Skillers Gear

I wanted to go into a bit more detail with the Skillers gear from Proskill, so had to concede to trying some self-portraits – photographing the gear on its own just didn’t do it any justice.

Space Ship Maintenance Squad

These are the 3211s (workpants), with the 9702 Ergo belt and 9723 shoulder straps. The workpants as mentioned previously come in 40 different combinations of waist and leg length, and have toughened material at the knees over pockets specifically designed for kneepads.  They can be left in the pockets quite comfortably, even when the pants end up in the wash. I’ve added a couple of pockets on either side, tool holder, nail bag, hammer hook.

Inserting Kneepads

The Ergo belt is well padded, and has a significant number of the double-velcro tool fasteners that you use to add an assortment of pockets, nail bags, tool holders etc.  If you use them with the shoulder straps, this greatly assists dealing with the weight of what you are choosing to carry, by transferring it to the shoulders.

Ergo Belt Double-Velcro Tool Fasteners

Even the shoulder straps have connector points, for things like the mobile phone pouch.  There are a couple of those – one for traditional phones, and a squarer one perfect for iPhones, Blackberries etc.


Substituting the Ergo belt and shoulder straps for the 4294 Flexi Vest and now we are really ready for action.  Still with a number of double-velcro tool fasteners for additional pockets, a waist strap to assist with the loads, and a stack of pockets, large, small, overlapping, even document holders makes for a flexible system that you can customise to your requirements.  The jacket has a secondary zip that gives an extra couple of inches of room for when wearing the jacket over bulky clothing.

Double Velcro Tool Fastener System

These fasteners can be found throughout the range, and even where you are using your own workpants, there are velcro fasteners to attach to your usual belt to be able to utilise the system.

Sydney Harbour Bridge - those bolts don't do themselves up

Changing again, this time it is the 5696 Workpants (I think!) with the 4603 Tool Vest.  A particularly comfortable combination, and although the vest already has a number of permanent pockets, it still has the velcro tool fasteners.  These also have the reinforced knees and pockets for the knee pads.

Finally, when it’s dark, you need your hands free, and more-so if you are going to be wearing a cap anyway to keep the cobwebs out of your hair, why not have a light source right where you need it – on the brim of the cap itself.  A switch is embedded to one side of the brim and the batteries tucked away in the headband.

So for gear that looks the part, and does the job…..Proskill is definitely worth a look.  They are also at the Melbourne Tradesman’s Expo, and don’t forget Stu’s Shed readers get 2 for 1 entry

Dark Busters

Stu's Shed and the Volcano

3 Responses

  1. Haha. Nice one Stu! 🙂

  2. These are awesome! Nicely done. 😉

  3. Stuart

    well written articles about any subject concerning woodwork
    you are a powerhouse
    keep it up

    Hans Kopp
    Waverley Woodworkers

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