you more than your money’s worth! You can also check out the review video below.

3. Sanabul Essentials v.2


Training Quality: 8.8 / 10.0

Durability: 9.3 / 10.0

Comfort: 9.6 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 9.0 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Pearly weave
  • New improved model
  • No shrinking
  • Can be washable in cold water
  • Comes with a free belt!

This pearl weave gi has slim fit cut and it is light. It is actually one of the lightest Gis on the market.

One thing is to note that you can wash Sanabul in cold water so it won’t shrink! Obviously, if you want to make it smaller, you can wash it in hot water however the shrinkage will be less than normal.

This pearl weave gi has good thermal regulating qualities and it is a solid option for long and sweaty sessions.

Old Reviews and Why You Don’t Need to Worry about Them: Sanabul’s older models have horrible feedback about shrinkage. After a couple of months older models literally become useless. These old models shrink more than 7 finger width after a couple of months. This would just suck, right? However, this new improved model comes as pre-shrunk and the materials shrink way less than normal. So, you can wear this model without worrying about the shrinkage for long years to come.

My Research: Sanabul Essentials is one of the most preferred Gis for BJJ classes and you can see it in many dojos.

Take a Closer Look at Sanabul Essentials v2

4. Hawk Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Suit


an overview of cheap jiu-jitsu giTraining Quality: 8.6 / 10.0

Durability: 8.9 / 10.0

Comfort: 9.1 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 9.8 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Pearl Weave
  • Quality cotton
  • Ergonomic design
  • Pants get rid of sweat well
  • Great quality price ratio!
  • I have good experiences with it!

My experiences: I wore this gi over 7 months and even though the gi brand is not popular like the others, I have good experiences with it. Basically, I was doing regular grappling sessions with it in a martial arts gym in Samut Prakan, Thailand. If you are following my social media accounts, you would probably know that I spent a considerable amount of time in there with this gi. Anyway, it provided a good range of motion and even though the canvas is not the most comfortable material, I felt comfortable enough with it. With that, I generally did my grappling dummy sessions with it and the pants gave less freedom than I had anticipated but it was still decent and the pearl weave jacket definitely gets at least B+ for the training performance. As a side note, I have an average body and it also gets good feedback from people who have a lanky body type.

Canvas gets rids of sweat quite fast and if you are doing your sessions in a hot climate, this quality can be useful for you.

Guys, you simply can’t find a quality pearl weave gi in this price range and Hawk Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Suit comes with a 1 year warranty period!

 

5. FUJI BJJ UNIFORM


Training Quality: 8.4 / 10.0

Durability: 9.1 / 10.0

Comfort: 8.5 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 9.2 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Sturdy
  • Pants get rid of sweat fast
  • IBJJF approved
  • Really good price!

This gi is really sturdy. Seams, design, materials are chosen for long durability. With that, this kimono is not heavy but it is not the lightest one either. The collar is thicker than usual and as you know, this can improve the defense during sparring and in competitions!

It uses Fuji Special blend and many people are sure that it is the blend of pearl and single weave and gives a decent range of motion. As you may know, some certain points have more defects than other points during BJJ sessions. These particular points are extra reinforced for longer durability.

If you are a beginner, this can be a solid choice for first years of training and I am sure that many of you have heard Travis Stevens before and this gi is the official gi of him.

According to my research in 2018, Fuji BJJ Uniform is the best-selling gi. You can check out the product page for more information and detailed sizing information. In my opinion, it also has a very good price tag.

 

Why Should You Get These Cheap BJJ Gis?


There is a myriad of BJJ gi brands out there and there are also other good gi choices like Scramble Athlete in this category. With that, the ones on this list have better ratings and according to my research, many martial arts (jiu-jitsu) gyms suggest some of these Gis! These can withstand tear and wear for long years and one thing is to note that some of the gis above come pre-shrunk, so you don’t need to think or worry about it. When it comes to choosing gis I always read many jiu-jitsu forums like Bullshido, jiu-jitsu forum etc. According to them, I gathered these really quality kimonos. With that, I also checked out the fitting rates and as you may know, I constantly exchange e-mails with BJJ gyms and especially 2 Gis above (number 3 and number 4 on this list) get quite good feedbacks! As a final note, even though some of the gis on this list do not have “stylish look”, you pay for the training quality, durability…

 

Final Thoughts


I ordered these Gis according to training quality, feedbacks, and material quality. With that, if you are looking for a budget and top-notch quality BJJ Gi, I am sure that you will love rolling on the mats with Anthem Aesthetics. This IBJJF approved pearl wave gi has awesome ratings all over the internet and you can consider it as a “safe” choice. If these are appealing to you, get your own Anthem Aesthetics Classic today! As a side note, the gsm number is quite high for a BJJ gi in this price range and this is definitely one of the reasons why it is one of the top-notch BJJ Gis on the market.

I really hope that you enjoyed reading the reviews of these best cheap BJJ Gis for beginners and if you need any further information about any of these kimonos, just have a comment below and I will get back to you.

 

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Reader Comments

  1. I took some BJJ classes last spring and boy was it tough!

    The classes with the Gis was fun because you can literally grip someone by their Gi and throw them lol.

    I’d go for the last option, the FUJI BJJ UNIFORM. I need the sweat resistant feature. I sweat a lot and I hate being soaked during a workout.

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