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    Lugging equipment to school

    Since my welding school commences in just a few days, I got to thinking about having to lug/tote all the safety gear for classes. Welding jacket, gloves, auto-darkening helmet, goggles for plasma cutting, etc. Saw this at Cyberweld.com when looking at a helmet. Thought it would allow me to contain my gear in a small portable and easy to carry way........especially the helmet, which will fit into the mesh compartment on the outside of the backpack.

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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    Looks nice enough, but IMO the price is pretty crazy for a glorified backpack.



    I'd get a rolling toolbox for that price. Husky or the ridgid "packout copy" are amazing values, and would be cheaper than the backpack. Both are made by keter in israel (makes all the big names boxes, red, yellow, plastic workbenches, etc).

    The ridgid is a PHENOMENAL value *cannot be beat*, waterproof and very tough. (the ridgid with 3 pieces goes on sale often for $100 https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-2...1734/205441921 ).

    There are various husky rolling toolboxes and they are mostly all well under $100, still a great value.

    If dead set on the backpack I'd be on the lookout for something less expensive, either a motorcycle backpack (helmet friendly) or a construction backpack with will fit a hood, or even "regular" backpack that will fit a hood (jansport with the expandable section).



    When you throw in two jackets (heavy and light) and some other things, you might be better off with a duffel bag or even a rolling toolbox type setup.

    You'd likely keep using the rolling toolbox where as the backpack will become too small very quickly when bringing tools and other goodies.
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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    Some of the expandable toolbox systems are nice I use ridgid tool box system.
    You can stand or sit on them too.

    When no sea in school I used a 5 gallon bucket with a bucket apron. That was the cool
    look at the time.
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    I keep my hood, gloves and other stuff in a SAM'S CLUB cold bag, they cost about 8 bucks and are well built with a set of short handles and a set of shoulder handles/straps, it keeps the rats/bugs/dust & dirt at bay and keeps them dry too.I think you can get 2 AD hoods in it.

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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    I use these Ikea Frakta bags ($5 on ebay) to hold ropes and climbing equipment. They're cheap and big and hold up fairly well.

    Plenty big enough for all your stuff, I would think, and you can't beat the price.


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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    Snag a shopping cart from the Walmart parking lot.

    Don't really do that...

    Pretty much all of the bigger welding brands make backpacks with a pocket for your welding hood.

    Revco (Black Stallion) is the first one that came up on Google. Pretty sure Lincoln and Miller both make them. Optrel makes one. Pretty sure I've seen a Fronius backpack.

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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    Or you can save yourself some money and get a Milsurp bag. https://www.sportsmansguide.com/prod...used?a=2183074

    https://www.sportsmansguide.com/prod...used?a=2144425

    https://www.sportsmansguide.com/prod...used?a=2080898

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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Ford View Post
    Snag a shopping cart from the Walmart parking lot.

    Don't really do that...



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    actually that's a good idea

    BUY a decent one from a surplus or recycling depot or homeless guy. (4 good casters etc)

    stick a miller/lincoln/USA decal over the plastic walmart (or?) placard

    hinge and hasp a 10 gauge steel lid for it and it will keep your gear secure and presto... you have yourself a portable welding table.

    the instructor will prolly move you to the front of the class!!

    backpacks are for girls and even if you are a girl don't do that.

    you don't wanna be THAT kid that shows up for first grade in a cute little suit and tie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Ford View Post
    OMG if the OP could afford all this fancy gear he wouldn't be needing to take welding class. he could just PAY someone to go for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    OMG if the OP could afford all this fancy gear he wouldn't be needing to take welding class. he could just PAY someone to go for him.
    If I couldn’t afford it, I wouldn’t have bought it. As far as attending classes, I am doing it for the learning of the correct techniques/processes because I love making/building/art, and want to stay active, doing what I love to do when I retire, which btw, I’m not in a hurry to do, because I actually like working, but want to narrow the scope in retirement to the kinds of work I WANT to do.
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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    Nice looking
    Never used one I just tool box in back of pickup.

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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    Find out if each student gets a tool locker.

    I'd keep my stuff in there.

    A fancy Lincoln bag just makes it stand out to be stolen, probably by another student.

    Otherwise, I'd make a soft material helmet bag like the motorcycle helmets get now, keeps the dust off.

    and like above, a good sturdy terrible looking bag that attracts no attention.

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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    On a job site I used a 5gal bucket 🪣.
    Two if need more tools 2 5 gal buckets 🪣

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12345678910 View Post
    Find out if each student gets a tool locker.

    I'd keep my stuff in there.

    A fancy Lincoln bag just makes it stand out to be stolen, probably by another student.

    Otherwise, I'd make a soft material helmet bag like the motorcycle helmets get now, keeps the dust off.

    and like above, a good sturdy terrible looking bag that attracts no attention.

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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Ford View Post
    Snag a shopping cart from the Walmart parking lot.

    Don't really do that...

    Pretty much all of the bigger welding brands make backpacks with a pocket for your welding hood.

    Revco (Black Stallion) is the first one that came up on Google. Pretty sure Lincoln and Miller both make them. Optrel makes one. Pretty sure I've seen a Fronius backpack.

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    I have that Revco BSX GB100 backpack and it's pretty cool. You can even fit a tiny inverter stick welder in there and still have space for lots of other stuff if you keep the stinger and work clamp in the outside pockets.
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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    Sounds great
    How big is the inverter welder and type?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
    I have that Revco BSX GB100 backpack and it's pretty cool. You can even fit a tiny inverter stick welder in there and still have space for lots of other stuff if you keep the stinger and work clamp in the outside pockets.

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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    Get a large gym bag. $25 or less and 1000s of choices.
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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    Rolling into class... "Get out da way"
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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    https://www.armysurplusworld.com/use...ent-duffel-bag

    Buy this. Heavy canvas, durable, cheap, simple, water resistant... durable... cheap...

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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    He already has the backpack. I guess he was just sharing.

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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    That would work but is heave to carry around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tapwelder View Post
    He already has the backpack. I guess he was just sharing.
    Ordered it along with the helmet today. Classes start on 8/10, so wanting it to arrive beforehand, so I can get all the headgear properly adjusted. I will certainly tag that backpack with my identification, and keep it secure as possible for me to do so. That being said, I sorta like the 5 gal. bucket, and the gym bag ideas!
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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    5 gallon buckets are great!

    Try to get the gray (paint) buckets. They last much longer than the home depot/lowes stuff, which usually won't make a year in the sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StandarDyne View Post
    I use these Ikea Frakta bags ($5 on ebay) to hold ropes and climbing equipment. They're cheap and big and hold up fairly well.

    Plenty big enough for all your stuff, I would think, and you can't beat the price.

    So do I! I also use Cressi-Sub mess backpacks to haul stuff from my house to the van and then load the cabinets and such, then they can be folded away.

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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    I see the Lincoln logo,,,, that will keep it from looking like it belongs to a Japanese schoolgirl.

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    Re: Lugging equipment to school

    I agree 👍

    I look at online and great looking bag 🎒 for welding.
    I just had problem with the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sberry View Post
    I see the Lincoln logo,,,, that will keep it from looking like it belongs to a Japanese schoolgirl.

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