SCOTTeVEST Featherweight Vest

I only have one phone, but I regularly see people with two phones – a work phone and a personal phone. Some people even add a tablet with a stylus. Then a wallet, house/car keys, a water bottle and a few snacks. These items are either bursting out of their pockets or tucked under their arm or in their waist band. I usually use a combination of cargo pants and a computer bag/backpack. But there are times when a bag seems like too much space and a cargo pant is too little. Is there something in between a sweaty back from the computer bag and overloaded pants pulling off my waist?

There is ! In late April I received a Featherweight Vest from SCOTTeVEST to trial during a sequence of business travel and as the Wisconsin winter slowly turned into Spring. I took the vest with me on trips to Minneapolis, Madison, San Francisco and Los Angeles. And for walks around my neighborhood. I wore it through airports, on the plane, at my desk and as I walk-commuted from my San Francisco hotel to the corporate home office.

SCOTTeVEST Featherweight Vest

I was really pleased with the fit (size large for me), the general lightness of the vest, the options for storing all my gadgets and the great construction. For a mass transit commuter or urban hiker/walker the SCOTTeVEST Featherweight Vest seems like an ideal product.

During my testing process, though I was really pleased with the vest, I experienced a bit of self discovery. I have long used cargo/tactical pants, hoodie sweatshirts and a computer backpack when I am on the go and have developed a combo of quirky habits and comfort for those systems.

With encouragement from SCOTTeVEST I gave the vest to a San Francisco-based co-worker who has the urban lifestyle and commute better suited for this product.

Check out  the SCOTTeVEST product line-up. I have my eye on the Hidden Cargo pants.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.