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Kingz 450 Comp V2 Gi Review

Gi Review: Kingz 450 Comp V2

Overview

I’ll be quite honest, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Kingz Kimonos in the past and I wasn’t very enthusiastic while waiting for this Gi to arrive. I can’t tell you how happy I am that I got this Gi for review. It is a QUALITY piece. The embroidery is downright schnazzy. To the full review we go!

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Kingz 450 Comp V2 Gi Review

Fit

Gi Size tested: A3

gireviews size chart

A. 7

B. 30.5

C. 18.5

D. 25

E. 20

F. 12.5

G. 9.5

H. 40.5

From their site

The Kingz 450 COMP V2 gi is a 450 gram weight jacket top made of traditional pearl style weave material.

This is a great competition and daily training gi.

  • Ultra lightweight
  • Preshrunk for an ideal fit
  • Triple reinforced stitching across all stress points
  • Quick dry and fully breathable

Gi Jacket Features

  • Gis undergo a preshrinking process, reducing by 90% the shrinkage of the gi
  • Logo trim on jacket bottom and cuffs
  • High stitch count embroidered logos on shoulders
  • Made of one piece fabric for superior strength and durability
  • Synthetic heat resistant lapel insert, a single piece of vulcanized rubber inside the collar that keeps the gi light, dry faster and keep your lapel fungus an bacteria free

Gi Pants Features

  • 10oz drill cotton material, light yet extremely durable & comfortable
  • Double reinforced knee padding, triple stitched with over lapped seam
  • 6 Drawstring loops
  • Rope drawstring as opposed to the traditional twill, which allows for tighter fastening of the pants, and more comfort when training.

The Jacket

Easily my favorite aspect of this gi is it’s fit. The tailored fit is exceptionally tailored to my body type specifically. 5’10, 195lb frame.

The thickness of this Gi is nice. It claims “ultra-lightweight” but that’s just marketing, this Gi is on the medium side of the weight bracket. It’s a great all around weight.

Kingz 450 Comp V2 Gi Review open jacket

Kingz 450 Comp V2 Gi Review closed jacket

Like I mentioned before, the embroidery is top notch and really scales up the quality of this Gi over it’s predecessors which used thin patches.

The inside seam tape on the sleeves and skirt are comfortable and provide no irritants. The yellow color also contrasts quite nicely.

Kingz 450 Comp V2 Gi Review patch

The collar is sturdy and comfortable, it’s not flimsy and virtually non-existent like a lot of cruddy collars that have been coming out lately.

You can also start off with a Kingz Basic gi available at Amazon

The Trousers

The pants, like the top, are of exceptional quality. Comfortable and durable, pretty much all you can ask for in a pair of pants.

The pants were a couple inches too long for me (A3 pants, 5’10” height) but that’s a personal issue. I usually fit into a nice A3 top and A2 pants. No fault of theirs though.

The seam tape again causes no issues. The pants were thick but not too heavy and had a luxury “feel” to them. Take that non-scientific who ha for what you will.

Kingz 450 Comp V2 Gi Review pants

The 6 loop belt system worked well and has been upgraded over previous releases with the industry standard stretchy rope draw string.

Maneuverability wise I had no issues, the crotch has the same cotton gusset but has plenty of space for flexibility. The small Comp 450 logo on the left pant leg is just as quality as the embroidery on the top.

Kingz 450 Comp V2 Gi Review sleeve logo

Kingz 450 Comp V2 Gi Review pants logo

In Conclusion

If you want to feel like a King, buy one of these Gi’s. They are reasonable priced but don’t come with a gear bag.

Bonus shot for the fans:

Kingz 450 Comp V2 Gi Review when worn

Update: 03-29-13

A small hole has appeared on the back of the collar next to the shoulder logo. An even smaller hole appears to be developing on the opposite side as well.

Kingz 450 Comp V2 Gi Review sleeves

Purchase

An updated version, the Kingz Comp 450 V4 can be found at Fighter’s Market.

Alternatively, you can get your Kingz Comp 450 V4 at Amazon

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JANUARY 16, 2013

About the Author Brendan

Brendan is the Founder and mastermind behind Gireviews.net. He is currently a Purple belt training in both gi and no gi. By day he is a elementary school teacher, by night, a jedi gi reviewer!

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5 comments
Mark says January 17, 2013

For the “B” measurement in your graphic, is that from one end of the sleeve to the first sign of collar, or from one end of the sleeve to the middle of the gi (if a line went down the center)? I ask because if it is the first one, then that could vary wildly based on how a company designs their collar integrated into the gi, whereas a more consistent measurement between gis would be the end of one sleeve straight to the end of the other sleeve (cuff-to-cuff). Any chance of cuff-to-cuff measurements in future to get a better idea of sleeve length?

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    Brendan says January 17, 2013

    Hey Mark! We will definitely look into doing it. I’ve measured around 20 A3 gis and I’ve found it to be a pretty consistent measurement thus far.

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Chris Smith says August 16, 2013

Just wanted to add that this is an awesome Gi for tall skinny builds. I’m 6’0 160 lbs and this thing fit just about perfect straight out of the box. I’ve tried numerous other Gi’s that offer slender or tall fits, and this is the only one that fit really well. Definitely my go to Gi at this point

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    Chris Smith says August 16, 2013

    PS – I went with an A2L

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Mark says August 19, 2013

I went with A3L. I’m 6 foot 2, 180 pounds. I ended up having to get the sleeves tailored in as they were way too long. The pants couldn’t be any longer otherwise they’d cause trouble. Cuff-to-cuff was 71 inches. Pants length was 44 inches. I fell nicely into the middle of the supposed range for this size too. I’m going to try a Ctrl Industries A2L next, if Budovideos ever gets the Rook II in at that size.

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