Posted by Jeff Egbert VP on March 22, 2014
We started selling weight vests in 1981. Our first company was WeightRoom. You may remember some of our marketing photos:
We received our first Patent on our weight vest in about 1983. We partnered with Master Jong Sook Lee, Master of the High Kick and formed the company Master Products, Inc. Our company sold over 40,000 weight vests to the martial arts market and introduced the High Kick line of martial arts clothing and uniforms.
Over the following years of success we had various models like Beth Horn.
We established our selves as the "Original, Made-in-the-USA" weight vest company and have refined our methods of production to a high standard for over 30 years. Our multiple weight vest models are specifically made to accommodate any athletic need. Tested for over 25 years in the field by runners, hikers, martial arts experts, football teams, professional baseball (San Diego Padres) and firefighters not to mention US military personnel.
If you are looking for a true tested and professionally designed, excellent fitting weight vest, this is the only website that sells it's own manufactured weight vests. Several companies simply cannot design their own so they copy ours. But I can tell you this, we sent our weight vests to China, Vietnam, and Taiwan and they couldn't make them like we do. So we decided to keep our production in the USA. Sure we can't make them cheap like they do, but we know they are built like a tank and will not fail. We give you our true Lifetime Warranty ( if anything fails we will replace or repair, no cost to you.) - Jeff Egbert VP
If you want to lose weight start walking with a weight vest right now! Simply walking 30 to 40 minutes a day can greatly increase fat burning in your body. Adding 10 to 20% of your body weight to your upper torso while walking or even running can have dramatic results! I have seen hundreds [...]
Why do we offer 3 belt solutions with our custom weight vests? Well, because people are different when it comes to securing the weight vest for various workout situations. belts in action.
Check out the Pro-Glide weight vest belt system. This belt rocks! Yes, it is smooth to the touch, very strong "Nano" fasteners are easy to release, but hold over 150 lbs. of shear force. We've tested this belt in our gym with hundreds of people fighting over it as compared to other belts. Everyone loves [...]
"The TEST of FITNESS" This movie, by Greg Glassman and Dave Castro, gives you a very good look at the world of CrossFit as it relates to the CrossFit games and the level of fitness it takes to be awesome. Our company sponsored the games in 2010 and we've seen the development of the athletes and [...]
I love seeing top athletes using our weight vests. Josh is one of the top athletes with a true fighting spirit. He is an inspiration to me personally. All the best Josh. Keep doing what’s tough, it will be a reward you’ll always treasure. - Jeff Egbert VP
Sad to hear of Paul Walker’s death. I enjoyed the Fast and Furious films. This is Paul Walker as he inspects the new Dodge truck brought directly from SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV to be used in the newest Fast and Furious film. It was signed by the Rock, but never made the cut. [...]
Sheepdog Crossfit 110 lb. Murphy WOD. Watch Sebastien Lavoie as he cranks out Murph with a 100 lb. V-Force weight vest and a 10 lb additional vest. Amazing effort in tribute to Lt. Michael P. Murphy who died in combat during operation Red Wings in 2005. We dedicated our 20 lb. Box weight vest to [...]
Boston Dynamics’ Petman robot was designed to test products for organizations like DARPA, and the US military. Carrying heavy loads as a test proved positive with the Petman model shown in the video. Weightvest.com provided the weight vest model 100 lb. short. Our weight vests have been featured on the Today’s show twice, Myth Busters [...]
Weightvest.com has supplied thousands of weight vests to fire departments for the purpose of training firefighters to be able to carry packs up to 45 lbs. safely into all fire danger areas since 1981. The list continues to grow as fire crews choose our American-Made brands to test for Wildland and CPAT. We thank them [...]