Mirrorless Photo Vest for Micro 4/3 Cameras

 Mirrorless Camera Photo Vest – Travel Camera Vest for Micro 4/3 Cameras

As a photographer I’m always interested in finding quality tools and products that make photographer’s work easier. I recently invested in a mirrorless camera and quickly realized how difficult it was to find a quality photography vest for mirrorless camera gear. Fellow photographers expressed the same concern and we decided to do something about it.

The Vest Guy has been manufacturing products since 1990. We make vests for police, military, EMS, photography, and safety reflective in addition to making chest packs, armbands, bags, and more. As a professional wildlife photographer, I frequently travel with photography gear (including a giant Canon 400mm 2.8 II lens) and gear is in every pocket in my photo vest.

Introducing the only mirrorless photography vest on the market today specifically designed for Mirrorless Camera Photographers.

The Mirrorless Camera 4/3 Photo Vest was designed with the input of photographers who have been using mirrorless cameras for a long time, who have traveled the world and dealt with the struggles of attempting to make a vest work. Prior to the Mirrorless Camera 4/3 Vest, mirrorless camera shooters were forced to deal with the frustrations of using the only compact vest available; a fishing vest hybrid marketed to photographers yet truly only practical for fishing. While the fishing vests may have worked in the 70s – 90s during the film camera era, they are not conducive in the digital age when multiple camera bodies and lens are involved.

The Mirrorless 4/3 Camera Photo Vest offers multiple pockets to carry your gear and keep it ready to use within seconds.


The mirrorless camera vest has the perfect size cargo pockets with dividers for storing your mirrorless lens. The adjustable camera shoulder strap keeps your camera close and ready to shoot within seconds. Use the front and back velcro name tags to market your name, business, logo, or advertise your website. Keep essential smaller items like batteries, keys, memory cards, and chapstick organized in the upper slip pockets.

The two upper zipper pockets hold lens caps, cleaning cloths, cell phone, a small note pad, and sunscreen. The camera vest features adjustable straps to expand or cinch in to accommodate year round attire. D-rings can be used for carrying a flashlight, bug repellent, a pen, or a hydration pack mouthpiece. When the vest is not being worn, the carrying handle makes transporting your gear effortless. 


Standard features for the Mirrorless Camera 4/3 Photo Vest include:

– Heavy Duty YKK zipper
– One camera strap
– Two lower cargo pockets that each measure (in inches) 8.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 and contain inner and outer zipper pockets
– Each cargo pocket has two interior cargo pocket dividers (a total of 4 dividers)
– Two slip pockets
– Two upper zipper pockets
– 6 exterior D-rings
– Convenient carry handle
– Hydration Sleeve that accommodates most 2-3 liter hydration bladders BLADDERS SOLD SEPARATELY!
– Dual adjustable sides that expand up to 8 inches on each side (a TheVestGuy.com exclusive)!
– Quality product manufactured in the USA
– Lifetime Workmanship Warranty
– Available in a variety of material colors, types, and sizes INCLUDING big and tall

Optional Upgrades Include: padded shoulders, front and back name tags (to personalize with your name, company name, logo, or website), hydration bladder, additional camera strap, and inside zipper pockets. 

The Vest Guy prides themselves on manufacturing American made, quality products built to last a lifetime. With their products, you get a custom product exactly how you want it, a fast turnaround time, no minimum requirements, and peace of mind knowing if something happens, your investment is covered by a lifetime workmanship warranty. With 27 years of vest manufacturing experience and a decade of in-field photography experience, they know quality and durability.

For more info, visit TheVestGuy.com or call (801)725-0076.

Range Officer Safety Vests

Range Safety Officers (RSO) play an important role in ensuring guests visiting the gun ranges are safe. The Vest Guy is proud to be a Range Officer vest supplier to Range Officers throughout the world. (Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for an exclusive blog reader discount.)

The Range Officer vests have adjustable side straps that expands up to 8″ on each side, making it easy to wear over winter clothing or clinch down when worn with a short sleeve shirt. Firearms instructor and range master vests are available in mesh or material.

