I went to an army disposal store and grabbed a bullet proof vest (without the kevlar in it).
I filled the vest with sand.
I simply put 5kg of sand in a bag and wrapped it in duct tape. I made two of those 5kg bags, I also made several 1kg and 2kg bags as well.
I placed the sandbags evenly in the vest (front and back). It weighs 20kgs and is great for dips, bear crawling, chin ups, and a whole heap of other stuff.
Cost me less than $20 dollars and about an hour to make.[/quote]
Word. I am being fitted for a new vest at work next week and have toyed with the idea of converting mine into a “weighted” vest, as you mentioned.
With the kevlar, it is already weighted, but only minimally. I like the idea of making different weights to insert into the vest for the various exercises. Novel.