Features & Benefits
If you’re a woman with a busy lifestyle who wants better results from your workout time, join the revolution wearing weighted workoutwear. Compare the exterior appearance, the fit, material comfort, thinness of the weight source, flexibility and unique construction with other vests. We think the choice is clear. Challenge Weighted Workoutwear gives you the perfect blend of exterior choices, performance enhancement, comfort and style!
Our outer fabric color and design choices let you look great while getting more from your workout. Challenge Weighted Workoutwear is the trendsetter for a winning combination of appearance and performance.
Each vest has three different fabrics and is specially cut to fit snugly and support the chosen weight load. The unique fit means you don’t have to compromise your form or technique and is just another reason that Challenge Weighted Workoutwear is an industry leader.
Each Weight Thin is made from a patent pending composition with more than 700 ball bearings embedded in an elastomer substrate that is flexible enough to conform to the body and thin enough not to become a hindrance while exercising. In fact, the inner pockets that house the quarter-pound weight wafers bear no resemblance to the bulky, bumpy, exterior weight enclosures on traditional weight vests. Weight Thins are strategically placed for even weight distribution and allow the user to wear from zero up to four pounds. (Additional weights can be purchased which will double the weight in the inner enclosures to a total of eight pounds.)
The fabric is made for more than just good looks. It’s strong enough to hold the weight and made to stretch where you need to stretch as it contours to the body. Mesh back panel gives more comfort and breathability. The inner waist band helps provide the best fit and the full frontal zipper lets you get in and out of your vest quickly and easily. Durability, good looks and comfort are built into every vest.
“I use my vest during my kickboxing classes and when I watch my Zumba tapes. I even wear it when I go for a walk because I know I’m burning more calories.” —Glenda M.
“My kickboxing workouts were great, but I felt as though I’d hit a plateau. Now I have to work a little harder and I can really feel that.” —Helen J.
“When I go to my aerobic classes. I can change my weight load based on how I’m feeling. I like the inner pockets because they keep the weights fitting snugly when I move around." —Laura M.
“I run with my vest twice a week. I don’t always use the same amount of weight. It depends on how far I’m running. Now on the days I don’t use it, I feel younger.” —Becky W.
“People keep asking me about my vest. They don’t even realize what it is. They just think it looks cool." —Nancy A.
“This vest is so streamlined compared to the ones I thought about getting. Plus they were all black and were too bumpy.” —Linda T.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I exercise with more weight?
INCREASES STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE
SERVES AS A TOOL FOR VARIATION
What and where is the weight in the Challenge vest?
One of the many unique differences in this vest is the inner-weight design. This is made possible by our patent-pending Weight Thins that are both soft and flexible with each quarter-pound weight carrying over 700 tiny ball bearings embedded in a thermal plastic elastomer substrate. That's why Challenge is the only vest that can offer you full-length exterior design options. To put the weights into the interior enclosures, just push them in and they are secured in place. The soft weight is snug but you won’t feel the press of metal or the shifting of weight inherent with some exterior weight-bearing vests. Challenge Weighted Workoutwear vests balance the weight on the front and back and are strategically placed for the female body, so you can concentrate on getting more from the workout instead of on discomfort.
How much weight should be in the vest?
That’s totally up to you based upon what you are doing, your fitness level and how much weight you feel comfortable with. Each vest comes with 16 Weight Thins, which total 4 pounds, one for each enclosure. For those who want to add more weight, additional weights can be purchased since each enclosure can carry two Weight Thins. With repetitive movement workouts such as aerobics, kickboxing, walking and running, we don’t recommend the use of additional weight in the vest unless your body type and fitness level make that practice viable. Varying the weight total based upon how you feel on any given day, what activity you are going to do and your fitness level is advisable.
Is there a warranty?
We warranty our products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for 6 months from date of purchase. Your exclusive remedy under this warranty is that we will repair or replace without charge if you return it to us, shipping prepaid by you. Contact us for a return authorization number and instructions.
Should I wash the vest with the weights in it?
No. It’s best to remove the weights. Machine wash in cool water, no bleach, slow spin, separate darks from lights. Do not wring. Lay flat to dry. Option: Soak in sink with water and delicate fabric wash, for example (Woolite), then rinse and lay flat to dry.
Is there a return or exchange policy?
Challenge Weighted Workoutwear offers a 30-day return policy for purchases made from and shipped in the USA. For size exchanges, take the weights out and ship only the vest itself. Just tell us the size preferred. Shipping to us is at customer expense. For returns, include proof of purchase along with vest and all 16 weights. A refund will be processed to the credit card number you provided. Pick up a free 9.5” x 12.5” priority mail padded envelope from the post office, fold the vest carefully, and insert with receipt or proof of purchase.
What about initial shipping charges?
Shipping is free.
How long will it take to ship my order?
We usually ship within two business days. If we are temporarily out of stock on a particular style/size, you will be notified as to the delivery time.
Why are weight vests often helpful with osteoporosis?
Please read the blog on page one entitled "Better Bones". We have received hundreds of orders for those seeking to increase mineral bone density.