Sanabul Essentials Gi Review



  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • Rash Resistant
  • IBJJF Approved
  • Minimal Designs
  • Tight Fit

If you are a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu professional or even a beginner looking to save some money then this Sanabul gi review is for you. The Sanabul Essentials BJJ gi is the perfect mix of comfort and utility all at an afforable price point. The Sanabul gi is ideal for both competitions and your regular training regime.

The Sanabul Essentials gi is practical, long-lasting, solid all while being comfortable.

Sanabul Essentials Gi is lightweight and very comfortable. The jacket has a nice ”Sanabul” written logo on it along with another small circle logo located on the right leg of the pants.

Sanabul is more or less a new brand, which offers a great variety of sportswear. The Sanabul bjj gi is also IBJJF safe and competition ready. But it’s also great for those long rolling sessions in the gym. The Sanabul Essentials Gi comes in four different colors that are black, blue, white and grey. From the aesthetic point of view, all the colors just look dope and on the other hand this kimono is extremely functional due to its contrast stitching, reinforced seams, rope drawstring and compact stitches. This kimono is designed in a very retro way but with tapered athletic cut and without all the excess Gi material and bagginess of a traditional Gi.


At first glance it’s clear the Sanabul Essentials bjj gi is good quality. At Sanabul they believe the secret to engineering a solid gi lies in their meticulous attention to details. They make sure there are no loose stitches or unfinished hems. The Essentials v.2. bjj gi comes with antimicrobial and Anti Odor treatment applied to the gi fabric to reduce the spread of bacterial and fungal infections.

Comfort & Fit

Sanabul Essential BJJ Gi’s (kimono) tend to run lighter. This is due to the pearl weave fabric which makes for an ultra-lightweight feel. This Sanabul Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi is light enough that you won’t have to worry about cutting extra weight and on the other hand they are strong enough that your opponents cannot maintain grips easily. This makes it easier to slip out of those sketchy positions during rolling.

It gives you a full range of motion and doesn’t cause any inconvenience during training. They are also comfortable for those hot summer training sessions and open-air competitions. Also, the Sanabul Essential BJJ gi’s material helps prevent friction from rolling.

Sanabul Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi’s has all the possible sizes which makes it easy to choose the one that will fit you well. It’s essential to pinpoint that Sanabul updated their sizing, so make sure to order the right size for you (Their kimonos tend to run bigger than most of the Gi’s in the market). 

Sanabul Essentials Gi Review: Size Chart


Good news – no more shrinking! The Essentials v.2 is a ultra-light weight Gi that comes preshrunk. For this particular bjj gi you can wash it in cold water and hang dry. However, if you find your Sanabul gi to run a bit larger you could always wash it in hot water and toss it in the dryer.

  • Quality
  • Durability
  • Comfort & Fit
  • Style
  • Price


Long story short, if you need a Gi that is ultra-comfortable and inexpensive then Sanabul Essentials GI is what you need!