There are a lot of weighted vests out there. There are not a lot of weighted vests engineered specifically for women. Hyperwear designed the Hyper Vest Fit with the female body in mind, so unlike most other weighted vests, the Hyper Vest Fit does not have any weight in the chest area. All of the weight is contained to the midsection of the vest — the stomach and back areas — to prevent compression and discomfort in the chest.
The Hyper Vest Fit is adjustable and holds a maximum of 10 pounds. The removable weights are made of steel shot (small balls of steel) encased in thick, durable plastic. To adjust the weight, add or remove the weights to the individual sleeves in the vest. Each weight weighs half a pound. It can be a little tricky to get the weights in at first, so have some patience.
The vest is made of Cordura fabric, a durable nylon blend. It zips up the middle and has elastic side lacing for a custom fit. Hyperwear provides a size chart to help you select the right size for you; our product tester recommends considering sizing down, as she ordered a medium based on the size chart but was left with a lot of excess elastic after tightening the vest.