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    Handy gear or geek alert?

    What do you all think? Is this a handy way to carry all the stuff you need for a day at the park (camera, camcorder, water, snack, etc...) or is my inner geek shining through?

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    Re: Handy gear or geek alert?

    camera geek..

    plus.. any tan vest is going to have huge negative connotations for awhile due to the shooter at VA Tech

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    Re: Handy gear or geek alert?

    I guess my husband qualifies as a geek. He has one and loves it. Personally, I couldn't find my stuff with so many pockets!
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    Re: Handy gear or geek alert?

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    camera geek..

    plus.. any tan vest is going to have huge negative connotations for awhile due to the shooter at VA Tech
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    Never thought of that, perhaps a white version would be better.

    I know security typically only searches bags, I wonder what their policy is on photo/travel vests and if it's going to change anytime soon..
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    Re: Handy gear or geek alert?

    The last few times I've gone I've carried everything in my cargo pants and they've never asked to search them. :

    Of course since I have no bag of any kind with me they just wave me on through. Not sure what they'd do with a vest.




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    Re: Handy gear or geek alert?

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    camera geek..

    plus.. any tan vest is going to have huge negative connotations for awhile due to the shooter at VA Tech
    Whaaa? What do you mean by "huge negative connotations?"

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    Re: Handy gear or geek alert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetie View Post
    Whaaa? What do you mean by "huge negative connotations?"
    A similar style (similar.. not same) vest was used by the shooter in the VA Tech shootings. Walking around with similar garb is sure to get some unnecessary attention.

    It would be like walking around in long black trench coats immediately after Columbine.

    The bad thoughts are just too fresh in people's minds.

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    Re: Handy gear or geek alert?

    Just use a backpack

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    Re: Handy gear or geek alert?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mad Hatter View Post
    Just use a backpack
    Yep ... a backpack is always a good idea. I'm still trying to stop my boyfriend from trying to make a belt (like Batman's) with all sorts of pouches and stuff.


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    Re: Handy gear or geek alert?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mad Hatter View Post
    Just use a backpack
    That would be the traditional solution, but they are always in the way on attractions and it's harder to find/retrieve items from them. Still that might be a better option. Has anyone ever used a Camel Pack?

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    Re: Handy gear or geek alert?

    I say use whatever you are comfortable with. Even if its a fanny pack.

    I don't like to carry anything with me myself (like a back pack) because I don't want to have to deal with where to put it or what to do with it on rides. Hence... my use of cargo pants. But if you want to use the vest, by all means. Use it. Its Disneyland, not a fashion show. The point is to have fun and enjoy your visit. Just remember, June can be pretty warm, at least during the daytime so the vest might be a bit warn unless you just have a light t-shirt under it.




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    Re: Handy gear or geek alert?

    Quote Originally Posted by penguinsoda View Post
    Just remember, June can be pretty warm, at least during the daytime so the vest might be a bit warn unless you just have a light t-shirt under it.
    Humm, wear a shirt under it you say? Yeah I suppose that might be a good idea.
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    Re: Handy gear or geek alert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonliner View Post
    Humm, wear a shirt under it you say? Yeah I suppose that might be a good idea.
    Unless you want to be really sexy.. I mean trendy...




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    Re: Handy gear or geek alert?

    I'd go with geek alert. But if you are in a place where nobody knows you, who cares if the strangers think you are a geek?
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    Re: Handy gear or geek alert?

    I have a similar vest, but I've never taken it to Disneyland. I want to use it, but it can't hold any clothing layers I may need throughout the day. So I just take a small backpack (and never have any trouble with it on rides).

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