Initial impressions were that it looked a solid piece of kit. Nicely designed which makes sure that the weight is evenly distributed around the body.
The weight is adjustable. There are 4 compartments, 2 on the front and 2 on the back. Each compartment has 3 slots in which you place these 'packaged' weights. They are easy to take out and slot back in.
The strap provided, once adjusted, lets the vest hug the body nicely which cuts down the amount of movement the vest makes while you're moving. The strap sticks to the vest via velcro which makes it so much easier to adjust.
Once all the weights are placed in their slots, the vest gets a little bulky. For those of you that wish to wear this under a piece of clothing may struggle a little. It's going to be difficult to blend in without anyone noticing. (I must also stress that at the time, I tried wearing this under a medium sized hoodie so different sized clothing may not apply to this comment).
But for those of you that are comfortable enough to wear this on top of your clothes, this is a good bit of kit and more affordable than some of the vest floating around in the market.
N.B I wouldn't recommend buying a weighted vest unless you have activities or exercises that you can incorporate the vest in. It's not wise to put your body under such stress and would not benefit from it.