Veto Pro Pac TP3 - Review
It is our opinion that Veto Pro Pac makes the best tool bags in the industry. Hands down. No question. They can handle any and all abuse, there are a wide variety of models available, and most importantly, they're designed for not only storage but organization. The unique vertical pockets means a lot of tools in a little space with all of them somehow remaining accessible. We've had one of their XLs (review here) for over a year and we have no idea what we would do without it (or how we survived before it).
VPP has things covered for large tool storage with small, medium, and large sized tool bags, so now they've branched into the 'micro' territory with their new TP3 and MB, both much smaller pouches meant for electricians and HVAC techs. VPP was nice enough to send us a TP3 to review and even though we're not the target audience, we found quite a bit to like about the item.
First off, we misjudged the TP3's size from the image that we initially saw, thinking it was a little larger than it is. It's actually pretty small, but still, there are somehow so many pockets and pouches that the whole thing takes on an M.C. Escher feel of mathematical impossibility. In an item that is just barely bigger than a tissue box are two large front pockets (one of which has three vertical storage pockets), and one slightly smaller front pocket with a velcro lid (inside are 4 small vertical tool storage pockets). There are also six additional pockets, three on each side, and two D-rings, one with a tape loop. There isn't a wasted space on this thing. It's pretty intense.
As for how to carry it, Veto Pro Pac has provided quite a few options. First, there is a detachable handle for grab-and-go use. Secondly, there is a clip so the bag can be attached to either your belt or the tape measure clip of your larger VPP bag. Thirdly, there is a belt loop for a more permanent attachment. The loop is sized big enough to go on a standard tool belt.
It's an impressive design and it works too. Coming at it from a carpenters point of view, the bag works any number of ways. For a while we kept it attached to our VPP XL and used it as a 'to-go' kit. If we needed to repair a window on the third floor but we were set-up on the first, we just loaded up the few necessary tools and away we went. We also wore it as a tool belt which worked too. Like we said, it's designed for electricians and HVAC techs and we see it being wildly successful for them; small meters, screwdrivers, wrenches, no problem.
The TP3 is about $45 bucks which sounds like a lot for a small tool pouch, but if you're familiar with the level of quality in VPP products, then it shouldn't be a surprise.
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Posted by Doug Mahoney at August 29, 2012 8:13 PM