A few weeks ago, one of our writers wrote a first-person account about getting mugged in Barcelona. The story really hit home with our readers since it addressed a very real fear. The story was full of tips on how the situation could have been avoided. Since then, I've been getting all kinds of products to try out and my favorite, by far, is the SCOTTEVEST/SeV. Not only is the clothing line attractive for men and women, but the products are incredibly useful and can conceal your belongings, keeping them hidden from the eyes of potential muggers. On the state-of-the-art website, you can peruse and choose which product you want in just a few clicks and best of all, you can see which colors are available and what each looks like. Most jackets have removable sleeves so they turn into vests and all of them, including the pants, have multiple pockets - and I'm talking multiple ... as in, between 13 and 52! That's right - I had the same fantasy you're probably having right now! Imagine going through airport security without a bag? With this clothing line, you'll basically be wearing your carry-on.
What I love about the jackets is that they are not bulky and you would never know that it's packed with gadgets or valuables. In this two- minute video, see the founder, Scott Jordon, demonstrate what he's carrying ... books, magazines, phones, even a Camelbak ... you name it. If that's not cool enough, you can control your iPod without taking it out and the jackets/vests have the wires built in to conceal everything. It's genius! With this, it's possible for women and men to never carry a bag again ... or worse, a man-purse.
BTW: Don't just take my word for it! Check out all the quotes, photos and videos from celebrities who love their SeV jackets, including Matthew McConaughey, Herbie Hancock, Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple) and Leo Laporte whose tech show I've been on many times. For those of you who already have one, check out SeV's contest where over $500 in prizes are up for grabs for users who send in their video detailing "What's In Your SCOTTEVEST?"