Once I saw the hood gi jacket featured, I knew I had to get one. Based on other reviews, I ordered one size up, thinking my normal size would have been too "fitted," as others have mentioned. That was completely unnecessary, because going an extra size up gave me a little too much room, along with the normal sleeve length going halfway past my hands while in a relaxed position. Purposely trying to shrink the jacket helped a little, but I'm reluctant to do that too much as the recommended washing instructions call for it to hang dry and I don't want to ruin the jacket. So if you're an honest XL, like me, just order the XL, and you'll be fine. It's not going to be skin tight. As for the quality and style of the jacket itself, I really like it. The material and weave feels almost just like my BJJ gi's, aside from the seams being different. The design and feel of the inside liner really adds a nice touch of style to the jacket as well. If there were anything I could change on the jacket, I wish the lapel could be just slightly stiff like a gi lapel, but not as stiff as a normal BJJ Gi. Also, on the bottom corner of the inside lapel, to keep with the theme of the magnetic clasps, it would be cool to have a magnet sewn into the corner to keep that part in place rather than have hook and loop velcro, so that there's no hook catching on random parts of the jacket or other clothing. Those are just my suggestions for maybe the 3.0? Either way, awesome jacket!
Got my hood gi. I loved the material. Not too light or heavy. Feels good on the inside. Unfortunately I ordered the wrong size. But the return process was super easy. Got fast answers from the staff.
Joseph a C.
I love this jacket. Feels just like a Gi. Warm and comfortable. Very sturdy. Rocks a very different standout kinda style.
I love the way it looks and feels on me. Thank you guys so much.
fits just like photos used in marketing (for me). I'm 6' 3" and the XL was best for me (I wear an A4 size bjj gi). love this so much, want to buy more or give as gifts for sure. how about some pants and other "gi-gear" next???
Great products and even better company - true to the spirit of bushido
It felt like a risk to buy relatively pricey clothing online, but it was worth it. Thanks for the great attention to quality in the material and design!
I’m very happy with the fit and look of the hoodie. I will definitely recommend it.
It's my new favorite Hood-gi. It's stunningly comfortable, very well made and it's been great to wear both to training (Toshin-Do) and just around. I will reccomend this to anyone who asks.
Great garment but personally I’d love just an inch more movement in the go at 6,4” and 270 an extra xl would perfect (5xl)
Great feel, warmer than expected. I wish the magnetic buttons held a little tighter but love it overall.
Joseph a C.
Amazing look. Superior craftsmanship! Pay attention to your sizing. The Hood -Gi is a well fitted product. It shows off your physique. I am a short stocky guy - 5’9” and 185. I chose XL and the length is good but the chest and shoulders are tight. Should’ve chosen an XXL. Budo Brothers is easy to work with and will help you out if you mess up your size.
This is extremely comfortable! I’m 5’10, 280 lbs (power lifter). Fits well around the chest and torso. It’s warm and feels/looks like a heavy Gi. I would have no problem wearing this to teach classes on a cold day. It looks VERY professional and it’s VERY well put together! I would recommend going 1 size above what you typically wear as it is “fitted”. Definitely worth the money! 3XL - Gold
It has been 1 week since I received my keikogi hoodie and I love it. I bought it to wear over my Gi top during training. I ordered it larger than I needed so that it can fit over my gi top. Great quality and fit and I will definitely be recommending it to my dojo. Thanks BB!
I thought it might be to heavy but the inner liner keeps you cool. Plus all the pockets! Will definitely be purchasing more from this site in the future!
It was a little small on me but it still real good
Both the fit and service are great!
Well made, fits perfect… material stitr at first.. expect it to soften up with wash and wear.
It’s crafted and designed wonderfully. It has just enough pockets to carry what you need, is very comfortable and the roomy hood is amazing. It’s great for colder weather, for something that isn’t wool-insulated like a heavy hoodie or jacket, you stay very warm. The inner fabric is very soft and that makes all the difference.
