Oooohh... the new lilac gi by Vulkan has just arrived. I ordered an A0, which fits fabulously except for my ____, which is obviously larger than your average bear's. I was saddened to see that lilac isn't all that different a color from my old purple gi--it's a little bluer perhaps. The fabric is silky soft and indeed, very, very light. The cut is very slim; it's the first time my wrists aren't swimming in enormous sleeves! So now my fear is of shrinking it. Budovideos got it to me very quickly, and included in the box was a matching gi bag. The only downsides I can note, besides the tightness of the derriere (um, that's my signal to leave the candy corn alone) are as follows: the soft porn girl on the gi bag (see below) and the pants drawstring was inserted backwards. No biggie, it was easy to restring it properly; I'm just sayin'.
Post-wearing comments below under the pictures...
Today was a very nice day otherwise... though my morning class was cancelled, I did crossfit at lunch and then open mat. That was fun; worked on my triangles when I have a loose lock and people posture up... then armbarred a friend against full resistance. (and no, Alex B, THAT wasn't my first. I have historically had trouble with triangles-- not armbars-- but anyway..)
So-- comments on Tuesday, after wearing the gi in two classes... Nice! The rear end stretched out a bit and is definitely comfortable now; we'll see what it's like after a wash. The A0, like the Atama female-fit gis in sizes F2 and F3, lacks that diaper-wadded-between-your-legs pooch of extra fabric, hooray.. the fabric is soft and thin enough to be very comfortable even though it was hot and humid today, but the sleeve width is narrow enough that people seemed not to be able to grip there so easily. I'd compare the fabric with my Keiko Raca, but the Keiko has baggy enough sleeves that I could house a Siamese temple cat or a family of chinchillas in there. Thumbs up on the lilac gi.