The Tatami Fightwear Estilo was the latest in the Tatami range and at 4.0 it surpasses all expectations of a GI. The gi is designed for the BJJ fighter who is looking for a BJJ GI that is made from the highest quality fabric and superior craftsmanship but also with a cutting edge design and clever detailing
The Estilo is packed full of reinforcements is made up of a 550gsm, single piece, pearl weave jacket. Any fighter wearing the Estilo will breathe an extra air of confidence as this go looks great, feels great and can definitely enhance your performance.
We also love the flash of color in this gi, making you stand out from other fighters in the field. We have to say we were very excited to try out this product and it did not disappoint.
The Estilo comes in the unusual colours of black and orange, which is very eye catching. Whilst this would certainly be ok for practice, you will need to check out the competition rules for any competitions that you are entering. We think the splash of color adds fun to your game and allows extrovert personalities to shine through their suits.
An Estilo logo is situated on the left shoulder and at the bottom of the right leg, with patches also found on the left shoulder and on the chest.
Another cool design feature is a seam tape to the bottom of the jacket and on this inside of the cuffs. These little details add to the overall special feel of this superior go from Tatami.
The jacket of the Estilo weighs 550gsm, so it is on the heavy side. However, we were blown away by how light and comfortable this go felt, it is certainly a lot lighter than some jackets if the same weight.
The fabric that lines the jacket and pants is very soft, but the outer layer is much tougher to give you confidence about its durability. We will talk more about durability later.
The rope drawstring on the pants is a good feature as it allows the wearer to adjust the tightness to suit his or her needs.
The sleeves and legs are shorter than the average gi but all measurements are within BJJ guidelines. This is a good feature for many and some have complained about it, but this is definitely down to personal preference and it does not detract away from the quality of this gi in any way, shape or form. The one negative that we do have to bring to your awareness is that the waistband can bunch up at times, especially when rolling.
As we mentioned the sleeves and the pants legs are shorter than most gis but this is within regulation guidelines and will be ok for competitions. Other than that, the outfits are true to size and do not suffer from too much shrinkage during washes.
The Estilo has strength in depth and is a very reliable piece of kit. The gi is made from a single piece of material with reinforcements around the armpits, shoulders, vents, cuffs, bottom skirt, and the side split. The jacket of this gi is reinforced in all aspects, with no stone left unturned from Tatami.
The pants are strengthened also, with triple stitches running from the waste all the way down the legs and a knee pad that goes from the thigh to the ankle. Seam tape adds extra assurance on the jacket and pants too. This is a gi if you are interested in fighting long term and is one of the sturdiest on the gi market.
If you are very active in your practice sessions and love a bit of rough and tumble, you will adore this jacket.
A canvas rubberised collar, opposed to normal twill collar is anther highlight of this jacket. Canvas BJJ GI collars are much more hard wearing than traditional twill collars and help to keep the shape of the kimono.
Athletes have stated that they could feel the strength of the 550gsm material when they were holding this gi, but when they put it on it was as if it was lighter. This, along with the well-designed patches, makes the jacket of the Estilo the gi’s best feature.
As we mentioned earlier, these pants to have a tendency to roll up and become bunched, which can be annoying and this is the only downside that we see in this gi.
Nonetheless, the five belt loops, rope drawstring, canvas material, and previously mentioned reinforcements seem to more than make up for this complaint.
The Estilo is the most expensive gi that Tatami have on the market but if you are looking for great durability, great style and great performances then it is so worthwhile paying extra. It can be a little on the heavy side, but is much lighter than it actually looks. We simply cannot get enough of this go and it is one of the most impressive we have tried out in a long time.