The EDC Tool Roll is a feature on Jerking the Trigger in which we profile various every day carry worthy tools. The tools shown aren’t multi-tools but rather real tools, that by virtue of their compact size, light weight, usefulness, or unique functionality, can find a place in any range kit, emergency kit, or every day carry bag.
Feel free to comment on the tools that you carry so we can all learn! The discussion on these posts has been very valuable so far.
If you are going to eschew multi-tools in favor of real tools, a well organized way of carrying your tools is going to make your life a lot easier. The Bond Travel Gear Tool Roll may be designed with items like cables, EDC gear, and travel items in mind but I am happy to report that it works very well with actual tools.
The Bond Travel Gear Tool Roll is a little bit large for pocket carry but it is doable in large pockets. I have been using it for a couple of months and found that taking some care with how to pack the tools makes a big difference. If you just stack the tools inside so that they butt up against each other when rolled, you won’t be able to roll it as tight. However, if you stagger them a bit, you can achieve a tighter roll, making the whole kit more compact.
The loops are excellent. There are 9 of them in various sizes so there should be one that works for just about any tool. They are made from heavy duty elastic that has held up well to my use. The loops are also coated with a grippy silicone strip on the inside that really grips the tools.
There are 3 wide slip pockets behind the loops. These are perfect for wider items than the loops will accept. I tuck my Chapman MFG Midget kit into one of them.
This tool roll has flaps at the top and bottom that keeps the tools from falling out when rolled. The flap does a great job of protecting other items in your pocket or bag from the hard or sharp edges found on many tools.
The Bond Travel Gear Tool Roll also has a zippered pocket which is absolutely clutch. It is a great place to store driver bits or other small items that would be difficult to retain with the loops.
The closure system consists of a hook on a strap. This is simple, robust, and very adjustable. It is perfect for this application.
I have come to really like this tool roll and not just for tools. It’s great for EDC gear too. If there was a smaller version available, I would probably call it perfect.
Where to Buy:
I have never seen Bond Travel Gear in a brick and mortar store. They were recommended to me by a friend who found them on Amazon so that is where I purchased mine: Bond Travel Gear Tool Roll on Amazon
Previously Reviewed Alternatives:
Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer
See all the reviews for previous tools: The EDC Tool Roll
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