I came across preorder listings for the new Dewalt ToughSystem 2.0 jobsite tool bag, model DWST08350.
As with other Dewalt ToughSystem storage products, the tool bag will stack and lock onto the tops of ToughSystem or ToughSystem 2.0 tool boxes and accessories.
From the specs, the tool bag measures 22″ long x 15″ wide x 13-1/8″ tall.
On the outside of the tool bag, there are tool pockets, daisy chain webbing loops, metal D-rings (for a shoulder strap and accessories), and what looks to be a tape measure belt clip mount.
There are main handles, and what look to be side-grabbable handles as well, such as for pulling the bag off a shelf. It seems the grab-handles can double as a level holder.
The side and front panels open deeply to reveal more storage pockets.
There’s a lot going on here. There’s a zippered compartment in the top lid, with what looks to be a reinforced clear window panel to help you remember what you’ve got in there.
There are more tool pockets on the inside, including what looks to be a cordless drill/driver pocket. You also of course get a large main storage space.
There are bungee cords and a button lock on the top, for cinching down tools or equipment.
Key Features & Specs
- 1680D fabric construction
- Bottom is waterproof to 1.5″
- 77 lbs total load capacity
- Over 50 pockets
- All-around accessibility
- Padded shoulder strap
- Daisy chain
- Level holder
ETA: TBA, Available for Preorder
Milwaukee’s Packout tool storage system has had tool tote bags from the start, and they later added covered tool bags in 15″ and 20″ sizes.
It looks like Dewalt took their time and made something completely different.
The new Dewalt ToughSystem tool bag looks almost like a construction jobsite-friendly Veto Pro Pac bag.
It’s hard to fairly judge tool storage products from images alone, but I find myself quite optimistic and impressed with the direction Dewalt went in here.
There is an abundance of storage options here, with all of the pockets, pouches, loops, rings, straps, handles, and zippered compartments well-thought-out.
This looks to be a tool bag you don’t necessarily need to use with other ToughSystem tool boxes or accessories.
They did the same thing that they did on the Craftsman TradeStack bag… the clip mount for the measuring tape is at the top of a flap that falls down when you unzip the compartment. I normally use a wide 25′ tape which isn’t exactly lightweight, so it’s a bad location.
The Tstak tool tote, while small and with other issues (that same small drill/driver pocket), at least has the tape carrier clip on a portion that doesn’t unzip. Same with the TradeStack tote, it’s above the zipper.
Otherwise looks nice, although I now prefer totes for the system bags.
I’m going to have to see this in person! I’m a Toughsystem user and I badly need to replace my tool bag. I would like another open top “electricians”bag though I think – but maybe I could be persuaded to go another way.
Hopefully this bag is somewhat rigid. No fastener storage box?
It looks like the entire base is hard plastic, and so that should help with rigidity. I didn’t see any dedicated fastener storage compartment, but this also isn’t something a lot of tool bags have,
I have 5 of DeWalt’s electrician bags and love them, although I stopped using them once I put everything into toughsystem boxes. I bet you could find a parts organizer for fasteners that fits nicely in the side pockets of this bag.
I am also a ToughSystem user.
For hand tools I have a soft-sided CLC which is about 8” x 15 x 12” high. When I bought it I intentionally got the smaller of the two sizes made by CLC. It is loaded with everything I think should travel with me. It gets pretty heavy and it has about 1/3 the cubic capacity offered by Dewalt.
Just a guess – it will be easy to push the Dewalt past 77 lbs.
I like the storage area layouts (don’t like the high tape clip mount) but, I fill whatever I have and would probably overload this soft-sided case. Cut it in half and I might get one or two. Otherwise to get this much capacity I would grab another ToughSytem Large Toolbox – 110 lb capacity, and $85. I know the hard case will last.
77 lbs would make for uncomfortable hand carry.
If your tool bag is over 80 lbs, you might want to look into……a second tool bag. I have a couple Ruffian canvas tool bags that I absolutely love, but I can’t imagine they get over 50ish lbs each with a LOT of crap in them. Plus a DeWalt kit bag with die grinders and tooling, plus another one with batteries and chargers, plus one with impact wrenches and sockets, plus, plus. Maybe I need one of these newfangled storage systems after all! I move a lot of blocks and parts that are 80+ lbs, can’t imagine packing a single tool bag that heavy, especially up all our stairs (which are what have turned me off these rolling modular setups in the first place).
That’s a nice looking bag. The storage compartments and pockets seems very useful. I got the packout 15″ bag and its just that just a bag, no accommodations for storage of hand tools. If i weren’t in the packout system I would definitely go for this.