Really good quality but a bit small I usually fit in large and I purchased an X-Large but it’s tight
Nice material what would it be for u guys to insert a spartan warrior with a sword and a shield or a Asassins creed within it would look amazing within
The material and finish are fantastic. I'm 6'1", 200lbs. XL fits great. I thought sleeves could be an inch longer. A very interesting east meets west concept!
So your advert piqued my curiosity, and I thought I may look silly in it but I no longer care what people think about me. So I really like the hoodie/gi. It’s comfortable in cooler temperatures, though not ideal for Calgary winter. I think I’d prefer a bit heavier lapels and waist ties like a traditional judo gi. I do like the texture of the jacket, but I don’t know how often I’ll put the hood up, just because I get a funny feeling that Jay Cooper will creep up behind me and choke me out . So, yes I like it, I look forward to wearing it more in the spring.
Not being cut on the side like a normal Gi top makes it rather inflexible. The material and the style is amazing. If it had ties and side cuts like a normal top it would be perfect.
I thought that the return time for the larger jacket was amazing. I though the customer service emails and updates were spot on. I would recommend your company and clothing to anyone. Thank you so much. My spouse loves their birthday present jacket. It fits them well. (:
Absolutely love my Gi Hoodie - super comfortable for just laying around and reading, but feels like it's made for someone to really roll/spare in it.
Can I tell you how many friends I have that are going to be jealous of this? Fits well, looks great.
I was kinda skeptical about this, but man im glad i made the jump on this purchase. Excellent style and quality. This will not be my last purchase with Budo Brothers.
I love my jacket yet I need to turn it in for another size.
This is my third (of the three) gi jacket that I’ve purchased. Super happy with style, fit, quality. I am not a clothes horse, but I really geeked out on this product. Fine job guys.
Second Hood-Gi I’ve purchased now, the black and gold version makes for a fine addition to my collection.
Giving a shout out to all my Warrior women. The Hood-Gi is legit! I love the quality and attention to detail including the magnetic closures. Gold and black was well worth the wait! Men’s Small fits well with room to layer. (5’6” and an athletic 130 for reference)
I myself own one, and I've given 3 of these hoodies to my budo buddies as gifts - they love them! Everywhere I go people ask about the jacket, and I always steer them to Budo Brothers! Great jacket!
Very unique garment. Love the gi material
The Hood-Gi is awesome! It came with a free bag and two tube bandannas. I was stoked! It’s super comfortable and very well made. I’ve gotten tons of compliments on it.
I like this garment very much. Based on the description I was not sure if i should order a medium or large. I am 190 lbs with a fairly athletic build and prefer a more athletic fit. Usually wearing medium dress shirts from well known brands. I ordered the large and am very glad I did. It is tighter at the hips than I may prefer but the fit is amazing. It feels substantial, without being oppressive and is clearly well made. Perhaps it will soften after washing and be even more comfortable, but I am cautious because the fit is perfect now.
Fit as expected, comfortable and warm. Exactly as needed….plus it looks so cool!!!!!!
It was a great Christmas gift and the recipient loved it. Initial inspection upon arrival is that the item was as described then was gift wrapped. Thanks Budo Bros!
Nunca había conocido un material como con el que está hecho este producto es fuerte resistente y a la vez suave por dentro. Además los detalles del diseño son extraordinarios en verdad valió la pena la espera.
It is a great hoodie that looks awesome. I was hoping it would have tougher collor grips so I could do bjj in it however the collor is a little too silky. I still love it but I wouldn't suggest buying it if you want another gi. I would suggest buying it of you love the gi look and feel like I do.
Great well made Garments.
