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.
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.
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.
THE LIGHTWEIGHT TRAVEL VEST GIVEAWAY
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.
- 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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