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How Much Stuff Can Timothy Jam Into His New Hoodie's Pockets? (Video)

Roblimo posted more than 2 years ago | from the someday-we'll-all-carry-more-than-our-body-weight-in-our-jackets dept.

Idle 183

Timothy Lord is exactly the kind of person for whom the SCOTTEVEST Ultimate Hoodie Microfleece was designed; He's on the go all the time, needs to travel light, and wants to carry lots of stuff on his person to avoid checking luggage when he's flying. Yes, we know; before long half the people waiting to board airliners will be bulked out to double their normal width. Meanwhile, Timothy managed to jam an amazing amount of stuff into his new hoodie. Or jacket, as he prefers to call it.

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Transcription. (5, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987769)

Transcription in case the video doesn't load.

"This is the Ultimate Hoodie Microfleece by SCOTTVEST. Let's see how much I can cram into it, nothing fancy, just what I'd carry around on an average Friday night at the Slashdot offices.

Three tubes of Astroglide, check! Four elbow-length latex gloves, check! Six ball gags, check check check check check and check! One Yoda doll, check.

Overall, this vest can take quite the fill. It gets 2 Fists Up from the editors of Slashdot."

Re:Transcription. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38987841)

Now they're not even trying to pretend it's not a slashvertisement.

BTW I have an awesome thinsulate coat that I take on flights, it's lightweight enough to not be a hassle, but has a ton of large pockets inside and out, I carry my nook and DS in one, phone in another, paperwork in a third...

Best part is, when I fly somewhere cold, it's actually usable as a coat there too unlike this microfleece which would probably take two more over it to keep warm ("layers!" as the scouts would say)

Re:Transcription. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988157)

First thought that came to my mind, as well. Paid product placements listed as "news", eh? Well, we all knew it was happening anyway, might as well leave the warts visible...

Re:Transcription. (1, Troll)

Antidamage (1506489) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988373)

I don't see it as a slashvertisement. I see it as a cry for help.

Does Timothy have some kind of disorder? Is he trying to draw attention to otherwise unnoticed severe autism? I don't think normal people would like to be associated with wearing an unflattering garment that they then burden with all of their possessions. Perhaps we can get Timothy and others like him some help before they fall out of society.

Re:Transcription. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38987867)

" One Yoda doll, check..."

Oh, shit! there's no room left for Yoda's do-rag!

-- Ethanol-fueled

Obligatory "why is this on /." post (4, Insightful)

sarysa (1089739) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987935)

I normally try to avoid making such a post, but I could fit most of that into my Columbia OmniHeat jacket from a year ago. I've seen others with various styles of jackets that could fit just as much. I just feel underwhelmed by the product.

Maybe if he had a couple more layers of stuff and filled the entire screen with it when laying it on a table, it would have been more impressive.

Re:Obligatory "why is this on /." post (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988125)

exactly, I can understand the news-funniness when a woman gets caught stealing a frigging chainsaw under her skirt.. but this?? (in Finland, there's this gypsy/romano minority that has traditional clothing with skirts designed with many layers and well, pockets inside them, it's sort of racist, but true stories.. and the traditional garments haven't been really in use for that long).

(they're also the minority to go to if you want meth. and a knife in your eye)

Re:Obligatory "why is this on /." post (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988643)

I could fit most of that into my Columbia OmniHeat jacket from a year ago

He didn't even select items that would be difficult to cram into pockets. I could probably squeeze all of that stuff into my pants pockets (although I wouldn't want to walk around like that), with the possible exception of the book— but he couldn't get that in the hoodie either.

Re:Obligatory "why is this on /." post (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988925)

"A year ago" doesn't even matter. I bought one of these hoodies 2 years ago. Scottevest are actually making a much nicer cotton version of it now with, I believe, an identical pocket configuration. Also, from person experience, some of the pockets are in inconvenient locations such that you would just never use them in anything other than a video trying to show how much stuff you can carry...

Re:Transcription. (5, Funny)

timothy (36799) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988175)

I do *not* have a Yoda doll!

