Securing your tools is a top priority whether you are a professional construction worker or an amateur DIY kind of person. Specifically if one owns a truck for family hauling or any other reason, your tools are the one investment that one will always try to protect. With Pickup trucks being extremely popular these days, toolbox manufacturers have come up with innovative designs and a wide variety of solutions for storage toolboxes. The newer designs vary from maximizing the unused space between rear wheel wells and tailgate to fitting deep and slim just behind the cab. When choosing the right toolbox, one needs to look for a couple of things, such as sturdiness, build quality, and clever security solutions with no loud bangs as tools slide around. Since there is a wide variety of designs and toolbox products out there in the market, it could be quite confusing when choosing the right one for your pickup truck. If you are looking for a clever toolbox solution for your truck, and are confused about which product to opt for, then look no further, as we have compiled a list of the Top 10 Truck storage devices out there. In compiling the list our focus has been on 4 key features: Storage Space, installation, material, and type. The primary type available in the market is side-mounted or chest type, whereas the Crossover type leaves space between the truck bed and the box. For our list, we also looked at manufacturing specs and user reviews to get helpful insights on all features of the products.
10- Dee Zee Polly Wheel Well Toolbox
A rather unusual design of the toolbox, the Dee zee poly Wheel Well Tool Box is an American-made product constructed from a lightweight poly plastic, which makes it rather resilient to dings and dents. The tool Box offers a 2.2 Cubic feet storage space and fits really well behind your wheel well. Specifically designed to provide you extra truck bed space while keeping your tools securely stored within it, the Wheel Well toolbox features a lockable and reversible lid for either side.
9- Deflecta-Shield Challenger Truck Tool Chest
A renowned name in the Truck Bed Toolbox Market, Deflecta-Sheild has come out with an astounding and tough-looking Chest type toolbox. The toolbox features a diamond tread aluminum body that prevents rust and a foam-injected lid that helps muffle any sounds from inside the toolbox. The box features a 1-year warranty and is built in the USA. The long single-lid design helps in securing your larger equipment and tools. The box also features a quick-release lever system for the security of your tools
8- Dee Zee Red Series Side Mount Toolbox
Another great product by Dee Zee, the Red Series Side mount Toolbox ensures that you don’t lose any space in bed length as it mounts firmly to the side. The best thing about this toolbox is that you can put two of these on either side and still have full bed space to haul your load. The tool box is not only weatherproof with a completely rust-free diamond-treaded Aluminum but also features a locking stainless Steel paddle and pull handles.
7-Better Built 73010286 Tool Box
The Better Built Tool Box has a low-profile design that maximizes the visibility of the trunk and is narrow enough to conserve space in the trunk bed. The Toolbox also features a full seal weather stripping that prevents any leakage from getting into the toolbox. The Toolbox also features a full aluminum construction which makes it lightweight and sturdy. Though the Toolbox is solid enough to handle most of the tools, but it isn’t sturdy enough to handle heavy equipment.
6-Buyers Products Black Poly All-Purpose Chest
This All-purpose chest type Toolbox is made from a lightweight and dent-resistant polyethylene making it a budget-friendly option that features a storage space of 2.6 cubic feet. Featuring a double-layered lid for extra added strength and a stainless-steel hasp to keep your tools secure and safe. The Toolbox also features a rain gutter and an automotive bulb seal.
5- Arksen 20″ Aluminum Diamond Plate Tool Box
Being a smaller model with an aluminum build featuring a storage space of 1.5 cubic feet, Arksen 20” toolbox is not as heavy-duty as other options in the market. The toolbox is more suited for in the truck cab rather than in the trunk bed. The toolbox is quite sturdy as it features a diamond treaded design and its foldup doors provide full access to all contents making it very convenient.
4- Undercover SwingCase Truck Bed Storage Box
Though small, this model is one of the most convenient and impressive products out there. The toolbox is designed in a way that it can fit under any style of truck bed cover, where it can easily fit along the inside wall. This helps in opening up the truck bed space for hauling cargo to full capacity. The toolbox is made of plastic along with aluminum panels for sturdiness. The toolbox also features a clever hinge mount that rotates to a 180-degree angle for ease of access. The one downside of this toolbox is that it needs to be bolted to the truck bed.
3-Weather Guard Aluminum Saddle Box
Weather Guard Aluminum is a saddle-style toolbox featuring 15.3 cubic feet and in a higher-end price range. If you are really looking to protect your investment in tools, then this is the right toolbox for you. The burly box as the name suggests is made from a 16 gauge aluminum diamond plate which is durable enough to protect your tools from all elements. With such a big storage capacity it can store anything from light tools to heavy equipment.
2- TruXedo TonneauMate Toolbox
The Truxedo TonneauMate toolbox is a Crossover type Toolbox featuring a storage space of 10 cubic feet made from plastic and can fit most full-sized truck beds or can also fit underneath most bed covers. Since the toolbox has an elevated mounting design, it leaves the entire truck bed useable for loading your haul. The toolbox is also allowing for versatile positioning which can be situated in any arrangement
1- Swivel Storage Solution – Bootie – Pro270203R/L
MAX27 “boottie”, is a versatile truck box that uses the same patented system as the Swivel storage solution heavy duty 2in1 workbenches, toolboxes, truck boxes, and modular storage. This product tucks in neatly behind the wheel well of most trucks and still allows you the full width to accommodate the standard plywood/drywall 4×8 sheets. Two separate compartments allow segregation of tools/equipment as per user’s needs. This comes in a left and right configuration, providing plenty of storage on both sides without sacrificing important truck bed real estate!!
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