40 lb. V-MAX short weight vest

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40LB Capacity 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
    Great for turning walks into cardio

    Posted by Duff on 6th Jul 2020

    I bought the 40lb V-Max Short Weight Vest during the 2020 novel coronavirus pandemic to get more cardio out of my daily 40 minute walks with my wife. When I first got the box in the mail, it seemed much heavier than 40lbs. Each of the 2.5lb iron bars felt heavier than 2.5lbs too, but I weighed myself with the vest on my scale and it was accurate.

    Putting on the vest for the first time, I was immediately aerobically challenged just walking around my house! I tried pushups and just barely got 3, when I can normally do 25-30. I also tried the ab wheel and only got 3 of those too, and I had gotten up to 40 from the knees recently. Did 20 squats and my quads were sore the next day. So it's also great for adding intensity to calisthenics.

    I've been gradually working up to the full 40lbs for my walks, starting with just 10lbs, then increasing in 5lb increments each week. Each time I go up 5lbs, I find it hard to both walk and talk, I am slightly out of breath just walking with this thing on. But by the end of the week I can do 45-60 minutes walking fast and feel great, so I've definitely been adapting. I've also been losing a few extra pandemic pounds too. My wife loves it, because it makes it so we can exercise together, like a golf handicap.

    This thing is built like a tank and I can see it lasting my entire life. My goal is to get up to 60 minutes of walking with the full 40lbs 5 days a week. It turns walking from light or moderate intensity exercise into vigorous intensity, which means you get much more benefits. Doesn't hurt my back either, except for a little tension in my left trap muscle sometimes, but that also seems to be adjusting. The weight is very well-balanced, especially at the even poundages (10, 20, 30, 40). At in-between weights, I haven't yet figured out the best positioning so it still feels evenly distributed, but it is acceptable to be a little off-balance for just a single week as I adapt and move up to full 40lbs.

    Overall this is an excellent piece of equipment, well worth the expense as it will last basically forever if you take care of it. Walking is already great exercise, but doing it with an additional 20% of your bodyweight makes it even more productive.

  • 5
    Great vest!

    Posted by Brian on 2nd Jul 2020

    I had done a lot of research to find the right vest, and I definitely made the right choice. High quality product, and it stays nice and snug.

  • 5
    40 lb v-max weight vest

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Jun 2020

    Exceptional build quality. Belt loop works very well. I am very happy I chose to support an American company. Product was shipped to me very fast.

  • 5

    Posted by James on 27th Aug 2019

    Durable, high quality, and everything I needed in a weight vest. Works well for my uphill sprints, hitting the heavy bag, foot work, and obviously resistance training. I do pushups with the vest and my reps have increased significantly when I'm not wearing it. The extra padding is easy on the shoulders, compared to some cheaper brands I've tried in the past. I work in law enforcement and wear an outter carrier vest with a decent amount of weight. Since I started training with the weight vest my outter carrier feels a lot lighter. I would definitely buy another one, probably in a couple years when I am ready to upgrade to more weight. Again, can't emphasize enough the durability and quality of the material and stitching, its gonna last a long time.

  • 2
    Don’t like

    Posted by 101st on 25th Jun 2019

    Not for me

  • 5
    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.

  • 5
    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!

  • 5
    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.