Having a toolbox is one, to have very well made tool belt is another thing. Its all well and good having a toolbox you carry and store your tools in. But it can quite the hassle to bend down and search for the tool you need to use, so this is where a tool belt comes in. You get to carry your much beloved tools around your waist, just grab them from your waist. There is no need for to bend down grab the tool you want.
How Did We Pick
So we brought in 20 tool belt in and tested each one of them over the course of 18 hour. We tested them for their capacity to carry, the comfort while wearing it, and durability.
We evaluated its capacity to carry by counting how many compartments a belt has and how many types of tools it can carry in one time. As for the durability, we evaluated durability of each belts by carrying a lot of tools and lots of movements. Should a belt able to withstand abuse from movements and weights, means it is well constructed. We also evaluated the strapping for each belts, how comfortable it feels when worn for a long period of time.
We removed the ones that do not meet and pass our tests, hence, we picked the best belt and two runner ups from the list.
The Top Three Tool Belt
MagnoGrip 203-017 Magnetic Carpenter’s Tool Belt
Just like its name, this tool belt grips tightly and firmly at every single tools you stick in it with its magnetized pocket nail. So, you don’t have to worry about your tools accidentally fall out of it tight grip.
This tool belt is made from durable denier nylon and 100% double layered, meaning it can take up quite a number of tools in it without worrying that it might tear apart. For additional durability, each of key stress point on this tool belt has been reinforced with rivets.
MagnoGrip tool belt has 12 pockets to store every compulsory tools you need within your reach while you’re working on projects. The main pockets on this tool belt do not have zipper or any sort of closing, they stay open for quick and easy access to your tools. The small magnetic nails in the pockets help to keep small things in place, so you can easily pick them up, no need to rummage through the belt.
If you’re a carpenter then this tool belt is perfect for you because the magnetic properties of this tool belt help to keep those small nails, bolts, screws and whatnot in place.
- Double layered
- Magnetic grip
- Key points reinforced with rivets for extra durability
DEWALT DG5650 31-Pocket Professional Carpenter’s Pro-combo Apron
This time around, DEWALT is beaten and placed at the second place. But do not underestimate this tool belt because it has some neat features to it as well. The first is that this belt is pro-apron combo with 6″ thick padding and has Dri-Lex liner. Another feature of this tool belt is the double-roll tongue buckle belt and a neat holder for your phone as well as plenty of pockets to hold your tools and small things like screws and nails.
Oh, it comes with two strong-gripped hammer holders and a built-pocket for storing utility knife. With its patented belt it is easier to carry it around and with all the large pockets it have, it is very convenient to store and carry small items like nails, screws, parts, pencil, and other small tools or items, and the belt can be adjusted to suit your comfort.
Unlike MagnoGrip, this tool belt has a zippered pocket which perfect for holding your valuables like wallet, wedding ring, keys, or lanyard. So they’d be safe from harm.
- Has total 35 pockets; 11 front pockets and 24 small pockets
- 31 sleeves for holding small items
- Adjustable fit
Task Tools T77265 Carpenter’s Apron, Oil-Tanned Split with Leather Belt, 12-Pocket
Stylish looking, functional and affordable, couldn’t get any better offering than this eh? To make things better, it comes with 12 pockets –each in different sizes. This tool belt has 2″ wide reversed heavy-duty saddle bag leather belt with rounded corner pockets for easy access to your tools.
If you’re looking for comfort and safety in one package, this tool belt has it. The roller buckets provide those two things to you along with two rust-resistant and nickel-plated hammer holders that’ll grip firmly at your hammer.
What’s a carpenter or a handyman without his tool belt to hold his arsenals of tools. With this Task Tool apron belt, the need to carry your tools around with you and durable to daily elements abuse. The oil-tanned split leather can last for a very long time with a proper care to it.
- Plenty of pockets with different sizes
- Durable, affordable and stylish