Spotter Up reached out to SCOTTeVEST (SeV) by Instagram and the company instantly responded to our interest in doing a review of their product. SCOTTeVEST sent me a black colored Enforcer jacket to review. It does not currently come in any other color. The SCOTTeVEST Enforcer jacket is an improved version of their popular Alpha jacket. This jacket was created with law enforcement, military and gun enthusiasts in mind. It’s not as if they need another positive review. The company has come a long way since its big day on Shark Tank and there are countless reviews online raving about how useful the jacket is. I have to agree. (SeV) includes a helpful info card with every jacket. Let’s get into the details:
- Handwarmer Pockets 100% polyester shell and breathable lining
- 30 Pockets for transporting your Every Day Carry (EDC) gear
- Can hold laptop (iPad)/firearm/phone
- Ergonomic zippers
- Includes the Travel Smart System™, Weight Management System™, NoBulge™, clear touch pockets, etc.
- Insulation quilted to the lining
- Machine Washable
- Patented Personal Area Network (PAN) for wire management
- Removable sleeves
- Water-resistant and breathable material
Here’s a good close-up of the jacket.
The jacket has 30 pockets and each one has a purpose. The manufacturer’s intent is to allow Every Day Carry (EDC) and concealed-carry weapon minded persons to hide and then be able to rapidly deploy a firearm and get to their goodies easily. You’ll even look sexy while doing it, because the jacket looks pretty dope, and you can utilize the pockets to hold your gun magazines, a blade, badge, and ninja throwing stars if you prefer. It does not hold hunting spears.
I like the fact that I can wear a jacket that will accommodate most guns without printing. I carry a Glock 22. The external side pockets have a simple holster that will hold your firearm and utilizes sufficient Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment (MOLLE) strips to hold other items. The jackets large, external panels are located on the torso. The inner chest pockets are HUGE. Because the pockets are so large your firearm can be accessed rapidly; grab your pistol, handcuffs and even a small boomerang if you prefer to get the bad guys. I carried my firearm, magazines, cell-phone and notebook and pens everyday. Note to self: Practice, practice, practice. Just because the jacket offers fast access doesn’t mean you’ll be quick on the draw. Practice with this new tool and spend a few minutes each day trying to unzip and get to your gun.
(SeV) also produces jackets, pants and vests that also utilize their concealed carry features. I started out with the intent of reviewing their jacket and getting it done by early July but it got so hot in Virginia that I shelved it for part of the summer. We had a few storms in the early part of August and I have to tell you the jacket did really well shedding rain from my shoulders every single time I wore it. The jacket is coated in a material called Durable Water Repellent (DWR) that causes water to roll off the material.
The jacket is 100% polyester shell and breathable lining. The jacket does well for blocking wind. The jacket uses a mesh lining to allow breathability if it gets too hot. You can do layering if the conditions get cold. I have been using this in the colder nights of summer and have yet to use it during the fall or winter. I will say this is a mid-weight garment.
The jacket can rapidly be made into a vest by simply removing the sleeves via zippers encircling the shoulders of the garment. I really like being able to remove the sleeves and being able to pair it with long sleeve dress shirts, a hoody or long sleeve running shirts. When I’m running in the winter or moving briskly I like to have a phone on me in case I take a fall. I’ve slipped during my ice runs before I got my STABIL grippers. Years ago it would have been nice to have a place to secure a gun because I was nearly ambushed once by armed punks when I ran through our city park. The jacket is comfortable, machine-washable and looks good.
Good use of ergonomic zipper pulls and protective zipper flaps
Upon receiving the jacket I took a good look at the material. The softshell jacket material has a light sheen to it and the jacket uses a simple, modern styling to let it look subdued. I went through every inch of the jacket and made note of the options I would use in my daily life. Although the jacket comes with features such as the extendable key holder, BudBucket for your headset for rocking to the Pointer Sisters’ disco hits, and water bottle holder I know I would never use them. The jacket has a lot of other features I found to be useful. Rather than listing all of the features I included a video and images that comes from SeV that gives you the deets.
One good thing of note (SeV) intended for is the jacket or vest removes some of the need to carry backpack because the garment can carry anything you need for a trip: gloves, compass, documents, camera, first aid gear, and your ninja throwing stars. If you are going to go for a long trip then I recommend using a daypack in combination with the jacket. You won’t have to stop and set a backpack down in order to access the items you need rapid access to. If you want to get through an airport security station scanner rapidly you can place the jacket into one of the buckets.
