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Meet SCOTTeVEST – the jacket that has room for your laptop and all your gadgets

We carry a lot of gadgets around with us and usually that means we need a bag to fit all that stuff. But not anymore thanks to the SCOTTeVEST jacket which has numerous pockets to store all your items.

SCOTTeVEST makes jackets and vests for men and women that addresses the fact that 21st century customers have more devices than ever before.

Regular apparel manufacturers haven’t altered their clothing to accommodate our use of mobile devices – until now.

SCOTTeVEST was founded in 2000 by Laura and Scott Jordan. Scott got tired of having to put all his gadgets in Laura’s purse.

Scott had already ruled out a man bag and he knew that regular pockets wouldn’t be enough.

That’s when he started experimenting with fishermen’s vest modified with extra pockets and created the first eVest.

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Since that time SCOTTeVEST has gone on to create an extensive line-up of clothing that feature numerous functional pockets so customers can carry their laptops, tablets, smartphones, cameras, earphones, batteries and more in their jacket or vest.

Tech Guide obtained the Enforcer from SCOTTeVEST to put it through its paces.

The stylish jacket has a 100 per cent poly exterior with a softshell look and looks no different to the other jackets you can buy.

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You can also remove the sleeves with a handy hidden zipper if you’d prefer to wear the Enforcer as a vest.

It’s also surprisingly lightweight considering it is designed to be warm outerwear.

The SCOTTeVEST garments are also water resistant with droplets beading on the outside and able to be brushed off the jacket.

But the difference is on the inside.

All of the items we could fit in the SCOTTeVEST Enforcer jacket
All of the items we could fit in the SCOTTeVEST Enforcer jacket – including a 15-inch MacBook Pro and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro

There are 30 pockets on the inside and rapid access pockets outside of the jacket that offer loads of space to store gadgets, batteries, books, batteries, cameras, sunglasses, keys and even water bottles.

The Enforcer even has a pocket for a gun and ammunition – a feature that would appeal to US customers.

Tech Guide wore the jacket at the Consumer Electronics Show and we could have our devices with us without a bag, leaving our hands free.

It’s astonishing just how much you can fit inside – including the new 15-inch Macbook Pro and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro at the same time.

The jacket is constructed in such a way so the added weight of devices you’re carrying don’t make it sag or bulge.

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Just looking at a fully loaded jacket, a casual observer wouldn’t be able to tell that you’ve got pockets filled with gadgets.

The SCOTTeVEST is also a great travel companion.

When we travelled from Las Vegas to Los Angeles could store our iPad Pro, earphones, book, Sudoku puzzle book, pen, passport and phone in our jacket and still have a hand free for our boarding pass and our roller carry-on bag.

This meant that when we got to our seat on the aircraft all we had to do was put our bag in the overhead locker and sit down.

There are 30 pockets in the SCOTTeVEST Enforcer jacket
There are 30 pockets in the SCOTTeVEST Enforcer jacket

Usually we would have had to stop and remove the iPad, books, pen and headphones from our carry-on bag before putting in the overhead locker. And with people waiting behind you to get to their seat, it just delays everyone.

You could even get away with not carrying a carry-on bag at all thanks to the enormous storage in the Enforcer jacket.

And the jacket’s pockets are not only useful for storage they are also functional.

The inside pocket for your phones has a clear plastic window so you can see your device and even operate the touchscreen without removing it from your pocket.

There also a keyring and extendable plastic chain in one pocket so you can open your door without unhooking the keys.

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You’ll also find handy pen pockets as well as clips to run your headphone cables inside the jacket from your device to your ears.

The front right pocket also has a thick band that can hold your bottle of water/soft drink/beer upright as well.

There’s even an RFID section where you can store your wallet and passport without the fear of being skimmed by a criminal.

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VERDICT

If you are a frequent traveler or someone who loves carry their devices around unencumbered, then the SCOTTeVEST is definitely worth the investment.

We say investment because the jackets and vests aren’t cheap.

The Enforcer is priced at $US360 (down from $US475) but a high-quality jacket of this kind can cost this much anyway.

And even if you had to buy a decent quality bag to carry all of these things as well, then there’s another $US150 dollars as well.

Once you start wearing a SCOTTeVEST jacket or vest for men and women you could never go back to ordinary outer wear.

We carry a lot of gadgets around with us and usually that means we need a bag to fit all that stuff. But not anymore thanks to the SCOTTeVEST jacket which has numerous pockets to store all your items. SCOTTeVEST makes jackets and vests for men and women that addresses the fact that 21st century customers have more devices than ever before. Regular apparel manufacturers haven’t altered their clothing to accommodate our use of mobile devices – until now. SCOTTeVEST was founded in 2000 by Laura and Scott Jordan. Scott got tired of having to put all his gadgets in…

SCOTTeVEST Enforcer jacket

Rating - 90%

90%

PROS: Light, stylish, waterproof, lots of pockets to store your gadgets, functional pockets for devices. CONS: Expensive. VERDICT: If you are a frequent traveler or someone who loves carry their devices around unencumbered, then the SCOTTeVEST is definitely worth the investment. Once you start wearing a SCOTTeVEST jacket or vest for men and women you could never go back to ordinary outer wear.

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About Stephen Fenech

Stephen is the Tech Guide editor and one of Australia's most respected tech journalists. He is a regular on radio and TV talking about the latest tech news, products and trends.

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