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welndmn

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What do you use for your trail tools?
I've always just been a normal bag person, digging and hating life anytime I needed a tool.

At KOH i saw the Boxo tool roll, I loved the orginaztion, but they don't sell the roll alone, only with tools.
https://boxousa.com/collections/featured-products/products/boxousa-tool-bag-with-tool-roll

The PCI wrap looks awesome, but really large to spread out, better for pitting not for trying to balance on a tire of a jeep.
https://www.pciraceradios.com/products/tool-wrap

Atlas 46 seems to be popular, but damn $200!
https://www.atlas46.com/products.html#!/Yorktown-Tool-Roll®/p/88260008/category=34912316
 
I dont know if I'd be able to find $770 worth of value in that Boxo roll.

I've just got a cheap set of tools in a toolbox that I carry with me. They certainly dont come close to the quality that I have in my shop toolbox, but if I have to lend something out, or something gets lost, it isnt the end of the world.
 
I have an atlas 46. I think when I bought it, it was closer to $70. I haven't had any issues with it but no way would I pay that much.
 
I did a homemade version of the Boxo 12+ years ago; one of the small Craftsman socket sets, two ebay end wrench rolls, and a smaller ammo box for the wrench rolls and special tools.
 
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Specter-Gea...EAAOSwHMJYPdj7
I found a bunch of these for around $9 a piece a while ago.
They can be daisy chained together as they have molle on front and straps on the back.
Thick zippers, tough fabric, drain holes. molle to tie down.
Make sure you are getting a mil spec manufacturer. The cheap knock off will fall apart just looking at them.

Hydration pouchs $14 work for longer items like hammers or breaker bars. If you get the ones with molle you can put 2 smaller ones on the the front and 2 on the back. If you look closely, some manufactures use a pals webbing for the molle which is much stiffer and stronger than the lighter weight some others use.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/USMC-Hydrat...Cclp%3A2334524

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I have an atlas 46. I think when I bought it, it was closer to $70. I haven't had any issues with it but no way would I pay that much.

I bought an atlas one as well when they came out. Was watching some dudes beat their yotas on youtube the other day when this guy dropped knowledge that he uses the bucket boss tool rolls. Damn if it didn't look exactly like atlas version. I looked them up amazon and they're way cheaper. I ordered one to see if it's basically the same or not, should get here in a couple days:

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M3QL75...FJ57A?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&tag=91812054244-20
 
Following, I'm in the same boat. Bag guy here, hate life and swear I'll never use them again whenever I need to actually use the tools!
 
Following, I'm in the same boat. Bag guy here, hate life and swear I'll never use them again whenever I need to actually use the tools!

This!

I’ve carried sockets in the injection molded carry case, then I n the bottom of a bag after the plastic cart case wore out. Hate both. I have my end wrenches in rolls and like that much better
 
I got one of these for christmas: https://www.blueridgeoverlandgear.com/collections/tools/products/tool-bag

I like the fact that there are individual bags to put stuff into. One bag has wrenches, one has sockets and ratchets, one has electrical tools, one pliers, etc..... Organize it however you want. You can see what's in the bag so grabbing what you need is easy. The only thing I don't really like is its a bit short. I had to put my hammer and prybar in between pouches diagonally and zip the case up. We'll see how long it lasts. Its a huge improvement over the tool bag I did have.

Kevin
 
I bought an atlas one as well when they came out. Was watching some dudes beat their yotas on youtube the other day when this guy dropped knowledge that he uses the bucket boss tool rolls. Damn if it didn't look exactly like atlas version. I looked them up amazon and they're way cheaper. I ordered one to see if it's basically the same or not, should get here in a couple days:

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M3QL75X...91812054244-20

I have this same one, and a Bucket Boss bag for my recovery junk. Seems to be pretty decent for the price. The buckles aren't the stoutest I've used but they haven't broken yet.

I need to take a Sharpie and label the pouches though as I always forget which is which.
 
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I have a couple Duluth Trading Company ones...

Looks like Carhartt has basically the same thing on Amazon for ~$25.

https://www.amazon.com/Carhartt-Lega...79813366&psc=1

Same here, but Duluth can kiss my ass, so I'm happy to see Carhartt makes them too.

I also use one of these metal first aid boxes. Waterproof, pretty tough, and it's a good size to slide under a seat.

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Features steel stamped construction (these are not some "cookie tin" style box) a full length piano hinge, waterproofing gasket, metal handle, two compression latches and tabs for mounting on the wall. The box is powder-coated white inside and out... 9-3/8"W x 2-3/8"D x 9-3/8"H. Has divider down the middle of the box that is non-removable."
 
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I have this, I like it, it feel like it'll last decades.

The orange nylon lining stains pretty easily, but I'd still choose that option to be able to see tools/parts.

The waxed canvas had a pretty heavy odor for the first few months. Normally I'm not one to comment on stuff like that, but you could smell it as soon as you opened the garage door. Might be a deal breaker if you're keeping it in your JK.

It's made in the USA from USA sourced components, which is neat.

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https://adventuretoolcompany.com/product/shoproll-tool-roll
 
I have been using the Atlas 46 Yorktown tool roll for 3 years now and have taken it all over the place, I love it! Until a couple months ago I pretty much used it exclusively for years and never open my actual toolbox.

I have made a shared google document that has a checklist of tools and supplies that I double-check to pack before I go out on a trip. If there is interest I can post it here or make a new thread. I always like getting suggestions from people and updating the checklist.
 
I have made a shared google document that has a checklist of tools and supplies that I double-check to pack before I go out on a trip. If there is interest I can post it here or make a new thread. I always like getting suggestions from people and updating the checklist.

Post up your link, we all like tools here.
 
I've been using at Atlas 46 Yorktown since they came out. Used everyday as a diesel mechanic on commercial fishing boats...never had so much as a rip/tear/bad zipper etc.

That being said, I bought when the price was lower like others in this thread. If I were to buy another to keep in a wheeling rig, that bucket boss looks like a candidate.
 
I do the same. Sockets and ratchets in one. Wrenches in another. All the odd little stuff and cordless impacts in another.

I made holders for sockets and screw driver blades, etc out of PVC tubes. 1" diameter and other various diameters. Glue a cap on one end and threaded cap on the other. They stack pretty well in my Dewalt toughboxes.

I have a couple tool rolls but keeping the wrench in the pockets become a pia sometimes.

Wrenches and what not I use shave bags I get from a company my sister works for, www.Redoxx.com. All made in the US and will warranty anything.
 
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I have an Atlas 46. I got mine when they were about 90 bucks. It's been a good bag over the last few years, goes from my truck to my offroad rig and even to work quite often. The pouches and organization make it work well for me. I couldn't justify 200 bucks for one though. Highly recommended if you can find them on sale. I carry about 80lbs of tools in it with no issue and filled it for about 300 at home depot with husky stuff so my snap on stuff can stay in my mechanics box at home.
 
How does it do holding the wrenches on the outside? I would be afraid they would fall out of the pockets when bouncing around on the trail.

it has fold over flaps that do a pretty decent job of holding the wrenches in. a 19mm/3/4" gear wrench is almost too long to fold the flap over good though. I like the zippered pockets for holding random extensions, sockets and other stuff as well.

I carry it in my RZR Rigid Box along with a compressor, winch extension lines, and a small 3/8" drive metric socket set.
 
I use carharts for wrenches, and have a small socket set in a plastic case that all go in a craftsman tool bag.
 
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