I have two items from Scottevest. A rain jacket that I bought back in 2005, and a newer fleece jacket 7.0. I have to say, it does hold the gear you want to have with you, but it does get a bit cumbersome. I used the jacket back when I went to Europe, and haven't really worn it much since. The fleece though is better for the Bay Area regarding temperature. This is what I carry in it: 1. Moleskine pocket notebook 2. S&W tactical pen 3. Preon P2 4. Pentel Kerry pencil 5. Home and car iOS chargers 6. iOS Lightning cable 7. USB mini cable 8. Altoids FAK 9. Eyeglasses 10. Sunglasses 11. Business cards 12. Bic lighter 13. Bose noise reduction in-ear headset 14. When needed, my iPad Mini The downside it that it is a fleece that now weighs close to 4 lbs or so. Also, the fleece starts to pill very easily around the neckline. The sleeves are also of lighter weight fleece and seem like they might wear more quickly than the rest of the fleece. Still, it was a gift, so I'm not complaining too much. I still find that Mountain Hardware gear fits me better although they don't have all of the great storage options.