As you all know, I’m a big fan of Scottevest. I’ve been wearing their stuff for several years now and they are a sponsor of the website. Over the last decade they have done some of the most innovative stuff with clothing in the entire industry with its gadget storage and integration of wires.
Their newest product is one of the most clever and fun designs I’ve ever seen in an item of clothing.
The idea of a convertable jacket is a good one. Instead of completely taking off a layer of clothes, you can just take off the sleeves. The problem is, all convertable jackets have their sleeves attached with zippers. Even my favorite jacket, the Fleece 5.0 suffers from this problem. It takes several minutes to get the sleeves on and off so I never bother doing it.
The new Transformer jacket totally solves this problem. It converts from jacket to vest in seconds through the power of magnets. I’ve been wearing my Transformer jacket for over a week now and I can confirm it is just that easy. What is incredible isn’t how easy the sleeves come off, it is how easy they snap back into place whey you put them on. It is almost like magic.