Carry All Your Items in One Place with Vestopia (Giveaway)

by Rebecca

My children and I love going on hikes and nature walks.  Normally, I have to carry a bag filled with paper, pens, crayons, water bottles, cell phone, etc.  Well, you know how it is.  When you’re a Mom, you need everything AND the kitchen sink.  However, my new Vestopia Mom’s Utility Vest has given me freedom to reduce the bulky bag and carry everything I need….in one easy to organize location – my VEST!

This vest has truly given me the ability to have what I need,when I need it no matter where I am.  In the Fall and Spring, my children and I love taking nature walks.  While on our walks, we enjoy gathering facts and drawing, painting or using pastels to capture the changing of the trees or flowers in bloom.

Recently, we took a quick walk into our back yard.  Instead of throwing everything in a bag, I put all of our supplies in my vest.  The supplies included:  pastels, crayons, twistables, erasable colored pencils, clip boards, paper, and my cell phone (of course).

I found the vest very comfortable and noticed that without the clipboards in the back pocket, I could easily zip it.  When they were in the back pocket, I could not zip it.  However, I could easily use the latch to hold the vest on and keep it from falling off.

Overall, the vest is light and very comfortable.  Honestly, I enjoy wearing it around the house.  I keep my phone on airplane mode (thanks for the sweet reminder for safety Vestopia included with the vest), my favorite pens/pencils and any other items I may need throughout the day (like tissues for runny noses, sun glasses for quick trips outside and well, just anything I grab.)  The vest can handle it all!  There are five pockets on the front (great for your phones, pens, glasses, pacifiers, bottles, water bottles) three on the back (great for clip boards, paper, diapers, wipes, changing pad) and there are two on the inside of the jacket on both sides for a total of four (great for hiding your cash, debit card, drivers license, or even your children’s birth certificates if you are on vacation and need to fly).

I have to say, I wish I had this when my children were little.  It would have saved me from needing to carry a diaper bag everywhere we went.   However, now that they are older, I can leave my purse at home (which is great, since I recently went to the park with a friend and her purse was stolen out of the car) and just grab my vest.  It makes a great hiking vest, diaper bag and even fashion vest for the active Mom.

My kids love my vest and a friend recently noted that he wanted one for his wife (and children) for their hunting expeditions.

Truly, this is a multi-purpose vest.  It is quite comfortable and I love mine!

You can purchase your own Vestopia Ultility Vest here (color choices include: black/black, black/hibiscus or french blue/navy ) for $98.
OR you can enter to win one!!!  See below for details.

Enter to win

One mom is going to get their chance to win a Vestopia Utility Vest. To enter, simply leave a comment below letting us know how the Vestopia Vest will help you!

This giveaway is a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom Christmas Giveaway 2012. Please follow the link for more information, as well as for a complete list of all giveaways as they post throughout the month of November. Entries for all giveaways will close Sunday, December 2nd at 7pm CST. Winners will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winners Tuesday, December 4th. We will email winners at the address accompanying the winning comments.

Disclosure, please note, I received the Mom Utility Vest and compensation for my honest opinion about this product.

Child of God, wife to my best friend, blessed with three children and friends I love dearly. I love encouraging others and sharing truth. Owner and Author of Mom’s Mustard Seeds




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Child of God, wife to my best friend, blessed with three children and friends I love dearly. I love encouraging others and sharing truth. Owner and Author of Mom's Mustard Seeds

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1 Lori D. November 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

Like this, you can carry so many different things with you.

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2 Jennifer Thomas November 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

My husband and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary by hiking in Banff this next summer. It will be very helpful!

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3 amyc November 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm

What a fantastic idea! With two very small children, this would definitely come in handy.

