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Old 12-21-2011, 12:19 PM   #1
Joe Bernard
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Weight Vest

I am looking to get a weight vest and after searching around the forum, I've narrowed it down to three:

Rogue's Box Vest: http://www.roguefitness.com/box-weig...ersal-camo.php

MiR vest: http://www.mirweightedvest.com/short...hted-Vest.html

V-max vest: http://www.weightvest.com/Pages/45lbpage.html

I'm partial to Rogue because I got my rings and lifting shoes from them and both are great, but just wondering if one of the other two choices are better. All links are wfs.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:23 PM   #2
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Re: Weight Vest

Xvest. Most comfortable one I have tried!
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:44 PM   #3
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Re: Weight Vest

In before Jacob comes in and tells you that MiR is made by theiving Commies who are only out to destroy American values and taking jobs away from Americans through the sale of their knock-off, sub-par weighted vests.

I kid...

I just picked up the MiR Pro Short vest (decent reviews and I'm on a budget), but don't have weights yet. Trying to find a cheaper alternative to the plates that come with it. The consensus opinion I found while researching was that the Rouge vest was top-notch, however cost was an issue for me so I'll see how it goes.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:24 PM   #4
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Re: Weight Vest

+1 for MiR vest.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:39 PM   #5
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Re: Weight Vest

I've used the MIR washable vest (not sure of the model name, air flow???) and own the Rogue Box Vest. The Rogue is fine, but I actually found the MIR to be a bit more comfortable. I could see the Rogue being more durable in the long run though. I think MIR is a bit cheaper, but the Rogue didn't seem absurdly over priced.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:49 PM   #6
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Re: Weight Vest

<-- 40lb MIR vest. Price + function = nice
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:08 PM   #7
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Re: Weight Vest

Mir gets my vote.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:31 PM   #8
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Re: Weight Vest

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Mir gets my vote.
So are you guys all using the weights that come with your MiR vests or some alternative like BB's or buckshot etc?
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:58 PM   #9
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Re: Weight Vest

A buddy of mine let me borrow his MiR short 20# vest, and I do not like it. The strap around the bottom attaches to the vest via velcro along the bottom edge and comes off if you are jumping/running with it.

I see that you can get the Box 20# vest from Amazon for $109.95 shipped. Amazon also has a listing for the CFF 22# vest on a Buy One Get One deal for $85.74 shipped ($56+shipping each on the CFF website). The strap on the CFF looks better than the MiR as it is located in the middle of the vest.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:31 PM   #10
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Re: Weight Vest

I own a Mir vest (cannot recall the model) but it is great. My wife ordered it from Amazon for $49 plus 4.95 shipping. This was about 8 months ago. I love it. The vest is comfortable and does not interfere with my lifts and works great during runs.
I didn't get the weights with it. I used some old ankle weights that I picked up at a thrift store. The sandbags that came in the weights fit in the pouches just fine. I eventually bought some Gold's Gym ankle weights, and did the same to up my vest up to 40#. I'll wind up buying a new one to accomodate more weight, or DIY something to bump up the weight.
Mir has got my vote.
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