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40 lb. V-FORCE short weight vest

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Product Description

40 lb. V-FORCE short weight vest

V-FORCE weighted vests are military tough, built in full-body camouflage using the highest quality mil-spec materials.

Key Features

  • Comfortable and compact design
  • Fully padded body and shoulders
  • Durable moisture-resistant materials
  • Will never stretch, sag, or fall apart
  • All weights and belts are removable
  • One size fits all
  • 40 pounds of cast iron weight in 2.5 lb. increments included
  • Easy-adjust 2" signature belt system included
  • Made in the USA
  • Includes a lifetime warranty

Shoulder Width Options

Shoulder width can make a big difference in your weight vest performance. The V-FORCE comes in two shoulder width variations, narrow or wide.

If you do a wide variety of exercises listed in both the narrow and wide shoulder descriptions, we recommend the narrow option.

V-FORCE narrow shoulders

Narrow shoulders are best for overhead and forward arm movements.


  • Pull-ups
  • Climbing
  • CrossFit exercises
  • Dragging
  • Chopping
  • Punching


Wide shoulders offer the most comfort and support


  • Walking
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Stair climbing
  • Calisthenics
  • Treadmill

Product Reviews

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  1. Well-built, comfortable, and functional - but heavy.

    Posted by Chris on 16th Apr 2018

    I was looking to add something to my workouts for occasional variety and increased intensity. A weight vest was suggested by a friend, who happens to be a former SEAL, so I paid attention to his recommendations. The weight vest he uses he's had for 10+ years, and he'd gotten it from weightvest.com. So I went the same direction.

    I've had the vest for a few weeks now, and I've used it during hikes through canyons, on elliptical machines, on stair machines, while climbing actual stairs, and while climbing on a Jacob's Ladder. So far I've been loading it with 20 pounds. My shortest workout with the vest has been 30 minutes. My longest was a 4.5-hour hike without removing the vest. Based on this usage, and based on my experience as a licensed parachute rigger (heavy sewing experience), I can say this:

    The vest is well made. The materials, sewing, and small design decisions have resulted in a well-built product that I'm confident will withstand a lot of use with some basic care and maintenance. If you keep your vest for years, and are faced with having to replace some of the loop velcro, which wears faster than the hook velcro, you'll find the loop velcro was sewn into the easier-to-maintain parts of the vest, such that doing this maintenance will be pretty easy for someone to do on their own. Other than that, clean it once in a while, keep it out of the sun when you're not using it, and don't toss it to the ground, and it'll last a long while.

    For something that's designed to carry heavy weights on the body as comfortably as possible, it does so pretty well. There's just enough padding in just the right places to prevent any direct pressure or impact from the weights, and the total load is as well distributed as possible. The strap system has more than adequate adjustment range for most body types. And the load carries pretty securely without having to cinch it down until it prevents breathing. On my 4.5-hour hike, I had only the mildest soreness in my shoulders, and that was a simple result of the load, not pressure points.

    The functionality shines through in the ease of adjusting the fit, the ease of changing the weight load, and the ability to easily install attachments. Weightvest.com makes a water bladder attachment, but if you're a handy sort of person, you could easily make your own and it would attach to the vest lickety-split. You can easily attach small pouches for carrying along essentials, and there's enough open velcro on this sucker that you can take an "Infidel" patch along for the ride if you feel so inclined, which I did.

    My only complaint is that this thing is heavy. It weighs up to 40 pounds and makes most of my exercises a lot more soul-crushing.

  2. it is as advertised

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Apr 2018

    it is good, haven't used as much as would have liked but, it is slick so far, heavy duty, bought the hanger as well--it is necessity, at least for me

  3. it is as advertised

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Apr 2018

    it is good, haven't used as much as would have liked but, it is slick so far, heavy duty

  4. Best vest money can buy

    Posted by jp*******@gmail.com on 12th Mar 2018

    I performed multiple searches for different style vest and this vest met all my expectations,. Its comfortable allows for mobility and looks great. I would recommend the narrow version i have worn it for over an hour with no discomfort

  5. Great vest

    Posted by Robert on 19th Feb 2018

    I use this vest for Crossfit. It has worked out for me. No problems with the weights, easy in easy out. Able to do all my movements with no restrictions, I would recommend this vest to a friend.

  6. Best vest product ever

    Posted by Timothy j kelly on 17th Feb 2018

    I have been a trainer for over 25 years. This IS thee best vest made. Design is perfectly fitted to the rib line.. material is top grade. Adjusting weights is easy. It's my second purchase of this product. I love it!!

  7. Perfect fit

    Posted by JP on 29th Dec 2017

    Comfortable, easy to wear and adjust.

  8. Best weighted vest money can buy right now

    Posted by David on 16th Dec 2017

    If you've been exercising for a while now and you're at more of an intermediate/advanced level of fitness, I highly recommend getting a weighted vest to take your strength and endurance to the next level. There are a lot of varieties of weighted vests on the market today, but this my friends is the best of the best. Yeah it's more expensive, but you get what you pay for. The padding is super strong, the Velcro is too. Easily adjustable to fit and it doesn't slide around hardly stand all. And whether you wear a shirt or not, it's still comfortable enough to exercise in without being distracted by something scratched or irritating your skin. If you've already made the decision to get a weighted vest but are still searching the market, look no further because this is the one you want.

