The ZFOsports 60 lbs adjustable weighted vest looks like an attractive addition to a workout routine from the start. It comes with weights that are in 4 lbs increments for an increased control of the load carried, a solid design that will allow you to exercise comfortably and get more from each workout and it’s popular enough in its niche for us to conclude that there is real value to be found with the product.
Here is what we thought of it:
- Solid construction that gives you confidence in the durability of the product
- Adjustable weight
- Fits various body sizes, it is designed for both men and women
- Relatively comfortable
- Provides effective workout options
- Extreme variations in price, going from $50 to $200+, depending on the shop chosen, sales and other similar factors
- Shipment costs can be quite high
- This is to be expected, but your torso flexibility will be limited, so exercises relying on it are best done without the vest
Some of the first things you notice about the product are its high-quality materials and solid construction. We felt like it could handle the stress posed by any weights and type of exercise with no problems, making us confident that no accidents would happen due to malfunction. The velcro used was strong as well, everything giving us the impression of a durable product.
Wearing the vest was a fairly comfortable experience as well. While it’s impossible to avoid the fact that carrying weights on your torso will be exhausting, we found no uncomfortable situation that was a fault of the vest itself.
What you should know from the start is that this product is bulky and, therefore, indicated for exercises that are related to weight lifting. In other words, you cannot have the agility required by various cardio exercises or any other activities where fast movement is essential. There is no other way around it, no matter what type of product you choose.
We also liked how adjustable the vest is. The 4 lbs increments in weights and the maximum weight of 60 lbs also make this suited for beginners and experienced users alike. Another aspect where the versatility impressed us was the size. We tested the vest on various members of our team, and we found that it fit different body sizes, being usable by men and women alike.
The drawbacks to this vest are mostly related to the price. Variations can be incredibly high, going from $50 up to $200+, depending on the shop. Even on Amazon, you can find it either at around $50 on sale, or $159.99 as a standard price. Obviously, we are not against having great sales, but we find these variations to be quite unpredictable. Shipping costs can also be quite high, running at close to $40 on Amazon.
The ZFOsports vest is a solid product that we have no problem recommending. Pricing may variate quite a bit over time, but that should not be a serious deterrent in the grand scheme of things. You can simply wait, and a good deal will appear.