Top 15 Best Tool Bags in 2019

When we think of tools, we think of men bustling around the garage, looking into their tool boxes and swiftly taking out a number of equipment they are capable of using without any assistance at all. While many people still like to work in this traditional manner using a traditional tool box, a lot has changed since a boxes former days of glory. Nowadays items are built to be more intuitive and user friendly making it easy for anyone around the household to get their hands on a tool kit and hack away conveniently.

Tool bags are available in different sizes and shapes which makes choosing one that fits you just right a little more complicated. However it is easier to find one if you know what to keep a look out for. In order to make sure that your tool box provides you a good investment, first consider the advantages of using one compared to its more traditional alternatives:

Advantages of using a toolbox:

  1. Easy organization: Many of the best tool packs have several pockets of different sizes which give the user the opportunity to carry big and small tools at the same time. Traditional bags don’t have zip closures but many tool bags (more recent designs) do include one making the design more familiar and instinctive.
  2. Portability: No matter what the distance between you and where you work, a tool bag makes it easier for the user to lug across the shoulder and carry. Moreover, the user can carry more tools that occupy lesser space.
  3. Tools don’t knock: Most traditional bags run into a common problem i.e. tools knocking against one another even if the size isn’t that small. Through a tool bag and its loops, the tools are better organized thereby reducing friction which could cause damage to your tools. That damage would impact your tool’s expiration date which is why tool bags come in handy.
  4. Waterproof: This protects the tools from stormy weathers and its consequent wear and tear.
  5. Protect your back: A sad fact is that many handymen are unable to work post the age of 50. This is because of the pressure that has been existed on their backs for their entire career. This build up can cause a variety of diseases ranging from rheumatism to scoliosis. By switching to a tool bag that adapts anatomically to the shape of your back, you are protecting yourself.
  6. Center of gravity: Straps and weights help you adjust your center of gravity and protect the handyman.
  7. Work ‘singlehandedly’: If you carry a tool bag that is less spacious, you can easily carry it on your bag and reach out for your tools as opposed to climbing down and rummaging through your tools to find the right one.
  8. Ability to work in smaller spaces: As you are able to carry everything in a smaller space, maneuvering in congested places becomes easier as all tools are within your reach.

Features of a tool box:

While there a lot of options available for carrying tools, the tool box is a top choice for the following features:

  1.  Load: The problem with tool boxes is that their own weight is a fair bit and it is easy to loose tools within the box based on what you choose. Additionally, plastic tool boxes add to the weight and the handles are also uncomfortable. In contrast, a tool bag is lightweight and easy to carry around i.e. it is portable and because most tool boxes are made from durable canvas, the tools are protected and unlikely to get ripped.
  2.  Sections: A lot of toolboxes have latching compartments that make it difficult for a user to locate a tool unless they have kept it perfectly in place. If the user is not thoroughly organized, it can make it difficult to access tools especially if one needs them. For that reason, tool bags are more advantageous because of their pouches. The pouches allow a user to store the items vertically and some of the nicer bags have up to 20 pouches which make it easy to store tools without having to think too much about it. The tools are also easier to retrieve.
  3.  Adaptability: A tool bag can be zipped up and carried like a tool box. Once it is opened, its inner space can expand. Its wise mouth space also leaves room for one to throw in an extension cord, power tools, a charged battery pack, and all of this can easily be lugged across one’s shoulder. Additionally the padded and adjustable shoulder straps make it easier to carry.
  4.  Protecting small items: There are additional padded spaces which are fit for keeping our daily essentials e.g. cell phones, tablets, D-rings and others.
  5.  Water resistant: A lot of tool bags are water proof and have water resistant bases.
  6.  Lights: There are some tool bags that come with built in lights, making it easier for the user to illuminate the setting.
  7.  Speakers: Some toolboxes possess in built speakers to make your craftsmanship experience all the more enjoyable.

