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Tamrac 153 World Correspondent's Vest, X-Large (Khaki)

B&H # TA153XLK Mfr # 15307XL
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 100% Cotton with Nylon Mesh Vents
  • 14 Pockets
  • Snap-down Epaulets

The Tamrac 153 World Correspondent's Vest, X-Large (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 - X-Large = 52" (132cm) .

Waist measure 9.0" (23cm) below armhole - X-Large = 50.5" (128cm) .

Bottom Sweep-Garment Hem - X-Large = 49" (124.5cm) .

Body Length-neck seam to bottom of garment - X-Large = 31.5" (80cm) .

Cross shoulder - X-Large = 20.25" (51.5cm) .

Armhole - X-Large = 29.5" (75cm) .

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, X-Large (Khaki)
  • 5-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Tamrac153 World Correspondent's Vest, X-Large (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (14)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Comfortable strap (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Good protection (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (9)
      • Daily transport (4)
      • Storage (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4), Enthusiast (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Well Designed and Rugged

      I purchased this for an outdoor photography workshop and was not disappointed. The vest has 14 different pockets which allows you to organize your gear and have it at hand when needed. The two...Read complete review

      I purchased this for an outdoor photography workshop and was not disappointed. The vest has 14 different pockets which allows you to organize your gear and have it at hand when needed. The two large interior pockets are able to hold a short or medium zoom and a macro lens easily. Outside pockets are great for holding filters, cables, flashes, light meter, memory cards, cell phones, business cards, etc. The back pocket can hold a thin rain poncho, or gloves and a hat.

      The only complaint is that empty the fabric makes the vest pretty heavy, and with all of this carrying ability, you can weigh yourself down pretty easily. It pulls down on your shoulders and can start to fatigue. Also, as it is cotton, it absorbs moisture quickly, so it can get and stay very wet very quickly.

      Also, make sure you take the time to make a plan for how you load your vest. Memorize which pockets you have used for what gear and always consistently place gear in the same spot. If not, you will spend a lot of time searching for things.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Ok value for $

      The pix of the vest makes it look finer than it really is. It feels cheap - for [$], I would have expected more durability. Anything of metal - coins included in...Read complete review

      The pix of the vest makes it look finer than it really is. It feels cheap - for [$], I would have expected more durability. Anything of metal - coins included in your pocket is going to tear through. Not the Tamrac quality I am used to. [...]

      Reviewed by 16 customers

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      5.0

      Good Choice for a Photo Vest

      By Wally

      from Warren, MI

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Protection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Transport
        • Travel

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

        This is my first photo vest. I bought it to use on a trip to Alaska. Although I haven't given it a full test, it seems to be a worthy purchase. I can carry everything that I need for a days shoot without taking along a camera bag. I will be using it for street photography also.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        A must on shoots

        By 43/16

        from SF Bay Area

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Was tired of stuffing batteries, cables, and other stuff in my pants' pockets. It's also great for keeping wireless mic receiver/recorder in pockets.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            HAVE VEST WILL TRAVEL

            By TIMETRAVELER

            from UNION HALL, VIRGINIA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Protection
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Camera Accessories
              • Daily Transport
              • Power Sources Batteries
              • Storage
              • Travel

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

              Weather-proof so far, have been caught out in the rain, wind, sand blowing conditions and faired alright. Plenty of pockets for batteries, memory cards, filters and anything else to carry without lugging around a heavy camera bag. Blends into the woods, feel lightweight, and comfortable.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              NICE

              By Leandro Designer

              from São Paulo / BRAZIL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport

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

                I'm a photographer and i love this....

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Great Vest

                By Jim Constand

                from Albuquerque, NM

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Storage
                  • Travel

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

                  I got this vest so I don't have to take all my gear when I go shoot a sporting event. All I need is my camera and lens and the vest can hold the rest. It can hold memory cards, batteries, snacks, water bottle, field pass, wallet, phone, Ipod, whatever you need.It is functional and makes you look like the professional that you are. The additional zippers which open to allow venting in the back are a big plus. It is tough and yet lightweight.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful!

                  By Kiril

                  from Grand Canyon, AZ

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Transport
                    • Storage
                    • Travel

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

                    This is my most comfortable vest.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect for everyday photography...

