This ultralight bjj gi is made to comfortably and affordably fit you! The look is clean from the start but of course you can put patches of your choosing on it. So, why do we want thinner fabric? First, a thinner fabric is more comfortable and it dries faster after washing. Secondly, if you compete we guess it's okay for you to have less weight when you step on the scale in the competition arena!?
Always wash your gi in cold water (30°) and hang dry it. This is the best practise for the longevity and for minimising the shrinkage of the gi. You can use softener in moderate doses as long as it's free of bleeches. Never ever use bleeches, it will ruin your bjj kimono. If you get blood or other stains on it, run it under cold water and scrub the affected area. The sooner you wash it the better!
Do not dry the gi under the sun. The sun will will dry out the fibers and reduce the durability of your gi. To dry your sweaty gi under the sun is even worse. The formula (sweat + sun=) will terminate the fabric. Do not do this!
If you have a black or blue gi you can put it in the washer with cold water and 2-3 cups of white vinegar. After 20-30 minutes you start the washing cycle and and soap if you want. The vinegar process will help set the color and reduce fading. We recommend using a color safe detergent and like said above, wash in cold water and hang dry your bjj kimono. Be aware bjj kimonos fade in time no matter what. There's no way around it but at least it shows you train frequently and hard, that is a good thing!