I had no idea of what Scottevest was before a recent trip to Europe. You see, before this trip, I thought that jackets were required only when it was cold. While travelling, I preferred not to have jackets but cargo pants that I could fill the pockets of with the phone, tickets, wallets and what not.
Now, I won’t go on a trip without the Scottevest!
Scottevest has pockets where you don’t think pockets could exist. Want to carry your phone, camera, passports (in my case – 9!), tickets, boarding passes, toys, money, wallet, credit cards, pens and even an ipad on you without feeling liking a porter? Then you need a Scottevest.
Not only does the jacket (pictured above in His and Her styles) carry all these items, it does so without putting the weight on your shoulders (literally). Never once did I feel that I was wearing anything other than a normal jacket. The jackets comes with a very smart weight distribution management system that somehow makes carrying all these things a breeze.
While going through airports (we went through around 20 in this trip) this was the one piece of garment that saved me hassles. Think 5 people and 5 passports, 5 boarding passes. All tucked away neatly in the inside pockets. Out in a jiffy.
And if you think with that many pockets, you are going to forget where you have kept everything? No! All pockets are cleverly marked. Iphone goes into the pocket marked with the iphone. Airline documents go into the pocket marked with the tiny airline symbol. And so on. (Yes, you are still responsible for keeping things in the right place yourself – it doesn’t do that automatically for you – not yet anyway).
And to top it all off, the jackets are super comfy, stylish and washable. If only they could make me look a few years younger, I would give them a two thumbs up. Oh well, that technology is not going to be invented – ever, so let’s just give them a two thumbs up!
If you have kids (and even if you don’t) and looking to travel you would well to buy a Scottevest before your next trip. They will free your hands up to chase after them.
CraftGossip received two complimentary jackets to review on this trip.
By Vikram Goyal