I’m About to Embark on A Journey with The Q.U.E.S.T. Vest


Last summer, I tried traveled with a SCOTTeVEST jacket that provided mostly positive results, and by positive, I mean I saved a TON of money by not paying airline baggage fees. For those of you unfamiliar with the brand, SCOTTeVEST makes clothing that is packed with low-key pockets, sort of like an undercover fisherman’s vest with a lot more street style.

I’ll be upping my secret pocket game this year with the Q.U.E.S.T. Vest ($175 USD), which comes with a whopping 42 compartments. You can read more about how I used SCOTTeVEST to dodge airline baggage fees in my review of the Tropiformer, but the gist is that I load up the jacket with all my heavy electronics and camping gear, throw a button down shirt over the vest, and stroll onto the plane.

With the expanded capacity of the Q.U.E.S.T. Vest, here’s what I’ll have buried when I take off next week for the annual 100 Nights of Summer total. The total weight of the pocket items comes out to 4.65 lb (2.1 kg).

  • Laptop security cord (5.7 oz)
  • Laptop charger (7.8 oz)
  • Power adapters (US/EU/UK) (5 oz)
  • Camera charger/additional battery (7.2 oz)
  • USB charger (2.4 oz)
  • Power bank (3.1 oz)
  • Portable mouse (2.9 oz)
  • 3 each AAA/AA batteries
  • GoPro (3.4 oz)
  • External Hard Drive (6.2 oz)
  • Earplugs (1.0 oz)
  • Klymit Pad (10.7 oz)
  • Gear tape (2.0 oz)
  • Headlamp (2.8 oz)
  • Towel (5.9 oz)
  • Passport (1.5 oz)
  • First aid kit (3.9 oz)
  • Ballcap (1.9 oz)
  • Reusable silverware (1.0 oz)

I’ll be checking in over the summer with some updates on traveling the world with the The Q.U.E.S.T. Vest. Stay tuned!

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.