Revolution Plus coat is ideal for cold weather and storage of tech products.
I live in the midwest – right smack dab in the middle of the country – where climates change at the drop of a hat. One day we have 70-degree weather and the next, we have snow on the ground. It’s just the curse of living in this part of the world. A couple of months ago, with winter fast approaching, I searched for just the right winter coat. I wanted something that would be warm, but stylish and comfortable. So, I took a look at SCOTTeVEST products. I knew them by reputation, but never had the pleasure of trying out their products until now.
SCOTTeVEST revolutionized the clothing industry with a very simple idea:
people need better, smarter pockets!
SCOTTeVEST started their mission of creating technology smart apparel in 2000. They started with the idea that people with technological products – smartphones, cameras, tablets, etc. – needed a better way to carry them. It actually started with founders Laura and Scott Jordan. Laura was tired of carrying her husband’s gadgets around in her purse. So, Scott modified a fisherman’s vest to create the very first SCOTTeVEST. It’s pocket science as they call it. Some of their pieces come with as many as 42 pockets to ensure that your devices are both safe and kept close by.
My jacket of choice was the Revolution Plus. It has a removable hood (which can roll into the collar for storage) and sleeves (for when it’s not quite so frigid outdoors). Like other SCOTTeVEST products, the Revolution Plus comes with a variety of pockets (26 of them) for all types of gadgets and belongings. Here is a list of some of the pockets in the Revolution Plus coat.
- BudBucket Pocket (2)
- Pen Pocket (2)
- Vertical Chest Pocket (2) & Pocket-in-Pocket (2)
- Eyeglass Pocket
- Digital Camera Pocket & MyMemory Pocket
- Extendable Key Holder & Water Bottle Loop
- Travel Documents Pocket
- Pad Pocket
- Change Pocket (2)
The first time I put on the Revolution Plus I thought, “Boy, this is warm.” Then, I started storing items in the pockets. Not knowing exactly what all of them are for, I probably didn’t make the most of the storage, but all of my belongings were safe and secure. I’m one of those people who worries about pickpockets so I’d much rather have my wallet on the inside of my coat than the outside and the Revolution Plus affords me that opportunity.
Aside from being very warm, the Revolution Plus is also very comfortable. It’s specifically made for cold weather and the outdoors so it was ideal for my uses. The fabric used to make the coat is 100% Healspro LM poly fabric. It’s water resistant and has a magnetic wind flap (over the main zipper) to keep cool breezes out. The first real test of the Revolution Plus’s strength against the cold came early in December. Our high that day was only 35º and the low was 22º. That cold weather continued for about a week. Because the Revolution Plus protects against both wind and cold air, I found myself well-insulated during that time.
Every time I have worn the SCOTTeVEST coat I have literally found new pockets and pockets within pockets. One time I packed my belongings in my coat and then couldn’t figure out how to pull them back out. This is definitely not a complaint. In fact, all those pockets came in quite handy when I took a recent trip. I was using an airline that is rather strict on their weight limits for luggage and I knew my suitcase was going to be overweight by a couple of pounds. After repacking my checked bag and my two carry-ons, I still had some leftover things that needed a place to go. So, I turned to my SCOTTeVEST coat. I started shoving items into the many pockets and was surprised that after I added about 4-5 pounds to the coat that it still wore very well. The weight was distributed evenly and I didn’t feel like I was carrying the equivalent of a small backpack inside my coat.
The SCOTTeVEST reputation precedes itself and after my experience with both their customer service (they helped me determine the correct sizing for me) and their products, I am eager to see other pieces they have.
The Revolution Plus coat is a great option for cold weather environments and I would even recommend it for hikers because it’s tough. The coat is machine washable and includes both interior and exterior pockets. It’s available in sizes Small – XXXL.
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