Our story

For over 20 years, we’ve designed great looking clothing with tons of innovative pockets and unique features. You’ll gain peace of mind knowing your gadgets and essentials will always be organized and within reach. We hope you have fun exploring our website and learning about Pocket Science.

Laura & Scott Jordan, Co-founders

our values

SCOTTeVEST IS COMMITTED TO:
Innovation

We take pride in being innovative—in both design and execution. We offer fresh, creative solutions for a wide variety of gear management challenges. We consistently re-engineer and improve our products to keep up with the latest device trends and consumer needs.

Authenticity

Our products are designed by real people who face the same challenges as you. We create real solutions for everyday problems and we are genuinely excited to share our ideas and products with you.

Customer Service

Our number one goal is satisfied customers. We appreciate every customer and handle each order with care. We are genuinely interested in all customer input and feedback. Our best designs are based on your requests.

Quality

We are committed to quality—in design, in craftsmanship and in customer service. We stand behind our products. If our products ever fail to measure up, we resolve the issue immediately.

Our Customers

We LOVE our customers!

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Your product is an excellent accessory to an iPhone.

STEVE WOZNIAK

As an avid sailor, I’m always looking for ways to keep cool, dry, and have all my gadgets handy. Even on a day-sail, I always carry a compass, cell phone, wind speed indicator, chart, and water and ScotteVest can handle it all. If I’m out for an early morning cruise, the long-sleeve “vest” makes the perfect windbreaker. As it warms up, off come the arms and my stuff is still at hand were and when I need it.

Jaime Rolando Sanchez

The quality of the eVEST is exceptional, especially the way it fits with all pockets filled--there is no sagging, pulling or lopsidedness on either side.

JEFF G.

A shot of me learning to plough a field the traditional way at an organic farm in Shivpuri, south-east of Mumbai, India. I am wearing the Women's Essential Travel Jacket, sans sleeves. It was perfect for Shivpuri's dry winter as 6am mornings (for yoga) were under 20C and afternoons can be quite warm (just over 30C). The pockets of my SEV were loaded with everything from bug repellent to a torch, a buff scarf to hat, sunglasses and a pocket camera, besides a few other travel essentials.

KIM LEE

SeV STORE

IF YOU'RE IN IDAHO, VISIT THE SeV STORE

timeline

Our story begins...

At the turn of the last century (known then as Y2K), when Scott Jordan realized the world of fashion was light years behind the ever-changing world of technology.

Scott circa 1999

Back then, Scott was a corporate lawyer at a dotcom commuting between Chicago and Princeton, NJ weekly. He was miserable. His life was hectic, verging on crazy.

Working long hours and traveling too often, he was having a hard time keeping everything organized.

Gadgets circa 1999

The world was giving us amazing new gadgets to make our lives better: cellphones (then called “flip phones”), digital cameras, hands-free headphones, chargers, CD/mp3 players, Palm Pilots and PDAs (remember all of those?), just to name a few. Carrying all those electronic devices was a HUGE problem for Scott...and everyone else. And, that doesn’t even include all the other more mundane stuff like: keys, wallet, passport, change, etc.

Scott circa 1998, Marrakech Morocco

When it came time to carry around our awesome new toys, we were stuck fumbling through bags, fanny packs and backpacks with the constant worry we might forget something, have our bags stolen, pockets picked or just lose our keys in the abyss of a purse or briefcase

Scott circa 2005 doing the Gadget Dance while filming the Wozi-sodes

Who hasn't lost their keys or phone momentarily only to discover them where you last left them after a panic we call the "gadget dance."

SCENE FROM iPOD SPOOF

Scott's wife, Laura, was tired of Scott asking her to carry all of his gadgets in her purse and, since she wasn't commuting to Princeton with Scott, her purse was only a weekend solution anyway. Scott's traditional pockets couldn’t carry everything he needed...and a man purse was out of the question.

One day, while juggling all his devices while running through Chicago's O'Hare airport trying to catch his flight, Scott's headphone wire got caught on a door knob and, to hear him tell it, practically pulled out his ear lobe.

Scott called Laura and told her about his near catastrophe. She replied, "I'm sick of carrying your stuff around when you're in town and now you nearly lost your ear at the airport. You need a vest or something for all your crap."

Scott circa 2001 wearing the very first eVEST 1.0 beta edition

That's when the lightning bolt struck Scott. People need better, smarter pockets. And way more of them!

Scott quit his miserable job as a lawyer and began engineering clothing that could accommodate all his devices, their wires and all the other stuff he needed to carry.

And right then, the eVEST was born.

At first, Scott created a modified fisherman’s vest with extra pockets, enough to hold all of his essentials but still stylish enough to wear out around town. After developing the original eVEST, Scott named the company SCOTTeVEST, which stood for Scott's electronic vest.

Our very first logo, circa 2000

He launched www.scottevest.com in April of 2000, creating the first digitally native brand to sell clothing and began pre-selling eVEST Version 1.0.

The original eVEST was an immediate hit - even a sensation. Over the years, we’ve received thousands of photos from our customers (we call them eVESTimonials) wearing our eVESTs all over the world - and telling us about the freedom and peace of mind our pragmatic "pocket science" approach has brought them.

It’s not Rocket Science. It’s Pocket Science!