The Aduro Sport Weighted Vest is one of the most popular weight vests on the market. It is aimed at users who want to add some weight to their workouts, to increase calorie burn, endurance, and general fitness.
Below we take an in-depth look at this weighted vest – is it the best fit for you?
Aduro Sport Weighted Vest – Features
|Weight||4lbs - 25lbs|
|Size||One size fits most|
Evenly distrubuted weights
Mesh pocket for cellphone
Aduro Sport Weighted Vest Review
What We Like
- Machine washable
- Tough, durable zipper
- Wide range of adjustments
What We Don’t Like
- Velcro straps poorly placed
- The wide strap may chafe against your neck
- Straps can shed threads
The Aduro Sport Weighted Vest is made of neoprene, which is non-abrasive and friendly to the skin. It has a premium feel, functioning almost the same way as a Dri-FIT shirt from Nike. It is breathable, eliminates odors from sweat and gunk, and wicks away sweat and external moisture very well. The vest’s plastic clips will provide a good fit, whatever your body type.
The neoprene used to construct the Aduro Sport Weighted Vest feels soft to the touch. Bodybuilders will have no problem wearing it for long periods.
Doctors frequently recommend the vest for people with back and upper body problems, and it’s built to wear each day comfortably for many weeks.
The weights are balanced and steady, making the vest feel light and satisfying to wear.
Quality is both a strong point and an Achilles’ heel of the Aduro Sport Weighted Vest.
It’s made of premium materials, and no expense is spared in its manufacture. There are no reports of loose stitches, poorly placed buckles, or unbalanced weights when bought from a trusted retailer.
However, some users report that after vigorous use, the weight material (iron filings) starts to leak from the holes in the stitching.
The Aduro Sport Weighted Vest is available in 5 weight classes:
The 25-pound variant will offer greater resistance and is generally made for athletes who have been lifting weights or running for a long time. The assortment of weights provides more variety than the choices available for many weighted vests that cost twice as much. The Aduro Sport Weighted Vest is just as well-engineered as the more expensive vests and can be used by CrossFit athletes and triathlon runners for any type of training.
Design / Features
The Aduro Sport Weighted Vest is designed well and can help athletes achieve their goals no matter which weight size they buy.
The neoprene and mesh construction is reinforced for extra durability, but it won’t feel harsh against your skin during intensive workouts. This is important for CrossFit because WODs can encompass a wide range of motion from running to swinging across bars.
The Aduro Sport Weighted Vest is sleek and ergonomically constructed, giving you a wide range of motion even in its highest weight tier.
The Aduro Sport Weighted Vest is one of the lower-priced weighted vests we have seen. The premium construction and the purist features make the Aduro Sport Weighted Vest well worth the price.
How Does It Compare?
RUNmax Pro Weighted Vest
The RUNmax Pro Weight Vest more of a mid-range vest than the lower-priced Aduro Sport version.
Unlike the Aduro product, the RUNmax Pro’s weight is adjustable. The RUNmax vest’s weight range is between 12-60lbs, while you can specify the Aduro vest in various weights between 4-25lbs at the time of purchase.
Both vests use iron shot as their weight material & neoprene for the vest.
CAP Weight Vest
The Aduro Sport Weighted Vest is really more of a budget weight vest than the serious exercise equipment offered by CAP Barbell.
To begin with, the weight of the Aduro vest is fixed (you can choose different weights at the time of purchase), whereas the weight of the CAP vest is adjustable, making it much more versatile. The largest version of the Aduro vest is only 25lbs, compared to the 150lbs maximum offered by CAP.
The Aduro does have the advantage of being manufactured from 100% Neoprene, compared to the nylon/polyester blend of the CAP vest.
MIR Air Flow Weighted Vest
Unlike the Aduro vest, the MIR Air Flow Weighted Vest is fully adjustable, both in its fit and the total weight.
MIR use a proprietary cotton blend material, while Aduro use neoprene for their vest.
The MIR vest is available in various weight configurations up to a maximum of 60lbs, while the Aduro can be bought in various fixed weights between 4-25lbs.
The MIR vest is generally more expensive than the Aduro product when comparing vests of a similar weight, however prices do change.
ZFOsports Weighted Vest
The ZFOsports Weighted Vest is adjustable, unlike the Aduro vest, which has only one weight, which is specified at the time of purchase. The weight range in this case is 40-80lbs.
With the ZFO, you have to specify the maximum weight of the vest when you buy it – you can’t add weights to a 40lb vest after purchase.
Both vests use iron shot as their weight material & use neoprene as their vest material, though the material used by Aduro appears to be smaller & more prone to shifting and sagging.
The ZFO vest is more expensive than the Aduro product, when comparing similar weight capacities, and there isn’t much overlap between their weight ranges.