Photo vests and jack­ets

Suit up and get shoot­ing this spring with­out wor­ry­ing about the weather

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Stay warm and dry out in the field this spring with our pick of the best ap­parel for pho­tog­ra­phy

Pop­ping out for a spot of street pho­tog­ra­phy will rarely re­quire spe­cial cloth­ing, but if you’re head­ing off the beaten track for land­scape or wildlife shots, it’s worth don­ning a coat that’s de­signed for pho­tog­ra­phy or out­door pur­suits – or bet­ter still, both. Not only will this help to pro­tect you from the el­e­ments, such gar­ments also tend to be plas­tered with pock­ets, mak­ing them ideal for stash­ing ac­ces­sories and essen­tials such as the maps and snacks re­quired for a long shoot.

Un­like a reg­u­lar rain­coat, jack­ets de­signed with wildlife and out­door pho­tog­ra­phy in mind are usu­ally con­structed from quiet fab­rics and can fea­ture slits and flaps to make crouch­ing more com­fort­able. You’re also likely to find a hood with a wired peak that’ll keep rain at bay with­out ob­scur­ing your view. The big­gest de­ci­sion you’ll have to make is whether to opt for a full-on jacket, or a vest. Go for the lat­ter if you in­tend to team it with an ex­ist­ing coat, but note that it should still be wa­ter­proof, to safe­guard any kit stored within.

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