How to choose a weight vest
Quality and material is an important factor to consider when shopping for a weighted vest. Look for a vest made from breathable material that wicks moisture. This will help to keep your body cool as your core temperature increases and will prevent bacteria from lingering on your skin.
It is crucial that you find a weight vest that fits you properly. A good vest will have a slim fit, and will not restrict movement in your arms or abdominal area.
Whether the vest has sand, gel, silicone or steel weights, these should be adjustable so that you can add or remove weight as you desire. Many people make the mistake of buying a vest that is too heavy, so think about your strength and fitness level carefully before you commit. If in doubt, it is better to buy a vest that is too light rather than one that is too heavy to avoid injury.