7 Best Travel Jackets with Hidden Pockets for Women

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If you’re a keen traveler and love getting out and exploring more of the world, you don’t want your travel gear to let you down. Sometimes having a backpack is necessary, but when it’s not, having a travel jacket with pockets could be a great option to stop you from being weighed down. In this guide, we’re reviewing the best travel jackets with hidden pockets for women. See our guide for the male version here

A great travel jacket should be ideal in all climates, and doesn’t have to be big and heavy. A lightweight jacket can work very well too. 

In this article we will cover the following:

  • Things to think about when choosing a travel jacket.
  • 7 of the best travel jackets available for women – all of which have hidden pockets. 
  • The technical features and specification of each jacket.
  • The pros and cons of each. 
  • Our conclusion: which jacket we think is best and why. 

Things to think about when choosing a travel jacket

A travel jacket is a must, but one with pockets is even better when it comes to storing your valuables. Before making your investment, consider some of these key factors, in order to find a jacket that fits in with your lifestyle and travel plans. 

How many pockets do you actually need?

If you’re reading this guide it’s probably fair to assume you’re interested in a jacket with pockets. Each jacket on our list varies in the amount of pockets it has. If you’re trying to avoid the need for a backpack then you might want to go with the jacket with the maximum amount of pockets. 

However, if you’re looking for a jacket that functions alongside a bag, you might want to go with a jacket that features just the right amount of pockets to keep your valuables close by. Think realistically about how many pockets will suit you, but if in doubt go for more just in case you end up needing them. 

Consider your travel plans

Think about the world destinations you’re planning on traveling to next (or would like to visit more regularly) as this will help you to decide on which type of jacket you’ll need. If you’re heading to a cold-weather destination – like the mountains for skiing or hiking – then you’ll probably need a travel jacket with insulating properties to keep you warm. Duck down is usually a good filler, or if you’re looking for something more animal friendly there are plenty of man-made or recycled insulation materials you can choose instead.

On the other hand, if you’re likely to be headed to warm weather destinations when it gets cold at night and in the morning, it’s a better idea to find a lightweight jacket that you can easily pack down into a bag.  

Think about your budget

Ultimately, a travel jacket should be seen as an investment. The good ones don’t come cheap so it’s a great idea to try and keep your budget as realistic as possible –  the higher you can go, the better quality garment you can usually get for your money. It’s also more likely to last you for years, saving you money in the long run.

Best travel jackets with hidden pockets for women – our top 7 picks

Below you will find 7 of the best travel jackets for women with hidden pockets. Apart from highlighting the pros and cons of each, we’ve also  gone into detail on the technical features because this could be the difference between a standard travel jacket and one that really delivers. 

SCOTTeVEST Chloe Glow – 18 pockets

Key features

  • Includes 18 pockets (14 interior and 4 exterior)
  • Features a patented Weight Management System that is engineered to balance weight load across the garment for greater comfort. 
  • The Weight Management System helps prevent neck and upper back from getting tired or sore.
  • Athletic fit 
  • Quick dry fabric – pulls moisture away from the body and regulates temperature.
  • Comes with glasses chamois (a cloth to clean your glasses).
  • Collar loop.
  • Personal area network, which is a hidden area inside the jacket to keep all connected wires to devices while they are in your pockets.
  • Thumbholes for a better fit.
  • Extendable and detachable key holder. 
  • Hidden conduits to connect wires to devices while they are in your pockets.
  • 36.3% nylon, 58.3% cotton, 5.4% spandex.
  • 1.20lb (544.31 grams).
  • Machine washable. 

With 18 pockets – 14 on the inside and 4 on the exterior – the SCOTTeVEST Chloe Glow is an updated version of the classic Chloe Hoodie. This particular jacket is great for sports, like running or cycling, thanks to its quick drying, comfortable fabric. It pulls moisture away from the body while regulating your temperature, keeping you cool and comfortable. There’s a touch of spandex too for the perfect fit. 

The pockets hold plenty of important things to remove the need for a bag, including a camera, glasses, SD card and travel documents (like your passport). And for women, when the need to bring lipstick with you arises, there is a pocket for it! 

It’s slightly thicker than a classic hoodie, so it might not be so good for warmer climates. We’d recommend this jacket for colder climates when you need that extra warmth. 

Pockets include:

Interior (14):

  • BudBucket™ x 2.
  • Glasses pocket.
  • Hidden pocket.
  • Camera pocket.
  • SD card pocket.
  • Pen pocket x 2.
  • Phone pocket.
  • ID pocket.
  • Travel document pocket.
  • Tablet pocket.
  • MyMemory™ pocket.
  • Lipstick pocket.

Exterior (4):

  • Handwarmer pocket x 2.
  • Change pocket x 2.

