Rufus Roo Large Travel Jacket (Navy)
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What do you do when the checking assistant at the airport says your luggage is overweight?
Ever heard those dreaded words at the airport check in desk. Usually you would start going through your luggage and trying to do away with your beloved itmes, just leaving them at the airport to save on over weight charges.
Rufus Roo has come up with a unique solution to the problem by making you carry all those precious overweight on the revolutionary new jacket which has wide pockets to carry everyday travel travel items such as Laptops, books, files folders, clothes, video games etc.
So you can carry more stuff with less baggage with less frustration and save money!
Stylish wearable luggage ideal for Holidays and Short Breaks, great for carrying the kids stuff, Commuting to work, Shopping without bags, travelling to Music Festivals or to Sports events.
Very compact and lightweight jacket easily tucks in front pocket of luggage and whenever the dreaded excess baggage question is popped up take it out of the front pocket of your luggage and avoid paying anymore charges.
The only low-cost lightweight jacket with four big and strong pockets for all your travel needs.
For carrying your overweight items free of charge. Whatever is overweight carry on the extra large size pockets on this jacket. Books, clothes, electronic gadgets such as IPods or laptops, shoes, handbags,stationary, toys, slippers etc.
- Very compact and lightweight easily tucks in front pocket of luggage
- Easy folding and storage
- High quality wearable material
- Liquids Bag
- 20cm square clear plastic bag recycleable to carry liquids onto your flight.
Size - Large
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Top Customer Reviews
Excellent for cameras, laptops, tablets and whatever you think you can put in it.
Already have beaten 'you-know-who' airlines and boarded with 17kg of luggage, 10 in a case and 7 in my Roo.
There is one glaring problem. The neck part of the Roo could be made more comfortable. In my case, 7kg does bite into the neck muscles. Having said that all you have to do is wear it as a jacket when necessary and sling it over your shoulders when not. QED.
This should be very useful as a backup in case the people at the airport check-in get a bit over-zealous. It's happened to me before and it was a great inconvenience. It is perhaps a little expensive, but you'd pay a lot more if you go over your baggage allowance, or have to check in another piece of luggage.
Definitely recommended if you travel right up to the weight limit, and you expect to pick up souvenirs on your trip. I would have given it 5 starts if it had an inner lining.
The jacket isn't stylish, and the neck cuts into you if you have any weight in it (like I did). But it buys peace of mind and that is worth a fortune. It can also pay for itself in one flight.
I found myself getting stressed when packing. With my Rufus Roo, all my packing fears vanished - that is worth a lot. The Rufus Roo was my insurance policy - if your carry on bag is too heavy, just transfer things to the Rufus Roo (who says you can't put them back in your bag later to take the strain off your neck?).
I have since upgraded to the Scottevest QUEST jacket because I wanted something more stylish, more heavy duty, with more pockets, and which did not misshape so rapidly when loaded up. The QUEST is their newest travel jacket with 42 pockets (as opposed to 24 on the original Scottevest travel vest). I had to order it from the USA as Scottevest stopped selling via Amazon in the autumn of 2013. It is nearly four times the price of the Rufus Roo (including £24 import duty, and shipping which was £15 (during a 50% off international shipping promotion)) but you get what you pay for. It is infinitely more stylish (there is no comparison in that respect) and carries weight better.
The Rufus Roo was my introduction to this type of jacket. With hindsight I wish I had gone straight for the Scottevest (but then I would have bought the older 24-pocket vest - the QUEST did not exist then). It's not stylish but it does the job. If you want style, buy the Scottevest and consider what you would have spent on the Rufus Roo a discount on the Scottevest. But I do not mean to undermine the Rufus Roo - it is a great introduction, a quarter of the price, available faster, no international shipping to pay for and can pay for itself in one trip.
I would recommend it for internal flights or short breaks - for long haul pay up for extra luggage weight.
One criticism of the jacket is that there seems to be a limited range of colours per size. Also, time will tell how durable the jacket is. The zips weren't always QUITE as smooth as I would have liked and the fabric is thin, meaning it's difficult to predict whether or not the seams will stand multiple use. Hopefully, durability will justify the somewhat high price and, of course, it will need to last for more than one trip before it pays for itself.
Despite these reservations, the jacket still comes very highly recommended and, unlike a cheaper multi-pocket sporting jacket, this can be worn without the wearer looking like a blood sports fan, though in black, the jacket may look a bit scary for other reasons.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The quality was less than I expected. Particuarly with the zips being difficult to open and close.
The pockets are all on the outside and two of them I couldnt get my... Read more
A bit boxy in the styling, but definitely serves it purpose, providing you balance out the pockets! Excellent delivery, complete with a very useful free gift. Many thanks!Published on 24 July 2014 by Kaybg
Very good. Enabled us to carry all the excess we had - small laptop, computer, kindle, camera, binoculars, some clothes. It looks a bit flimsy but so far has not come apart. Read morePublished on 25 Mar. 2014 by Shorty
Its ok and will do a limited job, but vastly overpriced, quite flimsy and not as much storage as I thought there would be. Read morePublished on 2 Jan. 2014 by Graham Anderson
This sounds (and is) a good idea. But I found the product pretty lightweight. With it fully loaded you would look a twerp and it would hang appallingly. Read morePublished on 11 Nov. 2013 by rjwox
saved a fortune on baggage prices , saved £60 on fist trip coat .cost £20.. baggage would have been £80. its lightweight . Read morePublished on 23 Jun. 2013 by minimyra
Plenty of space for items you would normally carry in a bag in addition to your hand luggage but can't on budget airlines. Used it few times now with no problems.Published on 23 Jan. 2013 by scottie