Last updated on August 15th, 2018 at 10:06 am
Top 5 Best Lighted Tool Backpacks
Top 5 Best Non-Lighted Tool Backpacks
Top 5 Best Tool Backpacks with USB Charging
Custom Leathercraft ECPL38 E-Charge Lighted USB Charging Tool Backpack
This is hands down the best lighted tool backpack you can find on the market today. It does not matter whether you are a technician, like me or work in any other profession that requires you to carry an array of tools wherever you go. I pack my screwdrivers, wrenches, multimeters, wirecutter, a bunch of spanners, and an assortment of other tools and still get enough space to tuck my laptop, two phones, and some other personal items. Most importantly, I have used this bag as a heavy duty tech pack for as long as I could remember and it seems to hold up well.
Moving on to the features, this pack rewards users with limitless opportunities for comfort and satisfaction. Let’s begin by analyzing its numerous pockets that provide more than enough room for tools, gadgets, and other accessories. Overall, the pack has 36 pockets that are divided into 31 inner pockets, and 5 pockets on the outside. Furthermore, it has 4 additional loops and a clip for attaching a measuring tape and other loopable equipment. The inner pockets are designed as panels and compartments that hold all sorts of tools and accessories. There is a zippered compartment at the back that is set out for charging vital devices. It has 4 charging wall pockets, a laptop sleeve, built-in USB ports, and a power bank pocket. The charging wall pockets accommodate devices such as smartphones, mini-laptops, and tablets. The five outer pockets are important for small and handy accessories that can keep users going back to the bag every now and then. Lastly, the additional loops should be used to attach tools that do not need to be arranged in the bag.
Besides the fairly numerous pockets, this tool bag is lighted and thus features a 2-level, 200 Lumen LED lighting system with adjustable steel neck to illuminates the content. Additionally, the pockets are so strategically organized that a does not need to disorganize the entire contents area when looking for a single tool. It is further fitted with a charging system that is made up of a USB system and a 15000 mAh power bank. This system can charge two devices at ago. As a result, the tool bag ensures that your devices remain powered even when you dont have a wall socket near you. The manufacturers have provided a USB cable and AC wall adaptor for recharging the power bank. The comfort of a user is catered for with padded carrying handles and back, and adjustable shoulder straps. These features make it easy to carry the backpack from one place to another especially when it is loaded.
When I bought this backpack, I never thought I would end up falling in love with it. I had tried my luck with many others and none of them pleased me this much. Today, I would never trade my favorite work gear for anything as I am not only happy but also very satisfied.
DEWALT DGCL33 Lighted USB Charging Tool Backpack
Just like other tools, equipment, and accessories designed by DeWalt, the quality of this backpack goes beyond the expectations of many professionals in terms of construction and innovation. Its design is remarkable, rewarding and most of all, accommodative. It can be used by electricians, plumbers, and carpenters among other technicians. Equipped with 33 pockets, this tool backpack is very spacious, and therefore an ideal solution for transporting a large collection of tools and accessories to and from jobsite. If your luggage is always loaded with screwdrivers, dykes, testers, drills, and pliers among other heavy tools, this is a decent alternative to the Custom Leathercraft ECPL38 E-charge tool backpack.
The pockets are divided in a way that users achieve easy organization of tools. It is always easier to access a specific tool when a bag is well organized. The pockets are fitted with double-pull heavy-duty zippers to keep everything secured. The manufacturers have also included an integrated 2-level (wide and closeup), 200 lumen LED light system to improve the usability of this tool bag under low light working conditions. Although the light system sticks out of the bag, it has an adjustable steel neck that can maneuver to light up the bag or its content. It can also be used to light up a small working area in the absence of an alternative source of light.
Although a battery is not included in this package, any DEWALT 12V or 20V Battery can be connected to the built-in DeWalt DCB090 12V/20VMax USB Power Source adapter. The Dewalt DCB090 is an innovative adapter that docks onto any 12V/20V Dewalt Battery pack to convert it to a USB power source. It has two USB ports that can be used to charge two USB devices concurrently. The tool bag also has designated internal charging compartments where devices such as phones, cameras, and tablets can be safely placed when charging.
Other things that make this backpack a great choice include adjustable shoulder straps, padded back, a carrying handle, and base pad feet. Adjustable straps and padded bag facilitate comfort especially when the bag is heavily loaded. The weight sits on the back evenly without causing stress and straining. As for the base pad feet, they serve as supports and also prevent wear and abrasion.
