I know we all have our own training regimes we follow getting ready for our fall hunts but I thought I would show you guys thi svery handy tool I discovered last fall. First off this isn't something cheap and yes the same thing could be done with your pack loaded with weight but this makes the dreery days in teh gym doing cardio a little more challenging without having to put teh extra wear and tear on your pack.
A friend bought this thing last spring to help him lose weight, and I fell in love with it for my training. I wore it at work, while at home, and even while coaching my kids football team. And although I was accused of looking like a suicide bomber a few times it really does work well. It distributes the weight on your torso well and is actually quite comfortable to wear. I got the 50lb vest this year though the one I borrowed last year was the 45. you can easily add or remove weight as needed. You get on teh stair steeper for an hour on Alpine mode with this baby and its the next best thing to hiking the mountains except its winter and you cant. And when you take it off and remove the extra 45-50 lbs you've been wearing around you feel like you could jump 10 feet in the air.Its great for your legs, and strengthens your back.Anyway thought some of you might take interest in this.