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Tamrac 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Black)

B&H # TA153LB Mfr # 15301L
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Product Highlights
  • 100% Cotton with Nylon Mesh Vents
  • 14 Pockets
  • Snap-down Epaulets

The Tamrac 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Black) is constructed of 100% cotton that is washable with less than 5% shrinkage and has nylon mesh vents for ventilation. It has lots of convenient pockets and is appropriate for almost any photographic assignment. There are ten pockets on the front of the vest that allow for any photographic situation. During hot weather, two zipper vented mesh pockets open to provide cooling ventilation. Four touch fastener closing patch pockets provide fast access and are large enough for nearly any accessory. Two zippered side pockets give the photographer secure space for film and accessories. Two hand warmer pockets can also be used to hold keys, coins, etc. Three more pockets can be found on the inside of the vest. Two large pockets close with a touch fastener, while one closes with a zipper to secure valuables. A large, roomy touch fastener closing pocket can be found on back and discreet vented back panels provide flow through ventilation without looking like a mesh vest. Side tabs are provided so the vest can be adjusted for a custom fit.

The front zips open and closed with a two-way zipper and snap tab, allowing the vest to be adjusted for perfect ventilation and comfort. Four "D" rings provide safe accessory and press pass attachment points. Snap-down epaulets keep camera and bag straps from slipping off the shoulder.

Chest size measured 1.0" below armhole - large = 50" (127cm) .

Waist measure 9.0" (23cm) below armhole - Large = 48.5" (123cm) .

Bottom Sweep-Garment Hem - Large = 47" (119.4cm) .

Body Length-neck seam to bottom of garment - Large = 31" (79cm) .

Cross shoulder - Large = 19.75" (50.2cm) .

Armhole - Large = 28" (71cm) .

100% cotton is washable with less than 5% shrinkage -- nylon mesh vents for ventilation
Front zips open and closed with a two-way zipper and snap tab, allowing the vest to be adjusted for perfect ventilation and comfort
Pockets
  • Two zipper vented mesh pockets open to provide cooling ventilation
  • Four touch fastener closing patch pockets provide fast access and are large enough for nearly any accessory.
  • Two zippered side pockets give the photographer secure space for film and accessories
  • Two hand warmer pockets can also be used to hold keys, coins, etc
  • Three more pockets can be found on the inside of the vest.
  • Two large pockets close with a touch fastener, while one closes with a zipper to secure valuables.
  • One back pocket
Four "D" rings provide safe accessory and press pass attachment points
Snap-down epaulets keep camera and bag straps from slipping off the shoulder
Material 100% cotton with nylon mesh vents
Design Vest with four "D" rings and snap down epaulets
Number of Pockets Ten pockets on front of vest
Three inside pockets
One back pocket
Type of Closure Vest closure: two-way zipper and snap tab
Pocket closure: Zipper, touch fastener
Tamrac 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Black)
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    Tamrac153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki)
     
    4.8

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (17)
    • Durable (16)
    • Good protection (5)
    • Comfortable strap (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (15)
      • Daily transport (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (4), Pro photographer (3)

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Quality Vest

      By Steve

      from Roseville, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki):

          Very happy with my purchase. Lots of pockets to store all of those bits and pieces you need on a shoot, and good construction. I also really like the very good ventilation on the sides and back.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent Vest

          By BrooklineMike

          from Brookline, MA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport
            • Travel

            Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki):

            If a vest is a good option for the way you shoot, you will not be disappointed with this one. I have't had it long, but it carries everything.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Yeah, I did it again

            By stephen5260

            from Frederick, MD

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Transport
              • Travel

              Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki):

              I bought the black version of this vest last fall,for a trip to Italy. The black turn out to be a bit warm while working in the sun so I bought the khaki version. Using a vest beats having to carry a bag, and this vest has all the room I needed, and then some, for the gear I'm using.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Well-made vest that holds what I need

              By Bill McGrath

              from Western states RVer

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Voluminous Pockets

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Schlepping Gear

                Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki):

                I use this to hold my lenses, filters, cables, etc. while wandering around gardens and woods. There are plenty of pockets of different sizes, and all but one is easily reachable while wearing it. Construction is light but well done, so you won't sweat up a storm. All in all, no complaints. I should note that this is the second copy of this vest; I wore out the first on in around ten years.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Comfortable, Useful, and Good Looking

                By Mario

                from Richmond, VA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Alternative To A Bag
                • Durable
                • Holds A Lot Of Equipment
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Aternative To Bag
                  • Travel

                  Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki):

                  I resisted getting a photographer's vest because (1) I thought they looked geeky and (2) I had a regular travel vest that sort of fit the bill. Unfortunately, there's not much that can be done about the geeky part, but for sheer usefulness this vest is far superior to my other one. First, the lower side pockets will hold a good sized lens, and that's important. I really hate having to remove my backpack just to change lenses and sometimes I change them frequently. There are also lots of other things I like quick access to: a lens pen, my cell phone, a snack bar, pen, business cards, filters, lens cap, etc. I even carry my iPad mini in an interior pocket. In fact, there are so many pockets that you have to be mindful of where you put things or you can waste time looking for them.

                  The cotton fabric is reasonably heavy and the stitching appears to be sturdy. I have not worn this in really warm weather yet, so I can't speak to how well the mesh and venting works. I think that's a reality of wearing a vest: it's another layer of clothing and if it's hot out, it's just going to make you feel hotter. You'll have to decide for yourself if the convenience of a vest is worth it.

                  The vest fits comfortably. Adjustable side straps help for a more snug fit, it you want it.

