40 LB V-FORCE® BB Weight Vest


V-FORCE® 40 lb. Basketball Weight Vest – jump higher, move faster.

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40 lb. V-FORCE® Basketball Weight Vest

V-FORCE® basketball weighted vests are military tough. Super narrow for rebounding and shooting.

V-FORCE® weight vest training is an effective way to improve your vertical jump in basketball. By adding additional weight to your body you increase the difficulty of your lower body when performing exercises and challenges your muscles. This can lead to improvements in your strength, power, and overall athletic performance on the court, most importantly your vertical jump.

For example, exercises such as jump squats, lunges, and plyometrics can be especially effective when performed with a V-FORCE® weight vest.

V-FORCE® weight vest training is a valuable tool for any basketball player looking to improve the vertical jump and overall athletic performance.


  • Comfortable and super narrow design
  • Fully padded body and shoulders
  • 2.5 lb. Premium Weight Bars
  • Durable moisture-resistant materials
  • Will never stretch, sag, or fall apart
  • All weights and belts are removable
  • One size fits all (to 44″ girth); longer upon request
  • 40 pounds of metal weights in 2.5 lb. increments included
  • Easy-adjust 2″ signature belt system included
  • Includes a lifetime warranty


  • Military grade materials
  • 2.5 lb. iron weights (included)
  • Equal weight distribution (same front and back)
  • 40 lbs weights included
  • Approx. vest dimension 11″W x 11″L x 2.5″D
  • 2″ Hook-n-Loop fasteners
  • Military grade webbings
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Arrives in 1 package

Additional information

Weight42 lbs
Dimensions12 × 12 × 3 in

Black, Coyote Tan, Desert Marshall, Marshall, Multi-Cam, Typhon, Uni Cam, Woodland

8 reviews for 40 LB V-FORCE® BB Weight Vest

  1. Erik klase

    Weight vest

    After using multiple weight vest for cross fit conditioning and for other activities Thai boxing and jiujitsu this vest is one I simply don’t want to take off the fit is perfect it does not bounce or slide around at all weight is simply to change out I would strongly recommend this to any one wanting to step up there conditioning and fitness level

  2. WayneChicago

    Very hurtful to trapezius.

    The straps are too narrow, both in width of the strap itself, and in placement on the shoulders. I debated this vest versus the 40 lb. V-Force short vest. I’m 5’9″ and 175 lbs and fairly trim, weight training work out 4-5 times per week, with some hiking and inline skating. I knew from online research that weight vests are all going to be uncomfortable on the shoulders with use; that I was expecting. I use mine for adding weight to Farmer’s Walks, Chins and Pull-ups, dumbbell calf raises, etc. Only a few of my exercises are overhead, but, as that was what this was meant for, I thought I’d try it out. I have medium width shoulders, and wear a size 40 regular suit jacket.Well, the issue here is that, not only are the straps narrower than the standard model (these 2.25″ wide versus 3.25″ wide on standard, as I recall; check me on that), the straps sit higher on the collarbones. Look at the photo–the straps rest right on the “meat” of the trapezius muscles. If it was with more spread, that is the U-neck was wider, then they could be closer to my acromio-clavicular joints (yet not right on them) and may be more comfortable. Note: I have never tried the Standard version to know, only this version. The chest strap, even when tight, adds little to the support of the entire vest once one is moving.Bottom line, I think this is not a great vest for overhead activities because of the fit issues. Maybe, just maybe, if someone is wicked thin, like a tall and gangly fellow, this might be okay on them and the straps hit right, and maybe for them the wider standard straps would fall off the edges of their shoulders, I don;t know. But for average build people, especially if they have some traps (yes, I do my shrugs), this is going to catch your “meat”. Wearing it fully loaded at 40 pounds for over 10 minutes is excruciating. Sure, one can take it off between sets but, honestly, until you’ve donned and doffed a weight vest, you might not appreciate that it’s quite different than removing a dinner jacket.I would not buy this particular model again, although I would buy this brand. Note: the construction is impeccable, and this is clearly the best weight vest available. It’s just hard to order without trying it on (and I did contact the company by phone before ordering to go over my needs and was instructed that this is the models to get). I am considering wearing BMX shoulder pads to better distribute the weight, or, at the very least, will add closed-cell foam padding underneath each strap.I have no clue if the standard version would be better for me. I have no idea if this quirky fit is just on my body, although I think I’m a pretty normal fit build. Few other reviews on Amazon mention the pain from the straps, yet even the customer service rep at WeightVest home told me, by phone, that is the compromise for improved overhead range of motion: some potential strap pain. If you search the online forums, others mention the pain, too. I can only speak to the fact that I will not be playing basketball in this thing. lol. I know it’s a tough decision to know which model to buy since we can’t try them on in person, and returning a 40# leaded weight vest is going to cost a small fortune. So, I wanted to give some measurements (mine) that might help someone out there. It’s a great vest when I use smaller weights in it (eg 15# I can wear for 30 minutes or more). Additionally, if one is doing horizontal exercises, such as push ups, the pain is minimal as the weight is now through one’s back.

  3. Charles Clark

    Five Stars
    It seems to work fine. Narrow straps and ability to adjust weight is great

  4. Amazon Customer

    Five Stars
    Love the product it’s very durable

  5. Amazon Customer

    Five Stars
    Love this vest! I love running in it.

  6. Amazon Customer

    Five Stars
    The quality is amazing, being able to keep as much weight as you want is awesome.

  7. Heather Morgan

    Good investment
    Husband really enjoys his runs with this weighted vest.. its heavy

  8. robj462

    Easy to put on
    This vest is extremely well made and you can see how it will last a while. Easy to put on, fasten and to subtract weights from. One thing that’s a little weird; when you get it, it looks like the logo is screwed up or damaged, like maybe the vest is a return or something. But when you take a closer look on the company web site, you see that it’s intentional. Also, when you fasten it snugly, it does restrict your breathing slightly. I would recommend for someone who is new to weight vests to start out with 10 or 15 lbs and build from there. 40lbs is too jarring to your body initially.High quality product.

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