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Best Electricians Tool Backpack: Top 6 of 2021 Reviewed

Last updated on June 27th, 2021 at 10:17 pm.

A backpack is the most convenient way to carry a lot of heavy tools.

The best electricians’ backpacks are durable, have padded straps, and have plenty of room to hold all of your tools.

On the other hand—a bad electricians backpack gets torn open by your tools, and lacks storage space.

So to help you separate the good from the garbage—we’ve reviewed the Top 6 Electricians Tool Backpacks of 2021.

Buy with the confidence that your backpack won’t shatter into pieces after loading it up with a few tools.

Let’s jump straight into the reviews.

Preview Product Key Features
Klein Tools 55421BP-14 Tool Bag Backpack, Heavy Duty Tradesman Pro Tool Organizer / Tool Carrier... Klein Tools 55421BP-14 Tool Bag Backpack, Heavy Duty Tradesman Pro Tool Organizer / Tool Carrier...
  • Tool Backpack with 39 pockets for tons of tool storage
  • Hard, molded front pocket protects safety glasses
  • Front zipper pocket for small parts and tools
Milwaukee Ultimate Jobsite Backpack,Constructed of 1680D Ballistic Materials,with 48 Total Pockets,... Milwaukee Ultimate Jobsite Backpack,Constructed of 1680D Ballistic Materials,with 48 Total...
DEWALT DGL523 Lighted Tool Backpack Bag, 57-Pockets DEWALT DGL523 Lighted Tool Backpack Bag, 57-Pockets
  • LIGHTED TOOL BACKPACK: LED light can be easily directed at work area or into backpack to help identify tools and parts. 3 Levels of light output allow adjustment for wide area illumination or close-up work, light output 39 Lumens max.
  • COMFORTABLE TO CARRY: This tool backpack comes with padded web carrying handles and adjustable shoulder straps and large pads on back for extra comfort.
  • DURABLE TOOL BACKPACK: This heavy duty tool backapck comes with base pad feet to help reduce wear and abrasion.
Fluke Pack30 Professional Tool Backpack Fluke Pack30 Professional Tool Backpack
  • Built with durable high quality polyester
  • Features over 30 heavy duty pockets for storing and carrying tools
  • 3 main storage compartments for test tools, hand tools, and a laptop/tablet
CLC Custom Leathercraft L255 Tech Gear 53 Pocket Lighted Back Pack , Black CLC Custom Leathercraft L255 Tech Gear 53 Pocket Lighted Back Pack , Black
  • BUILT-IN LED LIGHT: The built in LED light on this lighted tool backpack can be easily directed at work area or into tool carrier to help identify tools and parts. 3 Levels of light output allow adjustment for wide area illumination or close-up work.
  • 53 POCKETS FOR EASY ORGANIZATION: This durable tool backpack features 28 tool pockets, 14 accessory bit pockets and 11 multi-use pockets for your favorite tools, parts and accessories. Dual compartment design for better-organized tool storage.
  • CONVENIENT AND COMFORTABLE: Carrying handles installed on this tool backpack make for easy transport and adjustable padded shoulders with sternum strap and back padding for comfort.
Veto Pro Pac Tech Pac LT Tool Bag Veto Pro Pac Tech Pac LT Tool Bag
  • 27 vertical interior and exterior pockets
  • Weatherproof injection molded polypropylene base
  • Back storage bay for 15 laptop

Best Electricians Backpack

Klein Tools Backpack

Klein Tools 55421BP-14 Tool Bag Backpack, Heavy Duty Tradesman Pro Tool Organizer / Tool Carrier...
  • Tool Backpack with 39 pockets for tons of tool storage
  • Hard, molded front pocket protects safety glasses
  • Front zipper pocket for small parts and tools

Heavy-duty tool backpacks can be pretty pricey, but Klein has a great option for electricians. The backpack is designed with 39 pockets and even comes equipped with a special area to protect your safety glasses from being crushed or damaged! It’s made out of 1680d ballistic weave that makes it one of the most durable options available—Klein doesn’t disappoint when they design their products.

Our favorite choice among heavy-duty tool backpacks is this model by Klein . This particular bag features many specialized compartments specifically designed for tools such as pliers and wrenches so you’ll never have to worry about not having enough space on hand. There are also slots in which you can store anything else like pens, pencils, screwdrivers.

