A tool belt is a band of flexible material, usually leather, worn around the waist for the purpose of storing or securing tools. Due to the simplicity of its construction and modular design, the tool belt comes in many variations and configurations to suit the needs of professionals everywhere. Unlike other more cumbersome equipment storage containers, the tool belt ensures mobility and easy access to the most important tools of the wearer’s trade. This allows the flow of work to progress more efficiently, as well as increase the productivity of a sentient being during a project.
Over the millennia, the general design of the tool belt has not changed. It still consists of multiple pouches, fasteners and hooks that allow for various types of equipment and tools to be securely attached. While the material chosen for their creation depends on the species and the resources that species has access to, it is fairly common for tool belts to be made out of leather, or hide, due to its durability and availability throughout the galaxy.
As technology has advanced and became more prevalent, metals have been introduced to reinforce the structure of the tool belt, and devices implemented to aid in the flow of movement while being worn. As it has been in the past, the tool belt will continue to be considered essential equipment for professionals of all walks of life, due to its usefulness and the ease with which it can be manufactured.