Tool Belt Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

Almost everyone uses tool belts in the contrsuction industry. The five best tool belt products, compared and reviewed.

All tool belts are a handy accessory in any industrial related environment. Unbeatable for what they are, and something that can't be replicated by anything else, they're a must have piece of kit. They keep your tools exactly where you need them - close to hand, which means you get to work fluidly and without interruption.

The more popular tend to be manufactured from toughened nylon or leather, and they're hard working, hard wearing and capable of comfortably holding a variety of tools. Making use of them means trips to the tool bag or box are lessened, and they're great when it comes to ladder work or crawling around in a tight spot.

The five best tool bag products are featured below - best selling, best value for money and best all round rated rigs.

Milwaukee 49-17-0190 Tool Belt

This is the best selling of all the tool belts and comes from the Milwaukee camp. As a tool maker, they've got to have some idea about what we want from a tool belt and when you're wearing this one, you feel as though they probably do. It's impressive in it's function - it doesn't seem to need any additional extras, and it's packed with some cool nooks and crannies.

It's manufactured from polyester ripstop - tough enough to withstand pretty much anything, it's got a total of 3 spots to clip/hang tools, 32 separate pockets and space for your cell or radio. It fits from medium up to large - 30 to 38" - and once on and loaded, it takes the strain without becoming one. It works, it's effective, all you're kit is close to hand. A great price, great quality belt and lots of bang for your buck.

Milwaukee 49-17-0190 Tool Belt

Milwaukee's heavy-duty 33-pocket/3-piece tool belt is made from water-resistant 600 denier ripstop polyester material. The tool belt features 33 total pockets of various sizes a...


Custom LeatherCraft 1614 23-Pocket/5-Piece Comfortlift Combo System

This is the best custom tool belt and comes as a belt/suspenders combo. The suspenders help create a better weight distribution - meaning the belt stays around the waist rather than sagging or shifting around. The fabric is polyester 600 denier and feels strong enough to handle the usual demands of a good quality rig.

The pockets are larger, easier to get your hands in to retrieve tools and accessories, and the clips and loops for a hammer, tape measure extra do the job well. It feels robust, it stays where you put it, there's a lot going on for the price tag and and it won't let you down. A high end apron - there seems far more to it when it's in your hands, and well worth the price tag. Excellent tool bag.

Custom LeatherCraft 1614 23-Pocket/5-Piece Comfortlift Combo System

At a Glance...6 large pockets plus 13 additional sleeves and pockets hold a variety of tools2 hammer holders and a measuring-tape clipSleeves for a pry bar, carpenter's square, ...

$87.52  $86.52

Style n Craft 76-425 11 Pocket Tool Belt in Polyester

This is the best of the carpenter tool belts - and for the price it gives a lot of value. There's enough pockets for nails, screws and pins - the small stuff, and double hammer holder that feel comfortable when it's one and in place. It's another 600 denier polyester manufacture, built to stand up to a hard days work - plus the weight expectations or any half decent rig.

No suspenders with this one but it stays put pretty well and all the stitching, rivets and small details look well thought out and solid. With 11 pockets, a couple of places for hammers, room enough to stash your tape measure and a variety of accessories - as a carpenter or woodworker you don't need more from a belt. Absolutely the best bang for under 20 dollars.

Style n Craft 76-425 11 Pocket Tool Belt in Polyester

76425 Features: -Carpenter's tool belt.-Material: Heavy duty 600D polyester.-11 Pockets.-Stitching with heavy duty nylon thread.-Contrast polyester reinforced pouch binding.-2 M...

Only $34.99

DEWALT DG5690 20-Pocket Electrician's Combo Tool Belt

Next up - the best electricians tool belts - this one from Dewalt. A fine looking belt, it's well set for a day out with an electrician. It's tough enough, the manufacture including a double roller belt buckle, plus it's padded around the inner, adding comfort. here are six main pockets in a variety of different sizes and a further 24 that allow for a range of smaller accessories.

There's a main central pocket with a secure closure that works best with connectors and similar and in all - this is a belt that will forgive you every time you crawl around in tight places or dump the whole lot, fully loaded, in the back of the back of the truck. Great quality, surprisingly spacious, well designed - top buy for the electricians and testers among us.

DEWALT DG5690 20-Pocket Electrician's Combo Tool Belt

20-Pocket Electrician's combo tool belt5-Inch padded belt with Dri-Lex and double-tongue roller buckle for added comfort and better belt stability6-Main pockets with 24-addition...

Only $65.38

Occidental Leather 9850 Adjust-to-fitTM FatlipTM Tool Bag Set

This is the best of the leather tool belts and not set at a price for the faint-hearted but - what do you get for the mighty expenditure? Well - it's a high denier polyester and leather combo. The nylon makes up the larger areas, the leather comes in for the edging - which actually does more than it looks. The leather reinforces wherever it's stitched - the pocket bases, the pockets tops, in and around the buckle and roller.

The pockets are deep, well made and feature the well know 'Fat Lip' opening, and the belt itself is fully adjustable and made for a supreme comfort fit. There's a two in one centre hammer or tool holder and the whole rig, fully loaded, feels solid, capable and high quality. This is one for those looking for a belt that will work seriously hard - and last and last. Not the cheapest of tool belts but certainly the highest quality and a great investment.

Occidental Leather 9850 Adjust-to-Fit FatLip Tool Belt Set - Black

New Logo ? New Color ? New Design ? Same Legendary Quality ? USA Made Stronghold® FatLipTM Adjust?to?FitTM bags, this unique signature tool bag design has 24 pockets and tool ho...

Only $274.50
Updated: 06/25/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
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