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DomkePhoTOGS Vest (Small, Black)
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (12)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Lots of storage (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (5)
    • Daily use (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual dresser (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Beats carrying the whole camera bag

    After years of hauling around a full bag with two or three bodies, lenses, film, etc. I went digital and got this vest. It's not heavy but quality-made and comfortable to wear,...Read complete review

    After years of hauling around a full bag with two or three bodies, lenses, film, etc. I went digital and got this vest. It's not heavy but quality-made and comfortable to wear, even with equipment inside. The advantage-- carry only what you need at the time, leave everything else in the bag. These vests from Domke are sized large-- the "small" fits me well-- 38 inch chest and 40 inch waist and the length is perfect (I'm 5-8).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    More Expensive, Less Features

    I have the older version of this vest which I wore until it was in tatters. When I finally decided to purchase a new one, I was shocked to see how much more expensive...Read complete review

    I have the older version of this vest which I wore until it was in tatters. When I finally decided to purchase a new one, I was shocked to see how much more expensive it was and when I received it, I was extremely disappointed to see there are less pockets and some were so small as to be mostly useless. The older version had all the pockets you would ever want and all were functional. This is not to criticize B&H as the price was competitive with the other sellers and it arrived with their usual lightning-speed delivery. I am just very disappointed with the manufacturer and am not likely to purchase another Domke product.

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    2.0

    Not for small women

    By jmo

    from Menlo Park

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

      Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Black):

      What's great: extremely solid construction, very durable, perfect size for lenses, professional.
      What didn't work: I'm looking for a vest for a 5'4" woman. Though size small, it's obviously shaped for a man not a woman. It feels like a flak jacket on me...or flack dress....Still looking....

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too big
      • Length:
      • Feels too long

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      4.0

      Great Vest

      By Justatexasgirl

      from Austin, Texas

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Khaki):

            This vest has been great. Nice big pockets and alot of places to store things you need when you are out taking pictures!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            2.0

            More Expensive, Less Features

            By Ms. Hot Shot

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Enough Storage or Features

              Best Uses

                Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Khaki):

                I have the older version of this vest which I wore until it was in tatters. When I finally decided to purchase a new one, I was shocked to see how much more expensive it was and when I received it, I was extremely disappointed to see there are less pockets and some were so small as to be mostly useless. The older version had all the pockets you would ever want and all were functional. This is not to criticize B&H as the price was competitive with the other sellers and it arrived with their usual lightning-speed delivery. I am just very disappointed with the manufacturer and am not likely to purchase another Domke product.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Well made and thought out

                By c j

                from north eastern u.s.a

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Durable
                • Lots of Storage

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Khaki):

                    I use this photo vest for short trips into the woods to take pics of flowers. Its many pockets works out well for me.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    great vest

                    By scott

                    from cincy, oh

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Lots of Storage

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Khaki):

                        The bottom pockets are huge to stuff a lense or pocket camera with no problems. When packed with my gear it was comfortable walking around compared to a loaded backback.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Awesome

                        By rps

                        from Seattle, WA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lots of Storage

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Khaki):

                            I was traveling to and within India. In India, some of my flight segments were on ATR turboprop planes, which have a smaller carry-on luggage size than U.S. domestic flights. I wore the jacket in case the airline forced me to check in my camera bag or complained about weight.

                            The vest has pockets almost everywhere. The zippered pocket was also handy to carry around my passport and money safely.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Save your back!

                            By Leslie

                            from Vernon Hills, Il

                            About Me Casual Dresser

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Great Color
                            • Lightweight
                            • Warm

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Casual Wear
                              • Going Out
                              • Travel
                              • Work

                              Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Khaki):

                              This vest was the best investment I have made. Due to problems with my back and neck, I needed to find an alternative to a backpack for carrying my photo gear. The Domke vest is the perfect answer. There are more than enough pockets to carry all my gear as well as personal objects. The pockets are a variety of sizes so they adequately can hold items of different sizes - from lenses to memory cards. The weight of my gear is nicely distributed so I am free from back and neck pain. I enjoy traveling and this vest will make photography so much easier.

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                              5.0

                              A Dream Photographers Vest

                              By WeddingPhotographer

                              from Baltimore, MD

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Soft

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Black):

                                  We have been very satisfied by this product, it holds everything we need - and more. Look forward to coming back to B & H in the future for our photography needs.

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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great fit for a woman!

                                  By Southwest Okie Shooter

                                  from Lawton, Oklahoma

                                  About Me Casual Dresser

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Khaki):

                                    This vest is functional and durable, with lots of pockets and zipper closures. The pockets are large enough for even a 70-300 lens completely enclosed, along with other needed gear. I can load everything I need for a day of shooting and leave the backpack behind. The weight of my gear is more evenly distributed and makes for a comfortable day of shooting. The fit is great for a woman's body. It isn't boxey or bulky and allows free movement while trekking on location.

