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10-19-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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Photography vests

What suggestions do you have for a photography vest with large enough lower front pockets to hold a 55-300 lens. I would like to keep the cost under $75 if possible.

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Trail Designs seems to have a range of budget priced vests.
I have a model TV726, practical but not so handsome . The lower right pocket would easily hold that lens, the left upper would hold say a 18~55 kit lens
and the lower left 2 pockets will each hold fixed focal K lenses.
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You might try a search for travel vest, or maybe fishing vest. I just purchased one from TravelSmith for a trip to India. I haven't used it yet for photography but will be. Also I found one made in England made of canvas which looked pretty good. I was wanting something light weight because of the heat.
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Thanks for those tips; I'll look into them! I've done an exhaustive search for every type of vest I could think of. Fishing vests have way too small lower front pockets for what I need.

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Well, if you're open to thinking outside the box Rothco makes several inexpensive tactical/SWAT/militaryvests that might do you very well according to your needs for about that. You can find them on Amazon. Usually anything Rothco that I've bought is fairly well built. You could probably do it for that or even less. I like this one. Looks biker-ish but they have plain canvas ones too.

http://www.amazon.com/MetalTac%C2%AE-Airsoft-Tactical-Vest-Enforcement/dp/B0...+tactical+vest
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I use a Safari vest made by Cabela's, but I am not sure if they are still being made.
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That's a nice looking vest; but I would rather have outside pockets, for easier access.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bigted Quote
I use a Safari vest made by Cabela's, but I am not sure if they are still being made.
Found it! This is exactly what I'm looking for, and it comes in several sizes! http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Safari-Vest/722816.uts

Thanks everyone, I appreciate all your replies!
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If you haven't decided on that one take a look at this one
http://www.rothco.com/product-details/rothco-uncle-milty-travel-vest

You can find them on Amazon or Ebay for around $38.00

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I have a fishing vest which does the job and was quite cheap at a local tackle shop. They are available everywhere here in the NE where trout and fly fishing rule.
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I had looked at fishing vests here (trout & fly fishing also rule here!), and the front pockets were too small to hold one of my lens. I've ordered the Safari vest from Cabela's, as that seems like just what I was looking for.
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Well for anyone else looking the Uncle Mitly Holds a lot of items easily and is well made. I hold my 55-300mm wr, 50-200wr, 35-70mm Smcf, 2 50mm manuals, 77mm filters, 52 & 49mm filters, Rocket blower, Dusting brush, extra battery & Sd card and still have more pockets
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