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Play it close to the vest.

That’s the motto of travelers who like to wear their valuables on the inside of a travel vest, today’s equivalent of sewing jewels into the seam of your skirt.

The landmark Scottevest, with a smooth-looking exterior concealing nearly two dozen interior storage pockets, has been widely copied in style; these vests are suitable for cooler weather. For hot destinations, travel vests continue to get lighter and lighter, such as the Magellan’s travel vest, which weighs 6 ounces and has eight pockets.

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