The Top Welding Tool Bags to Take to Every Jobsite


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What we say isn’t going to shock you: If you’re a welder, odds are you’re lugging around a metric sh*t ton of welding gear. 

However, you may not have given much thought as to the tool bag you carry around to work everyday (we get it…. you have places to be, things to weld). There are more important things than the bag on your back… Or is there?

Are you really sure you’ve got the best bag for the job? (And your back and shoulders?)

Let’s find out. Here are some of the top welding tool bags in the market:

Top Welding Tool Bags



Average Cost


Fully weather-proof backpack and tool bag hybrid.

Strong zippers for ergonomic and functional opening.

Several carrying options: traditional backpack, crossbody, briefcase, and “pizza delivery style.”

Removable tool roll and heavy-duty that come as standard with every D-Bag.

Currently, the D-Bag cannot be customized.

It only comes in one color (black).


Miller Welders Jobsite Tool Bag

Over 20 pockets for compartmentalized organization. 

Lightweight product (3 pounds), so it won’t add too much extra weight.

Only a couple carry options (one shoulder strap and set of grab handles). 

Not as versatile or weather-proof.


Tillman 520 Heavy Duty Welders Gear and Helmet Bag

Can fold into a flat, store-away bag when not in use. 

Large enough for a helmet and extremely lightweight, so it won’t add to the overall weight of your load.

Thin material and features a drawstring opening. 

Reviewers claim the shoulder strap isn’t long enough and can tear easily.

Not many organizational features or compartments.

$22 – $30

Revco Industries GB100 BSX Extreme Welders Gearpack

Pretty nifty HelmetCatch™ for your welding helmet/hood. 

Integrated lunch bag with an insulated cooler. 

On the heavier side for a tool bag (weighing in about 8 lbs).

$80 – $85

Lincoln Electric Welders All-in-One Backpack

Has a carrying capacity of 50 lbs. 

Features an adjustable helmet mesh for your helmet/hood. 

Limited carry options: traditional backpack and a single grab handle on the top. 

Some report that the integrated laptop sleeve takes up precious tool storage.

$85 – $100



Key Features and Fun Extras

  • Padded and molded front and back so it won’t lose its shape.
  • Completely compatible with the DECKED Drawer System, DECKED Tool Box, and other modular storage compartments.
  • Expedition-grade waterproof sides.
  • Aluminum easy-to-grab handles. The bottom handle has a place for an ID badge.
  • Secure fit backpack with adjustable chest straps and carabiner system so you can carry your D-Bag horizontally, shoulder sling style, or even like a briefcase.
  • The front pouch snaps off to become a separate, removable tool roll with a carrying handle. Use it to hold your smaller tools like pliers, welding gloves, chipping hammers, and more.
  • An integrated duffle bag with a zip compartment and a molded bottom. The heavy-duty duffel bag is secured to the main bag with snaps so it can be pulled out whenever you need it.


  • Pockets/Organization: Removable internal tool roll with semi-transparent pockets and removable duffel bag within a large hard shell rucksack.
  • Size/Dimensions: 19″ x 16″ x 9″ external dimensions.
  • Material: Top and bottom is thermoformed EVA foam coated with a ballistic nylon cloth. Side panels are 900D TPU coated nylon. 
  • Average item weight: 7.0 lbs.
  • Average cost: $174.00

The Bottom Line

If you have a DECKED Drawer System or Tool Box already or plan to get either, adding the D-Bag (short for Drawer-Bag) is a no-brainer. It’s made to fit perfectly inside these systems along with our other accessories. When designing this beast, we looked at everything you need to meet your requirements: versatility, durability, ergonomics, and looking great. It makes economic sense to invest in something that’s going to last, be hard wearing, and be constructed of high-quality materials. You’ll be relying on this D-Bag for years to come. Get yours here.

Miller Welders Jobsite Tool Bag

Miller Welders Jobsite Tool Bag

Key Features and Fun Extras

  • Easy access exterior mesh pockets.
  • Single padded shoulder strap.
  • Enough space for a helmet plus basic tools.
  • Over 20 separate pockets.


  • Pockets/Organization: 22 separate pockets; 9 internal pockets; 13 external pockets
  • Size/Dimensions: 22” x 14” x 12” inches
  • Material: Polyester cloth
  • Weather Resistant?: It’ll protect your gear from your average drizzle, but we wouldn’t keep it outside in anything heavier than that.
  • Average item weight: 3 lbs. 12 oz.
  • Average cost: $51.90

The Bottom Line

Miller is a well-known name in the welding world. They make some popular tools including the MIG Welders Millermatic 211 and Millermatic 141. Ultimately, with this carry bag, you’re paying primarily for the name. The lack of carrying options makes this gear bag slightly less versatile than its competitors and reviewers have reported issues with the strap connectors breaking and the stitching coming undone. The price point, however, is pretty attractive if you just need an average, run-of-the-mill bag. 

