A recent alert about the Klein Tradesman Pro Rolling Tool Bag (55473RTB) and Klein 48-Quart Tough Box Cooler (55650) quickly got our attention. The Klein 55473RTB rolling tool bag lets Pros easily transport tools in a reinforced bag atop 8-inch wheels. The matched Klein 55650 48-quart cooler claims to keep items cool for up to 30 hours. Both products fill in the line of Klein Tradesman Pro organizers.
Klein Tradesman Pro Tool Master Rolling Tool Bag (55473RTB)
The new Klein Tradesman Pro rolling tool bag comes with 8-inch rubberized wheels, providing high clearance for any job site. Stairs, concrete, or dirt—this tool bag can roll right over it. The tool bag includes a hard top with some contours. Not only can you set items on top of the bag—it will keep things like your cell phone or drinks from rolling off.
Klein did load-testing on the rolling bag to handle up to 250 pounds (113 kg). In addition, a heavy-duty telescoping handle makes the bag easy to maneuver—even when it’s full. A total of 19 interior and exterior pockets give you tons of places to store hand tools, meters, products, and other accessories. If you don’t know what to pack in your tool bag, we’ve got some ideas.
Inside, the rolling tool bag provides ample room for larger tools or materials. The orange accent colors also make this bag highly visible. The outside is made from water-resistant 1680D ballistic weave material. Exterior webbing and D-rings work great for attaching additional items to the bag via bungee cords.
The lid features metal latches, and a double lock hasp on the hard top fits padlocks for securing your tools and equipment. If you want to add some accessories, Klein offers an LED Light (55437) that twist-locks to the front. Additionally, the front mount supports the Klein Wireless Speaker (AEPJS1).
Klein Rolling Tool Bag Features
- 8-inch (203.2 mm) wheels
- Hard contoured top
- Load tested up to 250 pounds (113 kg)
- Telescoping handle
- 19 interior and exterior pockets
- Water-resistant 1680D ballistic weave construction
- Exterior webbing and D-rings for bungee cord attachment
- Metal lid latches
- Double lock hasp on hard top fits most padlocks
- Front twist mount supports optional Klein LED Light (55437) or Wireless Speaker (AEPJS1)
- Price: $239.14
Klein Tradesman Pro 48-Quart Tough Box Cooler (55650)
The main compartment of the tough box cooler has a 48-quart (45 L) capacity. That means it can hold as many as or 72-cans of…your favorite beverage. That’s far larger than the diminutive Klein Tradesman Pro Tough Box Cooler we reviewed earlier. Klein claims the cooler can keep things cool for up to 30 hours. An exterior stainless steel bottle opener provides the icing on the cake.
For keeping some items dry, Klein provides a separate, removable plastic container that slides on the top ledge. To help keep things cool, a sealing gasket on the top ledge and heavy-duty rubber latches seal up the cooler. On the bottom, a leak-resistant drain lets you empty excess water without tipping the cooler.
There are tie-down holes on the corners for secure items when needed, and a stainless steel hinged lid will stay upright as needed. For easily carrying the cooler, a nylon rope with textured rubber grip handle makes for easy carrying.
When you’re not carrying the cooler—you can sit on it. The Klein Tradesman Pro 48-quart Tough Box Cooler supports up to 300 pounds (136 kg) on the lid.
Klein 48-Quart Tough Box Cooler Features
- 48-quart (45 L), 72-can capacity
- Keeps items cool for up to 30 hours
- Stainless steel bottle opener
- Sealing gasket and heavy-duty rubber latches
- Leak resistant drain
- Corner tie-down holes
- Stainless steel hinged lid
- Nylon rope with textured rubber grip handles
- 300 pounds (136 kg) seating capacity
- Price: $149.99
These look like a couple of great new products for the job site. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for an opportunity to get them in-house for a review.