I was a big fan of SCOTTEVEST’s technology enabled clothing long before I began writing for tech sites. It just appealed to my inner geek. I got one of their classic vests, as well as their mid-weight jackets, long before most people had heard of the company and wore them for years.
Those jackets were among some of the earlier designs Scott and Co. offered but were already highly functional. I had not, however, seen any of the more recent designs other than through occasionally browsing the online catalog and posting news on Gear Diary.
Judie was sent one of their more current jackets, the Evolution Travel Jacket in a Small, but she thought it was a little snug. I had long had my eye on this design, but unfortunately I am a size medium. Fortunately Elana (my wife) is a size small, and while she doesn’t carry a lot of gear, she usually has enough with her that this seemed like it might be a good fit for her. Judie was kind enough to send it to Elana, and it arrived today. While Elana hasn’t seen it yet, I have no doubt she is going to like it… a lot. For my part it let me see and appreciate how SCOTTEVEST’s products have evolved over the years. What do I think??
From The Company:
There is no question that Scott’s designs have evolved and become more refined with each product generation. The zippers seem heavier-duty,
the iPod pocket and headphone pass-through is better than before
and the overall cable management is more useful and secure than on the jackets I have. I really like the red trim on the evolution. It gives it come style while maintaining the simple black that is my personal preference.
In addition, the fact that the sleeves zip off let this jacket function in even more climates and situations.
It is a great jacket in its own right. Add to it the fact that it holds a boatload of stuff without looking like it and… well it is super functional for techie and non-techie alike.
In all I’m impressed to see what the company has done between the ones I have and Elana’s new jacket, and I have no doubt the line-up will continue to improve.
If you are looking for a holiday gift for a gear-lover or general travel-hound this is a great place to consider starting! For more details on the product line take a look at the company website.
The SCOTTEVEST Evolution Travel Jacket has an MSRP of $150 and can be ordered here.
What I Like: Super functional, tons of pockets, use with or without sleeves, I love the way it looks, wrist and bottom enclosures to keep wind and cold out
What Needs Improvement: Sometimes there are SO MANY pockets, it can be hard to figure out where you stashed your stuff