Hayabusa GI Review – The Ultimate Guide

Hayabusa has literally a myriad of jiu-jitsu kimonos on the market and many people in dojos just love their Hayabusa Kimonos. But what is so special about them and should you even consider them?

In this Hayabusa Gi review, you can find everything about the quality gis of this Japan-based company.

Hayabusa Shinju 3.0 Pearl Weave Review

Hayabusa Shinju 3.0 Pearl Weave ReviewTraining Quality (weight + freedom): 9.8 / 10.0

Durability: 9.9 / 10.0

Comfort: 9.5 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 9.1 / 10.0

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Exclusive Features

  • Pearl weave
  • Tapered and handcrafted design
  • Ripstop 10 oz. pants
  • “Light”
  • IBJFF approved
  • Most quality jiu-jitsu gi on the market!

This gi has 500 gsm pearl weave and it is quite sturdy. And as you may know, many competitive practitioners train and compete in tournaments with pearl weave gis. The pearl weave number is higher than the others and this provides sturdiness and thanks to the handcrafted design, it actually fits very well and has less fabric. So when it is the case this gi actually has less weight and is sturdy. The handcrafted design also gets quite good feedback for the range of motion.

It also has 10 oz. ripstop pants and this is preferred a lot for pants. It is a classic material and it just works well for jiu-jitsu pants.

Alright, if you consider other gis which is made of same materials, high gsm number…, thanks to superior design this gi is actually lighter than them.

One thing is to note that while we are training on mats, some parts of gis just have more deformation and this one is reinforced in these parts.

This gi is IBJFF approved and if you think of competing, you can wear this in gi tournaments. Thanks to the qualities above, the collar and sleeves are thicker than usual and your opponents, sparring partners can’t make a hard grip easily which is just a huge plus for the defense. Considering the advantages it is obvious that you can step your game with this kimono. And many black belts all around the world compete with this gi.

It also comes as pre-washed so you don’t need to consider the shrinking issue of the first wash. Many people also give feedback like it feels nice and natural as well. The materials are also suitable for regular washing and pearl weave allows air in and out. So whether you plan on competing or doing regular training, this gi is suitable for both of them.

Hayabusa Shinju 3.0 is actually at the top place of many top-rated jiu-jitsu gi lists which should come as no surprise!

Aesthetics: Guys, as all Hayabusa Gis it is handcrafted, and you just need to see the finest details of this gi. It just looks amazing.

If these are appealing to you I highly suggest you have a closer look at Hayabusa Shinju 3.0.

Hayabusa Lightweight Jiu Jitsu Gi

Hayabusa Lightweight Jiu Jitsu Gi reviewTraining Quality (weight + freedom): 9.8 / 10.0

Durability: 9.0 / 10.0

Comfort: 9.7 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 9.8 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • 420 pearl weave
  • Lightest Hayabusa gi
  • Handcrafted
  • IBJJF approved
  • Really good comfort
  • Best bang for the buck!

Firstly this gi is really light and helps you to move way faster than usual. The gsm number is 420 and it is less than usual which provides a lightweight. This gi has also 8 oz. ripstop cotton and polyester blend. Considering that most companies use 10 or 12 0z. ripstop pants, the pants are also lighter and have a drawstring.

Hayabusa’s handcrafted design is again quite good however the design is not tapered as the first gi on the list. So if you have an average body or have long legs and arms, this can be a really good fit for you.

Thanks t0 the materials and blend, it is light, however, these also provide very good airflow and this one provides the best comfort among all Hayabusa Kimonos. So if you go to your dojo a lot and roll on the mats, spar regularly, you can feel more comfortable with Hayabusa Lightweight Jiu-Jitsu Gi. Considering these, I think that this can be a great option for everyone however if you are a beginner, it can be even more suitable for you since you will spend a lot of time on mats while learning submission techniques, BJJ positions etc.

This gi is also reinforced around stress points and has solid stitching. So even though it is light, thanks to these qualities it can last a long time and according to the feedback (trustworthy BJJ forums), it gets B+ for the durability.

This one is also handcrafted and the fitting rate is quite decent. Hayabusa Lightweight is actually another Hayabusa Gi which makes the top places of “most quality gi” lists.

As a final note, this one is also IBJFF approved and you can compete in tournaments with Hayabusa Lightweight Jiu Jitsu Gi.

Hayabusa Goorudo 3.0 Gold Weave Review

Hayabusa Goorudo 3.0 Gold Weave ReviewTraining Quality (weight + freedom): 8.9 / 10.0

Durability: 8.8 / 10.0

Comfort: 8.5 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 8.5 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • 550 gsm gold weave
  • Tapered design
  • Really sturdy
  • IBJFF approved
  • I have good experiences with 2.0 model of Goorudo!

If you followed any of my social media accounts, you might already know that I rolled on the mats with the older edition (2.0) in Thailand for a long time. The only difference between this model and Goorudo 2 is the blend of materials.

I was able to move and do any submission technique quite well and considering my experiences, the training quality is quite decent, however, this gi is not ideal if you are doing grappling in a hot climate. Since the gold weave is not exactly ideal for it and it has above average weight. Even though you can move freely, I can not say that it is perfect however it is one of the most durable kimonos on the market.

While I was doing groundwork with it, I already had 1 year BJJ training experience and I am really satisfied with this gi. And in my opinion, this gi is for more experienced practitioners and not someone who just started learning BJJ.

12 oz. twill pants are quite sturdy and I just felt natural with it. I have a fairly muscular body and the tapered design fitted me really well. Shoulder part was a bit tight but after a few weeks (break-in) it fitted me better.

This one is also IBJJF approved and you can compete in gi tournaments with it.

Many people also say that Hayabusa Goorudo has really awesome patches and in my opinion, this gi also looks really cool!

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Hayabusa Stealth Pearl Weave BJJ

Hayabusa Stealth Pearl Weave BJJ ReviewTraining Quality (weight + freedom): 9.6 / 10.0

Durability: 9.0 / 10.0

Comfort: 9.7 / 10.0

Quality / Price Rating: 9.3 / 10.0

Exclusive Features

  • Pearl weave
  • Tapered design
  • Very light and comfy
  • Good range of motion
  • IBJJF approved

According to my research, Hayabusa Stealth Pearl Weave is the tapered version of Hayabusa Lightweight Jiu Jitsu Gi (second model on this list). Just like that gi this one is also extra light and has 420 gsm pearl weave. However, it has a tapered design. I know that many people including me prefer this design and if you also like it, check out Hayabusa Stealth Pearl Weave on Amazon.

This gi comes pre-shrunk so first wash will not be an issue for shrinking and it is IBJJF approved as well.

Guys, I know that Hayabusa puts a lot effort into these products. Not only I have experiences with one of the gis of this brand I also used MMA gloves and the design was unique. After a couple of years, some other companies also copied the finger compartment as well. So you can be sure that the designs are tested over and over again for optimal performance. And you may like Hayabusa Gi designs more. As I explained it above some of them are unique and fitting rates are quite good. Also, the company explains everything about the technology behind the products. So if you read a product description and don’t understand it, you can just go to company’s official site and learn all about it. I think it is quite good for customers who just want to know more. And if you are like me and want to know everything about a gi before you buy it, this is just great. As a side note, I know that Hayabusa Gis are not cheap at all, however, you can be sure that most of the Hayabusa Gis (at least the ones on this list) give your money’s worth. And another thing is to consider that some Hayabusa Gis actually may have little room for extra patches. So before you invest any money, definitely check out the pictures! As a side note, if you have a throwing/grappling dummy, you can dress them with these gis.

Conclusive Thoughts

In this Hayabusa Shin Guards review, I included the latest and good gis of Hayabusa. With that, according to all the data, one of them is just more special and it is Hayabusa Shinju 3.0 Pearl Weave. Thanks to the really good design, it is lighter than the gis which is made of the same weave and has top-notch materials. And as you may know, many seasoned practitioners prefer wearing this gi in the most prestigious jiu-jitsu tournaments! If these are appealing to you, have a look at Hayabusa Shinju 3.0.

I hope that this article is informative for you and if you have any questions just leave a comment below.


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10 thoughts on “Hayabusa GI Review – The Ultimate Guide”

  1. A great review and diverse selection. Thanks for sharing You’ve certainly helped me. Is there a particular product you’d recommend for a 12 year old who is still learning Jui Jitsu? I don’t want anything too expensive, but it does need to be robust.

    1. Hey, yeah there ar gis which are specifically designed and produced for kids and I just released a post you can check ıt out on here. All of the kimonos in that writing are suitable for 12-year-olds.

  2. My son has been very interested in learning Jui Jitsu, so I am doing some research on how much this will cost. I understand needing the proper gear.

    I noticed you said Hayabusa Goorudo 3.0 Gold Weave is not necessarily appropriate for a hot climate. Is there one suitable for a warmer climate?

    Thanks for sharing, I look forward to hearing back from you.

  3. Excellent review, I really wish I knew about these Gis when I was still studying martial arts. I do have a friend who is very passionate about BJJ and I will be passing this article along to him! Which of these Gis would you say is your favorite and why? And which would you say gives the most “bang for the buck”?

    1. All of them are quite good but Shinju Pearl is my favorite. It is just too good. It is quite tapered and it is “light”. Basically, you just can’t go wrong with it.
      Hayabusa Lightweight gives the best bang for the buck since it lasts a long time and has a really good price tag. It is a bargain.

  4. I am getting ready to take a jiu jitsu class, mostly for self defense and stamina. Which gi should I get? Will I have to purchase this myself before the classes start? Or is this something that they will have there for sale (maybe at a higher price?). Lastly, should I buy a larger size than what I normally wear so that I can move around in it easily, or are they made that way?

    1. That is really good that you start jiu-jitsu : ) Firstly, you need to talk with your gym/academy. Sometimes they provide a kimono for students. However, if they don’t, read the gi’s qualities above and pick a one for your personal needs.
      Also, definitely check out the company’s size charts because the measurements can change from one company to another and if you need any more information, I am here.

  5. I’m not experienced in this martial art, however, I am a boxer but in the future, I will definitely incline towards learn Jui Jitsu there’s just something that gets my attention in. Like how a little person can use leverage to defeat a larger opponent that right there is no brainer its a must self-defense martial art to learn in my future.

    1. I am same. I first started boxing and years after that I started doing grappling. I also think that this martial art is just fascinating.

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