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40 lb. V-MAX short weight vest

$182.99 $172.99
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Product Description

40 lb. V-MAX short weight vest

V-MAX weight vests are built for your workouts so you can more quickly burn fat, build muscle, and intensify any exercise. Your short-cut to shredded, and building explosive strength.

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 1.5" 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-MAX 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

  1. Don’t like

    Posted by 101st on 25th Jun 2019

    Not for me

  2. Outstanding piece of P.T. gear.

    Posted by DALE ECK on 27th Aug 2018

    Super strong, military grade product. I love the fact that you can add/move weights to suit your personal fitness level. Easy to set up and adjust. I hike 5+ miles in mine and I get a great workout. Has really added a new dimension to my P.T. routine.

  3. The next level...

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Jul 2018

    My fitness progression had hit a hard line, however within days of adding my vest I had seen new growth new potential and new motivation! Thank you!

  4. Monster of a Product

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Dec 2017

    Love it. I love the fact that I can change the weight distribution so easily. Some exercises I put most of the weight on my back whereas others I distribute the weight evenly. A snap to take off, rearrange the weights and go. Great design and quality. Couldn't be happier with my vest

  5. Great workout companion

    Posted by Hector Rivera on 15th Jul 2017

    Excellent exercise tool. Well balanced, comfortable and durable construction; great leg strength builder and stamina. Outstanding piece of equipment.

  6. I couldn't be happier!

    Posted by Vincent T. on 18th May 2017

    I did a fair amount of research before purchasing my weight vest. After all the leg work I kept coming back to weightvest.com. You can pay the same price for a poorly made vest from another country or go with a good old American made product. I bought my vest in anticipation of the upcoming Memorial Murph workout. I went with the 40 pound vest instead of the 20 so I can train with more weight in the future and use it on hikes. I would highly recommend this product to any of my friends looking to take their workout to the next level.

  7. Great Product

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Mar 2017

    Well made, arrived promptly - would recommend.

  8. V Max weight vest

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Dec 2016

    I've had the vest for about two weeks and have been happy with my purchase. The vest is well made, durable, and fits comfortably. The videos on the company website were helpful with the straps. The vest was pricey, but worth it.

  9. Worth the investment

    Posted by RC on 3rd Oct 2016

    I was hesitant to invest a decent amount of money into a weightvest but am glad I did. Solid construction and minimal bounce when running. My first 4 miler with 30 lbs wore me out.

  10. Solid Product

    Posted by GC on 27th Sep 2016

    Great durable product. If you want to run long(ish) distances, be sure to get the wide shoulder straps. I got the narrow straps (for pull-ups) and have found that the straps put a lot of concentrated pressure on your shoulders after a mile or so, particularly if you're fully weighted

  11. Excellent vest even BETTER customer service

    Posted by marlin on 24th Aug 2016

    First I would like to the say this product is awesome. The quality (stitching, padding, Velcro, weights,....) is great! You can tell time and EFFORT were put into this product. The fits is great and it doesn't slide when I'm doing push ups, sit ups or Shoulder push ups. However, it does bounce slightly when running but only enough to be noticeable. More impressive to me was the customer service. The fact you actually talk to an employee within the company (not some outsourced crap) and s/he is knowledgeable about the products is a major plus.

  12. Shazam!

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Jun 2016

    Very well made, can't see it ever wearing out with expected use. Only improvement would be to secure the weight compartments so they don't bounce when you run. Very happy with it.

  13. Buy it NOW!!!!!

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Jun 2016

    Love it. It fits and works great. The buckles are out of the away and stay secure. The bricks are iron and are easily installed/removed from the vest. great resistance for everyday activities and extreme training. just don't use max weight all at once but let body build into it.

  14. Awesome and challenging!

    Posted by Patrick on 25th May 2016

    I use this vest along with the running pad for running. It is by far one of the best investments I've made to step up my training! It is a quality product and is better than other vests I've tried. It stays secure during the run, so there is no bouncing all over the place. If you are not used to weight vests I recommend the wider shoulder straps for running because after four miles it can become uncomfortable. I have found that it subsides with time, so it is not an issue for me. I highly recommend this product, and I intend to buy another!

  15. Awesome product!

    Posted by Dan on 23rd May 2016

    I'm very happy with the 40 lb wide shoulder V-max vest. Very solid materials. Very Comfortable. Great product.

  16. Great Product

    Posted by Tony on 8th Mar 2016

    Very happy with my purchase. Better than expected product and service. First hike wore me out.

  17. Great Walking/ Hiking/ Slow Jogging Vest

    Posted by MCW on 28th Jul 2015

    Got the short vest as I am overweight and this was a good choice. If you are lean and muscular long vest may be better. Thinking about getting the 20 lb attachment, but it would have been cheaper if I had just bought the 60 lb from the start as it is the 40 lb + 20 lb attachment (but separately it cost more).

  18. exactly what I was looking for ...

    Posted by Michael M on 27th Jul 2015

    This vest is one of the best investments I have done. It has help me take my work out to another level. It also has help me build up Stamina , so my push up are more solid and my pull-ups as well. I love this vest great product I recommend it to anybody.

  19. Great vest

    Posted by Luke on 14th Jun 2015

    I used a fitness gear vest before I had this and the sand bag weights made doing virtually anything a pain, as the vest bounced up and down. While looking for a vest recently I came across the V-Max vest. I was a bit skeptical at first about paying so much, however due to the fact they were 100% American made, I bought one. Great decision. The vest quality is superb and fits great. I am 6'1 170 and it fits perfect. While doing calisthenics it does not move and the weights are easily removable. Although it has a lifetime warranty, I do not think I will ever have to return it. I recommend this to everyone looking for a great weight vest. Fast shipping and great customer service. Cannot say enough good things about this vest.

  20. Sturdy and top quality product

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Jan 2015

    I purchased the 40lbs narrow shoulder vest and it definitely is worth the money. The quality of materials is great and I love that it's made in the good ol' US of A! The vest does have a little bounce if I'm doing sprints, but I'm only 5'4, so maybe that plays more of a role than the actual vest itself.
    No buyers remorse here, but this vest and you'll be glad you did!

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