What to consider when buying a toolbox:

The things that one needs to take a look at when they buy a toolbox are as follow:

  1. Construction: Is the bag sturdy enough to carry your equipment? Does it have a reinforced bottom panel that can sustain the weight? These things are essential because the user needs to ensure that the tools don’t start falling out of the bag. Sometimes bags also have steel framed tops which allow the bag’s lid to remain open and make it easier to locate the tools.
  2. Bag material: Although canvas and nylon are used the most, some tool bags are made of other material. Some tools can be relatively heavy so you need a bag that can survive the test of time and not fall apart after minimal usage.
  3. Weatherproof: Since tools are expensive, you do not want them to be compromised because of weather conditions. By buying a toolbox that can survive the weather, you are saving yourself from a long term cost.
  4. Zippers: A bag that is sturdy should also come with fasteners that are sturdy. It does not matter if your bag is built with great quantity if the zippers break easily.
  5. Pockets: One of the items which will require some thinking time is how many pockets you require realistically to get you work done as efficiently as possible. Some have vertical pockets, some larger and some smaller but this all depends on the kind of work you need to do so that whatever you buy lasts you a lifetime.
  6. Straps: Strapping is also an essential part of a tool bag because it decides how you carry your weight and distribute it across your body to prevent it from injury. Some bags also come with removable straps which are an interesting proposition.
  7. Handles: A few tool bags come with retractable handles that can be adjusted to your height in order to increase convenience.
  8. Feet and/or wheels: By adding wheels, you don’t need to carry the additional weight unless you are carrying it somewhere. This reduces the pressure from your body.
  9. Attachments: Examples of attachments are hooks, loops, D-rings and clips which work to collect an assortment of tools.

Top 15 Best Tool Bags in 2019 
1.DeWalt DGL571 Roller Tool Bag
2.CLC Custom LeatherCraft 1539 Multi-Compartment 50 Pocket Tool Bag
3.DEWALT DG5553 40 Pocket 18 Inch Pro Contractor's Closed Top Tool Bag
4.DEWALT DGL573 Lighted Technician's Tool Bag
5.CLC Custom LeatherCraft 1528 22 Pocket Large Electrical and Maintenance Tool Carrier
6.Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag 14-Inch
7. Xtremepower US Bag Organizer
8.CLC Custom Leathercraft 1165 Large
9.Milwaukee Bag 23x12x12nch Heavy Duty Canvas Tool Bag 6 Pocket
10.DEWALT DG5543 16 Inch Tradesman's Tool Bag
11.WORKPRO W081023A Close Top Storage Tool Bag
12.WORKPRO 18-inch Close Top Wide Mouth Storage Tool Bag with Adjustable Shoulder Strap
13.Craftsman 9-37537 Tool Bag Combo, 13"/18"
14.Stanley STST70574 12-Inch Soft Sided Tool Bag
15.Milwaukee Heavy Duty Contractor Bag

 

Listed below are our top choices:

1. DeWalt DGL571 Roller Tool Bag

Design and Build

The DeWalt is a heavy duty tool bag with treaded wheels which make it easy to move it across different terrains. It also provides easy access to users because of its magnetic zipper that is attached to a telescoping handle that provides perfect access to the main compartment. It also holds large interior tools i.e. power tools and accessories and its padded web makes it easy to carry around. It is powered by two AAA batteries. This equipment is produced by CLC (Custom Leather Craft) who are known to create quality products for maintenance technicians and those who want to do it themselves.

Uses and Capabilities

This tool bag has a telescoping LED light handle which can be used in order to direct light into the working area of a bag in order to identify tools and parts. Its large interior compartment is able to hold large power tools and accessories while its LED lighted tool storage holds a 3 level LED light which can swivel. It also has two straps with a cordless driver, battery charger, carrying handles, sternum strap and back padding. All of these combined make this equipment ideal for those who work with tools professionally and even for those who like to meddle and fix things themselves (we have written a guide for choosing the best dual fuel generators).

Additional Features

The telescoping handles come in handy for transporting heavy loads. It has six multipurpose pockets inside and eleven outside which help organize the equipment and hand tools. The padded web carrying handles make carrying it all the more easier. The back is eighteen inches, weighs ten pounds and its dimensions are 19.5-inch x 13-inch x 16.5-inch. The handle allows the user to unearth tools they may need but haven’t seen in a while and it can also be used to transport the bag from one place to the other. It possesses three levels of light output which can then be adjusted to illuminate a wider path or to look at work more closely. The light output is 39 lumens at most but the handle allows for quick portability of the tools plus the multipurpose pockets inside and out ensure that a variety of hand tools can be carried.