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4 Karen Medlin November 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Great idea, I would use it for out scouting camp outs.. to carry a few first aid items, compass, cell phone, pencil and paper, pocket knife etc

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5 Cindi November 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm

My husband goes on a lot of hikes and he would enjoy this vest,
immensely!
Many thanks, Cindi

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6 benita November 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm

There’s so much a woman needs to carry. This vest would help carrying stuff and not needing to carry a bag.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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7 Tabathia B November 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm

It would help when taking my kids to the park

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8 sandra November 6, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I do not carry a handbag, i usually carry whatever ZI need in my pant pockets, this would make such a change then having to keep pulling my pants up all the time. I want to win it

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9 Patti W. November 6, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Ooh, what a neat vest!! I wear vest often, yet they have only two pockets! This would be great!! I’d wear it inside/outside and everywhere!! As a happy momma, I always have somethingS to carry! Thank you!

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10 Louis November 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm

no more carrying stuffed bags with this cool vest
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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11 Barbara Platt November 7, 2012 at 2:11 am

I can’t carry a lot of stuff since I have to use a cane, so the vest would be a big help

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12 LaTanya November 7, 2012 at 9:34 am

When traveling or going to the park, I can carry all the things I need without a diaper bag or purse.

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13 Angela E. November 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

My sister-in-law would get a lot of use out of this vest.

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14 HappyMomC November 7, 2012 at 10:39 am

This is so going to help me when we are travelling on the airplane, one less bag to carry!

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15 Staci A November 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

It would be great for going on family hiking and camping trips since it would let my hands free to hold on to my little ones!

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16 Shari November 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

This would be great especially when going shopping. Don’t like carrying all sorts of bags which become annoying when trying to shop.

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17 sindy murray November 7, 2012 at 11:45 am

I would not have to carry a purse any more since most of the stuff I usually carry will be on the pockets!

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18 christine jessamine November 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm

this would help me alot, I can’t always fit everything in my pockets when traveling, this looks like fun

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19 Cindy B November 7, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I would love this when hiking or traveling!
someluckydog at gmail dot com

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20 Crissy D. November 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm

It would give me an extra set or two of hands when i need it.

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21 Chip November 7, 2012 at 11:36 pm

My wife could use all the pockets she could find with our three kids.

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22 beth November 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm

We are going to Disney soon. This would rock!

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23 Suzanne Bastien November 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm

It’ll help me a ton when I’m out on photography assignments so I can carry the small things instead of getting them lost in my camera bag.

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24 Milly B November 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I would just love to not carry a diaperbag with me everywhere I go!

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25 Robin | Farewell, Stranger November 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm

I have a 4-year-old that takes Lego with him everywhere he goes. I need more pockets! :)

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26 Melissa P. November 8, 2012 at 8:15 pm

There are places that I like to go with my family and I hate to carry a bag or purse. This would be perfect to hold all the items I need for the zoo, park, hiking, camping, etc.

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27 Christine November 8, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I can carry all the things I need when I go out with the kids.
Thanks for the chance!

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28 corina parsons November 9, 2012 at 1:22 am

Great Giveaway! This would be great for camping and fishing trips, or even just a day outdoors. Going anywhere with the kids they always want me to hold/carry all their stuff so this would definatly make that easier! Also would be a great gift for an outdoorsman.

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29 Judy November 9, 2012 at 9:14 am

This vest would be great when traveling with my grandkids. Everything handy.

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30 Chuck November 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

My daughter in law would find many uses for this neat vest.

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31 Sandy November 9, 2012 at 9:49 am

This is such a neat idea! I could see myself using this a lot, for day trips out or any number of things. I have 2 kids and this would be quite handy! :)

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32 Christina November 9, 2012 at 11:19 am

All these pockets would make for great organization!

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33 Marisa Moore November 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

This would be fantastic for geocaching, which we do as a family all the time!

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34 One Frugal Girl November 9, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I would love one of these. I carry so many things around for my little one. It would be nice to carry them on me in an organized way.

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35 Idaho Jill November 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I would love to not have to carry my purse when we go for walks or to the park!

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36 Jen F November 11, 2012 at 12:57 am

I think that I’d be able to stay better organized and less likely to forget something important!

