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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

    Posted by Stephen on Jan 14th 2019

    In short, a fantastic gi, and with great customer service to get the best fit. I'm 5'11" & 185lbs (Jean size 32"x32") and the 28" pants/A2L top fit perfectly after one wash. The fit is excellent, material is super light; it almost air-dries when you take a break for a few minutes!

  • 5
    My best gi

    Posted by The dude on Jan 2nd 2019

    Hands down, the best gi I’ve ever had. It fits (and looks) like a tailored suit and is extremely comfortable. The pants stay put and are very comfortable with the belt system. The only negative thing I have to say about it is that it is a little rough inside the pant legs. I’ve only rolled in it a few times but I had some scratches on my shins,knees and ankles from the gi. But maybe after a few more washes the pants will soften up. In summary, just get the gi if you can. You will not be upset.

  • 5
    "like my grandma's shawl!"

    Posted by JP Villont on Dec 6th 2018

    When the package arrived, I would never have guessed that there was an A6 gi inside, both by size of the USPS box and the weight. But, inside was "pure gold Jerry!" My made in America (dirt to shirt) black discipline gi and honestly, they have converted me! I doubt I'll ever buy from anyone else! I'm a bigger guy so finding a gi that fits and I can still move in WAS a pain. Origin fixed that with the custom ordering pants and jacket sized separately. SERIOUSLY AWESOME! I was hesitant at first, but I'm sold now!

  • 5
    Fantastic Quality

    Posted by rob tickner on Nov 30th 2018

    Very happy with this gi.

    I was surprised at how lightweight this product felt (as per a previous reviewer, I was very worried I hadn't been shipped a complete order when I first picked the package up!), whilst retaining a feeling of durability, and so far I've seen minimal shrink after washing.

    Whilst I was worried about sizing, I found the sizing guide to be extremely accurate, and the fit is exactly as indicated, which is ideal.

    Overall this cost me a little bit more than anticipated after having to pay some additional customs duty when it got into the UK, but it has been worth it.

    This is clearly a well designed and carefully made product, and I am highly likely to buy another one in the future.

  • 5
    Its Special

    Posted by Robin Horner on Nov 27th 2018

    I ordered the Gi as an early Xmas present from the UK I couldn’t wait for it to arrive It took a while for it to get through customs I think they were checking for secret powers but eventually I got it and I wasn’t disappointed .When I picked it up I was surprised how light the parcel was and I thought I’d only been sent the trousers this was not the case.The gi fits perfectly and 5he quality shines through I was asked at my club was it tailored especially for me I just gave them a knowing

  • 5
    First Gi

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 9th 2018

    Exceptional gi. But, it is my first ever so I wasn’t sure if my size. Even though I followed the sizing guidelines, the gi is too small and the pants too big. I wear it anyway and deal with the fit. It’s my own fault.

  • 5
    Favorite Gi

    Posted by Warren Tanner on Nov 2nd 2018

    I own three Gi's and this is by far my favorite. Drys faster than any other Gi I've owned. Light weight and very rugged. I was skeptical of Origin's swivel lock belt on the pants but have really come to like it a lot. The fit guide was also accurate. I'm 5'11'' 185lbs and I got an A2 with the "standard" length pants and after one wash and normal machine dry it fits perfectly. Right out of the bag it was slightly "loose" but after the machine dry it shrunk (as described in the care instructions that were provided) to the perfect fit. Since the first machine dry I hang dry with great results. I definitely recommend following the recommended waist sizing instructions for the pants. For example if you wear size 34 jeans order size 36 Gi pants. If you don't you probably will not be able to get him over your hips as they do not loosen like "traditional" Gi pants. All around a great product and great customer service!! Get after it!!

  • 5
    Getting after it!

    Posted by Austin Lynch on Oct 31st 2018

    Very comfortable and light weight.

  • 5
    My favorite

    Posted by John Charles on Oct 29th 2018

    Greatest single piece of fabric to have been created in the history of human existance