Sanabul Essentials V2 Ultra Light BJJ Gi Review

Sanabul Essentials V2 Ultra Light BJJ Gi Review

When Sanabul Sports first came out with their first BJJ gi it was nice to have another more affordable option for Jiu Jitsu players that was also durable and a good choice for people to put in their Gi rotation for training. While the Gi did have flaws, Sanabul went back to the drawing board and returned with the much improved Sanabul Essentials V2 Ultra Light Gi.

Companies like Sanabul have been coming onto the Jiu Jitsu Gi market providing more affordable Gi options under $100 for people that don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a new gi.

Sanabul Sports have become a popular affordable option among jiu jitsu practitioners that want a durable gi that won’t put a dent in their wallet

In this review, we will take a look at the features of the Sanabul Essentials V2 Ultra Light Gi. It is a good affordable option and we’ll show what makes it worth your money.

Technical Features Summary

  • Lightweight Single Weave Gi Jacket
  • Tapered Athletic Cut and Fit 
  • Anti-Microbial and Anti-Odor Treated
  • Contrast Stitching and Reinforced Seams
  • Preshrunk Fabric - Perfect for Summer Training

Material Features

The Sanabul Essentials V2 Ultra Light Gi is made of Sanabul’s preshrunk material that is super light, easy to move around and perfect for training in the hot months of summer.

It is only a single weave fabric, but has double stitching that makes it durable and hold up during hard training sessions. Also, the sleeves are tapered and the collars are rubberized, so they can handle the grips of your toughest training partners.

The texture of the gi is also surprisingly smooth for being a very reasonably priced. Generally one would assume a cheaper gi would have a sandpaper like texture, but this one has a good quality and especially for the price.

While the jacket doesn’t have the 450 GSM single weave like Sanabul’s competition gi it is still a quality gi that you can get years of training out of.

Also like all other Sanabul BJJ gis, this one was also treated with anti-microbial and anti-odor agents, so when you’re training long hours on a hot day it absorbs all those ounces of sweat and it won’t stink too bad. 

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Sanabul Essentials V.2 Ultra Light Pre Shrunk BJJ Jiu Jitsu Gi (A3, White) See Special Sizing Guide
  • The Perfect Fit: We take the guesswork out of sizing. Our preshrunk gi can be thrown in a cold water wash and hang dried, without having to worry about shrinkage. Check the Sanabul sizing chart in the images to find yours. Still need to shrink it? No problem, you can wash this gi in hot water and machine dry it to bring it down a size
  • Just What You Need: A Jiu Jitsu gi created to go on the journey with you. We designed The Essential series to stand up to extended use, and we sell it at a fair price. Tested by Pros, Created for You: Some of the top competitors in the world rep Sanabul, like BJJ black belt Guilherme Bomba and legendary Jiu Jitsu coach, John Danaher. They put our designs through the ringer, so you can trust what you’re wearing has the same grit as you
  • Fit Right In: Sanabul Essentials sports a classic, uncluttered style that you can wear confidently on your first day or when upgrading to a cleaner look
  • Lightweight, Heavy Duty: Lightweight gi are ideal for hot summer months, or keeping you light and agile in competition. But we also make ours tough. Stiff, rubberized collars, tapered sleeves, and dense single weave design means you won’t sacrifice firmness for speed
  • Stays Dryer and Cleaner: This bjj gi fabric is specially treated, so it stays dryer and cleaner during those marathon gym sessions. For a limited time you can get a FREE SANABUL BJJ BELT (ANY COLOR BELT!!!) with your purchase. In order to get the free belt, you MUST SELECT THE BELT SIZE AND COLOR FROM THE BELT LISTING AND ADD IT TO YOUR CART.

Design Features

Sanabul kept the design style of the Essential V2 Ultra Light GI very simple and sleek with the brand name on both shoulders and the logo on the chest and thigh of the right pant leg. It has a tapered athletic cut that eliminates excess bagginess that makes it easy for training partners to get grips.

