The six Climate Gear weatherproof storage bags from Custom LeatherCraft feature weather-resistant zippers and durable interwoven tarpaulin construction with a polyester bottom with rubber strips. Shown here is the #1263 18-inch bag, which includes a large internal compartment with 14 webbing tool loops and pockets, a large external zipper compartment, a front tool cover, and a padded anti-slip shoulder strap. Price: #1263, $73; entire line, $13–$98. 800-325-0455. www.clccustomleathercraft.com.
The Allaso tool system, new from KK-Yas Corp., organizes, stores, and transports tools and accessories. The system includes removable and adjustable storage compartments, built-in key locks, a built-in task light, a retractable aluminum handle, and an EZ-Assist lift handle. The unit's exterior frame and structure are made from industrial-strength, weather- and chemical-resistant plastic, and its rubber tube wheels can be used on rough terrain. It comes in brown, dark gray, and black. Price: $200. 248-663-2415. www.allasotoolsystems.com.
Stanley's Cantilever Rolling Workshop offers multi-level storage–a toolbox, a tray, an organizer, and a large bottom bin–with a cantilever design that allows full accessibility. The unit features a telescopic handle, two side handles, heavy-duty wheels, and a large front latch that locks the entire unit. Price: $80. 800-782-6539. www.stanleyworks.com.
The Rooster Group's AWP 12-inch Tool Tote, model 1L-22225, features exterior rip-stop material for abrasion and tear tolerance, and double wall construction and a reinforced bottom for durability and strength. The bag has 14 exterior pockets, 13 interior tool loops and dividers, and a padded, adjustable shoulder strap. The rotating handle can be pushed to the side for easy access. Price: $33. 800-879-1333.www.roostergroup.com.
Jobsite Storage Boxes
A new line of seven jobsite storage boxes, manufactured by Greenlee and licensed by DeWalt, feature a shackle-less padlock; large, sturdy hinges; and an electrical access port that allows users to charge batteries locked inside the box. The units also include OSHA-rated skyhooks for fast and safe lifting. Heavy-duty casters and storage trays are optional. The line includes four heavy-duty chests, a slant-top and a flat-top box, and a cabinet. Price: $375–$1,545. 800-433-9258. www.dewalt.com.
The "doctor's style" Iron Mouth Tool Carry Bag from Occidental Leather has a frame-and-hinge design that allows the bag to open wider than its width for easy access. Custom designed and manufactured by Occidental, the frame is a 1/4-inch-diameter cold-rolled steel rod wrapped in leather; the custom-designed, industrial-quality vault hinge has bronze shaft bushings for smooth operation and a secure closure. The bag has an exterior of ballistic nylon with leather reinforcements plus foam padding, as well as leather corners, a reinforced bottom, and leather luggage feet. Features include two interior zipper pockets, triple-reinforced leather handles, and an optional leather shoulder strap. Price: medium, $150; large, $200. 707-824-2560. www.bestbelt.com.
The Contractor Tool Case (MSCART23CC) from Chicago Case Co. has a top hinged pallet that holds 48 tools and locks in the open position for easy access. In addition, a bottom pallet holds 30 wrenches and is removable to reveal a storage area underneath for larger tools. The easy-to-cut foam in the bottom compartment allows for customization for large tools. The case has a recessed, telescoping handle and 3-inch wheels. Price: $305. 800-927-2602. www.chicagocase.com.
Jobsite Storage Boxes
Jobmaster chests, available in seven sizes from 5 cubic feet to 25 cubic feet, are made with 16-gauge steel with fully arc-welded seams for extra strength and weather protection, says Knaack. The chests include the Watchman IV Single-Lock high-strength, dead bolt–style two-point latching system. Price: $286–$566. 800-456-7865. www.knaack.com.
Part of Ergodyne's Arsenal line of toolbelts, bags, and organizers, the 5860 56-pocket bucket organizer features 1680D ballistic poly construction and heavy-gauge six-ply nylon stitching. An ideal option for awkward-shaped tools, the unit fits on a standard 5-gallon bucket and includes 38 exterior pockets and 18 interior pockets, a padded cordless drill holster, an elastic strap for long-handled tools, hammer and tape loops, and a security pocket with a fastening closure; larger tools store in the bucket's interior. Price: $50. 800-225-8238. www.ergodyne.com.
Part of Duluth Trading Co.'s DTPro line, the Triple Threat tool bag is constructed of 1680 denier ballistic nylon that resists rips, tears, snags, and abrasions; leather trim and metal rivets at key pressure points; and nickel-plated D-rings and clips. The bag features a zipper compartment for hand tools, a zipper compartment for larger power tools, and a center fastener slot with an organizer that holds screws, nails, nuts, and bolts. It also includes three exterior pockets. Price: $62. 800-505-8888. www.duluthtrading.com.
Klein Tools' 5200-15 15-inch tool bag is made of Cordura ballistic nylon that resists abrasions, tears, and scuffs and features a molded bottom with durable impact modified polypropylene. The reinforced steel frame maintains the bag's shape while loading and unloading. The bag includes eight interior pockets, two exterior pockets, and two 2-inch-wide polypropylene-padded handles with leather wrap. An adjustable, slip-resistant shoulder strap is optional. Price: $119. 800-553-4676. www.kleintools.com.
Storage Box/Field Office
Delta Consolidated Industries
New from Delta Consolidated Industries, the Field Office combines storage space with an office center. The office center includes an extra-large, adjustable white desktop with pad-lockable storage underneath; a steel pegboard; and a deep shelf. Other storage components include built-in door storage shelves for tools and small parts, overhang and sidewall print tube storage, and a 30-cubic-foot side storage locker for items up to 60 inches long. The unit features one-handle lock operation, a heavy-duty lid, high-strength hinges, and EZ-Loader skid bolsters. Price: $2,200. 800-643-0084. www.deltastorage.com.
The H7936 18-Drawer Oak Tool Box from Grizzly features 18 drawers–17 drawers that measure 3-1/16 inches wide by 8-5/16 inches deep by 1-7/16 inches high and one drawer that measures 12-1/4 inches wide by 8-5/6 inches deep by 17/16 inches high. A locking panel encloses and secures the drawers, then slides under the unit when not in use. The chest, which measures 25 inches wide by 12-1/4 inches deep by 11-1/2 inches high, has reinforced metal corners and features felt lining inside the drawers and on the top panel and inside front panel. Price: $150. 800-523-4777. www.grizzly.com.
Lista International's Combination Cabinets offer an array of options for efficient storage and moving of items of all shapes and sizes. The cabinets come with a choice of bases–including mobile, fork truck, and wet clean–and can be configured with a variety of drawer sizes. Options include a shelf or roll-out tray and stainless steel, laminate, and butcher block tops. Several lock types are offered, including a keyless keypad lock, hinged lock bars, and removable core locks; a central locking system requires one key to lock all drawers. The cabinets, available in seven full sidewall heights, have a 440-pound load capacity. Price: Unavailable. 800-722-3020. www.listaintl.com.