I wear his vest when I take 2-3 miles walks with my dog. It really increase the intensity of the walk, especially when going uphill or while hiking. I wear it under a jacket. Not sure if I will wear it in the summer without a jacket to cover it.
I use this for squats, sit ups, and if I'm feeling ambitious burpees. It helped me increase the difficulty level after I had hit a plateau.. Now I'm back to being challenged and seeing results again! I'm a 36C, slim build, this does not fit tight. When I jog, or do push ups, it does move around a little. It can fit larger sizes with the adjustment eature, but if you are really petite, it might feel loose for certain moves. I'm satisfied! Good price, fast delivery!
My PT recommended this vest and I like it. It feels good and helps stretch those shoulders back gently. I used it for working around the house and as I build up my strength from my injury, I plan to wear it when I speed walk. 12 lbs doesn't seem like a lot, but it's plenty of weight so some may consider 101bs instead.
The vest is very durable and good quality. I looked all over the place for a vest within an affordable price-point, and this one fits the bill perfectly! Its not too great for running since it shifts (even on the tightest level) but if you flip it upside-down, it works pretty well! Its secure during strength training and breathes pretty sell since its the minimalist style. As a personal trainer, I wouldn't typically suggest 12lbs to start, but if you're up for the challenge, go for it! It'll definitely make a difference in your workout and though your muscles may hate you the next day, your heart rate will appreciate it! :)
The vest is comfortable - it seems to be designed not to chafe and the weight is evenly distributed (easy to carry). I am using it on an elyptical machine - started at 5 minutes per day and have worked up to 20 over a couple of weeks. I could probably wear it for the elyptical workout but am being conservative while I increase the duration.
- How accurate was the sizing? Vest is adjustable - it should fit most everyone
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent Quality
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Free of Defects
I use the vest to train for the several stair climbs I participate in. The vest holds up while going up and down stairs, other vest i've tried very bulky. It has held up to a lot of use and coworkers have tried it on and consider purshasing
- How accurate was the sizing? very
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. well made, well fitted, comfortable, easy to apply
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
The lady in the picture wearing this vest makes you believe it's for small petite females. I am 5' 2" and 115 lbs. This vest is too big to run in and it still bounces on my back if I'm walking fast. I do wear it to the gym to add to my lifting regime or when I'm cutting the lawn, but I will have to resew the elastic sides so that it does not bounce and hit my mid back.
- How accurate was the sizing? deceiving
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is nice. The neoprene takes a couple weeks for the smell to dissipate.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes