I ordered a Mizuno Yusho Comp because I did not see any other Mizunos that were IJF certified other than the differing styles of the Yusho. So I figured If I am ordering a new one I better do it right. (under the $200 us mark)
I am pretty disappointed as it just seems flimsy next to my old gi. I am 5'10" and 155 - 160lbs and have long arms. I ordered a 3.5 according to the french guidelines which from my research seems to be the most acurate. http://www.mizunoshop.fr/guide-des-tailles/ (It was suggested in another post on this size scale to order a 1/2 size up for shrinkage) I have not washed it, the arms need to shrink about 1" and is definitely not a slim fit around the waist. The pants come almost up to my chest. A smaller size would probably work, but again, I am pretty disapointed in the "feel" of this double weave.
I thought the change in the "feel" was due to the new regulations, but I just came from a camp where I was introduced to a Matsuru IJF Certified gi and it is much like the old style stiff double I am used to and hard to get the overhand grip. Felt more like the Mizuno Ichiban, rough.
So I am going to return the Yusho and am back to researching. I have seen several people mention that they have the Matsuru but no opinions on the quality or longevity. I do know they have a slim fit which is good.
Any other opinions on Judo Gi's that are IJF Certified that fit similar to the EuroComp?
What brand/style do you have and how long have you had it?
How is the feel?
Is the sizing chart accurate?
What was the shrinkage like?
Is there a slim fit?
Are the pants just as durable?