CAP Barbell Adjustable Weighted Vest is by far the perfect addition to your workout routine. The CAP Barbell company offers the CAP Weighted Vest in eight options with different weights, and the vests are adjustable in 2.5 pound increments.
Thus, if you decide to buy a 40 pound vest, you can choose to remove as much pounds as you want to feel comfortable and gain strength to increase the weight. This feature is what makes the CAP Weighted Vest one of the best in its category on the market.
Buying this vest will cost you anything from $50-$200 depending on how much weight you choose. With over 280 positive reviews, you can be sure you're getting your moneys worth.
The CAP Barbell Adjustable Weighted Vest can be acquired with weights from 20 to 80 pounds, for both men and women. The vest has built in neoprene padding to ensure comfort, and its design fit both men and women. It is thick and well stitched. The weights it uses are sand bags which are quickly added or removed. The belts on the vest that are adjustable makes the vest fit everyone and match any body type.
Functional design for a good price
The vest is an amazing addition to your fitness equipment collection. This is precisely what you need to kick it into 4th gear of your body fat burn regimen. Excellent quality, easy to fasten double-strap on the Velcro, gray pocket in the front easily fits your phone, and a great price. Considering the quality relative to the price, the vest is top notch. It vest is going to work for you for a very long time. The price is great, and you can start at lower weight and work your way up. As of right now, the 80lb vest is the best price per pound and it is worth twice what it cost. Great bargain, without giving up quality.
CAP Barbell Adjustable Weighted Vest is fairly comfortable, solidly constructed, and quite spacy despite the lack of an extra strap to avoid jostling around. The vest seems to hold up very well under all the weight. Overall, you might find it very useful in the long run when you get used to having it on your torso. The quality of the vest is high relative with the price. It looks good and it is functional besides the fact there are a few minor issues that need to be fixed to make the vest perfect. It's sturdy and you will not have to worry about it falling apart any time soon. It is restrictive at first but it gets easier to move in and function once you get the hang of it. From then on, it is pure fun.
Easy to put in the weights
The weights that you receive with the vest are not in, so you have to put them by yourself, and it is not as hard as it sounds. You simply slide it in the pocket and strap with the midsection belt to tighten it. The vest is very well constructed since the sand bags are pretty tight in the pockets. There are 3 pockets per row - two rows in front, two in back. The outside pockets hold two sand weights, the middle pocket holds one. 5 sand weights per row, 20lbs per row, 4 rows, 40lbs in front, 40lbs in back making it 80lbs total.
The vest is a decent size. It is big enough that it holds all of the weight, but small enough that it does not get in the way walking around. This is a great product if you want to add a challenge to your walks. It is also a good product if you want to add resistance to your bodyweight work out such as pushups, chin/pull ups, inverted row, lunges, or any other calisthenics.
Not as tight as it could be
On the other hand, the vest could benefit from a second strap closer to the chest to tighten it closer to the body and prevent any bouncing when doing extensive exercise. It is quite bulky so you most probably would not be able to wear it under clothes, and restrains a full range of motion. People that see you wearing it might think of you as a police officer or possible expect you to defuse explosives or break up a riot. It is rather a matter of tastes and preference if you like to look like a rough guy.
· Special neoprene paddings for the comfort of the body
· Design that allows free movement during exercises
· Available for both men and women in different sizes
· A pocket for a cell phone
· Reflective strips as a safety precaution for night-time activities
· It is comfortable and allows space for the weights that are fastened by the belts
· The vest can be strapped tightly against body to prevent bouncing during movement
· CAP Barbell vests have been recognized by their quality and durability
· The process of putting the weights in the west might be difficult and complicated
· The vest might be too long or short for your body type
· Doing workouts that have jumping motions might be insecure
· Too much weight added can dig the vest into your shoulders
Some last advice
Before you buy the vest you should probably consider your weight and height ration to the vest, because it was obviously not made for everybody. It may be too long to perform exercises that require lower body extremities comfortably. A full range of motion for upper body exercises is possible, but it is not recommended to do any work out that requires jumping motions because it is does not seem very secure.
It might take a longer time to get all the weights into the pockets because the pockets are tight and the weights are long sand filled nylon bags which makes it hard to push them to the constricted spaces.
The vest has a design flaw with the padding on the shoulder because with a lot of weight it might dig in to your shoulder. It does a great job of keeping the bags from moving, but adjusting the weight of the vest takes a lot of time and effort. Caution care must be taken when storing and caring for the weights that come in nylon bags, because if you throw them around or are rough with them, there is a possibility they will leak.