I have a few Yoda figurines, and a bottle-topper, and maybe somewhere some trading cards from the early '80s, but definitely not a doll.


Re:Transcription. (5, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988377)

Hah! Glad you're a good sport! I was almost not going to press Submit... :)

Re:Transcription. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988457)

Hah! Glad you're a good sport! I was almost not going to press Submit... :)

He *has* to be, technically you outrank him...

Re:Transcription. (1)

AK Marc (707885) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989287)

It's not a doll, it's an action figure!

Re:Transcription. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38989505)

You suck.

Re:Transcription. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988625)

fuck this advertising bullshit on slashdot. I will not buy your fucking products nor is this NEWs you fucking retards. suck a nut bitches

Re:Transcription. (2)

LordLucless (582312) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989197)

Boom, from +5 Funny to -1 Flamebait in a matter of minutes - and everything under it seems to have gotten the same treatment. Looks like some staff have broken out the mod-hammer.

Wait (1)

jcreus (2547928) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987809)

Doesn't he have a lightsaber? Galaxy is a dangerous place.

Re:Wait (1)

SJHillman (1966756) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987855)

Not even a lightsaber will protect you from a determined thief []

Re:Wait (1)

jcreus (2547928) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987891)

That was a Jedi lightsaber. If it were a double Sith lightsaber, nothing would have happened!

Re:Wait (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38987943)

What about a towel? It's about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.

Re:Wait (4, Funny)

gadget junkie (618542) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987973)

What about a towel? It's about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.

It doubles as one, but the instructions to do so are written in Vogon poetry.

Re:Wait (3, Funny)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989067)

Fortunately, they did away with the old Vogon instruction book. They found a nice lady by the name of Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings to write up a new manual.

Hmmm (4, Funny)

SJHillman (1966756) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987837)

But will it blend?

Re:Hmmm (5, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987873)

With or without Timothy wearing it?

FINALLY (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38987863)

A top to go with my vibrams and utilikilt. I was constantly afraid that I only looked like a complete fucking idiot from the waste down.


Widowwolf (779548) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989313)

No you just look like an idiot who can't spell WAIST all over

Come on Slashdot (1)

Glarimore (1795666) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987871)

The above embedded video covers up my moderation box.

Mostly carrying useless junk (1)

na1led (1030470) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987889)

and who carries Salt on them during a trip? Plus I'm sure it's lots of fun having to unload all that crap when going through the scanners.

Re:Mostly carrying useless junk (3, Interesting)

Spectre (1685) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987977)

When I fly, I take off my (not quite so heavily loaded) jacket and toss it in a bin to go through the scanner ... what's awesome is, you don't NEED to unload the pockets and re-load them on the other side. At least, that is true for the two airports I frequent most.

Re:Mostly carrying useless junk (4, Funny)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988449)

In TSA security tests, the X-Ray screeners missed 90% of knives and guns sent through the xray machine. The 10% they found was only because they mistook it for a vibrator or crack pipe and wanted to attach a boorish post-it note.

Re:Mostly carrying useless junk (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988389)

That's your problem with this shameless bullshit video? The fact that he was carrying salt?

Re:Mostly carrying useless junk (2)

pixelpusher220 (529617) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988873)

Nah, they use very secure Syrian passwords...

Re:Mostly carrying useless junk (1)

aepurniet (995777) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988871)

i cant believe he only brought one pair of fresh socks.

My first thought seeing this post... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38987897)

Has slashdot been hacked? I refuse to click on the video because if it has been hacked, that's a bad idea, and if it hasn't been hacked it's still a bad idea.

Seriously? (4, Insightful)

cs668 (89484) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987901)

Is this some sort of joke?

Re:Seriously? (4, Funny)

uncanny (954868) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987933)

Hey, if you're a drug dealer this would be great!

Re:Seriously? (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38987949)

Infomercial poses as article. News at 11.

Re:Seriously? (1)

Samantha Wright (1324923) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987999)

Please, we're all waiting: explain to us how this is, in any way, attempting to pose as an article. What a trainwreck. Over a laser-bearing shark.

