Fatmax backpack

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Fatmax backpack

Postby stevowhite_22 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:48 am

I have had my backpack for about a month now
I thought it was time for some photos and a review.

As some have seen myself and Ian have been talking about his backpack for the last few months
And I said that with a set of wheels and a handle the backpack would be a perfect bag for me,
Then looking at a tool promotion at a electrical wholesaler I saw this one so I got one ordered.
Having had lots of toolboxes in the past a couple of years ago I moved to open tote bags
But I found that tools was going missing far to easy, also my job involves call outs which sometimes involves a lot of walking around some of our buildings that are far too big to carry a very heavy tool box around
So if the bag is getting to heavy I can now pull along and save my back.

Good points:
Plenty of storage space for tools , this bag is Like a Tardis and can hold more tools than it looks .
Solid waterproof plastic base so it remains upright when open.
Removable sleeve for tools which keeps them well organised.
Very comfortable to carry even when full of tools
Strong zips and stitching, seems very robust.


Bad points:
A few extra small pockets inside would be great.
I don't know if its how I load my tools but the bag has a bit of a lean forward when full of tools

Overall I am very happy with the backpack and I am very happy to give the bag a
9 out of 10 .

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The straps took in so they don't get caught when using the wheels and handle.
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Fatmax backpack

Postby stevowhite_22 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:52 am

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The pullout sleeve which holds lots of tools .
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Re: Fatmax backpack

Postby john » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:41 am

Great review Steve. I have the non wheeled version and its really good for snagging work.
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Re: Fatmax backpack

Postby Aaron » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:37 pm

Good review mate I can see these being handy for city work with a fully loaded bag sometimes they can feel really heavy after a long journey and like john said good for a snagging kit

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Re: Fatmax backpack

Postby Locksmithmatt » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:09 pm

That's a great review , a mate of mine has the non wheeled version and I wish I had bought that instead of the covered facom tote I got , might treat myself in the new year to that one , ideal for city call outs

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Re: Fatmax backpack

Postby stevowhite_22 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:41 pm

I can say that I am still enjoying using the backpack , I have found that when a few
extra tools slip in it can get heavy and this is where the wheels really come in.
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Re: Fatmax backpack

Postby Locksmithmatt » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:38 pm

I bought this same backpack last week and have been using it as my gab bag tote for quick callouts and city work was getting a bit heavy and too small, its nice to have it on your back and keep your hands free

It's very nice I have 1 bug bear with it , the clips that hold the shoulder straps onto the eyes of the bag are both plastic, I think this lets the bag down a bit, I would have rather paid a extra fiver and they had been metal ones , my concern is they mag break if snagged on something as you pull it out of the van

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Re: Fatmax backpack

Postby Niallm » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:11 pm

Wot is this bag like being pulled around fully loaded and is the Handel Long as I do strudel with pull along tool boxis due to the telascopice Handel beefing to short and been 6ft2 I end up crouching down to pull it along I am very interested in getting one of these for the city call outs
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Re: Fatmax backpack

Postby Locksmithmatt » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:16 pm

When pulling you need to make arm straps are tucked in, 1 of my lads is about your height if I see him tomorrow will get him to size it up for you , it's not great on rough pavement , I use mine a lot now

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Re: Fatmax backpack

Postby Niallm » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:22 pm

Locksmithmatt wrote:When pulling you need to make arm straps are tucked in, 1 of my lads is about your height if I see him tomorrow will get him to size it up for you , it's not great on rough pavement , I use mine a lot now

Spot on mate I see wot you mean about the clips how is it copeing with every day use .i just sick of luging around my wheely tool box I want a grab and go plus can keep it in the cab .is it water proof
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