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Gi Size Chart Database

Gi Size Chart Database

A lot of people when going to buy a Gi believe they may know their size, and even if they do not then this Gi Size Chart database will help. As stated before, some people think, “Oh well, I am an A3 in Gameness, but I would rather try this Vulkan.” So, they buy an A3 in Vulkan, but when it arrives on their doorstep they may not be too happy with it. That is because there is no standard for what an A3, and it is up to the manufacture to make their own versions. Here is a breakdown of all major brands carried by OTM for the Gi Size charts.

Gameness

Looking for descripencies in Gi sizes? Well, look no further than Gameness who runs different sizing for different styles of Gis. Some of this is due to the weave, weight, and cut of the Gis, but also sizes change for kids and women as well. Gameness is made for the average to small BJJ practioners for women in men. With an A6 needed for people 6’5″ and 265+, and they do not even offer that in their Gameness Air line. For people looking for bigger Gis they should check out the Vulkan line.

Gi Size Chart for Gameness Single Weave,
Pearl, Feather, Platinum, and Elite Gi
Size Height Weight
A1 5’1″ – 5’6″ 105 lbs. – 135 lbs.
A2 5’6″ – 5’9″ 130 lbs. – 165 lbs.
A3 5’9″ – 6′ 160 lbs. – 200 lbs.
A4 6′ – 6’3″ 190 lbs. – 245 lbs.
A5 6’3″ – 6’5″ 240 lbs. – 270 lbs.
A6 6’5″ + 265 lbs. – 300 lbs

Gi Size Chart for Gameness Female Feather Gi

Sizing Chart for Gameness Air Gi
Size Height Weight
A1 5′ – 5’4″ 100 lbs. – 130 lbs.
A2 5’4″ – 5’7″ 125 lbs. – 150 lbs.
A3 5’7″ – 5’10″ 145 lbs. – 180 lbs.
A4 5’10″ – 6’1″ 170 lbs. – 215 lbs.
A5 6’1″ – 6’4″ 210 lbs. – 250 lb
Size Height Weight
F1 4’9″ – 5′ 85 lbs. – 100 lbs.
F2 5′ – 5’4″ 100 lbs. – 120 lbs.
F3 5’3″ – 5’6″ 115 lbs. – 145 lbs.
F4 5’6″ – 5’9″ 140 lbs. – 170 lbs.
F5 5’8″ – 6′ 165 lbs. – 200 lbs.

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Vulkan

Vulkan runs their Gis a lot bigger than most with their recent redesign. Starting out with an A0, or double 0 for women, the sizes tend to run a little bit bigger. The women’s size actually allow for weight up into the 200′s, and Gis near the seven foot mark. This is perfect for bigger guys that enjoy the art of Jiu Jitsu.

Vulkan Gi Size Chart
Height     | Weight | Size
5’2″-5’5″ |110-140| A-0
5’5″-5’8″ |140-170| A-1
5’8″-6’1″ |170-200| A-2
6’1″-6’4″ |200-230| A-3
6’4″-6’6″ |230-260| A-4
6’6″-6’9″ |260-290| A-5

Women’s Vulkan Gi Size Chart
Height     |Weight | Size
4’9″-5’3″ |99 -118| A-00
5’4″-5’5″ |121-140| A-0
5’6″-5’9″ |143-162| A-1
5’6″-5’9″ |165-184| A-2
5’9″-6’2″ |187-206| A-3
6’0″-6’5″ |209-242| A-4

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OTM and BTF

OTM Gis and BTF genrally run the same throughout every size, and they are on of the more consistent in that aspect. You do not have to worry about jumping from a blank competition gi, to a SLC, or an SSC and worry about it fitting different. Obviously, the way a Gi fits depends on what it is made out of so the lighter Gis may fit better in a bigger or smaller size but that is subjective. So, if you recommend a Gi to your friend, and he is the same size as you then you do not need to worry with OTM and BTF.

