New Veto backpack pictures, lots of them!
And it even has a bottle opener for after the job is done.:cheers:
Just wondering if the back is solid or just fabric. All I can think of is carrying 30-40 pound pack with screwdriver or pliers jabbing me in the back. I'm really hoping that's a fairly solid piece that will sit flat across your back without anything jabbing you. Otherwise I love what it looks like. Just hoping the cost is not to prohibitive.
Here's my concern on this backpack and, really all tool backpacks.
If you're carrying more than a few pounds in a backpack, you really should be using a hip belt to distribute the weight onto hips and the larger muscles of the legs.
The shoulder straps shouldn't support any weight when worn properly, just balance the pack on your body and keep it from tipping backwards.
Carrying a 30-40 pound backpack that is built and worn improperly is going to lead to back problems and balance problems (icy roof falls, anyone?)
Ok, my say has been said, I'll shut up, now.
Thanks for the REAL pics Mark!! Looks like a LC size or smaller but with a better lay out. Is the base wide enough to not tip over with tools in it and will the straps fall to the ground when set down? or is that the whole point to the hook on top??
Are you going back today?
There isn't a solid piece on the side that rides on your back, but with the padding, and thickness of the layers of material, stuff poking you in the back won't be an issue. The side of the bag where you would keep screw drivers and such is not the one with the shoulder straps anyway.
Originally Posted by Elfshadow
It will be in the $230 range.
It is for packing tools maybe a few hundred yards, not hiking 10 miles! :p
Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm
It also has to be compact and tight enough against your body to make it up safety ladders, through roof/attic hatches, etc..
I'm thinking the body mechanics, and slippery surface balance, are substantially better than having 30+ pounds of tools hanging to one side, off one shoulder. ;)
When you set it down, the straps are as they appear in pics 2 and 3. The straps are connected to the metal piece that has tabs that hook under the handle, and should stay off the ground as long as it is left connected. It does have to be unhooked to access that side of the bag though, and there really isn't a way to keep them off the ground if you want into that side.
Originally Posted by itsiceman
It does have the hook that the whole bag can be hung from if you need to keep it off the ground, and have something to hang it from.
The bag won't tip over because the bulk of the tool storage is down low. It has the footprint of a Tech-LC, but is substantially taller, with much more internal room, and more/larger pockets.
Are they making the zippers stronger? My LC has another broken zipper, and it isn't over loaded, only 26 lbs.
The rounded shape instead of the squared off shape of the regular pac might help the wear and tear.
I'm a stickler for a hip belt. To the point of installing them on packs that didn't have one.
Originally Posted by mark beiser
Maybe having back surgery at 15 has something to do with that... :whistle:
I've never had a desire for a backpack toolbag. If I were buying one, I'd probably buy this one.
I would have liked to see a telescopic handle and wheels like my Mikita cordless tool bag.
I will stick with my current tool bag and rope. Climbing up a ladder with 30+ lbs of tools on your back is asking for it. I didn't see a small plastic case for stake ones fittings etc. it's an LC with straps
I still wonder why people carry ALL their tools to a roof top. if you're doing an install, you need more than a backpack can carry, and if you're doing maint./repairs you need less than a backpack does carry. I don't get it. I just use a bucket, toss in what i need and haul it up the rope.
what am I missing here?
I've got 2 bags.
Originally Posted by 71CHOPS
A VetoLC and a Veto MB.
The MB carries on the side of the LC.
If I'm just running out to "check" something, I'll grab the MB with a small socket set, impact driver, meter and maybe a couple of other tools in my pocket and go.
If it's broken and I know I'm in for a good stay on the roof, I'll just drag the whole bag along.
agree `, need to make it smaller !
Originally Posted by 71CHOPS