Play it close to the vest. That's the motto of travelers who like to wear their valuables on the inside of a travel vest. Here are a few to check out:

SCOTTEVEST TRAVEL VEST Seventeen pockets for women, 24 for men. Sizes S to XXXL in several colors. $125;

scottevest.com.

MAGELLAN'S TRAVEL VEST Lightweight and with eight pockets, it's fast drying. Unisex, sizes XS-2XL. $55; magellans.com, 800-962-4943.

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WHITE RIVER FLY SHOP VEST Not strictly a travel vest, but recommended by frequent safari photographer William Cowger; has 12 pockets. Sizes S to 6X. $79; basspro.com, 800-227-7776.

EXOFFICIO BORACADE VEST Six pockets with a version for men and another for women. Sizes XS-XXL, $99.95;

rockcreek.com, 888-707-6708.-- McClatchy-Tribune