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travel jackets
« on: February 25, 2017, 02:09:18 AM »
I really do not appreciate jackets with few pockets.  I figure a minimum of 4 is the baseline but at least 6 would be much better.  I went shopping recently for a lightweight jacket (with lining) for spring and fall use and was quite disappointed that they all had only 2 or 3 pockets.  I found a couple with 4 pockets but some were not zippered or were otherwise insecure.

Doing a bit of research online lead to the discovery of travel jackets - I started by recalling that National Geographic had one or two with lots of pockets and then went on from there.  It looks like ScotteVest is one of the main makers of such things - some have well over 20 pockets and some are even made for concealed carry.  I figured that I'd never find anything with so many pockets and there are no opportunities locally to try them out.

Another option was an indiegogo kickstarter baubax.  I didn't look seriously at this but it apparently has a built in travel pillow among other things. :D

I eventually found a regular Michael Kors jacket locally that has 8 pockets, most secured with zippers and purchased it.  It is quite satisfactory for my needs and much preferred over the one it replaces that had 3 plus one really small one.

Just thought this might be of interest to someone on the forum.

John.



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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 04:55:22 PM »
The pockets on my wife's ScotteVest jacket have torn and the jacket doesn't appear to be good quality.

She has sewn extra pockets inside some of my jackets.

There is a wider variety of multi pocket vests available than multi pocket jackets.   :(

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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 05:05:07 PM »
My old work vest had lots of pockets and I loved it because I carried a lot of gear for work. 

For regular jackets I am happy with 2-3 pockets as I rarely put anything in jacket pockets as I am too paranoid about things falling out of them.  I want a place to put my hands and maybe my phone and a roll of poop bags for the dogs.  I keep poop bags in all of my jackets so that im covered whichever jacket I grab when taking my dogs out.

Pants need as many pockets as possible though. 

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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 08:06:23 PM »
Parnass - Interesting to hear of problems with the ScotteVest - they certainly don't price them as give a ways.  I was prepared to do some modification if needed but fortunately did not need to do that.

You are certainly correct that there are more options in vests but I doubt I'd wear one much and I don't fish :o

Grant - you should change to cats - don't need the poop bags in your pockets then >:D   (ducks for cover).

John.
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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 08:08:12 PM »
I have a cat too.

Given the choice, I'll take the poop bags over the litter box any day.

But, since I do both, I guess it's a moot point anyway....

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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 03:32:38 AM »
I find the Natgeo store to have some pretty nice vests and jackets with loads of pockets in them


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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2017, 02:38:31 AM »
BleaKrytE - yes they do have some very nice goods.  I bought something a long time back so I receive their Christmas catalogue/flyer every year.  Unfortunately in Canada with the exchange rates and shipping costs it is pretty much prohibitively expensive for most of their goods. 

John.
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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2017, 10:38:27 AM »
BleaKrytE - yes they do have some very nice goods.  I bought something a long time back so I receive their Christmas catalogue/flyer every year.  Unfortunately in Canada with the exchange rates and shipping costs it is pretty much prohibitively expensive for most of their goods. 

John.
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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 07:21:04 PM »
I do like a jacket with multiple pockets.  Deep, secure breast pockets are really handy IMO, something in the idea of a M65 is great.

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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2017, 09:29:44 AM »
http://www.rohandesigns.com

They`re in the U.S. though but it`s worth a look. I`ve got a few of their clothing items and they`re very good.

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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2017, 02:13:09 AM »
BleaKryte - That makes things very expensive, no doubt at all.

John
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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2017, 02:29:26 AM »
BleaKryte - That makes things very expensive, no doubt at all.

John
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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2017, 03:20:01 PM »
My old work vest had lots of pockets and I loved it because I carried a lot of gear for work. 

For regular jackets I am happy with 2-3 pockets as I rarely put anything in jacket pockets as I am too paranoid about things falling out of them.  I want a place to put my hands and maybe my phone and a roll of poop bags for the dogs.  I keep poop bags in all of my jackets so that im covered whichever jacket I grab when taking my dogs out.

Pants need as many pockets as possible though. 

Def

Hi Grant. I agree on lots of pockets for gear, but I'm too lazy to carry poop bags for my girls, they carry their own in a purse on their collars (I told them it's only fair, they make the poop and I'm carrying water for us all).  :D

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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2017, 11:41:29 AM »
I got a Men's Frontier Jacket from ROHAN .  It was last years model and in their sale on-line.  11 pockets, many deep,

Their sizing is unusual, so I would try on in-shop (there's one in Covent Garden, London), or order two sizes (what you expect and one size bigger).  I ordered two sizes (they recommended I do that), tried on in-shop and kept the fitting one and returned the other in-shop for a full refund.  They were happy with that.

I have had some ScoteVest hidden cargo pants before, but quality was not very good --- zippers failed.
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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2017, 05:00:39 PM »
Good looking jacket that. :)


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Re: travel jackets
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2017, 10:23:12 PM »
I have some pocket vests and used them (one is a special black hooded astronomy vest I always use during stargazing, with 4 huge and another 7 pockets for eyepieces anf things like that). I looked around for a pocketed jacket for a while as my EDC evolved but you can't wear a jacket here from April to October and I found that it was more practical to use the Victorinox bags with my "bag in bag" system. Everything is in one place and I easily move all my EDC from the monosling to the briefcase and to the backpack. I almost always carry one of the three with me.

Here I am on the left with my astronomy vest.



 

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