Everyday Carry


Authored by:
Bernard Capulong

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With so much gear and so few pockets, what’s an EDCer to do? You could carry a bag around or try to pare down your carry to fewer items, but those solutions often come with their own set of problems. It’s a dilemma all too familiar to the folks at SCOTTeVEST, who produce apparel with pockets galore for those of us who carry a bit more than the average Joe. They’ve taken all their experience from hiding pockets in stylish clothes for over 20 years and brought it to their newest jacket specifically designed for everyday carry: the SCOTTeVEST EDC Jacket. With 30 pockets total and technical performance to match, this might be the last jacket you’ll need for your EDC.

If it’s part of your carry, there’s a spot for it in the SCOTTeVEST EDC Jacket, thanks to its 11 pockets on the exterior and 19 more inside. The exterior pockets are optimized to access items you need frequently or at a moment’s notice. Zippered side-entry hand pockets secure smaller items, like keys (which can be conveniently clipped to an integrated loop for even more security). High-volume chest pockets accommodate larger, bulkier items and comfortably distribute load for otherwise unwieldy things, like a water bottle. The other chest pockets can accommodate a concealed carry, while a small zip pocket on the sleeve can stash away essentials you want separate from where you’d put your hands.

The inside of the jacket is where SCOTTeVEST can really flex its organizational muscle to set it apart from your run of the mill tactical jacket. With 19 pockets cleverly distributed throughout the interior, it can effectively take the place of a travel bag so you can have more gear with you while carrying less. Each pocket is carefully specialized for common EDC and travel items, too. For example, you have a phone pocket on either side, multiple pen slots, an RFID-protected pocket for your wallet or passport, a tablet sleeve, a soft sunglasses pocket, and a camera compartment, just to name a few. 

With so many pockets, it’s important that the jacket is properly loaded and balanced. Careful sizing and positioning of the pockets work together with SCOTTeVEST’s weight management system to distribute the load evenly and comfortably across your shoulders. The pockets and fabric also prevent the items from “printing,” or showing their outline through your clothes, so you can carry confidently and discreetly.

Pockets aside, the jacket’s design and materials make it functional as a three-season jacket. It’s made of a 92% poly/8% spandex matte softshell fabric, which dries quicker and offers a comfortable amount of stretch compared to organic materials like cotton. The matte softshell provides some warmth and water resistance, while its stand collar and adjustable cuffs help seal out wind. Half-zips with snap button closures at either side of the jacket extend down to the hem for easier access to your pants pockets, waistband, or CCW as well.

The SCOTTeVEST EDC Jacket is available in Black for both men and women and in a wide range of sizes (from S-XXXLT). If you like to be prepared but don’t want to resort to carrying a bag, this jacket might be what you’ve been looking for. You can pick one up from SCOTTeVEST at the link below.

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Bernard Capulong

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

About the Author
Bernard Capulong is an everyday carry (EDC) gear expert, entrepreneur, all-around nerd, and the founder and editor-in-chief of EverydayCarry.com—the largest online community for EDC gear enthusiasts. Since founding Everyday Carry in 2009, he’s built over a decade of experience in the industry, reviewing and highlighting brands and products, including pocket knives, flashlights, wallets, watches, bags, pens, and much more.

Bernard is known for bringing everyday carry out of obscurity and into the mainstream, having been published or featured in various publications such as GQ, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, VICE, HYPEBEAST, and many others. He has also played a part in curating, designing, and developing digital and physical products, resulting in successful crowdfunding projects or limited edition collaboration products with established softgoods brands. He stays on the pulse of the EDC industry by attending trade shows, participating in online interest communities, and actively engaging with fellow gear enthusiasts on social media.

In addition to being the editor-in-chief and main social media personality for EverydayCarry.com, Bernard is an avid gearhead and collector in general. His personal collections span technical bags, fountain pens, digital cameras, retro gaming hardware, personal hi-fi audio gear, and mechanical wristwatches, to name a few. Bernard Capulong is a prominent figure and trusted authority in the everyday carry industry with a career dedicated to helping people discover this hobby and stay prepared with quality gear.

Discussion (3 total)

Scott Jordan ·
Thanks so much for the write up. Please let us know if you have any questions. Scott
Festus ·
I bought a Scott E-Vest jacket years ago. It is a great jacket, but simply has too many pockets. I was always trying to find my phone because it could be in any of a dozen locations in the jacket. I haven’t worn the jacket in years, and this article reminded me about it. When I pulled it out, and looked through the pockets, I found an old Bluetooth headset I had lost years earlier.
Scott Jordan ·
You simply have to remember where you put your things. Scott