When I first saw the vest I fell in love with the color and wanted to get it badly. About two weeks later, I went back to purchase it. I used it with the sand built in it to be sure it would be comfortable. I used it while doing laundry. It felt great. At first, I did not know how the weights went in and then I realized that I had to work it into the little pocket holders. I will be using the vest to walk up and down the steps and see how that goes, but so far I love it. I have even worked out with it and it felt good.
I am in love with this vest! It has totally increased my calorie burn when I wear it during step class. I do not feel back strain of any kind and yet when I'm finished with class I can feel my body has worked out harder.
Every time I went into Target I would go to the exercise section and look at this vest and debate whether or not to buy it. I finally bit the bullet and bought it. I am glad I did because it makes my everyday hour walk more intense. I definitely feel like I am getting more of a work out wearing the vest. It's easy to wear and comfortable. This was well worth the money!
I shopped around, checked the reviews, then decided to give this hoop a try. Other reviewer concerns included the durability of the foam covering, discomfort when hooping, and the large circumference.
My kids were using it, hit the corner of the cabinet, and tore the foam within a week. The foam increases the comfort level so it's a trade off. I found it to be mostly comfortable. I may exchange it for a new one or just keep using it. It doesn't affect the function of the hoop. Allowing enough clearance is important so you don't knock things down or gouge the foam. The sections of the hoop lock into place and it's pretty compact when taken apart for storage or travel. I haven't had any trouble with the sections coming apart during use.
The packaging says you burn 210 calories per 30 minute workout but I have done it for 10 to 20 mins a couple times per day. It's a fun, zero impact way to fit in some exercise.
I would buy this product again.