Review – DEWALT DGL523 Lighted Tool Backpack – 57-Pockets

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 DEWALT DGL523 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 DEWALT DGL523 is solid pack…

This bad boy has an LED LIGHT! The light has three settings for wide field, medium or focus field. It has 48 pockets of multiple sizes on the inside and 9 pockets on the outside, more than enough to hold everything you use regularly PLUS a little extra for those other items. If you need more pockets, check out the CLC 1132 which has 75 pockets.

Spoiler Alert!

This pack is made by CLC in conjuction with DEWALT. What that means is you get the CLC quality and the DEWALT name. This pack is basically the CLC L255slightly reconfigured for DEWALT.

Besides being designed for Electricians, the DGL523 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

One of the great things about this pack is that it has an LED LIGHT! What?!, so you don’t have to fumble through the dark to try and find the tool you need right at that moment or try to hold a light while you manipulate a tool on a work piece in low light or darkness!

A picture is worth a thousands words…

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 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.

Because this bag is pretty much the CLC L255 reconfigured, you could go read my review about the CLC L255.

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.

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


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