Gearwrench has come out with new Trap Mat universal tool drawer liners.
Although described as a liner, Gearwrench Trap Mat looks more like egg crate-style foam, with several claimed benefits.
Gearwrench Trap Mat tool drawer organizer liner features & specs:
- Universal fit for ease of use
- Secures tools during transport
- Keeps tool chests quiet in transit
- Resists oil and solvents
- Measures 22″ x 16″
- Can be cut into smaller sizes
- Fits most tool drawers 2″ deep and up
Without accessory holders or other means of organizing tools, you’ll often hear them clanging around in a drawer.
Gearwrench says that their new foam drawer organizer mat is strong enough to hold your tools in place during transport.
It seems to be well-optimized for holding hand tools such as ratchets, which have narrow cylindrical shapes that neatly fit in between adjacent rows in the egg crate foam.
But larger tools, such as pliers, fit in just as well, with the handles cushioned in separate adjacent rows.
Wrenches? This thing was made for sorting wrenches, even allowing them to rest at an angle for easy size identification.
The Gearwrench Trap Mat allows for customization, and unlike tool foam that must be cut to fit a specific set of tools, you can quickly change your Trap Mat setup as needed.
Here’s a closeup of the Gearwrench Trap Mat foam, showing square pyramid-like structures separated by flat-bottom rows in between.
Price: $40 for (4) 22″ x 16″ liners
The Gearwrench drawer liners are ~$10 a sheet, and given the dimensions of the tool cabinets and chests you can buy today (read more about the tariffs here), you might need more than one liner per drawer.
Despite strongly resembling the cheap egg crate mattress toppers that you might have seen or used before, there are some notable distinctions about this new Gearwrench foam liner.
First, you could buy a mattress liner and cut it to fit your tool drawers, but will it ever stay flat?
These were designed to fit inside 2″ deep tool box drawers, and I would presume that they ship flat and not rolled up.
Gearwrench, designating the foam for automotive tool use, made sure the material is oil and solvent resistant.
The sizing has also been optimized for hand tool organization, as opposed to comfort or sound suppression.
These liners look to be pricey, but might work well for keeping your hand tools nice and tidy in a tool box, especially a mobile box that can shift everything around.
My first thought about these amounted to “egg crate foam, really?” but it could actually be useful. It’s also seemingly more practical than improvising with less expensive foam products designed for other consumer or professional needs.