At a Glance
Men’s jacket with iPod integration.
(The following review is an excerpt from a Playlist article on iPod apparel; you can read the full article at the link below.)
The jacket itself is well-made and comfortable. A mesh interior lining aids ventilation; soft fabric on the inside collar prevents chafing; a Velcro-closed zipper flap keeps out wind; and an adjustable waist and adjustable wristbands keep out drafts. You get three non-zippered internal pockets and two zippered hand pockets, as well as a removable, two-layer hood with elastic drawstrings. Overall, the Velocity is a nice jacket for cool weather and light hiking/walking. The big caveat here is that since this isn’t a jacket for very cold conditions or an “active” jacket — for example, for serious exercise use — there isn’t as much need for keeping your iPod tucked away; some people will be just as happy keeping their iPod handy and controlling it directly.–Dan Frakes