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Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black)

You Pay: $42.86
Product Highlights
  • 100% Cotton Shell and Lining
  • Webbed Back
  • 21 Pockets

The black Safari Photo Vest, Large 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 = 25"
1/2 Hem = 23.5"
Back Length = 30"
Shoulder = 19"
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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Humvee by CampCoSafari Photo Vest, Large (Black)
 
3.8

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (5)
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        100% 

        (3 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Vest; Changes would make it GREAT

    This is a good product; well built and comfortable. Plenty of pockets for equipment and accessories. My only complains are that the Long Lens pockets (with elastic) on the right side of...Read complete review

    This is a good product; well built and comfortable. Plenty of pockets for equipment and accessories. My only complains are that the Long Lens pockets (with elastic) on the right side of the vest are too small for a Nikkor 70~300 VR zoom,(Actually anything but the thinnest lens would have trouble fitting, so these pockets were mostly useless). And the epaulets are WAY too short for any kind of strap larger than 3/4 of an inch wide. Otherwise the vest served me well during a recent Alaska Photo Safari.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    All Show No Substance

    The vest looks quite nice. If all you want to do is make a fashion statement... buy one. But I was totally disappointed.

    Yes there are tons of...Read complete review

    The vest looks quite nice. If all you want to do is make a fashion statement... buy one. But I was totally disappointed.

    Yes there are tons of pockets, and many of them are oddly sized to render them useless. The ones for long lenses are too narrow for my 62mm lenses. The camera body will not fit in any pocket, not even to get it out of the rain. My SB-910 flash barely fit.

    All pockets are flimsy and there is no padding whatsoever. If you fill this vest it will be clank clank clank as you walk around... stupid me, I thought it would safely hold my gear on a hike... ummm no way.

    The zipper is cheaply made and on mine partially faulty. Material sucks water like a sponge... hope for good weather.

    Had I not thrown away the tags this would have gone back. So once again, it looks good but it serves little purpose.

    Guess I will start searching for an alternative.

    One last thing, sizing is not generous. I usually wear a medium and so bought a larger so that I could wear it over a coat. It was a bit bigger than a medium but not by much.

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    4.0

    Versatile Exterior Collective Clad

    By Glenn M.

    from Lake Stevens WA

    Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

    Clothing that makes you carry necessities with easy access. An addition flexible outer wear that could handle your small materials while traveling. Will be a convenient vest with numerous pockets for a photographer to consider that will save you for misplacing parapharnelias.

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    1.0

    All Show No Substance

    By Goedric

    from Ravenna, MI

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Good looking

    Cons

    • Absorbs Water
    • Flimsy
    • Inadequate Protection
    • Not Enough Pocket Room
    • Poorly Designed Pockets
    • Poor quality
    • Sticky Zipper
    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Fashion

    Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

    The vest looks quite nice. If all you want to do is make a fashion statement... buy one. But I was totally disappointed.

    Yes there are tons of pockets, and many of them are oddly sized to render them useless. The ones for long lenses are too narrow for my 62mm lenses. The camera body will not fit in any pocket, not even to get it out of the rain. My SB-910 flash barely fit.

    All pockets are flimsy and there is no padding whatsoever. If you fill this vest it will be clank clank clank as you walk around... stupid me, I thought it would safely hold my gear on a hike... ummm no way.

    The zipper is cheaply made and on mine partially faulty. Material sucks water like a sponge... hope for good weather.

    Had I not thrown away the tags this would have gone back. So once again, it looks good but it serves little purpose.

    Guess I will start searching for an alternative.

    One last thing, sizing is not generous. I usually wear a medium and so bought a larger so that I could wear it over a coat. It was a bit bigger than a medium but not by much.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Satisfied Purchase

    By kimmnen

    from canton, mi

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Price

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

      Will meet my needs for photography and for travel especially through airport security!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Exactly what I needed!

      By Geo

      from New York

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • On-location Organization

        Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

        Lots of well-placed pockets, clasps, and fasteners allow for easy and convenient organization while on a shoot.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Most Compact Working attire EVER!

