Kingz Gi Review

Kingz Gi Comparison Table

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Kingz Kimonos is a Jiu Jitsu apparel brand based out of San Diego, California.

Owned and ran by high level Jiu Jitsu competitors who leverage their intimate knowledge of the sport to produce quality and stylish BJJ gear.

Kingz BJJ Gi’s are high quality and they have released a number of various models from the incredibly stylish limited edition Sovereign 2.0 Jiu Jitsu Gi. To their old classic white jiu jitsu gi that has premium quality with a sharp streamlined look.

A lot of Kingz bjj gi’s rock a 450 GSM to 480 GSM cotton Pearl Weave jacket with ample reinforcements in major stress points.  

Kingz BJJ Gi Features

The Kingz Balistico 2.0 is the combination between – the lightweight 4.0 and the Balistico. It is named after “ballistic”, and refers to the science of the movement of objects or projectiles that are shot through the air.

Design

The Kingz Balistico 2.0 sports a very clean minimal design. The jacket and pants just have the Balistico logo embroidered on the upper sleeves, the back and under the left rib cage. It’s a simple no nonsense BJJ Gi.

The Balistico 2.0 comes in black, white, blue, and a limited military green.

Build Quality

The balistico 2.0 features a 100% cotton preshrunk jacket complete with 480 GSM pearl weave. The jacket also features a NO-Grip sleeve technology and Coolmax lining.

Comfort & Fit

The Kingz Balistico 2.0 Gi is made from a Pearl Weave fabric giving it a durable, yet lightweight feel. The fabric has already gone through a preshrinking process. This way you don’t have to worry about any shrinkage issues. Also, thanks to the patented Coolmax linking it keeps you cooler during those gnarly training sessions.

kingz balistico 2
Conclusion

If you’re in the market for a sharp-looking strip down minimal gi you may like the Balistico 2.0. With ample reinforcements in all major stress points this lightweight gi can withstand some serious training sessions.

The Kingz Classic Gi sports a strip down looked with all the premium features of their other kimonos.  If you are looking for the vintage classic look of a BJJ gi, then Kingz has the one for you.  This is built for one purpose, and that’s to get the job done.  It doesn’t feature the frills that some others offer, it truly is designed for training and competition.  

After the roaring success of the Kingz Classic 2.0, Kingz made slight improvements on the already great 2.0, and has created the perfect gi with the Classic 3.0.  This gi is crafted out of 450GSM Pearl Weave Plus Fabric which is extremely durable and slightly tighter than traditional Pearl Weave.  Along with this, it’s designed out of a single piece of fabric rather than stitching together multiple pieces, and this greatly improves the structural integrity of the entire uniform.  Which means less rips!

Design

The Kingz Classic bjj gi is very minimal. Almost to the point of being bland with only their crown logo embroidered on the shoulders, collar, and the front hip of the pants.

Build Quality

The Kingz Classic BJJ Gi jacket features a 450 GSM pearl weave fabric giving it which is a tighter weave than the regular pearl weave fabric. The jacket is made from a single piece of fabric with all the regular reinforcements that makes it incredibly durable.

Comfort & Fit

Like other Kingz Gi’s this one is lightweight and durable. This gi is also preshrunk so there is no shrinkage plus it’s incredibly soft!

Conclusion

If you’re in the market for an introductory high-quality competition gi or just looking to add a simple gi to your rotation; then the Kingz Classic BJJ gi is a great choice.

Kingz Ripstop Bjj Gi Review

The Kingz Ripstop BJJ Gi is ultra lightweight and ideal for hot weather training and competing. Also, the cotton ripstop comes preshrunk.  This vintage looking gi is designed for anyone that is looking for a sleek, but durable gi that is built for a purpose…BJJ.  

This Ripstop Gi by Kingz is truly designed to be a great bang for your buck.  With a very reasonable price this gi is perfect for any skill level, and it also makes a great secondary gi if you’re someone who normally trains in a heavier gi.  Along with this, it’s truly built to last.  I’ve been wearing mine for the past 3 years and it’s held up and is showing next to no signs of wear and tear.

Design

The Kingz gi is a very clean cut kimono with no chest or back patches. However, they do fortunately come with shoulder patches to add to the visual appeal. Reviewers also noted the colors stay strong after several strong initial washes.  I personally love this sleek looking design and the little bit of color provides just enough flair!

Build Quality

The Kingz ripstop gi is 420 GSM 100% cotton ripstop jacket and 60/40 cotton/polyester ripstop pant blend. The Kingz ripstop vintage bjj gi offers breath-ability and strength which results in an ideal training choice.  I’ve been using this gi on and off for the past few years and I haven’t noticed any signs of ripping or loose threads, so I would say this is pretty darn durable!

Comfort & Fit

Since the Kingz ripstop gi is already preshrunk there is minimal shrinkage or stretching from rolling. The Kingz ripstop gi also holds its color well with minimal shrinkage.  This means that you don’t have to worry about getting a larger size to account for shrinkage or worrying about the color fading to something unintended.  Just follow the sizing chart and you’ll be good to go!

kingz kimonos size chart
Conclusion

The Kingz Ripstop BJJ gi is a quality product with minimal flair. It makes a great lightweight gi for training in.  The comfort level is extremely high and if you’re used to practicing in warmer environments then I would definitely recommend this lightweight design!  Want to see if Kingz made our top 10 list?  Take a look to see if it made our list for the best bjj competition gi!

About Kingz Gis - History

Kingz has recently exploded on the BJJ scene, with humble beginning in 2011 as a UK based startup.  After gaining rapid popularity in the martial arts community they have since expanded to offices in the United States as well.  This is great for any practictioners in the United States because that has sped up shipping times drastically.

A great benefit of using Kingz compared to a few other BJJ companies is that they make the buying process extremely smooth.  Back a few years ago you would have to call a middleman company and order an individual Gi and it was a super streneous project.  Thankfully with Kingz all you have to do is go to Amazon and you can purchase your new gi directly from there!  This has made the whole process extremely easy and pain free!

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Summary

Kingz BJJ gi’s prove to be a good choice for anyone looking for a high-quality 100% IBJJF legal gi.