The Best Lightweight Travel Vest For Men (contest ended)

July 15, 2019
The Scottevest Lightweight Travel Vest

Congratulations to the contest winner, Mellie of Moyock, N.C.!

Eureka! We found the best lightweight travel vest for men. It’s hard to improve upon perfection but Scottevest has done it.

My husband has always been a huge fan of Scottevest apparel. In fact, the vest that he’s used for the last six or so years is the one piece of apparel he takes on every single trip.

He loves the convenience of being able to load the vest pockets with his smartphone, camera, backup charger, wallet, keys, passport, and more.

When we arrive at airport security—instead of going through the arduous task of emptying his pants or jacket pockets into one or more trays—he simply removes the vest, folds it, places it in a tray on the conveyer belt, and picks up the vest at the other end. Everything remains safely tucked inside the pockets ready to pick up and go.

He wears the vest on walking tours and shore excursions, leaving him hands-free to take photographs, take notes or reach into his pocket to pay for something.

He purchased a tan-colored one for tropical climates and a navy blue one for cooler ones. I can’t even count all the times the old vests have been washed. Yet, they still look and perform like new.

The new and improved lightweight travel vest: What we loved

Then we received the newest model for review: the featherweight version of the classic vest. My husband chose the black one (it comes in three different colors) and will never go back to the old version. Yes, you can improve upon perfection.

Really light:

Comfortable and easy to wear

Weighing in at 0.6 pounds, this easy-to-wear, featherweight travel vest adds minimal heft or weight on your back or in your suitcase. The breathable fabric is comfortable enough to wear in warm weather and light enough to be worn under a medium or heavier weight jacket.

Plenty of pockets:

With 16 pockets (some inside and others outside), there’s a place to stash everything you want to take with you. The zippered pockets keep your wallet safe, out of sight, and off-limits to potential pickpockets. A front pocket is a perfect place to stow a smartphone so it’s easy to reach when you need it.

One of the interior pockets offers RFID protection (radio-frequency-identification) so no one can surreptitiously steal data (or your identity) from your wallet or credit cards. Another interior pocket is large enough to hold an iPad.

A pocket large enough to hold an iPad: How cool is that?

A pocket large enough to hold an iPad: How cool is that?

Stylish and durable:

We love the water- and stain-repellent fabric as well as its fit. Two small slits at the hip make the fit forgiving and comfortable. The new lightweight travel vest is made of high-quality polyester, with just enough sheen to keep it looking fresh and clean. It’s washable and dries quickly.


Scottevest has agreed to give one lucky reader of MoreTimeToTravel a 16-Pocket Featherweight Vest for Men. Here are the rules:

  • Leave a comment below on or before midnight September 5, 2019, choosing the color vest you would want if you win. The choices are Cement, Cadet Blue or Black.
The vest comes in three colors

The vest comes in three colors

  • One reader will be randomly chosen, announced here shortly thereafter, and asked their address and size for mailing.
  • Sorry, limited to addresses in the U.S. and Canada only.

On YouTube: Meet Scott Jordan, CEO of Scottevest and learn about this featherweight vest

Disclosure: We received this vest for review but any opinions expressed in this post are our own.

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  • Reply
    July 15, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    I would love one of these vests for my husband in black. We’ve been looking at vests a lot lately. Seems like such a practical idea!

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      August 16, 2019 at 2:16 am

      Hubby would love a black vest since he’s a pocket fiend! I may borrow it from time to time as well.

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    July 15, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    I would choose the black one, more versatile for me. Very nice!

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    July 15, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    My husband would love the cadet blue!

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      Faye A Heffele
      July 18, 2019 at 2:24 pm

      I’ve been looking at Scottevests for a while but haven’t gotten one yet. This would be terrific for my husband! I think he’d like the blue one.

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      August 30, 2019 at 4:26 pm

      Oh, I love the cadet blue! He brought a fanny pack last trip and loved having the pockets, this would be immensely preferable!

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    Thomas McConnell
    July 15, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    All of them would be nice, but I would take mine in basic black, thanks!

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    Flora Shaughnessy
    July 15, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    The Good Guys Wear Black. My husband is a very good guy.