Pros

  • It is made of top quality heavy duty rubber treaded wheels.
  • The zipper is perfect and sturdy and compatible with the material.
  • Its interior is large enough to provide you with ample space.
  • The bag also has carrying handles and web padding.

Cons

  • The compartments don’t have any organized storage.
  • The toolbox is relatively pricey.

2. CLC Custom LeatherCraft 1539 Multi-Compartment 50 Pocket Tool Bag

Design and Build

The CLC leathercraft tool bag is a great way to organize your tools and accessories because of its fifty pockets that help support several large hand tools. It has a center compartment that is large and has the ability to carry many power tools and accessories plus separate outside compartments. It also has zippered side panels which prevent the tools from spilling over when they’re carried in a storage bag. The vertical pockets help the user keep the tools in their vision which also makes access much easier. The large multi-compartment carrier provides ample space for several tools, parts and accessories all of which are available within the space.

Uses and Capabilities

It works very well for tradesman as well as installers who work in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC as well as general maintenance feels. Its roomy compartments on the inside have enough room for both power tools as well as hand tools which the spacious exterior has enough room for a selection of tools and parts. The bag also includes a large carabiner and a tape measure clip on the exterior. The vertical pockets as well as the seven exterior pockets help the contractor get to work immediately as he can locate critical tools without expending much effort.

Additional Features

The poly fabric body and poly ballistic trim and binding gives this carrier a more rugged built. The tool bag keeps the tool secure even when you’re on the move. It also has textured, padded shoulder straps that are adjustable hence providing a more comfortable and secure grip. The multi-compartment tools are also a great way for contractors and technicians to keep their tools organized. The dimensions are 18 x 7 x 14 inches.

Pros

  • It has fifty individual pockets.
  • It has spacious center compartments.
  • It has dual zippered side panels with vertical pockets.
  • It has seven exterior pockets.
  • It also has external elastic straps for hammer, levels etc.
  • It has a durable and rugged poly fabric body.
  • It has double stitching and heavy duty zippers.
  • It has a padded handle and shoulder straps.

Cons

  • It is not water resistant although it does have feet to protect it from moisture.
  • When completely filled, it is very heavy.

3. DEWALT DG5553 40 Pocket 18 Inch Pro Contractor’s Closed Top Tool Bag

Design and Build

The Dewalt DG5553 is a one of a kind tool bag with twenty eight exterior pockets, three flap covered pockets and a drawstring pocket to keep the smaller items from falling out of the bag. It is also durable because it is made of heavy duty polyester and ballistic poly fabric construction which includes base pads which protect the bottom of the tool box from water and debris. In order to increase the ease of carrying it, it comes with adjustable non-slip padded shoulder straps. It also has a pop-open design that makes it easy to access and also increases tool and parts visibility.

Uses and Capabilities

This tool bag is easy to open because of its double pull zipper. This allows quick access to a lot of power tools. This is designed for cordless tools and others. The wide mouth open gives the user room to pack away all their power tools, fasteners, hands tool etc. and when the bag is open or zipped closed, it can accommodate tools of all sizes. Its flat front pockets also make it easier to fit notepads, phones and even other flat documents. Its fourteen interior pockets include one zippered pocket which can be used to secure valuable items and to gain access to smaller tools without having to rummage through the bag.

Additional Features

The bag also has a base pad feet which helps reduce wear and tear. It also includes a measuring tape clip, which can come in handy during projects. It can hold up to 50 pounds of weight without any problems. Its approximate dimensions are 13 inches wide, 12 inches high and 21 inches long. With such a spacious bag, it is possible to carry drills, wrenches, hammers and other assorted tools without them damaging one another.

Pros

  • There is plenty of room left over even after you place all your tools in it.
  • Its extensive pocket system makes it easy to organize tools.
  • It is made from heavy duty canvas which is durable.

Cons

  • The shoulder strap could be sturdier.

 

4.  DEWALT DGL573 Lighted Technician’s Tool Bag

Design and Build

The Dewalt DGL573 is a lighted tool backpack where the LED light can help the worker be directed to his work area very easily in order to identify their tools and parts. The three levels of light output allow adjustments for a wider area to be illuminated and works very well for close up work as well. The light output can be extended to 39 lumens at most. The padded web carrying handles, adjustable shoulder straps, and large pads in order to create additional comfort. The base pad feet also helps reduce wear and abrasion. It has 41 pockets out of which the twenty eight inside can be used for multiple purposes while the thirteen outside can be used to organize your tools.

