Tool BagsThe different types of materials used in tool belts

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 belts are made out of, where they sit on the price scale and why they’re viable choices for your next tool belt.


Synthetic Materials

Synthetics keep it cheap, making it a perfect choice for your first lightweight tool bag. Whether 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 because it is not a natural material.



One of the 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, nylon is durable because it withstands tough treatment!



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 belts 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.


Choosing the right type of materials used in your tool belt is important for professional tradespeople. Having a well-equipped tool belt. Above, we have discussed some of the varieties of tool bag materials to help facilitate you to choose the most suitable. So, consider your jobs and pick up the belt that will most likely make your work easier and more enjoyable!


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