40 lb. V-FORCE® Short Weight Vest

V-FORCE®  weighted vests are military tough, built many colors including camouflage,  with the highest quality military materials. Extra reinforcement and wider 2″ belts.

Key Features

  • Comfortable, narrow 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 metal weights in 2.5 lb. increments included
  • Easy-adjust 2″ legacy belt system included
  • Made in the USA
  • Includes a Lifetime Warranty

 

Specs

  • Top-of-the-line military grade materials
  • 2.5 metal weights (included)
  • Equal weight distribution (same front and back)
  • 40 lbs weight included
  • 11″W x 11″L x 2.5″D
  • 2″ Hook-n-Loop fasteners
  • Military grade webbings
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in USA
  • Arrives in 1 package

Evenly distributed weight in the front and back. Each weight is a solid 2.5 lb.  rounded metal bar. Easily remove weights by lifting the flaps and sliding them out of their pocket. The 40 lb. short vest is about 9″ wide.

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.

Made in the U.S.A, solid metal weights included.

Constructed with superior materials for long-lasting durability and satisfaction.
2 inch V-FORCE® belt included
Hand-washable, durable liner. Designed to last years.

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. V-Max™ comes with narrow or wide shoulders; you choose the width you want. Narrow shoulders are best for activities like these: pull-ups, climbing, CrossFit exercises, dragging, chopping, bear crawls.

Wide shoulders are best for activities like: walking, running, squats, lunges, biking, etc.

Weight42 lbs
Dimensions14 × 12 × 4 in
Color

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

Shoulder Width

Narrow 3.25" Shoulders, Wide 4.25" Shoulders

23 reviews for 40 LB V-FORCE® Short Weight Vest

  1. srankin09 (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing product, very pleased with this new weight vest. I have bought many weighted vest throughout the years this one is definitely pushing me to the limits i needed. money well spent. Thank you !

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  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.

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  3. Charles Clark

    Five Stars

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

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  4. Amazon Customer

    Five Stars

    Love the product it’s very durable

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  5. Amazon Customer

    Five Stars

    Love this vest! I love running in it.

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  6. Amazon Customer

    Five Stars

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

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  7. Heather Morgan

    Good investment

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

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  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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  9. Allan J Garcia

    Five Stars

    Excellent product

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  10. John

    Great Product

    The V-Force vest is excellent. I have worn it to do enhance body weight resistance exercises as well as to go running. It fits snug and does not bounch around causing any additional stress on the shoulders. It does not rub or iritate the skin either. Outstanding product.

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  11. Deep Singh

    Much better than a ruck.

    Great vest, nice not having to carry a ruck anymore.

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  12. Ronn

    Five Stars

    fits perfect and is very comfortable, weight is even on both sides. perfect for walking sprints and climbing. I wear during my work out and it makes me sweat a lot of water weight also.

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  13. Richard Passmore

    Very good vest

    I got this so I can start training for a really big hike I want to do this summer. The 16 individual weights are 2.5 pounds each and go in and out of the holders fairly easily. The one complaint I have is the strap to hold it on… It’s bulky and, kind of hard to deal with by yourself. I found the instructions to be rather terse and not very helpful – however, I think I found something that’ll work.

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  14. Jake Thomas

    ... first review I've written on Amazon but I feel like this product deserves it

    So this is the first review I’ve written on Amazon but I feel like this product deserves it. This thing is solid as a rock, everything about it is perfect… It’s comfortable and adjustable to fit just about anyone, the weights are 2.5lb “stones” that can be inserted/removed with ease (this is a huge benefit because some other weight vests use bags of sand or iron ore so if the bag breaks, you have a huge mess on your hands), and it just looks cooler than most weight vests I’ve seen. The best part about it is definitely the comfortability. I got the narrow shoulder version because I wanted to use it for pull-ups and it doesn’t get in the way of my movements at all (granted I have somewhat broad shoulders). I would recommend this to anyone who thinks bodyweight exercises have just gotten too easy for them. You won’t regret it!

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  15. Robert Sun

    Awesome addition for my workout!

    This weight vest has taken my workouts to another level! I mean, I could probably up the difficulty of my calisthenics workouts with changes in body positioning… but I’m too lazy to research that right now and this weight vest just lets me do a lot of the same movements but with added difficulty! 🙂 I’ll transition to more difficulty movements eventually, but I feel like the weight vest is a quick “easy” way to add to the progression. The vest itself is super easy to configure and very sturdy. I definitely feel this will last me a very long time.

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  16. Nikki Soule

    Better than I expected!

    High quality. Easy to fit to body. Super Happy with this purchase.

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  17. Allan J Garcia

    Five Stars

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  18. John

    Great Product

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  19. Deep Singh

    Much better than a ruck.

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  20. Ronn

    Five Stars

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  21. Richard Passmore

    Very good vest

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  22. Jake Thomas

    … first review I’ve written on Amazon but I feel like this product deserves it

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  23. Robert Sun

    Awesome addition for my workout!

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