Gaiam Walkvest Kit by Debbie Rocker, New Design

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Amp up your workout with the weighted resistance of the WalkVest workout kit. Invented by Debbie Rocker, former pro athlete and an originator of Spinning, the WalkVest increases the fat-burning, lean-muscle-building, and bone-strengthening effects of walking, running, and hiking. The vest is lightweight and breathable, with an adjustable cotton construction that safely holds from 2 to 16 pounds of added weight. As a result, you can burn fat and calories far faster and more efficiently than with standard walking workouts. The kit also includes Rocker's 30-minute workout DVD, a 20-minute audio CD, and eight 0.5-pound weights (4 pounds total). A favorite of top U.S. gyms, leading health professionals, celebrities, and pro athletes in the U.S. and beyond, the WalkVest comes in small, medium, and large sizes.

About Gaiam
Gaiam was created as a lifestyle company with the vision that, given a choice, people would choose a lifestyle that is healthy and life enhancing for themselves, their families and the Earth. The Gaiam lifestyle is a vote for individual health as well as the future sustainability of the Earth's resources. Gaiam strives to provide customers with alternatives to traditional products by offering natural, eco-friendly, or healthy versions that compare with the style, quality, and price of conventional products.

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  • Walking workout kit with adjustable, breathable cotton vest and weights
  • Helps burn fat and calories faster and more efficiently; great for indoor and outdoor use
  • Includes Debbie Rocker's complete WalkVest 30-minute workout DVD and audio CD; comes with 8 half-pound weights totaling 4 pounds; safely holds from 2 to 16 pounds
  • Small (30-36" chest; 4/8 dress size); Medium (34-40" chest; 8/10 dress size); Large (38-48" chest; 10/14 dress size)
  • Flat weights make it more comfortable; distributes weights evenly around the torso

Customer Reviews:

  • Walk Vest
    The Gaiam Walkvest Kit by Debbie Rocker, New Design is a great product! It fits good and is simplest and easiest exercise equipment I have ever used and it works! Whenever I wear my walkvest, I feel a noticable difference in my walk-out experience. I only wish I had discovered this little gem sooner! [...]...more info
  • Walk Vest works great
    I've had this Walk Vest for 1 month now and I can say that I really like it. I use it while working out on my treadmill and it has really added some nice intensity to my workout. I'm not sure I'm losing any more weight with it, but I can say I am sweating more! Things I don't necessarily like: the collar area seems to rub against my neck which tends to bug me while I am working out. Also, I want more weights to add and they seem to be out until the middle of June. I did buy a cheap ($1.25) 2.5 lb. circular weight at WalMart and put it in the MP3 player pocket on the back of the vest. That helped to add more weight, but since this pocket was not designed to hold weight, I suspect it will give way any day. All and all, a good purchase and I feel much lighter after my workouts!...more info
  • Gaiam Walkvest
    I like this item. It fits well and is easy to adjust. I wish it had more weights. There is room to put more but haven't been able to find them. I don't use the video, I just put it on when I am working or taking a walk. ...more info
  • Superb
    What an asset this has been to my workout. The added weight gives me greater resistance. I recommend the walkvest for anyone looking for a product that can be used at any level of weight loss....more info
  • Don't know it it's doing any good
    I've been wearing the Walkvest on my hourly walks since it arrived. I feel good about wearing it, fitness wise, but haven't seen any weight loss results....more info
  • Great idea, great product
    After working with a trainer who used this vest, I was immediately hooked and purchased one for myself. The new design is nice, a bit more fashionable and includes reflective strips, which I love as I do quite a bit of walking with my dog on a rural road with no sidewalks. I have since added additional weight by purchasing directly through the Walkvest company, which I feel has stepped up the workout. I have the XS/S size which fits me perfectly (I'm 5'6" and 115 lbs.) and I like to use the adjustable straps to make it as tight as possible to avoid any jarring or shifting.

    I'm more of a runner than a walker (it isn't recommended you wear this to run) so I primarily use the vest on my "rest" days or when I take the dog for a walk in the mornings. I even find myself strapping the vest on while doing chores around the house (vacuuming, dusting, etc.) for that 'extra burn' provided by the weight in the vest. I love the big top pocket on the back--it's perfect for keys or other small items and the best part? I can just throw in the washer when I'm all done!

    Only negative I have found: It's not the most comfortable to just wear just a tanktop or sports bra underneath, as the vest tends to rub against the sides of my neck while I walk. Wearing a t-shirt is a bit more comfortable....more info
  • Love the vest
    This is my second vest and I love it. I will never walk again without them. ...more info
  • Love it....
    As an over-45 gal fitness-minded gal, I bought the walk vest to ease into walking instead of running for a workout - (less stress on the joints) - and I must say I LOVE IT. I have been able to maintain my ideal weight by walking, whereas I used to have to run to get enough of an aerobic workout....more info
  • Love this vest!
    I absolutely love this well made product! I would recommend it to anyone wishing to add strength to your bones! It is great!...more info
  • excellent product
    This is an excellent product. I have enjoyed wearing it on my morning walks. ...more info
  • walkin lite
    I LOVE this vest. It is comfortable & light weight. This vest has changed my life. I have had it for four weeks and already see a difference. The instructions suggest starting out with 1lb. of weight. That was too much for my back, I started with 1/2lb. of weight and worked my up to 1lb. ...more info
  • walkvest
    I have increased the weight of my vest to 8lbs. It is one of the best pieces of exercise equipment I have ever used. You can feel the effects of the weights on your body. I have had it for about 2 weeks, and have lost 2 inches and 5 lbs. I started with the 4lb weights that come with the walkvest and have increased to the 8lbs, today. I suggest that if you are not used to exercise you start with the 2 lbs and work your way up.

