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Tamrac 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Medium (Khaki)

B&H # TA153MK Mfr # 15307M
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Product Highlights
  • 100% Cotton with Nylon Mesh Vents
  • 14 Pockets
  • Snap-down Epaulets

The Tamrac 153 World Correspondent's Vest, Medium (Khaki) 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 - medium = 48" (122cm) .

Waist measure 9.0" (23cm) below armhole - Medium = 46.5" (118cm) .

Bottom Sweep-Garment Hem - Medium = 45" (114cm) .

Body Length-neck seam to bottom of garment - Medium = 30.5" (77.5cm) .

Cross shoulder - Medium = 19.25" (49cm) .

Armhole - Medium = 25.5" (65cm) .

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, Medium (Khaki)
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    Tamrac153 World Correspondent's Vest, Medium (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (17)
    • Durable (12)
    • Comfortable strap (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Good protection (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (13)
      • Daily transport (7)
      • Storage (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Lightweight Vest

      Lightweght, lots of pockets - placed in usefull positions, D-rings to hang stuff from. Overall I give this vest an A+

      Lightweght, lots of pockets - placed in usefull positions, D-rings to hang stuff from. Overall I give this vest an A+

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Made for a man

      Good quality fabric, made well but, made for a man. Had to tailor for a women's body and shorten the length. Not made for a women's curves. Love the number of pockets.

      Good quality fabric, made well but, made for a man. Had to tailor for a women's body and shorten the length. Not made for a women's curves. Love the number of pockets.

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      5.0

      Great vest, from every angle

      By Yann

      from Columbus, OH

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Fabrication Material
      • Lightweight
      • Look
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Pockets
      • Storage

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Transport
        • Difficult Assignments
        • Stressful Environment

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

        I never had a dedicated photo-vest, and always used normal vests of jackets to story my stuff. Carrying more and more lenses and cameras made me consider a real vest, especially when going on complicate assignment. When you cover a meeting of the European Council, you can store lenses and bags at a press center; but when you go out on the streets of Ferguson, you have to carry everything. Not only photographic gear, but also press cards, accreditations, identifications, money, credit cards, food, water, pens, paper/notebook.

        I found what I was searching for with this vest. I wear S or M in T-shirt or vest sizes, I got a Medium and it fits perfectly. It was a bit large in the beginning, but with a few adjustments (side straps) it became better. When I charged it, I had to undo the straps again for it to fit well.

        It has several, really nice pockets for all kind of equipment, like lenses or camera bodies. I store 2 medium size lenses and two zoom adapters in the outside pockets, a mic in one of the larger pockets, my phone in the upper pockets, money, credit cards, etc in the zippable inside pocket. The large inside pockets is great for paper/notebook. The back pocket is really useful to store a gilet or vest on a hot day, for when it gets colder.

        It's nicely made and fabricated, as well. I cannot judge yet how long it will last, but I think quite long. The material looks good.

        The different pockets are easily accessible, so that the vest is good for stressful environments where you have to change lenses and gear in seconds, or have to put things away very quickly to move.

        I think this vest is definitely worth its price. I hesitated a lot between this vest and a cheaper one, and I am not at all disappointed with what I got. And obviously, the name "World Correspondent's Vest" made a good impression on me ;)

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        3.0

        Made for a man

        By alley cat

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • Not Made For A Women

        Best Uses

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

          Good quality fabric, made well but, made for a man. Had to tailor for a women's body and shorten the length. Not made for a women's curves. Love the number of pockets.

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          5.0

          Made Well - Plenty of Storage

          By Bonnie

          from Lowell, Indiana

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              This Photo vest is perfect. The fit is comfortable and looks great. Plenty of pockets for all your needs. This vest is made well.

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              5.0

              A little pricy but the quality is #1

              By Frenchy

              from Holland, Mi

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Being Afield

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

                Being in the field for wildlife and landscapes makes me appreciate having the extra pocket storage for the many, "O NO! I should have taken this or that along with me moments".
                I originally bought a cheaper vest for half the money from B&H. Upon arrival the main zipper did not work and the overall quality led me to request a refund rather than a replacment. I have bought two Tamrac backpacks in the past and because of their great quality I decided to spend the extra money. All I can say is, "Buy the 153WCV and you will not be disappointed period".

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                5.0

                What I was looking for

                By Nancy

                from Lafayette, LA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Lots Of Pockets And Features

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Transport
                  • Travel

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

                  I have been wanting one of these for years, but I didn't want to guess at the size without trying one on. I was in NY for a few days and went to B&H and tried some on and bought this and they shipped it to my house. It fits well. It zips up the front has lots of pockets and some rings to hang things from. I think it has enough pockets that I should be able to carry all needed lenses, filters, memory cards, extra battery, etc. when out taking photos for a day. I can even get my billfold in a pocket. It even has a big pocket in the back and some inside pockets.

                  The vest has little belts on the sides so it could be tightened. There is a slit on each side too which can help with fit. They are unisex. I wear a Medium in a T-shirt and a Medium vest fits fine.

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                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By John

                  from Albuquerque, New Mexico

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport
                    • Storage
                    • Travel

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

                    It works.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Looks classy

                    By Elston

                    from Burien, WA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Storage
                      • Travel

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

                      We already have a vest by Big Pockets. The advantage of that vest is that it is lighter and made of synthetics so suited for warm weather and cheaper. But, we definitely look neerdy in those outfits. This is a much nicer looking vest and very well made. We look forward to some great use of these vests.