Clearly, this backpack does not ride on the reputation of its manufacturer. It built a name for itself because of incredible features that allow users to enjoy their trips to a job site. Since it holds everything needed and more, you can always rely on it wherever you go. Furthermore, it is constructed with superior materials that can go for a long time without wearing out or tearing.
Custom Leathercraft ECP135 E-Charge USB Charging Tool Backpack
The main differences between this pack and the Custom Leathercraft ECPL38 E-Charge Lighted USB Charging Tool Backpack are size and lighting features. Accordingly, this one is smaller in terms of space and the number of pockets and it does not light up in the interior. Overall, this tool bag has 23 pockets with 20 multi-use pockets on the inside and three pockets on the outside. Space is further optimized with the presence of a tape clip. A vertical pockets design has been used to allow easy access to tools. There are three internal charging pockets that can be used to secure items such as a cellphone, tablet, and a camera during charging. Additionally, there are multiple panels on the inside where tools and accessories such as testers, screwdrivers and drill bits should be organized.
Packed with a powerful charging system, this tool bag allows users to keep their devices powered even when working in remote areas. The system features a 10000 mAh power bank and a built-in USB system that can be used to charge two devices at once. The power bank should be recharged with a micro USB cable and AC wall adapter that come with the tool bag. The backpack has padded and adjustable shoulder straps that enhance comfort. The web carrying handles are also padded and the back is constructed with thick materials to protect your back.
Despite the fact that this backpack is not lighted, it has many interesting features that cannot be ignored. From a total of 23 pockets to a reliable charging system and a range of comfort, enhancement features it remains an awesome choice, especially for a relatively small tool backpack. It has a compact yet well-partitioned design that allows users to load a lot of tools and accessories.
Dewalt DGL523 Lighted Tool Backpack Bag
This is my favorite backpack by DeWalt because it is spacious, comfortable, and light. This is a 57-pockets tool bag. It has 48 pockets in the internal and 9 on the outside. This means that you can almost arrange each tool in its pocket especially when you do not need to carry a large collection of tools. The internal pockets and compartments are well-divided to hold tools such as drills, wrench sets, extension cords, and testers. The outside pockets are spacious and very important for organizing things that a user needs to access easily. The front pocket is large and fitted with a full zipper for easy access to handy tools. The bag has full zippers all round that open to a wide space so that users can easily arrange and retrieve tools.
This tool bag has a wonderful LED lighting system that allows the light to be directed inside the pack and at a specific work area. You only need to flip it up or down depending on a specific need. There are 3 levels of light output. They can be adjusted to illuminate a wide or close-up area. The output has 29 lumens max. The lighting system is powered by two AAA batteries.
When it comes to comfort, the design of this backpack focuses on the back, shoulder strap, and web carrying handles. All these areas are well-padded to provide users with extra-comfort especially when the bag is filled with heavy luggage. Furthermore, the shoulder straps are adjustable to ensure that the bag sits comfortably at the back of a user.
The special feature about this tool bag besides numerous pockets is the lighting system. It is ideal if you work in poorly illuminated areas or maybe you work late in the night. The adjustable LED light can be adjusted to shine light on your work area, on tools in the outer compartment as well on the interior of the main compartment. Unfortunately, the DGL523 tool backpack does not offer charging feature because it is only powered by AAA batteries.
Video Review of Dewalt DGL523 Lighted Tool Backpack Bag
DeWalt DGC530 USB Charging Tool Back Pack (23 Pocket)
This backpack is more comparable to Custom Leathercraft ECP135 E-Charge USB Charging Tool Backpack than any other tool bag on our list. Although the two vary in size, they have almost similar features. Just like the CLC ECP125, this tool pack has 23 pockets; 20 internal and 3 on the exterior. Three of the internal pockets can best be used to hold phones, tablet, or a camera during charging. Generally, the available space is optimized to offer enough room to organize a variety of handy tools. There are multiple panels and compartments in the interior to allow effective organization. There is a 17-pocket tool wall that can be used to arrange elegantly tools such as screwdrivers, and drill bits.
This backpack has a charging system but unfortunately does not include a battery. However, it is designed to use or rather fit the DeWalt 20V MAX Lithium-ion battery that can be acquired separately. Its internal custom design dock should be used as a USB charging source and its USB ports can be used to charge two devices simultaneously. Low battery cut-off protection technology has been used to monitor battery voltage. Therefore, it is easy to avoid battery over-depletion.
