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Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Khaki)

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Product Highlights
  • 100% Cotton Shell and Lining
  • Webbed Back
  • 21 Pockets

The khaki Safari Photo Vest, X-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 = 26.7"
1/2 Hem = 25"
Back Length = 30.7"
Shoulder = 20.5"
Front Zipper = 12.5"
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, X-Large (Khaki)
 
4.3

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (44)
  • Durable (28)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Reliable (7)
  • Comfortable strap (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (39)
    • Daily transport (16)
    • Landscape photography (9)
    • Storage (7)
    • Everyday (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (41), Yes (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (9), Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Closest substitute for 'Banana Republic'

    This vest is pretty much the closest you'll find to the extinct 'Banana Republic' vest that is loved by many---I had two of those, so I ordered this one as a...Read complete review

    This vest is pretty much the closest you'll find to the extinct 'Banana Republic' vest that is loved by many---I had two of those, so I ordered this one as a replacement for an original B.R. that's being lovingly retired.

    That said, the pocket arrangement and general vest construction is pretty much identical, but it's obvious that this is cheaper in some ways. First, the old model had padding in the collar and shoulders; this has none. The epaulets were functional on the original, and these are pretty much vestigial--useless without modification. I also noticed that the pockets are not as large---the height and width are the same, but they simply aren't as deep--they don't stick out as much. The build quality on the new one is O.K., but it simply isn't quite up to the specs of the original. It's still a great vest, and probably half the cost of what I paid for the original. It's the closest you'll come to the original, at least at this point in time.

    To tell you the truth, I won’t mind so much the lighter weight if it doesn’t affect the durability too badly. The fabric seems to be the same weight as the original, it just has less padding, I guess. My old one weighs in at an even 2 lbs. The weight on this one is about 6oz. lighter. I think I can deal with the less material in the neck and shoulders, since I live in Florida…

    As for the color, ‘Olive Drab’ comes out pleasingly more of a ‘dark khaki’…There is green in it, but not as much as I expected…We’ll see how the color ages after it gets a couple of washes. The picture doesn’t really do it justice.

    Sizing runs a little large, as I'm between an XL and XXL in most clothes...this XL fits more like a 2X. Still, it's meant to be worn over other clothing, so I'll never complain about that. Also, I'm sure there'll be some shrinkage after the first wash.

    So there you go. If you’re familiar with the ‘original’ vest this one is based on, you’ll still feel right at home—everything is still in the same place. If you’re new to this vest, it’s an awesome piece of gear for whatever you do—whether you’re shooting stills, video, film, or hiking around in the back nine somewhere. More pockets than you can shake a stick at, ergonomically placed; Enough pockets to satisfy even the most jaded pocket-lover. You’ll soon be hooked....

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good product. It's what I expected.

    I currently carry & shoot a Panasonic DMC-FZ50 "super zoom" camera. So I don't need a great deal of carry capacity. This vest has all I need for space...Read complete review

    I currently carry & shoot a Panasonic DMC-FZ50 "super zoom" camera. So I don't need a great deal of carry capacity. This vest has all I need for space & security for a wide angle lens, filters, remote control, secure pockets for small items, and a pocket big enough for a camera rain cover. And the straps on the shoulders to keep a tri-pod with me. I really like it!

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    5.0

    More than does its job.

    By Captain Chaos

    from Mystic, CT

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Khaki):

      For the price I could not find a better photo vest. The multiple pockets hold several different size lenses as well as many of accessories. The vest is light and comfortable.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Safari Photo Vest

      By Irish 48

      from Brick, NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel

        Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Khaki):

        I love Safari Photo Vest because I alway want one for long time ago. I finally got it. I really excite to vest that make me comfortable on new vest.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great vest

        By Jery

        from Edison, NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Khaki):

          It is very nice made good quality, and has many pockets.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Overseas travel with photo gear

          By Rick

          from Northwest, AR

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Khaki):

            I will use this vest to carry photo gear. tickets, passports, TSA permitted items on flights to destinations where we do underwater photography. It is quite a challenge to get all your photo and scuba gear as well as cloths to places 12 time zones away.This vest suits my needs very well:1. Lightweight, washable, & ventilated.2. Lots of large and small pockets of various sizes and closures. The inside pockets are good for passports and travel documents.3. The vest and its contents can easily be stowed away on the airplane.I wish the inside pockets had zippers.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love..

            By Kay

            from Virginia

            Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Khaki):

            I ordered this larger than i thought i needed, so it would be baggy in the summer and fit over a down coat in the winter.It is well made and finished and pockets are every where. I can carry my entire pack of gear within easy reach in pockets instead of on my back -- and still have plenty of space left over for id, water, keys, etc. You wont be disappointed in this for a photographers vest.

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            5.0

            GREAT vest !

            By MelissaS

            from Greeneville, Tn.