Uses and Capabilities

It is able to hold many tools and accessories such as drills, extension cords, pliers, screw drivers, testers and many more. The vertical pockets help keep the tools visible for quick access. The large zippered pouch holds many pockets within it and the sizes range from large to small and make it easy to access all tools. It has six small slots, six medium slots, six large slots and then two mesh slots. The bag features four large pouches which make it even more convenient. It also has a strap which can be used to attach something to the bag as well as a name plate towards the back of the tool bag. It has been designed to be used by electricians, communication technicians, electricians, installers and repair technicians.

Additional Features

The sizes have a hook and two small slots which makes it easy to hold tools that in recurring use. The other side also has two more slots plus an additional Velcro pouch. The inside has one large open compartment but the four open pouches within it help to separate the tools in case of easy access. The key feature that sets it apart is its LED light and its ability to hold up 4 or more power tools as well as leave room for large bulky items e.g. an 18 inch level.

Pros

  • It is reasonably priced.
  • Its LED light helps HVAC technicians and others. It also helps those with a compromised vision.

Cons

  • It is heavy.
  • It can damage laminate wooden floors.

5. CLC Custom LeatherCraft 1528 22 Pocket Large Electrical and Maintenance Tool Carrier

Design and Build

The CLC Custom Leathercraft carrier bag has twenty pockets for storage from which fourteen are multipurpose and situated on the outside whereas there are eight towards the inside which are used to organize a wide range of tools and accessories. It also has a multi-compartment tray which is used to organize small parts and is included (the dimensions are 8.75″ X 6.5″). The design is box shaped which prevents the small parts from falling out and the extra padded carrying handle and adjustable shoulder strap make it comfortable to carry. The large main divided pockets have elastic loops used to carry large tools.

Uses and Capabilities

Its dimensions are 11″ L x 10″ W x 19″ H and it is made of durable 600 D polyester fabric. Its stitching is intricate and sturdy and it has large divided pockets in order to accommodate its larger tools. Its electric tape strap also helps with measurements and the carrier can carry almost all items one needs. The dimensions are 10 x 11 x 19 inches and it weighs 4.4 pounds. The warranty covers product defects and the spaciousness of this bag allows you to keep all the tools in one place without needing you to leave your workstation. It is also designed to protect your bag from tools that have sharp points. It is an ideal bag for an electrician or a plumber who is constantly on the go.

Additional Features

The durable poly fabric protects the bag from harsh weather conditions thereby increasing its longevity and the double closure keeps all the tools inside secure. The sown in handles add security during transportation. This works really well as an everyday bag as well because of its fifty pockets. The durable materials can hold small and significant power and hand tools while the seven outer compartments help keep larger gadgets. The vertical designed pockets increase security in case you are operating from a height e.g. a roof. The zippered sides add an extra layer of protection (we have also  written a comprehesive guide about the finish and brad nailers ).

Pros

  • The bag makes packing very efficient.
  • It arranges accessories well.
  • It is durable and can be used in any condition.
  • It has elastic loops which can accommodate larger tools.
  • It is lightweight.

Cons

  • Pockets would be a good replacement for the tray or maybe the next edition needs to find a way to accommodate both.
  • The strap clips also need some work.
  • The shoulder straps can break under strain.

6. Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag 14-Inch

Design and Build

The Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag is durable due to its large, zippered main compartment, 17 exterior pockets and 10 interior pockets. The internal metal frame allows easy access and prevents the bag from collapsing on itself. It also has a triple needle-stitch construction, rugged haul handles, YKK zippers, metal hardware and an abrasion resistant base. It is made from sturdy synthetic fabric as well as durable water repellent. Its dimensions are 14w x 10.5h x 9d inches and it weighs 2.2 pounds with a limited warranty. These bags are durable, large and well organized. They are also perfect for job-site professionals and even those looking to construct themselves.