The design of this bag has focused on a number of features to protect the back, shoulders, and hands from stress when carrying heavy loads. The back is heavily padded to provide extra comfort on stress areas. The same has been done with web carrying handles and the shoulder straps adjust easily for comfort reasons.
This is one of the best small-sized tool backpacks that you can acquire in the market today. Its design is sturdy and reliable even for those that carry heavy tools such as cordless drills and ratchets. The handles are well-padded and firm to allow users to carry as much weight as possible with so much comfort. Its integrated 20V USB charging system allows you to use other 20V Dewalt battery packs bought with other cordless Dewalt tools.
Video Review of Dewalt DGC530 USB Charging Tool Back Pack
Top 5 Best Non-Lighted Tool Backpacks
Veto Pro Pac TECH PAC (Camouflage)
Designed to withstand the stress of heavy-duty work, Veto Pro tech backpack targets professionals who engage in long-distance walking to jobsite, those who climb ladders and other related needs on a routine basis. These kind of activities require an easy yet assured way of transporting and securing handy tools. The tough and durable construction of this backpack establishes confidence with extension and cage ladder users even though the nature of their job is quite sensitive. Its overall construction is waterproof to keep tools dry throughout. It’s stabilizing injection waterproof base or rather hard durable plastic bottom keeps water at bay even in flooded working environments. The body is constructed with waterproof 950 and 1250 PVC Impregnated Denier Nylon and the tool pocket fabric is waterproof 1800 PVC Impregnated Denier Nylon fabric. Therefore, no matter whether the bag gets rained on in the middle of work, the tools cannot get soaked with water.
This backpack provides more than enough room for fundamental tools. It has a total of 56 pockets that have a light grey color to achieve improved visibility. The internal design of the bag features two compartments with each further divided into two storage platforms. This is where multiple tall vertical pockets are located to allow easy organization of tools such as screwdrivers, nut drivers, and wrenches. The tool bag has a variety of accessory pockets on the exterior. One of these is a large and well-secured cable pocket positioned at the back. Other storage maximization features available in this bag include 9 D-rings (4 large and 5 small), and a stainless steel tape clip holder that is mounted on the outside. The Veto Pac also features a very well made handle that is durable, rugged, and tough which won’t take any crap.
There are several features that the manufacturer has used to improve the usability of this backpack in terms of comfort. They include padded Eva thermos-formed back panel or rather a soft contoured foam back, an ergonomic TPV rubber grip, padded and adjustable shoulder straps, and metal shoulder strap sliding buckles. All these features ensure that the bag sits comfortably on the back without exerting excess pressure on the stress points. Other features include the straps in the outer compartment and the webbing design of the sides of the main compartment that ensure compartments don’t open too wide so that tools cannot slide and fall from the bag.
This is a top-notch pack that is worth every penny. It a perfect choice for HVAC techs, electricians, installers and other professionals who require an extremely rugged tool bag. It brings together carefully selected features that favor industrial, technical, and electrical jobs. The construction of this tool backpack is with no doubt durable and reliable even in rainy and snowy or other wet conditions. Furthermore, the bag is very spacious and well compartmentalized to accommodate numerous tools. Stitching on the pockets is quality, which together with other features make this bag spectacular!
Video Review of the Veto Pro Pac TECH PAC Tool Backpack
Milwaukee Ultimate Jobsite Tool Backpack
Ultimate jobsite backpack by Milwaukee was released as an improvement to the low-profile jobsite backpack. Accordingly, it is better in both appearance and features thereby providing buyers with a better user experience. It is better in terms of durability, tool storage, and protection. The body is made of 1680D ballistic material and heavy-duty metallic zippers. This material is tear-resistant and durable. Various components of the body are brought together by powerful stitching that holds them together even when the bag is heavily loaded. The backpack has a molded bottom that is very useful in typical work environments. Besides making the bag resistant to wear and abrasion, it protects the contents from water and mud.
This backpack is made of 48 pockets that optimize the available space to swallow in as many tools as possible. The pockets are distributed from the interior to the exterior to allow proper organization of tools. Among the 46 internal pockets, most have a tall vertical design that holds long tools such as screwdrivers, testers, and pliers securely. There are two hardshell pockets that play a protective role of keeping electronics and tools from an impact. There is also a protective sleeve for holding a laptop. The bag has two pockets in the exterior and both are located at the back. Since they have strong zippers, they can store small tools and accessories safely. Lastly, there is a tape measure attachment clip on one of the sides.
