Unveiling the Elite: The Top 10 Weight Vest Powerhouses

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The MiR Short Weighted Vest offers unparalleled durability and functionality, making it an ideal choice for military personnel, CrossFit enthusiasts, and functional fitness athletes seeking high-quality training gear. Crafted from robust 1200 D-Nylon with cross-stitched pockets, this vest is built for intense workouts, ensuring longevity and resilience. Its short-style design, sitting 11 inches from the collarbone, guarantees a wide range of motion, enabling users to perform various exercises like running, squats, and sit-ups without any hindrance from the vest.

This adjustable vest allows users to tailor their workout intensity by adding or removing the solid iron weights, ranging from 20 to 60 pounds. The weights are conveniently removable and addable within seconds, allowing individuals to start with lighter resistance and gradually increase it.

The vest’s secure fit is maintained through adjustable bottom straps, ensuring it remains snug and comfortable during intense workouts. Additionally, the MiR Short Weighted Vest comes with a lifetime warranty, promising coverage for any damages incurred during workouts, providing users with peace of mind and confidence in the durability and reliability of their training equipment.

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#9 VForce 45 lb VEST

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. The V-force  weight vest is made in the USA.

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Just ordered this on this past Friday and got it today (Monday). Super fast delivery. The Bear Komplex tactical 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.

This vest is built right with mil-spec 500D CORDURA nylon which is a water-resistant coating. It also has 50mm heat treated, steel alloy buckles with a breaking load of 9Kn (2023 lbs of force).

Great design. I see it lasting a long time.

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This weighted vest is no joke, there is absolutely no way you can go out in public wearing this item without sparking comments about SWAT team/kevlar vests.

For me personally, couple the bada** look of the ZFOsports weight vest – I wear it while hiking in neighborhood, 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).

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The vest itself is great. Well designed and sturdy as well as affordable. The problem is finding or making weights that fit the vest.

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.
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Great weight vest, I use this for hiking, bootcamp style workouts and running. The 30 Lb Wolf Tactical weight vest design is much slimmer compared to many other vests which makes it a lot easier to maneuver around with the types of activities I mentioned.

Wolf Tactical is made in the USA and they use premium 600D material that holds up to sweat and dirt, extreme tactical training, and intense workouts. This vest has laser-cut MOLLE panels at both the front and back allow easy attachment of gear or morale patches.

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You will need to add weight plates into the sleeves. The size is 10 x 12 inches and are alloy steel 8.75LB flat plates.

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Wore this for the first time yesterday during my run.
Let me just say I’ve owned the kind from a different company that uses the small sand weights (trash) , this molded plate is fantastic!!!!! The vest sits well on my frame (6.2 & my weight 250lbs) I am into strength training and cardio with the vest.
Did 3.3 miles and shoulders pads felt great and it didn’t bounce at all . I am beyond pleased!
We will see how the sewing and fabric does in the long run but for now the side opens for the plate to go in and it has multiple straps to keep it there ! GREAT JOB Northern Gym!
Love it!!

I have been using the vest for a month and I am very happy with my purchase. The plates adjust well to the female body and vest is comfortable. It does not irritate skin at contact like other vests in the market. I definitely recommend!

If you need to add extra plates you can add up to two plates each in the front and back. It has easy storage and stays snug so it will not come out.

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#2 511 Tactical TacTec Plate Carrier

The 5.11 Tactical TacTec Trainer Weight Vest stands as a pinnacle of performance for military athletes, CrossFit enthusiasts, and obstacle course racers. Crafted from durable 600D Nylon, this vest is designed for rigorous training while maintaining a lightweight and agile build. Its innovative design prioritizes maximum range of motion, allowing athletes to move freely and perform at their best during intensive workouts and challenges.

Offering enhanced durability, this vest accommodates 5.11 and Rogue inserts, ensuring lasting performance through intense training sessions. Engineered for comfort and precision, the TacTec Trainer features adjustable yoke shoulder straps with breathable mesh padding, promoting a secure yet comfortable fit.

I like that is has an adjustable stretch cummerbund, it keeps the vest firmly in place while allowing convenient access to accessory pockets. Compatible with 5.11 PC Convertible Hydration Carrier and TacTec Weight Sandbag inserts, this vest integrates seamlessly with other 5.11 Tactical gear, emphasizing versatility and adaptability for diverse training needs. Developed by 5.11 Tactical, a brand renowned for its quality products, this vest represents a commitment to durability, innovation, and readiness beyond limits, reflecting the ethos of athletes seeking to push their boundaries.

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I picked up this vest for super cheap after my buddy was leaving town 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 20 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 also.

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  1. Box weight vest

  2. Raptor

  3. Armortech

  4. AR500 Veritas

  5. AmStaff Fitness

  6. Ironwear Speed vest

  7. Brute Force 2.0

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”
For time:
1 mile run
100 pull-ups
200 push-ups
300 squats
1 mile run
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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.

Question: Where can I find out more about CrossFit? Check out the main CF website here:

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