If you travel frequently for work, you likely know the hassle of carrying a bag or backpack full of electronics. This usually includes a laptop for typing out emails and documents, a smartphone for business calls and navigation on the road, and possibly a tablet for quick access or watching movies on long flights. You may even have two smartphones—one for personal use and one for business. Then, of course, there are all the required cables and accessories.
In some cases, carrying these items in a backpack or over-the-shoulder messenger bag can be very functional. However, this can also draw attention from opportunistic criminals and muggers. If you walk the streets of an unfamiliar city at night with a laptop bag in hand, you might as well be wearing a sign that says “rob me”.
SCOTTeVEST has developed a streamlined solution to this conundrum. It's called the Off the Grid Jacket, or OTG Jacket for short, and it comes packed with 29 pockets. Now, you may be thinking that it must look like a bulky fly fishing cargo vest with all those pockets, but that's not the case. It's actually impressively sleek, and the company claims it can conceal a full-size laptop without showing bumps or bulges.
Check out the video below to see it in action:
The SCOTTeVEST OTG Jacket doesn't just scatter the pockets willy-nilly, either. They're designed for specific functionality with a variety of items, including a digital camera, touch-screen phone, RFID-sensitive credit cards, headphones, and hand warmers. The ripstop nylon fabric is treated for water- and stain-resistance, and it's machine-washable for easy cleaning—just don't forget to remove your electronics first!
The OTG Jacket is available for both men and women, with a variety of color and size choices. Currently, it's available through SCOTTeVEST's web site for $215. If you're looking for a different exterior appearance with similar features, you can go to SCOTTeVEST.com to view some of the company's other apparel options.