Great gi. I’m 5’6” 164lb and the A2 is a perfect fit. It’s my 3rd Nine Lives gi and I love them all.
Looks good and made very well. Very nice hand written note came with package!
The only reason I’m putting 4 stars is only because the pants are ever so slightly short for me on the inseam. I wear an A2 and the jacket fit perfectly, it was only the pants that were just a little snug. Waist was perfect just the length.
Love the gi, definitely runs on the small side though. I'm 210 6'1" and the A3 is very tight. Otherwise I love it.
Had my eye on this gi for a while and recieved it as Christmas present. Love the look and feel of this gi. Also really appreciate customer services quick response when i reached out because i need a larger size. Awesome gi and a awesome company.
I have been on the hunt for a competition Gi, looking for the perfect fit. After trying a handful of popular brands, thought I’d give Nine Lives a try. I liked the branding, unique but subtle. It is now my favorite Gi i own, the best thing is the lightness! Highly recommend and love that it is a small business. Will definitely be purchasing more in every color.
This gi is great! Fits right, feels great and is very well made. It doesn't have the unique interior design elements of the other Nine Lives gis I've purchased but that was point, wasn't it? A great gi for everyday use, available at a lower price yet still crafted with the highest standards. I couldn't be happier with this buy!
Love everything about my new Gi! I’m 6’1” and the A3 fits true to size. Minimal shrinkage and the design is sharp! I get tons of compliments on the look and feel of this GI! Many more to be bought in my future!
I’m a larger muscled up guy and the A4 fit good for my 6’1 @255lbs frame. The Thighs were still sorta snug but what I loved most was that after wash & dry the Gi still fit really well and didn’t shrink nearly at all; at least compared to all other brands.
(I personally cold wash & dry my Gi’s only because if my wife accidentally were to ever wash them dry them I won’t be bummed out about their shrinking, sorta jus wanna get it over with.)
Once again I was sent a great product. I liked the classic black and gold Gi so much and got a few questions and comments on it, that I decided I should pick up a 2nd one. This time I went with the blue and white color scheme. the Gi has a really nice color in person, it just looks fantastic. fit was perfect right out of the box as well. The Gi is super light and comfy to wear. hope to get a lot of rolling out of this one. an awesome bonus is that the Gi comes with that nice wooden engraved hanger and some neat swag plus that hand written thank you card that's always appreciated. Thank you Nine Lives for another great Gi.
Appreciate you, your support and kind words Stephen.
Absolute supreme gi in fabric quality and looks! Very impressed with the feel of the fabric. The color way is definitely eye catching & great conversation starter on the mats. I think this gi/company is competing with the best of the best. The price is very nice as well considering you can’t get a gi this elite under 150$ Shipped & delivered a day early. Thanks 9 lives!!!!!
An eye catching gi that looks much better in the flesh. There was a line of squashed pearl weave that stood out on the chest, like something had been scraped across it? I don't expect it will impact the performance, but it was an annoying aesthetic imperfection. Rolling, it feels light and comfortable. The customer experience was A1 and postage to Aus was prompt.
Another review suggested the pants were long. I have many gi's from numerous companies and A2L is always a perfect fit after a quick tumble dry. These pants were VERY long. They'd be a generous length for a person of the maximum recommended height of 6'3. With my 6' frame they were dragging on the floor. I couldn't shorten them much in the dryer, though the crotch seemed tighter after. I also tumble cycled the Jacket as the arms were slightly long, but now the left lapel doesn't completely covers the right lapel when I wear it.
The pants, I had to keep hiking up to avoid tripping over myself. I was left with no option but to have them tailored. I needed to take nearly 2.5 inches off the length. I understand sizing a tricky thing to accommodate. You can't please everyone, but these are MUCH longer than A2L pants I have purchased in numerous other established brands. That's important to take into consideration if you are at the lower end of the size range. Overall I do like the gi. It's just disappointing to be out of pocket for alterations to the pants. Also the minor imperfection mentioned and the lapel width.
James, please send us an email to follow up I would like to take care of your alteration costs.
Each purchase from 9L has left me happy and ready to roll! This gi is no exception: Supremely comfortable for drills and warm-ups while tough and sturdy for every roll. Plus the colorway catches the eye!
I just trained in the classic for the first time tonight, it's light weight and comfortable enough. My only complaint so far is the length of the jacket. It is a little short, but overall seems like a solid gi.
I purchased this Gi (A2 @ 5'8/170, athletic build) off a random ad and took a chance on it. After rolling in it for roughly 3 months, I couldn't recommend it more. I live in the deep South and our gym gets VERY HOT and this Gi is perfect. It feels incredibly soft and becomes more comfortable the more I wear it. I do roll relatively hard (more theatrically at times than skilled lol) and there have been zero issues with quality or comfort, no matter what position I have been in. The Gi is very light and the interior is very soft to the touch, unlike some brands I have worn over the years. I will be coming back to 9 Lives for another the next time I need a Gi. Take a chance on this company, it is well worth it. Great job 9 Lives, and I am happy to support your business.
I love the fit and weight, size chart was spot on, and yeah, it just feels good to roll in. Definitely is my new go to :)
I love this gi so much. It's light weight but still durable and has a nice, stiff lapel. The fit is great, having longer limbs the tall sizes are a nice option. Additionally, their customer service is AMAZING- very responsive and helped me exchange for the right size with no hassle. They care about customer satisfaction and providing a quality product, i will definitely be a returning customer!
I love the weight and fit of this gi! It is comfortable, light, and moves well in training. The arm decals are so nice! Thank you.
I really love these gis. I originally started getting them because I liked the "lucky cat" logo. Now I get them because I love the logo and they fit so well. They are light weight. I purchase a new one before every major competition.
I absolutely love my classic black and gold gi it fits great and for the price it’s the best on the market.!
Love training in this gi! Lightweight and fits perfectly!
Absolutely love your guys products, bought the classic black and gold gi. Love the feel and love the cat patch. Also bought two rashguards, work great!
Now days there are so many companies making gi's, it can be pretty overwhelming in choosing which one to get. I was specifically looking for a lightweight gi for a tournament coming up that wouldn't break the bank and also had a style and theme behind it that matches my own. I came across Nine Lives and saw that the Classic fit the bill for me. I love the design, embroidery, stitching, quality workmanship and just the general concept behind the whole company. Not to mention, the order was shipped and delivered very quickly, came with some swag and even a heavy duty hanger for the gi, along with a hand written note, personally thanking me for ordering this product. Those little things at the end go a long way in showing the consumer that the company stands behind its product and is thankful for the purchase. Very classy! Thank you for your business! Keep that same energy as you continue to grow! I look forward to my next purchases!
Wow, this hit us right in the heart strings Allan! Your kind words are very much appreciated. You got some luck on your side (or should I say sleeve) for that tournament.