There are many good weighted vest out on the market and several that will fall apart after a few uses.
Pretty much you get what you pay for.
You can spend a little and get something that will last a few workouts.
Or spend a fair amount and have a vest that will last for a long time.
#10 MIR WEIGHT VEST
I ordered the MIR® – 50LBS short style weight vest after slowly getting up to 35 lbs in a backpack. The backpack was starting to torque my back and I wanted to equalize the weight front and back.
This product is excellent and holds tight against the body. I like the short version because it allows me to use a ski-joring belt which I use when I walk my husky. Anybody wanting to increase their calorie burn can’t go wrong with this product and Amazon did an excellent job of getting shipped out. I am currently at about 41 pounds and walking on average 3 to 4 miles with it 5 days a week.
As I lose weight (about 20 lbs now) – I have been adding bars to the vest – way easier and a ton more comfortable than using the backpack. Adding weight to my aerobic workouts helped me break the stalemate with my weight I’ve had over the last 2 years.
Video MIR weight vest review
Do you wear the MIR vest? How do you like it? Post up in comments and let us know.
Got this weight vest for my Spartan Race training. Very happy with it. I run with the 45 lb. V-FORCE weight vest as well as strength workouts.
Weight can be adjusted from 0 to 40 pounds in 2.5# increments. The weights are small iron bars that are securely held in their own individual velcro pockets. There are several adjustable velcro straps to get it fit just right for your size. While running, the vest felt secure. The vest nor the weights weren’t flopping around.
The shoulders and chest piece are narrow enough that your arms won’t be impeded when doing upper body training. Some of the workouts I’ve done that I loved this vest for include: running, pushups, pullups, burpees, crunches. As my strength improves, I simply add on another plate until I get the right workout.
Can You use Weighted Vests to Build Muscle?
Question: Can weight vest build muscle? What is your opinion?
Let us know your next weight vest workout and post it up in comments below.
#8 BEAR KOMPLEX
Super fast delivery. The Bear Komplex vest fits great and you can see that it has quality stitching.
Fits awesome, doesn’t move all around and doesn’t restrict shoulder and arm movement for pull ups or military presses.
Very pleased. Oh its not too long so you can do crunches etc with it on.
Great design. I see it lasting a long time.
#7 ZFO SPORTS
For me personally, couple the bada** look of the ZFOsports weight vest with the fact that A) i’m a woman and B) i wear it while running, and the hardcase look is complete!
This is my second vest – the first topped out at 20lbs, and i use this one currently at 32lbs. it has many improvements over my first vest (different brand, completely different style).
#6 CHRISTIANS FITNESS FACTORY
I’ve had the CFF Weighted Vest for weeks but haven’t been able to use it because I have to make weights to go in it. It’s a large undertaking.
If there had been some sort of empty containers to fill with sand or something, then I would have given the vest 5 stars – right now I have the CFF ratings at 4.5 stars.
#4 VFORCE V-Max
Great weight vest, I use this for hiking, bootcamp style workouts and running. The 30 Lb V-MAX weight vest design is much slimmer compared to many other vests hich makes it a lot easier to maneuver around with the types of activities I mentioned.
My own complaint isn’t in the item, but on the description on the page, i found out after the fact that if you want the sweat guard or many of the other accessories available you have to request it and I was not given that option upon ordering.
Apparently they make these custom to every order and if you don’t request or purchase said accessories at the time then your out of luck if you want to add them after the fact.
Questions from our SGPT athletes
Question: What are workouts I can do with a weighted vest?
Answer: A great one is the iconic workout “Murph” with a weight vest. Check out the workout below.
CrossFit hero workout “Murph”
1 mile run
1 mile run
Post time in comments
Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got a twenty pound weight vest or body armor, wear it. Post time to comments.
I have had my Titin Force Shirt for about 4-5 months now. At first this shirt completely tore my body a new one, it was great, forget about plateauing when wearing this thing. As I have become more toned I don’t want to workout without my TITIN Force Shirt on, as I feel I will not be getting nearly as good of a workout.
Once your body has acclimated to the shirt over time you will see it makes a huge difference opposed to when you have it off and working out. I run with this on, I workout at this gym with this on, it does draw attention and I’ve gotten a few looks and inquiries about it. Granted there is some negative reviews here because of the price, it did take a big dent to a paycheck, but for me it was worth it.
The TITIN shirt has a lot of research behind it, the manufacturing of it is top notch and I plan on using it for a long time to come. It was expensive, but I looked at it as an investment to push myself to get in shape and it has really helped. Believe me, no one wants to blow 250$ (especially a poor college graduate) on something and then let it collect dust, so in that respect it has motivated me to get my money’s worth out of it.
If you’re looking for a tool that will get you in shape twice as fast by simply wearing it and can afford to cut into a paycheck or some savings I would highly recommend this product to someone looking to double-down on their workout regimen. As an additional note, I would recommend gently hand washing the inserts (if you do wash them) as they can get a little “balled-up” in the washing machine and fold in on themselves within the insert. Cheers!
#2 511 Tactical TacTec Plate Carrier
It is a little more expensive at $189 but has a dual use. The 5.11 TacTec plate carrier is really comfortable and it has been through a lot of abuse.
I would recommend it to any one who is both into shooting and working out since you can use it both ways. This vest was used at the CrossFit Games last year.
#1 BEST VALUE WEIGHT VEST
I picked up this vest for $70 bucks and it has done fine for me. I used the Cross 101 Adjustable Weighted Vest a couple of times a month and it has really helped my stamina for long workouts.
It comes with 40 lbs of weight which is more than enough for workouts. My buddy has tried it on and worked out and he is wanting to get one to at that price.
Question: Do you have any info for the Box weight vest? What about Mir vs Box weighted vest? Mir vs Xvest? Yes; check out the reviews above.
Question: Do you have any info on Raptor vest? Yes; they are made in the UK and we have seen a few good reviews for them.
Question: What about the titin vs mir vest? Check out the reviews and videos above for more info on both.
Question: What about v-force vs vmax vest? Check out the reviews above.
Question: Do you know anything about Armortech? Yes; we have checked out their system on an Australian website.
Question: What about the rogue fitness 5.11 weighted vest vs. v-force? Check out the reviews above for both vest. You can check out a review of the 511 TacTec plate carrier weight vest here
Question: Where can I find out more about CrossFit? Check out the main CF website here: