Which Starfleet uniforms have pockets? And where are the pockets?

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    The only built-in pocket I remember is b'elanna Torres who had an engineer's labcoat (to cover her RL pregnancy) which had a top pocket. Everyone else seemed to use pouches which attached magically to their uniforms. Exception was TOS, when sciencey types had leather pouches with straps. – Tim Nov 1 '16 at 3:02
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    All of Star Trek or only Star fleet? – 1252748 Nov 1 '16 at 3:48
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    Enterprise era uniforms have lots and lots of pockets – 1252748 Nov 1 '16 at 3:49
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    "Star Trek" would include all of the of all of the various species throughout the history of the franchise (which number in the hundreds). "Starfleet" would limit the question to the uniforms worn by officers serving within that organization. – 1252748 Nov 1 '16 at 3:57

Within Starfleet, there are a few example of uniforms with pockets:

Enterprise-era jumpsuits contained a lot of pockets, suiting the utilitarian nature of Starfleet uniforms during this era.

Enterpise uniform

The Next Generation TV era: Pockets are sparse in this era, though Beverly Crusher has a lab coat with pockets.

Beverly Crusher with lab coat

Voyager: Belanna Torres used, for most of season 4, an "engineering jacket" with a breast pocket. Out of universe, the reason for this was to hide the actress' pregnancy.

Engineering Jacket

It is also likely that the uniforms seen in 'The Search for Spock' and 'The Voyage Home' also contain at least one hidden pocket inside, since whilst incognito in San Francisco communicators and phasers are carried without being seen outside the uniform.

The Voyage Home uniform

These, however, seem to be exceptions from the norm. Rather than obvious pockets, most Starfleet personnel usually use pouches, attached to the hip, when required to hold equipment and holster phasers etc based on the requirements of the task.

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  • Many of the outfits in ST3 & ST4 were not uniforms at all. – T.J.L. Nov 2 '16 at 4:10
  • @T.J.L. Uhura and Scotty are still wearing proper Starfleet uniform. – sequoiad Nov 2 '16 at 9:51
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    @T.J.L. I chose 'The Voyage Home' as this is an example where something is covertly carried, as per the question. You're well within your rights to downvote if you feel my answer in inaccurate and write a better one, that's what this site is for after all. Have a nice day. – sequoiad Nov 2 '16 at 12:42
  • Comments are to provide suggestions for people to make an answer better, too. If you want to use ST4 as an example, focus on the one person who wore a uniform, there were no uniforms (plural). – T.J.L. Nov 2 '16 at 12:46
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    @T.J.L. I would argue that Scotty's jacket is, in fact, official uniform based on other sightings in "The Search for Spock" and "The Final Frontier". It is also seen worn by other characters. see memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/… – sequoiad Nov 2 '16 at 13:13

Star Trek: Discovery

The uniforms from Star Trek: Discovery have two pockets on the trousers, closed by two zippers

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The reboot movies feature some uniforms whose jackets have zipped pockets:

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