Cart: 0 item - $0.00

Best Weight Vest Running

September 13th, 2012

Best Weight Vest Running Must be Thin and Light

Cover the Distance

What are the best weight vests for running? In some of our more recent blog posts, we introduced the Hyper Vest FIT and SXY weight vests to the world. We demonstrated how they can be used effectively in interval training, but we also realize there are more athletes that can benefit from wearing a weighted vest. So all you runners out there, this one’s for you – the best weight vest running.

It may sound counterintuitive for running but more and more marathon runners, Olympic athletes, collegiate track stars, and recreational runners are finding the benefits of weight vest training. Adding weight during training can shed minutes off of your time, a great advantage for those who run competitively. Your body learns to run at what is your “normal” pace with the added weight, and once the weight is off  (during the competition), you are able to move swiftly and at a faster pace.

The European Journal of Applied Physiology found that athletes who wore a weight vest equivalent to 10% of their body weight for four weeks during training improved their oxygen consumption levels and increased their lactate threshold. In laymen’s terms: they could run further distances and over longer duration without tiring.

Marathon runners understand the importance of this for peak race-day performance.

Not a traditional “race runner”? Do you run for the sake of staying healthy and fit? Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten you. Wearing a weight vest forces your body to work harder to move. The end result is burning more calories and thus melting away fat, another reason to use the best weight vest running.

Luckily, you don’t have to BE a marathon runner to look like one. We’ve got you covered.

Our new Hyper Vest FIT and SXY are a prime examples of products that listened to what runners  need in a weight vest. We understand the demand running has on the body and the pressure it puts on your joints. Wearing a 20+ lb. weight vest is not conducive for long distance running, as it induces damage to the body. That’s where the FIT and SXY vests come in.

Celebrity trainers, like Tanja Djelevic on the Biggest Loser, are seeing the benefits of getting their clients into this game-changing weighted vest.

So check out the best weight vest running. Hyperwear offers a 30 day satisfaction policy so you can return it for a full refund for any reason. Keep it and be secure in knowing you have a one year warranty. Hyper Vest FIT and SXY training will get you moving faster and more efficiently. Unsure of how to start a weight vest training program? See below for an example of how to get started!

best weight vest for running

Hyper Vest weight vests for running

Weight Vest Running Training Tips

Monday: Cross Training Day


  • Beginners: Two miles with a FIT and SXY weight vest. Focus on making it  the 2 miles, and don’t worry about the time.
  • More Advanced: Four miles with a FIT and SXY weight vest. Focus on making it through the 4 miles, and don’t worry about the time.

Wednesday: Hot yoga in the FIT and SXY… trust us, you will love it!


  • Beginner: 10 minutes for warm up walk/jog + 2 mile run + 10 minutes for cool down walk/jog. Don’t forget the weight vest at home!
  • More Advanced: HILLS. Four miles of them. Shoot for some short and some long hills to challenge your legs. Don’t forget the weight vest at home!


  • Beginner: Cross Training Day
  • More Advanced: Easy 4 mile jog or equivalent time swimming/biking. Feel free to cross train if your body is telling you to do so. Your choice.


  • Beginner: Two miles in the FIT and SXY weight vest
  • More Advanced: Four miles in the FIT and SXY weight vest


  • Beginner: Four miles. Long, slow steady pace. And yes, the weight vest will be with you ever stride along the way!
  • More Advanced: Seven/eight miles. Long, slow steady pace. With the weight vest of course…

Recent Posts

CG Trainer Marion Jones
CG Games Competition: Figuring Out the Game Plan
Sep 20, 2017


CG Games SandBell Toss
Tips to Master CG Games Competition: Prelims
Aug 10, 2017


Exercise Improves Brain Function
Your Brain On Exercise: 5 Mental Benefits of Working Out
Jun 23, 2017


Featured Products