The basic mesh Range Safety Officer vest starts at $49.95. It’s a no frills ways to add professionalism and easy identification for your officers.

Range Officer vests come in your choice of color, type (and quantity) of pockets, and a variety of add-on options. For instance, this Chief Range Officer ordered a mesh vest with a single pocket and clear ID sleeve. Send us your department/agency badges and patches and we’ll sew them onto your new vest for free.

This mid-range firearms instructor safety vest features 2 pleated velcro closure pockets, slip pockets behind the pleated pockets, and front and back reflective striping.

Name tags for the safety reflective vests can read Range Officer, Firearms Instructor, Chief Range Officer, Range Safety Officer, Range Master, NRA, or customized to whatever you’d like them to say. Name tags can be sewn on or on velcro backing; order multiple name tags and switch tags as needed.

Admittedly our products are more expensive than pre-made imported vests. We aren’t in business to compete with cheap disposable products; rather, we pride ourselves on manufacturing quality products designed to last a lifetime. With our products, you get EXACTLY what you want, a quicker turnaround time, no quantity requirements, and the comfort of knowing if something happens, it’s covered by a lifetime workmanship warranty. To give back to our blog followers, you can save 10% off Range Officer / Firearms Instructor products when you use coupon code “Blog” at TheVestGuy.com checkout. 

All of our products are made to order and can be 100% customized. From safety vests and photography vests, to armbands and radio chest packs, we do it all. Browse our products at TheVestGuy.com . If there is something specific you are looking for, give us a call at (801)725-0076.

Promoting Your Photography Tours

Are you looking to add value of your photography tours and turn your clients into walking, talking billboards for your company?

If your business caters to photographers, a good way to add value to your clients is to provide them something they will use and share with people they come into contact with. Photographers are always in the market for tools that make photography easier.

Camera support bean bags are an inexpensive way to add value to your photography clients and spread brand awareness. Just image how much happier your photography clients will be during your safari because you gave them a tool that makes photography easier, especially when they’re photographing from a safari vehicle.

Camera support bean bags can be customized to match your company color scheme and can include your company name and/or logo.

Before clients return home, offer them a discounted price on your branded camera support bean bags that they have used and love. Now every time they use the camera bean bag, other photographers (who are your potential clients) will see your brand and website information and ask your client questions about your company. Not only have you increased your brand awareness, the past client shares their experience (giving a testimonial) and promotes their positive experience with your company.

The American made bean bag camera supports are available in 3 different sizes and are great for wildlife, landscape, sport/event photography. They are also backed by a lifetime workmanship warranty. To order, head over to TheVestGuy.com.

The Vest Guy CERT Medic Vest Review | Jackson

 

Jackson

Today we’ll review the CERT Vest by TheVestGuy.com. The CERT medic vest was designed by real flight medics then modified to traditional CERT colors. (To see the original {not quite as reflective} medic vest, go here.)

CERT Medic Vest

 

Pretty fancy, right? 😉

Flight medics came to us looking for a solution for their flight crew. Although life flight is essentially a mobile ICU unit, there are times when the crew would prefer having access to supplies in the field without being confined to carrying a bulky bag.

See the front and rear name tags that currently read CERT? Well those bad boys can read Flight Crew, Flight Nurse, AirMed, Flight Medic, CERT, or whatever you want. From the name tag, down to the color, material type, pocket style and placement etc, you can design this vest to meet your specific needs.

For review purposes let’s stick with the features in the pictures.

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CERT Medic Vest Features:

  • Front and back name tags can be sewn on or on velcro (standard feature!)
  • Dual adjustable sides that expand up to 8″ on each side
  • Front and back reflective striping
  • Heavy duty YKK zip closure
  • Radio pocket with elastic/snap closure
  • Dual upper elastic loops near the shoulder
  • Clear ID sleeve for displaying identification badge
  • 2 D rings for clipping keys, flashlight, etc
  • Pen/marker holder
  • 3 medium size velcro closure pockets
  • 2 oversized zip pouches that fully open (Each pouch has elastic loops for securing medications, syringes, etc)
  • Hidden zipper pocket inside each lower zip pouch
  • Oversized back pocket with zip closure for storing larger items such as a tablet, computer, or clipboard
  • A large selection of sizes to choose from

CERT-MEDIC

 

This vest features ample room for carrying essentials (shears, tape, gauze, bandages, medications, maps, charts, radio, etc.) plus room for tons more. The best part…… you have ALL your gear and your hands are free to tend to more important things.

