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.
I’ve used a lot of gis from most major manufacturers, and this is by far my current favorite. It’s ultra ultra light, fits perfect and looks good. it’s also insanely comfortable and breathable.
The gi also came with a wooden hanger, bunch of stickers and a hand written thank you note.
The gi did come with some odd stitching around the sleeve where there are some loose threads, but not a big deal. will definitely be picking up one of their chapter gis when the next drop happens
Thanks for the kind words JP.
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 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.
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.
The stitching on the embroidery is perfection. We’ve ordered several Gi’s from NineLives and they’re all done beautifully. Highly recommended
1st of all shipping was fast. The Gi itself is pretty light weight and made of nice material. I was impressed with how well it fit right out of the box, I didn't have to try to form it at all. I wore it to class that same day to get a feel for it and I must say it's favorite Gi I own. Can't go wrong with this one and I have confidence that I will purchase again and other products. It was bonus that it came with the nice wooden nine lives gi hanger. I also purchased an extra 3 of those. One of the best things was that you can tell Nine Lives cares when you get a hand written thank you card with your purchase. Nine Lives has made a fan out of me and I hope to have many rolling sessions with this comfortable Gi.
Hands down my favorite Gi now. I had a handful of Gi’s over the past few years and none of the big name Gi company Gi’s I have, come close to being as nice, stylish, or light. Really impressed with all the details and the extras that come along with it! A whole lot of love went into this Gi and it shows.