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    July 16, 2019 at 4:13 am

    The black one for me if I win! Thanks!

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    Thomas Gibson
    July 16, 2019 at 4:29 am

    I really like the black vest.

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    Dennis Kauffunger
    July 16, 2019 at 5:52 am

    So useful plus stylish. Like the Black vest

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    Allen McLeod
    July 16, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Perfect for travel.

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    William Thim
    July 16, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Would love the cement color

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    July 16, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    I would like to get the black vest. You can’t go wrong with black.

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    Kelly D
    July 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    I would choose the black.

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    Christina Moores
    July 17, 2019 at 3:34 am

    I would love the black vest for my husband

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    July 17, 2019 at 3:43 am

    I’d probably go with cement

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    Meekyung K
    July 17, 2019 at 6:30 am

    I would choose the Cement coloe

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    July 17, 2019 at 6:31 am

    cade blue!

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    jeannine glen
    July 17, 2019 at 6:57 am

    i would choose the black one for my husband which he travels constantly.

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    Anthony Shumaker
    July 17, 2019 at 6:57 am

    All the colors are great, but black is mine.

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    Heather Swanson
    July 17, 2019 at 7:24 am

    My boyfriend would like the black.

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    July 17, 2019 at 8:02 am

    I like Cadet Blue

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    Kay Lynn
    July 17, 2019 at 9:08 am

    This vest looks great for travel. I would choose black.

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    July 17, 2019 at 9:19 am

    I’d love black.

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    July 17, 2019 at 9:21 am

    I’d choose the black vest!

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    July 17, 2019 at 9:55 am

    I would choose the black vest. It’d really suit my husband.

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    dawn Blake
    July 17, 2019 at 10:11 am

    i hope win vest be nice gift give to friend that travel a lot.

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    July 17, 2019 at 10:12 am

    it would look perfect on my husband, i loveCadet Blu

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    Dennis Dubs
    July 17, 2019 at 10:24 am

    I see a lot of people commenting on choosing a Black vest. I’ve done quite a bit of traveling and in some of the hotter climes, Black would be a bad idea and you would stand out in the crowd. My choice would be Cement. Thank you

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    July 17, 2019 at 10:27 am

    I would choose the black

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    Phil Hysell
    July 17, 2019 at 10:45 am

    I would choose black. Thank you!

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    Everton Ferreira
    July 17, 2019 at 10:57 am

    I really like the black vest.

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    July 17, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Love the light blue!

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    Tracy Taylor
    July 17, 2019 at 11:14 am

    My husband would love cadet blue. These look amazing!

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    Ray Chapman
    July 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Black is good

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    S Riches
    July 17, 2019 at 11:31 am

    I would choose the cement color vest if I win.

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    Clare O'Brien
    July 17, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    If I were to win, I would choose black.

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    Mike Rizzo
    July 17, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    I would choose the mens size xxl in cement or in black.

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    Don Tymchuk
    July 17, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    I would love to win the cement travel vest! It would be a nice alternative to a man-bag during travel.

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    Anne Derkat
    July 17, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Hubby needs a new vest and he would choose the cement colour.

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    Karen C
    July 17, 2019 at 1:56 pm


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    Julie A.
    July 17, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I’d love the black vest for my husband

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    July 17, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    I love Cement one

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    Wanda B
    July 17, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    I would choose cement.

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    Ellen B
    July 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    black – its basic – thanks

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    Roy H
    July 17, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I like the black vest.

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    July 17, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Black for me!

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    July 17, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Would would be my choice.

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    Susan Adams
    July 17, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    The Cadet Blue would look dreamy with my husbands eyes!

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    Tainan Lu
    July 17, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    I would love the black vest

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    Linda Svarovsky
    July 17, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Wow seems like a great travel product, thanks for the review and giveaway.
    I would choose the cement colour.

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    Malcolm Mahaffey
    July 17, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Cadet Blue will Do!!!

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    mj rudy
    July 17, 2019 at 5:44 pm


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    July 17, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I would love this vest in black. Thank you.

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    July 17, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    i would pick cadet blue or black for my husband. he would look very dashing in it

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    Ken Wolfe
    July 17, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    I’ve been thinking of buying one of these as they sound great for traveling. I’d take the Cement version.

