TEC pants fit a gadget-filled lifestyle

Anyone who has watched The Apprentice knows there's a movement afoot in the fashion world to incorporate tech gadgets into the clothes we wear.

Anyone who has watched The Apprentice knows there's a movement afoot in the fashion world to incorporate tech gadgets into the clothes we wear.

A company called Scottevest Products is selling a line called TEC - technology-enabled clothing. A pair of TEC sweatpants boasts 11 hidden pockets, for example.

My daughter volunteered to be the model as we stuffed a cell phone, PDA, iPod Mini, pen, wallet, and even a pair of binoculars (there's a designated pocket for binoculars in these, no kidding) into the pants.

While I couldn't imagine running or even walking fast with all that stuff, the pants - which the company calls "lounge" pants, not sweats - did perform as advertised, absorbing something in every one of the 11 pockets.

I tried them, too, and felt a bit like a World War II paratrooper. I doubt anyone would carry all the things advertised, but these would work well for a few items.

Any suggestions for gadgets we should try? Send them to toybox@prweek.com

  • John N. Frank writes Toy Box. He is the Chicago-based Midwest bureau chief for PRWeek.

    Price 69.99 for pants; other items from $10 to $424.99

    Available at The Sports Authority, Intl. Spy Museum, Sun Valley Brass Ranch, Neiman Marcus, Mobile Planet

    Specs Pants available in stone, army green and black, 11 pockets/compartments

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