Klein Tools Backpack Review 55485
The Klein Tool Master Backpack Review 55485 is made from durable nylon with a polyester lining. The back panel features two side pockets, one top pocket, and three interior zippered compartments. There are two large front mesh pockets and a small external mesh pocket on the left shoulder strap.
A padded laptop sleeve is included.
The main compartment measures 8″ x 11″ x 3″ (20cm x 25cm x 9cm). The hip belt adjusts to fit most adult sizes. The waist belt adjusts to fit most adult sizes.
There are four internal mesh pockets on the right side of the pack. Three have elastic bands at their bottom so they can be closed using a zipper or button closure. One has a looped cord lock flap that can be opened with a button or zipper closure.
Two other mesh pockets are located under the main compartment and one is located above the main compartment.
The bag can be carried in several ways. It has two adjustable backpack shoulder straps. It is carried like a backpack when the shoulder straps are used.
It can also be carried with a handle at the top when you are not using the shoulder straps. There is a D-ring on the top for hanging or carrying the bag by its strap.
The material looks and feels durable. The bag is sturdy and does not feel flimsy or like it will come apart at any time. The pockets are well designed and the zippers are heavy duty.
The bag is designed to be a work tool for a tradesman such as a plumber, electrician, or HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) technician. It can also be used for other purposes such as an overnight or weekend bag for students or business travelers.
It is a well-constructed bag with lots of room and pockets. The combination of colors looks good. The backpack straps are comfortable.
The shoulder strap is comfortable even when the bag is not sitting on your hips.
The bag has several areas that can be used to hold tools such as pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, or socket sets. Two interior pockets have elastic bands so they can be closed. There are also two main pockets with button or zipper closure.
It has more than adequate storage space for the average professional or student.
The only slight complaint is that the bag has no outside loops or rings on which to hang things such as your keys. This can be remedied with a carabiner or small hook.
The bag may also be a little small for some people. If you have a lot of tools and you are using it every day as your only tool bag, you will probably need to supplement it with a cart or toolbox on wheels.
The bag is a little on the expensive side. If you don’t have the money for it, you can get a medium-priced bag and supplement it with a small tool box or a small set of screwdrivers, pliers, etc. You can hang these on the bag itself or use a carabiner or small chain to hang them from one of the handles or D-rings.
The bag is easy to clean. Just wipe it off with a damp cloth. If it gets heavily soiled, soak up the dirt or grease with a wet cloth and then wipe it off with a dry cloth.
Store the bag out of direct sunlight as ultraviolet rays can break down the material over time so it won’t last as long.
The bag is well worth the money if you can afford it. It is a quality item that should last for years and years. If you can’t afford it, you might want to try a less expensive bag or try to make your own tool bag.
An excellent idea that some people have used is to start with a duffel bag or other inexpensive bag and add tool loops inside so you can hang your tools from the bag. This way you can carry quite a few tools in a cheap bag.
Whatever bag you get, make sure it is something you will not mind getting grease on or dirty because you WILL get it dirty and it WILL leak grease onto it no matter how hard you try to avoid it.
The bag in the picture is the one I have and use regularly.
&^%$#@! IT! This is a perfect example of why carrying your own tools is a good idea.
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