Re:Seriously? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988437)

You take yourself way too seriously.

Re:Seriously? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988445)

Yeah, wow. I watched the whole video thinking, "This has to be a joke." We all laughabout Slashdot going downhill, but COME ON! This was as bad as those dorks on doing video reviews of legal pads. I can't wait to see what comes next. . .

Re:Seriously? (1)

penguindownunder (1205178) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988795)

Yeah me too - was waiting for the satire

Re:Seriously? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988005)

I am so going to edit this video when I get home from work.

Re:Seriously? (5, Insightful)

thegarbz (1787294) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988143)

To add some perspective THIS is a slashvertisement.

And god it's worse than I thought. Dear Slashdot, I ticked the Disable Advertising button thanks.

Re:Seriously? (2)

Glarimore (1795666) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988221)

If it is, it isn't very funny.

It's things like this that cause already frustrated /. readers to abandon the site because of consistent decline in article quality.

That being said, I don't think anyone every really leaves /. forever.

Re:Seriously? (5, Funny)

Hecubas (21451) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988273)


Actually for good laughs, read the Twitter "feed" on the home page. Pretty sure they've got their target market set on the Slashdot crowd, but clearly underestimate their market's ability to see through the BS.

Re:Seriously? (3, Insightful)

Jesse_vd (821123) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989405)

Well doesn't Slashdot's parent company own Thinkgeek? that's where this stuff is sold.

Be sure... to drink... your Ovaltine (5, Funny)

Lucabrasi (137017) | more than 2 years ago | (#38987975)

A crummy commercial? Son of a bitch!

Slashdot fails (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988009)

I thought the bonch and similar posters were a fluke but there is NO WAY he gets that many first posts and accepted stories without some insider access and now we get these slashertisments.

I guess every regular here gets has a different tolerance of change they can accept. I just reached it and I am also calling that the end of slashdot as we once knew it is near.
(I have a 5 digit UID and have been reading on average 5 days a week so I think I can be classified as a regular)

Now I Know (2)

busyqth (2566075) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988023)

Well now I know what article of clothing I WILL NEVER be buying.

Product owners (5, Insightful)

the_Bionic_lemming (446569) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988027)

Congratulations on finding a great way to get your product on to the "Never purchase" list.

Re:Product owners (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988797)

Very much so. My first thought, "What is this crap?"

Nice, but small pockets is a concern. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988039)

With any design, there should be at least one large pocket.
Even add straps to the insides of the pocket so it can still be used for a bunch of other stuff.

I modded my own case for carrying all my electronics from a screw-driver set.
Took a bunch of the straps off and re-arranged them to fit my stuff, from USB hubs to battery2USB packs for charging, all the way to an optical drive.
Take it everywhere I go when out. About as thick as 2 standard laptops. Netbook is in its own case. Stopped taking laptop around with me as it is old and bulky.
Probably unlikely to buy a new one anytime soon unless it comes with Mr Fusion and Matrix Simulator v.5.

This jacket, or similar, could probably do pretty well. I've always been wanting a nice large jacket for carrying a bunch of stuff with me in addition to backpack and case.

Damn! That Chrome update just broke my browser... (5, Funny)

phonewebcam (446772) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988067)

I definitely have "Ads disabled" checked but they're still coming through thick and fast :-(

I don't want to use this website anymore (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988069)

I don't want to use this website anymore

Neat .. until .. (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988073)

until you have to run and all the stuff is bouncing around and battering you or flying out. I just bought a hoodie much like this during lunch (before seeing this article) a Kohl's for $20. Just without all the zillions of pockets. I'd rather have a vest on under the hoodie, as I dress in layers for the radical temperature changes during the day in California.

Solar charger??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988113)

I would buy it only if it came with a built-in or should I say woven-in or printed-on 5 volt solar charger with iPhone and USB connector, but as long as it's made in China by real exploited children working at Foxconn.

