The Venum Contender 2.0 (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) Gi Review – [2021]

Venum is arguably one of the tops MMA companies out there at this moment. They have great big, sprawling ranges of products including literally every type of training gear you can think of. From top-of-the-line boxing gloves, robust mouth guards, to quality MMA and BJJ fighting gear, they are known to produce great quality products.

The founder of Venum G, Franck Dupuis, started his website to make boxing equipment accessible to all. Today, Venum G houses a sprawling range of products, including every type of training gear you might be looking for. The best part about Venum G is that they constantly improve their products to fit customers’ needs.

With these features in mind, we have decided to pick out a well-recognized brand and review the Venum Contender 2.0 BJJ Gi. We will do our best to highlight its main features, as well as the pros/cons that could be deal-breakers for you. Let’s get right to it!

Venum Contender Gi Review

Venum Contender Gi

The brand never fails to impress us and always comes with new and improved versions of its products. Since Venum 1.0 was so popular, the brand decided to come up with Venum Contender 2.0 BJJ.

This coat is made up of pearl weave cotton, which is lightweight in nature. The pants are made with 230 GSM 100% cotton fabric. Overall, this gi is super lightweight, making it an excellent uniform for training, especially during summers. Besides, this uniform has a clear look and is more comfortable than its predecessor.

Also, it has a well-designed collar material. Made from EVA foam, it is soft and allows for better comfort and grip.

Talking about the design, it has a clean aesthetic look. The coat features a brand logo on the left and has the signature snake logo on the upper back. If you prefer a lot of design, logos, symbols, or patches, this might not be the best gi for you as it has a simple and clean look.

With this in mind, let’s move on to who this product is for, as well as its main highlights features, specifications and pros and cons:

Highlighted Features

350 GSM Jacket

The uniform jacket is a perfect combination of durability and comfort. It is quite thick and has an excellent quality, ensuring that the uniform lasts long.

Made with Pearl Weave Cotton

The uniform is crafted with pearl weave cotton, which is lightweight and ideal for hot summer months.

EVA Foam Collar

The shirt has an improved EVA foam soft collar, which is a great addition, as these collars retain their shape much better when washed compared to other gi’s.


Venum has also added two more color options that were not present on the original one. Besides the conventional black, white, and standard blue, it has a grey and dark navy blue that looks absolutely amazing.


  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
  • Product Dimensions: ‎21.26 x 11.81 x 1.57 inches; 1.1 Pounds
  • Item model number: VENUM-03057-002-A1
  • Department: Unisex-adult
  • Manufacturer: Venum
  • Its fabric is soft and thin so it makes for a very comfortable fit and breathes very nicely.
  • Great to roll in, will last a very long time because of the very strong material.
  • It is great for a practice gi that you use on a consistent basis. Can dry overnight.
  • It is perfect for warmer summer months and less bulk with an improved range of motion.
  • Venum Contender 2.0 Gi has a clean tapered look, so it fits the body nicely.
  • It is great for training in the summer months.
  • It is a little snug across the underarms/shoulders.
  • Long in the arms, wash it in hot water, and dry to shrink the arms more.
  • It runs small, goes up a size, and washes accordingly.



Finally, it all comes down to whether the Venum Contender 2.0 BJJ Gi suits your needs in terms of size, design, and quality. In our opinion, it is a well-made uniform that should last you for years if you maintain it properly.  I hope you like our review of Venum Contender 2.0 Bjj.


Is Venum BJJ Gi good?
Overall, the Bjj gi is good as it is super lightweight, making it an excellent uniform for training, especially during summers. Besides, this uniform has a clear look and is more comfortable than its predecessor. Also, it has a well-designed collar material.
Do Venum GIS come with belt?
The Venum BJJ belt comes in all usual adult belt colors and is IBJJF approved. There are multiple sizes available too, in accordance with Gi size. Once again, it is a 100% cotton product by Venum. It is a soft belt, which means it is comfortable, easy to tie, and stays in plays securely. The price is also very affordable, making it a top belt option for anyone. The belt comes with a complementary Venum patch you can use on your Gi. Also, this belt is washing machine-friendly, meaning you can freely wash it on a regular basis.
How do I know what size GI to buy?
The simple answer is no. You should choose the size that best matches your height and weight. People used to choose a size up as a lot of the older GIs used to shrink massively, which today, is not the case. The only reason that you would choose a size up nowadays is if you wanted to shrink a GI to fit, which in most cases would prove difficult seeing as most GIs are now made from pearl weave which hardly shrinks. If you want a GI to shrink, choose one made from a single or gold weave.


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