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Mar 10, 2014 20:29 |  #1

I'm looking for a photo vest that I plan on using along with the Cotton Carrier Vest during the upcoming summer months when I go hiking a lot. I don't care about how many pockets it has and such; I only care about it's built quality and, even more important, that it's cool under the hot weather.

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Mar 12, 2014 10:12 |  #2

Wow, not one recommendation? I thought photographer's vest is quite popular with POTN members...



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Mar 12, 2014 10:20 |  #3

With a vest you will not be able to zip it up while camera is on cc vest. that's why I went to a cc hip holster and use a Lowe pro vest. The vest is mostly mesh so it is cool.


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Mar 12, 2014 10:24 |  #4

ericcrazyman wrote in post #16753023 (external link)
With a vest you will not be able to zip it up while camera is on cc vest. that's why I went to a cc hip holster and use a Lowe pro vest.

I'm aware of that. I plan on zipping up only partially or none at all. How's the Lowepro vest? I was looking at it the other day on Internet. Can it be used by itself or does it need to be used with a Lowepro belt? How is it during hot weather?



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Mar 12, 2014 10:43 |  #5

vest can be used alone with light lens and or filter cases attached. you can use the belt hooks to hook it to your pants belt. I sometimes carry my whole kit which demands lowe pro belt. Very comfy in hot weather.


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Mar 12, 2014 11:01 |  #6

I'm in Oklahoma. Our summers are quite hot and for years I used a vest in the heat. Now I use a belt. I bought a simple web belt from Lowes ($5) and I put Tamarac 4 pouches on it, two for extra lenses, one for filters and one for other stuff. My camera rides on my tripod but could as easily be carried on a strap of some sort. It beats vests and shoulder bags. My backpack just gets all of the gear to the site. Then the belt comes out. It's light, comfortable, cheap, and doesn't get dripping wet in the summer. If you are not taking much stuff (digital requires much less than film did) consider a belt system of some type. There are some dedicated photo types or the made up kind I'm using.

One important thing: Don't use the belt that holds your pants up. You'll feel like they are about to fall off and it's very uncomfortable. Use a second belt which has the sole purpose of carrying your gear.


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Mar 12, 2014 11:14 as a reply to  @ rgs's post |  #7

Even though I don't use a vest here is my recommendation. I am from Florida (I am out the whole day photographing wildlife). A vest is way to hot for me. I love my Think Tank belt system. You can carry as much gear as you want with you and it is very comfortable.


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Mar 12, 2014 11:49 |  #8

rgs wrote in post #16753119 (external link)
One important thing: Don't use the belt that holds your pants up. You'll feel like they are about to fall off and it's very uncomfortable. Use a second belt which has the sole purpose of carrying your gear.

True enough...and forget about going to the bathroom strapping anything to the pants belt. The potential for the whole rig to come crashing down onto a urine-ridden public restroom is quite high.


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Mar 12, 2014 11:58 |  #9

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The potential for the whole rig to come crashing down onto a urine-ridden public restroom is quite high.


Yikes! :shock:


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Mar 12, 2014 11:59 |  #10

At the risk of appearing too young and totally unoriginal, LOL!!!


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Mar 12, 2014 14:16 |  #11

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Even though I don't use a vest here is my recommendation. I am from Florida (I am out the whole day photographing wildlife). A vest is way to hot for me. I love my Think Tank belt system. You can carry as much gear as you want with you and it is very comfortable.

I also use a Think Tank belt system, Pro Speed as well as Steroid, and I love these! But different systems for different purposes...:)



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Mar 12, 2014 20:07 |  #12

rgs wrote in post #16753119 (external link)
One important thing: Don't use the belt that holds your pants up. You'll feel like they are about to fall off and it's very uncomfortable. Use a second belt which has the sole purpose of carrying your gear.

use these to attach to your pants belt, the extra weight hanging around the back of your butt can give you sciatica, attach these at four points, two in the rear and two on the sides.
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Mar 17, 2014 21:05 |  #13

UPDATE: After looking around for awhile, I ended up purchasing two vests, a very light one for spring and summer use (Columbia Silver Ridge Vest) and a bit heavier one for fall and winter seasons (Promaster Vest). I couldn't find one for all seasons. Both of them are quite stylish, too, especially the Columbia vest, so I'm pleased with the selections.



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Mar 17, 2014 23:37 |  #14

Domke vest. Mesh back. Probably as cool as you can expect form any vest.


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Mar 19, 2014 07:49 |  #15

Domkes vest, they tend to size it big though. My favorite but pricey is Tilley's, better known for their hats btw.

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