Just make it clear: is it an ad or not? (5, Informative)

Morris Thorpe (762715) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988185)

Why don't you mark this as a paid advertisement? (or if it really isn't, then make it clear because everyone assumes it is.)

Listen, I have no problem with Slashdot making money. HAVE to know that this kind of thing is going to be flamed. So why not make it clear that a post has been paid for? Sure you'll still get some negative feedback, but I bet it'd be a lot less.

If I were Scottevest, I'd be pretty pissed about the conversation.generated by my ad. Hell, if I were them I'd never have advertised in the first place precisely because of that.
You upset your readers because they feel like they're being sold out - and you make the advertiser look bad. Not a good strategy, IMO.

Re:Just make it clear: is it an ad or not? (5, Informative)

timothy (36799) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988757)

Actually, I bought the jacket myself (mostly because one of my coworkers raved about the company's products); if it were provided by the company, I would have said so. Scottevest has / had no idea that I was going to review this, and there's no connection between Slashdot and them (except for the obvious one disclosed -- ThinkGeek is one vendor of their gear, and Slashdot and ThinkGeek share a parent organization). Maybe one day they'll send me a great big gold-plated crate of dubloons, or special anti-gravity pants, but not yet.

My continuing impression is positive, btw, having worn this thing a lot in the last few weeks. I am skeptical about some of the pockets' longevity, but then, I'm hard on pockets, pretty bad about leaving pokey things in there (keys, etc). So, I'm hoping I still like it 6 months or a year from now.


Re:Just make it clear: is it an ad or not? (3, Interesting)

BenLeeImp (1347831) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988953)

Hmm ... unfortunately, despite what your intentions may have been, to most readers it appears to be an advertisement. At least thats what I am gleaning from reading all of the comments here. Perhaps product reviews are simply not a thing for Slashdot, given the impossibility of distinguishing advertisement from a personal review/endorsement.

For me, Slashdot is all about the community. The perceived commercialization of this website is a very touchy issue for that community, especially so given taco's departure. I would like to ask that you guys please tread carefully, as I don't want to lose the website I have read for many years. Too many to count right now without growing despondent. If I just wanted another news aggregator, there are many to choose from. But Slashdot is special.

Re:Just make it clear: is it an ad or not? (4, Interesting)

timothy (36799) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989459)

It's tricky - knew that even before posting this one ;)

You're right: it's community. Between the 4 of us who choose the stories on the site, we've got something near 40 years (!) of being part of it, and we're pretty jealous of the community aspect.

What's hard is that there's cool stuff in the world it's fun to learn/talk about, some of it made by companies (whose goal is to make money by making stuff people want more than they want to spend the same money elsewhere). Sometimes companies even send stuff *for* review, solicited or unsolicited (and that's fine), but in this case, I just thought it looked interesting. As far a I know, Scottevest has never bought ads from Slashdot / Geeknet (though I don't follow the ad contracts, and mostly see ads only when they break the page and it's time to file a bug report on them).

It's very hard to convince anyone (who thinks otherwise already) that a positive review of a product *isn't* the result of nefarious collusion. Of course, there's the option of trashing everything ;)


Re:Just make it clear: is it an ad or not? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38989103)

fuck you and your ad.

Slashdot Video (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988203)

What the fuck is this shit?!

"I'm not a fan of hoodies" (-1, Flamebait)

chrisj_0 (825246) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988235)

cuz ur a fan of buttsechs!

I can fit more in my jacket (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988303)

What a waste of time. All you've demonstrated with this ad is that the product sucks. I can fit more than that into my regular leather jacket without bulking it out.

Now to wait for you fascists to censor my comment...

Where's Waldo? (0)

frooddude (148993) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988317)

Apparently this is his day job: 'Where can I stuff all my crap, and more crap no other person would ever carry in their own pocket.'

Please god, no more Timmy vids.

Not Really Bad actually? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988321)

I know that this /. has to support itself someway, and this kind of advertising doesn't really bother me that badly.

Maybe once a week (NO MORE!!!) is enough to bundle one of these in with the story feed.

