Best Tool Roll / Pouch

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by AdvRat, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. AdvRat

    AdvRat Adventurer

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    I'm looking for the best, most usefull tool roll/pouch to start laying out my tool kit. I was wondering which company seems to make the best design or strongest product. Not looking at something so large I can take my whole shop tool chest, just a very nice design, that is large enough to hold a standard assortment or tools.

    I received the tool kit from my bike manufacturer and even tho it's filled with a decent selection of tools, they are all just piled in one big pouch. I know I will be picking up some other specialized tools so I wanted something with a little extra room and compartments to do a little organizing.

    Any recommendations would be great. Also any one have a link or two to their favorite tool kit or list? I'm looking for something for backcountry/longer travel oriented stuff. I'm sure I'll have to pick and choose when it's all over, but wanted some recommendations to start. Thanks.
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  2. peanut_gallery

    peanut_gallery Been here awhile

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    I picked up a 14 pocket tool roll from harbor freight last year when I was setting up my tool kit. It is like canvas on the inside and fake leather on the out, rolls up and ties shut. This past year I got rid of a few tool i no longer need and just cut along one of the pocket stitches to make the roll smaller. I paid like $6 or $7 for it.
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  3. AngryScot

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    Guy in vendors makes whatever you want or can think of in tool rolls, might be worth a try. You pay a little more for the custom thing but worth it to get what you want.
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  4. Mr. J

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    wolfman makes a nice, albiet smallish, tool roll. (no velcro)

    http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Accessories/tool_roll.html

    arsenal (except for velcro - i can't deal)

    http://www.ergodyne.com/products/pages/default.aspx?PCA=85&PRD=264

    bucket boos (velcro!)

    http://www.coastaltool.com/a/ab/boss/bo07004.html

    chase harper (no velcro - i'm feelin' it)

    http://www.bikebandit.com/chase-harper-tool-roll

    flying racing (back to velcro)

    http://www.bikebandit.com/fly-racing-deluxe-tool-pouch

    kriega (velco strap - might be okay)

    http://www.kriega.com/products/Tool-Roll.html

    dirt bike gear (straps!!!)

    http://www.dirt-bike-gear.com/tool_wrap.html

    clc (little velcro)

    http://www.goclc.com/products/detail002.asp?partNo=1173

    off road trail tools (can't see no velcro)

    http://www.offroadtrailtools.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=164

    toolpak (very stoic)

    http://www.toolpak.com/


    as noted, i judge tool rolls by the amount of velcro they use!
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  5. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I have several tool rolls, include some high dollar ones.. by far the best one I have found and now sits in my panniers is the bucket boss. The velcro pockets to hold ratchets is outstanding. Plus it is way cheap.. they are all over the place for less than $20.
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  6. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    That's quite the list Mr J. Thanks

    The dirt bike gear guy makes good stuff. BTW
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  7. the_gr8t_waldo

    the_gr8t_waldo Long timer

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    tool rolls look like a beautiful way to store tools, but when it come to storeing tools on a motorcycle i would take a page out of the manf.'s book and look to a bag... perferably in something that will NOT absorb water. besides not fostering a place where tools rust in darkness, they will pack smaller and can be stored in a lot more places, than a tool roll. my personal fav is a small section of car tire inner tube cut long enought to fold over both ends and then some rubber bands fashioned from the same inner tube, to hold the flap/folds, closed. most tools are not so delicate that they have be isolated from contact from other tools.
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  8. RVDan

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    +1

    The tool roll itself makes the tools twice as bulky. It adds space between everything. Yes they are very nice to work out of, but I don't believe the space compromise is worth it.

    My tools are in a canvas bag sold as a "screwdriver bag" at Walmart.
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  9. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    A good compromise I've found between usability and bulk is to get a fairly heavy duty ziplock bag. Put tools in that and roll it up tight (done right, it holds the tools as close together as you would get tying them together and it prevents rattling, as well as keeping dirt/water out) and then chuck this a cordura outer-bag.
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  10. lakota

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  11. Subutai

    Subutai Been here awhile

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    Which bike you've got?

    If you're still lacking the tools, I recommend Motion Pro Trail Tool. You can get it metric or inch-wise. This little baby does about everything and you can add the sockets or tools(torx) you specifically need and they still fit in the pouch which it comes in. It replaces allen, phillips, flathead and the most common socket sizes and even has a bottlecap opener. I got mine on sale and it might be the best 50 euro spent in a while for me. It eats your normal one-by-four sockets so you can fit it with about any tool you want. The pouch is about the size of your regular man's wallet. Check out the vid from adv-spec: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QMsjjnUzFA
    (in the vid he has extra sockets which make the zipper a tight closure)

    I too was looking for a tool roll, and still kinda am, but they do not seem to sell them here, haven't seen a single one being sold in any store. Also it would have to fit below the seat for easy access, and I don't think it would, as the bikes own tool pouch is a tight fit and with the trail tool you really have to play a little jigsaw to get it to fit. So I would have to order it and evaluate the usefulness by pics or vids, which I'm reluctant to do.
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  12. ShadyRascal

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  13. gear_head

    gear_head Been here awhile

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  14. Geezeronadeezr

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    I have the Enduro kit, they have everthing in them and you can customize the set up for your ride.
    they have two other sizes as well depending on how much you want to carry.:thumb
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  15. bigtex

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  16. romeo one

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    I found a school pencil/pen case in plastic with a zip the full length,it`s like a 3in tube about 8in long with ends,I bought 3 in our £1 shop.
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  17. romeo one

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    And it fits nicely in the tool tube.
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  18. KingRat

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    I've got the Kriega, like it a lot.

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  19. AdvRat

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    I really like the looks of that one, but it looks huge. It looks like you can fit "everything" in it. Can I ask how big it is both open and rolled or folded up? You have a very nice selection of tools inside. Can I also ask what bike you have that kit setup for? Thanks.
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  20. Bajatacoma

    Bajatacoma Why me?

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    Home Depot also sells some pouches labeled under their Husky brand that work well enough. They're under $10 and I just roll it down and tie it with a piece of paracord. I didn't see them on the website but they did list a document bag for under $3.
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