I’ve flown to Los Angeles and back to San Francisco for a one day, quick business trip and the (SeV) is simply good for this. The jacket will be good for travelers on short trips and they should use a backpack for longer journeys. It has insulation quilted to the lining. It’s soft enough that it can be rolled into a comfy pillow if you need to sleep at an airport. I like the idea of not having to turn my pockets out to get through security. For hapless travelers the pockets reduces the probability of them getting pick-pocketed and having a passport or wallet stolen. The RFID blocker pocket is neat.
The company put good planning into figuring out how to layer the pockets so you don’t end up printing. The pockets are placed in a logical fashion on the jacket. Many of the pockets are aligned to cause no overlap. I don’t recommend overstuffing the jacket with everything and the kitchen sink even though you can. I like to travel lightly but do as you please. The jacket is good for persons doing personal protection, or in some kind of law enforcement role but tourists and travelers will find the jacket very useful. I do recommend figuring out where all of the pockets are because it’s easy to forget you’ve placed something in one of the many pockets. Do a pat down on yourself to ensure you didn’t leave anything behind. After a couple of days of use you’ll be familiar with where everything is.
There are two two tactile touch-through type pockets for your gizmos that let’s you manipulate the phones’ touch screen without taking them out of the pocket. I like that feature. Many of the pockets are very deep and I was surprised how much the jacket will carry. SeV designed a nice little pocket to hold your glasses and it even comes with a nifty chamois to wipe them down.
The jacket fits me really well. I went with the large size. Sometimes you might end up buying a jacket but the sleeves are way too long and can’t be pinned. There are hook and loop fasteners that allow you to pin the sleeves comfortably around your wrists. I like this feature. If you’re in between sizes go for the next size up. Loading up the pockets into a snugly fitting jacket won’t work well. The larger pockets are great for carrying a map or a medium sized laptop. You can most certainly carry food and water while hiking and have easy, quick access to your nutrition bar or hydration bottle.
A pocket for ID, businesses cards and small wallet.
I’m uncertain how long the material will hold up. I’ve only had it for a month. I want to use it during the winter months and see how well it handles against abrasive materials, not only in urban environments, but in the outdoors too.
Most brands selling vests only have one or two pockets. The SeV $200.00 price tag seems reasonable considering water-repellent jackets with fewer features retail around $159.00. Most of the pockets have small labels next to them with pictures of what should go inside, e.g. sunglasses, pens etc., and they included an illustrated soft map to help you figure out what’s goes where.
I paired mine with a hoody to give myself a casual appearance. Keep in mind you don’t want long hoody pull-strings. A good hoody paired with the jacket will protect you from the elements, and make you look dope. We can’t all have bullet proof skin like Luke Cage~therefore the need to buy the SeV so you can carry your gat.
I’m going to rate this jacket as quite good. It looks modern and not dated, and doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb. There aren’t any North Face or Patagonia logos on it screaming pricey and I can wear it and blend in. I prefer appendix carry holsters for quick access. While I like the idea of the CCW jacket I prefer to access my appendix carry first. Keep in mind that if you are not practicing with your tools on a daily or weekly basis your ability to get a purchase on your firearm and have a fighting chance against dirtbags is greatly reduced. If this is going to be your jacket of choice then practice getting to your unloaded gun at home and try it with a loaded gun at the range. Can you grab it and shoot?
I have to admit that I like OD Green colored and camo patterned jackets and it would be killer to have a SCOTTeVEST Enforcer in a color other than black, and time will tell.
There are many potential customers who like to carry a firearm, want to carry electronic gadgets, and go into environments where they are active: hunters, going fishing, hiking, etc.
Until winter comes I don’t have much more to add. Worth the two bones…Go get one. The SeV Enforcer Jacket is available in 8 sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXL-tall, XXXL-tall.
- 100% poly blend exterior
- Please reference the sizing chart in the last image to the left to ensure you select the correct size.
- 30 POCKETS – gadget friendly, tech savvy, and loaded with pockets designed to hold phones, tablets, wallets, keys, drone accessories, water bottles, sunglasses, camera accessories, GoPros, Amazon Kindle, external batteries, dog treats, leashes, and much more.
- WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM – specially engineered to balance the weight load across the entire garment to prevent neck and back pain. Stay fully loaded with laptops, cameras, extra lenses, drones, everyday items and more, without feeling weighed down or looking bulky
- RFID BLOCKING POCKET – specially engineered pocket material blocks 13.56 MHz frequencies to keep your credit card and passport information secure from high-tech skimmers and thieves
- CONVERTIBLE CLOTHING – features zip-off sleeves to convert from jacket to vest and back in seconds. Ultimate versatility!
- ZIPPERED CHEST POCKET – two exterior chest pockets so you can quickly access your tech and daily essentials
Durability ?/? Unsure at the moment
I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.
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