Find the Right Bag for Your Work & Tools

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Bags serve a practical purpose beyond just complementing an outfit. They need to be reliable and hold the necessary work tools and essentials you need. However, with so many options available, it can be difficult to determine which type of bag is best suited for you and your specific needs.

Whether it’s a large duffle bag, a tradesman tool bag or a compact and convenient laptop bag, this blog will help guide you in selecting the perfect bag for your daily work and activities.


Things to Consider When Buying a Work Bag

  • Find the right size – The last thing you want is to carry two (or more) bags to work.
  • Comfort is important – A work bag should be lightweight and easy to carry, as it will be used daily. It should also be large enough to hold all necessary items.
  • Thin or thick? –  The debate about the ideal thickness of a work bag is ongoing. Thicker bags can be uncomfortable to carry, while thinner bags are less obtrusive but may not have enough space for all of your items.

Ultimately, the type of bag you choose should be appropriate to the work you do. For example, if you carry a lot of tools around with you and need easy access, a backpack may not be the best option. Instead, a bag with designated pockets for tools would be more suitable.


What Type of Work Bag Do I Need?

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Whether you are a student, a professional, or a tradesperson, the right bag is out there for you. Let’s explore the different types of bags that can help you make the right decision based on your specific needs.


1. Backpacks

The backpack is the most popular type of work bag, and for good reason. They’re known for their versatility and functionality, making them a popular choice among workers who prefer a simple design.

Backpacks are a practical choice for those who need a laptop and other essentials for work. They typically have designated pockets and compartments to keep chargers and accessories organised and easily accessible. While backpacks may not be seen as the most professional-looking option, there are many designs and colours available, such as black or dark blue, that can give them a more executive style.

For example, you can opt for the FXD Limited Work Backpack, which, of course, does not scream “student”.


2. Duffle Bags

These bags are sturdy, durable, and practical. Their simple design makes them a favourite among many, allowing you to store and transport all your necessary gear easily. Duffle bags are also often made with durable materials and resilient straps, making them ideal for outdoor activities or for travellers who need to protect their belongings from the elements.


3. Satchel Bags

The satchel bag is both casual and professional and has evolved over time to meet the needs and tastes of modern workers.

A satchel bag may be your choice if you like everything in one place. They are rectangular in size and typically have a single compartment with additional pockets on the inside or outside where you can store your items, such as pens, notebooks, and phones.

The Rugged Xtremes Pod Connect Site Satchel is a popular choice with a magnetic strap, pod connect and is fully lockable.


4. Workbags

Also known as a tool bag is an essential accessory for many tradies, allowing you to carry all of your tools and equipment in one place, making it convenient to transport them from job to job.

Tool bags are typically made with heavy-duty materials that can withstand the weight and wear of carrying heavy tools and equipment. This makes them ideal for daily use and long-lasting. Opt for one that has many pockets or dividers, this way, you can store several of your tools in the most secure way possible.

Check out our wide range of work bags, suitable for all professions at the Workers Shop today.

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