The Fuji NN Single Weave is one of the most popular BJJ gis on the market. With such a small price tag it’s hardly surprising why. It’s difficult to find decent gis from top brands for under $150, which is one of the reasons why this design has gained so much attention.
Visually the Fuji BJJ gi is a nice, simple design. The little embroidery work that it has is fantastic and also serves a functional purpose as a reinforcement. For a gi of such a high level of durability, it’s certainly extremely cheap. In addition, the weight makes it perfect for all heat conditions, whether hot, cold or somewhere in between.
Some people aren’t too happy about the patch design; however, that’s down to personal taste and they can be easily removed. In addition the pant cords often get stuck when they’re full of sweat, which is a little frustrating.
The Fuji NN Single Weave gi has a kassen design, meaning that it’s an all-round middle weight gi which is able to take a great deal of stress and strain. The single weave is light, yet durable and able to perform under intense pressure. As for the aesthetic design, there are a few patches. An embroidered logo is attached to the left arm, but apart from that, it’s fairly clean. Wearers commonly state that Fuji gis have patchwork that’s easy to remove. While this can be seen as a positive, it could be a major hindrance in mainstream competition.
One of the best elements of the Fuji NN Single Weave is the comfort. Unlike other gis of the same level, the fabric is very comfortable and soft, providing no distractions bar loose patchwork (if that ever becomes an issue.) Like most fresh out of the box gis, it’ll take a little wear and tear before it starts to soften. Another major benefit is its universal fit. People love how roomy the gi is and how it snugly fits over the shoulders, without being tight on the armpits. This not only provides a greater sense of motion, but can accommodate wearers of equal or less stature of the recommended size guide.
Some people have claimed that the Fuji NN Single Weave will not stand a mainstream fight competition; then again, the serious practitioner should probably spend far more than what this gi costs. Either way, this statement is false. While the gi doesn’t have the strength of a double weave, it’s certainly close, and due to the stitching method and strategic placement of the patchwork, it’s able to withstand a lot more than one would expect.
Fuji are a well-known brand with some of the best BJJ gis on the market. This particular design is a decent entry level gi that’s perfect for beginners; which is reflected in the price tag. If you’re looking for something for competitions, then perhaps another gi would be more suitable. However, it’s still of superior quality in comparison to other gis with the same price tag and classification.