5 Best Judo Gis reviewed 2022

Putting on a Judo Gis during training is really the key to feeling like a proper martial artist and getting into the right mindset. What kind of gi you need depends on whether its for training or competition, what kind of ventilation there is in your dojo, and what you find is most comfortable for you. These are the 5 best Judo gis on the market according to us, so read on to see which one fits your unique needs.

Starpro Combat Judo Suit Uniform

Price: £25.99

Weight:  350 GSM

Colours: Blue/ White

Sizes: Kids – 110 cm, 120 cm, 130 cm

            Adults – 140 cm, 150 cm, 160 cm, 170 cm, 180 cm, 190 cm, 200 cm

This judo gi is comprised of a blended cotton-poly fabric, which helps with increased ventilation while still having a put-together silhouette that doesn’t wrinkle as much as pure cotton does. The inclusion of cotton means its easy to wear during a hot training session so you can stay comfortable and keep your eyes on the prize. The judo uniforms come in a bright white hue, and the lined white belt included with them is perfect for beginning your martial arts journey.

In order to keep the judo gi breathable, a mono-weave fabric is used. This is thin enough that it helps wick perspiration. A diamond weave is also used for added flexibility in order to provide ease of movement. This gi is light enough for training while still providing the rigidity required from a competition uniform.

The trousers included in this gi feature an elasticated waistband as well as drawstrings for a snug, customised fit. This comes in both blue and white so there’s an added colour choice. A wide range of sizes are another plus point: this gi goes from 110 cm to 200 cm to fit every fighter, from kid to adult. 

Tatami Fightwear Kihon Judo Gi

Price: £35

Weight: 450 GSM

Colours: White

Sizes: 110 cm, 120 cm, 130 cm, 140 cm, 150 cm, 160 cm, 170 cm, 180 cm, 190 cm

Tatami’s gis are a fixture in the BJJ and Judo community, and for good reason. The Kihon judo gi comes in classic white, which is a bit limiting but works for a traditional look. Constructed in a 450 gsm fabric, It’s a heavier weight which means considerably less ventilation when fighting, so you wouldn’t want to use this for training. This is better suited to being a competition gi due to its lack of flexibility and added weight. Competition is where you would want that level of rigidity.

The jacket comes in a pearl weave fabric, while the skirt of the jacket is a diamond weave for added flexibility. This gi’s trousers are constructed with durable and thick cotton fabric so that it withstands kicks, and a drawstring waist means you can tie it to your desired width. This one doesn’t come with a belt, so you’ll have to have your own.

Blitz Sport Adult Student Judo Gi

Price: £43.99 to £67.99, depending on size

Weight: 350 GSM

Colours: Black, White, Blue

Sizes: 160 cm, 170 cm, 180 cm, 190 cm, 200 cm

This is a gi on the lighter end of the spectrum, so it’s perfect for beginners and students who need to put in those long hours at the dojo. Its 350 gsm cotton poly mix is sturdy due to the reinforced stitching on it. The poly mix also helps reduce shrinkage post-washing, which is a pro when you need to wear a gi on the regular. The bonus here is that this is lined for extra opaqueness and is hence softer and more comfortable to wear.

The trousers in this gi set are elasticated along with a waist tie, for a fit that you can choose. There’s minimal logos, allowing you to add your own. The variation of colours here is the largest from the group, so you can choose between black, white, or blue. The downside here is that for a daily wear item, this is on the pricey side.

 Starpro Combat Judo Uniform for Kids

 Price: £22.99

Weight: 250 gsm

Colours: White

Sizes: 110 cm, 120 cm, 130 cm, 140 cm, 150 cm, 160 cm, 170 cm

Soft to the touch and super comfortable to wear, this kids Judo uniform from Starpro Combat is the ideal combination of form and function. Constructed using a lightweight 250 gsm fabric, this is thin enough not to weigh a child down during training. It also stays cool and dry, an added benefit that helps prolong training.

The poly-cotton blend here means less ironing and less shrinkage as well. This gi comes in a classic bright wide shade, and includes a belt with reinforced lining. The single diamond weave used for this allows for extra flexibility when doing leg work. There’s a range of sizes so that children and teens of all ages have a size-inclusive range of gis to choose from.

Ippon Gear Judo Gi Basic 2

Price: 59 EUR

Weight: 500 GSM

Colours: White, Blue

Sizes: 130 cm, 140 cm, 150 cm, 160 cm, 170 cm, 180 cm, 190 cm, 200 cm

This is the updated basic gi by Ippon Gear. It has a classic style and comes in both white and blue colourways. A gi this heavy is usually for competitions, and this would be great for that, but Ippon Gear sells it ‘for teens and amateur athletes.’ so do see if it meets your requirements. The simple, sleek look is a great plus, as is the range of sizes. Trousers for this gi set come with both elastic and adjustable lacing, provisioning better fit. This is a cotton-poly blend which gives the best look and feel. The price point is also decent, considering this is the heaviest gi on our list. In terms of sizing, err on the side of caution. The warning on Ippon Gear’s site states that the dimensions of the gi become 3cm smaller when washed, so you may want to size up.

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