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By: Greg Ahern September 23, 2020 0 Comment.

Tool Bag Comparison

There are a lot of tool bags out there. Here is a comparison of five of the most popular to help you choose the perfect tool bag for your needs.

Veto Pro Pac Tech XL Stanley STS70574 Carhartt Legacy DEWALT DG5543 CLC Custom LeatherCraft 1539
Weight 8.8 lb. 15.2 oz. 3.7 lb. 3 lb. 6 lb.
Dimensions 10” x 17.4” x 15” 12” x 5.1” x 10” Three sizes: 14”’ 16”’ and 18” 16” x 5” x 13.8” 18” x 7” x 4”
Number of pockets 80 9 17 33 50
Body fabric 1800 PVC impregnated denier nylon 600 x 600 denier polyester Synthetic fabric with Rain Defender durable water repellent Ballistic poly Heavy-duty poly
Type of handle Injection molded nylon plastic with overmolded ergonomic rubber grip and removable extra-wide, heavy duty, padded shoulder strap Adjustable strap and padded handles Grip handles Padded handles and padded adjustable shoulder strap Padded, adjustable shoulder strap and padded carrying handles

Veto Pro Pac Tech XL Tool Bag

The Tech XL was designed to accommodate service technicians’ tools and routines. The 80 pockets give you ample room to store meters, parts boxes, and hand tools as well as bulkier items like your impact drill. There are two large, three medium, and nine small neoprene pockets. The small pockets are ideal for bits, bit extensions, and memory sticks. The pockets are all attached to a center panel which is the heart of the bag. The padded shoulder strap has a clip to attach it to the bag handle. This way it isn’t dragging along while you’re carrying the bag by the handle. On the outside, there are four large and five small powder-coated steel D-rings and an eight-inch electrical tape strap. There is also a stainless steel clip for your tape measure. The three-millimeter thick injection molded polypropylene base allows the tool bag to stand up and protects the contents from moisture on the surface it is set on. The YKK zippers are double-stitched with heavy-duty plastic coils and oversized zipper tabs. The six fold back snaps and 38 rivets are marine-grade zinc. The tool bag is assembled with industrial-strength, double nylon stitching. All Veto Pro Pac bags are covered by a zero-downtime, five-year limited warranty.

Stanley STS70574

This tool bag is very light and comes with a rubber foam bottom to protect the contents. There is an outer mesh pocket to store things that you want to be visible. This is a smaller bag suitable for a general handyman or home repair person. The zipper does not hold up very well. This bag is a compact bag and is not big enough to carry power tools.

Carhartt Legacy

This tool bag is constructed with an interior metal frame. This allows the bag to stay open and gives you easy access to tools. The fabric is water repellant and it has a Duravax abrasion resistant waterproof base. The construction is triple-needle stitching and has YKK zippers. The tool pockets are not very deep.


This tool bag has an easy access open top design and abrasion-resistant protective rubber feet. The four base pads keep the bottom dry and clean. The open top design keeps the bag open so you can see the tools you want and reach in and grab them. There is a limited number of interior pockets and all of the pockets are the same size. This causes some tools to not stay put. The zippers also break with heavy use.

CLC Custom LeatherCraft 1539

This tool bag has a large main compartment that is great for storing power tools. It has vertical pockets that allow you to store your tools upright and easily see them. The main compartments have double-pull, heavy-duty zippers. There is a carabiner and a measuring tape clip attached to the outside. The two external compartments have straps to control how far you want these compartments to open. This bag is heavier than other bags and it is not waterproof.

Things to Remember When Buying a Tool Bag

You want to invest in a quality tool bag. Spending more money initially is cheaper in the long run than having to spend less money multiple times to replace an inferior tool bag. Veto Pro Pac tool bags were designed by a tradesman for tradesmen. They are backed by a five-year limited warranty. Don’t settle for cheap imitations.

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