I'm 6'3" 225lbs with extra long arms. I normally wear an XL but I purchased a size 2XL as suggested. This thing fits me almost perfectly. I was worried the sleeves wouldn't be long enough but they are actually just a tad longer than I expected. I may wash in hot water and hang dry to shrink it up a bit but I haven't decided yet. It feels right as is and I don't want to mess with the new jacket feel to it just yet. I was going back and forth between the XL and the 2XL but I'm really happy I went with the 2XL. I live in FL so I'm just waiting for that cooler weather so I can wear it out. It's made of very strong material. It has kind of a thick canvas feel to it. It's worth the money for sure.
EXCELENTE, ME GUSTÓ MUCHO
Love it, quality product
Great Gi/Hood! This is my second one.
Love this hoody Gi.
Just as expected, great material, probably runs 1 size small for most people.
When I purchased the jacket it was extremely warm...and other times extremely hot. So I did not have the opportunity to wear is as much. With the weather now much cooler I can wear it more often. When originally looking at the hoodie I said wow on the price then I went for now realizing that it is totally worth. This is not your regular hoodie my comparison would buying a suit of the rack versus buying a tailor made suit whereby the workmanship is seriously different and can not be compared. So future purchasers if price is your concern. Don't look at the price please remember the ole adage "you get what you pay for" The bottom line is the jacket is AWESOME
I love this GI-Hoodie, it‘s what I was looking for. Looking to get 4XL the white limited edition
Thanks for quick delivery. Hood jacket is great Ideal for when you have no pockets in your regular gi. Quick changeing is always a plus for dojo.
Love it! Fits perfectly! I’m 5’10” and 175lbs.
Love this just as much as my Bluewave one! Just wanted the darker lining!
It is a very nice item and it has exceeded my expectations !!!
Love the Hoodie Gi. For me, if you like it to fit a little loose like a gi, order a size up. I wear typically a size 5 gi, I got a XXL, and it’s perfect. It looks awesome!
The process with you guys has been seamless... shipped almost immediately, delivered in a couple of days. Its the way on line shopping should happen. same experience for all 3 Gi-Hoodies... Myself and my two sons have all bought separately. As for the product... its as advertised, looks and feels like a wearing a Gi. I would recommend that people order the next size up from their usual size. Depending on how you like your fit, it may be a bit snug in the hips.
My Husband fall in love with it, wear it everyday. Ist wonderful and a great material.
Even my Grandmaster wasn't one now.. And I'm 6ft 5in weighing 300lbs..
I ordered one in each colour and I love them!! Super comfortable and warm. Also very stylish. Everyone is asking me where I got them. I let them know. And my students think they are beyond awesome. Thanks for a superb product.
I simply love the look and the fit. I’m 6ft2 and 200 lbs. the XL is perfect. Enough arm room and warm enough for the after training bicycle ride home.
I ordered the 2XL in both the red and the blue. I was blown away by how comfortable they are and with pockets that are discrete. The hood is very warm on cold nights walking the dog. The Gi has amazingly easy flow and is beyond durable. I am getting g 3 more as gifts for my next black belt students. I would advise getting these while you can.
if i wanted a bigger size , how would i send it back ?
I bought this as a birthday gift for my fiance, who saw an ad for it and has been lusting after it ever since. I can't give it to him for a couple of weeks, as he's in Canada right now, but when he gets back on October 3, he gets to try it on himself...until then, I tried it on for him and hope that it fits! I love it! If it doesn't fit him (he's very broad in the shoulders) we'll order another one the next size up...and I'll keep this one! It is SO good-looking, and very well-made. The quality of the item itself is significant--it is very sturdily-made, it is heavier than it looks without being like a parka. The details are excellent: the snaps are solid and work well, the pockets are deep and lined, the hood is nice and deep. The order processed fast and the delivery was prompt. Altogether, I'm very happy, and I know he'll be happy, too. We will definitely order again. Well-done!
Good fit. Better quality than expected. I do wish it had inside pockets but overall its a wonderful product. My new favorite in the closet.
Julius Valerian S.
