Review – Klein Tools 55421BP-14 Tradesman Pro Organizer 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.

Let’s just assume you’ve already done your homework, and realize 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 Klein Tools 55421BP-14 Tradesman Pro Organizer which was designed for all types of 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, from truck to bowels of company computer room! , etc…

This KT 55421 is designed for the Installer and Repair Tech 

This pack has 39 pockets of multiple sizes, more than enough to hold everything you use regularly. It also has a safety compartment for your safety glasses to they don’t get all scratched up (You Know what I’m talking about!).

One of the distiguishing features of this bag is not only the safety compartment, but the long pockets which are great if you have long tools. However, I have to be honest here and say so far, while the bag is sturdy, strong and has a couple of great features (the safety glasses holder or anything important. Iphone, Samsung…etc.), not really sure it justifies the ~ $30 more in cost than the CLC 1134.

Trades that would benefit from this pack:

  • 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
  • Carpenters
  • Plumbers

Some of the great features of this pack:

  • Bright Orange color is easily visible
  • Padded bottom so it doesn’t slip and won’t smash your foot if you drop it.
  • Padded back, comfortable if you have to wear it a long time.
  • Padded Straps, same as above
  • Safety Case for glasses, smart phones, or anything fragile.
  • Durable, built well.
  • Made in America

A picture is worth a thousands words…

Want to check out this pack live?  Have a look below:

Check out the Klein Tradesman Pro 55421

As you can see, this bag is a very good bag. Is it good enough to justify the extra cost over the CLC 1134? I guess that’s for you to decide. For me, personally. Not so much. I feel horrible saying that, since it’s made in American and all and I am super pro-American Made… but in the end, a dollar is a dollar and I have to spend money wisely. If you own one and want to chime in below, please do.


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


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