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Not Well Thought Out
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2018
The AmazonBasics Tool Bag is great and not so great at the same time. The best part is how many compartments there are, which has helped me organize the pile falling out of my toolbox into a portable selection some of the tools I use the most. The fabric is similar to a heavy duty school backpack, which is good for the price. The zippers and velcro seem to be durable, but I will update my review if they break.
The primary issue I have is that there are a ton of similar small narrow compartments and not enough variety. There are only a couple flexible velcro mounts for tools and otherwise almost nothing to keep tools from falling everywhere when the bag is not upright. A simple example is when you hang the bag on a hook or doorknob and open one zipper, the rest of the backpack is upside down. This is a standard use case, but everything will slide out and need to be reorganized if I try this. Instead, I have to find a large flat surface any time I want to open it. I also can't toss it into a vehicle. It needs to be kept upright or things have to be wedged into place to keep them from moving, which is not a good solution.
I really like the idea of this backpack, but it seems like almost no R&D was put into it. There should be a wider variety of pockets and clasps for standard tools (electrical, plumbing, carpentry, etc.) and all of it should be secured when not in use. I hope they come out with a different version with those features.