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37 June November 11, 2012 at 11:44 am

I think this would be very handy to have and keep things organized also.

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38 Amy S. November 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I HATE carrying a purse! This could be mt saving grace :-)

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39 Brittany November 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I might wear this everyday, just getting everything in the car and back out again I could fill this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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40 Drina M. November 12, 2012 at 1:34 am

We love going on hikes during the evening everyday and when we camp this would be a big help to carry some of the extra belongings that comes with having a young child.

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41 Don November 12, 2012 at 10:46 am

My wife & I would use this all the time, it has room for everything.

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42 Christian Alejandro N. November 13, 2012 at 2:18 am

I would give this to my mom for Christmas!

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43 ANGEL JACKLYN November 13, 2012 at 4:13 am

OHHH THIS WOULD BE GREATTT FOR MY COUSIN! SHE HAS A TODDLER & HATES CARRYING AROUND A PURSE. I’D LOVE TO GIVE IT AWAY AS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT. THANKS AGAIN!

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44 anne November 13, 2012 at 10:22 am

This vest would be so practical since I walk daily in the foothills. For keys, lip balm etc.

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45 ellie November 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

What a great vest. When we go out with the kids it would be helpful to have this vest.

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46 diane November 13, 2012 at 11:25 am

thanks for this wonderful giveaway. When I walk with my baby there is always something needed. This is great for that purpose.

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47 Migdalia / November 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

This would be perfect when biking around the city!

Twitter: @MsLatina
Blog: http://latinaonamission.com

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48 Missy November 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

This would be great for hiking.

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49 Jody Sisson November 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm

This would be great for when we go hiking, can take extra’s with us not carry by hand.

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50 Daiva November 15, 2012 at 6:50 am

It will allow me to keep important things on me

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51 Garrett November 15, 2012 at 10:27 am

So many great use’s for this vest, a mothers dream for keeping track of everything.

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52 Kristi C November 16, 2012 at 5:04 am

It would help me carry everything my children give to my as “necessary” whenever we go out.

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53 Adrianne B November 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm

My husband would love this vest when we go on trips!

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54 Jackie Hendrick November 18, 2012 at 4:38 am

The vest would be great for small tools, crayons,etc. I can see myself over- loading it. It can be used in many situations.

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55 Jackie Hendrick November 18, 2012 at 4:38 am

The vest would be great for small tools, crayons,etc. I can see myself over- loading it. It can be used in many situations.

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56 Van November 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm

You could use this vest for long nature walks.

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57 Stephanie Larison November 19, 2012 at 2:14 am

I’d be able to carry it all when I go out with my daughter.

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58 Cathy B*****y November 19, 2012 at 2:36 am

my daughter would love this!
Cathy B*****y pbprojecthope a tyahoo dot com

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59 Sylvie W November 20, 2012 at 12:18 am

My handbag and I serve as the backhorse when away from home. I hold the kleenex, aspirin, gum, candy, sunglasses, extra this, extra that, etc . . . My poor shoulder is tired. I can happily be the backhorse with this vest. It distributes the weight of my load and leaves my hands blessedly free. Ahhhhhhh.

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60 Mona Evanochko November 20, 2012 at 1:42 pm

OH, WoW! So happy so one came up with this idea for my aching back. I carry a backpack everywhere with my Grand Children, but this would be so much better for when I have to carry them and the backpack and a purse… a Grandmothers dream gift.

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61 Caitlin McClure November 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I never have enough pockets! I need this

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62 Elaine Bolduc November 22, 2012 at 2:24 am

well now this would be great on our many walks in the woods with the grandchildren who never have the strength to carry their own things lol.

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63 Julie bolduc November 22, 2012 at 7:47 am

I would LOVE this to not have to carry the kids stuff

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64 Kel H November 24, 2012 at 4:23 am

This looks great for those trips wear having a purse just gets in the way but you still need all your stuff plus stuff for the kids — trips to the zoo, museums etc….