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    Janice L.
    July 17, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Black is my color. I’d love it!

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    July 17, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    I would choose the cement color.

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    Lori O
    July 17, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I love the Cadet Blue.

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    Gabrielle R
    July 17, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    My husband would love this! The black one is my favorite!!

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    July 17, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Great looking vest! Would love to have one in black!

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    Marilyne Lavoie
    July 17, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    My husband would love the cadet blue!

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    July 17, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Great looking vest! Would love to have it in black!

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    Candace Galan
    July 17, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    I would love black, thanks for the chance!

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    July 18, 2019 at 12:59 am

    I love the Cement! That’s what I would pick!

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    Phyllis W.
    July 18, 2019 at 3:03 am

    I would choose the cadet blue.

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    Marilyn S.
    July 18, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Awesome product. I would choose cadet blue because it pairs well with jeans.

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    July 18, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    My husband has been a fan of Scottevests, also, and would love an updated one with the RFID protection, plus the ability to keep his IPad safe at hand. I’d love to see him in the cement colored one. Also – at the risk of an overshare here – husband also a fan of their undergarments – very lightweight and easy to hand wash on the road if necessary!

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    Sheryl Kraft
    July 18, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    My husband would love this and never take it off! Black is his color 🙂

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    Kerry Keller
    July 18, 2019 at 9:57 pm


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    July 18, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Black is nice.

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    Justin O'Hara
    July 18, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    I would like the black one please.

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    July 18, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    I’d love to win the black one!

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    July 18, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    All the colours are great, love to start with the Cement and build the wardrobe from there 🙂

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    Stuart Drummond
    July 19, 2019 at 1:19 am

    I would love to win a Black Vest, would make an excellent inner layer.

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    James Trietsch
    July 19, 2019 at 8:34 am

    I’d love to have. Cadet Blue. I have several Scottevest products.

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    July 19, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Black would be my choice. These are awesome for travel, I have three vests, a long sleeve fleece and a jacket!! It is true, my overhead bag on the plane is my ONLY back on a week long cruise.

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    Lana Trietsch
    July 19, 2019 at 9:14 am

    I’d like a Cadet Blue.

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    James Trietsch
    July 19, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Cadet Blue please

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    Alan Kraft
    July 19, 2019 at 11:15 am

    My wife Sheryl is correct . . . I would love this in black or pretty much any color!

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    Anna Ngo
    July 19, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    The black one would be nice. Thanks.

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    Jim Sentlowitz
    July 19, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    The tan one for me please.

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    July 19, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    I love my Scottevest jacket, and would be thrilled to add a black vest to my closet.

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    Howard Ward
    July 20, 2019 at 9:42 am

    I own several Scoot e Vest products. Pants, shirt and jackets. A vest would be a great addition to my wardrobe. A black one please.

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    July 20, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    I would pick the black vest.

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    Ron Ablang
    July 21, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    I would choose Cement color please.

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    Livivua Chandler
    July 22, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    cement is a very nice color

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    Emily Koropatwa
    July 23, 2019 at 6:38 am

    I would choose Cadillac blue for my husband.

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    Theresa C.
    July 26, 2019 at 12:58 am

    Love all the colours, but would choose black! 🙂

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    Marlene V
    July 27, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    I like Black the best

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    Cathy Spielvogel
    July 28, 2019 at 10:26 am

    I would love to have the cadet blue vest in Extra large for my husband. They are beautiful vests.

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    Clare Kilgallen
    August 3, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    I Like them all, but would go for the cadet blue.

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    Mary Ellen Dillon
    August 3, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I would love a black vest.

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    susan atkins
    August 6, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    I would like the cadet blue for my husband in extra large

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    Roberta Thompson
    August 8, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    I like the Cadet Blue. Nice vests.

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    Jon Rider
    August 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Black vest. Be nice to have, thanks!

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    Ron Ablang
    August 12, 2019 at 9:35 am

    I choose Cement color please.

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    Jonathan A.
    August 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Black for me.

