Our belt packages consist of the most commonly used belts, bags and accessories for a specific application such as framing or trim work. We do not offer substitutions in our belt system packages.
We realize that many individuals may prefer to build their own "sets" or "systems" from our broad selection of individual components. If you wish to purchase a tool system package and want a different style hammer holder, bag, belt, etc., then you will have to order the additional item separately.
To size your tool belt, place your existing tool belt on an even surface and measure it from the end of the buckle to the most commonly used hole. Select the belt size (by mid range) that is closest to your measurement.
If you do not have a current tool belt to measure, you can get an approximate mid range measurement by adding 4" to your pant waist size.
No. At one time Occidental did provide custom work. It has been many years since we offered this service. We strive to meet the broadest range of work habits nationally by offering a wide selection of belts, bags and accessories. Please keep in mind that we offer lifetime repairs on our all leather products.
Yes. We provide many of our most popular styles (at no extra charge) in a left handed, "mirror image" pattern. The tool bag is then worn on the left side of the body. The fastener bag is worn on the right side.
Separate product codes are listed for the left-hand models available. These codes use the suffix " LH ". EXAMPLE: 5089LH
The basic differences are in weight, comfort, feel, and overall performance. Our leather and the industrial grade Cordura® we use will wear roughly the same, depending on work habits.
Cordura® does has an advantage in its lighter weight. Yet, no fabric, regardless of how tough it is will ever perform like leather. Leather forms not only to your body and tools, it "remembers" your work habits and becomes a part of how you move and work. Leather tool systems wear in (not out) and become more comfortable and functional over time. Also lets face it, nothing feels like leather.
All our leather is custom tanned to meet the demands of heavy, outdoor use, and requires little maintenance.
For occasional cleaning purposes (about once a year), we recommend using a leather cleaner, saddle soap, or warm soap and water. You should follow this with a light application of a non-oil based leather conditioner or a light coating of petroleum jelly. (Some oils and oil based conditioners may decompose threads and shorten the life of the leather)
Remember to always wash mud, concrete, etc. from leather surfaces with a damp cloth before it drys and draws out the natural oils in the leather.
The models that work best for the multi-functioning carpenter are the 5080DB Pro Framer or the 8080DB Pro Framer. Both models have "hand specific" tool holder placement for the most commonly used tools including the angle square. These double bag models work well for heavy framing and applications that require multiple screws and fasteners.
The main differences between our Trimmer series and our Framer series are: the Trimmer series has a slimmer bag design, a different tool configuration, and the addition of a safety release tool snap on the 6102 Pro Trimmer Tool Bag. The main bags in the Trimmer series are about 2.5" narrower and, due to size limitations, we can not provide a angle square holder.
Warranty Policy: Our products are guaranteed for a period of two full years against defects in craftsmanship or materials. What is not covered is normal wear and tear. Also, we cannot cover damage caused by misuse, abuse, neglect, or alterations and repairs performed by anyone other than Occidental Leather.
We do offer a lifetime repair (stitch & rivet) service on all of our leather products as a service to our customers. Call customer care for details.
If you wish to send your leather bags for repair, you will need an authorization number prior to shipment to the factory. For further details and, to make arrangements, please call customer care at (707) 824-2560. We offer lifetime repairs on our all leather products. See our Warranty and Repair page.
If you have ideas or suggestions regarding new designs and /or modifications to current designs we encourage you to submit them in writing to our Research & Development Department via, fax at 707 824-2570 or
YES. Many people are not aware that Occidental is a stickler for detail and that we insist on American made raw materials (leather, threads, rivets, etc.) and labor. Our only manufacturing facility and our R & D Studio are currently located in Sonoma County, CA.