But honestly, (and I feel a little like a tool saying this) I would actually consider buying one of these!

Slashdot is really going downhill (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988363)

Only a faget would wear that hoodie.

Ironically, (1)

Oswald McWeany (2428506) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988405)

Ironically, I probably would never view the video because the story doesn't interest me. However knowing it is an advert now- I'm kind of curios what it is like.

Would never buy the product- have zero interest in hoodies, but I am now curious about the ad.

I have a SCOTTEVEST... (4, Insightful)

L3370 (1421413) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988421)

And it's been sitting in my closet because I've realized how much of a raging nerd I looked like carrying 20lbs of gear on me.

They are fantastic for frequent travelleing. Keep all your personal items in the vest then drop the vest into the xray while you walk through the metal detector. No more digging for keys, phones/music players, loose change etc..
The worst part is you end up hoarding stupid stuff. Then your clothing becomes similar in weight to a soldier's full combat load. I had to quit that habit.

Re:I have a SCOTTEVEST... (1)

Sowelu (713889) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988697)

Oh man, hear hear about hoarding stupid stuff. I wound up carrying two 20-oz Powerades or water bottles everywhere I went, plus a hat, plus electronics I didn't need, plus a book, and a hairbrush... But then mens' jackets are basically the equivalent of a purse, so.

Re:I have a SCOTTEVEST... (2)

c1t1z3nk41n3 (1112059) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989465)

I like mine. I actually wear it daily as I like the inside pocket for my tablet. Though I don't use most of the other pockets except when traveling.

Negative feedback (5, Interesting)

Oniros (53181) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988439)

Cool, an ad where we can leave feedback! Well, I had a scottevest and I found the material to be poor quality, some of the pokets were torn after less than a year, which never happened to me with any other jacket in that timeframe (it usually take 5 years of heavy usage). Also the vest is heavy even when empty. I'm better off with a normal jacket and a small backpack (which is more convenient to store/retrieve things from than trying to remember you put thing Y in pocket 2364263426).

Not better off with small backpack (2)

SuperKendall (25149) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988729)

I'm better off with a normal jacket and a small backpack

Not by the peculiar rules of the airline industry!

A backpack, however small or large, counts as an "item".

Pockets on things you are wearing, even filled to the brim, do not count as "an item".

You can thus carry on two real bags (luggage plus laptop bag) wearing this hoodie or something like it, plus whatever can go in your pockets. The more pocket space, the lighter your other bags can be (or the more stuff you can bring).

Re:Not better off with small backpack (1)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989119)

How much stuff do you need to bring? I usually travel with a little shoulder-bag (like a nylon man-purse) and one bag that's sized to fit in the overhead compartment. That's it, and I usually end up feeling like I overpacked.

Re:Not better off with small backpack (2)

reboot246 (623534) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989507)

You'd be better off with a photographer's vest. You can wear it over a shirt in warmer weather, or wear it under a jacket in colder weather. It will hold everything on Timmy's list and more.

Re:Negative feedback (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988761)

oh come on, you paid 3 digits for a chinese hoodie that cost 1 digit, which is what its actually worth

Re:Negative feedback (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38989069)

Yea, same here. I bought a fairly expensive Scottevest expecting it to last years. In SoCal I wear jackets so infrequently they should last decades, but after a year and a half it developed lots of ripped seams and such, just feels worn out (as opposed to worn-in of a good leather jacket). It cost enough I'm not willing to donate it, but on the other hand I haven't worn it in years.

Big deal. (1)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988485)

I can fit all of that in a standard "hoodie" or other normal jacket that costs a lot less than the horribly overpriced $70.00 thing he is showing.

slap an ipad and a netbook in there and I'll be impressed.

Re:Big deal. (1)

flimflammer (956759) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989127)

This is my opinion as well. To be honest, I've never spent more than $30 on a jacket, and they've all been able to hold copious amounts of stuff as well as being comfortable and functional.