Uses and Capabilities

It is built from sturdy synthetic fabric and includes a Rain Defender water repellent. The legacy bags help keep tools clean, dry as well as accessible. The tools can be organized easily without the bag collapsing. The bags also feature YKK zippers, metal hardware, rugged comfort-grip haul handles, triple-needle stitching, an ID tag as well as a logo patch. It is available in three sizes i.e. 18 inches with 28 exterior pockets, loops and 16 interior pockets with dimensions 18w x 14.5h x 11d inches, 16 inches with 23 exterior pockets, loops, 11 interior pockets and dimensions 16.4w x 13h x 10.2d inches, 14 inches with 17 exterior pockets, 10 interior pockets and dimensions 14w x 10.5h x 9d inches. These bags are also included in load bearing, abrasion resistant molded bases in order to support heavier tools and gears.

Additional Features

The Calhart Legacy Tool Bags are covered with a limited warranty against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship. The bag is made from 1200D poly, a water repellent coating and has internal metal frame which allows easy access to the large main compartments inside. It also has dual webbing comfort grip handles that provide great comfort.

Pros

  • It is well constructed and spacious.
  • It has a water proof feature that keeps the tools safe from rain and water.
  • It also allows you to take important and large tools from place to place, increasing its portability.

Cons

  • The tool pockets are not deep enough.

7.  Xtremepower US Bag Organizer

Design and Build

The Xtremepower US is built with water resistant polyester and crafted with quality material which makes the bag durable. It also has telescoping handles with wheels which increase maneuverability. It has an open mouth with dual zippers, nine external pockets and ten internal pockets. The dimensions are 18″ (L) x 10″ (W) x 15″ and the handle length is 17.5”. There are two available versions of this bag; a rolling bag and a backpack version can be purchased. The rolling bag can be used for a large working field because of its wheels and large tool capacity. All you have to do is roll with it, no shoulder strap necessary!

Users and Capabilities

It has five dividing rooms for belongings as well as external pockets which makes small items easy to grab. It is designed to be portable and convenient and is built with quality materials that hold the tools in place. It has a built in back strap as well as support for extra comfort. It weighs only 6.5 pounds and has a total of 36 pockets inside and outside which provide easy access. It also contains a pocket designed to carry laptops. Because of the wheels, it is light and easy to transport from one place to another. Its large capacity and adjustable handlebar doesn’t hurt; no longer does a user need to go back and forth in their work space to carry tools, they simply need the bag to accommodate it all.

Additional Features

The padding provides extra back support when it is equipped with a dual zipper feature to ensure safe storage. It is also designed to open easily. With its functionality it also provides a sleek and modern look. The water lining also makes it easy to keep tools easy. The quality of the bag is excellent

Pros

  • It has a lot of space.
  • It has durable wheels and a telescoping handles.
  • It helps keep tools dry.
  • It is easy to maneuver.

Cons

  • There aren’t any individual pockets for screw drivers.
  • Some of the interior pockets are very shallow.

8. CLC Custom Leathercraft 1165 Large

Design and Build

The CLC Custom Leathercraft 1165 can be imported globally. It is made from a durable polyester construction that is sewn together because of its heavy stitching. It also has plenty of pockets (12 multipurpose pockets inside as well as 10 outside that can be used to organize tools and accessories). Since it opens wide, it is easy to access the contents of the bag and the padded web carrying handles and adjustable shoulder straps make it easy to carry. The bar tacking and stitching keep the bags together at stress points. The bag creates classic styles with functional features and can work for all kinds of craftspeople who want to ensure quality in their work.

Uses and Capabilities

The tool tote bag is 16 inches and has twenty pockets, padded handles and a shoulder strap. Its twenty pockets work well for organization and allow for space to carry larger tools. The bags dimensions are 16″ L x 8½” W x 10″ H. This tool bag is fantastic for holding craft supplies, tools and other equipment due to all its pockets to suit any user’s needs. Its tough 600D polyester construction also increases its durability and its box shaped design keeps it from tipping even if it has a lopsided load. The electrical tape strap and the measuring tape add to the experience and make the bag completely versatile and organized.

Additional Features

The inner compartment works well for carrying power and large tools. The outer compartment can hold many tools and the tape measure clip can be used in the exterior part for tool protection. The tools can be accessed easily and they come with a strong construction as well as poly fabric. The top portion is secured with a zipper and the textured strap adds to the comfort.

