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Old 08-30-2008, 07:45 AM   #1
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For those that have or do use them, which brand is the best overall one for comfort and use?
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:19 PM   #2
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I have a short vest with narrow shoulders from weightvest.com. It is great. Things I do with it:

box jumps
pull-ups
sledge swings
wheelbarrow pushes

and then all bw legs stuff.

The narrow shoulders are key, methinks. To be fair, I've not doen mush with the x-vest, so i cannot speak to if it is better.

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Old 08-30-2008, 01:36 PM   #3
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If you can get one from a store somewhere. If you order online... shipping is HUGE cause you have to pay for them to ship the weight.
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:37 PM   #4
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I have this one...



it's comfortable for stuff like walking pullups etc. not so much if you want to wear it during a dynamic crassfit type workout.

http://weightvest.com/Pages/60Platevest.html
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Old 08-30-2008, 02:43 PM   #5
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So do the ones you can get at Walmart suck badly or what? Seen them there but never really looked closely.
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Old 08-30-2008, 05:43 PM   #6
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I have 2 from WalMart, 1 for me, 1 for the wife. I dropped mine and chipped the buckle. Fixed it with a zip tie and it holds up well. Much cheaper than the Xvest, but is limited at 20# max weight.
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:02 PM   #7
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I like my MiR Short and Pro vests.

Send me a message letting me know what you're looking for, and I can make you a recommendation and get you a 10-15% discount on one of them. It's enough to at least cover the shipping charges.
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:03 PM   #8
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I've never used it but a friend swears by the SmartVest. It's fitted, and he wears it for full CF workouts including running portions.
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:29 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike ODonnell View Post
For those that have or do use them, which brand is the best overall one for comfort and use?
Mike;

Bunch of threads on the CF board, do an Advanced Search, limit to Equipment section.

Post your choice as I'm either going to buy a sled or vest....
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:58 PM   #10
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I like the V-max weight vest but I've only used this brand so I can't offer a comparison.

http://www.weightvest.com/
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