Scott E Vest

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Rev up those Father’s Day gift engines, it’s that time of year again! Yeah, I’m a bit late in getting together my list of products that you might want to consider for your dad for Father’s Day, but you will still have a few days to get those gifts (or write up a nice IOU card). Anyway, this is a gift guide of products that I have reviewed since the last Father’s Day (you can always look back at my 2011 Father’s Day gift guide for ideas as well). I have tested these products out (and may actually be still using them).

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So let’s cut straight to the chase here. Here is a chronological listing of products that I have reviewed over the past year, what they are, the price, my overall rating of that product and a link to the full review on HighTechDad.com. And I haven’t included every product that I have reviewed here. There are some items that aren’t quite appropriate for Dads and my car and automobile reviews can all be found here.

Clamcase for iPad

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Post image for Count ‘Em – 22 Pockets in a Lightweight Vest – Scott E Vest

I’m writing much of this review on an airplane right now. And I’m wearing a Scott E Vest (SEV) Classic Men’s Travel Vest. Just a few minutes ago, I lost my free drink ticket in one of the 22 pockets in the SEV lightweight vest. I did manage to find it a few minutes later, buried deep in one of the outside side pockets. But let me tell you, having one of these multi-pocket vests on a trip and going through the airport is essential.

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Traversing through security was a breeze actually. Instead of putting things into the plastic tray, I started loading them into the various pockets of my SEV. My belt with a big metal buckle went in the outside, my phone went into one of the inner pockets that are devoted to touch-screen devices. My boarding passes were put into the appropriately labeled “ticket” pocket. My sun glasses were stashed in the sunglasses pocket (which has a chamois attached to a bungee cord – I always show that off to people). And my car keys were attached to another bungee in another pocket as well.

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Once I loaded up the vest with all of the items that were in my pocket, the rest was easy. I just put the whole vest into a tray and off it went through the X-ray. Conversely, I put my other gadgets into trays as well as leaving them in my big gadget backpack. So what happen next? Well, my SEV went through without problem but the backpack didn’t. There were just to many “high-density” electronics in it. I had to take out the laptop, the cameras, the iPad, etc. and have them go through separately. I have a feeling that if I had put some of those items into the SEV, that I wouldn’t have had to have put through the backpack twice.

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Post image for Review of the Perfectly Named Scott E Vest “Expedition” Jacket – An Expedition of 37 Pockets!

37 pockets, that’s what the “Expedition” jacket by Scott E Vest (“SeV” for short) has. I almost think that there are more but it could be the hidden conduits and other innovative design elements that were inflating my count. I have sort of a jacket addiction, always looking for that one that will be the one that I go to time and time again. There are a few that I bounce between either for comfort or utility or based on the weather. I now have one that may rise above the rest. The Expedition is now the one that I reach for first.

Another "Model" Pose

Yep, that’s me striking a “model pose”.

Scott E Vest clothes have long had a reputation of being extremely utilitarian. The company was formed about 10 years ago by Scott Jordan to provide a better way to store gadgets and gizmos than a backpack or “man purse”. This is a man after my heart. I love loading up my pockets or my backpack with all of my devices, and I’m sure that I’m not the only one. If you are a parent, you know that any time you have to go anywhere with you kids, you need to lug along a ton of items to keep them happy or sustain them.

Back View of the SeV Expedition

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