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Old 01-30-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
Alexander Kornishev
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MiR Workout Plate Vest

Did anyone use this vest? Is it any good? For me the most attractive feature is that I can use my own weight plates.
w/f safe: http://www.mirweightedvest.com/mir_allfitvest.asp
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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Re: MiR Workout Plate Vest

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Did anyone use this vest? Is it any good? For me the most attractive feature is that I can use my own weight plates.
w/f safe: http://www.mirweightedvest.com/mir_allfitvest.asp
Thanks!
Not to mention that its about half the price of a vest with weights, and probably much cheaper shipping as well. I'd be interested to hear experience as well.
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:25 PM   #3
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Re: MiR Workout Plate Vest

I'd have to give it a very solid thumbs down for any CrossFit activity. If all you want to do are weighted walks/stair climbs, and are simply looking for some more comfort, this is your vest... Otherwise, don't go for it. I'm in the process of writing a review for this and the Flex vest (which I like).

There's already some info up on the Compact Short on this page. (WFS)
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:17 PM   #4
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Re: MiR Workout Plate Vest

Wow, that was very-very good info. thank you very much Patrick!
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:35 AM   #5
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Re: MiR Workout Plate Vest

I think this vest is a great way to get seriously hurt, especially with CrossFit training applications.

Patrick: Not sure why you didn't like it but if you need any info from specific workouts and the problems associated then send me an email or PM.

Because the weight was so high and centered on both the chest and upper back area it added a lot of tension and wrenching on the lower back and abs, basically it is just too d$#m top heavy. I didn't want to have to strip down my flak vest to convert it which was why I bought the Mir in the first place but I ended up using the military spartan style vest and making my own weights to slide in.

Used those square plates you put on top of weight stacks for extra lbs and 99 cent money/bank bags from wal-mart. Using a couple plates let me really cinch down the vest ultra tight so it wouldn't bounce during all the movement during WOD's but since there wasn't just one huge sapi plate in there it allowed the vest to bow out when breathing in deeply (or gasping for whatever air you can suck in during the training).

A regular flak would work fine as well, it holds the weight across a broader span of your torso and low enough that you wouldn't be as crazy top heavy as the MiR.

If you want some more details on how I made it then give me an e-mail or a PM and I will take some photos to help you out. Police vests work just as well BTW. Goodluck, dude.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:37 AM   #6
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Re: MiR Workout Plate Vest

I just found this vest on Amazon for $49.99, and was wondering if anyone has any experience with it. Like the original thread author, I like that fact you can add your own plates.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:27 AM   #7
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Re: MiR Workout Plate Vest

The plate vest was originally designed by www.weightvest.com

http://weightvest.com/Pages/Platevest.html wfs

American made, much higher quality. And free shipping.
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