Guys and gals are decidedly different — especially when it comes to upper-body physiology. So when buying gear like a weighted vest to increase your workout intensity, proper fit can make or break your exercise experience. Here are our top five picks for weighted vests designed especially for women.
1. Bionic Body Adjustable Weighted Vest
This product, designed by fitness expert and celebrity trainer Kim Lyons, is form-fitting — contoured for a woman’s body — secure and comfortable. It’s made with a pliable metal compound that’s comfortable and hassle-free, and it comes with easily removable weights to customize your workout intensity. Available in one size.
2. Hyperwear Hyper Vest Fit
The Hyper Vest Fit is ideal for light training such as walking, jogging and functional fitness. The vest has thin half-pound weights so you can gradually increase resistance and intensity over time, and the stretch fabric holds weights in place without bounce. The side lacing offers even more ways to customize your fit while also providing ventilation. Available in three sizes.
3. Challenge Weighted Workoutwear
These weighted vests don’t look like any other product on the market. Made with an inner-weight construction, the exterior is sleek and fashionable with a zip front for accessibility. The functionality and fashion of these vests are made possible by the thin, flexible weights with free-floating suspended metallic-ball construction. Available in four sizes.
4. MiR Women’s Weighted Vest
This vest offers the largest weight range on the list, with up to 50 pounds of added resistance. The weighted bricks can easily be removed in three-pound increments, and the design of the vest is secure and snug, with an adjustable velcro belt. Available in one size.
5. Aduro Sport Weighted Vest
This vest comes in seven weighted options, ranging from 4 to 30 pounds. The design evenly distributes the weight across your body, and the neoprene material is comfortable and breathable. It comes with two adjustable buckles, which help prevent movement during activity, and a mesh pocket in the back. Available in one size.