Jiu Jitsu Kimonos for the Tall & Skinny
At 6’4” and 215lb 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.
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 (http://bjjgear.aesopian.com/168/the-best-bjj-gis/) 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) because I haven’t used the vast majority of the gis. I am also only including brands that specifically include sizing for the tall and skinny guy. There are several brands out there 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:
- Origin – http://www.originbjj.com/sizing-chart
- Shoyoroll – http://www.gi-kimono.com/shoyoroll-sizing-size-chart
- Redstar – http://redstarbjj.com/redstar-size-chart.html
- Pirahna Gear – http://www.piranhagear.com/featured-products/jiu-jitsu-cut-single-weave-uniform-white-tall.html (not on Aesopian’s survey)
For reference I do own a Redstar Stamp gi in A3L and it fits perfectly.