ScottEVest Releases The Transforming Transformer Jacket

How often has this happened to you: you’re trapped in a Wampa cave on Hoth and your sleeve is trapped under a fallen icicle and you can’t reach your light saber. The only way out is to pull your sleeve off quickly. But if you unzip your sleeve, you’ll wake the Wampa. If you had the ScottEVest Transformer, you could simply pop off the sleeve with one swipe, freeing your blaster arm and saving your life. Instead to lie there and wait for the sweet release of an icy death or, barring that, the razor sharp teeth of the Wampa.

“If only I had bought a ScottEVest,” you think as your shuffle off your mortal coil, your midichlorians dying en masse.

That’s right: ScottEVest, makers of clothing with lots of pockets, have finally answered that common complaint of today’s knowledge worker: “I wish my jacket were a vest sooner.” This is basically a convertable jacket with a few tricks up its sleeve.

The Transformer features a ring of magnets around the shoulder to hold the sleeves until you’re ready to transform. You can pull the sleeves off in seconds and then reconnect them by simply setting them near the shoulder hole. It’s definitely not rocket science, but it’s pretty cool.

The founder, Scott Jordan, recorded an Apple-esque “keynote” for your edification, describing the jacket in loving, almost religious, detail. Watch it if you have a few minutes.

Why is this on TechCrunch? Well, ScottEVest makes some great travel gear and this one is no exception. It’s quite light – more like a running jacket than a windbreaker – and has twenty pockets including an phone pocket and spot for pens and a water bottle. It basically doubles as a carry-on bag that you wear.

The jacket costs $160 and is available in three colors. It’s available for pre-order now.

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