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Protection
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Storage
              • Travel

              Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Black):

              I'm a freelance photographer and I use this vest specifically outdoors, as I shoot a lot of nature and landscpes. There are a lot of pocket of all sizes , zippers, snaps, inside and out. There is room for everything ! Love it

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              • Yes

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              3.0

              Vest is OK for price

              By Wife of Photographer

              from Indiana

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Khaki):

              Got this for my husband, an amateur photographer who always seems to need something he doesn't have at hand. Loved the idea of many pockets, so it serves it's purpose. However, I was a little disappointed in the quality. Fabric is not sturdy, although it is light weight. Stitching is a bit sloppy. Time will tell if this holds up. I suppose it's adequate for the price, but I was hoping for a better quality.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great value

              By Poppy

              from Southport, NC

              Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Khaki):

              The photo vest offered everything I needed for my lens/camera toting. Great construction, many different size pockets. Vests similar to this have been advertised for 3-5x the price.

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              4.0

              It should be good for most users

              By Tech Pubs Solutions

              from Northwest Jersey

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Transport

                Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Black):

                It has plenty of pockets and the inside rear pocket will hold one or two garbage bags in case you get cauht in a downpour.

                The front lower right pockets are large enough for APS-C CMOS lenses however they are likely too small if you are shooting a full frame rig.

                One additional item is that the epaulets are not roomy enough for a broad camera bag strap. Other than that, the vest is a good addition to most people's rigs.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Comfortable Wear

                By Bear

                from Shreveport, Louisiana

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Khaki):

                  The vest is great to store small photography accessories (extra batteries, memory cards and so forth), and it looks good too!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Photo and Travel Vest

                  By Will

                  from Yorba Linda, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Khaki):

                    This product is a replacement for something similar I have had for many years. It is so practical for carrying photo gear, including additional lenses, and filters. Also great for air travel. I have always called it my 50lb jacket because I can carry extra things.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Carry Everything

                    By Mark

                    from Kennewick, WA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Black):

                      It's insane how many pockets this thing has! You better keep track of what you put in there.

                      Carry everything you need without people asking you if you're going fishing.

                      Downside - I always wear XL shirts, but this in XL is a little big for me (Hope I don't grow into it).

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      good value

                      By rjmiller93921

                      from carmel

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Transport
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Black):

                        great for travel
                        lightweight
                        lots of pockets
                        comfortable
                        perfect for photo gear

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Required attire

                        By Cismret

                        from Washington DC

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Khaki):

                        This vest is a must for amateur to professional! Pockets of all sizes for flash cards to 200 mm lens! I added a couple of D rings which allows me quicker access to clip able items. Don't hesitate the price is right too!

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        not great but useful

                        By seamus t.o.

                        from toronto canada.

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • All The Pockets Are Handy
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Construction
                        • Poor Lens Pockets

                        Best Uses

                        • Good For Fishing Too
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Olive Drab):

                        it has plenty of pockets which is good in the field. fits well slightly oversize so you can wear over something. designated lens pockets are basically useless. cant fit a 200 or 300 lens.

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                        5.0

                        Just what I wanted

                        By dobx

                        from outer banks

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Usage

                          Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Khaki):

                          This is a very well made, high quality product. I had to exchange the XL for a L, but the process was easy. The front zipper is very easy to operate. I'm not wild about all the Velcro fastenerson the pockets--makes them hard to open, but then I guess that is the point.
                          I will use it even when I am not carrying cameras.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Highly Effective Vest

                          By Ahzi

                          from New Orleans, Louisiana

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Khaki):

                            I haven't had this vest long but it is proving itself again and again. I have used it photographing wildlife in nature and it provides plenty of ventilation and excellent fit with plenty of room under the arms for movement without binding like some vest I have owned. The pockets are plentiful and quite voluminous, and though there are many slots for pens, pencils, and markers; a larger one would be useful for a small flashlight which is very necessary during reduced lighting. The epaulettes on the shoulder could stand to be wider also as many of the straps for cameras today are much wider or thicker. The vest has held up quite well under rigorous conditions. All in all, this is a very useful vest which I highly recommend.

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                            2.0

                            Nice but not quite the real deal

                            By Wilsonpicket

                            from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Black):

                                  There are some basic design flaws with this vest. They are:
                                  1. Bottom right hand pocket stitched in half. Result is 2 pockets that are too small for anything. Need this for lenses, so it should be bigger
                                  2. The upper 3 right hand small pockets are ill conceived and the Velcro gets in the way.
                                  3. But the major problem with this vest is the zipper and where the pull ends. It is right where your camera hangs and the rear screen hits it perfectly. A poor design.
                                  4. Other than the price, there is not much this vest has too offer. Over all I would look for a better designed product.

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                                  • Yes

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                                  5.0

                                  This Vest is Great

                                  By Bigchief

                                  from Frederick, Md.

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Transport
                                    • Storage
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Black):

                                    I am a delivery driver and the versatility of this vest is outstanding. Holds all the essentials with room to spare. I plan on purchasing one n Khaki also.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    excellect product

                                    By EJ Fudd

                                    from Central NJ

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Safari Photo Vest, X-Large (Khaki):

                                      holds plenty of gear

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                                      • No

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