Basic Cotton Canvas Aikido Uniform Set
Aikido value set
This is a simple and practical single-layered Aikido uniform that contains a dogi jacket, pants, and white obi. It is made from a comfortable cotton canvas and has been specially made for aikido - there is no back seam which allows for comfortable ukemi.
PROs: gi has ties at the waist both inside and outside to hold it closed. Fabric is thick enough for kata grabs, but not too hot. Sizing quite a bit smaller than other styles - look closely at the size charts. I’m a 4 in this uniform but a 2 in some others. The gi looks sharp and fits (me) well.
CONs: fabric quality doesn’t seem very good. Knees show wear already and I have only been using the uniform for three months, training twice a week. I do not have a hakama, so knees directly contact the mats. They are single-layer: not reinforced. Uniform also wrinkles hard in the dryer. I air dry mine.
For a third the price of a fancy uniform, this is a solid intro purchase.