Fit For Life

Today’s Grommet puts the “fit” in fitness. Hyper Wear’s weighted vest is a slim garment that’s loaded with tiny weights to challenge your muscles as you walk, run, train or engage in any type of physical activity. By adding weight to your core, you can intensify your workout, increase your cardiovascular endurance and help you reach your fitness goals. What makes the Hyper Vest PRO so appealing is how easy it is to wear. It’s not bulky, it doesn’t ride up when you’re training hard, and it doesn’t impede movement. Adjustable side cords let you get a snug, comfortable fit, and you can shift the distribution of weights to tailor the fit even more. Cosmo Raines first developed the Hyper Vest because he wanted to improve his basketball game, but all the weighted performance vests he tried were too bouncy and uncomfortable. Cosmo teamed with his Hyper Wear co-founder, Dirk Buikema, to refine the design. Their next challenge? Developing a flexible alternative to traditional hand weights. The idea for the Hyper Wear SandBells came from one of the LA Galaxy’s strength coaches, who wanted a safer way for his daughters to work out with weights. SandBells are sand-filled neoprene disks that you can grab, clutch, toss, curl, balance, slide… you name it. Not every workout has to be scripted. Hyper Wear makes it easy to explore new fitness techniques, change up your workout routine, and build muscles while you’re going about your day.

Hyper Wear

Weighted Vest and SandBells

Fit For Life

Today’s Grommet puts the “fit” in fitness. Hyper Wear’s weighted vest is a slim garment that’s loaded with tiny weights to challenge your muscles as you walk, run, train or engage in any type of physical activity. By adding weight to your core, you can intensify your workout, increase your cardiovascular endurance and help you reach your fitness goals. What makes the Hyper Vest PRO so appealing is how easy it is to wear. It’s not bulky, it doesn’t ride up when you’re training hard, and it doesn’t impede movement. Adjustable side cords let you get a snug, comfortable fit, and you can shift the distribution of weights to tailor the fit even more. Cosmo Raines first developed the Hyper Vest because he wanted to improve his basketball game, but all the weighted performance vests he tried were too bouncy and uncomfortable. Cosmo teamed with his Hyper Wear co-founder, Dirk Buikema, to refine the design. Their next challenge? Developing a flexible alternative to traditional hand weights. The idea for the Hyper Wear SandBells came from one of the LA Galaxy’s strength coaches, who wanted a safer way for his daughters to work out with weights. SandBells are sand-filled neoprene disks that you can grab, clutch, toss, curl, balance, slide… you name it. Not every workout has to be scripted. Hyper Wear makes it easy to explore new fitness techniques, change up your workout routine, and build muscles while you’re going about your day.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Cosmo
    Cosmo

    Hey there, Grommeteers! My name is Cosmo, and I enjoy inventing thoughtfully designed products with the end consumer’s needs in mind. I founded Hyper Wear with a desire to help people live stronger, more robust lives by conceiving smart, simple and effective fitness gear.

    Twenty years ago, I was a skinny basketball player who really wanted to dunk a basketball. After using the unwieldy and bulky weighted vests available at the time, I was finally able to dunk. However, I was left with chafing, bruising and pain because of the terrible design of the vest. So, I conjured up a thin, conforming, comfortable weighted vest which became the highly acclaimed Hyper Vest PRO. It is so exciting to see such a diverse population using the Hyper Vest PRO for various reasons - like sports, running, walking, osteoporosis, boot camps, aerobics, CrossFit, weight loss, autism, etc.

    One of my most recent design innovations, which is taking the fitness industry by storm, is the SandBell. They are perfect for any athletic, rehab, fitness, or weight loss program because they are safe, durable, effective – and fun!

    I have designed Hyperwear products to be simple and powerful. Incorporate them into your existing routine (or try something new) to tone and strength muscle, ratchet up your endurance level, and dissolve excess weight. I’m here to answer any questions you may have about Hyper Wear’s Simple. Powerful. Gear.

  • Chris
    Chris
    2/24/2012 1:19 PM

    Hey Cosmo!

    Interesting products. I have a question on the vest: The description says the large vest's capacity is 17 pounds with one weight per pocket, or 34 pounds with two weights per pocket. It also says each vest comes pre-loaded with 10 pounds. If I wanted to load one up, where would I get the additional weights? (I don't see any on the product/price list.)

