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Sanabul Highlights BJJ Competition Gi Review

Sanabul Highlights BJJ Competition Gi Review

When looking for a good distributor for MMA and BJJ products that aren’t overly expensive, Sanabul is an excellent choice. BJJ Gi’s are not cheap. Sure, there are Gi’s out there you can get for a budget. But the quality you would get out of them might not be all that great. Although there are some good choices out there for Gi’s under 100, but if you are looking for competition level Gi, you might have to up that budget a bit!

When looking for competition level BJJ Gi’s you’ll easily see that price range go up! You might be spending yourself in the upper 150’s to the 200’s! Those premium Gi’s can certainly go the distance, but it will certainly break that bank account.

However, you don’t actually have to get the premium class Gi uniforms to get a quality competition level Gi. Sanabul is known for providing some top tier level quality without the level of prices some of the other brand names are asking for. They are known to provide some quality gear at a very reasonable price range.

In this review, we take a look at Sanabul Highlights BJJ Competition Gi. This Gi is one of the more affordable Competition Gi in the market – a quality Gi for a quality price!

Technical Features Summary

  • 450 GSM Lightweight Single Weave Gi Jacket
  • Preshrunk Santec Fabric - Perfect for Summer Training
  • Tapered Athletic Cut and Fit 
  • Anti-Microbial and Anti-Odor Treated
  • Contrast Stitching and Reinforced Seams
  • 100% IBJJF Competition Certified
Sanabul Highlights Professional Competition BJJ Jiu Jitsu Gi IBJJF Approved See Special Sizing Guide (Blue, A3)
  • THE PERFECT FIT: Sanabul gis are the easiest to size, because we use special Preshrunk Santec Fabric. You don’t have to guess what your gi will look like after the first wash. Use our sizing chart, wash in cold water and hang dry. And if you still want to shrink, you can! A hot water wash and one dryer cycle will do the trick. Due to our special gi sizing, many customers order one size down. Select your size based on the Sanabul size chart in the product images to ensure the perfect fit
  • TESTED BY PROS, CREATED FOR YOU: Some of the top competitors in the world rep Sanabul, like Bellator fighter, IBJJF Worlds Champ, and BJJ black belt Guilherme Bomba. Or 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
  • LIGHTWEIGHT, HEAVY DUTY: Our Highlights gi is light on the scales, a must have for weight cutters. But we made a dense, single weave top that will make your opponents work a little hard for grips
  • ATHLETIC FIT LEAVES MINIMAL SPACE: Any competitor knows that baggy sleeves or pants can be their worst enemy. Our gi is tapered slim so you won’t catch on body parts, and your opponents won’t have easy handles to slow you down
  • IBJJF COMPETITION APPROVED

Material Features

The Sanabul Highlights BJJ Competition Gi is made up of a Sanabul’s Preshrunk Santec fabric material. This lightweight material makes Sanabul’s Gi an ideal choice for summer training months. It’s super lightweight and easy to move around in.

It features a 450 GSM lightweight Single Weave jacket. It was specifically designed to be super light to have an excellent comfortable feel while still being sturdy enough to handle some wear. The Gi has nice rough exterior design, giving your opponent a tough time grabbing grips – definitely a competitive advantage there!

The Sanabul Highlights also features some contrast stitching and reinforced seams. Though it may be a Single Weave Gi, it can take a lot! The reinforced stitch work will ensure that this one can take on some heavy grip tugging from your opponent.

Another excellent feature is that the Sanabul Highlights BJJ Competition Gi features an Anti-Microbial material a.k.a. Anti-Stink! This ensures your Gi remains fresh, bacteria-free and stink-free even in those hot summer rolling sessions!

Design Features

The Sanabul Highlights BJJ Competition Gi has a nice looking design. Right away you can tell that it’s a step above their Essential’s v2 design. The Highlights design has a more athletic and tapered fit. It’s much more comfortable and fits your body type much better. The design is also a bit heavier and much more durable with the reinforced stitching.

In term of design, the Sanabul Highlights BJJ Competition Gi keeps it nice and simplistic. It isn’t overly populated with patches throughout the uniform.