SPAM (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988551)

This is SPAM advertising..This is FUCKING BULLSHIT

Stop reporting on this nutjob. (1)

n1ywb (555767) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988559)

Who the fuck cares? Who would EVER use this stupid thing? I have flown a hundred times. They let you carry on a full size carry on bag, which is pretty big, AND something else that will fit under the seat; I usually choose a backpack. You can fit enough stuff in those two things for a week long trip. And no sweatshirt is going to hold a fraction of what you can fit in a full size upright suitcase. Why the fuck would I want to wear an ugly sweatshirt crammed full of hard pokey junk, look leotarded, and be uncomfortable for my entire flight? Is this a joke?

Simple question (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988615)

I have a simple question related to this post. I'd really like it answered by the Slashdot editors, if you could possibly find the time to get around to it:


Self-appointed douchebag (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38988631)

Really, who cares about these douchebag asshats that make travel more difficult for everyone else by being so clever?

How much more of this until... (1)

sdguero (1112795) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988721)

A new slashdot appears?

After 13 years, I am getting to the point of just giving up on /. as my homepage. I don't know what the plan is but this website is becoming a politicized thinkgeek advertisement more and more that last 2-3 years.

Northface McMurdo FTW (2)

djdavetrouble (442175) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988773)

I have a Northface McMurdo [] jacket in size xxxl. This thing has an ungodly amount of HUGE pockets, so much so that I lose things in it. It also doubles as a blanket / mattress, and will keep you warm in subantarctic temps (look up Archibald McMurdo, of the HMS Terror, he explored antarctica. I would never need this.

It isn't a hoodie ... (1, Offtopic)

PPH (736903) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988815)

... unless it covers my Mac-10, bro.

Least Impressive Post Ever (3, Informative)

aepurniet (995777) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988819)

wow! a hoodie with pockets! holy shit. break out the champagne, eureaka they have done! i cant believe i watched that whole video. i was assuming he would be packing a beowulf cluster of trs80's and a high res 21" CRT in there. but no, just some gum, chargers, and candy bars. i nominate this video for the least impressive thing i have ever seen on /.

anybody seen some totally lamely awesome 2am cable style slashvertisements? we should at least try and make this post into something fun. and they obviously want us to make fun of them

Re:Least Impressive Post Ever (2)

Jesse_vd (821123) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989445)

I didn't watch this whole thing so don't know if they mentioned it, but the best part to me is routing and clips all over for headphones. There's little loops that don't let them fall far etc. It's great for running

So close to leaving slashdot. (4, Insightful)

mgemmons (972332) | more than 2 years ago | (#38988825)

For me, the quality of slashdot has been declining, for years really. It still presents a lot of great stuff, but more and more I find myself annoyed by
  • non-tech articles
  • articles that no one here cares about but that get posted over and over anyway because someone at slashdot has a vested interest (bitcoin)
  • politics being inserted into articles
  • poorly reviewed articles that either purposefully sensationalize the headline or get the summary completely wrong
  • and now infomercials

I really enjoy slashdot because there are a lot of intelligent, well-spoken people here, but I'm so close to being done with it. Makes me a little sad.

Re:So close to leaving slashdot. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38989183)

Me too, brother.
That sound you hear is Commander Taco spinning in his tortilla shell.
The constant barrage of pro-GOP/Tea Party propaganda was bad enough, but now we have outright advertisements.

Re:So close to leaving slashdot. (1)

LordLucless (582312) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989233)

Yeah, without the info. I'm teetering on the brink of leaving and never coming back as well. And I've been posting for years.

Ads disabled? (2)

frovingslosh (582462) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989013)

I have ads disabled. Yet I still saw the blatant ad for a hoodie sold by a website owned by the same people who also own /. And since there really wasn't much interesting in the commercial (opps, I mean "video"), I can only assume it was published here as an advertisement.

disappointed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38989029)

I'm pretty disappointed, all I wanted to see was a layout of stuff, the guy with the jacket on and then just fill-er up. but they just showed you the shit, then the jacket, then another one with the jacket full. I didn't even get my money's worth :-(

WTF? (1)

steppin_razor_LA (236684) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989083)

Is this journalism or a stealth advertisement?