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65 Sharon November 24, 2012 at 1:55 pm

My family and I go Geochaching and this would be perfect to hold everything! The Dad can carry the baby back pack and i can carry everything else!!

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66 Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux November 25, 2012 at 10:46 am

I would love this…. We go on alot of walks, camping, fishing etc.. I don’t like carrying a purse or bag so this would make a great option… and stylish too :)

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67 Mary November 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm

This would be great for going out on hikes/picnics, etc!

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68 Susan Chester November 26, 2012 at 11:02 am

I have four grandchildren and this would help me carry their supplies and give me a free hand when we go on excursions.
smchester at gmail dot com

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69 Tammy J. November 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I am an artist, and this would be very handy for keeping a lot of my supplies right at hand whether I’m inside or outside.

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70 Rae November 26, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Ooh… having my hands free and not lugging a huge bag while chasing a toddler…it’s a dream come true!

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71 Dani K November 27, 2012 at 12:19 am

This would be great to evenly distribute the weight of all of the various different things I take with me on long walks.

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72 Tamar November 27, 2012 at 10:20 am

It would help me carry all the things I need to juggle my toddler and my baby while still preserving my sanity.

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73 April November 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I am a photographer and this would be great when I do nature walks! It can carry lenses and filters and batteries!

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74 bradley howard November 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

i never carry a purse so this will be helpful rather than putting it all in my pockets

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75 Jill L November 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Oh this would be so awesome when we are camping. I become the bearer of so many trinkets from the kids and I have my own stuff to be carrying.

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76 Robyn L November 28, 2012 at 11:16 am

it would help because I could carry snacks, kleenex, cell phone, wipes
etc. or
I could carry garden gloves, garden tools, cell phone, wipes when out
gardening

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77 ria November 28, 2012 at 11:56 am

Now I can be a pack mule and still be hands free- lol

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78 carole November 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I hate carrying a purse and this would be great
thanks for the chance

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79 paige aka mrs. bacon November 28, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I could use this for any and all of our outdooring adventures and some of my photog events.

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80 Audrey griffis November 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm

anyone who has kids woudl tell you you can never have to many pockets- kids just love little things this woeuld be awsome on our hikes

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81 Janet November 28, 2012 at 2:06 pm

This would be great to use when I’m outside taking pictures.

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82 sandra November 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm

since i won’t have to drag around a big heavy bag, it’ll lighten my load

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83 Jana November 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Hiking is one of our favorite summer activities. This would be such a boon!

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84 Sarah Burger November 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm

This is such a neat idea! We love to go camping, hiking and fishing and this would be a great thing for me to keep the kids’ stuff close without lugging around a bunch of bags.

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85 stacy November 28, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I’d use it in my preschool classroom.

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86 Davia November 29, 2012 at 12:12 am

This would come in handy while we’re out hiking, much better than carrying a bag to hold on to everyone’s things.

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87 Mozi Esmes Mom November 29, 2012 at 1:30 am

Love the idea for hiking – or just in general – purses get so cumbersome…

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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88 dani marie November 29, 2012 at 2:12 am

it would help my friend jackie stay organized when camping with her boys.

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89 katrina November 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Moms perfect purse…love it….want it

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90 Thelma November 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm

As a mother of a special needs child I think this vest is awesome.I try to keep him as busy as possible and we love exploring the outdoors.My purse can only handle so much.
genesiswinger@gmail.com

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91 Lee-Ann Sleegers November 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm

At least I’ll know what pocket I put things in instead of with my purse where things get thrown in willynilly and I may or may not have what I need.

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92 Emily Schauer November 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm

This is AWESOME!!!with 2 young children I never have enough pockets and my hands are always full…this would be great! I would probably use it for when I’m cleaning as well….grab and stow from room to room….

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93 Kerry Leenhouts November 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm

This would be helpful when shopping or going to farmer’s markets. I always end up carrying way too much stuff!

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94 s riches December 1, 2012 at 7:28 am

This vest would be great for going to the farmer’s market.

