My ScottEVest…I’ll never travel without it again.
As travel agents we make frequent trips to the resort areas and tour hotels. These trips are fun and work all rolled into one. One of the challenges (especially when I go down to video the resorts for www.MexicoBeachExperts.com) is that there are so many items I need to juggle.
- Business cards (both mine to give out as well as ones I’ve received)
- Still Camera
- Video Camera
- Extra video tapes (I use one for each resort so I can keep everything straight.)
- Clipboard with resort information
- Travel documents
- Itinerary information
- Hand Lotion (an obsession of mine…I have to reapply every time I wash my hands)
I’ve tried the backpack approach. Putting everything in a backpack results in me constantly shuffling through all of the items to find the one I’m looking for. I can’t quickly find my phone, I can’t quickly find my business cards, it’s just a mess.
On a trip last year I decided that I needed to look into a travel vest with lots of pockets. Enter..the ScottEVest.
The ScottEVest has something like 21 pockets. There is a special, easily accessible, business card pocket. There is a specific place for travel documents. There is a specific spot for your sunglasses that even has a microfiber cloth attached with which to clean them. There is a camera pocket that has a small interior pocket to hold extra memory sticks. There is seriously someplace for everything (including a pocket that is intended for extra odds and ends).
I took it with me when we went to film the Riu Resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya a couple of weeks ago. That thing worked like a DREAM!
What I hadn’t anticipated was how sweet it would be to have it during the actual process of traveling down to the destination. It speeded up the security process since I could just take the vest off and put it through the scanner. I wasn’t emptying pockets and whatnot.
Another benefit is that, now that Spirit Airlines is going to charge even for carryon bags, they won’t charge me for what I wear! (Not that I intend to ever fly Spirit Airlines.)
So, I’m sold on the ScottEVest. The $100.00 price tag might scare some people away, but I think its a very fair price. You can buy them on Amazon.com or right at the ScottEVest website.
Let me know what you think!