How long does it take to get my vest?
Your order will deliver in about 5 - 6 business days.
How much does shipping cost on my vest, and how many boxes will I get?
Free shipping is available to all US destinations. This includes military APO, DPO, and FPO addresses. Any vest weighing more than 50 pounds will ship in 2 or more packages. Most accessories like Hydration Packs and Super Hangers ship in a separate box or envelope.
I live outside the United States. What are my shipping costs?
Please refer to our international shipping page here for more details
Weight vest use
How much weight should I get?
It depends what your fitness goals are. A good rule of thumb is to work up to about 20% of your body weight. For strength training you would want more weight than you would use for endurance training. Many people choose a vest that they will work into over time. For example, you may buy a 50 lb vest and start with only 30 lbs by removing 20 lbs from your vest.
How much weight should I start with?
Start light. We cannot over-emphasize this point. You will adapt gradually. Never start with a full load. You must realize your body is not prepared to start heavy. If you order a 50 lb. vest, then start with 5 or 10 lbs. max. We advise you consult your physician before starting any new exercise program.
Can I take the weights out?
Yes. The weights are easily removed by lifting the flap and sliding the weight upwards and out.
Should I start with the full amount of weight?
No, never start with the full amount of weight. You must first contact your physician and make sure you do not have any physical condition that would make weight vest training inadvisable. Always start light and work up. The body needs time to adjust to the weight. Never start with a greater weight than you are accustomed to using. Only your medical professional can determine the fitness level you are at now.
What sizes do you carry?
One size fits all. But if you need a larger size strap we will supply it at no additional charge to you, simply tell us your girth in a comment box at check out. We can customize the belts to fit anyone, simply contact us by email or phone with your personal requests, plus at check out leave your needs in the comment box.
What vest is best for me
What is the difference between BOX, V-Max, and V-Force Weighted Vests?
V-Force is our top of line weight vest. They come in full color and camo, come standard with our regular 2" wide belt, and have extra reinforcing on the pockets and shoulders. V-Max is our original weight vest since 1996, often copied but never equaled. Features multiple colors and is only slightly less reinforced than V-Force, but still carries the lifetime warranty and same guarantee, comes standard with our 1.5" wide regular belt. BOX vests are identical to V-Max, but are specifically designed for crossfit and multiple users. They come standard with the Clamp belt, designed to easily fit anyone within seconds. They also feature a wipe down inner lining that is perfect for multiple users in a gym setting. All three brands are custom built in south east Idaho.
It's great to see so many different weighted vest models, what is the main reason?
Just like shoes, different designs are specifically made for running, basketball, track, walking, cross-training, rock climbing, etc. Our weight vest models are for different, and specific activities also. Narrow vests are best for any activity requiring overhead arm movements. Wide shoulders are best for walking, running and hiking. Short vests are best for body-weight workouts, long are better for walking, running and hiking. Basketball vests are great for rock climbing, kipping, bag work, etc., and oh yeah, basketball training.
Returns and Exchanges
What return guarantee do you offer?
If you return your weight vest and or accessories in NEW condition, within 30 days after purchase, you will receive a full refund less 10% restocking fee. Shipping charges are not refundable for any reason of return. We recommend you ship it back in a medium or large flat rate box from the post office (saves you on postage). Please return your items to: Weightvest.com, Returns, 2108 W Hwy 33, Rexburg ID, 83440.
Can I exchange my vest?
We also accept exchanges in NEW condition, within 30 days after purchase. Usually it is easiest to remove all weights before sending back your vest, that way you won't have to send back such a heavy package. Please contact us for help in exchanges.
If I lose a part for my weight vest can I get it replaced?
Yes, all parts are replaceable. Please contact us via email or phone for help replacing parts.
How to clean my vest
Can I hand wash my weight vest?
Yes. Hand wash with mild detergent and rinse with wet/damp cloth or sponge. Then towel and air dry. Our weight vests are made with 1000-D Nylon (the strongest, most durable available) and have a urethane coating to inhibit moisture transfer, so they are to be treated as you would a high-quality backpack. The best way to keep it smelling fresh is to use antimicrobial spray, available at most grocery stores, after use.
Can I machine wash my weight vest?
No. The best cleaning method is to wash by hand. We do make an accessory called a Removable Sweat Liner that is designed to peel away from your vest and is machine washable, but the vest it self shouldn't be machine washed.
What is the Lifetime Warranty?
We warranty your weight vest against all defects in workmanship and materials with a guarantee that we will replace or repair at no cost you the original purchaser. View the Lifetime Warranty page for more details:Lifetime Warranty Page
Are your weighted vests made in the USA?
Yes. We are proud to offer one of the only weight vests in the USA still made here. Other companies simply purchase bulk from China and put their label on it. We stand by our superior quality and will always take care of any possible issues. In 30 years we have had almost no returns due to bad manufacturing. Our weight vests are the highest quality available anywhere. Other companies simply try to copy or "mirror" our designs and make them over seas. Before you buy ask where it's made. We appreciate your support!
Do your weight vests weigh exactly what you say?
Sometimes. Our weight vests come with nominal weights, this means they are close to weighing the stated weight. A weight vest that is exactly 30 or 40 pounds would need to have precision-manufactured weights and that would be way too expensive. Nominal means close to, or approximately. We keep the price affordable by offering nominal weights rather than machined weights.