Craftsman has added a new tool bag, model CMST21450, to their TradeStack modular tool storage system.
The Craftsman TradeStack storage system launched at Lowe’s last year, starting with a 3pc tool box combo set. This new tool bag is among the first new TradeStack products to be released since then.
The new TradeStack tool bag features 1680D construction, 55 pockets, and a waterproof bottom.
Craftsman says that the dual-zippered main compartment can fit larger tools, and they also implemented a removable divider for greater organization.
The bag features two carry handles, as well as a padded shoulder strap.
Measurements: 22.5″ length x 12.4″ width x 14.5″ height.
According to the specs, the tool bag has 25 exterior and “30+” interior pockets. Total storage capacity is said to be 1565 cubic inches.
Craftsman advertises that the TradeStack can be turned into a working station offering quick retrieval of the tools you need for the job. It does look like a convenient quick-access tool bag – almost half open tool tote and have fully-enclosed tool bag.
What I’m excited about: The dual-zipper opening seems like it could be a nice touch, reminiscent of modern video camera and AV gear bags. Dual zipper openings usually allow for quicker access, and in this case it looks to help increase the tool bag’s storage capacity.
What I’m a concerned about: Craftsman says that the tool bag weighs 13-5/7 pounds, which I believe has to be a mistake.
The price is also a bit uncharacteristic for the Craftsman brand; $80 seems a bit much, even if the tool bag is quite large at 22″ long.
For comparison, the Craftsman VersaStack 17″ tool bag is regularly $60, and I’ve seen it priced as low as $40. The TradeStack is larger, more complex, and also has nearly double the number of the VersaStack’s 29 tool slots and pockets.
It’s a good sign that Craftsman is already expanding their seemingly Lowe’s-exclusive tool storage lineup, given that it only launched 8 months ago.
Overall, the new TradeStack tool bag looks to be very spacious and loaded with organizational options – pockets, straps, loops, and an internal divider.