While wandering around, I like to take a lot of stuff with me. I usually have my cell phone, camera, gorilla pod, passport, wallet, keys, a half liter of water and various other items. If I don’t want to walk around with a backpack, my problem usually is -where do I store all of these things? There are only so many pockets in a pair of jeans or the average coat!
|Making great use of my ScotteVest in Beacon, NY|
I think I may have come across a great solution to my problem- ScotteVest.
- 24 pockets so it can hold a lot of gear
- It’s Convertible- zip-off sleeves convert it from a jacket to a vest
- Personal Area Network (PAN) for wiring headphones through jacket to avoid getting tangled in loose wires
- The material is a soft, mid-weight micro-fleece with anti-static treatment
- Many pockets have small picture-tabs to show what is intended to go inside
- Reflective Accents
Here’s what I love about the jacket- the amount of pockets! Even if you don’t use them all for the intended items, there is plenty of room for just about everything you might want to carry with you. The ones I appreciated the most were the keyring clip and cord, the eyeglass pocket, the camera pocket and the front chest pocket.
Keyring Clip & Cord
A really smart touch with added protection from losing your keys
One of my favorite pockets. I do not wear glasses but this pocket is perfect for my sunglasses when I don’t want to carry a case. Also, I don’t like wearing my sunglasses on top of my head when inside, so this solves that problem. An added bonus in the pocket is the cleaning cloth attached to the pocket on an elastic cord.
Perfect size and easy access for compact cameras. There is also a small pocket with a velcro closure within it for storing an extra memory card.
I actually liked this pocket to hold my phone. I found that it was easier to access my phone then when in the Clear Touch Pocket. More on that later
Inside the chest area are two Clear Touch Fabric Pockets. They are intended to be used for your cell phone, music player or other similar device. The idea of the pockets to me are better than their actual function. I tried my iPhone inside the pocket a few times and found that it fit very well. However, I found it hard to get the phone in and out due to the velcro closure on top and half zipper on the side. I like how you can use the touch screen of the phone through the pocket but I found it hard to read the phone’s display through the Clear Touch. If I plan to just use my phone to listen to music, then this pocket is perfect when wired to the PAN.
I prefer keeping my cell phone in the outside, vertical chest pockets. They are roomy, provide easy access to my phone and have a small pocket within it if I want my phone more secure inside the pocket.Overall, the Fleece 5.0 is a well thought out jacket that is a great addition to my wardrobe for travel or for day to day use. I especially look forward to wearing it in the airport. I think it will make getting through security a much easier process. Try filling the pockets with ScotteVest’s intended use (refer to the included Pocket Map) or customize it to suit your needs!
The ScotteVest Fleece 5.0 retails for $140.
Find out about the fleece and all of the other products offered at ScotteVest.com.
****Disclaimer- The item reviewed in this post was given to me for the purpose of a fair & honest review but it in no way has any bearing on my views****