The load-bearing harness of this backpack is heavily padded to allow even distribution of weight and increased comfort. The same applies to the shoulder straps. The tool bag also features padded web carrying handles for moving to enhance convenience when lifting the bag quickly from one point to another. A sternum strap and a dolly attachment strap are the other features that have been provided to facilitate easy transportation of this backpack. The sternum strap provides extra support by easing pressure on the shoulders. The dolly strap allows users to attach a dolly when necessary.
This is a versatile backpack that can accommodate hand tools and accessories as well as power tools. Equipped with a variety of comfort enhancement features, it is one of the easiest bags to carry when heavily loaded. Lastly, it is very spacious and good looking.
Klein Tools Tradesman Pro Organizer, Electrician Tool Backpack
Just as indicated in the title, the Klein tool backpack qualifies excellently as an ideal electrician tool bag. It is made of 1680D ballistic material which is fairly rugged. It can serve electricians for a long time without undergoing wear and tear. The backpack has a molded bottom that appears protective, tough, and durable. It can protect tools form water and mud. It is also great for preventing wear and abrasion. This bag is also characterized by powerful stitching and decent zippers to enhance performance and durability.
When it comes to space, this backpack has a total of 39 pockets. These pockets are spread out from the interior to the exterior to allow easy organization of tools. The front pocket is made of hard and molded to protect safety glasses since they are made of glass which is quite sensitive. There is a large front zipper pocket that can be used to store small tools and accessories that require easy access. The interior is characterized by many vertical pockets that allow perfect organization of hand tools such as screwdrivers, knives, and pliers among others. The pockets are made against an orange background to increase the visibility of tools. This means that it is very easy to spot a specific tool even under extremely low-light conditions.
The all-round design of this backpack focuses on facilitating portability and comfort. The shoulder straps and web carrying handles feature extra comfort to ensure that users get an easier time when carrying the bag from one place to another. The shoulder straps can also be adjusted to achieve proper fitting. Generally, 1680D ballistic nylon material is lightweight and therefore this is a lightweight backpack.
Makita P-72017 Professional Tool Rucksack with Organizer Backpack for Pro
Constructed with hardwearing nylon, this backpack features a durable and impact resistant body. As a result, it qualifies for typical jobsite conditions and worse. The bottom features reinforced rubber feet that provide tools maximum protection and protect the backpack from wear and abrasion. This backpack has a total of 13 internal pockets that can be used to store a variety of tools and accessories. There are several external pockets that vary in size and shape. They are essential especially when storing small tools that need to be accessed easily. This backpack comes with a 17 compartments organizer that is stored in zipped bay at the base section. It should be used to organize accessories such as bolts, screws, and nuts.
Comfort and portability have not been left out in the design of this backpack. The shoulder straps are heavily padded for comfort reasons and one strap has a metallic loop for clipping small handy things. There is a rubber handle at the top that acts as an alternative to the back straps.
Besides all the noted benefits, this bag features heavy duty stitching and powerful zippers that make it a complete package. Overall, it is very well made and the organizer that comes with it keeps bolts and nuts safe.
Custom LeatherCraft 1132 75-Pocket Tool Backpack
With a total of 75 pockets, this is one of the most spacious tool backpacks in our list. The pockets are distributed in varying shapes and sizes among 6 zippered compartments.To make things even better, the design goes beyond mere pockets to providing sleeves and loops as well. All these allow users to organize and access tools easily. Furthermore, tools can be organized in groups for quick access. The bag provides a spacious interior panel for holding a 14-piece wrench set and a plastic tray in the back pocket for holding small items. It also has many hook and loop flop closures around the pockets and compartments to keep the tools securely in place.
This backpack is made of high-quality ballistic polyester material that can withstand shear and abrasion. The bottom is so firm and hard that it allows the bag to stand on its own with or without tools. To emphasize on comfort, the shoulder straps and web carrying handles are heavily padded. The shoulder straps can even be adjusted for a more comfortable fit as a user desires.
If you are looking for a very spacious backpack that can provide you with a pocket for each of your tools, Custom LeatherCraft 1132 75-Pocket Tool Backpack is the best bet. However, your tools need not be very heavy lest the straps will cut as a number of users report. It is an ideal electrician tool backpack because most electrical tools are usually fairly light.