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Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Black)

You Pay: $45.05
Product Highlights
  • 100% Cotton Shell and Lining
  • Webbed Back
  • 21 Pockets

The medium black Safari Photo Vest from CampCo is a 100% cotton vest that has 21 pockets, ranging in size from pen sized to oversized. The vented back and mesh liner allow free movement of air around the body. The snap epaulets will keep the camera, binoculars, or tote bag straps on the shoulder. The vest has a heavy-duty zipper that will close the entire front. It also has a single snap closure for the front and two snap adjustments for the sides. The vest is built oversized to accommodate fully filled pockets.

The Safari vest has a large pocket at the bottom back with two snaps; inside there is a large lined pocket that will keep sweat or rain from dampening papers. There are slash pockets on either side of the vest. On the right side from the top down, a shirt sized, bellows pocket with "hook & loop" fastening with two 'D' rings and a vertical zipper pocket with water resistant lining. A set of three pockets, one over the other with the smallest being net is closed with a "hook & clamp" loop, suitable for film or batteries, filters, lenses etc.

100% cotton vest with a vented back and mesh liner allows free movement of air around the body
Snap epaulets will keep the camera, binoculars, or tote bag straps on the shoulder
Zipper that will close the entire front
Single snap closure for the front and two snap adjustments for the sides
Pockets
  • 21 assorted pockets
  • One large pocket at the bottom back with two snaps
  • Inside there is one large lined pocket
  • One huge flat buttoned pocket on the back of the vest
  • Two slash pockets on the sides
  • One shirt sized bellows pocket with two 'D' rings
  • One vertical outside zipper pocket with water resistant lining
  • Three pockets, one over the other with the smallest being made of net
  • One large, lined zipper pocket behind two deep narrow bellows pockets
  • One zipper pocket with a ring and snap for keys.
  • One large, deep pocket with elastic at the top
  • One slanted lined zipper pocket with a place for pen or small flashlight
  • One large, deep, open pocket
  • One lined pocket with three places for pens or small flashlights
Material 100% cotton shell and lining and a webbed back
Size 1/2 Chest = 23.5"
1/2 Hem = 22"
Back Length = 29"
Shoulder = 17.5"
Front Zipper = 12"
Number of Pockets 21 pockets from pen-sized to oversized
Type of Closure Vest closure: Zipper and snaps
Pocket closure: Hook & loop fasteners, snaps and zippers

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Humvee by CampCoSafari Photo Vest (Medium, Khaki)
 
4.4

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (41)
  • Durable (33)
  • Good protection (12)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Comfortable strap (8)

Cons

  • Not enough pocket room (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (33)
  • Daily transport (12)
  • Storage (8)
  • Daily use (4)
  • Landscape/scenery (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      100% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (38), Yes (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (20), Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (5), Casual dresser (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Vest - Great Value

FOR THE MONEY - This has been the best vest I have owned. It is lighter weight but that is also why I got it. It proved to be cool and durable through all...Read complete review

FOR THE MONEY - This has been the best vest I have owned. It is lighter weight but that is also why I got it. It proved to be cool and durable through all of the shoots I have worn it on. It washes and wears well. The mesh on the pockets and in the back tend to fade (on the black one I have). Might not be an issue on the lighter colors.

I said FOR THE MONEY. Yes the more expensive vests have a little larger pockets. Probably a heavier material too. But this vest has come through with flying colors in usability, style, durability, and over all value. I am planning to buy the lighter color as well. No defects in sewing or zippers. Very satisfied.

Two pockets on right are a tad small and COULD be a bit larger but my flash JUST fits. Not Big enough for a lens though.

If you are looking for a great looking vest that will not break the bank and give long service, this is a good one.

IMPORTANT. Get one size smaller than you regularly do. I usually wear a large but went with reviews and got a medium. Just right!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Design

The design is good but the stitching was poor as I had 2 seams come loose. My earlier purchase of this same product was better made. It has lasted for over a year with...Read complete review

The design is good but the stitching was poor as I had 2 seams come loose. My earlier purchase of this same product was better made. It has lasted for over a year with daily wear and still works great. This one could just be an odd ball and QC did not check it before shipping. I will repair the stitching in the pocket and the pen holder. If it holds up like the other one I bought a year ago it will turn out to be a great addition to my gear. I wear this vest daily in all weather.

