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G@lvo



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PostSubject: Need advice for weighted vest   Need advice for weighted vest EmptySat Jun 23, 2012 3:42 am

Hi guys, I need an advice for buying a vest.. I am from Italy and the only one that I could find near where I live is this one link
However I think it's not that good as a vest, plus I wanted it adjustable and also with more weight attached to it..
I heard good things about ZFO vests..
Can you guys pèlease share some info if you own one?
Can I buy it online?
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PostSubject: Re: Need advice for weighted vest   Need advice for weighted vest EmptyWed Jun 27, 2012 6:45 pm

The MIR ones is excellent though costly, the fitstream ones is pretty good too
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PostSubject: Re: Need advice for weighted vest   Need advice for weighted vest EmptyThu Jun 28, 2012 3:21 pm

Tim wrote:
The MIR ones is excellent though costly, the fitstream ones is pretty good too



fitstream is very highly over rated and expensive... its only a 60lb vest but cost well over $120... then additional weight blocks come seperate... MIR is wayyyover priced too... Z-FO offers the most bang for the buck
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PostSubject: Re: Need advice for weighted vest   Need advice for weighted vest EmptyThu Jun 28, 2012 4:03 pm

beastly boy wrote:
Tim wrote:
The MIR ones is excellent though costly, the fitstream ones is pretty good too



fitstream is very highly over rated and expensive... its only a 60lb vest but cost well over $120... then additional weight blocks come seperate... MIR is wayyyover priced too... Z-FO offers the most bang for the buck

I've not used the ZFO ones however you are giving both fitstream an MIR and unjustified image...

Being pedantic, it's 22lbs not 20lbs, and with current exchange rates it's about $90 not $120... Also the Fitstream (and MIR) ones are both expandable, up to 66lbs in fitstream's case and 140lbs in MIR's case. Where as the ZFO appear to be limited to something depending what size you originally get by the looks of it. So you can't start of with a lower weight and buy more as you require it. - It's a case of buy the max you think you will ever need, and hope for the best. - I may be wrong on that however.

As for MIRs pricing, for a 120lb vest the RRPs are
MIR $429.99
ZFO $439.99

so erm yeah... MIR are WAAAAAYYYYY over priced scratch

without bothering to do a detailed search of the internet (ie, this is just the offers given by the relevant manufacturers...)
MIR $409.99
ZFO $379.99

$30 is hardly what i'd call over priced...



And as for a cost analysis with fitstream in the UK i know i can get 10kg weight vest
MIR £62.24 + 7x£7.91 = £117.61 (This is for a 30lb max vest, the 140lb max vest is currently unavailable although i think was around the same price)
FITSTREAM £59.99
ZFS vest RRP $99.99 which at current conversion rates is £64.51
ZFS vest retails $75.99 which at current conversion rates is £49.09
(Different to ZFO, same company, comes with 20lbs, max 60lbs)


So yeah, fitstream is waaayyy over priced too scratch (£5 cheaper at RRP, £10 more expensive under current sales...)

Hmm, it appears that ZFO, Fitstream and MIR are all about the same price (if you live in the UK the ZFS will be more expensive due to postage costs, likewise the Fitstream is going to be more expensive in the states due to postage as well...)

I can't comment on ZFOs quality, but I can say that Fitstream is very good and MIR is a couple of steps ahead. I'd guess from the pictures that ZFO is at most the same level as fitstream, they already appear to have at least one of fitstream's flaws which are the front buckles (plastic clips, not metal)
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PostSubject: Re: Need advice for weighted vest   Need advice for weighted vest EmptyTue Jul 03, 2012 3:20 pm

the vest is actually pretty awesome... very ergonomically correct... Dosent interfere with ROM at all... very impressive... assembly of the straps kinda seemed like rocket science at first... but I got it together... had a fun time doing push ups, plyo jumps, barbell squats and chinups and dips... Excellent for combining weight along with dip belts. Dosent hold extra weight. Highly reccommended... and the guy is running a special on 60 pounders at ebay... anything over 60lbs and your looking at a base price of $100 or greater & then $40-50 or MORE just for shipping... and thats the loop hole/catch... anything over 60lbs and youre getting screwed on shipping... I would suggest this vest along with a Spud Inc Dip Belt... Cause if youre trying to go really heavy on Pull Ups & Dips I would suggest a belt anyway... IMO you get a better ROM/weight distribution with a belt and Spud Belt is so heavy weight that you wont even need to do any belt/vest combos cuz it holds 200 pounds easy... If your going high volume pull ups, push ups, hill sprints. jumps etc then the 60lb vest is fine... Ive seen guys that are super strong and using vest that are only 40-45lbs and get jacked... If your trying to go heavy weight then I would suggest using a Belt... the vest holds 15 x 4lb "iron sand" blocks






http://www.ebay.com/itm/ZFO-60LBS-Adjustable-Weight-Weighted-Vest-Exercise-NEW-/320426930340?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4a9aeef0a4
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PostSubject: Re: Need advice for weighted vest   Need advice for weighted vest EmptyMon Oct 22, 2012 10:25 am

Sorry if I exhume this thread, but I finally decided to buy a 100 lbs weighted vest..
Do you guys know a good brand or website that ships to Italy at a reasonable price?
Cause I really don't want to pay $200 of shipping costs Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Need advice for weighted vest   Need advice for weighted vest EmptyMon Oct 22, 2012 7:33 pm

G@lvo wrote:
Sorry if I exhume this thread, but I finally decided to buy a 100 lbs weighted vest..
Do you guys know a good brand or website that ships to Italy at a reasonable price?
Cause I really don't want to pay $200 of shipping costs Evil or Very Mad
Shipping anything anywhere at 100lbs isn't going to be cheap I'm afraid. Unfortunately I don't know anywhere that might help and have cheap postage (basically you'll need to find a distributed in Italy)

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PostSubject: Re: Need advice for weighted vest   Need advice for weighted vest EmptyTue Oct 23, 2012 3:36 am

Thank you! I'm afraid this is gonna be harder than it seems.. Crying or Very sad
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