        By Suzi

        from New York City

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Good Protection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Transport
          • Storage

          Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

          i actually use this vest for a altogether different purpose. I am a Wardrobe supervisor and am onstgae quite a bit. Because it is live theatre anything can happen at anytime and as such I need to be prepared. The many useful pockets allow me to carry many useful tools at the same time. I can carry Sewing supplies, notes & even a H20 bottle for the Divas are all within reach. The many specific compartments make it easy when I want to reach for a specific item without clutter. I have used this vest for many years and find it invaluable for my profession!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Photo Vest

          By $bob

          from Anaheim

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

              Beautifully made, durable and well designed. More pockets than I can really use, but love them just the same. Nice attention to details. The only drawback is that I have no use for the two pockets intended to store camera lenses. The pockets are too narrow to really stick my whole hand in. that's a small inconvenience, though.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Safari Photo Vest

              By 8$bob

              from Anaheim, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

                  Great product. I have several other travel vests, but needed a black one for formal wear. Love all the pockets.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Precise!

                  By JChristian

                  from NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Durable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Too Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Transport
                  • Storage
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

                  Although I have not washed but ... because I have not used but I can see that the product is strong in its fashion and color.

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                  3.0

                  Sized large

                  By keithred

                  from Davis, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

                        Everything is fine but the large is more an extra large. Had to send it back for a medium.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        1.0

                        Not good

                        By Marek

                        from Canada

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • None

                        Cons

                        • Poor quality

                        Best Uses

                        • No use

                        Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

                        This vest came poorly done - un-stiched pockets etc.
                        I wouldn"t recommend. It would cost me more to send it back.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        High functionality, low cost

                        By RB Prodster

                        from San Mateo CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Lots Of Pockets And Features

                        Cons

                        • All cotton dries slowly
                        • Too Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Most shooting situations

                        Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

                        This is a nice low cost alternative to the more expensive photographer vests that nonetheless gives the user a lot of functionality and decent quality construction. There are plenty of pockets and zippers so you'll have lots of places to put stuff. The vest is a little on the heavy side and its 100% cotton fabric is notorious for slow drying, so this isn't the item to wear if rain is in the forecast. I also wonder how well the zippers will hold up with long term usage, but time will tell. I recommend this vest if you're looking for functional production apparel at a good price. Large size is probably the best choice for most shooters.

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                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Not as robust as I wished

                        By Thierry

                        from France

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • price

                        Cons

                        • Not durable
                        • Unusable shoulder straps

                        Best Uses

                        • Sport shooting

                        Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

                        This vest is probably a good value for its price and may be my expectation were set a bit too high.

                        Shooting outdoor sports, my main usage of photo vest is to be able to carry and secure multiple cameras (one hanging from the neck, the others from the shoulders) and hold my gear without needing a backpack.

                        The fact the shoulder straps were too tight to hold DSLR straps should have alerted me. Even after making them a bit larger, the snaps would open without warning and turned out to be totally unreliable. A regular button would do a better job than the cheap snap fasteners used. This costed me a lens & camera :(

                        The rest of the feature are on par with the price paid. I'll be looking for a more sturdy vest for the next season.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Everything You Need to Carry

                        By Sports Photog

                        from Portland, Oregon

                        About Me Casual Dresser

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel
                          • Work

                          Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

                          I use this vest to carry most of the essential accessories that I need on a photo shoot. Plenty of pockets of various sizes. Good quality and costs a lot less than you will find at the camera chain stores.

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

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love it best photo vest made anywhere

                          By cav2108

                          from Al Ain, UAE

                          About Me Casual Dresser

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Use
                            • Travel
                            • Work

                            Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

                            Love it. The only failure point is the nylon zipper. I keep hitting them with a hot iron and ruining the zip. Too bad but it is my on-going excuse to buy a new one every couple of years. This vest has the right pockets in the right places. All the other vests out there are just poor imitations of this vest

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

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Good Vest; Changes would make it GREAT

                            By Gandalf1821

                            from Oklahoma City, OK

                            About Me Semi-serious Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Epaulets too short
                            • Lens Pockets too small

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Use

                            Comments about Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

                            This is a good product; well built and comfortable. Plenty of pockets for equipment and accessories. My only complains are that the Long Lens pockets (with elastic) on the right side of the vest are too small for a Nikkor 70~300 VR zoom,(Actually anything but the thinnest lens would have trouble fitting, so these pockets were mostly useless). And the epaulets are WAY too short for any kind of strap larger than 3/4 of an inch wide. Otherwise the vest served me well during a recent Alaska Photo Safari.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels too large
                            • Sleeve Length:
                            • Feels true to length

                            Share this review

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