Every once in a while I get to review a product that I have a tremendous amount of experience with. Either with that particular brand or its competition. This is one of those products.
I have been buying tool cases and bags for over 30 years. My first being a Platt hard case which I outfitted with my first Fluke meter and whatever assortment of tools I could get my hands on. I eventually moved to soft cases from companies like Black Box, Xcelite, Platt and a few other no name companies. I prefer the soft cases as they store easier and you are less likely to cause damage at a customer location when bumping a wall or furniture.
A few years ago I tried a Milwaukee backpack and found that having something that I could “one shoulder” allowed me to carry other equipment and still open a door. The Milwaukee was well built but the pocket layout was less than ideal for smaller IT tools. I had heard a lot of good things about Veto so figured I would give it a try.
The case is ideal for the IT professional as it has a back section that holds a laptop, charger, paper, pens and whatever else you might need, and then the front section that holds all your tools with 27 various sizes of pouches and pockets that seem to fit my tools perfectly. On the outside you will find four D-Rings and a tape measure hook.
From the manufactures site specs:
- Width: 8.5”
- Length: 14”
- Height: 19”
- Weight (empty): 7.4 lbs.
- LAPTOP STORAGE: Will accommodate most 15″ laptops (15″x10″x1.5″ is the max).
The quality of this case is second to none. The backpack has a weatherproof base that will allow you to sit the bag in nasty muck or a few inches of water and protect the bag and its contents.
The rest of the material is impregnated denier nylon with industrial nylon stitching and marine grade rivets. The zippers are first rate and have oversized tabs so even with gloves they are usable. There is a aluminum hook (internally stored) to hang the bag which I often use when I don’t want to keep bending over for tools.
I have been beating this thing around for the last several months and I think If I took an air hose to it, I could pawn it off as new. I often work with other tech trades when doing a cable job and have been asked a dozen times about the bag and where they could buy one. The picture to the right shows about 95% of the tools in the bag. I removed them for the picture but I left several pockets full of network connectors, alligator clip leads and miscellaneous hardware, Velcro, ect.
This bag comes with a 5 year warranty and has a MSRP of $269.99. Not cheap by any means but well worth the money in my book. You can check out the manufacturer site at VetoProPac.com