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Gear Bag Grab Bag

On the job you’ve got a lot of gear to haul around. Having the perfect bag to protect your gear keeps you organized, makes your gear last longer, and most importantly, helps you work faster, easier, and safer. From climbing kits, to rope, to all of your hand and power tools, we have bags to carry it all. We did a test with a few of the popular gear bags to see how many standard sized hard hats would fit in each. The video at the bottom of this post shows the test.

GME Supply Large Deluxe Gear Bag

Our favorite, and most popular is the GME Supply Large Deluxe Gear and Equipment Bag. It’s available in red or black with reflective yellow accents for visibility. To make sure it stands up to anything you put it through, it’s made of heavy duty, PU coated polyester fabric. It has 4 outside pockets for organization and to combat stink, it has a vented mesh window that opens up on the back. In total, this bag held 23 hard hats.

GME Supply Premium Equipment Backpack

The GME Supply Premium Equipment Backpack is waterproof and has a tough-as-nails plastic bottom. Keep all your tools and carabiners accessible on the gear loops on the front, and carry it anywhere via the padded shoulder straps. Use it to haul your rescue kit, climbing gear, or all your rope. The wide opening made it easy to fit 8 hard hats.

Ergodyne Arsenal Duffel Bag

Ergodyne’s Arsenal Water Resistant Duffel Bag comes in three different sizes. The top of the bag has ID and document pockets, and under the lid is an interior mesh pocket. This duffel can be put in backpack mode with the modular straps. There are gear loops on the front and compression straps to make it compact. The small fits 11 hats, the medium fits 14 and the large packs in 18.

Klein Tools 5180 Extra-Large Nylon Bag

Last is the 5180 Extra-Large Nylon Equipment Bag from Klein Tools. It’s made of orange, vinyl coated nylon and has a wide-opening, steel frame top. The bottom of the bag has a plastic bottom with drain holes, and there’s even a storm flap to keep out any rain. We filled it with 13 hard hats.


Check out the video below to see the hard hat tests live, then head over to the bags section and pick one out for yourself!


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