I came across these ToughBuilt “fastener bags,” and quickly formed two very different thoughts.
On one hand, sharp and pointy screws and nails in a fabric pouch or bag? On the other hand, the grab handle, hanging eyelet, and mesh window could be very useful. Plus, open tool pouches are used all the time for screws and nails.
If these are built well, they could absolutely serve as fastener bags. They can of course also be used to hold tools, small parts, and other types of fasteners or accessories.
I can absolutely use these Toughbuilt zippered bags, and they might have come in handy for a couple of my recent projects. Hold on – okay – I ordered a pack. I’m sold on the idea.
I have had good experiences with ToughBuilt products, including a couple of organizational products I bought a long time ago. That, and the price – $13 for 3 – made this an easy impulse buy.
As it happens, I posted about these same ToughBuilt zippered pouches nearly 4 years ago. I remembered writing about ToughBuilt zippered pouches, but did not realize they were one and the same until I checked.
It seems that ToughBuilt has updated not the product, but how they are now advertising their zippered pouches as fastener bags.
In my earlier post, I noted the same distinctions – the carry handle, mesh window, and metal eyelet. The zippered pouches seemed decent for the money and while I kept them on my wishlist, I haven’t purchased them until now.
ToughBuilt’s more focused marketing sold me on the pouches, especially the product image that shows how well the contents can be identified behind the mesh panel.
My project needs and wants have changed a little over the past 4 years, and so I wonder – if I had rediscovered these zippered pouches the way they used to be described, would I have ordered a 3-pack on the spot as I did now? Or was I convinced by the updated marketing language and imagery that shows these as “fastener bags” that can also be used for tools and parts?
I already know how I’ll use the first three bags – one for 2-1/2″ wood screws, one for 5/16″ x 4″ structural screws, and one with a couple of hand tools and power bits. I’ve been working on a couple of repeated projects, and I haven’t found a good low-effort way to keep everything together but separate so that I can just grab what I need for different stages.
If these pouches work out well, I’ll likely buy more. At $13 for 3, that’s $4.33 per pouch/bag, which seems fairly economical to me.
Price: $12.99 for 3-pack