                    By Henrik

                    from Montreal, QC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Too Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Event Photography
                    • Sports Photography
                    • Travel

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

                    Perfect vest for everyday photography. Plenty of durable pockets (hidden as well as easy access ones). Fits well and there is enough flat space on the back if you want to put a logo on it (which was my criteria).

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    I'm glad I have it

                    By Bob

                    from Sacramento, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        It is comfortable, lite weight and frees me from carrying extra lens cases or a back pack on short trips.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        153 World Correspondent's Vest

                        By mark

                        from oakhurst, c

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

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

                          Outdoor trips, hikes. Multiple pockets are great and convenient.

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                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A quality garment

                          By The mountain

                          from Massachussetts

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

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

                            I am an amateur photographer. The vest is all quality from its construction to its practical use (well ventilated). Although it might be considered pricey by some, the money is worth it in this case. Lots of pockets and comfortable. I'm a size 48 sports jacket and the XL was perfect.

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                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Very Functional Vest

                            By Photoman

                            from Madisonville, TN

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Traveling

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

                              I use the vest walking mountain trails looking for photo opportunities. The vest holds lots of gear and spreads the weight around as opposed to a back pack. The inside pockets are great for keeping valuables secure.

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Ok value for $

                              By [@]

                              from Akron, OH

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy build

                              Best Uses

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

                                The pix of the vest makes it look finer than it really is. It feels cheap - for [$], I would have expected more durability. Anything of metal - coins included in your pocket is going to tear through. Not the Tamrac quality I am used to. [...]

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Does The Job

                                By Haim

                                from New York

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    This is my first photo vest, so I cannot say if this is the best vest ever, but it does the job and I am completely satisfied with it.
                                    Well made, lots of pockets inside and out. Pockets that are not zippered are velcroed. I especially liked the inside zippered pocket where I could carry my travel documents safe from prying fingers.
                                    Just remember to buy straps for the D-rings, and you will be set to go.
                                    The only downside, which is usually an upside, is that it is a lot of vest, which means a lot of material. In the Costa Rican rain forest, where I traveled, the vest can get a bit warm---but that's like complaining about the weight of your equipment: if you need the equipment you are going to carry the load.
                                    The vest is cut large, and I bought XL with the view to wearing it over a jacket in cold weather. We will see how that works out.

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                                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    VERY USEFUL

                                    By RADINSYAH

                                    from KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Value
                                    • High Quality
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Oversized a bit

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photography
                                    • Videography

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

                                    I've been non-critical when it comes to vests when the time came to needing one, I made lotsa R&D about them. When I finally chose this one, I was surprised how thin it was. Overall it is of high quality, very breathable, and light. The pockets are aplenty and they don't droop when filled (which shows how strong the materials are). My only gripe is that I feel it is a bit over sized. I am usually XXL this one looks a bit borrowed when on me. Nonetheless, very comfortable and useful. I shoot with my new Varizoom DV Media Rig and the waist strap/absorber bar fits perfectly at the vest's opening -- GREAT! When I do photography, I can have two DSLRs on me (and a lens or two in the pockets) securely.

                                    I'm never shooting without it again!

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                                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Well Designed and Rugged

                                    By Alessandro

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Casual, Classic, Eclectic, Logical, Trendy, Utilitarian

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                    • Heavyweight
                                    • No water resistance

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Going Out
                                    • Travel

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

                                    I purchased this for an outdoor photography workshop and was not disappointed. The vest has 14 different pockets which allows you to organize your gear and have it at hand when needed. The two large interior pockets are able to hold a short or medium zoom and a macro lens easily. Outside pockets are great for holding filters, cables, flashes, light meter, memory cards, cell phones, business cards, etc. The back pocket can hold a thin rain poncho, or gloves and a hat.

                                    The only complaint is that empty the fabric makes the vest pretty heavy, and with all of this carrying ability, you can weigh yourself down pretty easily. It pulls down on your shoulders and can start to fatigue. Also, as it is cotton, it absorbs moisture quickly, so it can get and stay very wet very quickly.

                                    Also, make sure you take the time to make a plan for how you load your vest. Memorize which pockets you have used for what gear and always consistently place gear in the same spot. If not, you will spend a lot of time searching for things.

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size

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                                    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    I could sleep wearing it.

                                    By Rikfotographer

                                    from Mexico city

                                    About Me Career

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                    • Not Warm

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Going Out
                                    • Travel

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

                                    Very usefull because it has many pokets, its very confterble, and i really like it is easy to wash...

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

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