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    Default MiR Vest vs. WeightVest.com

    Has anyone out there compared these vests?
    I'm after a 50lb-er to prep for my CPAT.

    MiR Vest - $150
    http://www.mirweightedvest.com/weigh....asp?id=mir50s

    WeightVest.com - $200
    http://weightvest.com/2009/Blackhawk...mo/fcamo1.html

    They both sound good and I know Dr. Jen recommends the latter. Just wondering if the MiR is as nice and will last as well to go with the cheaper model. I plan on continuing to use this for training after my CPAT so durability is important.

    Thanks for any input!

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    they look similar. I have the weightvestdotcom one and I like it. I got the short 50lb vest and I workout with it regularly. I ordered my vest with the sweat liner which really helps to aid in padding on my shoulders.

    I took some weight out though, you don't need to train with 50 lbs to get where you need to be, and will likely hurt yourself if you start out too heavy(there are a lot of threads about training with them if your interested).

    When I did the cpat i didn't even notice the vest, i was more focused on following directions and doing it quickly. Good Luck!

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    Default MiR works fine for me

    I've got the MiR vest and it works just fine. It's made of good, sturdy material and the weights are solid iron weights, not sandbags like the cheapos on eBay. Seems pretty indestructible so far. I agree with hammerhome, they do look similar, but I have no complaints with mine.

    I say put the $50 you'll save by getting the MiR towards an industrial-sized drum of whey protein......

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    I also have the MIR Vest and have been very happy with it, the vest seems to be very sturdy and has lasted well. I have had the vest for over 2 years and it is not any worse for wear. Also I would check out Ebay, I bought mine on there and it was much cheaper, I think I paid $125 for a 65lbs short vest. Hope that helps, Good Luck!

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    I agree with those stated above, I dont think there is much difference, especially if money is a concern save the extra and put it towards something else.

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    Just an FYI, you can get weight vests from Walmart. I bought a 20lb vest for $44 last year and the quality has been great for working out. They also list some heavier ones on their site.

    http://www.walmart.com/search/search....y=0&Find=Find

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    Thats because, if its the long version, you wear it like your scba......

    if its short, same concept but isn't as comfortable.

    That or your upper body isn't strong enough for the weight.

    I wear the 100lb one to train and my abs and lower back muscles hurt from trying to keep balance, but never my shoulders, not even after a few hours of wearing it.

    weightvest.com's vest are pretty solid.
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