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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 black Safari Photo Vest, Medium 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 (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (39)
  • Durable (30)
  • Good protection (10)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Comfortable strap (7)

Cons

  • Not enough pocket room (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (30)
  • Daily transport (11)
  • 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 (34), Yes (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (5), Casual dresser (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Comfortable, Convenient, Excellent Value

This vest is well made and very comfortable to wear. I used it on a hot day and found it to be well ventilated. The number of pockets and their multiple levels makes it...Read complete review

This vest is well made and very comfortable to wear. I used it on a hot day and found it to be well ventilated. The number of pockets and their multiple levels makes it important to remember where you put each item. (I searched for a lens cap for about 10 minutes and had to take the vest off to grope around for it.) The epaulets are a great idea except that they are so small that your strap would have to be a string for them to be useful. With that exception, the vest is well designed and a great value for the price.

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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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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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        • No

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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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          • No

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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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            • No

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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

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                        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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                          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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                                  4.0

                                  Fits big, pockets a little small

                                  By Joe Reimer

                                  from Edmonton

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                  • Not Enough Pocket Room
                                  • TOO BIG

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Safari Photo Vest, Medium (Black):

                                  For the price, you really can't beat this. I ordered a medium because I read that they fit big, and it's still a little big. It works, and I guess during the colder months I could wear a large sweater underneath. The only other complaint is that the one large pocket on the front is divided down the middle, meaning you can't fit a lens in that pocket. Still, again, for the price... it works!

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                                  5.0

                                  Great quality at a great price

                                  By sharptool

                                  from indianapolis, in

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Safari Photo Vest, Medium (Khaki):

                                    Unbelivable pocket space, lightweight, well tailored and sharp looking. Very happy about this product... I don't have a sigle negative.

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                                    5.0

                                    No need for a backpack or camera bag.

                                    By D Minney

                                    from Cedar Rapids, IA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Safari Photo Vest, Medium (Khaki):

                                      The vest has every kind and size of pocket you'll need to carry any kind of gear. I loaded it with my camera, cell phone, water bottles, snacks, notepads, multi-tool, flashlight and I still had pockets left over. It is light weight but well constructed and amazingly cool. I might even use it to replace my carry on bag for short trips.

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                                      5.0

                                      This summer, the better!

                                      By JChristian

                                      from New York

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable Strap
                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Protection
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Daily Transport
                                        • Storage
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Safari Photo Vest, Medium (Black):

                                        It is very comfortable and I have everything I need for my summer projects.

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                                        4.0

                                        Useful Item; DOES run large.

                                        By James L

                                        from Bloomington, IN

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Appearance
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Price

                                        Cons

                                        • Fit runs LARGE

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Safari Photo Vest, Medium (Khaki):

                                          This is a vest for photographers. You can use it for fishing or hinting or whatever else you like to do, but it is designed to store your camera gear while in the field. The three larger pckets will hold lenses comfortably. In the front two I easily can carry my Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 and my Nikon 105 f/2.8, respectively. The 70-200 f/2.8 can go in the large rear pocket, but it is not socomfortable when sitting or bending. The other pockets easily hold shutter releases, wipes, filters, etc. The vest is comfortable, not too heavy and is sturdy (for the money you pay).

                                          I didn't believes some of the other reviews because, after all, you have no idea who is writing them. Trust me when I tell you this vest runs large. I wear a man's medium in everything quite comfortably. period. The medium vest hung on me like a large or XL. It was too roomy, too full and too wide. The small fits roomy but comnfortable. I can wear it over a heavy shirt or jacket. I am 5'9" tall and weigh 160. Order one size lower than normal for a true and comfortable fit.

                                          Good product. Decent prize. Decent looking on me. Recommended.

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                                          5.0

                                          An excellent buy!

                                          By Ajsport

                                          from Hyderabad, India

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable Strap
                                          • Good Protection
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Wildlife

                                            Comments about Safari Photo Vest, Medium (Khaki):

                                            I picked up this safari photo vest to use ring a visit to a dry, deciduous jungle in India. The jacket (khaki) blended in so well with the rest of the surroundings. It was very functional and useful as well in that it had ample space/pockets to keep amongst other things a bottle of water, 2 canon converters (1.4 and 2x) and 4 CF cards. I could also keep a screw for my tripod clamp and a couple of restraining buckles - all of these being reachable without hassles. It also has good quality Velcro and zippers to hold everything in place. Overall, really enjoyed using this product and would recommend for any serious wildlife photography buff!

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