Designed from the ground up to be the lightest kata gi available; the HAYATE NF-2 Karate Gi brings crisp definition and snap to your kata with an unbelievably light fabric. Mitsuboshi pioneered a new polycotton blend specifically to provide powerful oto-nari, but without the weight associated with ordinary kata gi. Part of their Neo-fabric series alongside the NF-1: these are true next-generation Karate uniforms.
Tozando have succeeded in creating a canvas material which possesses an extreme thinness and lightness. Special HA processing has given it the same sound and strength as thicker materials. The thin material enables you to move about without impediment, and its lightness and quick drying makes it ideal for travel. It is soft and smooth to the touch, strong and dries quickly. It does not shrink or get wrinkled easily. It is the next generation of kata uniform built upon Japanese skill and techniques.
The snap of fabric comes from a combination material qualities and signature ha treatment applied to our neo-fabric series karate gi it keeps surface hard durable but without compromising supple texture - keeping comfortable move in an additional advantage is that becomes very quick dry by being more breathable.
Mitsuboshi channeled 65 years worth of experience in crafting high quality budo wear alongside the input of practicing karateka to bring about the HAYATE series. The NF-2's unique properties are a result of this development. So light that it feels as if you aren't even wearing it, yet still providing that crisp definition and snap beloved by practitioners.
The NF-2 is made by Mitsuboshi's tailors at their specialized workshop in Iwate, Japan. Relax Fit and Slim Fit are also available. This Dogi can be customized to your specifications if desired.
70% Cotton 30% Polyester
Lightest Karate Gi for Kata
Deep oto-nari (snapping sound)
Proudly made in Iwate, Japan