We have been wearing the Scottevest convertible vest/jacket for over two years. The pullovers (Microfleece, Q-Zip) have been in-house since Spring. Since we made the FirstLook posts, we have had periodic email requests
asking for the InTheWild update. The upcoming Holiday season would be a good time to update folks on how the ScotteVest items have fared.
ScotteVest has a large line of clothing designed specifically for folks who carry a lot of gadgets. The three that we have are the ones which makes the most sense for us New Englanders. The Pullover is perfect for three of the four seasons. It fits well under most jackets, has a vented back for comfort, and has a built-in cord managment system.
The vest/jacket (shown here with the sleeves removed) is a great three-season garment as well. It can work in combination with the pullover as either a full outer layer or as a vest. The vest has 12 pockets, reflective piping, magnetic closures, and lots of other useful details. The load distribution on this jacket is quite excellent, even when fully geared up.
The nylon layer on the shoulder is a nice touch. The covering allows the vest to better withstand the daily wear and tear. As with the other ScotteVest garments, the cord management loops are sewn into the collar. We have found that having a full front zipper works better compared to the pullovers as we tend to leave the earphones on the jackets. Sometimes, with the pullover, we have gotten tangled up with the cords when putting on the jacket.
Our experience has been that all fleece tend to pill, but the ScotteVest fleeces are much better than most, although they too have a pilling problem to a degree. The Q-Zip has no such problems. It is made of a breathable nylon fabric that wicks moisture from the body. This long sleeve layer is perfect either over a t-shirt or just by itself. It has three pockets that are so well intergrated it looks like there are none.
Our ScotteVest garments have held up really well to heavy use. That says something about their quality. Also, even thought the designs are well thought out, they are constantly being improved upon. The Scott Jordan Signature System is currently on Version 5.0. After having used them InTheWild, we are more than happy to recommend the ScotteVest garments to our RainyDayReaders. If you are interested, you should check out the Sale&News section as there are always excellent deals and special discounts. Happy Holidays! [Permalink] -ScotteVest InTheWild