The pants of this uniform feature reinforced knees and reinforced stitching at the seams to add strength and longevity to the uniform. The waist is a traditional draw-string style and also features reinforced stitching.
I had to sell this gi to one of my larger training partners because I used the sizing chart to select the size. I recommend you ignore the height range to select your proper size. If you normally wear and A3 then get the "3 - 5'3"-5'6"" gi.
I love the gi but the M00 size is way to big going by the size chart. I tried to shrink the uniform to fit but it wouldn't shrink enough so he will have to wait till he grows a bit to wear.
Only way this could have been better is if a belt (in my case now, a White Belt) came with it.
Very impressed with the design and sturdiness of the gi top. The gi pants on the other hand, rip easily. I suggest stronger stitching in the seams. Other than that the gi is very nice and durable (the gi top)...
I ordered 2 sets for my children and choose sizes according to the size chart. Both were WAY too big for my children. Both the pants and the top had to be altered to fit them. I'm all for getting my children's uniforms a little roomy to allow for growth, but these were way beyond that.
I'd recommend going down at least one size from the recommendations on the size chart.
I was pleased with the high quality of the product. They are definitely made to last!