Making the tool roll

By Azo Equipment ~ 22 May 2018

This Tool Roll is the result of a collaboration between ourselves and Old Empire Motorcycles. We're two 'Made in Britain' businesses doing very different things but with some common ideas about quality and design.

Azo Equipment Motorcycle Tool Roll Olive Green Waxed Canvas and Medium Brown Leather

Old Empire approached us with the idea to design and produce a Tool Roll that would work across different bikes and reflect the aesthetic of their builds. They had already created some custom tool rolls from leather for individual customers and wanted to take those projects one step further.

Azo Equipment Motorcycle Tool Roll Olive Green Waxed Canvas and Medium Brown Leather

The initial sketches were based around a large leather cover with a canvas interior. We wanted to make this tool roll more secure than other designs. After some initial sample production we settled on a heavy gauge zip running around the outside edge - adding peace of mind that tools and small bits of kit would stay in place. Fabric selection was eventually narrowed down to a Dark Olive Green 18oz Dry finish waxed canvas sourced from a UK mill. The internal Khaki fabric is the same dry finish material we use on our Bashilo backpacks.

Azo Equipment Motorcycle Tool Roll Olive Green Waxed Canvas and Medium Brown LeatherAzo Equipment Motorcycle Tool Roll Olive Green Waxed Canvas and Medium Brown Leather

To finish the internal pockets we added leather binding plus a very heavy duty elastic, again sourced from a UK manufacturer. The metal hardware is high quality saddlery brass and our thread is bonded nylon, both rot and UV resistant.

Azo Equipment Motorcycle Tool Roll Olive Green Waxed Canvas and Medium Brown Leather

For all questions on the mounting of this tool roll to bikes, please contact info@oldempiremotorcycles.com

For any questions on leather or fabric care, or for more information contact info@azo-equipment.co.uk

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