There are plenty of reasons to avoid dropping things when you are working from ladders or staging: they could hit someone below, you’ll have to climb down to retrieve them, or they might break or get lost. Ergodyne’s new Topped Parts Pouch is designed prevent those things from happening.
The pouch is a bucket-shaped bag with a pair of stretchy neoprene flaps sewn over the top. Nuts, bolts, and other small items can be dropped onto the flaps and they’ll go into the pouch. But if you tip the pouch over they won’t fall out. Retrieving items is matter of pushing your hand between the flaps, grabbing them, and pulling them out.
The Topped Parts Pouch is designed for trades that work up high: iron workers, roofers, carpenters, masons, and the like. Loops on the back of it can be used to attach it to a tool belt or hang it from a carabiner. Tool tethers can be connected to the D-rings on front. The small loops on the sides can be used to store long narrow tools such as spud wrenches.
There are two different models, both the same size. The orange one is made from a waterproof tarpaulin material. The black one is 20-ounce waterproof canvas. The Topped Tool Pouch is expected to come out in January 2015 and will have an MSRP of $33.