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95 steve brown December 1, 2012 at 9:09 am

All these pockets would make for great organization!

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96 Shirley Hicks December 1, 2012 at 9:21 am

This would be great to use on vacations and such..we usually take vacations to diamond mines,emerald mines or the gold mines in NC..so i could use this when carrying a purse is not optional………and NO..we havent struck it rich..lol

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97 Karen December 1, 2012 at 10:15 am

I travel a lot and this would save luggage space. Thanks for the giveaway.

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98 kathy pease December 1, 2012 at 10:16 am

this would be great when we go hiking i could being more stuff :)

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99 Florence December 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm

This is great especially if you multiple hands to hold, :)

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100 Kate S December 1, 2012 at 4:06 pm

We go camping every year, this would be a great addition to our camping stuff :)

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101 Sarah L December 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Will like having it for the walks and hikes we take.
Thanks for the contest.

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102 erma H December 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm

It would help me when I go hiking.

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103 rochelle johnson December 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm

i would love this because between my husband and kids they fill up my purse with all their stuff. lol

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104 Sadie December 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm

this would be great for a trip to the zoo

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105 Richard Hicks December 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm

nice vest with lots of pockets. My wife would love it during walks in the park on these cooler days

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106 Lorena Keech December 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I walk my dogs several times a day, this would be so handy to carry their water and treats, my water and phone. Cool idea!

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107 Beth C December 1, 2012 at 9:36 pm

it would keep me from losing things

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108 Narathip Wall. December 2, 2012 at 1:11 am

This will help me carry many things all in once.

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109 Corey Olomon December 2, 2012 at 1:38 am

I would use it hiking with my kids.

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110 Marcus December 2, 2012 at 5:51 am

I wonder if this vest is strong enough to put lead weights in some of the pockets. Why? Because this would be a different way to add weight where chin-ups are part of the exercise regimen.

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111 Sherry Conrad December 2, 2012 at 10:06 am

This would be great for my daughter- she’s a hiker/camper.

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112 Nancy December 2, 2012 at 11:10 am

WOW That vest sure would come in handy on nature hikes with the kids.

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113 Melanie Montgomery December 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Johnny, my husband, is taking me camping for the first time this year, I think the vest will surprise him and let him know I’m prepared forit.

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114 tina page December 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

sounds like it would be great for hiking

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115 brenda Elsner December 2, 2012 at 2:37 pm

This would be great for our days at the park or out biking and hiking.

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116 Christian Alejandro N. December 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm

well I think it would make a great gift for my aunt. She’s so much into camping.

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117 Judy L December 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

this would be great ! Much better than a purse and easier than a backpack for getting to keys, phone, tissue…

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118 susan smoaks December 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm

the Vestopia Vest would help me keep my hands free so i can keep up with everyone else and still have everything that i need with me, it would really come in handy!

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119 Jennifer Peaslee December 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm

The Vestopia vest wouldn’t help me, but it would help my sister in law, to help her carry all the miscellaneous kid stuff she always has! jenniferpeaslee at gmail dot com

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120 Gianna December 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Having everything I need organized and within reach while traveling.

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121 Laurie Emerson December 2, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I love this vest. I love the idea of using it instead of a diaper bag as it would be so much more convenient.

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122 Cassandra McCann December 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm

i am not a fan of the big purse so this would be an invention worth keeping, I could fit so much into it

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123 cassandra December 2, 2012 at 7:33 pm

This would be great to store countless things you would normally throw in a bag and you get to go purse free for the day. awesome :)

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124 Veronica Garrett December 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

It would help me when I am gardening.

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125 Gaines Simmons December 2, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. I would carry the medications easier.

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126 Lego storage box February 20, 2013 at 5:25 am

Wow. Thank you for this post. For the past years I have been in love with Hiking, this vest will surely be helpful to all of the hikers.It looks convenient, I didn’t know there is a product like this. Thank you for the info! :)

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