  9. Awesome! Spendy but worth the $

    Posted by MtnMike714 on 13th Dec 2017

    Durable, comfortable, modifiable, and looks awesome. I got this to wear while doing stair workouts to prep for Elk season. The full 40# is comfortable if you are walking, hiking, or doing pull up/push ups etc. I have found that to run with it, it is best used in the 20#. I take the weights out of the top portion and only keep the weights in that are closest to the chest strap. This mitigates bouncing when I am running. When I am hiking or going up stairs (walking) the 40# is very manageable.

  10. Good product

    Posted by Unknown on 9th Dec 2017

    Great product. Timely shipping. Exactly as advertised and quality vest. Happy to get this one with the experience I had with a different one. I’ll continue to but from them.

  11. Great quality.

    Posted by Justin on 3rd Dec 2017

    Been using the vest for a couple weeks now and it's awesome. The build quality is amazing. I love to see products that are well built. I truly believe this vest will last a lifetime.

  12. Great vest for Thenx.

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Sep 2017

    This vest is perfect for so many calisthenics exercises. Solved my overtraining problem with elevated pushups. :) I saw the same vest I got in THENX's (Chris Heria's) videos on youtube. I got the Kryptek Typhon also and is exactly what I wanted. Maybe next year, I will order another 40 to slap on top of this one!

  13. Awesome vest

    Posted by Tyler on 26th Aug 2017

    Love it! Super durable and compact.

  14. Good Solid Product

    Posted by Cross Fitter on 30th Jul 2017

    Stitching and seems very well done. Quality should last a couple of years.

  15. Still new to me

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Jul 2017

    Still new to me, but initial out of the box quality is there. The design is very superior to anything else I've seen. Even though the vest is 40 lbs, feels heavier than long vests of the same weight. Works abs more and lower back more to assist in keeping you upright. Looks great, for a weight vest reasonably comfortable. Time will tell how it holds up.

  16. Best tactical weight vest out there.

    Posted by Joshua on 24th Apr 2017

    As a Marine veteran I'll never forget how a workout could go from basic to downright difficult just by slipping on your plate vest. I guess I got nostalgic to the suck and had to find one that could fit right, take a beating and of course look right. This vest ticks those boxes and more. The only difference between this vest and my issued one is that this one is actually comfortable and I won't complain about that. If you're looking for a way to take your workout to another level and embrace the suck then you need this vest.

  17. Comfortable

    Posted by djtaylor1979@yahoo.com on 11th Mar 2017

    Great weighted workout. Comfortable while push-ups, pull ups, dips . Perfect for the Murphy.

  18. Impressed

    Posted by Robert Martinez on 4th Mar 2017

    The only reason why I give it 4 stars, is only because I haven't ran in it, yet. The quality of the vest is absolutely superb. I'm Active duty U.S Army, 11 years. I work out with this during my circuit training, and it beats me up everytime (I mean that in a good way). I highly recommend this vest; it's durable, fits perfectly and great for all workouts. SAPPERS

  19. Awesome weight vest

    Posted by Felicia on 4th Feb 2017

    The weight vest fits and sits very comfortably with little to no shifting. The weights sit on the outside of the vest so they are not pressing into your body for a smoother fit. Removable weights are legitimate and solid, not the bean bag things. They are easy to remove and adjust weight as needed. I ran 30:60's with 20lbs to start and had no issues. I completed a 3 mile walk with all 40lbs in place and was extremely pleased with the weight distribution during the walk. Definitely pleased with my purchase.

  20. Happy with vest

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Jan 2017

    Great vest and is well made.. I'm a happy customer!

  21. Great vest

    Posted by Brian velush on 15th Jan 2017

    This was the second vest I owned and I love this one! So comfort and good support! I ran 2.7 miles with it and was really good.

  22. V-force 40lbs The bomb

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Nov 2016

    That is serious weight vest !!
    Am in love with it !!!

  23. V-Force Rocks!

    Posted by John on 20th Oct 2016

    Right out of the package......fantastic! The #40 V Force vest is well constructed, clean lines, functional and comfortable. I struggled for a long time trying and looking for a weighted vest to purchase for my Boot Camp HIIT workouts. Right before I made the mistake of ordering another brand I lucked upon Weightvest.com. The V-Force narrow shoulder I bought is fantastic. Another plus is the website has tons of support videos and they have always responded to my emails answering questions.

  24. V Force 40lb Vest is solid!

    Posted by Unknown on 11th Oct 2016

    The best endorsement I can give is that I've already told my friends about this and that they should buy. The vest is great quality and built to last. I've been out on a couple longer, rigorous trail hikes and it's absolutely doing it's job. If I was going to make a suggestion for improvement I'd ask that they add a pocket for a cell phone and also add a simple loop for a carabiner to hook onto so you can attach a water bottle to the vest itself.

  25. Top of the line!

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Oct 2016

    This ain't the average weight vest. I wanted a vest similar to a flak/plate carrier and this is it. It's robust and feels super durable. You definitely get what you pay for. I was also happy that they shipped to FPO AE. Even the packaging was quality! I'm a satisfied customer.

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