    It's a lot easier then the 10lb free weights I am used to lifting. I use the dvd that comes with it and also wear it when I am walking outside or using my Gazelle air walker.

    It's a great way to use weights and fight the bone loss of aging. I am 57 yrs young....more info
  • Loved this christmas gift
    I got this as a gift from my husband and adult daughter (difinitely one of their better choices). It fits true to size and comfortable with a couple of thin shirts on. I'm 5ft 5 and have the size medium; I have no problem with the weigths rubbing me as others have noted in these reviews. I just wish it came with alittle more weights. I'll wait before ordering any more weights since shipping makes it alittle costly. I'm happy with this gift for sure. ...more info
  • Product needs work
    Delivery and service were great; however, the walking vest was bulky, even when tightening the straps. The weights were vertical and were uncomfortable for a 5'4" female--they didn't fit the curve of the back. Perhaps horizontal weights might work? Bottom line, I like the idea but the product needs some work for looks and comfort. Thanks...more info
  • Pockets to small for weights.
    The pockets were stiched up to high to hold some of the weights and I felt silly wereing it. so I retuned it....more info
  • Like it a lot
    I like this weight vest a lot. I'm up to 3 pounds and I can feel the difference in my workout when I don't wear it. I only had 2 issues with it. It runs large. I normally wear an XL in tops. I bought a Large and needed a Medium. It was lose when I got it but it still feels good as long as I am not running or jumping to much - then sometimes the weights bounce against my midriff. I've adjusted it as much as I can. The only other thing I thought it needed was pockets. It has one in the back but I want to reach my housekey without taking off the vest. Cell phone, ipod and/or house key pockets would be an improvement....more info
  • Gaiam Walkvest good for Walking only
    Good concept and comfortable fit, but the buckles on the vest becomes loose very easily, so if you plan on also jogging/running, it will not stay secure. Also, some of the pockets that holds the weights are not consistent in size; some were stitched unevenly and hence I could not insert the weights in some of the pockets. If you want extra weights as this kit only comes with 4 pounds, you can buy extra but they sell them in 5 pounds sets that cost $30! I wouldn't have bought them if I knew these weights are so expensive as I now need at least 10 additional pounds for a whopping $60! The material of the vest is also pretty thin, so I'm almost anticipating that with more use and more added weights, the stitching will likely come apart. ...more info
  • walkvest
    Gaiam Walkvest Kit by Debbie Rocker, New Design
    Vest fits geat--good buy. But I have found it difficult to purchase extra weights.. There are extra pockets....but where do I get the weights...more info
  • Love the vest
    This is my second vest and I love it. I will never walk again without them. ...more info
  • Walkvest
    I bought the vest based on an article in our newspaper. I wear it when I go walking and I think it does perform as advertised. My only problem with the vest is that the pockets for the weights are not deep enough and I can't snap them closed. This means that I have to be very careful when I bend over to pick something up or to tie my shoes....more info
  • I am very happy with my vest.
    They run extremely big. According to the size chart I needed a Large. I bought a medium and it was way too big. I ordered another one in a size small and it fits....more info
  • Five stars for the Gaiam Walkvest by Debbie Rocker
    Gaiam Walkvest Kit by Debbie Rocker, New Design I used the Walkvest onboard the Crystal Symphony, to stay fit while cruising. With all the great food, a difficult task to be sure!! I absolutely loved it and felt it does exactly what it claims to do. I felt great, didn't gain any weight and had loads of energy to enjoy all the things offered onboard. For anyone that likes to walk, as a form of exercise, this just adds a better dimension, with the use of weights to create resistance and over-all, a good cardio workout. I highly recommend this product - it makes walking more fun and more beneficial - a double positive!! Buy and enjoy!...more info
  • Walk Vest
    Very disappointing product. The price was so high and the product is way too hot and flimsy to use. I used the size chart online, but it was way too big. Good idea, but waste of money. Maybe if it fit better, it would work....more info
  • Weights NOT Included
    I just purchased this vest so I cannot make a judgement on how well it works, but I was very disappointed that I purchased this vest believing that I was getting a 20 lb. vest when in fact the only weights that were included were for a total of 4 lbs. The information included in the package said you can "purchase" weights when you're ready to add more. Great. I didn't realize I had to spend even more money to get what they said was included in the purchase price anyway. Very misleading. ...more info
  • comfortable weight vest
    this is a great tool for enhancing your workout. very comfortable but does run large so do order one size smaller at least. i always wear a large but a medium here overlaps in the front easily on me. after a long walk it feels so good to take off the weight!...more info
  • Love this Vest!
    I love this vest! I sweat more when I wear it doing the same workout I normally do and I can tell it makes a difference! I wish it had more weights with it but I'll just have to purchase more. I tried Debbie's workout video when I got it and boy did I get a good workout... I use it for my Leslie Sansone workouts too and I just love the added workout I get, almost without trying! I still have to walk outdoors in it but I am very happy with this product!...more info
  • I love my walkvest
    This vest was developed by a woman for women, so it fits just right. It's not big or bulky like other ones. If you get the right size, it fits your form perfectly. The sizing table is accurate. I love that it doesn't flop around or poof out. I use mine for walking and rollerblading. I'm not sure that I would use it to run. I'm not happy that it only comes with 4lbs of weights. You can order the add-ons from but they are on back order right now. They also cost just as much as the vest. So, if you're pretty fit like me, the 4lbs will only help you for a few weeks. After that, you're stuck waiting for the add-ons to come back into stock. I highly recommend the product if you're looking to add a calorie burn to your everyday walks....more info


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