Pros

  • It is spacious enough to carry many tools and parts.
  • It is durable and easy to carry.
  • It is reasonably priced.

Cons

  • The bag can be heavy when fully filled.
  • The shoulder strap can be uncomfortable.

9. Milwaukee Bag 23x12x12nch Heavy Duty Canvas Tool Bag 6 Pocket

Design and Build

The Milwaukee Bag is an ideal addition to any handyman’s wardrobe. Its reinforced side handles are attached to the bag with metal fasteners which allows the user to lug them around across different job sites even if it is full of tools. Its reinforced bottom allows one to keep this tool bag on the floor or any other surface without worrying about the cargo being impacted by wear and tear. The shoulder straps can help sling the bag across the shoulder which increases the number of ways in which the bag can be transported. Since the strap is removable it can be set aside if you’re in an area in which it can get tangled.

Uses and Capabilities

Its 6 interior pockets help one keep the tools separate from one another, they reduce the amount of jostling and bumping into each other the tools would suffer otherwise. The zippers are also extra-long because of which they allow the user to pack the bag tightly while still closing it neatly because of its heavy duty zipper construction. This neat little tool bag will help you keep your tools in sight and is designed to hold several cordless power tools whilst still keeping them safe. Its construction also allows you to keep it in ruffed areas and the bag’s extra reinforcement and handles both are reinforced and attached to the canvas.

Additional Features

It is easy to store this back pack as it is constructed as a rectangular prism shoulder bag. It has central and fold down compartments with 55 individual pockets and straps that can organize a variety of tools and accessories. It has two open pockets, a medium zippered pocket as well as a metal D ring towards the outside. Inside, there are also a deep pockets with an elastic band especially good for carrying water bottles. The outside pockets are padded and have enough storage space for laptop or tablets. This gives the user around 14 inches width which means that it can handle laptops up to 16 inches.

Pros

  • It has plenty of storage space.
  • It is rugged and well-constructed.
  • It is easy to carry.

Cons

  • Don’t overload or thread to straps otherwise there is a possibility that the strap falls apart.

10. DEWALT DG5543 16 Inch Tradesman’s Tool Bag

Design and Build

The Dewalt DG5543 is an easy tool access bag with a pop up design and a spacious interior section which allows for enough space for the user to access tools and parts. It is durable and made from heavy-duty poly fabric construction. With thirty three pockets it allows for hundreds of different organization options which also include a flap covered pocket with a hook and loop closure. It also has abrasion rubber feet and with its adjustable shoulder strap, it is easy to carry no matter where you go. The 16 inch design DEWALT tool bag has been manufactured by CLC, known for its top of the line products.

Uses and Capabilities

It has fourteen interior pockets which include a zippered one which ensures that the user’s valuables are safe and sound (making it an ideal choice for contractors). This tool bag is also built for durability with its easy double pull, heavy duty zipper which makes it easy to outperform most other tool bags. It is also made from sturdy poly and ballistic poly fabric constructions which gives it the strength to outlive most other bags. It has four base pads at the bottom which prevent the bag from getting spoilt by wind and dust. The bag also has a large mouth which is what makes the tools easy to access. It also prevents the users hands from getting all scratched up and he can seamlessly reach in to the bag in order to extract the larger tools out. The ballistic poly fabric provides a flexible touch and is stronger than traditional fabric.

Additional Features

THE CLC Dewalt tradesman bag has reinforced corners, edges and a bottom base bag which further protects it from wear resistance. The bag has been designed to last for a very long time while the adjustable non-slip padded shoulder strap and non-slip handle make it comfortable to carry the bag. Its thirteen interior pockets include a zippered pocket which protects the valuables while still keeping it within sight. Its twenty exterior pockets allow the user to organize their tools in a myriad of ways. The exterior flap has a hook and loop closure as well to guarantee extra protection of the user’s items.

Pros

  • The bag is spacious.
  • It’s sturdy and able to hold all the tools one needs.
  • It is well constructed as it is made of heavy duty materials.

Cons

  • With prolonged use, the zipper can break.

