It's time to find a New Gi. Need some recommendations.
My fuji has served me well over the years and it looks like its time to retire it. It's been a long time since I've picked up a Gi and I was wondering whats good these days? I've heard good things about Tatami Gi's and I came across this article where its highly ranked:
Origin - Made in USA, innovative, great quality. Hi Price.
Key imo is going for and getting sale items and building your rotation that way. Bjjhq, and gi manufacturer and reseller sites like rollmore and bjj warehouse have sales all the time. You can get a $150 gi for $90 if you watch and shop smart.
Once you have at least 3, or my preference 1 per time I train per week, you can then afford over time to upgrade to other types etc. At first buy all different if possible till you see what you prefer in style, asthetics, fit, durability etc. Once you find a couple brands you like you can just hone in on those brands.
I currently have 2 fuji (have had as many as 5)
2 koral mkm
3 lucky (including lucky hempire)
6 tatami (classic, tank, estilo 3.0,(2)4.0, and thinking monkey
2 Academy gi our instructor had made for the gym
I have narrowed down to Shoyoroll, origin and tatami (Grips are association gi)
Usually I would say Fuji -
My first one was a century judo gi fml was short sleeved after a couple months. And a Gracie Sports gi that was a big guys that quit and after I lost my first 30# it swallowed me. Krugans was my third... That was a tough gi... It was the tribal one, I thought I was bad ass with tribal stuff on my gi lol.
Usually I would say Fuji -But I think it's time folks go back to the roots and go old school - like the tiger claw hayashi unbleached judo gi - that was the gi my first school used to rep -
That's one nice looking gi. How's the material construction and how is it for washing?
Wolfhound are good, a lot of our lads wear them and tatami.
Wolfhound gis are only ok imo. The jackets seem fine, but I know a couple of guys whose Wolfhound pants shrank WAY up their legs, to the point that they can't wear them. It's a pity, cos it would be nice to wear and recommend an Irish gi brand.