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Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ImYourPlumbercom Not thrilled
I ordered this bag expecting what was shown online. Instead I got the bag shown below. So I'll review the bag I got.
First off, the bag seems well made. The heavy rubber/plastic bottom should should take years and years of abuse before wearing thru. The fabric is also very strong and looks quite durable. All straps, and handles are well stitched and the zipper glides smoothly.
Now the down side. As shown the bag is tall and narrow. The sides of the bag are not stiff. So when tools are put in the internal pockets the bag crumples. This makes using the bag very annoying and the bottom of the bag useless because you have to shove the tools aside to get to the bottom.
It can with an accessory pouch with a hammer loop but the bag is too short so the hammer lays on the floor anyway.
This bag is useless as a plumber's bag as far as I can tell, but would be good for a finish nailer or for jumper cables and some road tools. I plan to use it for road trips. Basic change of clothes and some man gear would fit just right in this rugged bag.
October 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fxp1 Handy tool pouch and bag
TOUGHBUILT 12.7 in. 14-Compartment Plumbers Pouch and Shoulder Strap is not just for plumber's tools. Its a good size pouch or bag, has a pop out leg which lets the pouch stand open on the floor. It comes with shoulder hooks and a padded strap for carrying, can be mounted on a belt with a removable clip, too. The belt mechanism is a separate piece that clips on the belt and then has a quick mechanism to attach and lock to the bag. The bag has a higher back with a lip for holding, lifting and attaching the belt clip. The bag is about 12 by 12-inches and 9-inches deep. It has one Velcro wide strap to hold large tools on the outside of the pack where I attached my cordless drill. It also has a hammer loop next to it. The main body of the pouch is divided into compartments with smaller loops all around it. It has a good size pocket up front that can be used for holding fasteners and other supplies. There are four open tool holders for pliers, a tape measure holder and a metal spring clip on the other side. It's made of a really tough material that can take plenty of abuse and is reinforced along with plenty of rivets at stress points. I chose this one because have a lot of tools and a bunch of really heavy toolboxes. Often when I go to do a project I only need a couple of them to work. For me, this pouch is the right size for those projects. I can strap a hammer or cordless drill on the outside of the pouch, throw in a bunch of other stuff in the main compartment and sling it over my shoulder. Too big and I might as well take a toolbox and too small and its never taken. No, this is the right size for jobs, whether its plumbing, electrical or other work where a handful of tools are needed. Finally, if loaded the pouch and clip can take it, but your pants might not. Well, that's my thinking on this one, pouch works just fine.
December 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Salex High quality, versatile tool pouch
This is my third pouch from this product line, and I get a ton of use out of all three. All the compartments are reinforced with multiple layers of fabric so sharp tools like speed squares won't wear through. The pouch's seams are hidden so you won't lose nails or screws in them. There are multiple pouches and smaller elastic organizers for pliers, screwdrivers, sharpies, chisels, whatever you need to carry - they are quite versatile and the elastic organizers hold things tightly in place. There is also an outer pouch for things like screws or a tape measure, although there is actually a metal tape measure clip on the very outside, in addition to a hammer-holder loop and a holster for a drill or nail gun.
Although Tough Built makes a belt specifically for their pouches, you don't need it. This fits just fine on my regular leather belt (1-1/2" wide) and also on my canvas base tool belt (2" wide). Once you have a clip installed on your belt, you can use the quick-release to remove one pouch and replace it with another. The belt clip comes with the pouch. This pouch also comes with a padded shoulder strap that works well on its own, or as a "helper' for taking some weight off your hips/waist if you're wearing the pouch on a belt. One fantastic feature of this pouch is the kick-stand - when you remove the pouch, you can pull a rigid stand out from the bottom/back side and it stands upright at an angle - so you can still access your stuff easily when not wearing the pouch, and your stuff won't all fall out.
February 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ivycat Very useful for fencing
I got this "plumbers pouch" to hold tools and supplies while I am doing fencing work on my ranch. It is great for this. The problem I have had doing fencing has been the lack of a way to carry all of the tools and supplies up and down hills without having to constantly go back to the barn or truck. Even doing repairs to fencing requires you to carry various tools along with replacement insulators for the electrified strands. The insulators have always been a problem since they are quite bulky and I needed a pouch/pocket that had lots of room and was easy to reach all the way to the bottom. The big pocket on this item fits the task perfectly. It is also a REALLY nice feature that you can unclip the pouch from your belt and set it on its stand while you work. I have had times where I was reaching through a fence and leaned so much that the contents of my tool belt dumped out on the ground.
December 18, 2015