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DomkePhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Black)
 
4.7

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (31)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Breathable (16)
  • Stylish (12)
  • Good protection (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Backcountry (11)
  • Travel (9)
  • Casual wear (5)
  • Cross country (5)
  • Daily use (5)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (22 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      90% 

      (19 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      80% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Gear Usage:
    • Cold weather living (5), Winter sports (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (9), Intermediate (8), Semi-pro photographer (6), Casual dresser (3), Classic style (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect Purchase

If you like taking hikes while taking pictures, this vest is for you. It eliminates the need to carry a bag or backpack on most of my trips. It holds all of my...Read complete review

If you like taking hikes while taking pictures, this vest is for you. It eliminates the need to carry a bag or backpack on most of my trips. It holds all of my gear, water and a sanwich, and still have room left over. When I have my 70-300 lens hanging from my neck, it bounces when I walk. With the vest, I keep the camera hanging, but slip the big lens down into one of the large front pockets with it still mounted on the camera, and the bounce is eliminated. I love the vented back which helps keep me cool. This vest is made extremely well, looks neat, and distibutes weight so you barely notice it. At 5' 7", the medium fits me nicely. I love it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Can fit everything you need, even lint..

I fit everything I needed in this vest. Compartment, pockets for days. I wore it on top of clothes, I wore it with no clothes. It gets the job done. Lenses,...Read complete review

I fit everything I needed in this vest. Compartment, pockets for days. I wore it on top of clothes, I wore it with no clothes. It gets the job done. Lenses, flashes on the side, batteries in the chest. But the one thing I noticed the most is that it was always covered in lint, above all the rest.

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5.0

PhoTOGS Vest

By Lgaru

from New York

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry
    • Cross Country
    • Freestyle

    Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Black):

    Was a gift.....he LOVES IT!!! FITS LIKE A GLOVE....
    I love all my transactions from B&H

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Gear Usage:
    • Cold Weather Living, Winter Sports
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Nice for travel

    By Harry Whiteleggs

    from Aurora, Colorado

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Air Travel
      • Casual Wear

      Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Black):

      This is the third Domke vest I've owned over the past 20+ years. I've used them both for carrying photo gear on location and carrying travel documents, books, magazine, Kindle readers as well as photo gear onboard airplanes. It's on virtually every flight I take these days.While the vest works for those purposes, I must say I don't appreciate several of the changes they've made. Previous versions had an inside, zippered breast pocket ideal for carrying passports and iPhones. That's been replaced by a pocket barely big enough for an iPod. Also, a hidden zippered pocket on the side has been eliminated.Other than the mentioned changes, I love the vest.

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

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      5.0

      Awesome Product !! A must have

      By Sanjeev

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backcountry
        • Cross Country

        Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Black):

        I use this when I go on photo walks. I plan to use this extensively during the African Safari that I have planned in March.
        The large numbers of storage places makes this jacket a great addition to your photography kit.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Gear Usage:
        • African Safari, Photo Walks
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Outstanding Vest

        By John

        from Seoul

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Stylish
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Black):

          This vest will keep you warm and it has more than enough pockets. I really like it's length and style. Black is good color for the fall and spring for photography work in the city. You can wear anywhere without a problem. I might buy the Domke Vest with the removeable sleeves next time.

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

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          5.0

          Perfect fit...durable...It holds a lot!!

          By Pat B.

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backcountry
            • Casual Wear

            Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Black):

            Real Domke quality and a good price! I will use this for many years to come.

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

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            5.0

            Another Method for Gear options

            By sdguy

            from San Marcos

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry

              Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Black):

              I haven't used it yet but the layout is good and the quality is good as near as I can tell. I've got plenty of "bags-" this is my first vest.

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

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              4.0

              Domke vest - size and return lesson

              By dbolt

              from Beltsville, MD

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish
              • Well designed pockets

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backcountry
                • Photo Gear

                Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                Ordered a Med based upon several reviews that indicated the vest runs large. UPS delivered it the second day to a nearby Retirement community (someone telling me something?). Drove over and picked up the package, but discovered I needed a Large. Got an RMA from BHP and requested an exchange and then boxed it back up with RMA and took it to the UPS store yet that evening.

                I was a bit irritated with UPS for their mistake and that they wanted me to contact BHP to trace the package. I seemed to me that it was a UPS mistake and they had a record where the package was delivered and who signed for it.

                Several days after UPS notified me that they had delivered my RMA, I received a notice that BHP had shipped a replacement via FedEx, but no tracking info worked. Several more days elapsed before the vest arrived via the UPSP. Vest is great!

                The experience did teach me that, in the future, don't do an exchange. Just place a separate order for the replacement. That way, I can select the desired shipper. And, the item is likely to show up on the second day.

                Did I mentione that the vest is great great. Have not yet used it in the field, but it easily holds two DSLR and a 70-200 plus 100-400mm lens.

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

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                4.0

                Functional but heavy

                By philz

                from Northern New Jersey

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Backcountry

                Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Black):

                Very useful when carrying large items like lenses when you want to leave your bag behind. But I found it quite heavy to wear, especially in hot climates like Hawaii where I wanted to use it, and long for my 5'7" height.

