When we first investigated tool storage solutions several years ago, we were initially turned off by the ‘roll,’ even though we were all using them. A tool roll seems so old-school, like something a cowboy would've carried, or a biker gang in the 50s. Surely there's a better, more modern way?
With more research though, we came around. There’s a reason why tool rolls persist. The beauty of a roll versus, say, a bag or box, is that it naturally expands and contracts based on how much stuff is in it, and it conforms to a wide variety of tool shapes and sizes, while still rolling into a tidy package that fits in a stash-spot or external pocket.
With tool rolls, we felt there’d been a ‘race to the bottom’ on price-point and features. There are so many tool rolls already on the market, all with very similar features, and all at the lowest possible prices. Many OEMs even ship a tool roll for free with every bike. So we went a different direction in designing the Fatty and Pinner. We cut zero corners on materials and features, and we hope we created the most awesome tool roll you'll ever own.
Is there another waterproof tool roll out there? If so, we haven't seen it. The Fatty & Pinner come with highly abrasion-proof, welded-seam, waterproof rain covers. Tools are heavy and hard, and they press and vibrate against everything they touch, so the rain cover's gotta' be tough. This one is tough as nails, and it doubles as a trailside parts tray. If you’re riding in the desert and don’t need the raincover, no problem: reduce bulk by leaving the raincover at home and taking only the tool roll itself.
Sliding the roll out of the raincover, you’ll see lots of tool storage pockets, with webbing straps to hold everything. Unlike traditional tool rolls, however, there’s also a large Velcro flap that traps your tools in place, so your tiniest hex key won’t escape somewhere out in the woods. Inside the flap there’s a zippered mesh pocket for tube patches and tire repair.
What about those bulky tools that never fit? Things like vice grips and open-ended wrenches? We added two large zipper pockets to accommodate these, plus spark plugs, JB Weld, sockets, Loctite, and all those other things which you always need but can't find, because they’re somewhere in the bottom of your bag.
There’s a webbing belt on the outside that easily transfers from the outside of the rain cover to the outside of the roll itself, depending on where you want it. There’s also a handle on top, so you can easily pull the Pinner from an external pocket or MOLLE pouch.
We hope you enjoy rolling your Pinner as much as we enjoyed designing it!
Love the products and customer service
Useful product. I've transferred my BMW CS toolkit into the Pinner tool
Haven’t fully kitted out my pinned tool roll yet, but it is seriously stout. Nice slots for various tools of varying lengths. The strap for binding it all together is appropriately skookum (stout, strong, sturdy).
The internal zippered pouches are a good call too, and hold awkward sized tools, or tools you want to keep together (e.g. I put all my tubeless tire patch and CO2 stuff in one). The fold-over mesh pouch is likewise useful, just keep in mind that it is in the first segment that gets rolled, and one should place narrow items vertically in it. A tube of rubber cement that slips sideways in there as you roll... can be messy.
I’m not sure about the waterproof pouch for the tool roll. It is not nearly wide enough to hold tue full roll with tire levers. I don’t foresee using it.
Not sure how I’ll carry it. It is too bulky to fit on the front fender of my EXC-F without blocking the lights, so will probably mount it on rear fender.
Excited to get it dialed both the tools in it, and figuring out how to carry it somewhere other than on my back.
I got the pinner instead of the fatty because I knew the fatty would be huge. The pinner is still larger than I would like it to be when “rolled”, but with Mosko’s bomb proof material, I expected it would be. Overall, I am extremely pleased with it. It almost held all the tools I planned to put in it. It ended up being about 1.5 inches too short to hold my travel tire irons, but I have their backcountry 35 panniers and 40l duffel. I can store them next to the kitchen sink I have in one of the other bags.