Tool BagsThe different types of materials used in tool bags

17/05/2019by Viki Wood

This is where it gets tricky to not inject personal bias! We’re going to lay out each main material that most tool bags are made out of, where they sit on the price scale and why they’re viable choices for your next tool bag.


Synthetic Materials

Synthetics keep it cheap, making it a perfect choice for your first lightweight tool bag if you’re new to the job, or just looking to get your shed stocked up after buying that new house. Affordable, fairly durable, although they come with less lifetime expectancies than other materials. On the plus, these are an absolute dream to clean.



One of the two most popular choices for a tool bag material, nylon is simple to clean and can withstand far more than you’d imagine. Whether it’s filled with nails or beaten against the floor time and time again, nylon withstands.



Not as great of an option, though poly can still be fairly durable. These are often in the median price range and offers you a lot of versatility. Fairly lightweight tool bags are made out of poly.



The big leagues, leather is right alongside nylon as the most durable material for tool bags. It’s a toss up at times and although leather is usually a little more expensive, it’s rated to last you ten or more years. It’s all about how you take care of it and lock in those essential oils found in the natural leather.