Nice bright colored interior. That is such a helpful feature. It is so frustrating when a small tool just blends with the usually dark colored interior of a tool bag.
I know it’s dumb… but… ever since I saw the ToughBuilt line of giant mouth bags and totes… I… Have trouble getting excited over other companies’ tool bags, regardless of what system they integrate into.
Don’t get me wrong, I want some serious TSTAK action for storage and easy moving of my tools… But the Bags? I… Have been brainwashed or something… The ToughBuilt designs tickle my fancy, so to speak, far more than they should. It doesn’t even make sense to me, maybe I’m just a sick puppy after drooling over the C700 Saw Horses.
But I will at least say it appears to be a very nice bag in appearance! Whoever is doing the external design for DeWALT, Milwaukee, and the other packaged systems’ tool bags… they certainly have eye-pleasing designs! Is it wrong to call them all “Pretty” in this context? I mean, they obviously have a layout for function and durability, but they actually are quite “Pretty”… DeWALT and Milwaukee both in this case! (Pun not intended for “Case” Man that feels dumb.)
Anyone who doesn’t get at least a little drool-y over the C700’s is dead inside. I have 4 of those monsters.
I am officially Jealous, good sir. Due to a space issue, and some financial stuff… I have yet to pick up a pair for myself. They are Way too inexpensive at Home Depot to pass them up. I’ve just had my budget focused elsewhere lately.
But I know, without doubt, that I want a set. I want a portable workbench, and that set lets me make a huge one. Even have designs for an expandable worktop using leaves, like a dining room table. Easily-expanded workspace!
I love my tough system bag. I have plenty of packout too. You’re right though. There’s something about the tough system bag
The best part about toughsystem is the racks, but their two newest items don’t fit on them. Go figure.
I agree. The organizer not being rackable is a seriously dumb decision on DeWalt’s part. I have about 10 or 12 1.0 organizers that are on the racking in the trailer. I want to buy more but won’t since I can’t put them on the racking. I don’t understand their reasoning on that.
Not a Tough system user (sold mine off to get pack out), but this looks like a well laid out bag for the most part. Only problem I see is the locking lugs that are molded into the base. I can see those cracking and breaking.
price is a touch high – and I see snagging the locking holds on things or sitting the bag down uneven perhaps.
Otherwise only use I can think of off hand is electrical or maybe mechanical contractor – has this bag on top of say a 2 stack of the big box and maybe a med box . and the boxes feed the bag for punch list jobs.
you know some of the bigger tools live in the box – but consumable parts live in the med box – yet main tool lives in the bag like say a drill and or drill driver with all the other stuff. (hand drivers, etc, electrical testers, what have you)
and you could wheel your stack out of the van – but carry the bag to a dedicated short job. LIke a toilet repair or such
I don’t need want but I’d want to see it’s planned use case.
I just saw the Ryobi Link boxes in the store and I was impressed with how wide and spacious they were. They have a lot more room in them than any of their competitors and if they get drawers that were spacious then I might go all Ryobi…
I just want drawers. Big, medium and small.
I ordered a stack of them and was hopeful but disappointed. They are shallow and the moldings in the top project into the space in the bottom. For instance, you can’t fill them with their organizer cups because there’s not enough height in the middle (shallow box). If you’re using the deeper box, the organizer cups just fly around inside.
If you want to use the handle, which for obvious reasons is only on the front… you can’t set the box down on it’s hinge side because it’s not flat. Or if you want to put the box on the wall, it only mounts WITH THE HANDLE DOWN.
I’m sure a bunch of smart Ryobi people sat down and thought about “what could we add to these boxes so that the interwebz blogs would xplod” but they were people who never actually work or try out their products after they’re designed. Or maybe their target market isn’t people who need storage for work, just for the DYIer in the shed and it’s OK that the handle is on the bottom when on the wall. All in all, with its kind of cheap plastic and sharp edges, it looked like a bunch of small cuts and twisted wrists if you have 10-15 pounds in the box and put it on the wall.
ToolNut currently has this bag for $80, plus tax & shipping. Like Acme Tools, they don’t have them in stock yet.
Thanks! I added a link to the post.
With such a spread between pricing, I wonder which is more accurate.
While I much prefer the soft totes instead of the full 22″ bags, I am intrigued by the compact (1/2 size) bag which is more vertically oriented. With that I could use one side for a bag and the other side for the half organizers, and maybe there will be a way toattach Toughcase+ medium size cases which hold socket sets, bits, and whatever else you put in them since it seems to be the only size you can buy empty.
Hopefully they’ll send in a review sample to Stuart.