I'm hoping it isn't the latter because Slashdot editors should know how furious people will be if they ran commercially paid for articles without labeling them as thus (especially ironic given how much coverage this sort of activity gets on Slashdot)

I don't mind seeing information about commercial products that may be interesting to geeks -- but this made me feel dirty.

Re:WTF? (1)

RandomAvatar (2487198) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989489)

I think the article was helpful actually. I am the type of person that ends up carrying a lot on my person, and this article tells me of something I didn't know about.

Dumb Dumb Dumb .... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38989091)

Really lame review..... It would be much more impressive if he put WAY more stuff in his "jacket" but all in all, there wasn't that much put in the pockets. In fact, I used to have a ski jacket that had WAY more space in it that I would use to smuggle food into the movie theaters with as a kid.

Ok, perhaps the review wasn't so totally dumb, it could be a nice jacket after all but, it really isn't impressive enough to be on slashdot either. If he put all that into each of the 11 pockets, THEN it would be impressive.

Oh, and he could skip the socks. Why would someone carry around an extra pair of socks -- unless his ears get cold easily.

Slashdot slide (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38989235)

With the departure of the founders (finally!!!), Slashdot quickly descends into a corporate shill machine. Says the marketing guy "but we can make like... a hundred bucks on this fake-news-story-ad, and we will only alienate a couple thousand die hard viewers. Lets make this policy!" In the mean time, long time /.ers delete the /. link from their browser, vowing never to return.

Confused customer (1)

Jesse_vd (821123) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989423)

I actually own a fleece hoodie from this company and love it... but that was a HORRIBLE commercial.

Why not pack the gun? (1)

RandomAvatar (2487198) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989441)

Why wouldn't he pack the toy gun? I think it would have been great for a laugh! And if you are afraid of the possible cavity search, just eat some beans a few hours before, and you get a possible second laugh!

Brilliant (5, Interesting)

linuxwrangler (582055) | more than 2 years ago | (#38989469)

Marketing, at any rate. Scott sure knows how to market. Got banned from Delta in-flight mag (IIRC) for an ad telling you that the Evest could help you avoid baggage fees (see Streisand Effect) and reviews/ads/articles/endorsements run the gamut from Leo Laporte to Steve Wozniak to Amy Tan and Slashdot to the Wall Street Journal. There is a Youtube subculture of videos showing what is in your Evest. Agent Casey wore one on "Chuck".

As to the vest...

I've worn the Evest nearly every day for the past few years. My netbook (well, until my daughter tripped on the cord and sent it to the floor) would fit into the inner pocket. I generally have my phone, a music-player, a camera and extra batteries, a handful of USB sticks, incidentals (floss, tweezers, earplugs, ...), business cards, and a pen or two, sometimes a can of mace. It's easy to toss in a small tripod, VHF rig or scanner when I want to have those with me.

I started pulling stuff out for one of the officers I chat with at the local coffee joint and all he could say was, "wow, imagine having to pat down someone wearing one of those."

My first Evest wore out after a year and a half - in part because I wore a hole where the seatbelt hits my shoulder. I'm currently wearing the lightweight vest which was on sale when I needed the replacement. It is OK but I don't like it as much as the standard travel vest. I haven't personally found much use for the back pocket on the vests and would rather do away with that zipper. You do have to be *very* careful to go through all the pockets before washing it.

It's handy when travelling through airport security. There is a pocket sized for tickets, cash and such. My phone, camera and miscellany are already in it so while in line I just stuff my wallet, Surefire, keys, belt and other metal-containing items into the pockets and throw the thing into a bin for the x-ray checks.

I tried the shorts but am lukewarm at best. The belt tends to curl a bit and several of the pockets are restricted in what can be put in them otherwise any time you kneel you jam the items in the lower back pocket between the back of your thigh and your calf. I've pretty much relegated them to use for workouts at the gym where the pockets are fine for holding my music player, phone and locker key. I probably won't replace them when they wear out.

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