My friend hand carry this awesome jacket from the US for me. Very thankful to him that the long waited Hood-Gi. I'm amazed by the weight of the package. After opening it, I'm astonished by the built quality. Very sturdy and yet still very comfortable to wear. I would love for the next generation Hood-Gi to have inner chest pocket. Cheers Budo Brothers to your cause!
I ordered a blue XXXL but got a black XXL instead. It's a little tight, but it fits. I don't want to go through the hassle of returning it, so I'll just keep it. It is very well made.
This item has quickly become one of my favorites. Quality materials and craftsmanship. Beautiful lining. It moves with me and is perfect for my early morning Qigong sessions plus it holds all of my needed gear comfortably. It’s also stylish and I get a lot of compliments whenever I wear it. My only two issues is that it doesn’t come in more colors and I need matching pants!! Great product and highly recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Best Hoody ever
Super fast international shipping worth the price
Comptlely love this GI! I really feel like if I was wearing my keiko gi. It make me feel warrior even when I am outside. The new model 2.0 with the inside lining and new pockets is very nice!
It was a great day when my Hood-Gi was delivered. Ever since it arrived, I haven’t wanted to take it off! An extra special thanks to BudoBrothers for sending me a free sling bag with my purchase, I’ve been putting it to good use! And like always, the Budo Bandana included in my order is now apart of my ever growing collection.
I like how sturdy it feels and the number of pockets. I did wish they had one size larger, however, it is a personal preference.
It's definitely a head turner and I feel great wearing it, and my lady friends keep stealing it!
My first hoodgi had mismatching sleeves but was otherwise awesome. I was fine with the discrepancy because of the overall quality. But BB wasn’t, and they reached out to correct the issue. The new hoodgi is just as awesome as the first, and no irregularities. I wear it everywhere and always recommend it, now more than ever due to high product and customer service values.
First time shopper at BudoBrothers and I could not be more happier. Excellent quality, comfort, and style. Fast delivery. Loved the extras too. Look forward to the next round.
Great Jacket... Will wear it to class every day.
I was surprised by the level of durability and quality of the material, the design and cut of the shoulders and the unique pockets (I'm now shopping for EDC stuff). I will be ordering MORE since I see you guys are 100%!
I love this thing. it fits nice (i'm a little overweight so it'll be perfect when i lose these covid pounds). the button snaps are super cool and generally stay unless i'm moving fast/expansively. the outside and inside texture is nice and it keeps me dry in the rainy northwest. it also looks good over a button up w/ tie for church. The one reason i'm not giving it 5/5 is because of the sleeve lengths. the left sleeves outer layer is shorter, so the inner blue material tends to show. the right sleeve goes down to below my wrist (my preferred length). this creates a problem when i'm trying to roll my sleeves, as neither sleeve can exactly match the other. the shorter sleeve rolls perfectly above my elbow, the longer sleeve rolls just below my elbow, any higher and it's too tight for my arm. Would recommend, and will likely buy another and other products.
Quick delivery and wonderful hoodie. Extremely high quality fabrics and the inside is so comfortable
Quality is top tier and its become one of my favorite jackets. It works well as a modern "haori" in its xl size. Lowik recommended me to get it and was not disappointed.
I love my Gi Hoodie. It fits great and is super functional as well as comfortable. Highly recommend!
Ordered the xl and found I needed it a bit snugger so I did the “Hot Water Wash” as suggested to tighten it up a bit. Wonderful! I love first of all the quality of the customer service experience, very attentive and actually arrived a day early. The fit after the wash is perfect! The quality of material and craftsmanship in construction is top notch well made and definitely worth the price, which I was a bit apprehensive going in but awesome quality design and construction! Love the weight and construction details, as others have mentioned it is almost a jacket, very warm with good mobility whilst wielding a staff. Nice and warm as well on chilly evenings. All the pockets are an awesome plus. I looked carefully at all the stitching and everything appeared very, very well put together. I thank you all for producing a well made product and respect your cause. Cheers all! Eben
like the feel and the scarf ,mask ,etc.lol cool idea like the secret pockets for kubatan etc.. would really like it made n Red with Black inside or maybe dark Blue ?? excellent item Thx u Ous!! ZATO
I was looking for a hoddie that would look good on me for a long time. I was hesitant to buy until I seen one of my friends with it on. That day I ordered it and am glad I did. It looks good, keeps you warm and have no problems training in it. I highly recommend!
