Review – Custom Leathercraft L255 Tech Gear 53 Pocket Lighted Tool Backpack

So you’re out in the field and you use tools. You could carry a toolbox (NOT), or a gym style bag (NOT) and have back problems from lugging it around with one arm all the time, or you could check out tool backpacks.

It seemed inevitable that in time the incredibly useful backpack would find it’s way into service, and or construction type environments. I mean who wants to carry a toolbox from the truck to the actual work site?? (who knows how far away you have to park at some jobs)

So a tool backpack is really a no-brainer, it’s more about choosing which one fits your needs best and we are doing an entire article on comparing the Top 10 Tool Backpacks which can help you decide if you don’t already know which one you want.

But for now, let’s concentrate on this CLC L255 which has an LED LIGHT! and was designed for all types of electricians, installers, repair technicians and really anyone who needs to transport tools while having hands free. Think — from truck to work site, from ground up a ladder, etc…

This CLC L255 is solid pack…But wait a minute here….?? It looks exactly like the DEWALT DGL523!


Rather than write an exactly identical review for this pack, I’ll just direct you to the DEWALT DGL523 review, because other than the logo and artistic features, it is the exact same pack.  If you hover over the pictures above, you can see the price difference. CLC makes the DEWALT pack.

Besides being designed for Electricians, the CLC L255 is used heavily by:

  • HVAC techs
  • Wind Turbine techs
  • Telecom techs
  • Network techs
  • Satellite techs
  • Stadium Lighting techs
  • Fire Sprinkler fitters
  • IT techs
  • Optical Fiber techs
  • Wheel Chair / Mobility Device Repair techs
  • Industrial Electricians
  • Appliance Repair techs
  • General Maintenance tecks

I will put pictures below just so you can see them together.

CLC L255




Do you want to see this bag live?  If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth 10,000 words! Have a look below:

Check out the CLC L255 Pack

Watch and Compare…

Check out the DEWALT DGL523 Lighted Tool Backpack

As you can see, this bag is rugged, has a LOT of pockets for most techs and best of all it has a light that has three brightness and focus levels and can be turned inside the pack to see your tools or anything inside the pack.

Just as with the DEWALT DGL523, If you use a light a lot and are tired of holding it in your mouth while you work, or are always losing it, do yourself a favor and pick up this pack and call it a day and know that you spent a few bucks less than the exact same bag with a yellow logo on it (unless of course, you really like that yellow logo, then by all means, pick that one up).


(P.S., As always, if you’re a wife, brother, friend…etc., it’s a cool gift.)


  • Wally Cox says:

    So you are right they are almost the same however there is little differences. One being larger feet on the bottom plus a rubber foot in the middle to protect it on the CLC. And there’s no flimsy plastic I’d tag on the top like the Dewalt. Instead CLC chose to put a loop on the back so you could hang it off the side of something. I think the CLC is better with the sutle differences.

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