Hayabusa Shinju Pearl Weave Jiu Jitsu Gi Review

Pros:

Cons:

  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Variety in Color
  • Loose fibers
  • Minor Shrinkage
  • Heavily Patched Up

The Hayabusa Shinju Pearl Weave gi is a mid-weight bjj gi with standard reinforced stress areas. This is a stylish and sturdy BJJ gi that is endorsed by GSP. That alone should tell you something.

Hayabusa has built a reputation for having high-quality training and competition gear and the Shinju 3.0 upholds that reputation.

Hayabusa Shinju 3.0 Pearl Weave BJJ Gi

Quality

The Shinju 3.0 is ultra durable thanks to its pearl weave jacket but the gi doesn’t restrict maneuverability. The Shinju is designed for the more advanced jiu-jitsu practitioner with its focus on durability and maneuverability.

Jacket Build:
  • 500 GSM
  • Pearl Weave Cotton
  • Pre Washed
  • Embroidered Patches on Lapel, Shoulders, Back
Pants Build:
  • Ripstop Material
  • 10 oz.
  • 100% Cotton
  • Embroidery on the Legs

Double Reinforced Knee Padding: The Nova gi uses double reinforced knee padding that is triple stitched across all stress points. This extra layer of fabric is used to strengthen the front of the pants leg.

Durability

The Shinju is a workhorse thanks to its 500 gsm jacket and ripstop cotton pants. The 500-gsm pearl weave material offers a mix of strength while being light enough to help prevent overheating in training.

Comfort & Fit

The Shinju 3.0 BJJ gi like other Hayabusa gis come pre washed (preshrunk) for a tailored fit. The Shinju 3.0 is mid-weight gi that allows for friction less movement thanks to the cut of this gi. It’s important to note that the pants can fit kinda tight if you have larger thighs. However, the length and waist of the pants are ideal.

Hayabusa Shinju 3.0 Size Chart

hayabusa shinju 3 pearl weave size chart
Style

The Shinju 3.0 bjj gi comes standard in blue, white and black. The most notable feature of this gi is the embroidered patches and kanjis that have sewn into the gi. Personally, I prefer a more minimalist look to my gi’s. I tend to find the abundance of patches and logos a tad on the gaudy side. Also, it’s important to check with your gym to make sure there are no rules against the abundance of patches etc. Most bjj schools require students apply custom patch kits that represent where you train. The Shinju 3.0 leaves little room for these patches. But, you can always take the gi to a tailor and have it de-patched.

Brand

Hayabusa describes themselves as a martial arts brand deeply rooted in Japanese culture and tradition. They have a singular goal to produce high caliber fightwear to maximize fighter safety and performance. And with a stable of sponsored athletes like GSP, Dominick Cruz and Nieky Holzken it only further signifies that quality of their products.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a high quality BJJ gi to add to your rotation then the Shinju 3.0 Pearl Weave gi is for you. However, I would not recommend it for a novice just starting bjj there are plenty of other more toned down minimal gi’s that would make an excellent introductory gi. I would also strongly urge you to check with your gym regarding their rules about patches so you don’t annoy your coach.

Hayabusa Shinju 3.0 Review Breakdown
  • Quality
  • Comfort & Style
  • Durability
  • Style
  • Price
4.0

Summary

Hayabusa has built a reputation for having high-quality training and competition gear and the Shinju 3.0 upholds that reputation.