Koral Light Gi
Let me first start by saying I like Koral. I'm a fan of the MKM it was my first Gi and got a lot of use (full review coming soon). That being said, I don't have to like all of their products. I'm going to keep it real and say I'm not a huge fan of the Koral Light Gi now days. When I first purchased it, it was my favorite. It also was my go to Bjj Gi for competitions, but the more I wore it I started to notice things that bugged me. Now fast forward to present day and I have like a million Gi's and this one doesn't make it into my rotation often. Read below for more details. Also be sure and watch the video review for a closer look.
I normally fit right between an A1 and an A2. I'm 5'7"ish and 160ish (I know slim and sexy right?). I have short arms so that always tends to be the problem area. I decided to get an A1 when I purchased the Koral Light Gi. It's probably a good thing because it gets pretty baggy towards the end of a roll. I think this is because of the rip stop fabric, it just doesn't hold its form well. Fresh out off the drying rack it fits like an A1, but by the end of the training session it fits like an A2-A3.
The pants do not fit me well at all. Check out the video review for a better explanation on this.
(Approximate) kimono weight by size:
A0 - 3.00 lbs
A1 - 3.20 lbs
A2 - 3.45 lbs
A3 - 3.80 lbs
A4 - 4.20 lbs
A5 - 4.55 lbs
The Koral Light Gi has held up that's for sure. I've had it for a while now (since they first came out) and nothing has ripped or really shows any signs of trouble. Recently it hasn't been put into heavy rotation though. The jacket top is light and thin, but I don't think it will shred on me anytime soon.
The Cool Factor
I think the cool factor in this Gi would be how light it is. Sure I think there are other Bjj Gi's out there that are lighter, but this Gi does make a really nice travel Gi. It's light and dries pretty damn fast. Great for when you are on the go and need to pack light. Be sure and check out the video review for more details!