ScotteVest Quest Vest

September 25, 2019
1 min read

Several years ago, we started seeing tech-specific gear showing up on sites like ThinkGeek.  At first they were just hoodies and such, mostly for kids.  They would have a specific pocket for a cellphone or mp3 player and clips that would hold the cord for your ear buds in place.
I thought this sort of thing was cool, but I’m not an idiot, so I don’t wander around with earbuds in all day.  Imagine my joy when I learned that this type of outerwear has in fact grown up.
Sure, the ear bud clips are still there, but now?  Now you have specific power pockets made for you to store your external batteries – and you can route power cords through the lining to the pockets where you keep things like cellphones or tablets.
Suddenly this is lot more interesting, eh?
And not just that, but you have weight retention systems in them now to help even the load.  I have been eying these things for a long time.  And what do ya know…  Merry Christmas, Lector… My Wife came through y’all!

She got me the Q.U.E.S.T. vest by these folks.
The thing has 42 pockets.   And in case you’re wondering, none of them are actually labelled for a firearm, but I can assure you there are lots of places that are perfect for one.  Just as a test, I put 2 Steyr m40s, 4 extra mags, and a snubby .357 all in the vest.   I still had room for my phone, wallet, keys, 2 knives, a pen, glasses – oh yeah, and a freaking bottle of water.  Just to be a dick, I put a laptop in one of the pockets, too.
I’ll allow that the laptop was over the top.  But it could be done.  That’s the bizarre thing.  If I had to walk around with that laptop in there, I could do it.  No big deal.  I wouldn’t like doing it all day long, but you can definitely do it.
And the weapons?
This is a very light vest too.
I’m impressed.  I’m gonna do a long term update on it later.  But if you carry a lot of stuff, especially a lot of tech, give these things a look.  They’re awesome.


  1. Nope.
    “I laugh to myself, and tell them that we primarily advertise on Fox because we find their viewership to be extremely gullible and much easier to sell than other networks,” he wrote. “The look on their face at that time is priceless. I am not kidding you. I get to tell them they are [f–ing] idiots while getting rich off them.”

    • Well…did you read the article you linked? The company who produces the product disavows his comments. He no longer serves in any meaningful role with the company. Not sure how this affects the quality of their product.

  2. Yes, I saw this: Mr. Jordan stepped down from his management responsibilities last year due to “personal reasons” but remains as “CEO in name only.”
    And this elsewhere: “Mr. Jordan retains his CEO and Co-Founder titles, but he is not involved in our daily operations,” Mr. Lappala said.
    I can’t find how much of the company he currently owns or what income he derives from it.
    I also saw this on their current About page:
    Scott Jordan
    CEO & Co-Founder
    As CEO & Co-Founder of SCOTTeVEST, Scott E. Jordan is involved in every aspect of the business, from engineering the perfect pockets, maintaining media relationships and “big picture” stuff like steering the future of the company. With his wife, Laura, he started SCOTTeVEST in 2000 with no fashion (or product design) experience. Since 2000, SCOTTeVEST has grown out of its first office – Scott and Laura’s guest bedroom – into current headquarters in beautiful Ketchum, Idaho. SCOTTeVEST is one of’s fastest growing companies, now offering more than 50 garments for men and women including jackets, pants, hoodies, lab coats, hats, even underwear.
    Quite different from the press releases.

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