Re: Heavyweight Hakama Easier to Move in?
out of personal experience. I have to agree with bruce.
Length is going to make more difference than the material.
If you're a first time buyer, i highly recomend a thick heavyweight hakama, not a terribly rigid one, just something with lots of tough fabric. Especially if you're going to be doing lots of suwari waza in your school of iaido.
I also find that heavier hakama keeps me more conscious of keeping my weight underside for some reason. Just those extra pounds down there i guess.