I just did it. Seems to work hope they ship. I got in on this deal with the 60lbs to wear walking the dogs. I've adapted too much to 60 and now need to add more. Tried an old book bag but the weight distribution was terrible. Wearing two vests at once would be easier I think. If the high weight vests weren't so stupidly expensive I'd just get a new higher weighted vest but they wanted $300+
OK bumping a thread from over 8 months ,rather than starting a new thread
I used an opening/flaw/mistake on the MIR website in April of 2013 to pick up a vest that I'd been looking at for about 6 months.
MiR Vest is now having its Weekly Special. We offer two special, one special is our bonus item, and the other is our free items. Both are eligible when you order a weighted vest, belt, or shorts.
The bonus items consist of getting another MiR product at a discounted price. You can buy one for yourself, and get another item w/o weights for a great price. You can workout with your friends and family while using the same weights from your vest to their vest.
As for our free item, you are eligible with any order of weighted vest, shorts, or belt. These free items are accessories to compliment your workout, and it can be added to cart at the time of checkout. Sales can not be combined, surcharges may apply. If not added at the time of check out, this offer will be invalid. These items shipping and handling is not included. Warranties does not apply to bonus,discounted, or free items.
The only special offer this year, for a limited time only.
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Simply add it to cart!
What I did last time was order the cheapest possible item,
Mir Weights- Mir 1.5 lb Weights (2 pieces) for $8.99
and selected the MIR F.A.I. vest as the free item
the total was about $37 shipped
Mir dragged their feet shipping the item, and when I called with order number....the manager reluctantly approved the sale.
exact same loophole exists under the current promo....I added the items to cart...added the mir fai as the FREE item, declined the bonus item offer and cart said 37 with usps shipping
Cool way to get a very high quality vest that is pretty versatile.
the F.A.I. stands for "Fits All Items"
I wrote a review for the vest on amazon, obviously not a verified amazon purchase review....but it explains how I use the vest. and how I managed to load 50lbs of weight into it and the pros and cons
it's a short vest, comes WITHOUT weights with two wide pockets on front,,,,,,and two wide pockets and reflective strip on the back
It was cheaper for me to purchase this vest and figure out how to load 50lbs into it than it would have been to purchase a vest of similar quality with weights included
they run promos involving this vest all the time so no need to rush into this promo
if you're into crossfit, standard calisthenics, power walking,etc...you can use this
running with any amount of real weight on your body goes against everything I've ever been taught about exercise(seems like the pounding would do more damage than good) but I guess you can jog in this too
and oh yeah, been there done that with weighted bookbags...never again
my body has adapted to the vest I got in April.....use it for calisthenics...gonna get some heavy duty resistance bands next.
Tempted to just try and add a bit more weight into the 50 lb rated fai vest, as it seems sturdy enough .but not worth the effort. also not worth contacting mir as they make an excellent product but pretty bad in terms of answering product questions.
to anybody else reading this...it's almost never worth it long term to get vests or most other fitness equipment from walmart,k mart,etc those things are all junk that won't last 3 years no matter what brand is stamped on the product
better off getting "entry level" "starter level" products from companies that cater to hardcore lifters when there is a sale
Last edited by getthesenets; 01-08-2014 at 12:01 PM..
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