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4.0

VERY HANDY

By Bev

from Far northwest Washington State

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Convenient
  • Handy
  • Practical

Cons

  • Sizing Is Off

Best Uses

  • Hiking

Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Khaki):

This thing is gonna get a LOT of use! Now I can stick my camera and lenses in my pockets and avoid having to carry my heavy camera case wherever I go. I would have given it 5 stars, but it doesn't fit all that well: too big, but a smaller size might shrink when washed, then unwearable. Also, when I fill all the pockets, it may become tighter on me. I like it a lot, though; it actually looks good on me!

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  • No

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5.0

Vest!!

By Bruno Vargas

from Sao Paulo

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Durable
  • Good Protection

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Black):

      VERY GOOD!

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      4.0

      Versatile Photo Vest

      By John

      from Conover, NC

      Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Khaki):

      I used this vest while hiking on my recent vacation. It held my extra lens plus various accessories. One or two water bottles could also be carried There are more pockets than you could possibly use, but it is nice to have the many options. The only downside was the cotton fabric. The weather was warm and humid, and after awhile the vest was soaked with sweat. The rear ventilation flap helps a little. A nylon vest with the newer wicking fabrics would be nice in these cases.

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      3.0

      Perfect to travel

      By Tristannien

      from Mexico

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Too Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Khaki):

      It fits perfect for a small trip and a lot of gadgets.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good Vest

      By Elephant 2

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Protection
      • Great Number Of Pockets
      • Many Sized Items Can Fit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Transport
        • Travel

        Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Khaki):

        Product runs big. I take a large in shirts, jackets, etc. Ordered a medium, based on other reviews. Fits well, but might not fit over a down parka.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent product

        By Adam

        from Cincinnati, ohio

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Khaki):

          It has plenty of space for lot of stuff, like at least couple of medium size lenses filters, etc
          Very convenient.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect size

          By Ken

          from MA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport

            Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Khaki):

            fits perfect for my sizes

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            • No

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            5.0

            Koolest vest ever!

            By Kool K

            from Woodstock, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport
            • Field Video
            • Storage
            • Travel

            Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Black):

            I bought this vest to stash and carry camera gear while in the field. It looks so kool and functions so wonderfully that I bought one for every member of my video team. Now we all look awesome while we're in action! My only advice is to purchase one size smaller - the sizes run a little big.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Photo vest works well

            By geomac

            from Los Angeles , CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Store Camera Accessories

                Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                I bought this to carry a second lens and to have a place to store my cell phone while hiking in the local mountains and doing wild flower photography. There are more pockets than I can find and I am still losing track of which one I have used to store a lens cap. The medium vest fits me at 160# and 67" perfectly.It does not cause problems with the shoulder, chest or waist strap of my backpack although I must uncinch to get into pockets. The material, zippers, snaps, are all fine. I would have liked to have both bottom outside pockets designed the same. The bottom right outside pocket is sewed down the middle making both halves too small for a lens.

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                5.0

                Great

                By Commutour

                from San diego

                Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                Couldn't be happier. Lots of good sized pockets. A place for everything.

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                4.0

                Swallows a ton of gear

                By PistolPete13

                from New York, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Black):

                  Finally got sick of lugging around either backpacks or shoulder bags for my gear while on location.

                  I considered investing in a belt system from ThinkTank or try a vest at a much lower cost. I figured even if I do end up with a belt/harness system, the vest will still come in handy with getting past the weight limits of airline check-ins since it will allow be to wear my stuff.

                  There are a ton of pockets but after using it a few times I think I've optimzied while pockets will be best for which lens.

                  The inner pocket is large enough to swallow my Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D lens but I don't quite trust it with the weight of the lens. For now that will still live in a lens case on my belt.

                  So far I've taken this vest on a few hikes and it was very comfortable not to deal with a backpack and to have extra lenses in the pockets ready to access.

                  One of the large front pockets is divided in half with makes it sort of useless because I can't think of any 35mm lens outside of a pancake that will fit in there now. A waste of a large pocket.

                  As others have said, it is sized larger than the size would indicate. I normally wear a medium for my shirts so I got a medium and it managed to fit perfectly well over the outside of my winter parka.

                  It folds down nice and small too so that it can easily fit into the laptop compartment of my backpack when I'm not wearing it.

