We’ve tried all sorts of methods to carry tools on trips around here: metal and plastic toolboxes, tool bags, even cheap plastic storage boxes. Now we have something a little more refined and a lot more robust: the Atlas46 Yorktown tool roll.
This tool roll is made from Cordura, a tough, wear-resistant material born out of World War 2. It has similar properties to canvas, but being synthetic nylon won’t hold moisture and rot. There’s a heap of velcro and YKK zips providing functionality and endurance. The big buckles save fumbling too.
My own spanner set was in the original roll it came in from my local auto parts store, aka supercrap. The spanners are good but a couple of the pouches have punched through and it never tied up properly to start with. This product from Atlas46 is a lot more robust and being a general purpose tool roll can be tailored to suit the spanners, sockets, screwdrivers and even your favourite vice grips. The double-sided design makes it easy to find tools, laying out the spanners logically. You won’t lose your notorious 10mm socket in the bottom of this roll.
This fellow gives a pretty good and quick overview; check out how easy it is to close up ready to carry!
Our print mag Editor Scott Mason recently decanted all his tools into a Yorktown tool roll and reviewed it in issue 37, due out in January. I won’t ruin the read, but I think he’s smitten. I’ve thrown a heap of his photos in here because they are far better than mine!
How much and how to buy?
The Atlas46 Yorktown tool roll is available in Australia from A247. The rolls come in a variety of colours including black, coyote (well, it is made in the USA), multicam (great for losing your tools in the grass), high-viz orange and yellow (or Chartreuse, but they mean yellow). A247 import a range of other Atlas46 rolls and car organisers to match too.
Price is currently $179, regular price $185 and until the end of January 2019 the A247 website has a $20 off your first purchase deal going on. That’s a whole lot of quality for not much coin.
Visit A247.com.au for more information and to purchase your own roll.