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(From company literature) The Vested Interest Still Photo Vest. The top pockets are velcro closed for quick access with one hand. The only padding is against the body. The front of the pockets will crush down when you are in a shooting position. These pockets are good for flashes, film, or light meters. Measure the equipment you intend to carry and compare it to the dimensions listed in the brochure. Behind the top pocket on the right is a security pocket designed for passports or other valuables. Behind the top left pocket is a pen and pencil pocket.

The bottom pockets are padded on the front and back. This padding protects your lens and gives the pocket enough shape and form to rapidly withdraw or insert a lens. Inside each bottom pocket is two strips of 2" velcro sewn vertically which a padded divider attaches. This divider separates lens or can be completely removed if you want to place a camera body in the pocket. On the front of one bottom pocket a clear plastic ID window is sewn for placing a press pass or other event documents.

The inside pockets are flat pockets made out of mesh. This helps with ventilation and also makes it easier to see the contents of the pocket. These pocket are very good for filters. Each shoulder has a non-slip suede leather patch and an epaulet with a very heavy duty snap. This allows you to carry an extra camera body over each shoulder.

The upper back of the vest has two adjustable lash straps which are designed to carry rain gear or to stow a jacket if the weather warms up and you do not want to wear it. Between the lash straps is a monopod carrier. It is a fabric tube with elastic in the top. It is designed for a monopod but a light weight tripod can be carried by placing one leg in the tube.

On the lower back is a large cargo pocket. This pocket is only padded against your body so that it will crush down when it is not full. It has two compression wedges with adjustable straps to snug the pocket down when it is not full. It is good for lens that will not fit in the front pockets, food and water, or any other photo gear you can not get in the front. It can be accessed from the right or left and vertically on the left side. We recommend putting something in this pocket to help balance the vest.


  • Type: Vest
  • Available Colors: Tan, Black, Camouflage, Navy, ODGreen
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, Custom
  • MSRP: US$169.95

Keywords: Vested-Interest Vest


Registered: April 2015
Posts: 1
The Vested Interest Still Photo Vest review by ershar11
Review Date: 4/18/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $249.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: unbelievably sturdy and design
Cons: expensive but worth it

I searched everywhere online for a sturdy photo vest that wasn't too hot to wear and had padded pockets for my lenses. This vest is so much more. My husband couldn't believe how heavy duty this is. It will last a lifetime. It has plenty of inside pockets for your travel documents and wallet and on the outside for lenses, media cards, batteries, etc. You can also hang a tripod or monopod on the back and pack a large lens or water bottle in the large back pocket. There are epaulets with snaps on the shoulders that are super strong if you want to hang your camera by the strap and there's no way anyone can grab it and pull it off. It's custom made so you can choose to add shoulder pads. I bought it for a trip to Dubai down to Singapore. I didn't want to carry a heavy camera bag or wheel one everywhere. I also needed something that wouldn't be terribly hot and this has mesh sides and can be worn open with just a chest strap to keep it on. I love it.

Registered: October 2008
Posts: 1
The Vested Interest Still Photo Vest review by a88fl1
Review Date: 10/21/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

Pros: Fit well
Cons: nothing



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