Tool bags are effective alternatives to toolboxes or chests for the safe and secure storage and transportation of your tools and equipment. Many tradespeople, contractors, hobbyists or general DIY enthusiasts choose the tool bag due to its large storage capacity, internal or external compartments and multi-pocket design, all of which make it easy to locate your favourite tool when you need it.
Our range of tool bags includes backpacks, tote trays, wheeled bags and hard-bottomed bags for added support. Whether you prefer a tool bag with shoulder straps or a heavy-duty holdall, we have what you're looking for. Bags made from various materials are available, including fabric, leather and polyester, and we stock some of the industry's leading brands, including Facom, Milwaukee, Bahco, CK, RS PRO and Stanley.
What type of tool bag should you get?
When it comes to choosing the right tool bag for you, there are several factors to consider in order to ensure that you choose the most suitable solution. Tool bags are available in many different styles, sizes and materials, with or without shoulder straps and wheels. They are usually very durable as they need to hold and carry heavy loads. Some bags will have additional features to help increase their suitability, such as external pockets, adjustable shoulder straps or internal storage systems.
The standard tool bag is carried by hand, often with padded straps for user comfort. Whether you have a smaller or lighter tool collection or you perhaps drive between jobs, allowing you to put a heavier tool bag down as you travel, you may not need to look further than a handheld tool bag.
Some contractors and tradespeople may find that a backpack-style tool bag is easier to carry when there is restricted space or the hands are required at the same time. This can also be the more ergonomic option, allowing the weight of the tool kit to be carried across both shoulders rather than one when the kit is carried by hand.
Wheeled tool bags are a great addition for transporting larger tools and tool collections, removing the weight from your shoulders and using wheels to aid transportation. You can find more information and handy tips in our tool bags guide.