The Gold’s Gym 8lb weighted fitness vest increases the intensity of your workouts and maximizes fat burning, making this weighted fitness vest helpful for burning more calories while walking, running, strength training and participating in other everyday activities. Constructed from soft lycra spandex material, this weighted training vest is comfortable to wear and easily adjustable. Simple to wear, this weighted fitness vest rests on your shoulders and buckles around your waist. This weighted training vest features a quick-release buckle and reflective detailing for added safety when used outdoors. The Gold’s Gym 8lb weighted fitness vest includes a workout guide with suggested exercises to make the most of your weighted training vest.
First, I should say that I wanted to buy the 12 pound weight vest, but after going to 2 walmarts they only had this one, so I thought I should give it a try. I intended to use this weight as an everyday wearing/walking tool. I'm a huge fan of ankle weights, and was hoping to add just a little more resistance. After putting this product on, my shoulders immediatly began to fight the weight and were constantly lifting up (which was unwanted#. I wore it around the house for about 3 hours, and couldn't get used to it. If you're looking to build your neck or extreme upper shoulder muscles then this product would be okay #hence my 2 stars)... However if you're just looking to add some overall weight, then I wouldn't recommend it. My MAIN complaint about this is the odd design. It's built fairly sturdy, and it has a couple reflecters, but it's constantly weighing you forward. And there's no possible way to wear it under say, a jacket, and not look odd. I'll be returning it.