- 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
so erm yeah... MIR are WAAAAAYYYYY over priced
without bothering to do a detailed search of the internet (ie, this is just the offers given by the relevant manufacturers...)
$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)
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
(£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)