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Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by DragonRider, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. DragonRider

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    Greetings

    With the start of a new job I'm looking for a small tool bag to be able to carry the following in my EDC Work Bag

    2 6-8 inch screwdrivers
    1 needle nose pliers
    1 6-8 inch slip joint pliers
    1 6-8 inch Vise Grip pliers
    1 6-8 inch Wire Cutter
    2-3 rows of sockets/drivers that fit hex handled driver
    1 Utility Knife
    1 small hack saw
    1 EOD Bar
    1 EMT Shears
    1 Fenix E01
    1 Pen
    1 Bic Auto Pencil
    2 Sharpies, 1 black, 1 silver

    I'm thinking of a Maxpedition Cocoon OR a Tad Gear OP1, but I don't know if that will all fit. If you have either one can you make a guess if it would work. I would be happy with either a pouch, a rollup, etc.. I have everything right now in a Responder II Pouch from County Comm, but its a to big and doesn't fit well in my bag.

    Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated!

    John
     
  2. Bubba

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    DragonRider, I looked at my Maxpedition Cocoon and it is too small to carry all the tools you listed. Perhaps you could pack several of them in tightly, but that would stress the plastic zipper. I would opt for something larger or perhaps multiple Cocoons.
     
  4. Bubba

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    doh.. I missed the part about putting it IN another bag... :rolleyes:
     
  5. DragonRider

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    Well, scratch the Cocoon, I thought it was an outside shot, but not being able to see one ever in person you never know. Looking at the Maxpedition Tactile Large might work. I guess I'm looking for a 5 X 8 X 1.5 sized pouch. I know everything fits in a Spec-Ops Rat Pack, test fit everything in there, but trying to shrink it a smidge more.

    John
     
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    I'm not sure you'd be able to get all of that in an OP1, but if you could I think it'd be pretty cramped and perhaps hard to close. My preference on the OP1 is to keep it thinner rather than thicker, but even so your list of items has a lot of stuff that's hard, heavy, or both.

    Perhaps you have already done this, but you might want to check out Kifaru, Emdom and Tactical Tailor to see if they have any vertical E&E or medical pouches that tickle your fancy.
     
  7. Mecha04

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    Home Depot has a 2 tool bag set by Workforce for about $5.00 made of heavy canvas.  It is two bags, one black and one gray.  The gray one is about 8" long and 5 high by 5 wide, the black one is bigger.  I use the gray for my plumbing tools and the black one as storage for my "not in use" EDC gear.

    I can take picture when I get home if you like
     
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    I've successfully used a canvas nail apron as a tool rollup before. Lightweight, easy to work with (tie it on!) and you can't beat the price. Given your relatively compact set of gear I might try that first before moving on to other options.
     
  9. DragonRider

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    Here is a pic minus the saw and 3-4 sets of drivers for the hex screwdriver. Haven't gotten those yet for this bag, I graduated the larger versions of everything to the wife's car.

    [img width=640 height=480]http://www.myfavs.net/pics/IMG_0031.jpg[/img]

    Thanks for the ideas so far, have some thinking to do.

    John
     
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    I picked up a package of three tool pouches from Sears for under $10 for the three a year ago. I use two in my range bag as tool bags, and I.... well, I lost the other one in my basement somewhere! :lolhammer:

    They're about the size of the Cocoons, but nice and cheap, and you can hold them in your grubby little paw to see if they meet your needs BEFORE you buy them. Each one has a loop to attach to a carabiner, too.
     
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    :censored: Bubba, that was a hellova review for just a response. Perhaps you could give us the name/brand of your bag and the Moderators could move it to the review section so its not a lost piece of information. O0
     
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    I like these guys. They make tool packs, bags and small pouches specifically for tools.
    http://www.toolpak.com/
     
  13. DragonRider

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    Thanks for the responses. I have a few different bags coming in, if nothing works, it looks like ToolPak ToolRoll will do the job, it has basically everything I was planning on putting in mine.

    Thanks folks,

    John
     
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    I looked again for a name, but there is none
    It was a kit along with a bigger bag from home Dept or Sears I think
     
  15. DragonRider

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    Well I got my Maxpedition 4X6 Large Tactile today and it looks like it will do the job nicely.

    Here are some pics with the stuff that is going in it.

    These 2 photos show it filled with what I have so far for it. As well as the exterior setup, notice the 2 D rings on the ends.
    [img width=640 height=480]http://www.myfavs.net/pics/IMG_0034a.jpg[/img]
    [img width=640 height=480]http://www.myfavs.net/pics/IMG_0033a.jpg[/img]

    Here is all the stuff that is inside.
    [img width=640 height=456]http://www.myfavs.net/pics/IMG_0035a.jpg[/img]

    Empty, there is a single divider of mesh.
    [img width=640 height=456]http://www.myfavs.net/pics/IMG_0037a.jpg[/img]

    Filled with everything but the gloves and zip ties.
    [img width=640 height=480]http://www.myfavs.net/pics/IMG_0038a.jpg[/img]

    Everything fits in it, including the gloves. No bulging, as you can see in the first 2 pics. Still plenty of room in there. Need to pick up the wire cutters and saw handle/saw blades.

    John
     
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    Looks like the Maxpedition 4X6 is a good solution to your tool carry problem, John. Thanks for the photos.
     
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    That pouch looks like a TacTile Pocket.
     
  18. DragonRider

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    LOL, your right, I was looking at both :lolhammer: and forgot which one I ordered.

    John