The Tone Fitness Weighted vest was designed to give you an extra 12 lbs weight on your cardio and strength rounds, improving, at the same time, your speed, power, and agility. Every time you go on a run or perform some kind of activity, just take on the vest and it will provide you with an extra touch. The vest has some other special features such as a secure pocket for your electronics (iPod, phone or mp3 player), reflective stripes (if you’re a night runner) and also a designed device that controls the temperature. The material from which the vest is constructed is neoprene, which allows for more comfort during your workouts. The size of this product is universal (one size fits most people).
- The neoprene material makes it comfortable to wear
- It has pockets where you can store your electronics
- The reflective strips will provide protection during the night
- It contains phthalate chemicals that are known to cause reproductive harms such as birth defects
- May cause rub burns
The pocket is convenient, and you can fit a cell phone in there – as long as it’s small. A smartphone won’t fit, but it can hold your keys while you go walking. It isn’t really recommended to keep stuff in there if you’re doing anything plyometric or explosive. Another cause for concern may the fact that it puts a lot of weight on the neck, shoulder and upper back. While it may not be a problem if you already have experience in fitness, it may cause you problems if you had shoulder, neck or back issues. It would have been better if they made the weight adjustable or sold it in 8 to 10 lbs. An idea for ladies would be to wear it “upside-down,” so that it fits more snuggly. Still, the vest is not a bad addition to your workout. Overall, this product is very good; however, it could have been better if it was made in more sizes and with more straps so that it wouldn’t move around as much.