Photo vests and jackets
Suit up and get shooting this spring without worrying about the weather
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.