Makita UK has launched a new and improved collection of belts and pouches to its extensive and popular range of accessories.

The newly designed range makes it even easier for tradespeople to safely and easily store and transport their tools and accessories. The collection includes belts, braces, pouches, holders, bags, cases, gear and equipment, and offers users the durability and reliability needed for everyday use.

It is important for tradespeople to have easy access to their tools wherever they are on-site to ensure they are equipped for the job in hand. Makita’s new and improved range of belts, bags, and pouches means users can safely and securely transport tools to and from the van and around the work area. Each product in the range has been designed for longevity and durability, as well as ease of use and comfort.

With over 40 products in the range, Makita says it has a solution to suit every task; the pouches and holsters are available in a range of designs, depending on the end use. Each has the benefit of anti-slip technology, which is used on all friction points and pocket edges, to tightly grip tools, stopping them from sliding around and keeping them securely in place to help prevent accidental falls. This is also suitable for those working in awkward positions where they need both hands-free. Due to its rigidity, anti-slip technology also helps to extend the lifespan of the item by allowing it to retain its shape. All belts and pouches are inclusive of 3L Technology, a three-layer combination of polyesters and foam, to provide additional cushioning and improve user comfort.

For ease of use, Makita’s Strap Belt System allows users to connect Makita belts or shoulder straps to pouches, holders, bags, and cases for trouble free carrying. The belt loop holders (which are compatible with all Makita work belts) can also be used to hang anything with a carabiner – their light weight, flexibility, and strength make them suitable for carrying a wide range of products.

In addition, a heavy load support system has been incorporated into products such as the Ultimate Padded Braces, which works by distributing the weight between the waist and shoulders to reduce hip and lower back pain – thereby reducing fatigue on these areas and allowing users to continue to work in comfort for longer. 

To store tools easily, almost all of Makita’s bags, pouches and holders include elastic loops that can be used to organise tools and essential items, keeping them secure during transportation. In addition, the  tool loops system, which is available in the new tool cases, allows the user to store numerous tools without having to make any adjustments. The system can hold a wide variety of tools thanks to a combination of loop sizes, with a single or twin row formation to maximise capacity. Makita’s new tool cases also give users the flexibility to customise the internal compartments using the new rail guide system – a combination of plastic side rails and light separating walls.

Lyndsey Bailey, Assistant Product Manager at Makita, said: “To complete the range, Makita has also launched a range of handy additional accessories – including smartphone holders, flasks, a work vest with adjustable pockets, knee pads, a guide rail protective holder, lunch bags, and a thermal mug. Makita has designed each product with its end use in mind and has introduced a number of new technologies and innovative features to guarantee suitability. These fantastic new products offer users increased comfort, ease of use, flexibility and reliability.”

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