The 20 Best Tool Bags Perfect For Every Budget And Every Need

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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.

McGuire-Nicholas Collapsible Tote
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This 15” bag gives you not just space on the inside, but on the outside too with fourteen exterior pockets. And when you’re finished for the day and all your tools are put away, it collapses down so you can save space. It’s also among the most affordable tool bags out there. All of this adds up to Amazon’s #1 best seller in tool bags.

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Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag
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Carhartt lends its weighty name to the tool bag game with this 14” bag, which is built to be durable with that Carhartt toughness, including a water-resistant finish because Carhartt knows you do a lot of your work outdoors, rain or shine. It also features seventeen exterior pockets, meaning you get a lot of space added to your, well, space.

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WORKPRO Heavy Duty Tool Bag
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This 18” bag is built to handle whatever you need it to, hence the whole “heavy duty” of it all. It’s built from durable polyester and has a hard bottom to ensure that it can take the heaviest of your tools. It also has a handy shoulder-strap because WORKPRO understands that sometimes you gotta go hands-free, especially when those hands are on the job.

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Bucket Boss The Buckateer
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Well, I mean it’s a bucket. It’s not exactly a tool bag, but let’s not quibble like nerds, okay? The point is that it can carry all your tools, especially since it fits a five-gallon bucket. That’s a lot of room for your tools. But it also has exterior pockets for your finer tools, and loops for all your hammers. And, maybe best of all, that bucket design leaves for a lot of open space so you can just reach in and grab what you need without a bunch of rummaging around in the dark.

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Dewalt Heavy Duty Contractor Bag
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You know if a brand like Dewalt is telling you that something is heavy duty, it’s friggin’ heavy duty. And this huge 20” bag is exactly that. That’s enough room for a drill and an impact driver, and since it’s that Dewalt heavy duty, it’s not gonna rip or tear on you when you need it most.

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Dickies Work Gear Work Bag
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Sometimes you don’t want a gigantic bag getting in your way, especially if you have to work in tight spaces. Enter this 12” bag, which is just big enough to fit your essentials without crowding your game. It also has that Dickies durability going for it. When a brand is known for making tough work pants, you know that its tool bags will be built to last too.

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Klein Tools Canvas Bolt Bag
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Speaking of smaller bags, this little tote bag is perfect for holding all your nuts and bolts, a necessity for anyone in that game. I mean, with a bigger bag all those little guys get lost pretty easily. Frustrating, right? Not with this bag, which makes the perfect companion bag for your larger tool bag.

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Husky Water-Resistant Contractor’s Bag
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This 18” bag is built to last, which you can kinda guess give the water-resistant thing right there in the name. The 18” gives you plenty of space, and the extra-thick handles mean that it can handle a lot of weight without giving on you. It also has plenty of pockets – 29 in all – so you can effectively sort your tools, making retrieval a snap.

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Rugged Tools Cable Bag
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Something a little different, this is nonetheless a necessity for anyone with any sort of vehicle, which I’m pretty sure means, well, everyone. You put a pair of jumper cables in here along with a flashlight, maybe a first aid kit, a tow rope or anything else you need in case of car related emergencies, and you’re good to go. Not all tools are for work, some are for your everyday needs, and those need a tool bag too.

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ToughBuilt Massive Mouth Tool Bag
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This tool bag is a monster. Let’s just toss out some numbers for you: 26”. 62 pockets and loops. Yes, 62. I mean, these speak for themselves, right? This is the bag for all those who need to haul around the big guns every day. And the “massive mouth” means that it will open wide for you whenever you need to get one of those beauties out. This is America, baby. Go big or go home.

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Custom LeatherCraft 1539 Multi-Compartment 50 Pocket Tool Bag
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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.

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Rothco G.I. Type Mechanics Tool Bag
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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.

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DeWalt DG5543 16” Tradesman’s Tool Bag
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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.

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Milwaukee BAG17MIL 17” Heavy Duty Canvas Tool Bag
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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.

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Klein Tools 55439BPTB Tradesman Pro Tech Backpack 2.0
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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.

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Internet’s Best Soft-Sided Tool Bag
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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.

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Veto Pro Pac TECH PAC Service Technician Bag
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Look, sometimes you just need to splurge in order to make your life easier. In other words, you get what you pay for, and 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.

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OREGON CORDLESS 40 Volt MAX Tool Bag
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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.

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Occidental Leather 9850 Adjust-to-Fit Fat Lip Tool Bag Set
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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.

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DeWalt DGCL33 33-Pocket Lighted USB Charging Tool Backpack
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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.

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