Royal Robbins Field Guide Vest

Myself and Mr.H, both love nature walks. We walk every day and go bird-watching whenever possible. The past few weeks weather has been good which led to many quick weekend trips including many birding trips to observe birds in some beautiful locations. Birding is a fun and relaxing activity. Both of us, more so myself have grown to love birding. One just needs to follow a few basic rules, carry the right gear and have lots of patience and you are sure to spot the birds. You would need to carry: binoculars, notebook & pen, camera, spare batteries, mobile phone and a bird classification book. While field bags are available that can hold all the birding stuff, neither Mr.H nor myself fancy carrying field bags. And this is where a field guide vest comes in handy. In today's post Mr.H shares his views on the Royal Robbins Field Guide Vest. Over to Mr.H.

Royal Robbins Field Guide Vest


What Royal Robbins say about the Field Guide Vest


The Field Guide Vest has all the pockets you could need. It is perfect for storing travel documents, maps, binoculars, cameras and even snacks. You name it, you can find a place for it in this vest. Our 2-Ply Nylon dries quickly and is very lightweight yet provides UPF 30+ protection. Micro brushing on the face gives a soft hand while the full dull nylon ensures durability.

My Views on the Field Guide Vest


The first thought that occurred to me when I saw and held the Royal Robbins Field Guide Vest was 'This vest looks and feels great and has LOTS of pockets.' It actually has a total of 17 pockets - 13 exterior and 4 interior pockets. The interior of the vest is mesh lined and feels comfortable. There is a D-ring near the shoulder yoke. The chest pocket comes with a key lanyard while there is a popper tab at back neck. There are two elasticised pockets on the lower backside of the vest. There are a few more pockets but these are not symmetrically placed on both sides of the vest. However, the presence of so many pockets ensured that I was able to carry all my stuff (binoculars, mobile, wallet, keys, book, spare batteries, snack bar and a pack of mints) without the need for a backpack or a field bag. The weight of all these products was evenly distributed and it was very comfortable walking with the vest on.

Royal Robbins Field Guide Vest

Royal Robbins Field Guide Vest

Royal Robbins Field Guide Vest

Royal Robbins Field Guide Vest

Royal Robbins Field Guide Vest

Royal Robbins Field Guide Vest

Royal Robbins Field Guide Vest


I chose the vest in small size and since the vest offers a relaxed fit, it was comfortable to wear and fit perfectly. The inner mesh lining seems to help with ventilation as I have never faced the problem of overheating even when I have worn the vest for long periods during warm weather. I have mostly worn the vest over a shirt and in the current weather it seems fine. I would however be interested to see how it works when we move into the summer months. Royal Robbins mention that the vest material has been specifically designed for sun protection(UPF 30+), so that's a plus point.

To sum it up, I like all the features of the Royal Robbins Field Guide Vest. It fits well, is comfortable and lightweight and performs well as an utility vest. The fabric and stitch quality is good. The overall vest design and the multitude of pockets means I can carry lots of stuff without taking a backpack. It is perfect for bird watching but one can also use it for photography trips and wild life safaris!

The Royal Robbins Field Guide Vest is priced at £80.00 and available to purchase from royalrobbins.co.uk


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and grows brave by reflection.”
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