This product can hold it’s own but if you’re looking for unbiased feedback, see what customer Jackson says about the CERT Medic Vest:

“Quality CERT vest. If you need a vest with POCKETS, consider this one. Often, in various CERT drills, found a backpack was cumbersome to wear especially in buildings with narrow door ways. Able to fit my PPEs (personal protective equipment) and various supplies in this vest, essentially “wearing my backpack”.

Starting from the top, the shoulder strap provides a good attachment point for items with clips. The elastic pen holders along the front of the shoulders can be used for larger sized pens/markers plus noticed items with a clip can also be attached here. For example, was able to attach a second radio or flashlight (L-shaped) on the shoulder.  

Next, the upper right pocket is versatile with the CERT tag, ID card holder and split pocket. The split pocket was a good size to put a smart phone (e.g. iPhone 6) and multi-tool (e.g. Leatherman) in it.

Next, the upper left pen/marker pockets are handy, plus the small radio pocket with elastic cord can fit a FRS radio or small HT ham radio in it. The adjustable elastic cord was good to change length for a shorter ham radio or taller ham radio with extended battery pack. You have to “dig” behind the pocket to find the ends of the elastic cord and tie a knot to the length that you want. Also, the D-rings are handy to hang items from (e.g. emergency whistle).

Next, the middle utility pockets are good for various supplies.

Next, the lower pockets are big and roomy for different types of supplies. Was able to fit items for a small triage/first aid kit in a pocket. Plus, there are additional inside pockets to fit procedure cards or other documentation.

Next, the pockets inside the vest (optional) are nice to hold supplies or documentation. Was able to fit the CERT FOG (field operations guide) in this pocket.

Finally, the back pocket is large enough for a clipboard or small tablet PC. If you have to be a scribe, a flat clipboard with CERT forms would fit in the back pocket. Or whatever else you want to put in there. In addition, the front zipper is easy to use, preferring it to buckles or velcro I have seen on other vests.

Note: If you get the padded shoulder option, the top of the vest may be somewhat stiff restricting arm movement a little. Also, if you get the belt loop option, it will be 4 belt loops attached to the bottom of the vest, which can be used to cinch down the lower part of the vest or just used to attach additional supplies to the vest.

Overall, a nice vest to store all your PPEs, radio and much of your CERT supplies and to have them easily accessible when needed.”

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As Jackson knows, the vest is built like a tank and allows you to “wear” your backpack. Admittedly our products are more expensive than pre-made imported vests. We aren’t in business to compete with cheap disposable products; rather, we pride ourselves on manufacturing quality products designed to last a lifetime. With our products, you get EXACTLY what you want, a quicker turnaround time, no quantity requirements, and the comfort of knowing if something happens, it’s covered by a lifetime workmanship warranty.

All of our products are made to order and can be 100% customized. From safety vests and photography vests, to armbands and radio chest packs, we do it all. Browse our products at TheVestGuy.com . If there is something specific you are looking for, give us a call at (801)725-0076.

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Alaskan and Serengeti Photography Vest Review | Casey & Karen

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Meet Casey and Karen.

They are an adorable couple who love photography and traveling. They enjoy traveling so much they invested in a huge trailer because if you’re going to travel, ya might as well do it right…. Comfortably and with the ones you love.

Speaking of the ones you love, they also love their sweet dog, Polly. Isn’t she BEAUTIFUL?!?!

Photo taken by Casey Balvert
Photo taken by Casey Balvert

So Casey ordered himself the Alaskan Photo Vest from TheVestGuy.com. Casey knew what he wanted…. The Alaskan Photo Vest kicked up a few notches with some added bells and whistle.

