Our in-depth review of the Milwaukee PACKOUT Modular Storage System covers everything you need to know about this innovative storage solution. Designed with convenience, organization, and durability in mind, this system allows you to easily stack and lock together boxes, organizers, and totes of various sizes and configurations. Whether you’re a professional tradesperson or a DIY enthusiast, the Milwaukee PACKOUT system offers a customizable storage solution to suit your needs.
Milwaukee PACKOUT Tool Boxes
At the core of the Milwaukee PACKOUT system are the tool boxes. With options for rolling, non-wheeled, and compact tool boxes, they all feature IP65 dust and water resistance and reinforced corners for maximum protection. Made from impact-resistant polymer, these tool cases are built to withstand the demands of the job site. The inclusion of a Milwaukee Tick mount on the cover adds an extra level of convenience.
During our review of the Milwaukee PACKOUT system, we paid special attention to the latches on each kit. Strong and reliable, these latches instill confidence. We appreciated that Milwaukee includes a metal washer to reinforce the padlock hole, ensuring the security of your tools. However, it’s worth noting that one of our boxes lost a washer, so it’s wise to keep an eye out for any potential issues.
One feature we would love to see improved is the ability to nest the inner boxes onto the PackOUT lid. Currently, the design feature that allows the cases to lock together requires some extra tooling to achieve a seamless fit.
Milwaukee PACKOUT Organizers
Moving on to the Milwaukee PACKOUT organizers, we found them to be slightly smaller than the tool boxes but just as functional. While the latch may not be as strong as that of the tool boxes, it still performs its intended function well. The handle, however, is a bit small, but the connection points are as strong as those on the tool boxes.
The Milwaukee PACKOUT organizers are similar to the Milwaukee Job Site Organizer, with removable and customizable inner boxes that allow you to organize your accessories just the way you like. The recessed cover ensures that smaller items like drill bits and fasteners stay in place even during transport. Crafted from impact-resistant polymer rated IP65, these organizers are designed to withstand tough job site conditions.
Milwaukee PACKOUT Totes
One unique feature of the Milwaukee PACKOUT system is the integrated soft storage tote that clips onto the top of any PackOUT toolbox or organizer. These totes come in 10″, 15″, and 20″ sizes and offer a variety of pocket and loop combinations for easy access to your tools and accessories. Built with 1680D ballistic material construction and an impact-resistant molded base, these totes are made to last.
We found the integrated tote to be particularly useful for organizing hand tools separately from power tools. It’s a great way to ensure that you have everything you need for each job, without having to rummage through multiple bags or boxes.
Milwaukee PACKOUT Storage and Customization
In addition to the tool boxes, organizers, and totes, the Milwaukee PACKOUT system offers a wide range of accessories to help you customize your storage solution. From wall/floor panels for easy hanging to hooks, shelves, and even a cupboard and paper towel holder, the options are nearly endless. This system allows you to declutter your workshop or garage, providing a seamless and efficient storage solution for all your tools and equipment.
The Bottom Line
After comparing the Milwaukee PACKOUT system to other portable storage options on the market, we can confidently say that it stands in a class of its own. While it may come with a higher price tag, the quality and functionality of this system far surpasses its competitors. With its customizable design and a wide range of storage options, the Milwaukee PACKOUT system allows you to create a storage solution that perfectly meets your needs.
Of course, there is always room for improvement. We would love to see all the interior chests and boxes fitted to the PackOUT lock, as well as some minor design adjustments for added convenience. Despite these minor drawbacks, the Milwaukee PACKOUT system remains a solid choice for anyone in need of a reliable and versatile storage solution.
If you’re interested in the Milwaukee PACKOUT system, you can even customize and build your own by using the interactive module on the Milwaukee Tool website. So why wait? Check it out and discover the endless possibilities for organizing your tools and equipment.