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                      5.0

                      Lots of Pockets

                      By Doctor John

                      from Petaluma, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

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

                        Haven't used it much, but it has lots of pockets for cards, batteries, lenses, spare camera bodies, etc Will take the place of a small backpack or camera bag. I especially like that it has epaulets that you can use to secure your camera(s) strap(s) Not sure how well it will hold up to heavy use and repeated washings.

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                        5.0

                        BandH as usual is Awsum

                        By Starkeeper

                        from Honolulu, HI

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Strap
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Transport
                          • Travel

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

                          Delivery said 7-10 days. I got it in 5! That's the kind of service I've come to expect from them. Excellence comes to mind. The vest is top quality. Stitching, seams, zippers, epalets and velcro all are excellent. Plenty of pockets for most of my photo gear. The lower inside pockets will hold my 70-300mm Nikor lens comfortably. Lower outside pockets will hold my D7000. I normally wear a medium, I got a medium and the fit is perfect, loaded and side straps adjusted. It is well ventilated, still a bit warm in my hot and humid climate, Hawaii. Overall very pleased with my purchase. Definitely will recommend to family and friends.

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                          5.0

                          Nice lite vest, runs roomy for size.

                          By Fred the photo enthusiast

                          from Boston,ma

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Transport
                            • Travel

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

                            I compared it against the Domke. i ended up keeping the Domke. Hard choice both are great it comes down to personal preference .

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                            4.0

                            great vest

                            By JFHP

                            from Niagara, Canada

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Storage
                              • Travel

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

                              Excellent vest with great functionality. Pockets are deep and wide and east to get your hands into. I recently flew with an airline with very tight carryon restrictions I carried a lot of gear directly on me with this vest. Very comfortable even on a cramped airline seat. Definitely worth the money. rugged and dependable. Doesn't look to shabby either. A lot of the other reviews state that it fits large. I definitely Agree. Happy to have the extra room.

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                              5.0

                              Functionally fantastic AND look sharp!

                              By Moonlitnite

                              from Petaluma, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Strap
                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Stylish

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  This vest has it all - comfort, style and best yet, functionality to the max! Plus I was surpised to discover well thought out extras like the adjustable chiching draw cords on the side of the vest. Rather than have bunchy material on the sides, this vest has a functional split. So you can wear it a snuggly as you want yet bend around with complete comfort. Having earlier bought a more expensive vest for myself from another company and this one for a friend, needless to say I'm going to "upgrade" and buy another one for myself!

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                                  5.0

                                  I'm A Happy Camper!

                                  By Shakti

                                  from Charlotte NC

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Transport
                                    • Travel

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

                                    Years ago I had a photo vest from a major clothing retailer who discontinued the vest.

                                    So I ordered this vest in black and this photo vest is great. As a matter of fact I am going to order the lighter color for the warmer weather.

                                    Plenty of pockets with plenty of room!

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                                    5.0

                                    Very nice vest

                                    By photobill

                                    from Sacramento,Ca

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

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

                                      Fits very well and has plenty of pockets.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Which pocket did that hide in

                                      By Photographer on the loose

                                      from Aurora Ontario Canada

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Holds a lot of gear

                                      Cons

                                      • Velcro has sharp corners

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Wedding photography

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

                                      The biggest item I wanted this to hold was a Sigma 70-200 lens while using a smaller lens on one of two cameras and it does this well, the vest is comfortable but for the sharp corners on the velcro but a small amount of time with sharp scissors takes the corners of the offending corners, I plan on ordering the black version for the cooler weather it soaks in the suns rays more effectivly, all in all I am pleased with the vest

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                                      5.0

                                      Perfect vest, right size for 6"1/80kg

                                      By gvr

                                      from San Francisco

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Travel

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

                                        Looks great, many pockets, superb quality.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Great design

                                        By Greybeard

                                        from Fort Worth Texas

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Protection
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Sizes do run large

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Storage
                                        • Travel

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

                                        Plenty of compartments and pockets. Functional design. Light weight. However sizes do run large, had to return my medium for a small. I almost always am a tight medium, this one was closer to a large in actual size

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                                        5.0

                                        Awesome vest!

                                        By Terri

                                        from Atlanta, GA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable Strap
                                        • Durable
                                        • Good Protection
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Storage
                                          • Travel

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

                                          Excellently made and fully functional vest! Would recommend!

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                                          • Yes

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                                          5.0

                                          Highly Recommended - a great vest!

                                          By George

                                          from Lancaster, PA

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Durable
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • None

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Event Photography
                                          • Location shooting
                                          • Travel

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

                                          Plenty of pockets of variable sizes - and it makes carrying those extras so much easier. I've started using this vest and loaded it up, leaving nothing in the car. Everything I need is now at my fingertips when shooting.

                                          Just wore this vest in 90 degree heat and it was comfortable. The venting on the back is well designed.

                                          Looks professional - people were getting out of my way to allow me to get my shots at several busy locations.

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                                          5.0

                                          Good, comfortable, light weight jacket.

                                          By Sole Prop

                                          from Oakland, CA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Daily Transport

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

                                            I was looking for a cotton light weight shooting jacket with adequate pockets for the few extras I carry on a day's shoot: camera battery, CF card case, lens cleaning supplies, a digital recorder and one or two other items, not much else. I have both a Tenba and Domke jacket that are bulkier and carry more gear that are useful in other situations, but this one is more useful to me when I'm heading out for a local afternoon's shoot.

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