Tillman 520 Welders Gear and Helmet Bag

Tillman 520 Welders Gear and Helmet Bag.

Key Features and Fun Extras

  • Large main compartment big enough for helmet, gloves, and safety glasses.
  • Hook/loop closure front pocket.
  • Folds up into a small/flat store-away bag when not in use.
  • Single shoulder strap.
  • Two mesh side pockets for gloves and smaller tools.



  • Pockets/Organization: 2 exterior mesh pockets
  • Size/Dimensions: 12” x 12” x 18”
  • Material: 600 Denier polyester
  • Weather Resistant?: It’s decently waterproof, but no zippers and some open space at the very top is ripe for some damage.
  • Average item weight: 4 oz.
  • Average cost: $22.00 on Amazon (which means—yup, you can’t buy directly from the manufacturer).  


The Bottom Line: It’s an extremely lightweight tote bag with a drawstring closure. The material is thin for a welders tool bag and not totally waterproof, which is less than ideal. Reviewers say the shoulder strap isn’t long enough and the material tears easily. On the other hand, if you’re on a really tight budget and you can take the extra care when you put your welding gear in, it makes a great value low-cost helmet bag. You might want something more protective and sturdy for your welding jackets and other welding equipment, though. 

Revco Industries GB100 BSX Extreme Welders Gearpack

Revco Industries GB100 BSX Extreme Welders Gearpack.

Key Features and Fun Extras

  • A nifty padded HelmetCatch™ for your welding helmet/hood, with quick-release clips. 
  • Padded back panel, so you don’t have an angle grinder in your back.
  • An integrated lunch bag with an insulated cooler layer. 
  • Ergonomic shoulder straps for backpack wear.
  • Rivet-reinforced top handle with rubberized grip.


    • Pockets/Organization: Reinforced side pockets, exterior mesh pockets.
    • Size/Dimensions: 15” x 12” x 19” 
    • Material: Durable nylon
    • Weather Resistant?: This bag will hold up pretty well against Mother Nature. Constructed with heavy-duty nylon and zipper enclosures, it’s probably safe to take with you on a rainy day.
    • Average item weight: 8.04 lbs.

The Bottom Line

Revco has really thought about things you need to carry to a day-long welding job: hood or helmet, PPE, even your lunch. The Revco GB100 BSX Welders Gearpack has a pretty solid online rating with people loving the HelmetCatch™ and integrated lunch pail. This is smack-dab in the middle of price and quality, so if you don’t want the best or the worst, you’re probably safe with this guy.

Lincoln Electric Welders All-in-One Backpack

Lincoln Electric Welders All-in-One Backpack

Key Features and Fun Extras

  • A whopping carrying capacity of 50 lbs.
  • Padded side walls and cushioned back panel.
  • Adjustable helmet mesh to store your welding helmet.
  • Can store laptops and textbooks and be used just as well on a worksite as a campus.
  • Backpack carry only with one grab handle on the top.


  • Pockets/Organization: Large front-load compartment with multiple pockets for tools, PPE and consumable storage and a secondary rear compartment for more general storage
  • Size/Dimensions: 14” x 7.5” x 20” 
  • Material: Durable nylon
  • Weather Resistant?: Its military-grade fabric will hold up against most weather conditions, but we still wouldn’t recommend trekking through a rainstorm with it. At the end of the day, it’s still just a fabric.
  • Average item weight: 4.29 lbs.
  • Average cost: $86 on Amazon.

The Bottom Line

The Lincoln Electric Industrial Duffel Bag is a pretty versatile backpack that’s tough enough to withstand your everyday use and abuse. However, the laptop and textbook pockets take up valuable tool storage space. We guess if you’re a student and a welder, or studying to become a welder, this one’s the guy for the job.

DECKED D-Bag: The Tool Bag for All Welders

If there are two things that shouldn’t go together, it’s heavy-duty equipment and rainwater. 


This is where the DECKED D-Bag dominates all those that have come before it in the tool bags arena; no more rusty tools, water-damaged equipment, or soggy sandwiches for lunch. 


Carry a surprising amount of gear, hook your helmet on a carabiner, and keep all your stuff safe, secure, and dry. You can take this D-Bag anywhere you go—on a mountainside, at construction sites, or anywhere you have to park your truck


We’ve made it easy to get the job done.

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