Pros 

  • The quick drying fabric makes the hoodie perfect for wet conditions.
  • The thumb holes are a great added feature as they prevent the jacket from riding up.
  • Gadget-friendly and holds a multitude of tech.
  • It zips all the way up to your face – a bit of a random feature but great if you need some darkness (on a flight, for example). 

Cons 

  • It comes up a bit small so you might need to size up. 
  • It’s not the lightest jacket so not the best for warmer climates. 

BOMBAX Travel Jacket – 10 pockets

Key features

  • Includes 10 pockets.
  • Detachable & inflatable neck pillow. Takes 2 seconds to inflate and 1 press to deflate.
  • Earphone holders: Holds the cord tightly and avoid the cable getting tangled together.
  • Built-in gloves to keep hands warm and cozy.
  • Zipper = stylus + pen : a zipper which is one 2 in 1 pen and stylus pen. You can sign a signature on paper with the normal pen and touch your screen with the other side (stylus pen).
  • Machine washable.

One of the best things about the BOMBAX Travel Jacket is that it comes with a detachable and inflatable neck pillow. This is a great feature that very few competitor jackets offer, meaning that if you travel regularly (on a plane or train, for example), you don’t need to pack a pillow with you. 

Overall, there aren’t really a lot of pockets – with 10 in total – which might not be ideal for some, but if you’re looking for a jacket with enough pockets for the valuables then the BOMBAX delivers. This includes a water-resistant phone pocket and a pocket that can hold a 10-inch tablet, which covers most models. The icing on the cake is the portable charger pocket, which is perfect when you travel often and need your phone charged. 

Pockets include:

  • 10-inch tablet pocket (holds most models).
  • Sunglasses pocket.
  • Water-resistant phone pocket.
  • Stand up drink pocket: fix your drink/beer bottle, free your hands, keep your drinks hot or cold and don’t make it splash.
  • Portable charger pocket to keep your phone charged. 
  • Coin/notebook pocket.
  • Hand warming pockets: two hand pockets keep your hand warm

Pros

  • It has a built-in travel pillow, meaning there’s one less thing for you to pack. 
  • The stand up drink pocket is a novelty feature that will appeal to many.
  • It’s an affordable option. 

Cons 

  • WIth only 10 pockets, you might need to look for a jacket with more if you want to rid yourself of a backpack
  • The jacket can come up a bit small. 
  • It’s not waterproof.

SCOTTeVEST Q.U.E.S.T Vest – 42 pockets

Key features

  • Includes a massive 42 pockets (18 interior and 24 exterior)
  • 65% cotton, 35% nylon blend fabric.
  • Carries your passport and many other devices, such as, cameras, phones and tablets. Also features an eyeglass cleaning chamois, detachable key chain and water bottle holder and stowable hood.
  • Features a hood that you can hide away & a large back pocket (perfect for your laptop). 
  • The drop-in pockets are great for keeping your hands warm.
  • Includes a specially engineered RFID protection pocket that blocks 13.56 MHz frequencies which can help keep credit card and passport information secure from high-tech scammers and thieves.
  • Network of hidden conduits to connect wires to devices while they are in your pockets.
  • Patented Weight Management System is engineered to balance weight load across the garment for greater comfort. 
  • Prevents neck and upper back from getting tired or sore.

SCOTTeVEST is one of the leading brands when it comes to travel jackets with pockets, and the Q.U.E.S.T vest has so many with 42 in total. It’s made with 65% cotton and 35% nylon, so it’s breathable and lightweight – ideal for warmer weather climates. So many pockets means plenty of space for absolutely everything you’ll need on your travels, including your phone, tablet, pens and glasses, plus so much more.

The greatest thing about this vest is its carefully considered anti-theft pocket. If you’re worried about contactless payment methods then don’t be – there’s a specially engineered RFID protection pocket that blocks 13.56 MHz frequencies, keeping your credit card and passport information safe from scammers. 

SCOTTeVEST has also developed a patented Weight Management System to spread the load to ensure you don’t feel overloaded when the pockets are full. 

Pockets include:

Interior (18):

  • Glasses pocket.
  • Camera Pocket-in-Pocket™.
  • MyMemory™ pocket.
  • Secret pocket x 2.
  • Tablet pocket x 2.
  • Portable charger pocket x 2.
  • Pen pocket x 3.
  • Phone pocket with Clear Touch.
  • Travel documents pocket.
  • Removable RFID blocking pocket.
  • ID pocket.
  • Bluetooth headset pocket.

Exterior (24):

  • Large pocket for rapid access panel x 2.
  • Pocket-in-Pocket™x 13.
  • TopDrop pocket™ x 4.
  • Handwarmer pocket x 2.
  • Change pocket x 2.
  • Back pocket.

Pros 

  • Features a specially engineered RFID protection pocket that blocks 13.56 MHz frequencies – great if you’re worried about contactless payment theft. 
  • There are so many pockets!
  • It has a pocket that enables phones to be charged.

