“Pewter” Dyed Vulkan Pro Light Gi plus Quick Review
Posted Jun 27 2010 10:23am
This is a NICE color. I used Pewter, which I honestly thought was going to be a lighter tint, but it deepened up into a very cool, greenish-gray color. At first, I thought it was going to be very similar to my “Wedgewood Blue” Gameness Feather , but it quickly started moving from blue to green.
The Vulkan Pro Light gi itself is extremely well made. Since the Vulkan ads always say that shrinkage is not an issue on these kimonos, as these are “100% pre shrunk,” I ordered an A2. The last time I went with an A2, I got burned a little as it shrunk up way too small and I only got to wear it a few times. I wash all of my gis in warm water and machine dry them, so I try to anticipate shrinkage, but that can be a problem if the gi truly doesn’t shrink.
As expected, it fit perfectly out of the bag. I was surprised at how light the top feels. The pants are light, too, but contrary to the recent trends, this gi does not use the ripstop fabric in the design.
Patches are pretty clean and the seams are nice and strong, reinforcing the gi everywhere you’d expect: armpits, collar, etc.
I’m happy to say that I’ve washed the gi in hot water several times as a part of the dying process and it still fits well. The sleeves shrunk up just a little bit, but not enough to make a huge difference.
Color-wise, the Vulkan Pro Light gi comes in blue, black or white, but I think that the pewter is pretty badass.