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What is the difference between a leather tool bag and a Cordura® tool bag?

What is the difference between a leather tool bag and a Cordura® tool bag?

The main difference between a leather tool bag and a Cordura tool bag is the material from which they are made.

Leather is an animal hide, usually cowhide, and is strong, durable, sustainable and biodegradable. Leather tool bags can withstand years of wear and tear. They are also water-resistant and provide good protection for your tools. Leather is the usual choice of carpenters and those in the building sector. Whilst a leather tool bag is bulkier, heavier and higher in cost, some tradies prefer this option because of the durability and aesthetic appeal.

Cordura is a synthetic fabric that is light, durable and long wearing.

A Cordura tool bag made of this high-strength fabric will resist abrasions, scuffs and tearing, and is water resistance, enabling use of your tool bag in harsh environments and all weathers. The fabric is lightweight and more flexible than leather tool bags, so they are easy to carry and store. As Cordura is made from nylon, which is a non-conductive fabric, it makes this type of tool bag the sensible option for electricians.

Cordura tool bags are lower in cost, making them a popular choice for those needing function and durability at a lower price point.

Things to consider when choosing between leather and Cordura are:

  • Durability
  • Function
  • Trade
  • Weather resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Weight
  • Lifespan
  • Sustainability
  • Aesthetics
  • Cost

In summary, their differences are mainly in material, weight and cost, and choosing a tool bag may depend upon some or all of the above considerations, particularly the field of work or trade in which it will be used.

At BuildPro, we have a range of both leather and BPRO Cordura tool bags and accessories to choose from, so whatever industry you’re in, however you like to stack your tools, our range meets every tradies needs.