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I’m due to start my apprenticeship in a few weeks. I’ve got some hand tools. But I’m looking for a Tool Backpack. As I will be getting the train to and from the office. I’ve seen a lot of people use Veto. Having looked at the prices which are £150 or more it’s an awful lot for a bag and something I simply can’t justify, even if I had the cash.

Does anyone on here use a tool backpack that they could recommend other than veto?
 
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A lot of people use the Stanley ones so they must be ok,
Do you need a backpack?
I think they lend them selves to some kinds of work but not to others.
 

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B n Q is a good starting place Mate you can if you look hard enough get a starter backpack tool bag
 

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stanley fatmax should do you at a fraction of the cost.:
 

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stanley fatmax should do you at a fraction of the cost.:
A few quid cheaper here: Stanley 195611 Fatmax Tool Backpack: Amazon.co.uk: Amazon.co.uk: - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stanley-195611-Fatmax-Tool-Backpack/dp/B002ST7FHC/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Stanley+Fatmax+Tool+Backpack+Box+Bag&qid=1567970273&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Christ I didn't know they were a thing! There's loads of them!

@Lou - Christmas: The Van that @Spoon posted, the car with camera on that somebody posted in the @Electrical2go camera thread, and then one of these backpacks please. :)
 

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😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂 I told you if you find a stocking big enough you can have them
 

RDB85

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That Stanley one looks good. I’m just looking for something that will help me on jobs. Can’t really argue for less than £40. It looks good quality. The veto looks great but for someone like myself the saved money could be spent on appropriate tools.
 

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Where's the veto one mate? How much is that?

Do any of our sponsors do these? - Or even if they don't have them on their websites, perhaps they have accounts with distributors that can get you one cheaper?
 
I've had my Stanley fat max backpack for about 6 years so far, and it has spent the whole time absolutely jam packed with tools, but it is still going strong with no signs of giving up yet, though one of the zip tabs came off and it is a bit scuffed.
 

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😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂 I told you if you find a stocking big enough you can have them
A sleeping bag count? No wait that's my one for Rachel Riley 😍

I've got a CK Magma Technician bag and quite like it, if they put back straps on it it'd be amazing....bit weighty when empty thou...
 

RDB85

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Where's the veto one mate? How much is that?

Do any of our sponsors do these? - Or even if they don't have them on their websites, perhaps they have accounts with distributors that can get you one cheaper?
They can be purchased on Amazon. Their backpack is around £130 - £200 on various websites.

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They look nice quality but I can’t justify the price at the moment.
 
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the stanley will see you through your apprenticeship. when you're qualified and earning proper wages, then consider the veto.
 
Stanley one has removeable inner section which is handy. They also do one with wheels.
Not sure if it fits Ryanair bag-checker though...
 

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A few quid cheaper here: Stanley 195611 Fatmax Tool Backpack: Amazon.co.uk: Amazon.co.uk: - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stanley-195611-Fatmax-Tool-Backpack/dp/B002ST7FHC/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Stanley+Fatmax+Tool+Backpack+Box+Bag&qid=1567970273&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Christ I didn't know they were a thing! There's loads of them!

@Lou - Christmas: The Van that @Spoon posted, the car with camera on that somebody posted in the @Electrical2go camera thread, and then one of these backpacks please. :)
@CK Tools do a nice one!

Technicians Rucksack

As a fellow forum sponsor they might be able to help you out?

Cheers,
Ivan
 

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They look good also. I would be interested if they could do a deal.
Thanks for the interest, but unfortunately, we have no way of doing that. They are only available through your local C.K stockist. If you have a good haggle at your local wholesaler, you may well get what you want though! - the two rucksacks available are the MA2631 or the MA2635 (with waterproof base).
 

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Thanks for the interest, but unfortunately, we have no way of doing that. They are only available through your local C.K stockist. If you have a good haggle at your local wholesaler, you may well get what you want though! - the two rucksacks available are the MA2631 or the MA2635 (with waterproof base).
That’s a shame I’m not registered with any Wholesalers. So you can’t do a forum deal only?
 

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That’s a shame I’m not registered with any Wholesalers. So you can’t do a forum deal only?
We can get one for you but you would be looking at around £58 including VAT.
 

Dan

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That’s a shame I’m not registered with any Wholesalers. So you can’t do a forum deal only?
Dude. Register with Electrical2Go. That's a start! Even if not for this product, at least you've got one then.
 

RDB85

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We can get one for you but you would be looking at around £58 including VAT.
It’s a good price. I think I will go with the Stanley as it’s half the price, which is hard to beat. Also the reviews online in my opinion don’t look all all that good for the CK, sorry.

But then I maybe if I had the money pay the extra for something from Milwaukee, Klein Tools or even a second hand Veto.
 

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It’s a good price. I think I will go with the Stanley as it’s half the price, which is hard to beat. Also the reviews online in my opinion don’t look all all that good for the CK, sorry.

But then I maybe if I had the money pay the extra for something from Milwaukee, Klein Tools or even a second hand Veto.
Something cheap to go on with will be fine. I use a £13 backpack from Homebase (not available any more) for my test gear and a range of tools. Probably about two years use and it's still cracking on fine.

There are two schools of thought with gear, pay lots for something that lasts you years, or pay hardly anything for something you are happy to replace every year. At least with a cheap bag you'll know what features you want from your next one through having used it.
 

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Hi,if you are getting on a train where i am,you might also benefit from purchasing a very large jumper,to put on over the rucksack......or it'll be empty by the time you arrive... ;)
 

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Hi,if you are getting on a train where i am,you might also benefit from purchasing a very large jumper,to put on over the rucksack......or it'll be empty by the time you arrive... ;)
6 minutes on the train it takes.
 

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The only other bag I can see similar in price to the Stanley is:

 

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The only other bag I can see similar in price to the Stanley is:

Is that ab Stealthtool bag? May want to look at the F35 one, you can't see that one at 50 metres, and it comes with radar absorbing material. Any ezcuse to get your hard earned, if you are gullible enought o fork out for it, I'm a tool tart but Raptor tool bag really?????? Still needs must.



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RDB85

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E/Is that ab Stealthtool bag
The bag including the Stanley is a good price. U.K. company too which is good. Maybe Dan could look at a sponsorship. I’ve mentioned that the Veto bags etc are lovely. I just don’t have the money.
 
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Velocity have a good rep for being tough bags. Think they are trying the same market as Veto as they do some high end bags too.
 

RDB85

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Velocity have a good rep for being tough bags. Think they are trying the same market as Veto as they do some high end bags too.
I think they are similar to Veto. They do two backpacks and the high end one is £150. Well out my budget.
 
Do Tesco still do a "bag for life" thingy?
Could be really useful if you are carrying bits of cable etc...take them the old, ripped one, and they give you another...

Also, on a serious note, several of my chums at the workshop have the Stanley fatmax one which they bought after seeing mine which i got at a discount...all very happy with them, albeit they are new so not had much wear and tear. Probably get one, and retire it to "dirty" duty when you outgrow it?
 

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