TESTED- Atlas 46 York Town Tool Roll ‘Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures magazine’

1. All rolled up and ready for stowage. The Yorktown Tool Roll is available in other colours too, including black, multicam, orange and chartreuse. I chose the Coyote colour.

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TESTED- By Scott Mason from Pat Callinan's 4X4 Adventures
Review By Scott Mason – Editor of ‘Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures’ in the Jan-Feb issue of the magazine

One thing that bugged me for years was the way I stored my tools. I had one fairly large canvas bag, with everything thrown into it. Finding a small spanner usually meant either upending it all and tipping out the contents, not ideal in the mud or sand, or painfully working my way through the mess.

So, one lazy Sunday, I went in search of a solution, and I reckon I found a beauty, too: the Atlas 46 Yorktown Tool Roll.

Upending my old tool bag for the final time, I was actually left wondering how much I could really fit into the new roll, so out came the camera – I decided that you guys would probably be interested to know also. So here are my impressions of the new tool roll …

The Cordura fabric is tough and seems to be very resistant to abrasion and abuse, while remaining supple and lightweight. I deliberately dragged my roll over my driveway, and saw only minor scuffing. The stitching appears to be high quality, and the zips (the trusted YKK brand) are a good size and run well. The Velcro is firmly stitched into the fabric (no chance of tearing it off with the opening flap!) and the pockets are a very handy size for the various tools. I had no problem placing my tools in, and the good thing is they don’t disappear into a worm hole that requires Go Go Gadget fingers to retrieve.

I like the fact that it is two rolls incorporated into one. The back has pockets for spanners and hand tools and the flip-side has four medium zip pockets and one large one for larger items. I managed to fit a standard large breaker bar and large shifter into one of the medium pockets, along with ring spanners and screwdrivers, with no issues. In the others, I threw in things like files, sockets, more screwdrivers, a hub socket, long sockets, tape, metal repairer (for radiator and tanks), screws, nuts and bolts, and all the other things you can see pictured. With some experimenting, I found that I could reduce the diameter of the roll, once rolled up, with a little smart placement.

Another good feature is the way you can pull, one-handed, on the tensioning straps while it is all laid out on the ground, and the whole thing rolls itself into a little bag; just join the clips together, and voila – she’s ready to throw into the rig.

Atlas has done a fantastic job in designing this roll. You can tell that they have taken the time to make sure every element is carefully thought out and executed. It may not be the cheapest tool roll out there, but it is easily justified when you consider the features, construction and the fact it will probably last you a lifetime. It is an absolute cracker, and a very welcome addition to my off-road essentials. I would have no problems at all recommending this for your very own travel kit.

1. All rolled up and ready for stowage. The Yorktown Tool Roll is available in other colours too, including black, multicam, orange and chartreuse. I chose the Coyote colour.
1. All rolled up and ready for stowage.
The Yorktown Tool Roll is available
in other colours too, including black,
multicam, orange and chartreuse. I
chose the Coyote colour.
2. Once I was happy with the pack, I emptied out the roll and laid out all the tools for you to see. The only item not pictured is my Patrol hub socket, which I added to the kit later.

 

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3. I still had room to spare in the pockets. I could have thrown in more, but I was happy with the gear I had.

 

 

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4. The quality of craftsmanship is superb. Stitching, fabric and zips are all top-notch.
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5. The flip-side is perfect for a full
spanner set and hand tools.

 

WORDS AND IMAGES BY SCOTT MASON

 

 

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