Finding an inexpensive, high quality BJJ GI can be difficult when you are first starting out in Jiu Jitsu. It’s not like 10 years ago when there were very few GI brands and with little choice when it came to buying a GI, let alone find a budget version.
Nowadays though things are different. With the explosion in popularity of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu over the last few years, there are multiple brands in all countries with most offering budget and entry level GIs. The problem is not whether you can find a budget GI, its picking out a decent one from the many that are on offer.
The trick though, is picking one that is priced well but still offers premium features. Below we will discuss our top 7 BJJ GIs under £60 and explain why you cannot go wrong by choosing one of them.
Our top 7 budget BJJ GIs in no particular order.
- Valor Fightwear Black Label BJJ GI
Valor Fightwear are one of the oldest European Jiu Jitsu brands. They started out in the UK in 2010 and they soon started to build up a big following.
They are known the world over as one of the best value for money, BJJ brands with a large range of budget GIs.
The Black Label range is their latest offering. Take a look at this GI for yourself and I think you will agree this is one of the best-looking GIs available, budget and premium alike.
It has features that even some of their premium range do not have including eye catching design, new improved fit and cut, premium lightweight jacket material and Ripstop trousers. These features are usually seen or more expensive GIs from brands like Moya Brand and Koral so to get them on an entry level GI is very rare.
It also comes with a free Elite white belt which makes it even better value for money. You cant go wrong with a Valor BJJ GI. Highly recommended.
- Fuji All Around BJJ GI
Fuji are one of the oldest American GI brands and they have a very good reputation when it comes to the quality of their GIs. The Fuji All Around has been around for a few years now and the fact that its still popular and people continue to buy it is a testament to how good they are.
Features on the All Around include premium 550gsm jacket, embroidered logos, thick cotton twill trousers and thick collar. Heavier GIs can be an acquired taste for some, especially people new to BJJ and wearing a GI but one thing you can be certain of from a GI like this is that it is very durable and built to last.
- Tatami Nova BJJ GI
Tatami Fightwear are the oldest UK Jiu Jitsu brand and one of the worlds top GI brands. They make some of the best GIs, sponsor the biggest tournaments and have some of the words best fighters endorsing their gear.
The budget offering from Tatami is called the Nova GI and the current version is the 5th iteration. The first launched in roughly 2012. Like the All Around GI above, the Nova has been and still is one of the go to GIs for people just starting out in Jiu Jitsu or those that need additional GIs but on a budget.
Some of the Nova features include lightweight jacket, twill trousers, athletic fit, great range of sizes and a free white belt.
- Sanabul Essentials BJJ GI
Sanabul is a relative newcomer to the BJJ Scene but over the last few years they have grown in popularity. They tend to have a more minimal style when compared to some of the other brands listed which for many newcomers is a good thing. Not everyone who is just starting out in Jiu Jitsu wants to stand out, so a minimal looking GI is usually their first choice.
The essential GI is very similar to the All Around GI when it comes to styling with its crisp embroidered logos but where it differs is the lightweight GI material used. Some of the other features include tapered athletic cut, pre-shrunk material, and anti-odour agents.
- Kingz The One BJJ GI
Kingz have been round a few years now and are known as one of the big players of the sport. Over the years they have sponsored the who’s who of the top BJJ athletes. Most notably, the legend that is Andre Galvao.
Kingz are known for their quality and this usually comes with a price. The One GI usually retails for just over what we would class as budget pricing but at the time of writing this article its currently being sold for under budget so if you decide to buy one, shop around and I’m sure you will get it for the right price.
Features include mid weight high quality jacket, triple reinforced stitching and 10oz cotton trousers.
- Scramble Standard Issue BJJ GI
Scramble are a lot like Tatami in the sense that they started out at roughly the same time (2009), are UK based and are one of the world’s top BJJ brands.
The Standard Issue GI is a great GI for the price tag. You get a high-quality GI, at a great price, it has a minimal design and you also get a sew on patch kit that includes 6 patches. What a great idea.
Other features include midweight jacket material, ripstop trousers and a free white belt.
- Elite Sports Ultralight BJJ G
Elite Sports, like Sanabul is a brand that has made big waves in the BJJ scene over the last few years. With stylish designs and value for money pricing, its easy to see why they are becoming more popular.
The Ultralight GI features a lightweight pre-shrunk jacket, twill cotton trousers, anti-odour treatments and a free white belt.
In conclusion, you cannot go wrong by choosing one of the above budget BJJ GIs for your Jiu Jitsu training. Remember though, choosing a BJJ GI like most things comes down to personal preference so look at what each one is offering and choose the one that comes closest to your own personal requirements.