These Backpacks Are Specially Made For Carrying Your Tools and Equipment

These Backpacks Are Specially Made For
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Tool boxes are out, tool backpacks are in. We’re not just talking fashion, although there are some very fashionable tool backpacks. When it comes to lugging around your tools, whether you’re working on DIY projects around the house or taking your tools to work every day, opting for a backpack that can evenly distribute weight and is even, yes, comfortable, is the way to go.

Tool boxes have been the standard on construction sites and in the home for decades and for good reason. They can be made of heavy duty metal or plastic and hold dozens of tools. But when it comes to carrying tool boxes, the design is lacking. Toolboxes are made with one handle, meaning the heavy box can only be carried with one hand. Depending on the size of the toolbox, it can quickly become a ramming rod for your leg, with your thigh or knee taking the brunt of your tools with each step.

Finally giving customers an different and more comfortable option, tool backpacks can often carry just as many tools as a traditional tool box, but without all the leg banging and arm pulling.

Backpacks also give more pocket options, making it easier to store tools that can easily be located in their designated space. With outside pockets, hooks, and webbing, keeping tools and hard hats that need to be accessed frequently and sometimes quickly is easier than ever, with no time lost to unlocking a tool box and opening up the case only to search for the correct screwdriver.

If your project requires you to have a laptop, tablet, notebook or clipboard, tool backpacks once again come out on top. Many are designed with padded laptop sleeves that provide safe storage for your non-tool work site items, including personal pockets for things like wallets, keys and cell phones.

Ready to make the switch? Check out three great tool backpack options below!

1. Rugged Tools Tradesman Tool Backpack

Designed with reinforced pockets and zippers and made from 1680 Denier Polyester, the Rugged Tools Tradesman Tool Backpack is as tough as the tools you’ll put in it. The bag is designed with 28 pockets of different sizes to ensure that regardless of your job, whether you want a place to store your screwdrivers and hammers or fishing gear, everything has a spot in the Rugged Tools backpack, which measures 18” Height X 12.5” Width X 8” Depth and weighs 3.9 pounds. A big pro of the bag is its plastic molded bottom, which keeps the bag upright and keeps your tools protected from water or snow on the ground. We also like that the backpack has padded shoulder straps, lumbar support and a chest strap to help evenly distribute weight. A few cons of the bag is that some of the pockets are so deep that tools get lost in them. We would also like to see more outside pockets for easy access.

Rugged Tools Tradesman Tool Backpack

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2. AmazonBasics Tool Bag Backpack

The 50-pocket AmazonBasics Tool Bag Backpack has enough room and strength to handle all the tools in your toolbox. With 42 pockets inside and eight exterior pockets, the AmazonBasics backpack is ideal for anyone who needs to carry numerous small tools with them. Made with 600D x 600D polyester fabric with a PVC-coated 600D polyester for added strength and durability, we love the padded straps and bright orange interior, which makes finding tools even in dark work spaces easy. Some of the bags pros include a water resistant finish and large storage capacity. One con is that the pockets are all a similar size, making it a challenge to find an option that fits tools in a variety of sizes.

Amazon Basics Tool Backpack

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3. Jackson Palmer Tool Backpack

With a padded laptop sleeve and document section, the Jackson Palmer Tool Backpack is perfect for anyone who needs to combine their indoor and outdoor office in one bag. The company recently redesigned their backpack and it shows, with the new addition of improved stitching and tighter webbing for things like hard hats a welcomed change. The hard plastic base is a big pro, keeping the bag upright while it holds tools. The outer hooks for hammers and a side pouch for water is a nice touch, as are the bonus small pouches, great for keeping personal items like keys and wallet. One con customers’ note is that sharp tools can sometimes puncture through interior pockets.

Jackson Palmer Tool Backpack

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