Alaskan photo vest in olive
Alaskan photo vest in olive

Casey received his vest and fell in love. Here’s his review….

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Casey: “Have had my Alaskan vest for a couple of months now. FINALLY a vest that actually holds a lot of stuff. Not only does this vest have a great big capacity but it is built like a tank with top quality hardware and the open mesh fabric is cool as well. I love this thing. I have room for two good sized lenses, batteries, light meter, color checker passport, cell phone, range finder, and tons of other equipment. The sides are adjustable. The velcro wraps for the straps are a nice touch. I added a Camelback Lumbar Reservoir to mine to make long hikes a pleasure. Worth every penny. Also the customer service is second to none.”

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Casey: “I have been using my Alaskan Vest for almost six months now and I have found it indispensable. This thing actually holds a useful amount of stuff. A couple of lenses and an extra body is no problem. And bunches of pockets for the smaller stuff. Not only that but it is built like a tank with quality materials throughout; this vest will last a lifetime. Highly recommend this vest if you want to take a lot of equipment into the field. I will be getting a vest for my wife soon as she determines the amount of equipment she wants to carry.”

Shortly thereafter Casey DID contact us again, this time wanting a backpack (for him) and an additional camera vest for lovely Karen. (Men: If your woman loves photography and hates fumbling around with a camera backpack in the field, we HIGHLY recommend investing in a photo vest.)

The situation: Karen has a petite frame and Casey wanted something that she could wear to carry the maximum amount of gear (when needed) yet also have the versatility of a lighter weight vest for when she didn’t need lots of camera gear.

The solution: A modified Serengeti photo vest with buckles to attach a detachable pack as needed. Here is Karen using her camera vest in the field (without the pack).

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Karen

Thank you, Casey and Karen. We love happy customers.

You truly get what you pay for. Admittedly our products are more expensive than pre-made vest made overseas, but you get EXACTLY what you want, a quicker turnaround time, no quantity requirements, and the comfort of knowing if something happens to your camera vest, it’s covered by a lifetime workmanship warranty.

As our satisfied customers know, all of our products are made to order and can be 100% customized. From safety vests and photography vests, to armbands and radio chest packs, we do it all. Browse our products at TheVestGuy.com. If there is something specific you are looking for, give us a call at (801)725-0076.

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CERT Vests in Fiji

The Vest Guy has been in business for a solid 25 years. TWENTY FIVE YEARS! That’s a LONG time and yet every time we receive pictures from customers putting our gear to use, we can’t help but smile like we did during our first year in business. It’s one thing to make a product, but to SEE the difference using our products makes, it feels good.

Vests in Action by VFR VERT Rescue in Fiji
Vests in Action by VFR VERT Rescue in Fiji

Before we start it’s important to first acknowledge The FIJI Volunteer Emergency Response Team. These folks are incredibly talented and do amazing work. These efforts do not go unnoticed. Thank you for your service. If you don’t already follow them on social media, go follow them now! You can find their facebook page here, their twitter account here.

Above is the VFR VERT Rescue Team in Fiji. They opted for some of the popular CERT reflective vests (CERT 001 and the modified CERT Commander Pocket Vest) in forest green material with individualized velcro name tags. The forest green vest with yellow reflective striping is popular amongst the CERT community, especially since the reflective striping makes them visible in lower light situations.

Ya notice how the Fiji Rescue Team maximizes the versatility of the elastic straps on the shoulders to hold their radios? Boom baby!

The velcro name tags are standard on this vest so changing it from saying CERT to First Responder and Rescue is simple. Need an extra set of tags? No problem! Since they come standard on velcro, you can mix and match tags and swap them out in seconds. They’re also available al la carte so you can order additional sets down the road.

These vests have dual adjustable sides that expand up to 8 inches on each sides. Having adjustable sides means you can use the same vest year round (even when you’re wearing bulkier clothing in colder months) or multiple people of varying sizes can share vests.

Like all our products, every thing is made to order and can be 100% customizable. If there is something specific you are looking for, visit us at TheVestGuy.com or call us at (801)725-0076.

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