Scottevest's Transformer Jacket is designed to be a carry-on bag that you wear. That can be a huge advantage now that more and more airlines are nickel and diming travelers for bags and getting stricter about carry on luggage.
How does Scottevest's Transformer Jacket measure up? (Click on the links above for five reasons to buy or not buy the Scottevest Transformer Jacket.)
First, the vest has 20 pockets, including one designed for an iPad. And there are also pockets for keys, wallets and cell phones.
The jacket is wind resistant but at the same time breathable. If it gets too warm, the sleeves are attached with magnets and are very easy to remove.
If you want to listen to music on your smart phone or iPod, the vest is designed to keep the wires organized and tangle-free.
With a price tag of $160, the Scottevest Transformer Jacket may scare off some budget-minded travelers, but the quality of this jacket is worth the cost. And if you may be able to save money if you use the jacket as a free carry-on bag. As of yet, the airlines haven't figured out a way to charge for clothing.
The bottom line
In short, the Scottevest Transformer Jacket is worth the investment for any traveler who wants a practical, good-looking jacket but doesn't want to look like a tourist.