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DomkePhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki)
 
4.7

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (22)
  • Lightweight (20)
  • Breathable (13)
  • Stylish (7)
  • Comfortable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (9)
    • Backcountry (6)
    • Daily transport (6)
    • Casual wear (5)
    • Cross country (4)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        86% 

        (12 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        100% 

        (13 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (5), Photo enthusiast (4), Advanced (3), Casual dresser (3), Intermediate (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great vest

    Took the vest out of the box and on a weeklong shoot in Glacier National Park. This vest has numerous pockets, allowing for immediate access to filters, lenses and accessories without the hassle...Read complete review

    Took the vest out of the box and on a weeklong shoot in Glacier National Park. This vest has numerous pockets, allowing for immediate access to filters, lenses and accessories without the hassle of constantly going back to the backpack. The pockets are lined to avoid accumulation of lint on filters and lenses stored there. I also used the vest as a "travel vest" on board the plane on the way home. Its capacious inside pockets even have room to hold a 15" laptop while boarding the plane. I am tall, 6'5", and found the length to be an advantage. Several of the others on our trip were anxious to get one of these upon their return home, due to my glowing recommendations.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as good as once was

    This vest used to have a zippered pocket on the chest. It's been taken off, and it was a very useful item to have -- particularly for keys and other items. I just...Read complete review

    This vest used to have a zippered pocket on the chest. It's been taken off, and it was a very useful item to have -- particularly for keys and other items. I just purchase another of these vests (I've worn out 2 others) and shot a wedding. When I took the vest off to cool off, and picked it up, most of the items in the front pocket fell out, a bit embarrassing in front of the client! Please, guys -- put the zipper pocket back in. Also, the main reason I keep having to replace these is that the liner of the pockets tear easily.

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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By Misha

    from Europe

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki):

        Have had one of these for twenty years now. Great organizer, lots of pocktes, really does the job any season, but especially great in summer.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size

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        5.0

        Great Vest

        By Terry

        from Beaverton Oregon

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish
        • Warm

        Cons

        • No Problems

        Best Uses

        • Backcountry
        • Cross Country

        Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki):

        Fits well. Plenty of pockets and pockets are big enough for my lens andaccessories

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent

        By csf

        from Castle Rock CO

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki):

          Runs a tad larger than I expected, and B&H exchanged for smaller size easily and quickly.

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels too big
          • Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Domke vest is the best

          By Pfotologist

          from Virginia

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backcountry
            • Casual Wear

            Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki):

            Completely satisfied and highest recommendation

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Gear Usage:
            • Photo shoots
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Better Than Carrying a Bag

            By ElSupremo

            from Ormond Beach, FL

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Impression
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki):

                I have carried a shoulder bag with lenses, 2nd camera and cleaning kit for over ten years. This vest is a better solution and does not require adjusting the bag or changing shoulders every couple of hours.

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size
                • Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Worthwhile Investment!

                By Natural Images

                from Augusta, GA

                About Me Expert

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anywhere
                  • Backcountry
                  • Casual Wear
                  • Cross Country

                  Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki):

                  I have not had it a long time yet, but have been wearing it every shoot outdoors in 90 degree weather. It is lightweight and does warm me up at all. Provides more than adequate room to haul filters, extra lenses for my FX camera comfortably, as well as other accessories.
                  I ordered a size larger so I would have one to have for over a coat in winter and one to fit loose in summer and am really enjoying it!

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Length:
                  • Feels true to length
                  • Gear Usage:
                  • Hot and Cold
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Not as good as once was

                  By micwin

                  from Chattanooga, tn

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                  • Tears Easily

                  Best Uses

                  • Backcountry
                  • Casual Wear
                  • Cross Country
                  • Downhill
                  • Freestyle

                  Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Black):

                  This vest used to have a zippered pocket on the chest. It's been taken off, and it was a very useful item to have -- particularly for keys and other items. I just purchase another of these vests (I've worn out 2 others) and shot a wedding. When I took the vest off to cool off, and picked it up, most of the items in the front pocket fell out, a bit embarrassing in front of the client! Please, guys -- put the zipper pocket back in. Also, the main reason I keep having to replace these is that the liner of the pockets tear easily.

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Length:
                  • Feels true to length
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Vest not for me.....

                  By K Photos

                  from Central New York State

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable

                  Cons

                  • Poor Fit
                  • VERY flimsy construction

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Black):

                    Yes, the vest had some pockets, and yes it was roomy --- too big for me, would've had to order a Large instead --- but the biggest reason I returned the vest was the "light construction". I've owned other camera vests that were 100% cotton, and they were MUCH more substantial and could take a lot of wear and tear. This Tiffen vest was pretty flimsy, so if you are a "down and dirty" kind of photographer......you better look some place else for your camera vest and skip this one.

                    • Chest Size:
                    • Feels too big
                    • Length:
                    • Feels true to length
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great vest

                    By Dave

                    from Boise, Idaho

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki):

                        I use this rather than carry my Domke bag and it works great. There's room for the gear I need plus all the misc. stuff I carry. Good construction, comfortable, easy accessability.

                        • Chest Size:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Length:
                        • Feels true to length
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        I have used this product for many years

                        By Cliff

                        from Vero Beach, FL

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki):

                            The Photogs Vest eliminates the need to carry a camera bag. It fits square unlike a bag. It has 15 pockets to carry everything from long lenses to filters. There are waterproof pockets for electronics.

