These suckers have been around for north of a hundred years. Some have come out in heavy synthetic fabrics, but leather and canvas are still the materials of choice. Duluth Trading makes versions from their excellent fire hose fabric, which are fine products. I may be a proponent of speed-density fuel injection systems and digital micrometers, but I’ve fallen completely for this old-school method of carting tools around. I get a kick out of tossing someone a harmless-looking fabric wrap that just happens to have thirty pounds of wrenches wrapped up in it.
But aside from my sadistic amusement, these provide an excellent organizational method for small amounts of tools. If your buddy calls with his motorcycle sidelined, these hold as much as you need to fix it, and you can encourage him to keep his own roll under the seat. On the downside, capacity is low, tool rolls usually can’t keep the rain off, and they don’t provide quite as much protection. For wrenches, no problem. For a digital multimeter and diagnostic scanner, not good. But what do you guys think?
Fire Hose Tool Roll [Duluth Trading]