I found it eventually. Meerkat does loads of Gi Reviews and also contributes to Martial Arts Illustrated (UK) Combat (UK) and BJJ to which he is now devoted and a Purple under Nick Brooks.
Anyway, hope it helps.
Not sure if anyone's mentioned this yet, but I've been wearing Fuji gis for BJJ for years, which you can get in a few places. I usually go to jiujitsuprogear.com, but I think budovideos has em too. They're quite sturdy, maybe not so much as a $150 koral or atama, but the white ones were 90 bucks with shipping last time I ordered, and they'll certainly last long enough to justify ordering one a little more frequently.
They're not pre-shrunk and will shrink like you'd expect in a hot drier. I usually order a size above what I normally wear and find that after shrinking it fits me perfectly. They also, like Korals, tend to wear a little long in the arm, so they fit lanky guys like me perfectly. I wear an A3, which weighs around four pounds.
If you're looking for something super light that's decent quality, you can try a Vulkan, which I've found to be exceptionally sturdy for something weighing 2.5-3 pounds.
The last time I ordered a Fuji was about a year ago, and the last Vulkan I got was about 4 years ago, so things may have changed, but afaik people I know are still having good results with the fujis.
I have 2 Fujis. I'm looking for a lightweight gi though.
Lost 30 lbs. Dropped down from an A4 to an A2. Got a really good deal on this one. Weighs 3.5 lbs.
To the rest of the forum, don't even think about posting something like this.
Originally Posted by WhiteShark
That appears to be the Bad Boy Pro Series Lightweight Gi:
Originally Posted by Omega Supreme
Can you do some close-up shots of the jacket (near the lapel) so we can see the weave and how thick it is?
Also, are the pants rip-stop? Or just a very light cotton blend?
Is the crotch roomy enough such that it doesn't bind? I ask this because I have had a couple of gis that are low-cut which takes away space from the groin which causes binding during sparring.
Have you dried it (or washed it warm)? How much shrinkage, if any?
Yes, Bad Boy Pro Series
Originally Posted by Uncle Skippy
No, not pre shrunk but my wife washes in cold and hang dries my uniform.
Rip stop? If I knew what that was I could answer (remember I've worn Judo gis most my life)
Pictures? I do not have the greatest camera. If I can get a HD I'll take a picture.
dude, are you a bjj black belt too that I didn't know about or is there another MA that uses the red tab on the black belt?
Was awarded my black in November.
Originally Posted by Wolf
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