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

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                5.0

                Great Vest and Outstanding Functionality

                By tiger50

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Intermediate

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Stylish
                • Warm

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Cross Country

                  Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                  Great vest with many useful pockets, Quality materials and manufacturing are evident in this product. Lots of pockets in the design means lot of ways to carry all the photo equipment and other stuff to a shoot.

                  • 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

                  An Answer to My Prayers

                  By Da Count

                  from N Hutchinson Island, FL

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Lots Of Varied Size Compm

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backcountry

                    Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                    I am primarily a wildlife/nature photography enthusiast which entails hiking through preserves, wooded areas, etc. As I never know what I am going to encounter along the way, taking a fully loaded backpack/slingpack plus a tripod can become a burden after a few miles.

                    This vest became the perfect solution -- drive to the location, load the vest with only what you need and head out.

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

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                    4.0

                    DOMKE PHOTOGS VEST

                    By T20

                    from SAN DIEGO, CA

                    About Me Intermediate

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backcountry

                      Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                      Large pockets, nice design. It will be nice if there are more zipper pocket so can keep things not falling out and more secure

                      • 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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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great for International Travel

                      By Ben

                      from Reisterstown, MD

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Airline Carry On Limits
                        • Backcountry
                        • Cross Country

                        Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                        I purchased this vest to help me make international airline weight restrictions for carry on. I found that I was about 5 lbs. over the limit. Not any more - I can fit two pro bodies into the large inside pockets of the vest and secure them with the Velcro closures and it hardly shows. I plan to also carry other accessories. The pockets are very accessible - more so than a camera bag which makes me think I'm going to use it for more than just transporting gear to the final destination.

                        The vest is well made with a durable fabric. It does have 15 pockets; four of the outside pockets are lined with a waterproof membrane - the two large pockets and the two vest pockets. I wear medium and that is what I ordered. It fits very well and I have the option of making it larger with adjustment straps.

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

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        SUPER COMFORTABLE/ ROOM FOR EVERYTHING!

                        By drewf64

                        from Bucks County, PA

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Black):

                            * Tons of pockets of all sizes to carry all my camera gear: filters, film, cable release, light meter, exposure record notebook, compass, business cards, extra film back, extra lens, 90 degree prism.
                            This frees up both hands for my tripod and Hasselblad 6x6 camera and unencumbered shooting !!!! The extra strength and padding in the shoulder support allows for long days of hiking/shooting without fatigue.
                            I now have two Domke Photogs vests ...the other one is tan and is 12 years old and still going strong !!! And they both LOOK great ... nice tailoring.

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

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Travel Use

                            By bghlpc

                            from N.J.

                            About Me Intermediate

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Stylish

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backcountry
                              • Freestyle

                              Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                              As a woman who will be traveling alone I am thrilled to have a vest that will hold personal items as well as my camera lens and one body. It is light weight until you load it up. Should be a real help for me.

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

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              You can't hide from the truth.

                              By patlann

                              from West Seneca, NY

                              About Me Advanced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Stylish

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backcountry
                                • Casual Wear
                                • Cross Country
                                • Downhill

                                Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Black):

                                The truth of the matter is I received my Photog vest right on time, then I tried it on and the fit was excellent.
                                Living right off Lake Erie I am concerned about the Fridgid winds and snow. This is where I got the biggest surprise, the vest fit very comfortabely when I put a hollofil vest and an Omnitech jacket with liner under the vest and zipped it up.

                                This Photog vest is very roomy over a vest with plenty of storage space, its 15 pockets can carry just about everything a photographer would need for an outdoor shot.

                                • Chest Size:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Length:
                                • Feels true to length
                                • Gear Usage:
                                • Cold Weather Living, Winter Sports
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Excellent Product

                                By Chuck

                                from Camarillo, CA

                                About Me Advanced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Stylish

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                                    Ordering a photo vest online, sight unseen is a bit of a gamble, however I am very pleased with the Domke vest. The quality of material and construction is excellent. The size was a correct medium, although large enough to ware over a winter jacket. The pockets are the right size and located in the right places - not too many, which is good. I think this product should last a long tim and I highly recommend it.

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

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Perfect fit

                                    By dogpaw

                                    from Portland, OR

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Events
                                      • Photojournalism

                                      Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                                      I use it for location shoots and it allows me to ditch a camera bag. I can carry two bodies along with one or two small lenses and other accesories.

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

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                                      4.0

                                      Exactly, what I was searching for

                                      By Vermount

                                      from Antibes, France

                                      About Me Advanced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Pockets size

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                                          Adapted to sunny and hot weather

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

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent product

                                          By Constable 333

                                          from Richardson, Texas

                                          About Me Expert

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Breathable
                                          • Durable
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Room for everything

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Photography anywhere

                                            Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                                            Bought this for my wife after my experience with my Domke vest. Best way to carry equipment when hiking around National Parks or other destinations. She decided carrying a bag was not great, and I got this vest because it's heavy duty, comfortable and will last. It even has enough pockets to take the kitchen sink too!

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

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                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great versatility

                                            By Nick

                                            from New York City

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Breathable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about PhoTOGS Vest (Medium, Khaki):

                                                Among other possibilities each lower outside pocket can hold two peanut butter sandwichs on multi-grain bread.

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

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