Giveaway: SCOTTeVEST clothing.

sev_logo_tileBack in 2000, Scott Jordan got frustrated when trying to mix two of his favorite things: travel and tech. So he created what he called the “pocket revolution,” i.e., a line of clothing that would organize and protect his gadgets while leaving them easily accessible on the road.

Since then he’s sold more than 10 million pockets, in the form of “tech-enabled” clothing for men and women – everything from underpants to hoodies. Multiple pockets, some of them completely hidden, protect your gadgets, cash and other valuables.

Just for giggles and grins, here’s a video of best-selling author Amy Tan showing what she keeps in her SCOTTeVEST clothing:

The garment is a veritable clown car, isn’t it?

When a representative from SCOTTeVEST contacted me to offer a couple of samples, I jumped at the chance – and one reader will win two great-looking, comfortable and practical garments.


The Chloe hoodie is made of lightweight microfleece and has 14 pockets, including hidey-holes for small notebook/Kindle/Nook, smartphone, camera, travel documents and glasses. Something called an “infinity zipper” lets you zip the hoodie all the way up to the top of your head; although that’s not something I would do, I might very well zip it up to my eyeballs on a particularly windy day.

The RFID travel vest features 18 pockets, one of which has a water-bottle loop (to keep your Daisani upright); another pocket has RFID-blocking properties to keep your passport and credit cards from being skimmed.* The others hold the same sorts of things that the Chloe hoodie does. It’s treated with Teflon to make it water- and stain-resistant.

Each garment has an extendable key holder connected inside one pocket and an eyeglass-cleaning cloth in another.

You don’t need to be a travel hound to enjoy the utility. Any gadgeteer will find these useful even if the only trip that day is to the supermarket and the dog park. The holidays are fast approaching, and these would make a great gift – that is, unless you want to keep them for yourself.

Heck, I’d like to keep them. But nope. They belong to whoever wins this week. Thanks to the SCOTTeVEST company for donating them. (Note: This is not a sponsored post, i.e., I am not being paid to write this.)

Want to try and be that person? You can enter up to six ways:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline to enter is 7 p.m. PDT Thursday, Nov. 19. If I don’t hear back from the winner by 7 p.m. PDT Friday, Nov. 20, I’ll have the random number generator pull another name.

Due to the high cost of international shipping, a winner from outside the United States will receive an Amazon gift card.

*This isn’t as huge a risk as one might think, according to a cybersecurity expert quoted by the Sacramento Bee. But since that guy cops to keeping his own passport in an RFID-protected wallet, I’m going to go out on a limb and say it won’t hurt a thing if you do, too.

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  1. Tammy Littlejohn

    I would love to win.

    • I have been considering this garment for a gift to my husband. I think he would really appreciate it! I hope I win!

  2. My husband would love this!

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  6. Gipssy Lupin

    I would love to win one of those, so many pockets to hold all of the indispensable items one needs when traveling. Thank you.

  7. Jennifer B

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  8. Jennifer B

    I also subscribe via feedburner.

  9. I could soooo use both of these!

  10. Of course, I follow you on Facebook.

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  12. Pick me, pick me!

  13. Holly Ann

    I follow you on Facebook and would love to win!

  14. Would love to win!

  15. I’ve been looking at this company for some time and was considering buying one of their vests before a spring family trip to Scotland. You can never have enough pockets when traveling by air. For a trip like that I like to keep my iPod, Kindle and phone handy along with the required boarding pass, id etc and the SCOTTeVEST looks like the ideal garment for the job. I wish I wish.

  16. OOH-I would love to win!

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  21. I would love to win.

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  23. I love this idea!

  24. Cindy Brooks

    I’ve had my eye on this for awhile! (What a cutie Amy Tan is!)

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway – would love to win!

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  32. I would love to win this. I do subscribe to your blog by email and have your blog in my blog roll.

  33. ro in san diego

    I would love to win. I follow you by email.

  34. ro in san diego

    I follow you on Facebook too

  35. Ooh, ooh, ooh…

    I’d love to win these.

  36. I subscribe to you via e-mail.

  37. And I follow you on FAcebook, as well.

  38. amazing giveaway! And a great gift idea for my partner!

  39. Looks really cool!

  40. Thanks for the giveaway. I’d love to win.

  41. love the practicality of these items – would give as gifts
    thanks for the opportunity

  42. Gotta have it!

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  46. Tina in NJ

    Eagle Scout Hubby might like this. Thanks.

  47. Great Jacket and Vest. Very good for camping/hiking/living!

  48. Carnette Ball

    What an awesome product. No mire luggage issues.

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  51. Great giveaway. Love hiking and traveling. Would love to win this.

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  53. Clothes are so cool! I subscribe to your emails.

  54. Always looking for something else to help organize a chaotic life 🙂

  55. Michelle Maloney

    Sounds awesome!

  56. Sarah Johnson

    These are amazing garments. Donna, you have the most interesting stuff on your website. Is this something sold on line only??

  57. Christine Guzorek

    I subscribe via email. Been wanting one of these garments for a looong time!

  58. This is an amazing give-away. I travel for work and would get a lot of good use out of this! Thanks!

  59. have never seen one of these in person, but would like to!

