G. McCormack wrote:
Personally I enjoy mine. I have the 40 pound model which I bought off of ebay. Saved some cash. Its a tough thing, and in measuring what size you want, remember you want it very tight. I try to go for a hike with it once a week. However, after 2 hours it does put some real pressure on my traps.
Would you say 40 lbs. is heavy enough? For me; I’m 6 ft. and 225. I’ve been training for over 15 years, so I’m probably above average in strength.
Funny little side story: About 10 years ago, I was dating a gal that was only 4’ 10" and weighed around 75 lbs… I use to go for hikes with her on my shoulders, so I’ve been using weight in a similar fashion for a long time. My wife is about 115 lbs, but I don’t think she’d let me carry her around the neighborhood on my shoulders.[/quote]
I’ve been looking at purchasing one of these as well. From what I understand, you can always take weight out, but if it’s too light there’s no easy way to add weight. Thus if you’re a strong guy, you should err towards the heavier one.