Laptops, wallets, tablets, battery packs, headphones, smartphones—those are just a few of the things people have to lug around throughout the day. In order to help make the life of the digital citizen even easier, SCOTTeVEST recently announced their line of Off The Grid (OTG) jackets. They’re kinda crazy.
The OTGs have 29 pockets, two of which are designed to hold an entire laptop. That’s right: not one, but two laptops. The jacket also contains pockets for other essentials such as smartphones, tablets, sunglasses, ID cards, and more.
There’s a lot going on here but the storage highlights of the jacket are:
- Two Rapid Access Panels™ that can house a laptop (except Women’s XS and S)
- One PadPocket™ to hold an iPad®, Windows or Android tablet
- Two interior Clear Touch™ pockets to see and use touchscreen devices without having to take them out
- One RFID Blocking Pocket that blocks 13.56 MHz frequencies to keep credit cards and passport information secure from skimmers and thieves
You can also run headphones through the lining of the jacket collar so that no cords are flopping around.
The jackets are designed to be loaded to full capacity without any bulges. The OTGS were also engineered with a “weight balancing system” so that it doesn’t feel like things are awkwardly sagging and resulting in an overly imbalanced posture.
It turns out that creating a jacket with a ton of storage space isn’t as simple as it sounds. According to CEO and co-founder Scott Jordan:
As simple as it sounds, it takes a lot of effort to engineer the perfect pocket. Over the last 16 years we’ve perfected our formula, and the OTG Jackets are the epitome of SCOTTeVEST engineering. We tripled carrying capacity without affecting the look, making it too warm and still allowing consumers to stay connected to every device in their mobile lifestyle.
The SCOTTeVEST Off the Grid Jacket for Men and Women is available on the official company website for $215 and comes in black and midnight blue for men, black and plum for women.
There are a few other options in the attempted-murder-of-the-backpack fashion space. The J25 from Aye Gear boasts twenty five pockets and comes in around $195 US. The Baubax jacket has a plethora of pockets plus a built-in inflatable neck pillow, sleeping eye mask and built-in gloves. There’s also the product line from Global Travel Clothing Company; their jackets have a tablet pouch, bottle holder, and cable/cord routing. These things may never run the backpack out of business (they’ve got that whole “wear one without a shirt on” thing going for them), but they may just give them a run for their money.
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Robert Hubbard says
Three are times when this just makes sense. I would feel more comfortable wearing this jacket with electronics inside of it compared to a book bag or something that might be able to get ripped away from me or lost.
gavin griffin says
Hi, Charles, my name is Gavin. I work for SCOTTeVEST. We just wanted to take the time and say thank you for this thorough review of our new OTG Jacket. We are very proud of our new design. In fact, Scott Jordan, our CEO, was inspired by vintage sports cars when designing this jacket. Again, thank you so kindly for the review. All the best, Gavin
Nancy Dykes says
It seems like a pretty sweet jacket and the price is not bad at all for what you are getting!
Cindy Burgett says
I really like it and even though it seems very clunky with all that extra weight on it, there is a bit of style points to give out here.
Ken Christmas says
With that kinda of cargo hold, the price is WELL worth it. At least you know that all of your electronics are ON you and not left in a bag somewhere, forgotten.