ABOVE: The Expedition Jacket was supplied by SCOTTEVEST. The dog was donated 8-1/2 years ago by the BCCA Beardie Rescue program.
by Durant Imboden
SCOTTEVEST sent me a sample of its Expedition Jacket a while back for review at Europeforvisitors.com. I haven't had many opportunities to test it because the winter weather in my Midwestern city has required something warmer. Today, however, was a perfect day for the jacket: just above freezing, with melting snow dripping from trees and soggy snowflakes falling from the sky. A combination of the SeV Expedition Jacket and a fleece pullover was enough to keep me warm and dry.
I'll be reviewing the jacket more thoroughly in due course, comparing it to the first- or second-generation SeV jacket that I've been wearing since 2005. So far, I'm impressed by the Expedition Jacket: Like my earlier jacket, it has loads of inside pockets, but it also has large outside pockets that are big enough for guidebooks and maps. If you don't need removable sleeves, it's a great jacket for spring, fall, or the kind of winter weather that you're likely to encounter in most European cities. To learn more about the jacket, visit the Expedition Jacket page at www.scottevest.com.