Jonathan Young, Leading Documentary Cameraman
Cameramen are obsessive with detail and quality. I saw the quality of the fabric and then went straight into the pockets (as stuff mine with camera batteries etc) to reveal the backpack pouch which is piece of genius. I can carry a water proof now on my back along with everything else and not rely on others to carry my kit for me.
Huffington Post “Independent Product Review”
Feeling like it could resist the worst the weather could throw at you. As you’d expect, the eVent 3 layer highly breathable, waterproof fabric gives complete protection and it’s the longest jacket of the lot, running down to cover your trouser pockets. What’s clever is that the exterior pockets remain on the outside when it’s folded away, so it turns into a backpack, with its own straps, in 10 seconds.
Outdoors Magic “Independent Product Review”
Multifunctional outdoor gear is nothing new – need I mention the Spork? – but the Pioneer jacket, which has the ability to mutate between a waterproof and a pack takes things to a whole new dimension. Although there have been precedents – the hybrid functionality looks impressive….
Gizmodo “Independent Product Review”
Made from windproof and waterproof fabrics that are still breathable so you don’t end up getting soaking wet from sweat instead, what’s particularly clever about the Vamoose jacket is that its exterior pockets remain on the outside when it’s folded away into a backpack. So you can still use it for carrying other smaller items like your phone or snacks.
Waterways World “Independent Product Review”
The Skapya Pioneer jacket appears to be for active lifestyles, protecting you from wind and rain rather than something simply to keep you warm. As a jacket it’s likely to be more use to a lock-wheeler, towpath walker or runner than to the helmsman or steerer. Skapya range makes great play of it being designed and made entirely in the UK.
Sam, London, customer
I just wanted to give you some feedback after having used my Vamoose Jacket for the last month. It’s a brilliant product – not just for travelling with but for everyday. We went to Eden project and I can’t tell you how helpful it was to take the jacket off and have as a rucksack once we went into the Biomes! The strapping on the outside of the bag also comfortably carried the children’s jackets.
I’m also amazed how well the jacket keeps its shape even when it’s been a rucksack for ages!
Great product – well worth the money”