I was searching everywhere for sizable, element resistant, storage tubs to use in a storage space we have in the parking garage of our apartment building. The spaces are only divided by chain link, so while they are protected from direct weather- humidity and and a thick layer of exhaust dust generally cover everything.
So when I found this, I was very intrigued, bought it, and it has worked out great! It fits a good amount of stuff inside, and the fact that it has the handle and set of wheels makes it a piece of cake to transport once filled. I just hauled it back up to the apartment to retrieve some beach items, then wheeled it back with hardly any effort at all.
Though there aren't any rubberized seals around the lid, the snap clasps give a nice seal, I feel confident that the dampness and dust will have trouble getting inside.
I'm not sure how well they will stack up vertically, but I am planning to buy at least one more as soon as it is back in stock at my local store.
August 19, 2013
Would give 5+ stars if watertight
Tho not airtight/watertight, it really protects everything inside and has a rectangular interior allowing for item adjustment with plenty or storage area. I wish they were on sale more often (if ever?) as I would add at least 2 more. to our 3 in basement. As an aside, I own many of the smaller airtight/watertight clear white trunks but the foam gets dirty and I've seen insects stuck on foam & and inside trunk. Unlike these, the at/wt trunks are heavy when empty so are very heavy when full & difficult to move around. Light weight w/wheels these black trunks are easy to move, simple to clean. When I add a SpotShot Insect killer (very toxic) it prevents insects from getting inside and kills anything which may have slipped inside when lid is removed. Great for basement storage but , obsessed with insects...to be safe I put clothing, shoes and delicate items inside plastic storage bags prior to leaving in the trunk. Probably overkill , pun intended.
November 4, 2012
Could be better
Bought this trunk to transfer marketing materials between my office and special events. Definitely is nice and roomy and fit lots of items like brochures, promotional items and table linens. One big drawback though is that the handle is not long enough to allow you to walk and pull the trunk behind you. My legs kept hitting the container as I walked and it was impossible to pull more than a few steps. Really too bad the container does not have an extension handle. Only option is to add a rope in order to pull or push in front of you as you walk.
March 14, 2014
Seriously Great Value
I needed to condense and store hobbies. My only option was a trunk slid under a table in the living room and I was going to have to use it as additional seating sometimes . I did my research on trunks and found this trunk to be the largest and most user friendly (it's on wheels), The reviews indicated that all my needs would be covered and at a great price! Only issue is it looks very utilitarian for a living room so I sewed a slipcover and viola! I have a super sturdy storage container that doesn't flinch when two adults sit on it. SUPER VALUE!! I bought a second one for a storage coffee table in front of the day bed in the guest room - added the slipcover again and you can't beat the multifunctional advantages - storage, extra seating. coffee table, foot rest......Yup this is defintiely a keeper :-).
June 11, 2010