R&B The Firefighers “TOOL BAG” with Molded TUFF Bottom
The “TOOL BAG”
RD Developed for easy access to commonly used tools. No flaps, zippers or closures to get in the way when specific tools are needed quickly. Constructed with R&B Fabrication’s "TUFF BOTTOM" this bag has superior durability, yet it is extremely lightweight.
The outside side walls of the bag are constructed of heavy reinforced vinyl and the inside walls have rigid plastic for support and durability. Outer pocket has ample room even for large diameter hose wrenches. Reinforced webbed straps make the handles strong and easy to use even when wearing thick firefighting gloves. Contents not included
- MPN: #443
- Measures 21" x 9" wide x 9 ½" high.
- Weight: 14 oz
- Color: Red
- Made in the USA.
What Is a TUFF BOTTOM?
A Tuff Bottom is a heated, compressed and molded sheet of high-density cross-link polyethylene foam - you might also know it as the stuff they make your shoe soles out of.
- One piece molded high-density construction
- Super durable and resistant to wear
- Resistant to Petrochemicals and UV rays
- Will not absorb liquids
- Temperature range of -60°f to 175°f
How do you test a TUFF BOTTOM?
We started this process by contacting several testing laboratories and found that the cost to test was pretty outrageous and the terms used to describe the testing process was like reading a foreign language.
So after being discouraged with my initial test research, I got a brilliant idea. I figured there is nothing better than a real-world test to prove whether or not these new Tuff Bottoms could hold up in the field. What did I have in mind for a “real world test”? The first step was to fill the bag with 20 pounds of stone. Then I took a tow strap and attached the bag to the back of my H1 Hummer. So away I went; dragging the bag down the road behind me. I decided I better cover all the bases, so I made sure to drag the bag over asphalt, concrete and even gravel roads. Oh, these weren’t freshly paved roads, but rather your typical Ohio back roads that are filled with potholes, cracks and fresh tar. I started off at about 20 miles per hour. To my amazement, the bag just kept sliding right along behind me. After about 10 miles of abuse, I got bored and decided to give the new Tuff Bottom the “real world test stamp of approval.” The bottom line is the R&B Tuff Bottom is truly rugged. It’s designed to take a beating and ask for more. So, next time you are looking for the most durable bag you can get your hands on, look for an R&B Tuff Bottom Bag! You won’t be disappointed in your decision.
R&B Fabrications, Inc.