30 lb. V-MAX short weight vest

Made to order. Includes 30LBS of weights. Usually ships in 4 - 8 days.
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V-MAX Features

Built for your workouts so you can more quickly burn fat, build muscle, and intensify any exercise.

Front view

Perfectly balanced and adjustable

Evenly distributed weight in the front and back. Each weight is a solid 2.5 LB rounded cast iron bar. Easily remove weights by lifting the flaps and sliding them out of their pocket.

Side view

1.5" wide belts and open sides.

The open side design allows you to work out a bit cooler and not be confined. The belts expand with your breathing while holding your vest in place. Your vest won't sag, rip, or stretch over time.

Fully padded panels and shoulders make your vest as comfortable as possible.

Back View

Wear it how you like

Set your belt positions once and easily remove and put back on your vest without further adjusting. The hooks on your padded shoulders can connect to a hydration pack.

Two people with V-MAX vests on

Made in the U.S.A, solid iron weights included.

1.5 inch Signature Belts included

Top quality workmanship and materials

Sweat Resistant lining built in. Easy to clean.

Shoulder Options

Narrow Shoulders

Narrow shoulders are best for overhead and forward arm movements. If you do a large variety of exercises, the narrow option is the most versatile.

Examples: pull-ups, climbing, CrossFit exercises, dragging, chopping, bear crawls.

Wide Shoulders

Wide shoulders offer the most comfort and support. 

Examples: walking, running, hiking, stair climbing, calisthenics, treadmill.

We do not collect taxes by default for any state outside of Idaho (where we are located). You can place your order tax free directly on Weightvest.com.

Idaho orders: If you are tax exempted in the state of Idaho, please send us an email or give us a call and we can get your order submitted without added tax.

Free USPS shipping is included with all U.S.A. orders. You can also select UPS if needed or preferred. UPS shipping rates are calculated in the cart.

Materials:                 Top-of-the-line military grade materials
Weights:                   2.5 lb cast iron
Evenly Weighted:     Equal weight in the front and back
Sizing:                      11 inches measured from about your collar bone downwards 
Belt System:             Included with vest
Warranty:                  Lifetime
Made in:                    USA, South east Idaho
Shipping:                  This vest arrives in 1 package


  • 5

    Posted by Levi on 2nd Jul 2020

    Amazing quality

  • 5
    30 lb V-Max Short Vest.

    Posted by John v Kmiec on 22nd Jun 2020

    I am EXTREMELY happy with vest. I got wide shoulder pads. I am happy I chose short version, I think you can breath better for cardio. Looks very well made and sturdy, Weights easy in or out. The straps are tricky, go to Youtube for directions to get straps right. I'm using for squats, walking, stair climbing. I couldn't be happier, so far I say well worth the price. If mine were stolen or lost, I'd buy exact same V-Max short to replace it.

  • 5
    Very satisfied.

    Posted by John J Fee on 16th Jun 2020

    It is a snug fit. It does not shift. It is very sturdy and i expect it will last a long time.

  • 5
    Comfortable fit, easy to clean.

    Posted by jpa on 29th Apr 2019

    The vest fits nicely and is comfortable on the shoulders.
    Did a couple of short runs, a 4 hour hike, and few workouts which included double-unders, burpees, pushups,...
    Way more ergonomic than my other plate-based vest. This one doesn't get in the way when hinging at waist.
    Cleaning up the sweat was easy.

  • 5
    It's a tank

    Posted by Brandon on 30th Jul 2017

    Upgraded to this over a decade-old Gold's Gym vest when they offered $35 for trade-in. Ran several times in 90+ degree Georgia heat, and this thing is a tank. Considerably more comfortable and compact compared to last vest. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    Very good quality and fit.

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jun 2017

    No problems or complaints. Bought it for Murph training but went with an additional ten pounds for thirty total. I thought it would be less comfortable than it is. Very good weight balance. I recommend the narrow shoulder version. Going to order another one so I don't have to haul this one through the airport when I train at my vacation home.

  • 4
    Good value, great quality

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Jan 2017

    This vest is well constructed and all components are high quality. Finding the right level of tightness is a little tricky at first as you have to reach behind you to take the majority of slack out of the belt. Overall a great addition to my gear.

  • 5
    Effective and very well-made

    Posted by Stag on 30th Apr 2016

    My background: Infantry Soldier in the Canadian Forces as well as private Maritime Security OCONUS
    Use: I purchased this vest with the intention of putting it through some rigorous workouts as it simulated the wearing of a plate carrier without actually wearing one in public. It has held up very well and makes me wonder how much better the construction of the V-FORCE vests could be as it's marketed as being tough than the V-MAX. It has remained close and tight to my torso as I go thru the workouts and hasn't shown any sign of wear despite being used on an almost daily basis.

    All in all, it functions very effectively as a training tool for those who want to simulate training in body armor without actually wearing body armor in public areas.

  • 5
    Awesome Vest for Murph Wod

    Posted by James on 28th Apr 2016

    I bought this vest to train for the Murph WOD, I wanted something heavier than the 20lbs used in the WOD so I can train a little heavier, this 30llbs vest was just the ticket. It allows me to still move freely above my head and there is no bounce in it at all. Easy to change weights and great price.