The New Long Field Training Vest™ (FTV 20/40) was first designed by IRONWEAR® for obstacle courses and field training.
The New Field Training Vest™ is designed for use in obstacle courses. The smooth front design is ideal for climbing over, crawling on the ground, hanging, and jumping. It has been used for police, fire department and military testing and training of personnel and has undergone over years of intense field use.
IRONWEAR® originally designed the Field Training Vest for the NYPD to test applicants and train cadets. Ironwear has been suppling weighted vests to the NYPD for over 10 years, the NYPD uses over 50 Field Training Vests a day to strengthen, train, and test officers.
The New Field Training Vest™ is designed with a completely smooth front for crawling on the ground, climbing with ropes or on walls and over and under obstacles. The heavily padded ballistic nylon surface on the front of the vest is durable and slides easily over obstacles. All the sides of the New Field Training Vest are bound with soft fabric for extra comfort and double stitched for added strength.
The New Field Training Vest™ adjusts to a wide variety of adult shapes and sizes with seperate chest and waist belts. All the adjustment are in the back of the vest and second person is recommended to help secure the vest on the trainee.
The New Field Training Vest™ incorporates all the latest patented Ironwear features: Ultra thin Contour-fit™ design, soft Flex-metal™ weights, Stretch-fit™ inner pockets and the Double-lock™ securing system which keeps the sides of the vests from moving during rigorous training.
The New Field Training Vest™ Contour-fit™ is ultra thin and snug so that the vest will not interfere with any movement of the body. The design incorporates stretch padding everywhere for maximum flexibility, support and comfort. Contour-fit™ system softly conforms to the contours of the user’s torso to uniformly support the weight.
The New Field Training Vest™ uses IRONWEAR®'s Flex-metal® weights are the safest, most comfortable and durable weights made. The weights are thin and flexible and contour to the shape of the wearer. The weights act as padding in case of a fall. The weights are interchangeable and can be use in a variety of other IRONWEAR® products.
The New Field Training Vest™ incorporates Ironwear®'s Stretch-fit™ inner pockets hold the weights securely on all sided and keep them from shifting. The pockets are evenly distributed on the inside of the vest. The inner pocket design makes in impossible for the weights to come loose while you exercise. Stretch-fit™ pockets are thin and flexible and provide extra padding on the inside of the vest. The special weight pocket system distributes the weight uniformly over the torso and allows the soft weights to bend and flex with your movements. Because no hardware or Velcro is used to hold the weights in place, the vest is safer, longer lasting, thinner and more flexible. The Field Training Vest is extremely comfortable because of the combination of outer padding, flexible weight, and inner padding. The inner pockets allow the vest to be smooth and uniform in thickness. Each inner pocket is designed to hold one or two 1/2 pound Flex-metal® weights.
The New Field Training Vest™ has Ironwear's unique Double-lock™ securing system and side locks that allow the vest to adjust to fit a wide range of torso sizes while the side lock prevents the vest from shifting under the belts during rigorous exercise. The unique adjustment system allows the vest to expand with the movement of the chest. The system adjust form under 26 to chest and waist sizes over 54 inches,
The New Field Training Vest™ has an extra large open neck and extra thick padded shoulders help to support the weight and reduce the strain on the neck. All the inner and outer surfaces of the vest are padded for maximum comfort and safety.
The New Field Training Vest™ is also easy to care for. The outer shell can easily be wiped clean or machine washed following the washing instructions. Simply remove the weights and secure all the hook and loop fasteners, then wash the shell alone with the machine capacity setting at large along with your normal detergent. After washing, let the shell air dry, do not run through the drier. The shell will dry quickly and then the weights can be reinserted.
The New Field Training Vest™ has 38 weight pockets which into which one or two ½ pound soft Flex-metal® weights can be inserted. The shell itself weights about two pounds, so that together the weight when fully loaded is over 40 pounds.
The New Field Training Vest™ is a professional tool and should be used under professional supervision.
The New Field Training Vest™ (FTV20/40) is supplied at 20 pounds with a single layer of Flex-metal™ weights, but can be adjusted from 2 pounds up to about 40 pounds by adding additional ½ pound Flex-metal™ weights.