Cons 

  • Can come up a bit small so you’ll need to check your size beforehand. Size up if you’re between sizes.
  • It contains nylon, which isn’t always a preferred fabric. 
  • The jacket can feel heavy and uncomfortable to wear when all pockets are filled.

VERSATYL Unisex Travel Jack – 18 pockets

Key features

  • Includes 18 pockets.
  • VERSATYLE tests and selects the finest materials to construct their travel jackets. 
  • Made with water resistant imported fabric.
  • Features the world’s best zipper – made by a company called YKK – making the process of wearing the jacket and taking it off a breeze.
  • Lightweight construction – perfect for everyday use (as well as trekking or cycling). 
  • Built-in satchel which folds into itself and can be carried around like a sling bag. 
  • Made with 100% polyester.
  • Not machine washable.

One of the only unisex jackets on our list, the VERSATYLE travel jacket is a great everyday coat that is perfect for hiking, casual days out or even cycling. It’s lightweight so won’t weigh you down, even if your pockets are loaded. The pockets have been well-placed throughout the coat, including on the arms, chest and neck (where the headphones live). 

The fabric is water-resistant and made with 100% polyester, meaning it’s pretty durable and great for wet or windy weather. One of the downsides is the sizing. Because of its unisex design, it’s tricky to find the right size to suit. VERSATYLE recommends that you should order one size larger than your regular size, which isn’t quite ideal. 

Pockets include:

  • 2 x Napoleon chest pockets for IDs, cards money or passport.
  • Upper arm pocket for keys, change or essentials
  • 2 x Forearm pocket for keys, change or essentials.
  • 2 x Hand Warming pockets.
  • Earphone loops.
  • Pen holder pocket.
  • Mini torch or bottle holder.
  • Phone pocket. 
  • Portable charger pouch. 
  • Compact camera pouch.
  • Tablet or document slider.
  • Wallet pocket.
  • Headphone or USB pocket.
  • Sunglass loop + pouch.
  • Carry pocket at the back.

Pros 

  • It’s a great all-round jacket that suits a range of sports.
  • It can be used by both men and women, which is great if you’re both planning to share use.
  • VERSATYL has tried and tested each one. 
  • The design includes water-resistant pockets – perfect for wet climates. 

Cons 

  • Because it’s unisex, it’s a bit tricky to find the right size. It tends to fit a bit better on men. 
  • Not machine washable.

Joey Travel Jacket – 8 pockets

Key features

  • Includes 8 pockets
  • Made with 90% nylon, 10% polyester.
  • Machine washable.
  • Detachable sleeves via concealed zippers- becomes a vest. 
  • Removable hood for comfort. 
  • Water resistant, windproof, soft and breathable. 
  • Built-in eye mask in the hood. 
  • Waist adjuster to tighten or loosen the jacket around the waste. 

Made by the Global Travel Clothing Company, the Joey Travel Jacket comes with 8 pockets to fit a range of devices and cards. It’s an incredibly versatile piece of outerwear, as the sleeves detach via zips to become a vest. If the weather is warm and you’re feeling a little hot, it’s a great feature to keep you feeling cool and comfortable. 

There’s also a built-in eye mask in the hood for when you need a little shut eye on the move. Simply pull the mask down and wrap up for warmth. Another great feature is that you can’t see any bulkiness on the outside when the pockets are filled. There are also a couple of elastic straps to keep a water bottle in place, making it easy to reach to hydrate yourself, rather than if it was in your bag. 

One of the only downsides is that the sleeves can come up a little long. You might need to roll the cuffs to make it suit you better. 

Pockets include:

  • Internal configurable pockets for tablets or books. Features a divider to keep devices safe and secure. 
  • 2 x metro card pockets in the lower sleeves. 
  • Laptop pocket.

Pros 

  • Comes with detachable sleeves so that you can have a more comfortable vest depending on the weather. 
  • There’s also a built-in eye mask in the hood; perfect if you’re traveling and need some sleep.
  • It’s a great jacket for warm and cold weather.

Cons 

  • The sleeves are slightly too long. 

Baubax Bomber Jacket 2.0 – 14 pockets

Key features

  • Includes 14 pockets
  • Machine washable
  • Detachable pen and stylus on the zipper.
  • Airpods strap to keep them secure.
  • Retractable keychain comes with a whistle and also works as a bottle opener.
  • Comes with inflatable footrest.
  • Travel water bottle included inside of jacket.
  • Comes with a Microfibre cloth to clean sunglasses and phone screen. 
  • Hand-warming pockets. 
  • Comes with Inflatable neck pillow – inflates in 2 seconds and deflates with 1 press.
  • Protective, breathable shell. 
  • Comes with detachable gloves hidden in the pockets.
  • Built-in eye mask.
  • Made with 100% polyester.

