Hand-Specific Design Is What Sets Us Apart

Our hand-specific tool holders promote maximum working rhythm and on-the-job efficiency. Whether you are left- or right-handed, we offer a tool belt system that will work for you.
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Hand-Specific Design Is What Sets Us Apart

For almost four decades, Occidental Leather has set the quality standard in the tool belt industry and has proudly earned the reputation of having no equal. Compare any other tool belt, tool vest, or tool bag to an Occidental system and we promise you’ll see and feel the difference. We use only the best materials available, and our products are proudly designed and manufactured in Sonoma County, California, USA. 

As professionals designing products for other professionals, we can envision what our customers need. For each and every product we sell, we know what tool your hand (left or right) is reaching out for, how and where the accessories need to fit, and how your body aches (or shouldn’t) at the end of a day on the job. We are dedicated to superior solutions through quality designs and are the established leaders in providing functional products that complement the modern tradesman. You can be assured that when you purchase an Occidental Leather product, you’re purchasing the hardest working tool belt system in the world — built to last a lifetime, with a warranty to back that up.

So what do we mean by hand-specific design? 

  • Hand-specific design means that the placement of the holders is based on which hand most often accesses that tool or fastener for that specific trade or group of trades. (Our standard designs are based on the right-handed carpenter.) This design feature is what makes us unique in the business.
  • The tool bag holds the tools most often accessed with the dominant hand (hammer, pencils, retractable knife, etc.) and is worn on that side of the body. For example, if you are right-handed, the tool bag would be on your right side.
  • The fastener bag holds the tools and fasteners most often used with the non-dominant hand (nail sets, driver bits, angle square, etc.) and is worn on that side of the body. For example, if you are right-handed, the fastener bag would be on your left side.
  • Many of our most popular styles are available for left-handed tradespeople. They are produced in the mirror image of the standard, right-handed tool belt systems. This allows the tool bag to be worn on the left side of the body with the fastener bag worn on the right side. Separate product codes are used for the left-handed models available. These codes use the suffix “LH.” For example, the product code for a left-handed Framing Set is 5087LH.
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