The 45 lb. V-MAX™ short vest has been used worldwide by wildland firefighters for training and testing for over 20 years.  V-MAX™ 45 lb. short vest is ideal for higher intensity workouts. The 45 lb. short vest is balanced front and back, it has removable weights which makes the process of gradual intensity resistance easy.  The 45 lb. V-MAX™ weight vests make workouts more effective with small 2.5 lb. metal weights that are distributed in 9 individual pockets on the front and 9 pockets on the back. It features heavy industrial fabrics and webbings which are super reinforced to give you confidence it will last years with trouble-free performance. Available with either Narrow or Wide shoulders, see options.  Made in the USA.

Key Features:

  • Comfortable, compact design
  • Padded body  and Shoulders
  • Hand washable Liner
  • Durable moisture-resistant materials
  • Will never stretch or sag
  • Weights and Belts are removable
  • One size fits all
  • 45 pounds of metal weights in 2.5 lb. increments (included)
  • EZ-Adjust 1.5″ legacy belt system (included)
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Warranty

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 45 lb. short vest is generally used as a firefighter’s training and testing vest and is used by athletes for a more narrow feeling at the upper chest where there is 4 weights wide as opposed to the 50 lb. which is 5 weights wide.

The width of a 45 lb. vest at the upper pocket is approximately 9 inches.

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.

Top quality workmanship and materials.
1.5 inch V-Max™  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.

ADD-ONS

Add a Hydration Pack to your order.

Add a Running Pad  to your order.

Weight47 lbs
Dimensions14 × 12 × 4 in
Color

Black, Bordeaux, Coal, Coyote Tan, Desert Marshall, Mariner, Marshall, Multi-Cam, Old Navy, Orange, Red, Royal, Steel, Sunshine, Uni Cam, Woodland

Shoulder Width

Narrow 3.25" Shoulders, Wide 4.25" Shoulders

10 reviews for 45 LB V-MAX™ Short Weight Vest

  1. Amazon Customer

    Five Stars

    I feel like a beast when I work out with this thing!!

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  2. M. Hutchinson

    I WAS SENT FROM A PLACE NOT FROM HERE AND ...

    I WAS SENT FROM A PLACE NOT FROM HERE AND I CAME HERE FOR ONE REASON: TO ATTACK AND KEEP COMIN’. NOT TO ASK, BUT JUST TO GIVE. NOT TO WANT, BUT JUST TO SEND. THE FAMILY THAT I LIVE FOR ONLY BREATHES THE AIR THAT SMELLS OF COMBAT! IF YOU WANT THE POWER OF THE WARRIOR THEN YOU NEED TO BUY THIS VEST! LOAD UP THE SPACESHIP WITH THE ROCKET FUEL! DIG YOUR CLAWS INTO MY ORGANS! STRETCH INTO MY TENDONS! BURY YOUR ANCHORS INTO MY BONES FOR THE POWER OF THE WARRIOR WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL!

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  3. Jason Taylor

    Great Vest !

    This vest is well made and I highly recommend it.

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  4. JeffreyCarlson

    Weight vest for exercise to increase heart rate

    The vest fits well and seems built to last. I use it for walking to increase my heart rate while not hurting my knees like running would.

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  5. Jeremy Pollard

    This vest is amazing; I just received it in the mail and ...

    This vest is amazing; I just received it in the mail and I already love it. The weight is distributed properly to limit stress on the back, knees, and shoulders! Even though it says shipping will take 2-3 weeks, I received mine 2 weeks early!! Only took 8 days to get here and I am impressed with the quality of this vest. Nobody can beat American Made products in my book. This is just another reason why I love my country!

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  6. Daniel Warner

    Amazing quality

    Amazing quality, but so heavy. Great for push ups or pull ups and you can even run in it if you secure it tightly enough. I would still recommend the 45lb version since the weights are so easy to remove.

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  7. Hayden Head

    Great TRX aid

    I enjoy working out with the TRX because I can do so outside and because at 56 using my own body weight makes good sense. However, I was forced to up my reps to get a decent work out, and at a certain point, I didn’t think I was realizing the benefits I wanted, ergo, my interest in a weight vest. And in fact the V-Force has considerably improved my use of the TRX. So if you’re a TRXer, you need to get one!I priced several weight vests, and though the V-Force was more expensive than the others, I was impressed by the reviews it received. So I paid the extra bucks, and I think that it’s worth the price.

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  8. GJM

    V Force came through

    Wow, I have used it only for a week, ran with it, did pull ups, push ups, dips, squat jumps, I’m only 155lbs used only 20-25 lbs for the above exercises, and was sweating faster and doing half the reps I felt I got a great workout , on top of a very nice vest that is put together and made very well.Super fast shipping for such a heavy product as well.

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  9. Please note to all international customers THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT WORK OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES

    Worth the money versatile piece of equipment

    I currently workout at home and mostly use bodyweight training. I felt it was time to add some weight and after about a month of searching decided on this. This vest can be incorporated in to most of my workouts and i have already started to see gains, both in terms of strength and size. It is also more comfortable than I thought since I have seen reviews of other with this complaint. It is costly but if you need a good piece of home workout equipment it is highly recommended.

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  10. Carlos David

    Narrow fit

    Im 5’9 140lbs lean. Only complaint is i get some minor chaffing on my lateral pecs when doing pullups. Cant imagine if i didn’t get the narrow vest.

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