Irwin’s robust-looking 26-inch structural foam tool box features two corrosion-resistant metal latches, a rubberized handle, and auxiliary side handles. There are two quick-access compartments on the sides, and two small parts compartments on the lid.
While not waterproof, this tool box should at least be highly weather resistant, and its structural foam construction should make it strong, tough, and long-lasting.
The tool box comes with a 3/4-length tool tray.
Street pricing is about $40-50 USD.
I am a big fan of structural foam tool boxes, as they are typically crazy-durable. This box looks well designed, and I wouldn’t hesitate to pick one up for my own use, if not for my sizable stash of Dewalt ToughSystem tool boxes (reviewed here and compared to Bosch’s L-Boxx system).
$40 might seem like a lot of money for a 26-inch tool box, but structural foam outperforms the thin plastic many inexpensive designs are made from.
This post was first published in Jan 2012, and was rewritten and republished on 6/28/2013 to reflect that the product is no longer only available outside the USA.