Before i begin these reviews I’d like to first apologize to the three companies that supplied me with their products for review. I wasn’t getting quite as much training time with the gi as i would have liked, therefore it took me a little longer to get a feel for each one.
The three companies in question are Vulkan, Ouano and Gracie Barra. I’ll be reviewing them all independently in three separate entries. I hope you gain some insight into which gi may be better for your needs.
-Vulkan Ultra Light
The first gi that i received was from Matheus at Vulkan. I asked all the jiu jitsu players around the gym about the quality of Vulkan’s products and received rave reviews about Vulkan’s quality, weight and durability. I received the gi and the first thing i noticed was how light it was, like, really light. This would be a great gi for training in the summer and also competition. I’ve never done a gi jiu jitsu tournament but from what i understand you must weigh in your uniform right before you compete. The Vulkan weighs in at just under 3lbs, about 2.7. The fit of the Vulkan is ideal, i wear an A-2 but my legs are a little bigger than normal so i was worried that the pants wouldn’t be big enough. Fortunately the pants fit very well with plenty of room for my thunder thighs to breathe. I was worried that the gi would shrink when i washed and be too small afterward but Vulkan’s claim that their gi’s are “pre shrunk” held up, i hung dry the uniform and the fit was the same as pre wash. I also noticed that the Vulkan dried a bit quicker than the other two, i presume because it’s lighter and is made of less material. Overall this is an outstanding gi that i think is perfect for summer training as well as competition. It’s light, durable and stays true to size. For more information about Vulkan and their products check them out here: