It's been a hot minute since we've seen a new wearable from the labs of Scottevest, but for those looking to cram all sorts of gadgetry into their coat as a strange sort of airplane carry-on item, we're here to clue you in on a new option. Tag-teaming with ThinkGeek, Scottevest has announced the Tropiformer -- a relatively normal looking coat that somehow includes no fewer than 22 integrated pockets.
Specifically, there's a dedicated tablet pocket (seriously), a Personal Area Network for internal cable management (seriously), a locking pocket (seriously) and a Quick Draw Pocket that supports capacitive devices (seriously). Moreover, the sleeves are removable in the event that you'd like to completely humiliate yourself, and we're told that the jacket "can easily be packed into itself" -- whatever that means. It's shipping right now for $150, and those needing a bit more convincing can get precisely that just after the break.
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ThinkGeek and Scottevest Launch Exclusive Tech-Focused Jacket
Tropiformer jacket proves perfect for con goers
Fairfax, VA., April 9, 2013 – ThinkGeek (NASDAQ: GKNT) and TEC by Scottevest have worked together to create and launch the Tropiformer Jacket, a tech- and travel-focused garment that makes carrying gadgets and gear easier than ever.
Available in four colors, the Tropiformer features 22 integrated pockets designed to equally distribute the weight of an entire convention's worth of necessaries and make navigating merch lines even easier. The Tropiformer also includes magnetically attached sleeves to transform from jacket to vest in seconds.
Other features include:
Dedicated tablet pocket
Quick Draw Pocket featuring clear touch material for capacitive devices
Locking Pocket to keep your gear your own
The Patented Personal Area Network (PAN) for internal cable (headphone and charger) management
Packs into itself for easy storage
Highly water resistant material to maintain moisture-free devices
"This is one of those things that fits ThinkGeek's audience exceptionally well," states ThinkGeek Mouthpiece Steve Zimmermann. "Working with TEC to come up with something that covers every kind of gadget has been incredible and we're proud to be an exclusive retailer of the new Tropiformer."
To celebrate the launch of the Tropiformer Jacket, ThinkGeek is kicking off the "Scottevest Travel Con-test." Announced on ThinkGeek's blog, entrants guess the weight of all of the items that have been easily packed into a Tropiformer to enter to win the fully loaded jacket. There's no better way to kick off convention and travel season than to win everything you need.
Available April 9 exclusively from ThinkGeek.com and TECclothing.com, the Tropiformer will be everything the geek on the go would need to fast travel from point A to B at warp speed. $149.99
ThinkGeek, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeknet, Inc (NASDAQ: GKNT), is the premier retailer for the global geek community. Since 1999, ThinkGeek has sought to provide tech, gadget, and toy-obsessed communities with all the things that geeks crave. ThinkGeek was founded to serve the distinct needs and interests of technology professionals and enthusiasts and today has grown to become the first choice for innovative and imaginative products that appeal to the geek in everyone. Want to learn more? Check out thinkgeek.com
Led by CEO and Co-Founder Scott Jordan, the TEC by Scottevest's success caught the eye of Inc. magazine, which named SCOTTEVEST one of the fastest-growing companies in America. As the first clothing brand launched exclusively on the Internet, Internet Retailer included TEC by SCOTTEVEST in their Hot 100 list of top online companies. TEC by SCOTTEVEST products are available online at www.SCOTTEVEST.com, via phone at 1.866.909.8378 and at very select retailers throughout North America.