QUESTION: What has 67 pockets and can keep over 100 tools organized, dry and easily accessible?
ANSWER: It’s the Veto Pro Pac tool bag.
The folks atVeto Pro Pac recently sent me their XL bag to evaluate and review.
Veto Pro Pac make tool bags convenient tool storage and transport to the job site. Veto Pro Pac tool bags have a fixed-center panel design with vertically tiered pockets on either side of the fixed center panel that make for organized on board tool storage and easily accessible.
Veto claims that their bags are designed to stand up to the rigors of the commercial job site . We decided to see if this claim was true, so we filled our bag up and headed of to the job site where the environment is not too friendly to tools or tool bags!
I have several tool bags [one of my bags is pictured below – last picture] and expected this bag to be another similar design. I was wrong. The bags are constructed of PVC impregnated 1800 Denier weatherproof fabric and feels well made and durable. The bottom of these bags will not damage floors like a metal tool box or a soft bag with sharp tools sticking out of holes in the bottom. I really liked that the bag can be zippered shut to protect my tools from the elements.
The bag has a base made of a 3 mm thick polypropylene which is waterproof ~ a real nice detail for unpredictable site weather or damp job site conditions. The over molded ergonomic hand grip along with a non-slip padded shoulder strap provide comfort while transporting.
The Veto Pro Pac XL tool-bag has 67 pockets and measures 20.25” H X 16.5” L X 9.5” W (14.5” H with handle folded down) This bag has lots of pockets I filled it up with my most reached for tools and took it to the to test it out. The bag has heavy duty zippers that work extremely well and seem super durable.
I immediately noticed that this bag has some weight to it. When I started to look at how the bag was constructed I could easily justify the weight. This bag is super solid and has a bullet proof bottom – that adds weight. Once loaded with tools the bag was heavy but VERY well balanced. My other bags were heavy too but sagged when I carried them. My old bags also have tool blow outs where tools have ripped through the tool bags bottom. I don not see this happening with the Veto bags.
Using the Veto Pro Pac XL Tool Bag:
I like the external tape measure clip – and find myself using it a lot. This tool bag has amazed me at the amount of tools it holds and how sturdy it is, it is clear that a lot of thought went into it
On the very first week using this tool bag I was replacing a water pump in a landscape fountain. I used my pump to drain the basin and water sprayed everywhere. The bag got a little wet and actually sat in a small puddle of water before I noticed it and moved it. No worries and no water penetrated the bag.
The bag has a unique design that I have not seen before. When you unzip the bag the flap has snaps that allow you to fold the flap down and stow it out of the way.
Carrying the bag I felt the weight of the tools. One thing that is important to mention is that the Veto Pro Pac tool bag comes with a shoulder carry strap. This padded strap is one of the nicest I’ve seen. It has Velcro to stow out of the way, can be quickly removed it needed and really makes carrying your tools a hands free reality!
I purposely placed this bag on the ground, in puddles and threw it in the back of my truck to see how it would stand up. I found nothing negative to report.
One thing that was quickly noticeable on the job site was how convenient and organized my tools now are. It has plenty of room for all my tools and I found the shallow pockets in bottom are great for small parts and material needed on the job.
All in all, I was impressed with this tough tool bag, it has been performing on the job site now for several weeks and will no doubt provide years and years of reliable service.
The Veto Pro Pac tool bag is pricey at $144.00 but it’s super rugged and weatherproof design will keep your tools organized, protected, and easy to find. Having all of my most reached for tools organized in a quick to access fashion made my job go smoother and quicker. There is nothing worse than fumbling for a tool, every time you reach in your tool bag. It is truly a well engineered bag and will I promise you it will outlast cheaper competitor bags.