Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Geek Vest

We're on a multi-stop vacation, currently in Sedona, Arizona. We booked ourselves onto a sunset photography jeep tour for yesterday, anticipating sunny skies and warm weather. Instead we got 41 degrees, intermittent rain and high winds. This did mean that we were the only ones who actually showed for the tour, so we had our own private tour guide and could lean around all we wanted in the jeep. Fortunately, our guide secured one of the jeeps with heated seats and a full complement of blankets, so we did survive.

We did shop around a bit for extra layers, perhaps with water-repellant features, prior to the tour, and hidden in amongst the crystal shops, art galleries, jewelry stores and tourist tee shirt shops we found Sedona Outdoors, conveniently located across the street from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Julie procured a windbreaker and a very cool zip up jacket with windblock, water repellant and coolmax.

For me, I found the best geek vest ever - even better than my travel vest with a gadgillion pockets. It's a Columbia vest, with just the right amount of pockets in just the right varieties, and with very nice lines.

The angled zip pocket on the right side is perfect for my iPhone - secure, but very easy access. On the left is a patch pocket with velcro plus a vertical zip pocket underneath. Yesterday I had my Sony Cypershot in the patch, with an attached lanyard over my head (very bumpy jeep ride). Then I tucked the Flip HD into the vertical zip.

Each hand has an open pocket and separate vertical zip, plus there are two vertical mesh pockets on the inside of the vest. Coolmax, SPF and water resistant. Awesome all around!