The 5 Best Tool Vests [Ranked]
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Tool vests provide technicians and hobbyists a comfortable and convenient way to store gear- keeping a variety of tools on hand for easy access (Source).
They typically feature strategically placed pockets and adjustable shoulder straps to accommodate different-sized users and bulkier winter clothing (Source).
How They Compare
The Stanley Fatmax, Holmes, and Leapers tool vests are lightweight, mesh options. One complaint for the Stanely and Holmes is that when you bend over, tools have a habit of falling out because of the open-pocket design.
They are the only two, however, that provide reflective safety strips.
They feature chest pockets with a row of compartments around and below the waist, depending on your height, and is often favored by woodworkers.
Because they're made from canvas, they're the only two that help provide impact-protection from flying debris.