OTM Gi Size Chart
A1 5’4” – 5”8 155lbs
A2 5’8” – 5’11” 185 lbs
A3 5’11” – 6’3” 210lbs
A4 6’2” – 6’6” 250lbs
A5 6’5” – 6’10” 290lbs
A6 6’9” – + 290Lbs

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BTF ADULT Gi Size Chart:
* 5’2″-5’5″ | 110-140 | A-1
* 5’5″-5’9″ | 140-170 | A-2
* 5’9″-6’1″ | 170-200 | A-3
* 6’0″-6’4″ | 200-250 | A-4
* 6’0″-6’4″ | 225-275 | A-5
* 6’4″-6’6″ | 275-300 | A-6

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Lucky Gis

Lucky Gi offers some of the more customizable Gis on the market with half sizes and long sizes available. This means the guy that is six foot tall with a thirty inch waist does not have to have pants that are size 40, because that is what the Gi came with. Also, the sizes go all the way up to A7, and you can pick and choose your pants and Gi jacket. You do not have to get A3 tops and bottoms and can mix and match among the sizes when purchased. Now that is quality.

Lucky Gi Size Chart

Gi Size Chart Database Lucky Gi

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The Gi Size Chart Database helping you fit into your Gi!

Lucky Gi Cali Edition Review

Lucky Gi Cali Edition for style, flair, and functionality.

Lucky Gi has always brought the highest quality to their Gis and is made by people looking to better the Jiu Jitsu world. They are not here just for a quick dollar. The Lucky Gi Cali edition is one that combines the softest fabrics, with reinforced pressure points, to make a Gi perfect for rolling or competing in. Check out this review for the all the information that makes this Lucky Gi so great.

Lucky Gi Cali EditionLucky Gi Cali Edition
Front and back of Lucky Gi Cali Edition

Style and Comfort

As said before no one brings better style to the mat than Lucky Gis, and with the Cali Edition they may have mastered the look. While only currently available in blue and yellow this Lucky Gi has the perfect blend of elements. With small emblems on each shoulder, one on the back part of the jacket, and the traditional Lucky Gi sprawled across the back the Gi leaves plenty of room for your own customization to rep your gym or team. Cuffs of yellow and blue along the jacket and tie the color scheme together, and the emblem for the Cali Edition is embroidered on the pants as well.

In terms of comfort, you know it has to be soft when the company boast it to be the softest Gi on the market. A special micro blend pearl weaves leaves the exterior rough and hard so that competitors do not gain an advantage, but the interior is brushed to give you comfort in moments of fatigue or terror on the mat. Try this Gi on, and you will never want to take it off.

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Lucky Gi Cali Edition Pants  Check out the Sizes Here!

Function and Features

Obviously, as already mentioned the Lucky Gi has a new micro blend in the pearl weave that allows the exterior to be rough, but the brushed liner leaves it to be unbelievably soft. As with all Lucky Gis, the Gi comes with a travel bag that also incorporates the unique style of Lucky Gis, and it also comes with an extra drawstring in case you are in a need of one. For those rollers with the awkward body style the Cali Edition comes in a variety of sizes ranging from A0 to A7. Also, aside from standard sizes  they also carry half sizes for those with small waist but long legs, and reverse as well.

Durability

The woven and emroidered logos should stay durable throughout logn strenous training or matches. The Cali Edition Lucky Gi also has a jacket that is reinforced in high stress areas to allow better movement and allow for a lot of pressure to be put on the seams. Plus, if for some reason there is a defect in your Lucky Gi the company boast a one year warranty that will alleviate price tag shock.

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The Bottom Line:

While the Gi comes in at a higher price than most the saying goes you pay for what you get. With a variety of other companies Gis you could not distinguish one from another if it did not have the companies name plastered on it, but with Lucky Gis you get style recognizable even without their emblems. Plus, a one year warranty always helps when making any big purchase. Look up the Cali Edition Lucky Gi if you want a Gi you can wear with pride on the mats.

Lucky Gi Cali Edition made for the people who take pride in the way they look and roll.

Gi Weaves 101

Gi Weaves 101

Many times when going to buy a Gi you will see such labeling as single weave, honeycomb, pearl, or even double weave. The real question most beginners and even long time rollers is what are the difference between the Gi weaves, and does one really matter over the next? Also, how can I tell them apart from each other for the ones that do not tell me? In all honesty weave is one of the biggest things to consider when buying a gi, because it can make the difference between one that would be great for competition or for an everyday roller.

Usually there are three main types of Gi weaves which we will go over first before getting to specialty weaves.

