I teach a combination of kickboxing (Muay Thai with a lot of clinching) and karate. In the karate class we practice the kata and spent at least as much time working on throws, trips, grabs, from the bunkai. We also put some time in on practical self-defense. My students have never worn a gi. I have, my original training was in Tang Soo Do, but when I opened my school, it didn't make sense to wear gis. When I started adding more applications from the kata (inspired by Iain's work) I realized our t-shirts and shorts weren't ideal training attire. Additionally, as my students progress, I want them to be able to practice with the body and feedback of the gi.
It's almost a paralell to gi/no gi BJJ. When we spar Muay Thai it's nice to be unencumbered, but it's also enriching to put on a gi and practice the classical applications (and in some cases replicate what you would do if someone grabbed you by the collar or sleeve to start a fight).
So, my question: Which gi do you feel offers the best all-around performance in the following areas:
Lightweight enough for range-of-motion in kicking and to snap through quick motions when performing kata.
Heavy and woven sturdy enough for grabbing the sleeves and lapel, and for performing throws.
Not covered in horrific logos.
Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.