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ORIGIN "DEF DNA" BJJ GI - Made in America

There is no better value or competition gi in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Our DEF DNA is a brand new take on an old school weave. Featuring American Smart Pearl© Gen 3.

The DEF DNA comes standard with Origin Pro Pants. For athletes who demand more during competition, choose the DEF DNA. 100% designed, woven and manufactured in the USA.

We developed a proprietary, pre-shrunk PolySynth© yarn, engineered to be 10x stronger than our existing yarn, and 100x stronger than the industry standard. When twisted, the hexagonal structure of the staple fibers interlock with one another, allowing moisture to to pass between the weave, but not get absorbed into the yarn itself. This would be the foundation for American Smart Pearl© GEN 3.

When the first fabric came off the loom, it was almost too good to be true. We abused it, washed it, dried it, and like Damascus steel, the fabric got better with time. We could say it was engineered, but that’s too technical, we could say it was forged, but that’s too literal. It’s the union of ideas, technology, engineering, bio-mechanics, and inspired by the art of Jiu-Jitsu itself.

The Difference is Our Proprietary Technologies


Performance Yarn 100x Stronger
American Pearl©
GEN 3 Performance Textile
Body Mapping Cut


High Tensile Strength PolyCore
Always Airy / Dry As You Train
Performance Pants Blend
Belt Closure System

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  • 5
    DNA Gi Review.

    Posted by Ashley on Apr 2nd 2021

    So light! Feels amazing while training and dries so quick after washing. I can air dry it and it’s ready overnight. The snap belt is also really innovative. I have it set at the tension I like and it’s just click and go.

  • 5

    Posted by Tylor Kendle on Feb 5th 2021

    I've owned probably 15 gis from 6 brands since starting BJJ. Origin puts a lot of work into making the most comfortable and durable gis I've used. The pants fit perfect and the jacket is lightweight and great for training. I've been using this gi for a few months now and if highly recommend to anyone looking to look no further than origin. The extra money spent on their gis is well worth it. This will be the only brand I order gis from moving forward.

  • 5
    Best Gi

    Posted by Shane on Jan 30th 2021

    This is my 2nd Origin gi, the first is one of the regular ripstop ones. The ability to customize sizing, especially the pants is huge for me as I'm very short and stocky and usually have trouble finding a good size gi. The quality is top notch, the pearl weave is very light. It's pretty comfortable on the skin but I generally wear a rashguard under anyway. Dries really fast, big plus. Sadly where I am so the gyms are still closed because of covid but I've had the chance to use it at a few informal gatherings of like-minded individuals and it's been great. Looking forward to showing it off at the gym when things get going again.

  • 5
    Black discipline DNA Gi

    Posted by G. Luke H. on Jan 8th 2021

    This Gi is hands-down the best I’ve ever owned simply amazing I’m one of the heaviest sweaters of all time and this is the only thing that keeps me dry through entire rolling sessions. The fabric does not pill so far as much as everyone has said it might but I do wash mine cold and hang to dry every time. The fit is superb. I was a little skeptical about the belt with the buckle system but I would never go back now as I don’t even think about adjusting my belt or even notice that it’s there. The pro pants are superb and the customer service is second to none. The pants they initially sent had a minor stitching issue and they corrected that and put an order through for a new pair with no extra cost to me. Also when I was trying to figure out what would fit me best they contacted me back immediately and their recommendations based on my dimensions were spot on. My next Gi will definitely be another one from origin.

  • 5
    A5 Gi is perfect

    Posted by John Macioce on Jan 6th 2021

    I am 6’5 and 275lbs. The A5 gi fits me perfectly. This is the first origin gi I have purchased and it is by far the best gi I own. Such a high quality product. Much lighter than any other gi I own. I am able to wear it to class at noon and it will be air dried before night class at 6pm the same day.

  • 5
    Strong, lightweight Top. AMAZING Pro Pants

    Posted by Christian on Dec 15th 2020

    I have been using an old Woldorf Gi jacket with Hypnotik pants as my primary Gi and I interchange that Gi with a 93 Brand Gi. I have known nothing but entry level Gis for the entirety of my BJJ career. I earned my purple belt not long ago and decided it was time to treat myself to some of the finer things and this Gi was at the top of the list. The jacket is lightweight and breathable. The stitching is very kind to your skin and it is surprisingly more durable and strong than my thicker entry level Gis. The jacket alone is worth the additional money you pay for this Gi versus a $100 Gi. To go a step further they include the pro pants with this Gi. This is where things were weird for me. I was not used to the idea of a snap on type belt but it is absolutely amazing. I will not go back to strings unless I have to for some reason. The snap belt is comfortable and it keeps my pants on snuggly and comfortably. The only thing about the pants im not used to yet with is the fit. Because these pants are tailored to your size they will fit less loosely than the string pants. String pants are one size fits most and they don't take into account your inseam. These do not fit in that way they are like wearing a pair of loose fitting khakis. Comfortable and loose but still much more fitted than other brans string pants. All in all this Gi is amazing and I would recommend the Atleta (thats essentially what this gi top is) and the pro pants to anyone looking for a premium gi that feels lightweight yet durable.

  • 5
    DNA Gi

    Posted by Bo Bozard on Dec 13th 2020

    I’m impressed with the feel of this Gi and the fact that it seems to get better with every wash and wear cycle. It’s also incredible cool..... nice bonus for rolling in Florida. Great job Origin!

  • 5
    Black Discipline GI "DNA" and Jocko Hands rash guard

    Posted by Mullet Madness on Nov 26th 2020

    By far the best mad gi on the market. Super light and breathable. I am 5'9" and pretty big, customer service was amazing and had my sleeves hemmed at the factory so I am not swimming in the kimono like with other gi's. I was worried about the swivel lock belt on the pro pants but after rolling a couple times I have never noticed the belt buckle but I have noticed that my pants stay on and I do not have to re adjust the belt multiple times. Will never buy another brand! Also the jocko hands rash guard is so comfortable, does not get stuck on your body after sweating in it for a couple hours and stays tucked in.

  • 5
    Too small, but quick fix

    Posted by Dakota S. on Nov 26th 2020

    For reference, I wear 34W X 32L pants. For this gi I ordered 34 X 30. When I received them, the waist was much too small, which I somewhat expected because I have a big butt, etc. I went on the website and filled out the super easy exchange form and requested a 38” waist instead. I got the adjusted gi within a week of me shipping it back and it fit perfect. Very impressed with the easy and speed of the exchange! As far as the gi itself goes, it’s the lightest, most breathable, and most comfortable gi I’ve ever owned! Highly recommended! Consider ordering a bigger waist size if you’ve got a big butt though!