Backpack tool bags and tool boxes are lightweight and generally soft-sided bags intended for carrying workaday necessities and tools. They have multiple compartments and multiple pockets to keep various tools organized. A wide open top design allows easier access to the items needed for a task at hand.
A backpack tool bag is a convenient bag to carry and may be a lot easier for women to carry heavy tools than a hand held toolbag. It also keeps your hands free. The only easier bag to move is one on wheels and they are not always useful in every environment. Many of these kinds of toolbags have large side zippered pockets, a large back pocket with an organizer pocket, two adjustable shoulder straps, and a removable mesh panel. It’s a useful extra to have a padded interior and padded outside storage for tools as well. A padded handle makes the bag easy to carry.
It is important to make sure your backpack toolbox has two shoulder straps so that you carry the bag properly on your back, rather than on one shoulder, which can lead to joint problems.
If your backpack has an organizer, this may come in either a zippered cover, which can be used as a top of the tool bag or as a separate bag with pockets and dividers. The organizer bag can be used as a backpack, a tool box with organizer or as a backpack and tool box combo.
Tool bags are made to hold tools, but sometimes their lack of organization can make them cumbersome and take the focus off of the task at hand. This is where a backpack tool box steps in. It keeps the work tools separated from the things that are rarely needed. It also allows you to organize the gear, keeping the most important items in the front and the less important items on the sides and back.
Tool boxes should come with both a hard sided and a soft sided organizer. Soft sided organizers have a zipper closure on the inside to keep your gear inside and out of your way while not in use, while hard sided organizers are sewn into the bag’s interior.
Tool bags are available in leather, canvas, nylon, mesh and other fabrics to suit almost any type of project. These bags are used by professionals and enthusiasts alike, as well as many homeowners and children. They are also great for camping trips. A leather tool case gives you the ability to carry on an extra piece of gear, while keeping all of your tools and gear organized and handy.
Nylon tool bags offer great protection, especially in the event of a spill. They are easy to care for, even in the case of an accidental spill. Mesh and canvas are lightweight, yet durable, however, you need to consider which tools you would normally carry as some heavy or sharp tools may need to be carried in a rugged toolbag.
The tool backpack may have a few extra features that should be considered when purchasing. These features include a built in rain cover, a water resistant liner, adjustable straps and Velcro straps for convenient carrying, and quick disconnect buckles for easy adjustment.
When you need more than one tool, you should consider purchasing a tool bag with a built in organizer. and a small tool box, so you can organize your tools when they are not in use. This is a more cost effective solution to a cluttered tool bag.