BJJ Gis for the Tall and Skinny – update

At 6’4” and 195lb I have a real hard time finding kimonos that fit me correctly.  If they’re the right size in the body, the arms and legs are 4 inches too short.  When the arms are the right length the rest of the kimono fits like a moomoo.  We’re in a sport with weight classes and one that tends to favor those with long limbs and lean athletic builds.  So why is it so hard to find a quality gi that fits when you’re tall and lean?

This list is intended at a resource to help you find companies that made kimonos that will (hopefully) fit you better.  The methods that I’ve used are straightforward.  Using Aesopian’s gi survey as a starting point.  I looked at each company website and their sizing charts to determine if they offer kimonos to accommodate those of us that a more lanky than the average person.

I am not including reviews for any gis (other than Aesopian’s excellent survey) at this time because I haven’t used the vast majority of the gis.  I’ll be doing reviews for BJJ Legends and they will be included in subsequent posts so keep an eye out for them.  I am only including brands that specifically include sizing for the tall and skinny guy.  There are several brands that are cut to be more suitable for someone with a slim build but without actually trying a gi on I wouldn’t be able to give good information.

Brands With Long Sizes:

  1. Origin
  2. Shoyoroll
  3. Redstar
  4. Pirahna Gear
  5. Fushida
  6. Zombie Kimonos
  7. Omega Maniac
  8. Gorilla Gear
  9. Ground Control
  10. CTRL Industries
  11. De Firma
  12. Inverted Gear
  13. Ronin Gi
  14. Newaza Nation
  15. Prana
  16. HCK

Please let me know if you are aware of any other gi companies that offer sizing options specifically for the taller and leaner athlete so that I can keep the list current.

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5 Comments on “BJJ Gis for the Tall and Skinny – update

  1. Keiko have gis that have more tapperd gis, not making them so baggy for us skinnier guys

  2. I’ve heard that as well on the Keiko Raca and Manto but haven’t been able to put it to the test.

    Keep the suggestions coming on slim fit gis that aren’t specifically sized as such. I can try and include them in the follow-up reviews as well.

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