Women's Safari Vests

Women's safari vests are ideal garments to wear for African hunting, travel and sight-seeing trips. It is an easy layer to add to your safari outfit, fitting over your shirt or under a jacket. With the right number and configuration of pockets, you might even be able to leave your handbag behind when you go walking in the bush.

Being originally an item of men's clothing, some women may think a safari vest won't suit them or fit properly, especially if they have larger busts, tummies or hips.

  • For a large bust, choose a vest made of a thinner fabric that fits your bust perfectly but with an adjustable tie at the back so you can nip it in at the waist to give shape.
  • For large hips and tummies, select a vest that is looser fitting that does not look too boxy. Take care with the length of the vest - too short and your tummy and hips will be accentuated, too long and it may not fasten over your hips.

Choosing A Good Women's Safari Vest

  • A safari vest needs to be comfortable for possibly many hours of wear. Get the length of the vest right for you - if you have bulky gear in the lower pockets, sitting down can be awkward if the vest is too long - especially driving in a hunting truck when all the things start to bounce on your knees.
  • A vest with an adjustable waist belt will help control the movement of bulky gear in the pockets.
  • Made of lightweight natural or hi-tech fabric that will be sweat absorbent, breathable and quiet if wearing it while hunting.
  • Good strong seams that won't rip with heavy items in the pockets.
  • Cooling features possibly vents and mesh.
  • Optional zip-on long sleeves to convert to a jacket.
  • Pockets - better to be button closure rather than velcro which can be noisy. Too many pockets can be a disadvantage for hunting if you can't remember where you put something and have to rummage through all 21 pockets to find it.
  • Check the distribution and size of pockets in a safari vest - if you can only put heavier or larger things in the lower front pockets, this may uncomfortably pull the vest down tight on your neck and shoulders.
  • Lined, waterproof pockets may be preferable if you are going to carry a camera, lenses or sunglasses/reading glasses. This will protect them against rain or sweat.
  • Other optional features - cartridge loops, front shoulder padding for shooting and padding on top of shoulder for carrying your rifle comfortably.
  • Khaki, green, brown colours rather than white or any bright colour.

Women's Safari & Travel Vests

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This women's vest has a stand collar and storm-flap placket, removable hood, roomy pockets for essentials and drawcord at waist for a custom fit. Buy Now

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This Tag safari Livingstone vest for women is a comfortable and lightweight with multiple pockets. The vent back allows air to circulate for cool comfort in the midday sun. Four large flap cargo pockets outside hold essential safari gear. Two zippered pockets outside and two more inside provide secure protection for valuables and important travel documents. A durable full length zipper and a quick release button tab offer two ways to close the front. Durably double stitched throughout with an Afri-camo animal print lining that enhances the feeling of being in the African bush. Made in Africa from preshrunk and pigment dyed 100% cotton. Buy Now


This safari vest is so functional, it practically doubles as a backpack. Made of rugged bush poplin that fends off rips, snags and tears, it's equipped with pockets to sort and store essentials. Features a pleated back and a smooth, non-elasticized adjustable waist. Epaulets secure camera neck strap. Finished with breathable grommets and microsuede-trimmed buttonholes. 100% cotton. Buy Now

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The lightweight FlyQ Lite vest has an advanced travel pocket system. It features a pocket for gadgets with a clear panel that is compatible with touch screens, a microfleece-lined glasses pocket, a key clip and a pocket specifically for a water bottle. Buy Now


Enjoy comfortable shooting in this soft, brushed cotton vest. Comes with durable shoulder and shooting pads and large cartridge pockets hold all you need for a day in the field. Adjustable waist and back. Buy Now

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Seven pockets in this vest provide plenty of places to stow travel essentials. This lightweight vest is water-resistant and quick drying. It also refuses to wrinkle and has comfortable stretch that won't restrict your movement. Four outside pockets and three inside pockets safeguard valuables. A toggle drawstring at the waist lets you customize the fit. A quick-snap tab crosses the front so you can unzip the vest. The foldover collar helps guard your neck from camera-bag straps. Buy Now

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This vest features UPF40+ sun protection and holds all your personal documents, electronics, accessories and gear with a multitude of pockets. There are 15 pockets in all. Hidden zip front with snap closure, funnel neck and drawstring hem. Mesh lining on the upper back and behind the chest pockets wicks moisture and keeps you cool. Lightweight, durable and abrasion-resistant nylon packs easily and lasts for decades. Buy Now

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This women's vest is made of quick-drying, woven fabric with plenty of stretch. Comes with feminine tucks at collar, zip front, handwarmer pockets with single-snap closures, hidden zip security pocket, two snap-closure chest pockets, princess seams front and back and it falls below hip. Buy Now

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