I always look forward to new products from SCOTTeVEST and was happy to find 2 new garments in my mailbox the other day. Scott and Laura Jordan sent me their new Performance Polo and Performance Pullover 1/4 Zip shirts. Let’s take a closer look…
The Polo is short sleeved, while the Pullover is long sleeved. Both are available in 3 colors: Black, Smoke and Olive. I was sent an Olive Polo and a Smoke Pullover.
The Polo is designed like the classic shirts that most guys have in their wardrobe. But the SeV Performance Polo isn’t exactly like the Polo you already have. This one is made of a special light weight moisture wicking material that is very comfortable to wear even in the hottest weather.
Instead of a typical breast pocket, this shirt has a vertical zipper that gives access to a pocket that is large enough to hold a 60gb iPod. A special weight management system keeps the shirt from sagging when items are in the pocket.
The pocket has SeV’s famous PAN (Personal Area Network) conduit that allows you to feed wires from the pocket to the neck line and convenient elastic earbud loops inside the collar.
The Performance Polo has SeV branding, but not enough to detract from the overall look of the shirt. There is an embroidered logo on the back, a silkscreened TEC (Technology Enabled Clothing) logo on the left sleeve, and a Black TEC tab sewn into the right hip area (You can barely make it out in the picture below).
I was sent a men’s size Small. As you can see, it’s too large for me (for reference, I’m 5’6″ and weigh 125lbs)… This is the point in my review where I complain that SCOTTeVEST needs to carry women’s sizes. I’m not going to do that in this review because I have it on good authority that Scott and Laura are working on getting some items for us in the near future. Yay! :o)
In the picture above, I have an iPod nano in the breast pocket (not the nano on the table beside me… a 1st gen nano). You can’t really tell can you?
A couple things before we go on to the Pullover… The Polo is 100% Polyester, machine washable, has a 3 button front, 1.5″ tall collar, metal tabbed zipper pull on breast pocket, split sides with the tail being about 1 inch longer than the front. Now let’s take a look at the Performance Pullover 1/4 Zip.
The Pullover is made of the same material as the Polo and also has a vertical pocket on the left side which includes the PAN conduit.
Two small Red elastic loops located on the inside collar allow you to route earbud wires from the pocket on the front.
The collar on the Pullover stands 2.5 inches tall and zips 1/4 of the way down the front of the shirt.
In addition to the zippered breast pocket, there is a hidden zippered pocket in the Left hip area.
Here’s a view of the zippered hip pocket. As you can see it’s a wide pocket (7 x 6.5 inches) that sort of bends around from the front to the back. It also has 2 PAN openings for routing wires.
I was sent a men’s size Small for this shirt too. As you can see, it looks even larger on me than the Polo does. In the picture above, I have an iPod nano in the breast pocket and an HTC Excalibur in the side pocket. You can definitely tell that I have something in the side pocket as it noticeably pulls the shirt down in that area. I think if the shirt were smaller and fit me better that it would be much less noticeable.
Both the SeV Performance Polo and Performance Pullover are very comfortable to wear. They are soft and light weight enough to wear even on really hot Summer days. Having an extra pocket (or 2) comes in very handy when you don’t want to carry a wallet or gear bag with you on a quick jaunt to the store.
Use this special coupon code when you order either the Performance Polo or Performance Pullover from SCOTTeVEST to save 20% : 2save20
(Coupon expires after 5/13/07)