Absolute supreme gi in fabric quality and looks! Very impressed with the feel of the fabric. The color way is definitely eye catching & great conversation starter on the mats. I think this gi/company is competing with the best of the best. The price is very nice as well considering you can’t get a gi this elite under 150$ Shipped & delivered a day early. Thanks 9 lives!!!!!
An eye catching gi that looks much better in the flesh. There was a line of squashed pearl weave that stood out on the chest, like something had been scraped across it? I don't expect it will impact the performance, but it was an annoying aesthetic imperfection. Rolling, it feels light and comfortable. The customer experience was A1 and postage to Aus was prompt.
Another review suggested the pants were long. I have many gi's from numerous companies and A2L is always a perfect fit after a quick tumble dry. These pants were VERY long. They'd be a generous length for a person of the maximum recommended height of 6'3. With my 6' frame they were dragging on the floor. I couldn't shorten them much in the dryer, though the crotch seemed tighter after. I also tumble cycled the Jacket as the arms were slightly long, but now the left lapel doesn't completely covers the right lapel when I wear it.
The pants, I had to keep hiking up to avoid tripping over myself. I was left with no option but to have them tailored. I needed to take nearly 2.5 inches off the length. I understand sizing a tricky thing to accommodate. You can't please everyone, but these are MUCH longer than A2L pants I have purchased in numerous other established brands. That's important to take into consideration if you are at the lower end of the size range. Overall I do like the gi. It's just disappointing to be out of pocket for alterations to the pants. Also the minor imperfection mentioned and the lapel width.
James, please send us an email to follow up I would like to take care of your alteration costs.
Each purchase from 9L has left me happy and ready to roll! This gi is no exception: Supremely comfortable for drills and warm-ups while tough and sturdy for every roll. Plus the colorway catches the eye!