(From company literature) The Tamrac Model 153, World Correspondent's Vest, is both a functional tool and a good looking addition to any photographer's wardrobe. Constructed of 100% cotton with nylon mesh vents, it has excellent yet discreet ventilation, lots of convenient pockets and is appropriate for almost any social situation or photographic assignment.
Ten pockets are featured on the front of the vest outfitting the photographer for any situation. During hot weather, two zipper vented mesh pockets open to provide cooling ventilation. Four Velcro® closing patch pockets provide fast access and are large enough for nearly any accessory. Two zippered side pockets give the photographer secure space for film and accessories. Two hand warmer pockets can also be used to hold keys, coins, etc.
Three more pockets can be found on the inside of the vest. Two large pockets close with Velcro®, while one closes with a zipper to secure valuables.
A large, roomy Velcro® closing pocket can be found on back and discreet vented back panels provide flow through ventilation without looking like a mesh vest. Side tabs are provided so the vest can be adjusted for a custom fit. The front zips open and closed with a two-way zipper and snap tab, allowing the vest to be adjusted for perfect ventilation and comfort. Four "D" rings provide safe accessory and press pass attachment points and snap down epaulets keep camera and bag straps from slipping off the shoulder.
The World Correspondent's Vest is a "go anywhere, handle any assignment" addition to a photographer's kit. It is comfortable, provides excellent organization and access to accessories and looks good in any situation.
Tamrac 153 World Correspondent's Vest review by dgillespie13
Review Date: 12/7/2006
Would you recommend the product? Yes |
Total Spent: $95.00| Rating: 0
Could use a few more clips, small pockets
The material is traditional duck canvas so its not an all weather vest. The two slash zipper pockets on the upper chest are easy to use and close with one hand. There could be more smaller pockets for data cards, filters, etc. and a pen slot or two would also be nice.
It has the snap epaulets for holding camera straps on your shoulder which is essential. A few external snaps hooks would help keep more of your shooting equipment near your fingers.
Its a well built vest that should stand the test of time, it may not be the most efficient system, but for a vest its a decent contender. There are cheaper vests out there that may be worth a look.