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#38599 05/27/04 12:30 PM
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DougW Offline OP
I realize that this will probably open a can of worms akin to "Ground up or ground down?", or "Pre-twist or not pre-twist?", but I've gotta ask, if only to sate my curiosity.

What type of belt pouch do you prefer to tote your tools in - Leather or Nylon?

This question actually comes from my (re) purchasing equipment after my theft. I've got an older leather pouch, but it's not my first pouch [Linked Image] ... you know how it is. So I talked with the wife, and we've agreed that we should be able to afford the Klein Cordura pouch set (I forget the name of it) as a replacement. So I figured I'd tap yer brains, and get some opinions.



#38600 05/27/04 01:16 PM
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Bryan P. Holland, ECO.
Secretary - IAEI Florida Chapter
#38601 05/27/04 02:45 PM
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Nylon. I hated wearing leather pouches.

Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
#38602 05/27/04 07:16 PM
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I had a pair of the CLC nylon electrician bags for a while and I hated them. They never fit right and they always rode too low. I found a nylon set made by boulder bags and they are the most comfortable bags I have ever worn. I can't hardly tell that I am wearing them. Plus I am left handed and I configure my tools differently than most people which is the other reason that I really like my new set. It allows me to put my tools where I want them.

#38603 05/27/04 09:46 PM
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Welcome scameron.
I've got the same, Boulder Bags, with suspenders.
They're the most comfortable bags I've ever owned, and you can carry almost the whole shop in them [Linked Image] (I guess they must be good for big rocks, too).

There's nothing like the smell and feel of new leather bags, but alas, it only lasts about a week, and you can't throw them in the washing machine...S

#38604 05/27/04 09:50 PM
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I went from a pouch - after hurting my back- to a pail with the pouch around it. I loved that only I made it too heavy with all of the crap I put in it. Then I went to a small canvas and leather open bag that has a plastic bin inside of it. It is perfect and does not weight too much.


Pierre Belarge
#38605 05/27/04 11:53 PM
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The leather belts/bags will hold up longer than the nylon but I still prefer the nylon. My current set made by Baget (no longer in business) will need replacing soon so I have been looking around. Several of my suppliers that carry the Klein say that many customers have had problems with them. I don’t remember what problems they are having but I have decided to stay away from Klein. I hadn’t seen Boulder Bag until now but they look pretty good. Does anyone here have any experience with Occidental Leather's nylon bags?

[This message has been edited by caselec (edited 05-28-2004).]

Curt Swartz
#38606 05/28/04 04:51 AM
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For Electrician's work I use a locally made Tool-belt/Pouch, it has a Leather body and a Nylon strap of 2" wide.
Can't fault it personally, it's just so comfortable to wear!.
And if you carry the number of tools I do in a pouch, that's saying something. [Linked Image]

#38607 05/28/04 06:08 AM
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Leather -- But then I'm something of a traditionalist in many ways.

#38608 05/28/04 01:09 PM
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DougW Offline OP
caselec - thanks for the link. Interesting stuff!

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