    ...Chris

  • June
    June
    2/24/2012 2:06 PM

    @Chris:

    You can get the Booster Weights from HyperWear.com - I just got my extra weights today and already have them in my vest. The set has 5 pounds of weights, but I only added about 3 pounds. I thought it would be better to increase the weight slowly since I just started using the vest. If you have long nails, getting the weights in is a little tricky. :)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/24/2012 2:39 PM

    @June: We have the extra weights right here. You are right to add them slowly, see the advice I posted below for Hyper Wear's recommendation. Enjoy your new vest!

  • Michael
    Michael
    2/24/2012 1:20 PM

    Can I purchase additional weights to put in the vest?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/24/2012 1:30 PM

    Hi Chris and Michael,

    We are adding the additional weights for sale here. Enjoy taking your workout to a new level!

    The guys at Hyper Wear say this about how much weight is right for you:

    "Usually we recommend keeping it at or under 10% of your body weight. The 10 lbs it comes pre-loaded with is a great starting point, after that we recommend adding weight evenly throughout the vest using the empty pockets working from the centerline out. For osteo patients and folks who will be wearing the vest for long periods of time we recommend keeping it at around 5%. "

  • Linda
    Linda
    2/24/2012 2:40 PM

    I'm super excited about this vest. I'm a serious weightlifter and have been searching for a weighted vest for quite some time now. The problem is I'm a petite female and most of the vests out there are really for men (even the ones that supposedly will fit women). I have a question though. How many 5lb weights come in the Booster box? How much room is there in the vest to add extra weight? Thanks, great product!

    Linda

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/24/2012 3:04 PM

    @Linda: We're glad this is just what you are looking for! The booster is an additional 5 lbs of weights. The small size will accomodate up to 23 pounds of weight. The medium will hold up to 26 pounds but may be too large for you. There is a chart on the details tab below the video that can tell you which size is best for you.

  • Cosmo
    Cosmo – Special Guest
    2/24/2012 4:14 PM

    @Linda: Howdy Linda! The Hyper Vest is the only vest that fits the female physique beautifully. Monica Brant uses the vest for strength training and cardio and loves it. Send a picture to Daily Grommet as soon as you get your vest and show us all how it fits.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/11/2012 5:30 PM

    Congratulations to the Hyper Wear team for having their Sandbell product featured on the Dr. Oz show. Here is a link to the clip for those who missed it. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/weight-loss-products-work

  •  Linda M
    Linda M
    8/2/2012 12:18 PM

    Will the sandbells work just as well only partially filled? I was considering getting a pair of 20-lb sandbells and only partially filling them, then slowly working up to the 20-lb capacity rather than buying several sets of varying weights. Or will they flop around and not perform as intended if they are not filled to capacity? Thank! Linda

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    8/2/2012 1:36 PM

    @ Linda M: The Hyper Wear Team has this to share: The 20-lb sandbell has a 14 inch diameter, so you want to fill it close to capacity with the sand to get a good grip and have enough sand since the active, shifting movement of the sand challenges stabilizing muscles in your core and pushing your stamina.

    Depending what your workout is, the 20 lb can be pretty heavy. You may want to consider a 8 or 10 lb sandbells.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Hyper Wear

Weighted Vest and SandBells

Fit For Life

Today’s Grommet puts the “fit” in fitness. Hyper Wear’s weighted vest is a slim garment that’s loaded with tiny weights to challenge your muscles as you walk, run, train or engage in any type of physical activity. By adding weight to your core, you can intensify your workout, increase your cardiovascular endurance and help you reach your fitness goals.

What makes the Hyper Vest PRO so appealing is how easy it is to wear. It’s not bulky, it doesn’t ride up when you’re training hard, and it doesn’t impede movement.
Adjustable side cords let you get a snug, comfortable fit, and you can shift the distribution of weights to tailor the fit even more.

Cosmo Raines first developed the Hyper Vest because he wanted to improve his basketball game, but all the weighted performance vests he tried were too bouncy and uncomfortable. Cosmo teamed with his Hyper Wear co-founder, Dirk Buikema, to refine the design.

Their next challenge? Developing a flexible alternative to traditional hand weights. The idea for the Hyper Wear SandBells came from one of the LA Galaxy’s strength coaches, who wanted a safer way for his daughters to work out with weights. SandBells are sand-filled neoprene disks that you can grab, clutch, toss, curl, balance, slide… you name it.

Not every workout has to be scripted. Hyper Wear makes it easy to explore new fitness techniques, change up your workout routine, and build muscles while you’re going about your day.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Cosmo
    Cosmo

    Hey there, Grommeteers! My name is Cosmo, and I enjoy inventing thoughtfully designed products with the end consumer’s needs in mind. I founded Hyper Wear with a desire to help people live stronger, more robust lives by conceiving smart, simple and effective fitness gear.