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                                    5.0

                                    Best Purchase Of The Year

                                    By Dog4Hire2

                                    from Walnut Creek, CA

                                    About Me Classic Dresser

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Khaki):

                                        This vest is awesome. Allows me to be organized without the burden & inconvenience of a large backpack. I just returned from a photo trip in the Sierras where we did a substantial amount of hiking and the jacket proved to be an excellent advantage. I carried lenses, filters, batteries, etc. plus water and snacks with ease. I like the padded shoulders as well.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Plenty of pockets

                                        By GP

                                        from Steamboat Springs, CO

                                        About Me Casual Dresser

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Black):

                                            Good large pockets for lenses. The "Small" size fits me well and I normally wear a Misses size 10. I would not be able to zip it if worn over a heavy fleece but it will be fine over a shirt. Seems well made. The shoulders are not really padded- just a double layer of fabric.

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                                            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Great way to carry camera gear!

                                            By Lucy F.

                                            from Whitefish, MT

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Plenty of pockets

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Daily Transport
                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Black):

                                              I bought this vest for two reasons: first, to load camera gear onto my person in case my carry-on luggage has to be checked, and, secondly, to use in place of (or in addition to) a camera back-pack during my next trip. I am very impressed with this vest. It is bulky for its size; I wear an extra small (size 2-4) and this feels like a large to me, but fits okay over sweaters or the light jacket I'll be taking. But the pockets are great! To test it, I loaded it with a Canon 24-105mm lens, 70-200mm lens, and a camera with 100-400mm lens attached (placed in an inner pocket and supported with its neck strap, since it doesn't go all the way in that pocket w/ camera attached)... plus a Tamron 28-300mm lens, 2 filters, a few memory cards, and my wallet. There were still some unused pockets.

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                                              5.0

                                              Great Vest

                                              By Paul

                                              from Lubbock, TX

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Durable
                                              • Lots Of Pockets And Features

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Black):

                                                  Great for carrying gear while onsite

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                                                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Great Vest

                                                  By crisko

                                                  from California

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Not Enough Pocket Room

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Travel

                                                  Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Black):

                                                  This vest is very nice...heavy duty compared to other vests, but not heavy on your shoulders. It has plenty of pockets for lenses, meters, note pads, cards (or film), etc.
                                                  The downsides: the "padded shoulders" are not really padded (extra layers of material, but no real padding). Doesn't have pocket large enough for my 500 lens.
                                                  I am a pro female photographer and the small size is roomie enough to hold bulky items even over sweaters.
                                                  All in all, though, I would certainly recommend this product above other vests. The material is thicker and can take some wear and tear.

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                                                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Practical and well made

                                                  By KAR

                                                  from North Bay, CA

                                                  About Me Casual Dresser

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Versatile
                                                  • well made
                                                  • Well thought out design

                                                  Cons

                                                  • None that I can see

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Daily Use

                                                  Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Khaki):

                                                  I got this vest to get better and quicker access to lenses and accessories, as well as not advertise that I am carrying a camera and equipment. There is room for my Leica IIIf to fit into a lower pocket with its 50 Summarit lens mounted. The pockets are also large enough to hold the Leica with a wide angle lens and universal viewfinder attached. The handwarmer pockets are handy for light meters and stowing lens caps, and the D-ring at the shoulder provides a nice attachment point for the meter so it needn't be hung around the neck. The large pockets in the rear are useful for stowing a notebook and half size gray card. The mesh at the shoulders and in the back keep the vest from becoming overly warm despite the sturdiness of the cotton fabric. The two way zipper allows for unzipping from the bottom, keeping the vest from binding or interfering with movement when crouching to get the photo.

                                                  • Sizing:
                                                  • Feels true to size

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Worth evey penny

                                                  By Ron

                                                  from Charlotte,NC

                                                  About Me Classic Dresser

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Attractive Design
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Versatile

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Daily Use

                                                    Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Khaki):

                                                    Having worn two previous Domke vests out, it was a "No Brainer" to reorder this tough workhorse.

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

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                                                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Beats carrying the whole camera bag

                                                    By Constable329

                                                    from Richardson, Texas

                                                    About Me Bargain Shopper, Casual

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Attractive Design
                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Versatile
                                                    • Warm

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Daily Use
                                                      • Going Out
                                                      • Travel

                                                      Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Small, Black):

                                                      After years of hauling around a full bag with two or three bodies, lenses, film, etc. I went digital and got this vest. It's not heavy but quality-made and comfortable to wear, even with equipment inside. The advantage-- carry only what you need at the time, leave everything else in the bag. These vests from Domke are sized large-- the "small" fits me well-- 38 inch chest and 40 inch waist and the length is perfect (I'm 5-8).

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

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