                  There are less expensive vests out there, but I wanted something that I thought would last a long time and I think this will fill the bill.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Vest Typical Tamrac quality

                  By Eli

                  from Haifa, Israel

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Design
                  • Easy to use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Black):

                    Good fit with lots of pockets in various sizes for small items, accessories even lens.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great fit and pockets for everything

                    By Cag0916

                    from Milford, PA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki):

                      Bought the vest for photography, everything I need to carry with me I can fit in the pockets. I love the freedom it gives me by not having to have my backpack on.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Just what my fiance needed

                      By I love a photo-nut

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Protection

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Transport
                        • Travel

                        Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki):

                        Got this for my photo-nut fiance. He prefers Nikon, Graflex, film, and lots of accessories. Vest has pockets for tons of things he likes to carry. Runs a little big, but the room is good when it is loaded up. He's so happy he promised to gear me out with a 2x3 Pacemaker Speed Graphic with a roll back so we can go on an old-time photo adventure.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        An Excellent Vest

                        By Falcon

                        from Abilene, Texas

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable and stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki):

                          I bought this in order to have quick access to those small items you need when out shooting--batteries, cards, notebook, pens, etc. There are plenty of pockets for all of the trivia you might want to carry.
                          The vest is lightweight and comfortable. It does not bind or pull when in action and the tails are long enough so that you are not always trying to pull it down in the back.
                          I have not used it in warm weather yet so I don't know how efficient the nylon mesh sytem will be. It does have plenty of mesh areas which you can open (some are under the pockets) and should provide plenty of ventilation. The mesh areas are not really visible, however, so it is a stylish looking vest. I give it 4 stars because nothing is ever really perfect.
                          The khaki color is really more of a gray or grayish brown.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Just What I needed

                          By Jim with no backpain

                          from Wilmington, Illinois

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Transport

                            Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Black):

                            Because of back problems my backpack was killing me. So, I decided to try the vest. Glad I Did.
                            I fill the pockets with my filters, batteries, keys etc. then use a Tamrac modular belt with one or 2 lenses and the pressure is off my back. I throw my camera with a lens over my shoulder grab my small hiking tripod and off I go. No pressure on the shoulders or back.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            153 Correspondent's Vest

                            By John

                            from Seattle, WA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Strap
                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Good Protection
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • A little pricey

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki):

                            Excellent investment, and very practical. On photographic assignments. Great for shooting sports or outdoor travel. I love the epaulets on the shoulders and the two large front pockets that can easily fit a normal or small telephoto lens.

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Typical Tamrac High Quality & Design

                            By The Digital Photo Guy

                            from San Diego

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Functional
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Transport
                              • Travel

                              Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki):

                              I always thought photo vests looked pretentious and geeky but recently bought one on a whim. This first one (another brand) quickly tore so I ordered a Tamrac 153 from B&H. I also bought two other brands to write a review for my blog readers.

                              Of the three, the Tamrac has proven to be the best quality and functionality. Even though it has fewer pockets than the others, I've discovered that well conceived and designed pockets are better than lots of useless pockets.

                              The medium weight cotton shell is the perfect balance between durability and weight.

                              I only wish it had a rubberized pads sewn inside the shoulders to prevent slipping.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Exactly what I needed

                              By whale watcher

                              from Florence, Oregon

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Transport
                                • Lots of space
                                • Provides an extra hand
                                • Storage
                                • Travel

                                Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Black):

                                I am so glad I finally took the time to order a photo vest for myself[...] the pockets are large enough to hold some of my more substantial lens and filters, extra batteries and cards. Even ID and credit cards can be safely tucked away so I can leave my wallet at home. I love it.

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                                5.0

                                Great & very functional vest!

                                By John, Geocaching enthusiast

                                from Avon, CT

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Strap
                                • Durable
                                • Good Protection
                                • Lightweight
                                • Many useful pockets

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Geocaching
                                  • Photographing events
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki):

                                  This vest was purchased for use in geocaching, as well as for photography. It is very comfortable and functional. There are more pockets than I know what to do with! It is lightweight so it works well when putting a lot of different things in the pockets.

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice item for photographer to have

                                  By JRA

                                  from Philadelphia TN

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Strap
                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Protection
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki):

                                    This vest makes carrying what you need a simple task.

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Excellent product

                                    By Ned

                                    from Philadelphia, PA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Durable
                                    • Enough pockets
                                    • Good Protection
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Storage capability

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Shooting
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Black):

                                      I like to use a photographer's vest when I travel. This is one of the best. I use the vest for carrying small equipment when shooting, and also as a wonderful extra carry-on when flying.

                                      This vest fills both uses well. I use this one in colder weather and my tan one in warmer weather.

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                                      5.0

                                      Best of the Vest

                                      By zoomer

                                      from SLC, Ut

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable Strap
                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki):

                                        Searched the web for sometime and compaired the many Photo vests available. This one seemed to be the best medium priced vest out there.

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                                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Better than the previous photo vest!

                                        By Dick

                                        from Williamsport, Pa.

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Black):

                                            I am the sports photographer for Lycoming College sports and the Williamsport Crosscutters single A baseball, it obviously gets a lot of use.
                                            Lightweight, and durable for the use I put it through!

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                                            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            I bought it for my Dad, now I need one!

                                            By Paul, the lighthouse guy

                                            from Clio, MI

                                            About Me Career, Classic, Eclectic

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                            • Not Warm

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Daily Use
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Large (Khaki):

                                            This vest is light, comfortabls and looks pretty durable.

                                            • Sizing:
                                            • Feels true to size
                                            • Sleeve Length:
                                            • Feels true to length

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