    Twenty years ago, I was a skinny basketball player who really wanted to dunk a basketball. After using the unwieldy and bulky weighted vests available at the time, I was finally able to dunk. However, I was left with chafing, bruising and pain because of the terrible design of the vest. So, I conjured up a thin, conforming, comfortable weighted vest which became the highly acclaimed Hyper Vest PRO. It is so exciting to see such a diverse population using the Hyper Vest PRO for various reasons - like sports, running, walking, osteoporosis, boot camps, aerobics, CrossFit, weight loss, autism, etc.

    One of my most recent design innovations, which is taking the fitness industry by storm, is the SandBell. They are perfect for any athletic, rehab, fitness, or weight loss program because they are safe, durable, effective – and fun!

    I have designed Hyperwear products to be simple and powerful. Incorporate them into your existing routine (or try something new) to tone and strength muscle, ratchet up your endurance level, and dissolve excess weight. I’m here to answer any questions you may have about Hyper Wear’s Simple. Powerful. Gear.

  • Chris
    Chris
    2/24/2012 1:19 PM

    Hey Cosmo!

    Interesting products. I have a question on the vest: The description says the large vest's capacity is 17 pounds with one weight per pocket, or 34 pounds with two weights per pocket. It also says each vest comes pre-loaded with 10 pounds. If I wanted to load one up, where would I get the additional weights? (I don't see any on the product/price list.)

    ...Chris

  • June
    June
    2/24/2012 2:06 PM

    @Chris:

    You can get the Booster Weights from HyperWear.com - I just got my extra weights today and already have them in my vest. The set has 5 pounds of weights, but I only added about 3 pounds. I thought it would be better to increase the weight slowly since I just started using the vest. If you have long nails, getting the weights in is a little tricky. :)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/24/2012 2:39 PM

    @June: We have the extra weights right here. You are right to add them slowly, see the advice I posted below for Hyper Wear's recommendation. Enjoy your new vest!

  • Michael
    Michael
    2/24/2012 1:20 PM

    Can I purchase additional weights to put in the vest?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/24/2012 1:30 PM

    Hi Chris and Michael,

    We are adding the additional weights for sale here. Enjoy taking your workout to a new level!

    The guys at Hyper Wear say this about how much weight is right for you:

    "Usually we recommend keeping it at or under 10% of your body weight. The 10 lbs it comes pre-loaded with is a great starting point, after that we recommend adding weight evenly throughout the vest using the empty pockets working from the centerline out. For osteo patients and folks who will be wearing the vest for long periods of time we recommend keeping it at around 5%. "

  • Linda
    Linda
    2/24/2012 2:40 PM

    I'm super excited about this vest. I'm a serious weightlifter and have been searching for a weighted vest for quite some time now. The problem is I'm a petite female and most of the vests out there are really for men (even the ones that supposedly will fit women). I have a question though. How many 5lb weights come in the Booster box? How much room is there in the vest to add extra weight? Thanks, great product!

    Linda

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/24/2012 3:04 PM

    @Linda: We're glad this is just what you are looking for! The booster is an additional 5 lbs of weights. The small size will accomodate up to 23 pounds of weight. The medium will hold up to 26 pounds but may be too large for you. There is a chart on the details tab below the video that can tell you which size is best for you.

  • Cosmo
    Cosmo – Special Guest
    2/24/2012 4:14 PM

    @Linda: Howdy Linda! The Hyper Vest is the only vest that fits the female physique beautifully. Monica Brant uses the vest for strength training and cardio and loves it. Send a picture to Daily Grommet as soon as you get your vest and show us all how it fits.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/11/2012 5:30 PM

    Congratulations to the Hyper Wear team for having their Sandbell product featured on the Dr. Oz show. Here is a link to the clip for those who missed it. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/weight-loss-products-work

  •  Linda M
    Linda M
    8/2/2012 12:18 PM

    Will the sandbells work just as well only partially filled? I was considering getting a pair of 20-lb sandbells and only partially filling them, then slowly working up to the 20-lb capacity rather than buying several sets of varying weights. Or will they flop around and not perform as intended if they are not filled to capacity? Thank! Linda

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    8/2/2012 1:36 PM

    @ Linda M: The Hyper Wear Team has this to share: The 20-lb sandbell has a 14 inch diameter, so you want to fill it close to capacity with the sand to get a good grip and have enough sand since the active, shifting movement of the sand challenges stabilizing muscles in your core and pushing your stamina.

    Depending what your workout is, the 20 lb can be pretty heavy. You may want to consider a 8 or 10 lb sandbells.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.