I have produced a prototype design for a working photo gear vest. It was modeled on a fishing vest from Cabelas but has some significant differences.
Our current prototype has:
4 large lens pockets that will hold sized lenses like the Nikon 80-200 2.8 with lens hood attached.
1 zippered media card pocket.
2 velcro closing small gear pockets
1 notebook/cell phone/passport pocket
2 large interior zippered pockets shoulder strap velcro holders
We are making it from quick dry nylon/poly cloth and full mesh back.
Currently, the lens pockets are double fabric but no additional padding.
From this description, can you suggest anything we should have but don't if you were to use something like this? It is designed to replace a camera bag while working outdoors. It is very well designed to distribute the weight of the gear along the shoulders instead of riding on the neck.
Photos will be available on Wednesday, 12/19/07 at www.nowellwisch.com/photovest/vest.htm