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Mel sent us a link to this interesting tool backpack.  It’s made of Cordura and features “enough interior panels to hold a multitude of tools including a 14-piece wrench set, an electric drill, extension cords, pliers, screwdrivers, and much more.”

It’s 13″ x 17-1/2″ x9″ – or about the size of a standard backpack – but I’d imagine it’s going to weight quite a bit when packed full of tools.  Along those lines, I’m a little concerned about durability.  I’d love to see the stitching around where the straps connect to the bag.  And speaking of straps — they don’t really look like they have enough padding to keep from digging in under the weight.

Do any of you have experience with one of these, or with carrying tools in this way?

Street pricing starts at around $60, though many vendors want $80+ for it.  )We found it for $60 from Amazon.)  If you go looking for one, shop hard!

75 Pocket Tool Backpack [Custom Leathercraft]
Street Pricing [Froogle]
Via Amazon [What's this?]

 

3 Responses to A 75-pocket Tool Backpack from Custom LeatherCraft

  1. I’ve been using an early-model Targus laptop backpack for my tools and crap, and it does fairly well, sorta. The weight isn’t a big deal for short hikes, and I can mostly fit things in wherever. The main pocket is big enough for a Bernz-O-Matic trigger-start torch with the tank attached, poking out the top. :)

    It’s not exactly organized on the inside, however. The pockets are sized for PC cards and CDs, and lots of papers. Most of my tools ride in the generic “accessories” velcro-flap pouch, and I just dig through when I need something. The paper-organizer parts do an admirable job of keeping coiled cables from tangling, so that’s cool.

    Just looking at the backpack in this post, I think it wouldn’t necessarily fit my tools any better. I don’t travel with a full set of combination wrenches, and I’m hard-pressed to see how those pockets would be useful for much else. The strap for securing the power drill is pretty slick, though.

    It would be useful to take a few different “standard tool load-outs” and try them in each box/bag/whatnot that comes along. Come up with results like “this handles the handyman and tower tech sets quite nicely, but falls flat with the PC tech’s smaller tools.” Hmmm…

  2. [...] Mel E., in response to our recent attache tool case Hot or Not, recommends the Custom LeatherCraft 75-pocket tool backpack — an interesting alternative.  The manufacturer claims it’ll hold a pretty complete set of tools, and it’s got to be easier on your arms than a standard bag. [...]

  3. brian says:

    i have this bag and have been useing it for about 4 years now with no problems other than it can be awkward useing it at first i have no complaints on the shoulder straps and the durability is excellent if this one ever wears out i will defenitly buy a new one and it dosent take up as much space as a tool box i recomend it to all my friends

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