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Old 03-08-2008, 07:32 PM   #1
Brandon Deen
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weighted vest

been thinkin of making a weigted vest
tired of using my old backpack and filling it with weights

any suggestions on how to go about doin this without getting too ghetto
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:23 PM   #2
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Re: weighted vest

If you can find a tough enough fabric and know a bit about stitching, you can make some pockets on a vest and fill them with 1 or 2# weights. It's ghetto, but it'll work. It's not generally a good idea to just load it into a back pack, since it's not going to be dispersed over your COM very evenly unless it's a good pack.

I've thought about making my own, but considering the time, parts and labor involved, I think the expense of just buying a decent "legit" one would probably even out in the end.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:23 AM   #3
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Re: weighted vest

I bought one with the weights included. they have a cheaper model that is the same as the others but it takes weights sold at Walmart to save cost.

I love this vest as it is a shorty so you can even do situp with it. I lent it to a buddy and he says it's just like wearing weighted shoulder pads.
Very comfortable to wear and work out in. I done cycling to pull ups to burpees in it. $114.00

http://www.weightvest.com/Pages/Platevest.html
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:39 AM   #4
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Re: weighted vest

I've heard only good things about X-Vest. Except they run 200+. I'm in the market for one soon to try and simulate wearing combat gear.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:30 PM   #5
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Re: weighted vest

I have XVests in my gym. Excellent quality. I use them all the time with my clients. If you look on Ebay you will find decent prices. I got all of mine there.

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Old 03-10-2008, 12:33 PM   #6
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Re: weighted vest

To elaborate on my last post, I did a search on Ebay and found that the same vendor has them listed. Good product and service from my experience.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Xvest-Strength-T...QQcmdZViewItem

This was one example but they have a lot of the different sizes listed. I personally have this one (40lbs).
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:30 PM   #7
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Re: weighted vest

I have a TKO, 40lb. vest that I purchased from Target. I love it because it has the "softsteel" weights, which are flexible. The combination of the double straps, which secure it to your body extremely well, and the flexibility of the weights make this a great vest for any type of training.

I just checked Target's website and only the 20lb. version is listed. I'd call them to see if they still offer the 40lber. I love mine.
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:05 PM   #8
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Re: weighted vest

I'm currently lusting over a smartvest. www.smartvest.net (W/FS)
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:07 PM   #9
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Re: weighted vest

my dad works for a defense contractor and got my a bullet proof vest that i just put a bunch of 5# weights in lol
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Old 03-12-2008, 05:23 PM   #10
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Re: weighted vest

For the weights you can use diving weights. They come in increments from about 1-5 lbs, and are hard or soft. If you're coastal check out swapmeets, you can get them for ridiculuosly cheap.
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