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.
Classic - Black and Gold - Jiu Jitsu Gi
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!