Quality cannot take a backseat when it comes to Judo uniform. Having a high quality Judo gi (aka do-gi) is essential to practicing Judo. Having an absorbent, heavy duty heavyweight Judo gi is a vital part of the Japanese martial art Judo: In Judo, the gi can be used for chokes and locks, and must hold up to being grabbed by opponents for throws.
Judo gi are a relatively new part of this Japanese martial art with roots in Jujitsu, and even with the Samurai. Considering many techniques have been formulated and refined over centuries, the judo gi itself is a very new part of training.