  60. I would love this!

  61. I subscribe via email.

  62. Wow, I heard about this travel vest and was always curious to check it out–thanks for the contest!

  63. I saw one of these vests while traveling in Europe. They’re great!

  64. Traveling is my grand passion. I’d love to win these!

  65. I also subscribe by e-mail. Thanks!

  66. Who wouldn’t like to wear something this useful?

  67. What a clever idea! I especially love the style of the hoodie. Thanks Donna!

  68. I also follow on twitter: papa_was_arodeo

    Thanks again. 🙂

  69. Wouldn’t this be a wonderful Christmas gift!

  70. I really enjoy your blog and I’d love these for travel!

  71. I would surely love to win one of these. If it isn’t big enough for me, I would let my hubby have it. I am always worrying about carrying a pocketbook when we go on a trip. I subscribe to your emails.

  72. I also subscribe to your writing blog. This is a great giveaway! You are crazy-LOL, for not keeping at least one for yourself.

  73. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  74. This would be so useful! Can’t believe you are giving it away!

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  79. Wow! I’d love to have these. And if they’re not my size, I know someone who could probably use them. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  81. Just followed you on Twitter. Is the back of your neck prickling? ;>

  82. Although I don’t travel much, the hoodie would be awesome when out shopping or going to the library because I wouldn’t have to deal with a purse.

  83. I subscribe via email.

  84. Wow! What a great give-away!

  85. I follow on Facebook.

  86. Practical garments…Plan to learn more…

  87. I don’t know how it’s possible to need something five minutes ago you didn’t know existed, but I need this. LOL!

    I subscribe via email.

  88. I also like you on Facebook 🙂

  89. Twitter, too!!

  90. Ingrid Williams

    I know two people who would love this.

  91. Ingrid Williams

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  92. Oooo, pick me!

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  95. I also subcribe via RSS feed!

  96. I find this a very interesting concept. thanks for the article.

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  98. Thank you for the chance to win these garments. These would be especially helpful when I travel alone.

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  101. Paula Watkins

    I’d love to gift this to my brother for Christmas!

  102. Tracy Stone

    This is really cool! I could really use this.

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  105. Gerry Turbeville

    I would love to win!

  106. Cathy in NJ

    Wow great gear.

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  108. Betty Anne fiorentino

    I need to investigate this. No matter how many pockets I have on my bags, it is not enough. Thanks for the article.

  109. I never have enough pockets when I travel. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  112. Katherine

    I subscribe via RSS, and would love to win!

  113. Fun toys! I’d want to keep them for myself as well.

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  115. I would love to win these.

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  118. oooohh.. organization that I can wear 🙂

  119. Right up my alley! Thank you Donna.

  120. Facebook too.

  121. Thanks for the chance to win!

  122. I subscribe via email.

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  124. The hoodie and vest look amazing! I’ve been downsizing my gear all week to get ready for an active team building event on Friday. Either option would be perfect for future trips!

  125. Wow, that vest looks amazing!

  126. What a great 8dea! My husband would go crazy over this!

  127. I’m a longtime subscribers!

  128. Fantastic giveaway. I would love to be considered for the RFID vest. What a fantastic concept!!!

  129. Sounds great, thanks

  130. Those look awesome and would be great when I travel overseas! I always worry about pickpockets in a few countries and this would solve that. Great product idea!

  131. I also follow on facebook 🙂

  132. I subscribe by email!

  133. Email subscriber, these look fun!

  134. Also a Facebook friend.

  135. Wow ! if I win , maybe my hubby will stop complaining about having to carry a “MAN” purse for all his stuff. ;0

  136. These would be great for my next trip.

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  138. I’m a Facebook fan.

  139. I would like to win. Cleveland winters by the lake can get rough.

  140. And I follow on Facebook.

  141. And on Twitter!

  142. This is exciting! I’ve been jonesing for a vest or jacket from them for a long time and obviously cannot bring myself to spend the money yet 🙂

  143. I walk everywhere to do errands, if I won all my valuables would be kept safe. I never carry a purse anymore, pockets are all I can rely on for security. Super great giveaway!

  144. I follow on facebook

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  146. I too would love to win one.

    It would go well with the cargo pants I usually wear when traveling.

  147. I’ve started using feedly and of course resubscribed! Possibly I’m subscribing twice now ….

  148. What sizes are offered?

  149. I would love to win this gift!

  150. I follow your blog via email. Thanks for these chances to win!

  151. I’d love to win these! Very cool.

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  155. Amy Embry

    Love it!

  156. What cool gear!

  157. I’d love to win one of these! 🙂

  158. I’m still following you on Twitter @RevAGSL

  159. Ginger Adams

    Wow! Would love to win. I subscribe by email.

  160. I’d much rather have pockets than carry a purse.

  161. I just now subscribed to your newsletter.

  162. I would love to win.

  163. Nicole Berry

    These products are pretty cool! I went through the website and sent links to my family, since we are planning to travel together next year! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I win! Thanks, Donna, for the opportunity!

  164. I would love a hoodie with 14 pockets!

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  170. Michelle K.

    What a great giveaway!

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  172. Michelle K.

    And I follow you on Facebook. 🙂

  173. This sounds great would love to win this!

  174. Thanks for a great giveaway! This would be very useful on business trips.

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  176. I would love to win this!

  177. Mary Ellen

    This is perfect! I’m walking the 480 mile Camino de Santiago at the end of May/June and these garments would be perfect. I hope I win, I hope I win…

  178. I would love to win

  179. This would such an awesome gift for a friend of mine who travels all the time.

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  183. I’d love to wine a vest. I have a Sholdit, an infinity scarf with a pocket and loved it on a trip to Charlotte.

  184. Cynthia Richardson

    As someone who had her credit card info scanned and hacked at the Atlanta airport, I appreciate the RFID-blocking properties of the pocket.

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