Just started training today for the first time in my new Padilla & Sons single, ordered the A4 top and A3 pants thanks to the great customer service. The Gi is fantastic, very light, soft and strong, the lapel is perfect, not too stiff and not too soft. The patches are limited and it's mostly a nice simple white GI. The pants are my favorite part, it has the 3 loops and they're fit really well, even the drawstring pulls them together perfect. I love this GI. I might be a bit over the moon due to the fact that I've been training in an HCK Competition Double Weave size 6 jacket for over a year now and from my experience this is literally the devil of all GIs. It's so heavy & thick and you could probably knock someone out with the lapel, the GI is just way too big and heavy even my washing machine would jam every minute or so, even the denim pants are far too thick and wide. So yeah going from the Howard to the Padilla & Sons was a gigantic improvement, loving it. Will probably pick up the Blue Gold Weave sometime soon as well.