I was amazed how comfortable the hood gi feels. I look forward to more purchases in the future..
I have never considered spending this much money on anything other than a suit, but I decided to spoil myself, just this once. And I was not disappointed. This is the most comfortable and unique garment I have ever bought, and I absolutely love it. If you're on the fence, get it. You won't regret it.
Better than expected. This hoodie kicks ass. Perfect fit. Thanks for the extras Budo Brothers. Train on !
Very durable. Highest standard of construction. All features as described. Would recommend to anyone wanting a fashion-forward garment likely to last a lifetime.
Love the hood gi, nice and thick. The wave pattern liner is gorgeous. It looks subtle at first glance but will attract attention when people look closely at the jacket. Lots of pockets for EDC. And surprisingly warm. Good for 50-70'F weather. The hood is nice and BIG; it will cover your face "assassin creed" style if you want it to. Like a gi, it doesn't have much coverage for your neck so you might need a scarf on colder days. Best of all is the customer support they provide. There is a little rip on the seam and Erik sent me a brand new one at no charge. They say that they will stand by their products, and they proved it to me.
Excellent Quality, as advertised. Great fit!! Looks AWESOME
I thought the hood gi was an ingenious idea... for those of us who have dedicated our life to martial arts , this was another reason to be able to rock out in a gi in everyday life! Unfortunately, the first hood gi I ordered was too large. But the guys at budobrothers were so nice and efficient that I was able to exchange my hood gi with a smaller size , and received the correct size within 5 days! Thank you guys for being so awesome and so professional and so efficient! I really appreciate it! It was a pleasure doing business with you! And I will be definitely be referring my friends to your website, and will be ordering other things from you guys in the near future! Thanks so much!!
Love my hood-gi! It arrived within just a couple days and it is quality! Cool look with the cuffs turned up. It is quite a substantial jacket and very warm with the massive hood up. I’m normally a xxl guy, but the 3xl was the way to go (sizing chart is accurate).
The Hood Go is simply amazing! The quality and fit are perfect! Already ordered a second one!
Despite the color and size I wanted being listed as out of stock, I emailed asking to be told when it would be. Instead of just getting added to the usual mailing lists by a bot, my email was actually read and responded to directly by Erik that he had a look and I was in luck! They had one blue lined large hoodie-gi left. I snatched it up faster than a Bruce Lee punch! When it arrived I was excited but had to be cautious as I have a family member with chemical sensitivity so any perfumes or colognes would have been a problem. Thankfully it came out of the package only smelling of the fabric it was made from! I put it on my 5'9", 215lb, 34" waist, 43" chest frame and marveled. You would have thought they custom tailored this to fit me! The cotton shell is made of incredibly durable weave and all the stitching is very solid. Pockets in all the right places and the brilliantly designed closure system holds it together no matter what I'm doing. This piece seems to be made for use and made to last. I plan on enjoying wearing this and being active in it for years to come!
It is what I expected. No more and no less.
Absolutely love this hoodie! Fits great super comfortable! Fast delivery!
I frickin love this jacket! Super sturdy, I love the weight and thickness! And Pockets!!
Epic, @ronin_blade on IG i have big plans for this one and the white. Dope creation. The pockets are perfect
Love the Hoodi Gi. I also purchased the red matching. However, I noticed the reds are slightly different.
Honestly it’s a quality product and I love it, my only constructive criticism is that of possible, maybe change the magnetic buttons to either a long magnetic strip or short magnetic strips instead, the buttons are kinda awkward to fasten