The Washington Post Sunday - - TRAVEL -

Look­ing for a good multi-pocket travel jacket or vest for your next trip? Here are a few re­tail­ers that carry them (prices don’t in­clude ship­ping and han­dling or taxes, where ap­pli­ca­ble):

L.L. Bean, 800-441-5713, www.ll­ The tropic-weight Out­door Travel Vest is a lit­tle less dorky look­ing than some of the other vests out there, with a bro­ken-in look and a leather zipper pull. Comes with a mi­crofiber lens-clean­ing cloth. Eight pock­ets for women, nine for men (both $79).

Mag­el­lan’s, 800-962-4943, www.mag­el­ The Ul­ti­mate Travel Vest for women ($79.50, cur­rently on sale for $54.99) has 16 pock­ets and a long, boxy look. The reg­u­lar Travel Vest, with eight pock­ets, is cuter ($52). An­other op­tion: the Ad­ven­ture & Travel Con­vert­ible Jacket/Vest, with eight pock­ets and re­mov­able sleeves ($110 for women, $115 for men). Mag­el­lan’s also sells Scot­tevest prod­ucts (see be­low).

Na­tional Geo­graphic Store, 800-437-5521,­tion­algeo­ Not the most eco­nom­i­cal place to buy travel clothes, but you’ll look like an ad­ven­turer. The Mi­cro­suede 39 (!) Pocket Travel Jacket has a great rugged look ($199.95).

Orvis, 888-235-9763, Also pricey, but good stuff. The men’s cot­ton-ny­lon Ul­ti­mate Travel Jacket has 26 pock­ets, re­mov­able sleeves and hood ($325). The women’s poly-cot­ton-ny­lon Re­versible Travel vest, with eight pock­ets, is par­tic­u­larly at­trac­tive ($79, cur­rently on sale for $65).

Scot­tevest, 866-909-8378,­ Pocket nir­vana here, but if you’re go­ing for a nice rum­pled look, for­get it — most items are slick-look­ing and fit­ted. The 37-pocket Ex­pe­di­tion Jacket for men is a wel­come ex­cep­tion ($200). The cot­ton-ny­lon Travel Vest for Women has 22 pock­ets ($100), but I went with the men’s ny­lon Pack Wind­breaker, with 17 pock­ets ($75). Also cute: the ma­chine-wash­able, 18pocket Women’s Trench, avail­able in Fe­bru­ary ($130).

Travel Smith, 800-770-3387, www.trav­el­ Lots of op­tions; sim­i­lar to Mag­el­lan’s. The women’s ny­lon-poly Voy­ager Vest has 11 pock­ets; men’s ver­sion has 14 (both $69). Men’s sueded poly-ny­lon Trav­eler Jacket has 10 pock­ets ($119-$129).


If you can get by with fewer than a dozen pock­ets, check out the travel vests from Mag­el­lan’s, top, and L.L. Bean.

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