Klein Tools Tradesman Pro Organizer Backpack 55421BP-14 Review
This review will focus on the Klein Tradesman Pro Backpack 55421BP-14, a tool bag designed for electricians, telecom technicians, and other tradesmen.
A tradesman’s tool bag can be just as important as the tools it’s carrying. The tool bag stores, transports, organizes, and protects the tools pros rely on to get their work done. Just like a well-made tool, a durable, high-quality tool bag is an investment which will pay for itself many times over during its useful lifetime.
The Tradesman Pro line of tool bags and organizers from Klein Tools embodies this thinking. They were designed with ruggedness, organization, and the pro’s comfort in mind.
Materials & Construction
Like many other Klein bags, the Tradesman Pro Backpack is made from 1680 denier nylon, with robust stitching throughout. There’s also a metal D-ring with a an attached loop on the side of the backpack for securing small wire spools or a roll of tape.
The front of the bag has a small, hard molded pocket with a zipper. This is great for stashing smaller and more fragile items like safety glasses, smartphones, or multimeters.
This tool bag also features a molded bottom, which serves two purposes: providing a flat surface which keeps the bag upright when set down while also protecting all the gear inside the bag from water and other fluids which might be on the ground. This molded bottom extends up about 1.5” up the bag to block fluid infiltration.
Storage compartments and areas
Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of this bag is the plethora of well-arranged pockets. The bag has a total of 39 pockets, with 35 of them on the inside. Many of these are built in a tiered arrangement, allowing many tools to be carried vertically. All these vertical pockets make for easy tool identification, location, and access, and are perfect for long hand tools like screwdrivers, pliers, crimpers, etc . . .
Two of the interior pockets have flaps which are secured via hook and loop fasteners, designed for storing small items (like loose hardware) which otherwise might fall out.
Below the hard molded pocket on the front of the bag is a large zipper pocket for storing small parts and tools. Alternatively, this pocket is also a great place to put larger items like cordless drills or even a spool of cable.
The Tradesman Pro bag features an orange interior for easily finding and identifying tools.
Comfort & Carrying
When empty, this tool bag weighs in at 6 lbs. The generous padding on the shoulder straps keeps techs comfortable, even when carrying a bag fully loaded with tools. With two handles on the top, this bag can also be hand carried, should the need the arise.
The Tradesman Pro backpack from Klein tools is a highly durable and functional tool bag for telecom techs, electrical contractors, plumbers, and other tradesmen. With plenty of compartments, solid construction, and attention to the professional’s comfort, this backpack is worth considering the next time you’re in the market for a tool bag.