Gi Weaves

Bad Boy Single Gi Weaves

Single Weave: Suibgle weave Gis are genrerally your least expensive Gis, because they have the least amount of material. The positives to this is they are light and great to train in on particularly hot days. The negatives are they wear out faster, and that with thinner material it is easier for an opponent to grab onto you. These Gi’s are not recommended for competition use since the lighter material does not hold up well to a lot of stress. They are recommended for beginning rollers who may not stick with training, but for anyone that rolls a lot or wants to compete single weaves are not recommended.

Gi Weaves

Atama Double Gi Weaves

Double Weaves: Double weaves are essentially that two single weaves put together to make a double weave. The positives of this is that it is a heavy material that last a long time, and the thicknerss makes it hard for opponents to grip. The negatives are that they will retain heat, and the thickness of thmke will make you weigh more when you go to compete if weight is an issue. Double weaves, in my opinion, are great for everyday rolling. Even though the thickness and stiffness may make it a bit harder to roll in when you go to compete you will feel a lot lighter and cooler. Plus, they last a long time so they will be able to put under a lot of stress for many days.

Gi Weaves

OTM Blank Gold Weave

Gold Weave: The Gold weave gi is a hybrid between the double and single weaves. It gives you the lightness of the single weave, but has the durability of a double weave. This is one of the more popular gi weaves out there with every company form OTM to Hayabusa makin gis in this weave. It is espically popular with competition rollers as it will hold up under the stress of someone trying to choke you out, but will not weigh you down on the scales.

Now, we move into the specialty gi weaves that are either some form of the oprignally three or something new entirely. Toiday, we will be covering the platinum weave from Gameness, the honeycomb from Vulkan, the competition illegal rip stop material, and one of the more widely used gi weaves in the pearl weave.

Gi Weaves

Gamness Platinum weave Gi

Platinum Weave: Gameness claims that the platinum weave gi is the highest grade gi weave that  is used in competition today. While that is true or not there is some postitives to the Gi. It is made of 100% pre-shrunk cotton which will make the gi not shrink when washed like other gis. The only issue I have come across is that the paltinum weave is quite stiff when compared to Gameness’s pearl weave gis. That may slow some people down when attempting certain moves.

Gi Weaves

OTM Rip Stop Gi

Rip Stop Gi: This is one of the newer Gi weaves, and when it came out a few years ago was one of the better Gis on the market. Unfortunately, it has been disqualified for use out of most of the BJJ tourneys so its popularity has declined. What makes it so popular is it is very thin, and probably one of the lightest gis on the market. That combined with it being nearly impossible to tear was a great point for many people to wear it.. Once again with lighter gis the material is easier to hold, but with ripstop it was sometimes very slippery for opponents to hold onto. While something great to train in because of its durability do not use it if you like to compete. You will get used to rolling in this type of gi, and come competition time will be unable to use it.

Gi Weaves

OTM Hyperlite pearl weave gi

Pearl weave: While at one time the gold weave was the standard for gis it is my inclination that the pearl weave will slowly be taking that niche. The pearl weave allows for the lightest gi allowed in competition, but at the same time is extremly durable. The weave which is light allows air to pass through which will keep any roller cool. Easily my favorite weave, and it is one that more companies are starting to make there gis in. It is easily recognizable since the gi material looks so tightly woven that it looks like tiny little pearls. The priuce point is not too bad on these gis as well with some being as low as 130 which is not too bad for how durable and great quality the gi is.

Gi Weaves

Vulkan Pro-Light honey comb gi

Honey Comb Weave: Honey comb gi has to be one of the newer weaves used in BJJ gis today, and it is exclusively used in the vulakn line of Gis. There is not much known about the weave at this time, but it can make ultra light weight competition gis which is something vulkan prides it self on. The design seems to be durable, but without constant use on the mat it remains to be seen how durable it is. It must not be that bad considering it is what one comapny makes all of there gis out of.

So, that is the low down on the majority of Gi weaves that are readily available on today’s market. Some are not widely as used as other, but that shouyld not stop you from using them if you think it is the right one for you. As with BJJ everyone’s game and style is different and there is a Gi that suits you. If you want to try them on and see what one is the best stop by your local OTM to get a feel for what you need.

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