[social][/social]Not only does the Tatami Estilo feel like a balanced gi under the pressure of live sparring, its equitable look makes it a very handsome gi. There are a few well-placed red “Tatami” patches that are just eye-catching and sporty enough, while its texture and weave give it enough of a traditional feel. Craftsmanship also makes the Estilo a very good looking gi. No part of the kimono looks slipshod, and one can tell how well the gi is made by examining its fine stitching.
The Tatami Estilo 3.0 has a sleek fit, but it provides good room for movement and enough material to satisfy finicky training partners. I personally wear an A2 gi, and my body type is a little bit on the stocky side. I am 5’8,” weigh approximately 175 pounds, and the gi has fit me very well. I wash the Estilo flipped inside-out, with cold water only and I haven’t noticed much if any shrinkage. I have noticed, however, that the gi seems to lose its pearly white color faster than those of alternate gi brands like Atama or Keiko Raca.
The Tatami Estilo 3.0 is a very comfortable and balanced gi that works excellently as an all-around jiu-jitsu kimono. While not intended solely for competition or heavy training, it is a gi capable of producing a sterling performance all-around. It is a high quality gi with few, if any drawbacks, and a sound investment for any serious Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.