Sanabul Highlights Gi Size Chart

Sanabul’s gis are known for being very basic without having too many flashy patches, but while it isn’t the flashiest looking uniform, it is still a very clean looking Gi.

The simplicity actually adds to the clean look since Sanabul traded flashy patches for beautiful bright colors that really make the Gi pop. You also have six options(White, Black, Blue, Gray, Green, and Navy Blue)

Sanabul Essential v2 Colors

Also the gi is preshrunk and should fit without problems, but Sanabul does say that their gis run big, so its recommended to go a size smaller than you would usually wear to prevent it being too baggy. They recommend washing it in hot water and then putting it in the dryer to shorten it, but from past experiences with the first version it does shrinks the pant trousers, but doesn’t shrink the waist and you’ll have to tie the pants super tight to keep them from falling off.

Conclusion

You will be hard pressed to find a more durable and clean looking gi for the price. It does have a few flaws, but you can’t really complain too much about a gi that usually goes for sub $50 on Amazon. The Sanabul Essentials V2 Ultra Light BJJ Gi is a great starter gi for a beginner getting into Jiu Jitsu or for a more seasoned practitioner looking to add another durable gi into their training rotation.

PROS

  • Super Lightweight Design - easy to move around with!
  • Anti-microbial and Anti-odor treated
  • Reinforced stitching, very durable
  • Simplistic Clean Look w/ Nice Tapered Cut

CONS

  • Pants Shrinks after washing
  • Sizing Issues - can run a bit large
  • Large Drawstring - tying issues
  • Not IBJJF Certified - training purpose only

Although it does have fairly good reviews on Amazon, there are a few problems many reviewers brought up. The one that continually kept coming up was the pant legs shrinking after multiple washes.

Some people reported that their pants shrunk by as much as 3 inches and the pants start to fray at the bottoms.

The drawstrings are also a bit bulky and tend to be a bit long, which can be annoying to deal with when training.

It is also strictly a training-only Gi. There was not indication in the company site where it said it was IBJJF approved, so you may get away with wearing it at a local tournament, you probably won’t be allowed to compete at an official IBJJF setting. 

But 99% of the reviews were positive about this gi and so is my review. The V2 Ultra Light BJJ Gi is an affordable, lightweight gi that comes in beautiful bright colors that you that you can get quite a few years of good training out of it. Heck, you could buy more than one and still be paying less than the more high end gis and have more in your closet to go train more.

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Sanabul Essentials V.2 Ultra Light Pre Shrunk BJJ Jiu Jitsu Gi (A3, White) See Special Sizing Guide
  • The Perfect Fit: We take the guesswork out of sizing. Our preshrunk gi can be thrown in a cold water wash and hang dried, without having to worry about shrinkage. Check the Sanabul sizing chart in the images to find yours. Still need to shrink it? No problem, you can wash this gi in hot water and machine dry it to bring it down a size
  • Just What You Need: A Jiu Jitsu gi created to go on the journey with you. We designed The Essential series to stand up to extended use, and we sell it at a fair price. Tested by Pros, Created for You: Some of the top competitors in the world rep Sanabul, like BJJ black belt Guilherme Bomba and legendary Jiu Jitsu coach, John Danaher. They put our designs through the ringer, so you can trust what you’re wearing has the same grit as you
  • Fit Right In: Sanabul Essentials sports a classic, uncluttered style that you can wear confidently on your first day or when upgrading to a cleaner look
  • Lightweight, Heavy Duty: Lightweight gi are ideal for hot summer months, or keeping you light and agile in competition. But we also make ours tough. Stiff, rubberized collars, tapered sleeves, and dense single weave design means you won’t sacrifice firmness for speed
  • Stays Dryer and Cleaner: This bjj gi fabric is specially treated, so it stays dryer and cleaner during those marathon gym sessions. For a limited time you can get a FREE SANABUL BJJ BELT (ANY COLOR BELT!!!) with your purchase. In order to get the free belt, you MUST SELECT THE BELT SIZE AND COLOR FROM THE BELT LISTING AND ADD IT TO YOUR CART.