While this backpack may be a little more expensive than some of the most affordable models, it’s not as pricey as its high-end competitors and still has comparable build quality. The shoulder straps are padded for comfort over long days with an integrated carry handle that makes moving around easier when you don’t have to wear it on your back. It also features a molded base resistant to water so no matter where you place your bag, items will stay safe inside!

Despite its excellent capacity, this electricians’ backpack is more compact than some of the larger competitors. This bag is designed to be taller than it’s wide so that you can store your tools without them being diagonal and uncomfortable on your back.

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Advantages
  • Made of durable ballistic weave
  • Molded, waterproof underside
  • Taller than it is wide
  • A lot of interior space
Disadvantages
  • No bells and whistles like LED lights

Milwaukee Tool Backpack

If you’re looking for a high-end backpack and don’t mind spending just a little more money, Milwaukee has the perfect bag. It comes with some extra features like 48 pockets to store everything from electronics to clothes–two of which are external hardshell protection panels that will protect sensitive items while in transit. With load bearing harness straps on this one as well, it is better prepared for heavy loads than our first option!

It’s safe to say that Milwaukee has mastered the art of designing backpacks. This backpack, for example, is even breathable! So you don’t have to worry about them being too hot while they’re on your back and it also prevents discomfort during use.

But more than just a comfortable ride – this bag can take some abuse as well with its durable 1680d ballistic fabric base design which won’t let anything happen when you drop it or plop down in one place full loaded up with tools and equipment

This backpack is a great way to transport all your tools in an easy and convenient amount of space. It’s still small enough that you can fit through doorways, yet large enough for lots of equipment!

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Advantages
  • Impact-resistant base
  • Fully padded
  • Load-bearing harness
  • A total of 48 pockets
Disadvantages
  • Slightly higher price than alternatives (but worth it)!

Dewalt Tool Backpack

DEWALT DGL523 Lighted Tool Backpack Bag, 57-Pockets
  • LIGHTED TOOL BACKPACK: LED light can be easily directed at work area or into backpack to help identify tools and parts. 3 Levels of light output allow adjustment for wide area illumination or close-up work, light output 39 Lumens max.
  • COMFORTABLE TO CARRY: This tool backpack comes with padded web carrying handles and adjustable shoulder straps and large pads on back for extra comfort.
  • DURABLE TOOL BACKPACK: This heavy duty tool backapck comes with base pad feet to help reduce wear and abrasion.

Dewalt’s newest electrician backpack is perfect for people who want a reliable, high-quality tool bag. This durable product has everything you need to securely store and transport your tools while maximizing efficiency in all that you do!

With 57 pockets of varying sizes, there’s no shortage of space inside this pack or on the exterior so you can easily find what it is that suits your needs.

Even if an item doesn’t fit into one pocket where it should go perfectly, with three brightness levels available from its directable LED light attachment–you’re sure to be able to see every inch as clearly as possible without interrupting any other tasks at hand because these lights are conveniently detachable and adjustable.

The base of this backpack even features feet that can help reduce the amount of wear and tear when you put it on the ground. Dewalt has also made sure to fully pad this bag for added comfort over long days, which is perfect if you have a lot to carry with your hands full or need somewhere safe (like at night) where all your tools are within reach!

On the front, there’s a zippered pocket designed especially for frequently-used items so they’re right in front without having to root around inside. The bonus? This pack comes equipped with batteries included!

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Advantages
  • Excellent value for the money
  • Feet on the base
  • 57 pockets
  • Padded handles and adjustable shoulder straps
  • Lighted tool backpack (LED light)
Disadvantages
  • Zippers get caught

Fluke Tool Backpack

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Fluke Pack30 Professional Tool Backpack
  • Built with durable high quality polyester
  • Features over 30 heavy duty pockets for storing and carrying tools
  • 3 main storage compartments for test tools, hand tools, and a laptop/tablet

The Pack30 from Fluke is another relatively pricey choice, though it has a few features that help justify the cost. This bag was designed around superior organization and comes with six storage compartments for easy locating of what you’re looking for. Each compartment is divided into 30 tool pockets which makes it easier to keep track of where all your tools are located in this otherwise super logical layout

While not much use months down the line, when dealing with an unfamiliar space like a job site or home repair project, these memorizing can be helpful as long as they do just that-help memories!

