For reference, I measure gis out of the bag, then wash in the hottest possible wash and rinse setting, and dry in a hot dryer before the second measurement. Future washes are usually on warm or cool settings but still machine dried. If further shrinkage is notable, I will re-measure. Also, I took all these photos together, and I was non-competition-weight;140lbs, 36-28-39, 5'2".
Ouano Competition Light: Ouano has these on sale right now, but only size A0, A4 and A5 are in stock; $110-120. Rumor has it they're retiring this gi.
Sorry, couldn't figure out how to rotate the picture of the interior label, I'm on a linux machine right now and it's impairing my mojo.
Reviewed previously by Kumachan... BJJGearJunkie ... and on Sherdog.
Stats: 8 ounce ripstop pants, 450 g lightweight jacket, A1 weighs 3 lbs even.
Measurements: size A1 before and after wash-- Pants shrank a little lengthwise but not widthwise. Jacket shrank a little both ways.
Pants across waist: 21"/21"
Leg outside, front waist to cuff: 37"/35"
Leg outside, back waist to cuff: 37"/35"
Cuff: 10"/9 3/4"
Rise (center of crotch up to waist) front: 16"/15 1/2"
Rise rear: 16"/15 1/2"
Jacket front length (shoulder next to collar to bottom hem): 30"/28"
Chest width (underarm to underarm): 22"/21"
Arm length (underarm to cuff): 22"/21"
Cuff: 6 1/2"/6"
I was given this gi by a good friend and sponsor, Mike at MMAOutlet.com. I like the color scheme, but the fit isn't good for me. Too long in the torso and sleeves, too poofy in the torso, too deep a rise, too flat a bum. I wore it once and felt constricted. The pants are ripstop, but of an unusual variety that feels more stiff than flexible. Overall, good construction, and for a "lightweight" gi it definitely feels more sturdy and resilient than the Vulkan Ultralight (which is supremely soft and comfy, and I find to be plenty tough, but some complain about its lightness for day-to-day training.)
I also loaned this to a visiting gal for two weeks who is taller and slimmer than me, and she had no complaints. I was impressed that the black never faded in about 30 washes (I kept trying to shrink the sucker just to see.)
I'll let the pictures speak for the gi: fraying seam tape in one spot
Nice reinforcement on the interior vent of the jacket.
One spot of skipped stitching, interior pants at the crotch, but note the triple seaming.
The flash bleaches the gi out a bit, but the black is really quite dark. Here's what I mean about the rear and front rise being the same-- this comes up over my bellybutton in front. Excellent reinforcement of a stress point, worsened by my holiday insulation.
No where near as offensive as the real Michelle Bachmann... probably a very useful and delightful lightweight gi for someone less curvy than me, made even more appealing by the black that doesn't fade despite about 30 hot washes and dries.
If you'd like to see it in action, Cane Prevost recently posted about playing top half guard on his excellent blog The Gentle Art, and he's wearing the white-with-orange version of this gi in his videos, found here.