REVIEW: Veto Pro Pac MB/TP3 Toolbags
This is another of my mini reviews. Veto is a company that is strongly backed by this site. I have seen them advertise on here for years but never tried out any of their products. Once the MB and TP3 hit the market I decided to give them a try and after a few weeks, I'm happy I did.
The TP3 and MB are smaller style bags. Similar to an electricians pouch but these are specifically designed for the needs of an HVAC tech. I'm very impressed with the quality of the bags. Industrial strength nylon double stitching and leather trimmed panels. Great quality.
The TP3 bag is equipped with more open and freely accessible areas than the MB bag. The TP3 has 4 large inside pockets and 11 smaller outside pockets. Also, one pouch pocket in the front. The pockets seem to be just the right size to fit the most common used service tools. The front pouch pocket is perfect for screws, wire nuts, and other small items. The top handle is covered with a rubber grip that makes carrying the bag easy on the hands no matter what the weight. It also comes equipped with a stainless "D" ring for electrical/Teflon tape.
It amazing how much fits in the TP3 bag. I've fit just the right amount of tools in my TP3. It is very compact and light weight. No more unnecessary trips to truck to grab more tools. I have everything I need in my TP3.
The MB is the same size as the TP3 but has many more zipper enclosed pockets. It has 8 inside pocket and 2 outside pockets. The one main compartment is meant for your multimeter. For me, I couldn't fit as many tools comfortably into this bag as the TP3. The main advantage to the MB is the enclosed pockets which provide great protection for your meter and other tools/accessories.
The MB also has many of the same features as the TP3 like the small front pouch, rubber handle, and stainless "D" ring. With the enclosed pockets, you can carry much more than hand tools in the MB. You can fit almost any small digital tools like a micron gauge or leak detector.
I carried each one for week during daily service calls. I used the same amount and type of tools in each bag and I personally liked the TP3 bag slightly better. With the open pockets of the TP3 I was able to clip my small Dewalt flashlight on one of the outside pockets. Little things like that really turn a good bag into a great bag. The MB is designed as more of meter bag while the TP3 is more of a tool bag.
Another one of the great features on these bags is the back clip. It is equipped with a clip on the back that allows the bag to be clipped on the side of the larger LC or XL bags. I have a large backpack bag, and my TP3 actually hooks on the outside of it. So, I now have options. For larger jobs, I just grab my backpack bag which has the TP3 attached. For smaller jobs, I just grab my TP3 bag. The MB and TP3 also have a belt loop around the top. I attempted to put it on my belt - very uncomfortable. It is just a little too large and heavy to be worn with the belt.
Overall, the TP3 and MB tool bags are fantastic. Every veto bag comes with 5 year-zero down time warranty. The zero down time warranty states that if you have a issue with the products craftsmanship, they will you send a new bag with a shipping label to send the old one back. The guys at Veto know what they're doing and it shows. I'm extremely happy with Veto bags and would highly recommend them to anyone in the market for a new tool bag.
Brent A. Ridley
[Once again, sorry for the pictures being sideways. The Testo 570 review should be completed and posted by the end of the week]