Best Tool Belt UK Reviews
In this article we review, what we think to be the best tool belts, that are currently available in the UK market. There are many different types to choose from. Typically they cost anything between £8-60.
The main reason for the price difference, is that what they are made from, such as canvas or leather. It also has to do with the different features. Tool belts are also designed for different trades. We explain more in our buying guide at the bottom of the page.
Primarily these are used by scaffolders, roofers and the wider building and construction trades. There are some marked differences though, with some having hammer holders, others have places for screwdrivers, and a range of varied uses.
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The main purpose of all of these, is to keep your most commonly used tools handy, by having them on a belt, that is attached around your waist. In these belts or pouches, you can also hold nails, screws, cleats etc so as you have easy access to the things that you need.
Top 10 Rated Tool Belt Reviews
Just below you will find an easy to read top 10 tool belts and pouches, that should make your choices, easier to understand. There we have placed these products in a specific order. The order we have used is the highest buyer rated first. In other words we have placed the belts in order of what buyers judged their quality to be.
We have also included average UK prices, but be aware that these are always subject to change. Always check on the exact date and time when you are making any purchase. The ratings we update on a regular weekly basis.
You can click on each image to see a larger version. Please feel free to click on any of the images in that table, where you will see a larger version.
Underneath the table, we have done a more specific and detailed review on each tool belt.
Best Tool Belt Summary Reviews
Underneath, we have completed short and concise reviews, on these top 10 products. That way you can see at a glance, which one is the best choice for you.
Tool Belt Pouch Buying Guide
You can see from the above information, that there are quite a few different varieties of these. The most important thing is to try and figure out, which type is best for the specific needs that you want it for.
In the trade that will vary quite a lot. Roofers and those working on scaffolds, will need a different style to those who are electricians, or joiners. Many of us have individual needs for these, and no two people will have exactly the same needs.
That makes it quite difficult to find the right design. More often that not, we end up picking the tool belt, that covers off most of what we need it to do.
Important Features of a Tool Belt/Pouch
Once you decide on the style, here are some general and important features to look out for.
Waist Size - This is the biggest problem we found, when reading all of the reviews. These are mainly designed for those with 34-44" waist sizes. Many people are in the 30-32" waist size and when they buy the belt, then it falls down, when attached even at the shortest length.
Make sure that whichever one you buy will fit the waist. In some cases, you may need to punch an extra hole, to make it fit, if it uses a belt and buckle.
Hard Wearing - These type of belts will take a whole lot of abuse. Carrying heavy tools, tools with sharp edges, nails, screws etc will wear these down over time. The material should be durable and tough. The better ones at the top of my list above, appear to be more hard wearing, than many at the bottom of the list.
Waterproof - If your work brings you outside, then make sure your tool belt can stand up to getting wet. Remember, leather if not protected, does not do well in the rain.