The Gi top features “Sanabul” embroidered on the chest, running in parallel along the left collar’s lapel. The signature Sanabul logo is also featured on the left upper arm sleeve.

This same Sanabul logo can also be seen on the upper right thigh on the pant leg of the Gi trousers. The same “Sanabul” embroidery found on the chest can also be found on the lower left pant leg, across the shin area.

Like many of Sanabul’s products, the Gi design has a very minimalistic look. But with the reinforced stitching featured in brighter contrasting colors, it makes the Gi “pop” and really stand out. This right here is a professional looking Gi!

The Sanabul Highlights BJJ Competition Gi comes prewashed and preshrunk, so it should fit you right off the bat. However, keep in mind that the sizing might slightly be off. It might be wise to get a size bigger than normal. These Gi’s shrink in size anyway if you wash and dry them, so you can easily correct the sizing if need be.

Sanabul Highlights Gi Size Chart

The trousers are featured with a Rip Stop trouser design, keeping the Gi pants real light and easy to move around in – not to mention rip resistant! The trousers also has a rope drawstring to keep your pants securely in place.

The Sanabul Highlights is featured in your 3 traditional BJJ Colors: Black, Blue, and White.

Conclusion

When looking for a BJJ Competition Gi, your choices can be limited especially if you are on a tight budget! Luckily there are companies like Sanabul out there that make it very possible to get a nice quality Gi for a nice quality price point!

PROS

  • Santec Super Lightweight Design - easy to move around with!
  • Tapered athletic cut for added comfort, fit, and style
  • Reinforced stitching, extremely durable
  • Vibrant contrasting stiching, stylish and professional look

CONS

  • Shrinks after wash
  • Sizing Issues - can run a bit small
  • Not many belt loops to tie pants drawstrings
  • Pants fray a bit after multiple washes

One of the biggest drawbacks for this Gi Uniform is the size difficulties. Only about 71% from Amazon customers that bought the Gi notes that the Gi fit perfectly the first time around. Some say that you might need to get a bigger size while others note that the pants may come in too long! You may have to do some experimentation there.

Some minor issues is that the Gi does shrink after a few washing and drying. But maybe you can use that to your advantage if you get an oversized gi! But don’t go too crazy with it – the pants reportedly frays a little after multiple washes.

The Sanabul Highlights BJJ Competition Gi has excellent durability especially for a Single Weave Gi. Its  reinforced stitching fortifies the high stress areas to counteract any heavy tugging from your opponent.

The Santec material provides you with an ultra-light feel, while maintaining that rough exterior feel to make it difficult for your opponent to grab onto you!

With the vibrant contrasting color scheme and the tapered look to the Sanabul Highlights GI, you got yourself professional looking gi! You’d look pretty slick wearing this on your next competition!

Sanabul Highlights Professional Competition BJJ Jiu Jitsu Gi IBJJF Approved See Special Sizing Guide (Blue, A3)
  • THE PERFECT FIT: Sanabul gis are the easiest to size, because we use special Preshrunk Santec Fabric. You don’t have to guess what your gi will look like after the first wash. Use our sizing chart, wash in cold water and hang dry. And if you still want to shrink, you can! A hot water wash and one dryer cycle will do the trick. Due to our special gi sizing, many customers order one size down. Select your size based on the Sanabul size chart in the product images to ensure the perfect fit
  • TESTED BY PROS, CREATED FOR YOU: Some of the top competitors in the world rep Sanabul, like Bellator fighter, IBJJF Worlds Champ, and BJJ black belt Guilherme Bomba. Or 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
  • LIGHTWEIGHT, HEAVY DUTY: Our Highlights gi is light on the scales, a must have for weight cutters. But we made a dense, single weave top that will make your opponents work a little hard for grips
  • ATHLETIC FIT LEAVES MINIMAL SPACE: Any competitor knows that baggy sleeves or pants can be their worst enemy. Our gi is tapered slim so you won’t catch on body parts, and your opponents won’t have easy handles to slow you down
  • IBJJF COMPETITION APPROVED