If it seems impossible to find a ridiculously lightweight Gi that isn't also ridiculously flimsy, that's because it is. At least it was... until Tatami put the final touches on the Sub Zero.
What's even more impressive is that this 2.64 lbs beauty (A2) isn't made from ripstop. The jacket is a 350 gsm Pearl Weave and the pants are 8 oz. lightweight cotton. "Tournament cut" to minimize your opponent's grips.
It's also light on patches, leaving you room for sponsors and team patches. Also a good feature for you old schoolers who don't like too much flashiness. Overall, this is a Gi you want to keep ready for competition, but is still sturdy enough for day-to-day use in the hotter months. Comes with a gi bag.
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I have this Gi. Coming from a stocky (5'6 1/2) light to feather weight former wrestler this gi has felt great for me. I train at least once a week in it and use it as my main competition gi.
I had the zero G which worked great but the subzero is my gi of choice right now. GREAT DEAL
i paid more
What size did you order, A1 or A2? I have a similar build, and I'm always stuck between sizes.
Tatami size/cut question:
Is the Sub-Zero cut like the Nova or the Estillo? (I am an a4 nova but a5 estillo)
im 6'2" 170, a solid a2L, would this gi fit at any size?
I wasnt able to order this due to a credit card issue however I see it in PENDING on my credit card statement as I did try to submit my order. It did fail due to noted credit card issue. Will this drop off? It is not in my bjjhq order history and I do not have an order # 07/28/2014 BJJHQ.COM Merchandise $95.00
Check your email bro. If you got one of those automated responses, reply to it. They're pretty good about getting back to you on those. Unfortunately I've had a few orders get lost in the past. In that case they just reimburse you. Good luck. I hate loosing out on a good deal.
The Fuji Victory was on here less than a month ago for around 70-80 bucks. Doubt we see it again til the end of the year.
@Alex - it'll definitely be back before the end of the year.
what kind of gi bag does it come with?
A lightweight carry bag, standard size.
BJJHQ ADMINS: Will we be seeing the Fuji Victory gi here anytime soon?
We had it in white recently, so that wont be back for a while. We should have it in blue or black in the next month or two.
I always wear an A2 but this one is Huge , just ordered an A1 , now I can stop trying to shrink my last one . Anyone else have this problem ?
Can anyone comment on how easy this gi is to grip? A lot lightweight gi's are impossible to break grips in because they are so soft and easy to grab, often regardless of technique. I prefer something harder on the hands but am open to purchasing if it is comparable to a normal gi.
Correct me if i am wrong.. but based on this description this gi is not preferred for day 2 day use.. rather it is a ideal to stash as a competition gi? which gi WOULD be the BEST for constant usage? as oppose to this one which is better for rare usage? want to buy my first gi but having sooo much trouble finding which is the best one!!!
for a first gi id go a fuji victory cheap and reliable the "all around" gi
This Gi is ideally better suited to competition since it's really light and only a 350 gsm weave. It will hold up in day to day training but you can't always be certain. A Fuji single weave should make a good starter gi. Have a nice day!
flow , inverted , venum , keiko make good ones
i use fuji air and keiko summer on daily bases but i got 4 gis and i recommend you to owen at least 2 if you train more then 4 days week ... that way you prevent your self and your teammates from germs
I've had this gi since the last time BJJHQ offered it (about six months?). It's my second gi, and I love it. I've worn it at least weekly ever since, and, aside from some stains here and there, it has held up perfectly. My only concern would be that if this is what you get used to, every other gi is gonna feel like a lead weight. In comparison, my keiko raca gi (which i had no complaints about before) now feels like it's made out chain-mail lined with sand paper. Still, I recommend the hell out of this.
I wouldn't expect a competition gi to last more than maybe a year of 3-6 hours a week of training. I have a tatami nova that I've been using fairly often for the past few months and it's holding up very well. But I'm not sure how the nova compares to this one other than being cheaper.
And another vote for the Fuji victory. I have one and it's built like a tank while still being fairly light. Great gi for beating up at the mats.
So you all seem to believe the Fuji victory is the way to go.. does it come up here a lot or do i look elsewhere to purchase it?
I agree that the Fuji Victory gi is the way to go for the day to day usage. I've had mines for 3 years and I usually roll with heavier guys. It takes a good beating and would have ripped if it was a lighter/competitor gi. Plus, training with a heavier gi and switching to a lighter gi during competition will make you feel more maneuverable. Hope this helps..
I've been hoping this would come up!