Excess baggage? Rescue is here! SCOTTEVEST TRENCH
I can finally call myself a proud owner of one of them!
Let's see if I can get all my hand luggage items into the coat, shall we?! ;)
Before-after shots of the empty and filled up coat at the end of the blog post.
As anticipated, the trench is beautiful and well fabricated, more to the stability of the pockets after my next flights/trips when the coat will go through its first performances ;) Unfortunately I cannot really use it here in Brazil, it is just too hot. So I'll have to be patient and wait for my next Europe trip...
There are two chest pockets and two huge handwarmer pockets, the left one with a tiny change/lipstick pocket and the right one with another tiny pocket, maybe for a memory stick plus a key chain and flexible elastic where you could fit in a bottle or small umbrella.
Although it took me a bit longer to get hold of one as I decided to ask my bestie Berlin girl (who is currently here with me in Porto Seguro for more 10 days!) to get it for me (due to not so amusing experiences with Brazilian customs and issues with punctuality/reliability) I was sure it would be cheaper that way. I was quite lucky that exactly on the day I decided to get the trench coat, they had a promotion code for it and I got it for about 30$ cheaper, so it was 120$ plus about 40$ international shipping (US to Germany, it took about 1 month to arrive) and some customs fees in Germany, about 23EUR. I got it in S/black and being rather petite, I can probably gain quite some weight and still fit in it.
That's it for now, I'll do another review after my next trip to Europe =)
Now as promised before-after shots with my coat's pockets empty and filled with the above hand luggage content. I could easily fit much more stuff into the pockets and have not even used all of them, so I could easily put all my hand luggage items including clothes and some flip flops or sandals into the pockets.
Before - After Shots