                            • Chest Size:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Length:
                            • Feels true to length
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Carry Your Stuff in Style

                            By Dr. Paul

                            from Cornwall, ON. Canada

                            About Me Advanced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backcountry

                              Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Black):

                              The DOMKE PhotTOGS vest is one of those products that you find is either indispisable from the start or it ends up in the back of your closet never to see the light of day again. For me it has quickly become indispensible.Basically it delivers as advertised -- it's roomy, well vented and has a 9,407 pockets that are great for carrying your stuff in the field and, most impotant, it's comfortable. I photograph birds and spend most of my time in the outback of some type or other. I have a large Low-Pro backpack that is fine for humping your gear out to the truck or into a camp site but when you're in the field the backpack is awkward to get at whereas with the vest the cable release is in your upper left pocket and you just pull it out. Lenses, waterbottle, sandwiches, some light rain gear and your filter pouch are all accessible. If you're careful when you load the vest it distributes the load very well and doesn't pull you backwards or put undue pressure on shoulders but obviously it won't carry a tripod or a big prime lens. It's not a replacement for a backpack but it's the next best thing. If I had to do it again I would get the tan not the black -- it's hot and tends to attract little flying horrors. The sizes fit overly large but I intend to use mine over winter clothes so I think it is just fine. The vest is cotton not nylon or some other polyester and so it breathes but I imagine it will weigh a ton when it gets wet -- but hey I've got a rain jacket in the back pocket.

                              • Chest Size:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Length:
                              • Feels true to length
                              • Gear Usage:
                              • Cold Weather Living
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Outstanding Photo VBest

                              By larry

                              from Post Falls, Idaho

                              About Me Advanced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Stylish

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backcountry
                                • Casual Wear
                                • Cross Country
                                • Downhill
                                • Freestyle

                                Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki):

                                Love my new Domke photo vest. Has all the bells and whistles, and holds a ton of gear. Very well put together. The sewing and stitching is supurb. It can be a little mheavy, if you really load it up.

                                • Chest Size:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Length:
                                • Feels true to length
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Light weight, durable, well constructed

                                By k9bliss

                                from Mt. Holly, NJ

                                About Me Intermediate

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Exploring nature

                                  Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki):

                                  The vest is light weight, multiple pockest with good expansion. Able to put over jacket with no problems. Wish it came with a fold up hood.

                                  • Chest Size:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Length:
                                  • Feels true to length
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  PhoTogs Vest

                                  By Brian(Just for the birds)

                                  from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

                                  About Me Intermediate

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Warm

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki):

                                      This is a very good vest for birding and bird photography I am able to carry along different lenses and bird guide book and many other items necessary for a day of birding. I used it for the first time on a 10 day trip to San Diego area and it was very comfortable and cool even in the 82 degree sunny weather. Well worth the price.

                                      • Chest Size:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Length:
                                      • Feels true to length
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Perfect for birding

                                      By Upstate birder

                                      from NY

                                      About Me Casual Dresser

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                      • NONE

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki):

                                      I bought this vest to go out birding in the state parks around here. Needed lots of pockets for all the camera gadgets, papers, maps and snacks, and I am very satisfied that this vest fits the bill. I can even store my rather large binocs in a vest pocket when I'm tired of having them around my neck. With so many pockets, you want to be careful not to stuff too many at one time; that could get unwieldy. Still, it's great to have so many storage options. The material is beautiful, sturdy, and "breathes" enough for my purposes (I'm in upstate NY, not the tropics!) All in all, I'm VERY happy with the product and the price point.

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                                      5.0

                                      Well Made Product

                                      By Mike

                                      from Wellington New Zealand

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Warm

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Black):

                                          This item is well made and comfortable to wear. There are more than enough pockets and you can carry a lot of items that are easy to access. The large pockets can hold professional camera bodies (Nikon D3s) or lens up to 200mm in size. A much better option than carrying a camera bag around.

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                                          4.0

                                          Good but not as good as it was

                                          By Park

                                          from Austin TX

                                          About Me Casual Dresser

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • The black fades tears

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Daily Use
                                          • Travel
                                          • Work

                                          Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Black):

                                          I have worn these vests for over twenty years and feel naked without one on. I love the layout and the multiple closed and open pocket configuration. Perhaps my favorite was one they had in nylon many years ago as it held its color better and never tore at the pockets the way the cotton ones do. My main two gripes are they tear at the large bottom pockets if you carry lenses in those pockets and they fade to an ugly color from the pure black. In spite of that I cannot find a better vest,

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                                          5.0

                                          Well done

                                          By Will

                                          from CA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Good Protection
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Daily Transport
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Black):

                                            Beefy construction without being overweight, pockets of the right sizes and in the right places, comfortable fit. I usually take an XL shirt or jacket and the XL size on this vest was just right for me.

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                                            4.0

                                            Great Vest

                                            By AZKiteflyer

                                            from Litchfield Park, AZ

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Daily Transport

                                              Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki):

                                              I purchased this to replace a small Tamrac backpack that I had grown out of. I use it for landscape photography - it allows me to carry two lenses (plus one on the camera body) filters, memory card wallet, shutter release, tickets, IDs, passes, small lunch or snacks, and I still have pockets left over. I bought it a size too large to fit over a coat - and will probably buy another for summer time in the desert. It distributes the weight of all the goodies well, and access to the goodies is pretty easy too, even one handed. Despite being a well ventilated vest. color is too dark and fabric is too heavy for summer in Arizona. Knew that when I chose it.

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                                              5.0

                                              Wonderful

                                              By Todd

                                              from Edmond, OK

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Plenty of pockets

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Out in the field

                                                Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (X-Large, Khaki):

                                                I went to the zoo and did not have to run back to the car once to get a filter, etc. It is nice to have a comfortable way to carry extra lenses, filters, memory cards, etc. The pockets are lined in a way to not harm filters or lenses.

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