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    August 21, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    My husband would love the black one. Very trendy

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    Larry Segall
    August 22, 2019 at 12:38 pm


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      Scott Jordan
      August 23, 2019 at 9:41 am

      Thanks for the business!
      Scott of SCOTTeVEST

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    Amanda Hoffman
    August 29, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    I would choose the black if I won

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    Anne Perry
    August 30, 2019 at 8:47 am

    I would choose Cement.

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    Pam Wheeler
    August 30, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I would choose Cadet Blue.

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    Allyson Tice
    August 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    I like the black vest!

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    August 31, 2019 at 7:39 am

    I always wear black slacks, so I think I would go the opposite direction and bet the cement color.

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    Tabathia B
    September 1, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I would love the black vest

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    Nancy Bowers
    September 2, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    I like the Cadet Blue vest.

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    September 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

    I would like to win the black vest.

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    danell palmer
    September 3, 2019 at 11:44 am

    My boyfriend would love the black vest! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    September 3, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    I would go with basic black. Its more versatile.

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    Marilyn Nawara
    September 3, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    I like the cement color the best, but I would choose black since that is the color hubby would like best.

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    September 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    I like the cadet blue color best.

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    Allison Matz
    September 3, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    I would choose Black.

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    ae minx
    September 3, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    I think the black would be best for travel- black just seems to last longer

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    September 4, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Such a useful product. I like the black one.

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    September 4, 2019 at 11:41 am

    The vest not only looks so very fashionable. It’s function is beyond what else is out there. When my husband and I travel he doesn’t have enough places to put what he needs to carry. It is a real problem for him comfort wise etc. He wears many similar vests but this one in black (that’s his favorite color) is something he would really appreciate.

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    April M.
    September 4, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Cadet Blue… lovely shade, plus love the idea of so many pockets! 🙂 Thanks for giveaway!

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    John Builes
    September 4, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    I would love to win this great prize. Thank you.

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    September 4, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    I would love to gift the Cadet Blue to someone special!

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    John H.
    September 4, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I would choose the black color vest.

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    Jennifer H.
    September 4, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    I would pick the black vest.

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    Courtney H.
    September 4, 2019 at 11:01 pm


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    September 5, 2019 at 12:38 am

    I would love to win a cement vest for Phil.

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    Erin Johnson
    September 5, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Blue please

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    September 5, 2019 at 8:41 am

    black vest

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    Sue V
    September 5, 2019 at 9:28 am

    I would choose the black vest

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    Giant Sis
    September 5, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Cadet Blue! I have a women’s Scottevest jacket and LOVE it! It is AMAZING for traveling – I hardly need a purse because the pockets are numerous and well-placed!

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    September 5, 2019 at 9:58 am

    I would choose blue!

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    monique s
    September 5, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    I would love the black vest

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    katherine Persons
    September 5, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    I love the black against the white shirt

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    maria gentry
    September 5, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    I really like the black one!

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    Diana McDonald
    September 5, 2019 at 6:02 pm


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    Darlene Owen
    September 5, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    This is a very professional vest that would even look good in an office setting.

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    September 5, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    What a great looking and versatile vest! I like the cadet blue.

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    September 5, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    What a great, innovative travel vest. I would love to give the black vest to my husband!

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    Serge B
    September 5, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Love their apparel! Black please

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    Donna L
    September 5, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    I would pick the black vest. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Marilyn Legault
    September 5, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    My husband would love the black vest for travel.

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    Laurent Legault
    September 5, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    I really like the black vest.

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    Annmarie Weeks
    September 5, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    I’d love to win the black one! My hubby has an eVest jacket and absolutely loves it! I know he’d love the vest, too!

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    Donna Teller
    September 5, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    I would definitely want to win the black vest.

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    Janet Boyanton
    September 5, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    I would like black. These look great. I may have to buy one for my next trip.

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    Nadine Stacy
    September 5, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    I’d use one in black.

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    September 5, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    I would like the cadet blue one! Love that color!

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    Renee Rousseau
    September 5, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Cadet Blue would be my first choice. I have a travel vest and I use it all the time! Great for amusement parks and anywhere else there are security checkpoints as I never have to carry a purse or worry about a purse on rides.

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    kelly woods
    September 5, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Would love a black vest. This is a really nice vest. What a blessing it would be to win! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    Lissa Crane
    September 6, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    I love the black color! best! A classic color and a classic vest!

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