11. WORKPRO W081023A Close Top Storage Tool Bag

Design and Build

The Workpro is a close top storage tool bag with an adjustable strap which makes it easy for the user to access the content of the bag. It is also easy for them to carry hand tools and other items that are small to medium sized. The top of the bag is zipped and once opened it has a wide open mouth which makes it easy to approach tools. It also has a rubber foam bottom which allows one to keep the bag sturdy and protect the contents of the bag from falling out and breaking. The outer mesh pockets are perfect for storing personal items, smaller tools or even accessories.

Uses and Capabilities

This tool bag is 18 inches wide and is constructed with rugged polyester fabric. It has six pockets inside and seven pockets along both its sides. Each pocket is 5.25 inches deep and all are equal in size. These pockets work well in terms of organizing wrenches, pliers, screw drivers, meters and other accessories. It also allows the user to keep the gear organized and safe without having to rummage through an entire bag simply to locate a plier. The pockets are suitable to locate wrenches, pliers, screw drivers, meters and other accessories. If the top of the bag is kept open, the dimensions are L x 8-inch W x 10.5-inch H. It also has an extra padded handle and an adjustable shoulder strap which increases one’s comfort when they carry it. It is also PE padded and has an anti-frictional base to protect it while the 600 denier fabric increases the bag’s durability and allows them to carry heavy loads.

Additional Features

Its 600 D polyester material is used to make pockets which are then used to carry tools. The adjustable strap and large open mouth also provides easy access to the tools while its heavy stitching also increases the durability of the product, making it easy to carry it from work site to another. The bag is ideal for carrying small to medium items e.g. hand or carpenter tools. The bag also features a rubber foam bottom that protects the tools and the outer mesh pockets keep the belongings you want to keep in close access.

Pros

  • It is durable and easy to carry.
  • It is reasonably priced.
  • It is well constructed.

Cons

  • When zipped up, the top part is narrower than its bottom part.
  • This difference in width top and bottom makes it difficult to zip up.

12. WORKPRO 18-inch Close Top Wide Mouth Storage Tool Bag with Adjustable Shoulder Strap

Design and Build

The Workpro is an 18 inch long close top wide mouth storage tool bag that is durable and hard wearing with 600 x 600 denier fabric construction. It has multiple tool compartments as well as internal tool loops. It also has a handle area which is reinforced in order to create maximum durability. Its shoulder strap is padded and comfortable. It also has a top open design and a spacious interior compartment which allows users access to tools and parts. It is constructed with rugged 500 D polyester fabric that is designed to survive a long while.

Uses and Capabilities

The shoulder strap as well as handle are extra padded to add to the user’s comfort especially when they are carrying heavy loads, and want to ensure that the tools are carried from one place to another very securely. Its open wide mouth also makes it easier for the user to organize the tools and the variety of pockets help the user organize their screwdrivers, wrenches, meters and other accessories. Through these pockets and wide access space, the user can keep their gear organized without having to dig through several tools only to look for one screw driver. The large interior space is ideal for professionals or even those who prefer to do their repair work by themselves. It is 18 inches and double zippers where the top double pull zipper can close and open the bag easily while the zipper from both sides can close the bag conveniently.

Additional Features

It also has a rubber foam bottom which can keep the bag sturdy and protect all its contents from falling out. It works best for medium sized tools and accessories and the outer mesh pockets work well for storing personal belonging, accessories and other tools. Its measurements are 12 x 7.5 x 8.7 inches, it weighs 1.7 pounds, has thirteen pockets and the warranty works only with defects.

Pros

  • It is low priced.
  • It has a rubber foam bottom.
  • Its top zippered and wide open mouth provides easy access.
  • It has an adjustable strap.

Cons

  • It is not designed for heavy duty use.

13. Craftsman 9-37537 Tool Bag Combo, 13″/18″

Design and Build

The Craftsman has a wide mouthed zipper top, heavy duty construction and zippers with three mesh and three regular exterior pockets. What works really well for this tool bag is that it is a combination set designed by Craftsman. There are two bags available, one is 13 and the other is 18 inches and each are available in wide mouth zipper tops. The big tools can be placed inside so they are secure while the smaller tools can fit easily in the sturdy mesh pockets on the outside of the bags. The three interior and three exterior mesh pockets are constructed with heavy duty flexible material which takes up lesser space than a stiff tool bag.

