Anytime you see a jiu jitsu gi model in its umpteenth version... you know it's a good one. Unpopular models fade and disappear from the market, while the popular ones get better and better. The Kingz Kimonos Comp 450 V5 is no exception. One of Kingz' most popular gis, the Comp 450 V5 is the best yet!
Read on to get the scoop...
The Comp 450 V5 features a mid-weight 450 GSM (grams per square meter) Pearl Weave top, and 10 oz cotton drill pants, both made from 100% pure cotton. This gi is the perfect balance between weight and durability. While some practitioners may prefer lighter weight gis, those gis do tend to shrink more and they don't hold up as well when it comes to the daily grind.
We love the Kingz cut. With the V4 and now the V5, they have improved upon their earlier versions with a nice tapered, streamlined profile. This is incredibly popular with competitive jiu jitsu practitioners as it provides less material for your opponent to grab, as well as non-competitive practitioners because, well... there's less material for your opponent to grab. Period. Just make sure you choose the size that's right for you, or you may end up looking like a hipster in your skin-tight gi. Luckily for you, Kingz offers a ton of great sizing options, including "H" (husky) and "L" (long) sizes.
Kingz always strives to keep their gis looking fresh and modern. With the Comp 450 V5 they haven't strayed too far from the aesthetic of their highly-popular V4, but they've definitely given it some edge. You'll note that the medieval lion symbol that was on the skirt of the V4, is a more prominent element in the V5. It is included in the pattern of the yoke lining, in the newly designed jacket and pant labels, and is even embroidered on the inside of the Kingz Crown logos on the shoulders (the coolest part of this gi in our opinion!).
We definitely give this gi a 5 out of 5, for both quality and creativity.
Trian on. Oss.