Electricians and handymen need to invest in their tools so that they can do their jobs properly. They don’t just get any toolset randomly, and they take the time to find out the pros and cons of each tool that they add to their collection. The same can be said about buying bags that can fit the tools as well as other items as buyers also have to scrutinize the products before making the purchase.
Fortunately, there are plenty of tool bags on the market that can do more than just carry the tools but also allow users to carry other items. One of them is the Klein Tools Backpack, Electrician Tool Bag, Tradesman Pro Organizer. How exactly does this tool bag fare?
About Klein Tools
Klein Tools is an American brand that has been manufacturing hand tools for around 160 years. This brand promises professional-grade and premium-quality tools that perform well, and are durable and precise. Klein Tools promises to use only the highest quality materials as well as top workmanship.
The Many Virtues of the Klein Tools Backpack, Electrician Tool Bag, Tradesman Pro Organizer
The Klein Tools Backpack, Electrician Tool Bag, Tradesman Pro Organizer promises to be a durable and tough bag that can carry all the essentials as well as protect them from elements.
This Electrician tool bag boasts of using 1680d ballistic weave for its material for durability purposes. It also has a durable and tough molded bottom to prevent any unwanted entry of unwanted elements. It has an interior in color orange, so users will have a quick time finding what they need.
This bag can fit laptops that measure up to three inches thick. There is a separate compartment for the laptops to keep them away from the tools. Users can place their safety glasses on the front pocket as it is hard and molded. The product also has organizer pockets that can hold a variety of items such as pens, cables, and phones, to name a few.
The product weighs 5.4 pounds and measures 19.2 by 16 by 8.1 inches.
- Made from 1680d ballistic weave
- Tough and durable bottom to prevent entry of unwanted elements
- Interior is color orange so that users can easily find what they are looking for.
- Has a separate compartment for laptop
- Can fit up to three inches thick of laptop
- Front pocket that is hard and molded
- Organizer pockets that can hold a variety of items
- Main zipper breaks easily
- Small capacity
- Hard to get the tools out as user needs to open the bag wide open
- A bit heavy
- Bag does not stand upright
- Pockets are small
- Straps tend to fall apart and break easily
The Klein Tools Backpack, Electrician Tool Bag, Tradesman Pro Organizer promises great organization, ease of use and durability in keeping up with Klein Tools’ tradition of delivering high-performing products.
This tool backpack has many virtues such as the use of the 1680d ballistic weave to make it durable. Its bottom is molded and tough to prevent entry of unwanted elements while the interior is in color orange to allow users to spot and get what they need quickly. Its front pocket is hard and molded, and the bag has several pockets to hold different items. The product also has a separate compartment that can fit laptops that are three inches thick.
This bag, however, suffers from major flaws. For one, it is quite heavy at 5.4 pounds. It also does not seem to deliver its promise of being durable as the main zipper breaks easily and the straps fall apart quickly. The bag has a small capacity, and the pockets cannot seem to hold bigger items. Users also find it difficult to get their tools out as they need to open the bag wide open just to retrieve their tools.
The Klein Tools Backpack, Electrician Tool Bag, Tradesman Pro Organizer has plenty of competitors.
For example, the Custom Leathercraft CLC Custom LeatherCraft 1132 75-Pocket Tool Backpack is a similar item that promises to hold tools properly and securely. This bag boasts of having many pockets as it has 75 pockets for storage and six compartments that are zippered. It also has a separate storage compartment to hold a cordless drill. Some pockets also have the hook-and-loop flap closure to ensure that the tools stay in place.
This bag by Custom Leathercraft has adjustable padded shoulder straps and handles. It also comes with a multi-compartment plastic tray to help organize small parts. This product has many interior panels that can hold a variety of tools such as a 14-piece wrench set, drill bits, electric drill, screwdrivers, and testers, to name a few. The product also is made of durable ballistic polyester. The bag weighs five pounds and measures 9 by 13 by 17.5 inches.
The Custom Leathercraft CLC Custom LeatherCraft 1132 75-Pocket Tool Backpack, however, has some disadvantages as well. For one, the bag is not expandable. Fitting in four to five big-sized items would be hard.
The Klein Tools Backpack, Electrician Tool Bag, Tradesman Pro Organizer promises to be the perfect bag for those carrying tools all the time. It has many good features such as a separate compartment that can fit a laptop that is three inches thick. It has several pockets including a front pocket that is molded as well as zippered compartments.
This backpack, however, has many competitors as many other manufacturers offer a highly similar product. For example, the Custom Leathercraft CLC Custom LeatherCraft 1132 75-Pocket Tool Backpack also claims to be the perfect bag to carry tools. So, is the product under review worth purchasing?
This backpack from Klein Tools has one unique feature, the laptop compartment. However, this design choice also takes away the main function of the bag, which is to carry and secure plenty of tools. This bag is perfect for those who wish to have a laptop and some tools with them. Those who place a low value in having a secured laptop compartment in their tools bag is better off finding another bag that can accommodate many tools as the bag is more suited as a laptop backpack.