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SCOTTeVEST review: travel jacket with hidden pockets for all your tech gear



SCOTTeVEST review: travel jacket with hidden pockets for all your tech gear


I have had a SCOTTeVEST jacket for several years and find it more and more useful. As airlines get stingier on luggage and even carry-on luggage, it makes sense to try to keep your devices on your person when traveling. Plus, I attend a lot of trade shows, including the upcoming CES in Las Vegas, and I like to carry lots of items, including business cards, battery packs, chargers, and USB cables, not to mention my iPhone and iPad mini. The SCOTTeVEST travel jacket with hidden pockets can handle all of that and more.

I recently upgraded from my original SCOTTeVEST to the newer Shell 8.0 ($ 215). The Shell shows how far SCOTTeVEST has come. It’s more protective than my old jacket, thanks to a zippered hood that wraps around the neck and Velcro wristbands that protect from the cold. When it’s hot, you can roll off your sleeves and end up with the company’s eponymous vest. Inside the case are zippered and velcro pockets for a full-size iPad, smartphones, and cables. There are even wiring conduits for headphones.

One nice touch was that the folks at SCOTTeVEST sent mine with sample gear inside, including sunglasses, a USB drive, and a dummy house key. This was a nice way to demonstrate how the jacket could be worn and I still find things I didn’t know were there. In fact, that might be the only downside. There are so many compartments that you have to be disciplined and remember where you keep each item!

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Final verdict

If you need to carry a lot of devices and want them close at hand, SCOTTeVEST should have the clothes you need and at the same time you can look stylish.