For traveling Spot Cool Stuff loves clothes with pockets. Deep pockets that things won’t fall out of. Pockets with strong zippers where we can stash a passport, cash and credit cards knowing they will stay there securely.
Travel-worthy clothes with such pockets are hard to find, especially in woman’s fashions, which is why we are such fans of the clothes offerings from Scottevest.
Spot Cool Stuff personally travels with a Scottevest’s Essential Jacket (see photos below). The Essential is made of strong, breathable, lightweight material that’s water resistant and dries quickly. It also has 19 pockets! Among them:
• A BudPocket inside the front collar designed especially for earbud headphones.
• A PubPocket sized specifically for a map or travel guidebook. (It is holding a Wired magazine in the x-ray photo, above). This pocket also perfectly fits an Apple iPad (see our review on Scottevest’s iPad compatibility here).
• An interior pocket that can be subdivided to keep fragile gear from smashing together.
Other pockets are designed for pens, camera memory cards and documents. One of the outer pockets has an elastic band for holding a water bottle in place, another has a removable sunglass lens cloth. And all these pockets use Scottevest’s proprietary NoBulge construction that maintains a streamlined look to your jacket even when it is loaded with travel gear.
Other Scottevest Jacket Options
If 19 pockets aren’t enough for you, Scottevest also makes the 20-pocket Explorer Jacket, though it has too much of an old fashion look for our tastes. If you need even more pockets check out the 28-pocket Quantum Jacket that includes one padded pocket large enough to hold a netbook computer.
But what if even 28 pockets seems like child’s play to you? Maybe you want a jacket with multiple layers of fleece and enough storage compartments to make your luggage superfluous. To you we present the Scottevest Signature System and it’s 52 pockets! Until we saw the Signature we didn’t think it was possible for a jacket to have too many pockets. But there you go.
We see the appeal of all of Scottevest’s offerings. In the end, though, Spot Cool Stuff will stick with our trusty Essential Jacket.
Update: Today Spirit Air became the first airline to charge for carry-on bags. Ryan Air is already contemplating doing the same. Other carriers may follow. Urg! Are airline executives sitting around trying to think of ways to annoy their customers?
Hopefully consumer backlash against carry-on bag fees will prevent them from becoming an industry standard. In the meantime, packing all your carry-on items into a pocket-full Scottevest jacket seems the perfect way to circumvent this latest airline fee.
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