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    Weight Vest / plate carrier

    I need a weight vest to get in shape. I'll be mobile hunting our hills with probably 35lbs of gear plus heavy winter clothes next season. I also need to lose a few lbs right now. So I am thinking why not get a plate carrier and plates as I don't have one. Can you all recommend something tough enough to last and easy enough to walk/run in?

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    Originally posted by Poke View Post
    I need a weight vest to get in shape. I'll be mobile hunting our hills with probably 35lbs of gear plus heavy winter clothes next season. I also need to lose a few lbs right now. So I am thinking why not get a plate carrier and plates as I don't have one. Can you all recommend something tough enough to last and easy enough to walk/run in?
    AR500armor.com has combo packs that come as plate carrier and plates, all for under 400 buck if you watch their sales. If you want serious plates, you go ceramic not AR500, but do you need that? most don't
    “Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.”-Thomas Jefferson, 2/10/1814

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      #3
      Originally posted by Overbear View Post

      AR500armor.com has combo packs that come as plate carrier and plates, all for under 400 buck if you watch their sales. If you want serious plates, you go ceramic not AR500, but do you need that? most don't
      is the 2 months + wait?

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        #4
        Originally posted by Poke View Post

        is the 2 months + wait?
        Not sure, I have not ordered a set in a while, I got from them back when they first started up.
        “Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.”-Thomas Jefferson, 2/10/1814

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          #5
          I bought one of the Freeman plate carriers from them for a combination of protection as well as to have a weight vest (not at the same time). It did take the 8 weeks they stated at the time. It’s not great quality but for $100 including plates it was a good deal. I’m not taking it to Afghanistan on a deployment, I just wanted something to run with and other higher impact stuff that I can’t use my pack for. Mine has the smaller plates and weighs 13.5 lbs. The rating they carry is Level III which will stop .308. It’s technically not rated for 5.56 green tip penetrator, but they have tested them and stopped them consistently. The ceramic plates take you up to .30-06 armor piercing, which isn’t common at all and they are lighter which is detrimental for your purposes.

          For getting into normal hunting shape though, the best thing to do is load up your backpack and go hike. I bought 3 of these $6 Walmart dry bags and 2 bags of 60 lb sand from Home Depot. The whole thing slides in there perfectly and keeps a good shape. I split one of them so I’ve got 20 lb, 40 lb, and 60 lb bags I can use. That and a jump rope (unweighted) will get you in good enough shape for what you’re planning to do.

          https://www.walmart.com/ip/Outdoor-P...Clear/17017909

          https://www.homedepot.com/p/SAKRETE-...0307/100350266
          Last edited by Gatorgrizz27; 06-01-2020, 04:17 PM.

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            #6
            second the sand bags.

            But I did just buy a Ferro Concepts V5 carrier from SKD, along with a ceramic plate. Took 2.5 weeks only cause of a hickup when ordering. Seems to be well made, haven't stuck the plate in yet but the carrier I plan on using (minus the plate) when riding dirt bike.
            Last edited by Weasel; 06-02-2020, 04:38 PM.
            ....Just Add Lightness...

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              #7
              A plate carrier would be best. Backpack only weight is not the best option for your body. There are training vests you can get if you don’t want to fool with agmor


              "For God and country, Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo"

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                #8
                I'm also looking for a plate carrier. I thought about ordering from ar500 but I'd like to not wait too long to have the product in my hands.

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                  #9
                  I got this cheapy a few weeks ago and cut a couple of 1/4" plates for it. For the couple miles and workouts I have done it has been decent. If you don't plan on running in it just pick up an okay 40 lb weigh vest (they suck massively for running though).

                  https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...91812054244-20

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Paragon View Post
                    A plate carrier would be best. Backpack only weight is not the best option for your body. There are training vests you can get if you don’t want to fool with agmor
                    I’d agree with you if the overall goal is to lose weight/ increase fitness. However if the goal is to do better while hunting with a backpack...

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Gatorgrizz27 View Post

                      I’d agree with you if the overall goal is to lose weight/ increase fitness. However if the goal is to do better while hunting with a backpack...
                      Nah, even then. You train to strengthen. It’s no different than any other training. Just because you will be doing something bad for your body, doesn’t mean you train that same way


                      "For God and country, Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo"

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                        #12
                        SKDTac is where I got mine from.
                        ....Just Add Lightness...

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                          #13
                          ooo. I have family off base. They are looking at surplus for me.

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                            #14
                            i picked up one from varestuleka after watching the guys at inrangetv use them

                            good quality and all but idk about the price

                            i feel like there are cheaper options with equal quality or at least a reasonable cost/quality ratio
                            Byro-
                            Nothing is for sale man, I’m a curator of the finest junk.

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                              #15
                              get a Box brand weight training vest from Rogue. working out in a plate carrier SUCKS. SUCKS. especially running or pushups or pullups. Spend the little bit of money on a 45 lb BOX weight vest and dont go plate carrier tacticool. you can adjust the weight in 1.5 lb increments. and you'll save yourself about $300 on something you wont wear and will just sit in the corner until you go into a Big Igloo, which you probably never will.

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