Inspired by military garments, the Baubax Bomber Jacket 2.0 is designed to keep travelers organized when trying to avoid the chaos of an airport. The carefully considered pockets are the perfect size and position to hold valuables and other fragile items. There are even little handy pockets for the not so important things, like AirPods and small canned drinks.

There are so many other features to shout about too, including a retractable keychain that comes with a bottle opener, but that also doubles as a whistle in case you need to attract attention. There’s also an inflatable footrest if you need to relax and get comfortable – it doesn’t take long to inflate! As well as all the other product features, you’ll have absolutely everything you need to have an easier time wherever you’re traveling to in the world. 

Pockets include:

  • Passport pocket.
  • Power bank pocket.
  • Blanket pocket.
  • Top secret pocket for credit cards and other small valuables. 
  • Water-resistant pocket for drinks.
  • Apple pencil pocket.
  • Earbuds pocket.
  • Phone pocket. 

Pros 

  • It’s a stylish design.
  • It’s ideal for travelers who don’t want to use a bag.
  • There are so many features!
  • Machine washable

Cons 

  • It’s not suited for extreme cold weather as it doesn’t provide enough warmth. 
  • While handy, the drinks pocket isn’t quite necessary. 
  • The travel blanket that comes with the jacket is thin and not great for warmth. 

Colatree Camper Hooded Jacket – 6 pockets

Key features

  • Includes 6 pockets
  • Water and spill resistant.
  • Retains 93% of warmth when wet.
  • Multi-layer insulation is built with specially designed air pockets that increase warmth without sacrificing weight.
  • Made from bluesign® approved and recycled materials, ensuring toxic chemicals and unsafe conditions practices are kept out of the manufacturing process.
  • Adjustable waistline for added shape. 
  • Drawcords and velcro wristbands ensure you’ll get the snuggest fit, every time.
  • 100% ComforMax™ insulation.
  • 14.4 oz (408 g) weight.
  • Spot clean recommended. When necessary, machine wash delicate with gentle detergent, hang dry.

A fairly new addition to the market, the Colatree Camper Hooded Jacket is stylish, lightweight and easy to be packed down. It’s padded with 100% ComforMax™ insulation; a multi-layer padding that’s built with specially designed air pockets. This increases the warmth without sacrificing any weight – in fact, the jacket retains 92% of warmth when wet and won’t weigh you down.

It’s eco-friendly too – made with recycled materials to ensure safe conditions for the manufacturers, and toxic chemicals stay out of the production process. There are plenty of features that enable you to add some shape too, from the adjustable waistband to the velcro wristbands. This also helps to keep out the cold. While there aren’t a huge amount of pockets, there are about enough to keep all the valuables safe and secure. 

Pockets include:

  • Glove pocket.
  • Headphone pocket.
  • Passport pocket.
  • Internal ‘stuff’ pocket that turns the jacket into a travel pillow.
  • Interior side pouch for larger items.

Pros 

  • It’s made from eco-friendly materials, making it a better option for the environment. 
  • Very warm and insulating.
  • Great water repellency.
  • The hood is well cut.

Cons 

  • You may find a few loose threads. 

The verdict: which travel jacket is best?

Overall, this is a great selection of travel jackets – all of which will save you plenty of space, whether you’re traveling through an airport or simply wanting to leave your backpack at home. While we’d be happy to recommend each one, these are our top picks. 

Overall winner

SOTTeVEST are pioneers in manufacturing premium quality travel jackets with hidden pockets, so it’s no surprise that the Chloe Glow is our overall winner. It’s an updated version of their classic Chloe, and the improved quality really tips this travel jacket over the edge in terms of design and features. 

With 18 pockets, there’s more than enough space for all your stuff. The addition of spandex gives it a great fit, too – meaning you can wear this jacket with confidence wherever you are in the world. 

Most stylish

When it comes to style, the BauBax Bomber Jacket is our winner. It looks great and functions really well too, which is a major plus when you need a reliable, do-it-all jacket for your travels. It’s made with 100% polyester, so it’s also very easy to clean. 

Most storage space

With 42 pockets, the SCOTTeVEST Q.U.E.S.T Vest is the hands-down winner. There are so many pockets to benefit from, all of which carry an assortment of values from your passport and camera, to your water bottle and travel documents. If you’re trying to avoid using a bag altogether, this is the jacket for you. 

The bottom line

Now that you’ve read up about all 7 travel jackets, we’re confident you have a much better idea of the different types and brands that exist, as well as which one (or two) might be your favorite. Each one is packed with handy features that all serve to make your life easier, so think about which one will best fit into your lifestyle and travel plans and make a decision based on which one is right for you. 

We really hope this article helped you make a decision and we would love to know where you’re headed on your travels; please get in touch to share your travel stories with us!

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