The 15 Best Tool Bags Perfect For Every Budget And Every Need

By 05.16.17

First, man discovered tools, then he realized he needed a place to put all those tools and so the cavemen came up with the first tool bag. Of course, tool bag technology has increased a bit since then. Sure, it’s still a bag into which you put your glorious tools, only now you can fit more of them, and some bags even help you do more than that. Somewhere, that noble caveman is giving a Tim Taylor grunt of approval.

Of course, with new bags and new styles comes choice. You’re going to have to decide exactly what you need and want in a tool bag. But don’t worry, I’m here to help you out. I’ve hand-picked the 15 best tool bags on Amazon. All you have to do is read through, pick out the one you need, click on it, and let your tool bag dreams come true.

Custom LeatherCraft 1539 Multi-Compartment 50 Pocket Tool Bag

50 pockets are a lot of pockets, bros. That means you can not only carry all your tools, you can keep them organized so you don’t end up wasting time and energy digging for the right tool while on the job. But it’s not all small tools. The LeatherCraft 1539 also has a large center compartment which will allow you to carry multiple power tools without a problem.

Price: $57.99
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Rothco G.I. Type Mechanics Tool Bag

Not everyone needs a huge tool bag to haul around. Sometimes, you just need a smaller bag for those delicate jobs, and this bag by Rothco fits the bill. Only 11” long, it will stay out of your way while still hauling plenty of tools – the interior has eight organizable pockets, and the exterior has two snap-button pockets. And it’s all packaged in a comfortable to carry cotton canvas.

Price: $14.78
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DeWalt DG5543 16” Tradesman’s Tool Bag

Not too small, not too big, this bag is just right at 16”. And with thirteen interior pockets and twenty exterior pockets, it’s more than bag enough to handle your needs. It’s also made with heavy-duty pads on the bottom to both provide durability and to protect your tools from the environment.

Price: $38.94
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BLACK+DECKER BDCMTSB Matrix Wide-Mouth Storage Bag

At 21”, this is a pretty big bag, with a wide mouth so you can easily store and remove your tools when you need to without fussing around. And with a sturdy plastic base, this bag is built with one thing in mind: holding an assload (technical term) of your tools.

Price: $21.57
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Stanley STST70574 12” Soft-Sided Tool Bag

Another smaller bag, Stanley designed this for the dude with the hand tools. After all, it can be a pain in the ass to have to hunt around a bigger bag for a small hand tool. They get lost in there. But not in this bag, which is the perfect size for your hand tool needs. But, it’s also big enough to carry a cordless drill, so you don’t have to sacrifice your power tools.

Price: $14.13
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Milwaukee BAG17MIL 17” Heavy Duty Canvas Tool Bag

This is a good size bag with an open design which allows you to store plenty of large tools, including power saws and the like. It’s simple, yet extremely effective, the perfect bag for anyone who needs to haul around the big guns without being so big that it’s in the way all the time.

Price: $32.95
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Klein Tools 55439BPTB Tradesman Pro Tech Backpack 2.0

It’s a kickass tool bag that you can just strap on your back and go to work with your hands free. But it’s much more than that. It’s also designed to fit a laptop up to 3” thick in a special padded compartment built to keep it safe from the rest of your tools. It’s really a kickass backpack/tool bag/laptop bag, perfect for anyone in the tech game who has to work out in the field.

Price: $114.57
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Internet’s Best Soft-Sided Tool Bag

At 25” this is the bag for anyone who needs to carry around some serious power tools. The wide mouth and soft-side design makes it both flexible and easy to use. This is a big boy bag for big boy tools.

Price: $31.99
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Custom LeatherCraft 1579 20” Open-Top Soft Sided Tool Box

This bag is interesting because it’s basically a tool bag/box hybrid. You can carry it with you like a bag thanks to the attached strap and the soft-side design. But you can also set it down and use it like an ordinary toolbox. But it’s no ordinary toolbox, with a removable metal frame partition, which you can use to customize your box/bag according to your individual needs.

Price: $56.85
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Workpro 12” Close Top Wide Mouth Storage Tool Bag

Another great option for those who need a smaller bag, it’s also sturdy and durable thanks to a rubber foam bottom. And at only $12.99, you aren’t going to find a better bag for the price.

Price: $12.99
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DeWalt DG5511 24” Pro Contractor’s Gear Bag

This bag is huge. How huge? There are accounts in the user comments of the bag simultaneously holding multiple saws, drills, lights, batteries, drill bits, chargers, and just about anything you can think of. This is the bag for anyone who needs to store an entire damn work site.

Price: $49.99
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Veto Pro Pac TECH PAC Service Technician Bag

Look, sometimes you just need to splurge in order to make your life easier. In other words, you get what you pay for, and at $269.95, you’re getting a lot with this bag. As the name suggests, it’s perfect for service technicians, with four huge storage bays and a thick polypropylene base which ensures that it won’t tip over on you. This is a bag designed especially for HVAC techs, and with a padded back fitted with straps, it also converts to a monster backpack, so you can keep your hands free to work. This bag isn’t just a tool bag, it’s an investment in your career and in yourself.

Price: $269.95
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OREGON CORDLESS 40 Volt MAX Tool Bag

At 27” long, with a PVC coated exterior and a water and oil resistant interior, this bag is designed for one thing: carrying your badass chainsaw. And with seven interior storage spaces, you can also neatly carry all your chainsaw accessories. This is the bag Leatherface would own and that dude knows his chainsaws. That’s all I’m saying.

Price: $55.99
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Occidental Leather 9850 Adjust-to-Fit Fat Lip Tool Bag Set

Not just an ordinary tool bag, this is a tool belt, with two tool bags built right into it. This is the bag – or bags – for anyone who needs the ultimate in hands free tool baggery. The bags are 10” deep with 24 pockets to carry all the small tools you need while on the job. This is basically a wearable work station, and while the price may be steep, you’ve got to remember that you get what you pay for and for a production carpenter, this is a godsend.

Price: $274.50
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DeWalt DGCL33 33-Pocket Lighted USB Charging Tool Backpack

As you can see from the name, this is a bag that pretty much does it all. Aside from being a kickass tool bag/backpack hybrid, its USB charging battery dock allows you to simultaneously charge two devices while you carry them. It also has an LED light system built into the bag to keep you illuminated when you’re working in dark or tight spaces. It’s also big enough to carry a wide variety of power tools. Basically, this bag does it all. You should give part of your paycheck to this bag. This is the ultimate tool bag, a tool bag that the first tool-storing caveman would worship like a god.

Price: $119.00
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