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                  4.0

                  Great product

                  By CrawfordOutdoors

                  from Prairieville, LA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Plenty of Storage
                  • Pockets Galore
                  • Quality Contruction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • On-the-go Photo Shoots
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Safari Photo Vest, Medium (Olive Drab):

                    I've wanted a vest for a long time, but never wanted to spend the money. Was I ever dumb. This vest has plenty of pockets for all my gadgets and lenses. I drive around a lot taking scenic photos, and I can load the vest up and just put in the seat next to me between stops. When I see something I want to photograph, I just throw the vest on and I'm in business.

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                    4.0

                    Good Product

                    By SandyAO

                    from Farmington Hills, MI

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Storage
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                      The vest is light weight and fits very well. I'am 5'11" and 166 lbs. Even though there are 21 pockets, a number of them are small and not too practical. The rear interior pocket easily holds rain gear (umbrella, rain pounchos and large 30 gallon plastic bag). The large side pockets will hold fairly large optics (70-300mm, 24-105, etc.)
                      So overall it is a good value.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Love my vest

                      By Nature photographer

                      from Cleveland, Ohio

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Extra Pockets
                      • Lightweight
                      • Soft Cotton

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Safari Photo Vest, Medium (Olive Drab):

                        I bought this vest so I could carry extra batteries, water bottles, cell phone, snacks, lens filters, maps, flash units, and rain gear. With 21 pockets I have no problem storing everything. Also has a huge pocket on the back side of vest. Its lightweight and very comfortable on hot days. If your looking to buy this to carry extra lenses I would buy something else, but you can carry one wide angle lenses in the front left pocket with no problem. I love this vest and would buy again.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent

                        By Jorge Arias

                        from Ronkonkoma, NY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Black):

                            usefull, confotable, I'll buy another one

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            This product is great, this is my 2nd!

                            By Rick

                            from Howell,MI

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Safari Photo Vest, Medium (Olive Drab):

                              I am a professional photographer of 30 years and I have found this vest to be very handy. I don't like working out of a back-pack because it's to cumbersome and slow. Just enough pockets for filters, lenses, and all the things I constantly need for location shooting. I had an XLarge I lost 40 Lbs and went to a Medium. (they run a little large)

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                              5.0

                              Many Uses

                              By Stoney

                              from South Carolina

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Protection
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Transport
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                                I'm using this to carry some emergency supplies in lieu of a "man purse" where a backpack is not warranted and not as a photography item. It has ample room for all necessary items. It is well constructed and is a good value.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent Vest - Great Value

                                By rbreece

                                from Atlanta, GA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Design
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Style
                                • Value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Transport
                                  • Storage
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Black):

                                  FOR THE MONEY - This has been the best vest I have owned. It is lighter weight but that is also why I got it. It proved to be cool and durable through all of the shoots I have worn it on. It washes and wears well. The mesh on the pockets and in the back tend to fade (on the black one I have). Might not be an issue on the lighter colors.

                                  I said FOR THE MONEY. Yes the more expensive vests have a little larger pockets. Probably a heavier material too. But this vest has come through with flying colors in usability, style, durability, and over all value. I am planning to buy the lighter color as well. No defects in sewing or zippers. Very satisfied.

                                  Two pockets on right are a tad small and COULD be a bit larger but my flash JUST fits. Not Big enough for a lens though.

                                  If you are looking for a great looking vest that will not break the bank and give long service, this is a good one.

                                  IMPORTANT. Get one size smaller than you regularly do. I usually wear a large but went with reviews and got a medium. Just right!

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  You might need a smaller size!

                                  By jrosedds

                                  from Toronto, ON

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                                        Nice vest, well constructed and comfortable. Tons of pockets but most of them are small and best suited for accessories like batteries and memory cards. A 70-200 lens, for example, is a tight fit. I'm 5'10" and 150lb and take a M in just about everything but ordered a S based on user reviews here. It fits about right - not too sloppy but still loose enough to load up the inside pockets. All in all - recommended especially for the price.

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                                        4.0

                                        Nice alternative to camera bag....

                                        By Rookie Photographer

                                        from Louisiana

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Day Trip
                                          • Street Photography

                                          Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                                          Product was shipped fast and was exactly as described. I am 6 feet tall 200 pounds and the medium fit is fine. There is room for a jacket underneath if I need it. Plenty of pockets for your gear. It can get heavy if you put too much but I carry 35mm lens, flash etc. and it seems comfortable enough. I like the ability to just single snap the vest or use full zipper. Fully vented so in the Louisiana heat it is still comfortable.

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