TerraOmni Vest review – A wearable gear bag?

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CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – If you hate carrying a bag on your shoulder every time you go shopping, traveling, etc. you might be interested in the TerraOmni Vest which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.  Let’s take a look.

What is it?

The TerraOmni Vest is a wearable gear organizer/bag with tons of pockets that is made of nylon fabric sourced from recycled plastic bottles.

What’s in the box?

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  • TerraOmni Vest
  • Drawstring storage pouch

Design and features

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At first glance, you might mistake the TerraOmni Vest for a fisherman’s vest and you wouldn’t be that far off the mark. Just like a fisherman’s vest, the TerraOmni is a way to carry gear more comfortably than putting it in a bag that you sling over your shoulder.

The TerraOmni Vest is made of a slightly stretchy material that is light weight and comfortable. The zippered vest features a LOT of pockets, so let’s take a tour of them. On the front are two large lower pockets that have flaps that are secured by wide strips of Velcro. These pockets are large enough for a smartphone, e-reader, wallet, notebook, etc.

At chest level, there are smaller pockets with flaps and on the right side, there are two pen loops.

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The TerraOmni Vest has 2 big mesh pockets behind the front pockets.

There is also a long pocket on each side of the vest that can hold a water bottle.

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Here we see the vest unzipped. It might be hard to see in the image above, but the back of the TerraOmni Vest has a mesh panel that is designed to help wick away moisture if you’re wearing the TerraOmni in hot weather.

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The back of the vest even has a panel that you can unzip…

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…to let more air in. The flap rolls up and stows in the small pocket in the hem.

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The shoulders of the TerraOmni Vest are made of adjustable webbed straps.

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I gave the folks at TerraOmni my physical measurements so they could make me a sample vest that would properly fit me but it still is way too big.

I look like I’m ready to go on a fishing trip. I just need to go find my fishing pole, waders, and tacklebox. I tested the TerraOmni Vest by putting my phone, wallet, notebook, lip balm, and some other small personal EDC items in the pockets which easily held my gear.

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In addition to wearing the vest, you can also turn the TerraOmni Vest into a bag. The bottom edge/hem of the vest has a built-in zipper that you can zip to convert it into a tote bag.

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Then you can use the shoulder straps to sling the bag over your shoulder.

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I think I look better using the TerraOmni Vest as a tote bag rather than wearing it as a vest. But, I would consider wearing it to go hiking or camping (or fishing).

What I like

  • Light weight
  • Lots of pockets
  • Converts into a tote bag
  • Folds and stores in a drawstring pouch
  • Affordable

What I’d change

  • Create a more feminine version

Final thoughts

I realize that not everyone is going to like the style of the TerraOmni Vest because it has a more masculine style/cut that women might not like. But I do think the TerraOmni Vest is a useful wearable gear bag that can easily convert into a tote bag and then store it away when you don’t need it.

The TerraOmni Vest campaign ends on 10/29/23 and they have a  funding goal of $5,000. You can pre-order a TerraOmni Vest starting at $69. After the TerraOmni Vest campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2023. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Price: $69.00
Where to buy: Kickstarter
Source: The sample for this review was provided by TerraOmni.

5 thoughts on “TerraOmni Vest review – A wearable gear bag?”

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  2. I wear a vest most of the time outside my home since it’s a good way to organizer all my stuff vs using my pant pockets. I’ve been looking at this vest for a couple of weeks online and although it is interesting it is too dorky for me. Also if the body was all mesh then I would consider it as it should be cooler than a normal vest.

  3. I like the feature that can turn this vest into a tote bag. However…it is not just a “…more feminine” style, but a just better looking style for everyone that is needed. I can’t see myself walking around in nearby SanFran wearing this thing, or boarding a flight. I’ve been wearing SCOTTeVEST gear for about 15 years and the various pockets are well designed for my gear and very versatile.

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