Uses and Capabilities

The zippers are extra-long and protect the bag from rips and tears even if they are exposed to pointed ends or sharp edges. When the bag is opened, one can see everything inside the bag very easily due to its wide open mouth. No longer do you have to grope around looking for tools in a bag. Although this tool bag might just be able to carry only a basic set of tools, the bag can hold everything securely and it is great for home maintenance and everyday projects. Its technical specifications are 13”/18”, it weighs 3.5 pounds and has 12 pockets. Its warranty only covers defects.

Additional Features

While the bag might not give the same reliability as other more heavy duty purchases, it is good for the price it has and helps keep all of one’s necessary tools within each. The top zipper allows them to secure heavy tools easy and the bag is constructed such that it is long lasting and easy to carry. Small and large sized tools are easy to store and carry in this bag and this large zipper can be opened with all the tools easily available and within your reach. The smaller items can be stored in mesh pockets and the combo can be carried separately or even together.

Pros

  • It has low costs.
  • It has two bags with the same features but different sizes.
  • It is made from durable material.
  • It has extra strong zippers.
  • It has an extra wide opening.

Cons

  • It is not designed for heavy duty use.
  • The size may not suit all customers.

14. Stanley STST70574 12-Inch Soft Sided Tool Bag

Design and Build

The Stanley is a soft sided tool bag with adjustable straps that allow for easy access to contents. It is ideal for carrying hand tools and other small medium items. It also has comfortable cotton padded handles and a rubber foam bottom which helps protect the bag and its contents from falling down while keeping the bag robust. Its outer mesh pockets store a person’s personal belongings, tools and accessories. It is also ideal for carrying hand tools and other small to medium sized items because of its wide open mouth.

Uses and Capabilities

It is made from strong 600 D fabric and has multiple pockets which assist the user in the organization of their tools. It is perfectly sized for smaller tools and items. The box comes with a twelve inch Stanley tool bag as well as a 30 day satisfaction guaranteed warranty. Stanley is a household brand name that is known for creating high quality tools and it has done so yet again with its yellow branding and simple and straightforward design.

Additional Features

The well-constructed bag and soft sides make it easy to expand the bag which works perfectly for longer tools that don’t fit into boxes without a struggle and some not to gentle maneuvering of every other tool. The base is solid and is made from rubber foam which provides its flexible construction. This also protects it from sagging in case you are carrying several tools and the base cushions the tools once they are kept on the floor. The carry handles are cotton padded and there are enough pockets inside and out to create enough storage room for tools.

Pros

  • A great bag for an everyday handyman or DIY’er.
  • It is spacious enough to hold everything one may need.

Cons

  • The zipper is not long lasting.
  • The vinyl is different from the way it’s advertised.

15. Milwaukee Heavy Duty Contractor Bag

Design and Build

The Milwaukee is a heavy duty contractor bag with two reinforced heavy duty handles and a padded bottom which adds to its durability and protection. It has the Milwaukee logo as well as six inside pockets which add to the user’s convenience and allow them to keep whatever they please. It is tough and water resistant and made from 600 denier material. Its shoulder strap or dual handle straps make it easy to lug it around no matter how far your work space might be. It also has a durable zipper closure which makes it ideal for tool and accessory storage.

Uses and Capabilities

The great Milwaukee contractor tool bag make it easy to organize your tools in a nicely constructed bag. It is made of tough, lightweight nylon and it is double stitched for extra strength. It has a large opening as well as many pockets on the inside to organize the drills and tools so that the user can find them conveniently. Its dimensions are 60cm x 30cm x 30cm and it has six interior pockets, a shoulder strap, a padded handle and zipper closure.

Additional Features

The box includes the Milwaukee heavy duty contractor bag, a shoulder strap which makes it great for holding tools and its 600 denier material is tough and water resistant. Its dimensions are 16”L x 9” W x 8”H which provide extra space for storing tools and accessories. This is a handy bag to have to create easy access to your most frequently used tools on the job or even at home. The shoulder and two handle strap increase the convenience and the versatility of the bag whilst ensuring that the tools are dry and safe from water exposure.

Pros

  • It is rugged.
  • It is aesthetically appealing.
  • It is large enough to carry two drills.

Cons

  • The bag might be too large for some.
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