Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I hope everyone is ready for Christmas, we’re only a few days away now and my four day weekend starts today!
I couldn’t think of a better product to review than the LeatherCraft 1539 toolbag since we are so close to Christmas. It would make a great Christmas present for those in trade work or even for those weekend warriors looking for an easier way to transport their tools.
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Remember how I was talking quality? Well folks it doesn’t get more quality than this. Even though this bag is made in China I would still have to say that in my opinion this is one of the best tool bags that you can buy.
I’m going to go ahead and get the negatives that I could find on this bag out of the way now. Of the negative reviews that I have read one of the few thing wrongs with the bag is that the shoulder strap breaks over time. Some customers have said that it broke after only a few months of use while others said it broke but after years of use carrying forty pounds of tools. A few of the customers tried to contact the customer service department to get a replacement strap but they ended up getting nowhere since the vendor is out of China. I did find this recommendation for those of you who want to spend a bit more money and get the ‘heavy duty’ bag e.g. the Veto Pro Pac Tech. That bag is more for the contractor who is using it day and day out. I will try and do a review on this bag in the near future. Bottom line is that if you buy this 1539 LeatherCraft bag the chances of the shoulder strap failing is high.
The other negative of the bag that I have seen from a few customers is the lack of organization. The complaints weren’t near as many as the shoulder strap failing but it was there. It is difficult to find the tool that you are looking for especially if you have a shorter tool stored in one of the deeper pockets. These tools can ‘disappear’ in the deep pockets never to be found again. It’s not much of a complaint but I can see how it could be frustrating trying to search for the tool that you know is in there.
Alright so we got the bad stuff out of the way. Let’s take a look at the positives of this tool bag. First thing’s first, the shoulder strap may fail after hours of use but that is the only thing that will fail. There are numerous accounts of hundreds of hours of use with this bag and the exterior, interior, and everything else is still in perfect condition. Quality is not an issue here. The bag will hold up over time.
The bag comes in at about six pounds so it isn’t too heavy to lug around either. Most of the reviews that I’ve read users carry about thirty to forty pounds of tools in it constantly. The bag holds up… except for that damn shoulder strap!
The main compartment of the bag is quite roomy and allows you to easily fit a drill, battery charger, drill set, water bottles, and anything else you would want. Along with the main bag there are plenty of pockets for storage including multiple loops for hammer or other tools.
Overall, I would recommend this product. It’s the one of the great tool bags out there. In the good, better, best approach this bag would rank up there with the better. It can be bought on Amazon.com directly. If you’re looking for the best bag and want to spend a little more check out the Veto Pro Pac Tech.
I can confidently say that the only thing you would have to worry about this tool bag is that darned shoulder strap. The rest of the product will withhold the test of time and hours and hours of hard use. If you’re still not convinced there is a YouTube review below as well on this very same product.
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