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Travel Vest
In an earlier era of heavy fiber travel clothing, Society expedition teams surely dreamed of gear like this. Made from a remarkably airy, cottonlike nylon with advanced performance characteristics and Teflon® protection, it's a quick-drying wrinkle-, stain-, and water-resistant wonder that keeps necessities close and packs away into almost nothing. Nineteen separate pockets (including a secret security pocket) can hold a water bottle, passport, travel tickets, cell phone, maps, film, and personal stereo. Complemented by camera and binocular epaulets with slip-resistant grips, adjustable side cinches, and padded shoulders. Imported. 13 oz.


Travel Vest
Machine wash.

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Travel Vest
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (25)
  • Practical (23)
  • Quality materials (23)
  • Well made (19)
  • Doesn't wrinkle (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (17)
    • Travel (6)
    • Wear to work (4)
    • Special occasions (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        89% 

        (24 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual dresser (18), Classic dresser (5), Trendy/stylish dresser (4)
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort driven (25)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I Have THREE!

    Yes, I have THREE of these. After I bought one, I liked it so much someone gave me another as a gift, and then I bought a spare just in case. I...Read complete review

    Yes, I have THREE of these. After I bought one, I liked it so much someone gave me another as a gift, and then I bought a spare just in case. I have used all three in rotation. I'm a physician who works for an organization that, like the Boy Scouts, prides itself on being prepared, so I tend to carry a lot of things around with me when I go anywhere. I use this vest on an almost daily basis and put a lot of things into it, so I was very pleasantly surprised when I discovered how tough it was. After a couple of years of heavy use, only now is one of the vests wearing at a corner of one of the lower front pockets, the ones that get the most use, and I'll have to repair it before it rips out. Because the vests are so light and have large areas of mesh on the back and sides, they are cool and breezy in hot weather. You can carry so much with these vests, so that they are extremely versatile and can be used in all sorts of situations. I often wear one under a flannel shirt or heavier outerwear when it gets cool. I've taken it on extended trips, it folds up small and packs well in a backpack if need be, and it's the only way to carry all the stuff you need when you travel overseas. If you carry your stuff right in all of its pockets (like all of your change, your cameral, wallet, etc., all you have to do when you get to airport security is take it off with everything in it and put it into one of the trays for xraying -- no need to empty out your pants pockets and sportcoat if everything's in the vest. After a hot day you can rinse out the perspiration in the neckline with warm soap and water, squeeze it out, roll it in a towel and let it finish drying even as you are wearing it. The neckline is the only part that collects sweat! One hazard is that you can carry so much with it that it can get quite heavy and start putting a strain on your shoulders, but that's a problem you can control. There are a few very shallow open pockets on the inside that aren't much good for anything other than carrying around a few 20 gauge shotgun cartridges, and there doesn't seem to be a dedicated pocket for a pen or two, but these are minor idiosyncrasies. Overall, it might seem a bit much for such a lightweight (but tough!) garment, but I've seen no other quite like it in terms of usefulness and well thought-out design, so in a very real sense, you get what you pay for!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Travel vest runs a bit small

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    5.0

    I will buy this product again

    By Paulus

    from Sydney, Australia

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Practical
    • Quality Materials
    • Well Made
    • Wrinkle Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Date Night/Night Out

      Comments about Travel Vest:

      I use it when I am travelling & for casual wear.
      It is very comfortable in warm weather

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellent product! Fully satisfied!

      By Duilio

      from Whitianga, New Zealand

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Practical
      • Quality Materials
      • Washes Well
      • Well Made
      • Wrinkle Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography Field Trips

        Comments about Travel Vest:

        This vest can easily contain all my photo gear: three lenses, a flash unit, cables and other it and bits. It is very light and easy to operate/reach for items in the pockets. As for pockets one will be in no want of them!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        A Wonderful product

        By Subin

        from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

        About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Practical
        • Quality Materials
        • Well Made
        • Wrinkle Resistant

        Cons

        • The Back Is Like Net

        Best Uses

        • Adventure Sports
        • Casual Wear
        • Travel
        • Trekking

        Comments about Travel Vest:

        The product is good quality and very useful on travel and adventure trips. It can also be used as your weekend casual wear.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Travel Vest.

        By Traveling Man

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Practical
        • Quality Materials
        • Well Made
        • Wrinkle Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Travel Vest:

            Used to travel extensively and always thought a travel vest was a great accessory but never took the leap to make a purchase. Now that I am retired and don't have to dress professionally, I take it when ever I am on the road. Love it!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Comfort Driven
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            I bought this to eliminate carrying a bag or backpack

            By Joycie Ann

            from Austin Texas

            About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Practical
            • Quality Materials
            • Well Made
            • Wrinkle Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hiking Or Walking Excursions
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about Travel Vest:

              A trip which includes quite a few walking excursions.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Excellent airy fit

              By Kenneth

              from San José, Costa Rica

              About Me Classic Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wear To Work

                Comments about Travel Vest:

                I liked very much, specially because is good locking and practical for traveling

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                one great, one not so great

                By hiker wife

                from Reno, NV

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Pockets Galore
                • Quality Materials

                Cons

                • Bad Zipper On One

                Best Uses

                • Hiking
                • Photo Expeditions

                Comments about Travel Vest:

                inadvertently received 2 vests...fortunately one was just fine because the other had a faulty zipper.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Perfect for my purposes

                By Dog Walker

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy Pockets Access
                • Practical
                • Quality Materials
                • Water resistant
                • Well Made
                • Wrinkle Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Carrying Dog Treatsetc
                  • Great for travel
                  • Wear When Hiking

                  Comments about Travel Vest:

                  I engage in a lot of activities with my dogs. My former perfect vest used for carrying treats, balls, fetch bumpers, water bottle, etc. finally got too worn to wear in public. It took a long time for me to find the perfect replacement, which this vest is. I will also say it is better looking than my former, now-retired vest. Pockets are deep, easy to access, and many. I've gotten lots of compliments on it from my dog training friends. I can carry all of the supplies I need for a nice long dog trek in those wonderful pockets.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Comfort vs Style:
                  • Comfort Driven
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  A great item !

                  By Joe

                  from Baltimore

                  About Me Casual Dresser

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Practical
                  • Quality Materials
                  • Washes Well
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Camping
                    • Canoeing
                    • Hiking
                    • Special Occasions
                    • Travel
                    • Travel Campinghikingca

                    Comments about Travel Vest:

                    Vest is light, comfortable, rugged, loads of space; can carry so many things to be hands free when outdoors.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Comfort vs Style:
                    • Comfort Driven
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Feels like it was tailored for me.

                    By Greyfish

                    from Castlegar, BC, Canada

                    About Me Casual Dresser

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Practical
                    • Quality Materials
                    • Well Made
                    • Wrinkle Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear

                      Comments about Travel Vest:

                      I bought the vest to use on my "Camino" across Spain next month, but it's so comfortable and useful that I wear it almost every day.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Comfort vs Style:
                      • Comfort Driven
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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