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Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest (Large, Brown)

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Humvee by CampCo Safari Photo Vest (Large, Brown)

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Product Highlights

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

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The large brown 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 = 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, Khaki)
 
4.5

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (49)
  • Durable (38)
  • Good protection (12)
  • Comfortable strap (9)
  • Compact (8)

Cons

  • Not enough pocket room (3)
  • Too bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (41)
  • Daily transport (17)
  • Storage (10)
  • Work (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      100% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52), Yes (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (44), Semi-pro photographer (14), Casual photographer (5), Casual dresser (4), 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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointing...

I own an older version of this vest and it has served me well over a number of years. The thing that I liked most about it was that it handled my 52-58mm...Read complete review

I own an older version of this vest and it has served me well over a number of years. The thing that I liked most about it was that it handled my 52-58mm filter sized lenses in the (from the wearer's perspective) bottom right pockets. I wore it religiously while out shooting for 7 years.

This constant wear caused minor tears here and there. Plus it was beige and it didn't blend well with greener camo. So I picked up a new olive green.

Very disappointing--the thing I used the most and made the vest so useful--the ability to swap out small focal length lenses (up to my 70-300) was gone. The two pockets on the right are too small for anything but a 1/2 liter water bottle.

Otherwise, it is made well and fits true to stated size. But it does not work for it's intended purpose.

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5.0

The way to carry gear

By Hgbjr

from St Petersburg, FL

Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

I've tried hard cases, camera bags, sling packs, and back pack packs to carry my gear. This vest was my answer ...very comfortable, didtributes the weight perfectly, tons of large storage for big lenses and and camera bodies.

Love it.

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5.0

Wonderful!

By Missy K

from Fayetteville, AR

Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

Wonderful vest! Just what my husband had been looking for! So many pockets, of all sizes, great fabric, well made! He'll wear this in all seasons! Highly recommend!

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5.0

Excellent

By Chileno_1969

from Mazatlan, Sin.

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

        very nice Vest and price ;-)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        very nice

        By Chileno1969

        from Mazatlán, Sin.

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

            Excellent Product and Service ...

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Feeling Fancy

            By Pete D.

            from Austin

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

              I borrowed one of these from a friend to shoot my sons football games. After returning it to him I decided to get my own. I found it runs a little big though.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Plenty of Pockets and Space

              By Will

              from Lynchburg, Virginia

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

                Plenty of pockets for gear and the size was right to wear over a coat for warmth in the winter and cool with out a coat in the summer. This will be used on all my exploring type trips as it is much better than hauling a heavy bag. Instructions with it should have more tips on how to use some of its features. The applets on top should be made wider to acccomodate the camera strap that came with my Cannon.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Better Quality thsn Previous

                By RGV Birder

                from Rio Grande Valley, Texas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

                    I had an older version of this vest until recently. This one seems to be better quality with many pockets and and easier access. The vest is a bit oversized to allow for layering.

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                    5.0

                    Better Vest

                    By RGV Birder

                    from Rio Grande Valley, Texas

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

                          I had an older version of this vest but like this one better...more easily accessible pockets,darker khaki, and fits better. Large size is a very roomy for layering clothes.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Awesome,good for travel ,many pockets...

                          By AERO

                          from Toa Alta,P.R.

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                          • Not Light Fabrics

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

                          Excellent fabrics, Good for traveling, Fitted to your chest size. Maybe Nylon materials make it lighter... For now is just perfect.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          I am very happy and satisfied

                          By Marcos el tranquilo

                          from Mexico Distrito Federal

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Strap
                          • Durable
                          • Good Protection
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

                            perfect for travel

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great utility vest!

                            By Joe the Technician

                            from Cocoa, FL

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Great Storage
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Tech Vest
                              • Utility Vest

                              Comments about Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

                              This is a great utility or tech vest. Very light and comfortable with plenty of pockets. Would definitely buy again!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              I like it, exactly what I looked for

                              By Michael Z

                              from Paramus, NJ

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Strap
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Protection

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Transport
                                • Storage
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

                                For day hikes or on the trips I used Lowepro backpack. This is excellent product, I love it.It is very useful. But for me there is one problem (as usual for all backpacks). After 30-40 min of walking my back becomes wet. To eliminate this problems I bought Tamrac bag (Pouch).It was a bright decision. Now my back is dry, I feel very comfortable and the quality of my shots become much better (I think so). Everything is good except one thing: not enough space for all my day trip gear. The next right step was to buy Hamvee Safari Photo vest by Camp Co. This vest is exactly what I was looking for. There are many pockets, good ventilation, good quality of fabric and manufacture, reasonable price, good design of the pockets ( sizes, locations, closings, style, quantity). Now on my day trip I take:- in Tamrac bag. Canon SLR camera with lens, supplementary battery for camera, CF memories, cleaning kit, lens filter, plastic bag (just in case of rain).- In Hamvee vest. Canon camera flash, one set of spare battery for flash, white balance card set 5.1"x3.9",one more lens (usually Tokina fisheye 10-17mm in pouch), camera strap, folded map, wallet, eye glasses.- Monopod or TripodNow everything, what I need, is with me. I have easy access to all my gear and everything is well organized. I am 6' high, 195 lbs., Vest size L.

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Very pleased!

                                By Fred

                                from Lancaster, NY

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Transport
                                  • Storage
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Safari Photo Vest, Large (Black):

                                  Just what I wanted. The black color tends to blend the pockets more than the beige. It looks a little less "touristy" that way. And, it is a good value.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  JUST WHAT I WANTED

                                  By Pablito

                                  from Sault Ste Marie, Canada

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

                                        I pass my winters in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula where iy's very hot. I needed portability and comfort for my gear. This vest breathes and helps me tote my gear. It's exactly what I was looking for, for this climate.

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                                        5.0

                                        good

                                        By bkim

                                        from LA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

                                        easy to use it

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                                        5.0

                                        Exceded my expectations

                                        By H

                                        from AZ

                                        Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

                                        Just bought this and haven't had the opportunity to field test it. But it looks remarkably well thought out. Many great pockets for anything you could possibly want to carry, even an extra body with short zoom and strap attached. Sturdy, with solid double zipper and adjustment snaps. The large runs large, but I like that....more room to stuff the pockets and still be comfortable and, surprisingly it doesn't look all that bulky. I've seen far inferior vests for 5-6 times the price. I'm thinking of getting another one in size medium for those occasions when I don't need to carry as many big items and a tighter fit is called for.

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                                        4.0

                                        Multipocket is super useful.

                                        By Alfaandino

                                        from Colombia

                                        Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

                                        Fabric quality is great, and Multi-pocket is super useful since it is going to be used in engineering field trips. However, it runs a little large (it is a bit too width). Also, amazingly fast shipping!

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                                        5.0

                                        Great for photography, great for travel!

                                        By Ed

                                        from Cupertino, CA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Good Protection
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

                                          Plenty of pockets for photo gear and plenty of pockets for travel documents. Epaulet strap holds my camera securely and ready for quick use.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Perfect Vest for Photography

                                          By Traveling Woodburys

                                          from St Petersburg Fl

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Good Protection
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Carrying Photo Items
                                            • Storage
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

                                            I use this to carry two extra lens, batteries, different lens filters and a few small tools and still have empty pockets. 21 pockets are more than enough. Even carrying the items listed the vest is comfortable. Used the vest several time this month and the it does not hold the heat in.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            3.0

                                            horrible zipper system

                                            By Ricardo

                                            from Ontario

                                            Comments about Safari Photo Vest (Large, Khaki):

                                            Nice vest with a horrible zipper system, very difficult to zip and unzip.

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