The Sanabul Essential V.2 has quickly become one of our favorite lightweight BJJ gis. Sanabul is a brand that is growing at a very rapid pace, and they put a lot of thought and effort into the design and construction of their gear.

The Essential V.2 Ultralight BJJ gi is no exception. Nowadays, high-quality BJJ gis cost a lot, and the extremely affordable ones are very low quality. This is where this gi steps in.

Reasonably priced but having high-quality construction. Is the Sanabul Essential V.2 the right gi for you?

Let’s jump in and find out.

Sanabul Essentials V.2 BJJ Gi Review

Overview

The Sanabul Essentials V.2 is an ultra-lightweight gi that is designed to be worn for training since it doesn’t pass IBJJF regulations. However, the training is where this gi shines. As one of the lightest and most breathable gis on the market, the Sanabul Essentials V.2 is a perfect training BJJ gi of choice for both beginners and advanced grapplers.

The gi was developed with the idea of giving BJJ practitioners a gi that would be lightweight, and comfortable, but would not break the bank, and it absolutely succeded in doing that.

Construction

What makes this gi so impressive is the quality of its construction. The jacket is a 350 gsm single weave in an ultra-lightweight package. This gi is so light and breathable that you almost feel like it doesn’t add weight. If you train BJJ in a place where the heat is extreme, this is one of the best options. The jacket also features a rubberized collar, adding to the overall durability.

Let’s move on to the pants. Sanabul Essentials V.2 features traditional drawstring pants, that are also extremely lightweight. There were two things we didn’t like about the pants. The first is that their durability can be on a higher level, but since this is such an affordable and lightweight gi, that isn’t a massive issue.

The second issue we found with the pants is that they are a bit baggy, so if you are looking for snugger pants, these are not the ones for you.

Comfort & Fit

Comfort is the last thing you want to worry about when training BJJ. If you spend a lot of time training in your gi, it needs to be comfortable. Sanabul Essentials V.2 is made from a soft cotton fabric, which is to the touch extremely comfortable.

The gi also comes pre-shrunk so you can expect minimal shrinkage, even though it’s made from cotton. The fit is great and it doesn’t restrict your movement one bit.

Style

You see many BJJ gis that are filled with patches, but that is not the case with the Sanabul Essentials V.2. This is one very simple and elegant looking gi, featuring very little branding. It comes in 6 different colorways: white, blue, black, green, navy, and grey.

Specifications

  • 350gsm single weave jacket
  • Pre-shrunk
  • Rubberized collar
  • Tapered sleeves
  • A0 to A4

Conclusion

Overall, we really like the Sanabul Essentials V.2 gi, and highly recommend it for everyone who is looking for a lightweight training and traveling gi. It is a affordable, lightweight gi that doesn’t sacrifice quality. It’s an ideal gi for training in the summer, and the fact that it comes pre-shrunk adds to its value.