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The Metcon Tactical Vest (MTV) is a performance weight vest unlike any other; born from the experience of combat quality equipment, it has been devised specifically for improving your training.
MTV combines the finest materials with the latest in European design and comfort technology.
Together with the ULTIMATE METCON PLATES (UMP), they form the best weighted vest on the market, impossible to overcome in comfort, quality and results.
Created from experience
At CG Labs we have a clear and simple goal: to develop a tactical weighted vest like the world has never seen before. We use our knowledge of the military and law enforcement to design MTV, as well as our partnership with Castor Casas to design the UMP. This union of expertise has resulted in the completion of our goal!
Vest Technology & Innovation
Both the METCON Tactical Vest and the Ultimate METCON Plates have emerged from new innovative materials and systems such as Thoratex®, Molle System or Adaptive Padding System. The union of advanced materials and technology has created MTV - the best tactical vest available to today's athletes!
Thoratex® is a new material designed and developed by CG Labs. Thoratex® exceeds traditional fabrics and the most demanding military specifications, greatly improving the performance of CORDURA 1000.
Molle System: thanks to the use of Thoratex® we have been able to create an extremely light and compact MOLLE system, which significantly increases mobility without sacrificing any robustness or load capacity.
Adaptive Padding System is a structure (APS) developed with 3D Aerospace Mesh which allows sweat to evaporate, expels heat and moisture, and keeps you comfortable while you train.
Adaptive Padding System Features:
Odorless and antibacterial technology
Breathable and quick drying
Increases athletic fit
Reduces body temperature and improves airflow
Removable, replaceable and machine washable
Ultimate Metcon Plates (UMP)
Perfection is possible. Improve your workout's metabolic output by combining your Metcon Tactical Vest with the Ultimate Metcon Plates.
Compatible: Our plates are SAPI 10'x12' standard. You can wear them with all vests currently on the market, including 5.11 and Uncommon (JPC Crye Precision, Lbt, Mayflower, Condor... and any other vest that is compatible with 10'x12' plates).
5 Lbs (10 lbs / pair): for those new to weighted vests.
7’5 Lbs (15lbs / pair): official competition weight for women.
10 Lbs (20 lbs / pair): official competition weight of all WODs involving a weighted vest for men.
Multifunctional handle: They have comfortable handles that allow their transport and even their alternative use in exercises.
Special Varnish: Over the Ultimate Metcon Plates we have used a rust-resistant and scratch-resistant baking varnish that offers exceptional resistance to salt, water, sweat, solvent, chemical, trichloro and diameter.
Precision: Not only the MOLLE has been created with cuts on the Thoratex®, but the entire vest has been made from laser-cut parts. Due to its precision and quality, laser cutting has been a key element of production and when combined with the Molle and Thoratex® fabric, the results have been amazing!
Comfort: Designed for maximum speed, mobility and comfort. This fitted vest will make you feel comfortable while moving with the extra weight!
Hydrophobia: MTV material is built ready for rain and wet conditions! The Thoratex® material is hydrophobic and designed to push water and sweat away from your body.
Adjustable: With its elastic body wrap, you will have the freedom you need, even in the most extreme conditions and intense workouts.
Easy to exchange weights: Changing the weighted plates is extremely easy. Simply open the Velcro compartment, remove the plates, insert the other weight and close the flap again. Child's play! Change both weights in a matter of seconds.
Customization: Comes with large central velcro® identification panels (loops) that can be used to display identification in competitions! Comes with large central velcro® identification panels (loops) that can be used to display identification in competitions!
Lightness: Designed to increase speed, mobility and comfort. Its lightness makes the vest fit perfectly to your body and allows you to forget the extra weight you are supporting.
Safety: APS is a padded and adaptable system, built with microfiber in the interior, to reduce friction with the neck and face.
Perfect size: Designed to fit SAPI 10x12 plates tightly - which is the same size of weights used by Rogue, Uncommon and many other brands. MTV's design keeps the weight inside the compartment, which greatly increases comfort while exercising because we all agree that feeling loose weights while exercising is not okay!
Absorption: The Thoratex® material helps to transport moisture from sweat and the environment away from your skin. Antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, and resistant to odors!
Thermoregulation: The temperature and airflow are regulated by the filling system, lowering body temperature and allowing perspiration to easily evaporate - leaving you cool and dry.
Adaptability: MTV is the perfect size for athletes everywhere. Thanks to the MOLLE system, the side belt and the front flap adjust to most sizes.
Sled Anchor point: We chose to add two webbed anchor points that are ready to drag any kind of sled!
Military spec webbing anchors
Reinforced stitching: tested up to 450 lbs!
Allows front and back sled pulling
MTV will ship in three colors for you to choose from.
Once we hit 100% funded, we will add stretch goals and incorporate additional tactical colors like od green, wolfgray, and navy. UMPs will initially be available in only white, but we will organize a poll to choose new colors once our campaign goal has been reached. Leave a quick comment on social media and let us know which color vest and plates you would like to see us make next!
You will be able to choose your desired color after the campaign concludes using Kickstarter's Pledge Manager.
About the rewards
This price will NEVER be repeated and will only be available in limited quantities! If you are a Super Early Bird or Early Bird, you will not only receive the METCON package for the best discounted price, you will also receive your order faster - TWO WEEKS after the campaign concludes. The rest will have to wait a little longer to receive it with the main shipment.
Follow Our Journey
From inception in March of 2015, to the creation of this campaign, our team and the product has grown immensely!
Our first production goal is to begin preparing the production of the Super Early and Early Bird vests and plates. While we plan to deliver the Early Bird rewards as soon as two weeks after the campaign ends, depending on various factors & demand, the preparation and production process can take up to a maximum of 12 weeks from start to finish.
After the production phase, we will begin with shipping. This will be in January for Super Early Birds and estimated March for all other rewards.
To be fair to everyone, shipping will be charged AFTER the Kickstarter concludes. Shipping will be based on the actual costs incurred to ship.
Funds will be collected via the Pledge Manager after the campaign concludes and the product is ready.
We are evaluating different transport providers to select the most efficient in time and cost. All production will be shipped from Galicia, Spain, and the price of shipping will vary depending on destination, since it is a heavy product.
As soon as we have the final prices, we´ll let you know, but in no case should they exceed € 35 for anyone who buys a MTV with weights. UMP will have the least expensive shipping. Stay tuned for updates!
BIG Thank You From The Team!
Risks and challenges
There are always things that can go wrong, especially when you are running a large production. This is why we calculated a reasonable timeframe and have already produce small batches of products we need for promotion, events and international competitions.
We have a strong bond with our suppliers and manufacture, know how an in depth knowledgement of the process, so risks of mistakes are lower.
We will give regular updates here on Kickstarter and we will make sure, in the event that things don't go as planned, we will communicate with you honestly and keep you up to date along every step of the way.
We are committed to quality and making sure you get the product we all deserve.