In this guide we’ll look at the best tool pouches.
We’ve compared weight, number of pockets, material and cost
to give you our top recommendations.

What Is The Best Tool Pouch?

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  • Weight: 699 g
  • Dimensions: 17.8 x 12.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Number of pockets: 15
  • Materials used: Nylon, leather
  • Weight: 662 g
  • Dimensions: 35 x 36 x 17 cm
  • Number of pockets: 7
  • Materials used: Nylon, leather
  • Weight: 349 g
  • Dimensions: 21.6 x 10.2 x 29.2 cm
  • Number of pockets: 7
  • Number of pockets: 7
  • Weight: 290 g
  • Dimensions: 33.2 x 23.5 x 7.5 cm
  • Number of pockets: 4
  • Materials used: Nylon
  • Weight: 372 g
  • Dimensions: 10 x 18 x 31 cm
  • Number of pockets: 7
  • Materials used: Nylon

More Detailed Tool Pouch Reviews

Veto Pro Pac TP4 Technicians Tool Pouch

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  • Weight: 699 g
  • Dimensions: 17.8 x 12.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Number of pockets: 15
  • Materials used: Nylon, leather
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Veto Pro Pac TP4 Technicians Tool Pouch Review

We’ve already looked at Veto’s amazing Tec Pac tool rucksack, and this beast of a tool pouch is the perfect complement to it when you’re on site. Supremely well-made and bursting with pockets, you can take the tools you need for the job with you anywhere.

With a tape holder on the side, detachable tough rubber handle, and a clip to attach it to any other Veto Pro Pac bag, we think it’s the best leather tool pouch available to the UK market. No service technician should be without it.

Makita P-71744 General Purpose Tool Pouch

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  • Weight: 662 g
  • Dimensions: 35 x 36 x 17 cm
  • Number of pockets: 7
  • Materials used: Nylon, leather
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Makita P-71744 General Purpose Tool Pouch Review

Makita are a brand that’s well respected by tradespeople as well as DIYers, so you can count on them to make a tool pouch that delivers clever engineering, tough materials and a comfortable fit.

This hard-wearing riveted pouch is held open with rigid sides so you’re able to get at your tools or fixings without fumbling, and has a specially made utility knife slot as well.

Our favourite feature of Makita P-71744 Tool Pouch was the stainless-steel hammer hanger, cleverly designed to allow your hammer to swing without falling out of the loop, or banging on your leg too much.

With a tough leather interior and rubberised handle, we think it’s the best tool pouch for the money.

NoCry Heavy Duty Canvas Tool Pouch

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  • Weight: 349 g
  • Dimensions: 21.6 x 10.2 x 29.2 cm
  • Number of pockets: 7
  • Number of pockets: 7
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NoCry Heavy Duty Canvas Tool Pouch Review

NoCry have produced a high-quality canvas tool pouch that looks great whilst remaining highly practical. With multiple loops for hanging tools and fitting things like screwdrivers and set squares, they have left it up to you to decide what goes where.

NoCry Heavy Duty Tool Pouch is the best tool belt pouch on the list because it can fit onto any sized tool belt with its huge hook-and-loop strap on the back. A lot of pouches have non-adjustable belt loops, so this was a welcome addition.

Stanley 196181 Tool Pouch

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  • Weight: 290 g
  • Dimensions: 33.2 x 23.5 x 7.5 cm
  • Number of pockets: 4
  • Materials used: Nylon
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Stanley 196181 Tool Pouch Review

Stanley make tools that are built to withstand punishment and this tool pouch is no exception to that rule. The heavyweight 600 dernier Nylon pockets are well stitched, and the padded belt section should stop it cutting in when fully loaded.

We liked Stanley 196181’s hammer hanger being there, and especially the screwdriver or pencil holders hidden behind it. It’s the best small tool pouch that Stanley have on offer at the moment.

Toughbuilt TOU-CT-25X Tool Pouch

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  • Weight: 372 g
  • Dimensions: 10 x 18 x 31 cm
  • Number of pockets: 7
  • Materials used: Nylon
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Toughbuilt TOU-CT-25X Tool Pouch Review

ToughBuilt haven’t just come up with a clever name, their range of specialist pouches are as rugged as they come and include their patented “ClipTech” system that allows the pouch to clip on and off your belt in seconds.

With six layers of durable material, Toughbuilt TOU-CT-25X shouldn’t ever fall apart, and the wealth of clever loops and a dedicated tape hanger makes this one of the more innovative pouches on the list. They even throw in a notebook and carpenter’s pencil with every pouch.

We really liked the lined knife pocket as well, which makes this the best tool belt pouch for every day jobs.

Tool Pouch Buyer’s Guide

When you’re on a job, sometimes you feel like you need more than two hands to get anything done. You need to carry a handful of screws, your drill, a pencil, tape measure and a bit set, and you know there’ll be something you forget.

This is where a quality pouch like NoCry Heavy Duty Canvas Tool Pouch or Stanley 196181 Tool Pouch comes in. Once you’ve used one, you’ll wonder what you ever did without it. Read on to find out about some of the features to keep an eye out for.

What to Look for

When it comes to finding the best tool belt pouch, you need to think about what you carry all day long. If you’re constantly fumbling for tape, there are pouches with dedicated tape hanger loops, or if you’re a carpenter then the Makita P-71744’s clever moving hammer hanger is a must.

One thing we all use on site is a tape measure, so most of the best small tool pouches like Toughbuilt TOU-CT-25X feature a clip for your tape or even a dedicated pouch to hold it. With a bit of use, you’ll find a setup that you like, and in the case of the Veto Pro Pac Technician pouch you might not even need a toolbox any more.

Conclusion

After testing all of these pouches, we are happy to call the Veto Pro Pac TP4 Technician the best leather tool pouch currently on the UK market. Compared to the others on this list, the capacity was enormous and allowed for total customisation.

The removable rubber handle turned it into a mini tool kit on its own, and attaching a separate shoulder strap opened up a new world of possibilities. If you’re a technician out in the field and you have to climb up and down ladders all day, it’s pretty unbeatable and the best tool belt pouch for the job.

The use of real leather wasn’t just for looks either, we liked that the leather-backed belt section was free moving and didn’t constrict our movement. The side strap was useful for hanging tape or just about a hammer, and we fit more tools in it than any other tool pouches we tested.

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