This bag is also meant to be durable, and it comes equipped with molded EVA sections along the face and top. Shielding your belongings from all sides means you won’t have any worries about wet or spilled items while in transit; just make sure not to over-stuff! As with other heavy duty bags, this one has an injection molded base that will prevent water from infiltrating through the bottom of your bag. For those who need a little extra protection for their electronics during travel – worry no more as there’s even a 12″ pocket for tablets & small laptops on board!

As for the downsides, we were disappointed by how this bag wouldn’t stand up on its own when both halves were opened. One downside was that it seemed to be too expensive compared to other choices considering what you get with those options.

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Advantages
  • Easy to remember tool placement
  • Tablet compartment
  • EVA tool shields
Disadvantages
  • Too pricey for its capabilities
  • Won’t stand when open

CLC Tool Backpack

CLC Custom Leathercraft L255 Tech Gear 53 Pocket Lighted Back Pack , Black
  • BUILT-IN LED LIGHT: The built in LED light on this lighted tool backpack can be easily directed at work area or into tool carrier to help identify tools and parts. 3 Levels of light output allow adjustment for wide area illumination or close-up work.
  • 53 POCKETS FOR EASY ORGANIZATION: This durable tool backpack features 28 tool pockets, 14 accessory bit pockets and 11 multi-use pockets for your favorite tools, parts and accessories. Dual compartment design for better-organized tool storage.
  • CONVENIENT AND COMFORTABLE: Carrying handles installed on this tool backpack make for easy transport and adjustable padded shoulders with sternum strap and back padding for comfort.

The CLC Tool Backpack is an affordable alternative to the Dewalt model that we just covered, and it features many of the same capabilities. For example, this one comes equipped with a LED light in nearly the same spot as Dewalt’s version plus there are four fewer pockets for 54 total which include 28 designed specifically for tools as well 14 meant only for accessories. If you’re looking to fit large items into your backpack, don’t worry because there are two straps installed on this bag too! This pack also includes an enlarged base pad – perfect if you want more protection from abrasion by wearing away at its bottom over time thanks to heavy materials inside like nails or screws.

This backpack tool kit is not too different than the rest, but it has a few very useful features. The dual compartment design allows you to access all of your tools without having to close one side and its padding on the shoulder straps can help keep everything in place when fully loaded. One downside though was that this bag’s pockets are less durable as well as being designed poorly making them more limited for multi-tasking purposes. Though still cheaper than some other brands out there, if durability or large capacity storage space matters then this might be worth spending just a little bit more money!

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Advantages
  • Equipped with an LED
  • Straps for large tools
  • Reasonable price
Disadvantages
  • Not enough multi-use pockets
  • Durability

Veto Tool Backpack

Veto Pro Pac Tech Pac LT Tool Bag
  • 27 vertical interior and exterior pockets
  • Weatherproof injection molded polypropylene base
  • Back storage bay for 15 laptop

The Veto Tool Backpack is the perfect option for buyers who want to get more use out of their purchase and don’t mind shelling out a little extra cash.

If you’re looking for something that will last, then this tool backpack with laptop compartment has everything you need! The Tech Pac LT typically costs about three times as much as other backpacks but it’s worth your investment thanks to its unique features like an easy-to-access side panel where you can store all your tools while still keeping them protected from dust and debris.

As if these benefits weren’t exciting enough, the two sided design gives users some additional storage space so they never have worry about carrying too many items at once when on site or in transit.

The padded laptop compartment is great for work or school, and the waterproof base will keep your computer dry no matter what. The build quality is excellent too- this model can withstand years of abuse without any concern at all!

A few things hold it back from greatness though: namely, its price tag. At about half as pricey we would have rated this our best overall choice; but considering how much you get with a low cost purchase in terms of features (and protection), there really isn’t anything to complain about here!

The final nail in the coffin is that this bag only features 27 storage pockets, which pales in comparison to the competition.

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Advantages
  • Compact
  • Waterproof base
  • Room for laptops up to 15
  • Excellent build quality
Disadvantages
  • Not enough pockets
  • Too expensive

About Thomas Hawkins

I run Electrician Apprentice Headquarters, a one-stop-shop for learning how to become a licensed electrician in the USA. I'm a licensed Master Electrician with over 20 years experience working in the Mining & Construction industries. Why do I do it? Well, because even plumbers need heroes.

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