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Iris Weathertight Portable File Box with Handle

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Iris Weathertight Portable File Box with Handle


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For business or personal files, our Weathertight Portable File Tote is an exceptional solution! Not only will it accommodate a generous number of letter-size hanging file folders (sold separately), it also includes an organizer compartment to keep office supplies handy.

  • Made from rugged plastic
  • Air- and watertight seal made from urethane foam (not designed to be completely submerged)
  • Stackable
  • The lockable lid features a latch closure with a business card holder



  • 13-3/4" x 10-1/4" x 12" h

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Iris Weathertight Portable File Box with Handle is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good for archiving but not active files My only issue with this box is that the hanging files slide off the sides, so every time I move and open the box I have to lift the files back up.
Date published: 2020-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Simple and nice I needed something on the smaller side for some overflow file storage, and this was just the right size. The small storage space in the lid happened to be the same size as my small/portable external hard drive, so that was a nice surprise! The only downside is that it arrived without the latch/business card holder, so I'm currently using a twist tie to keep it securely closed.
Date published: 2020-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great organizer for scrappers! This is the best container ever for storing my hundreds of alphabet stickers for when I go scrapbooking. I have divided the stickers into categories - white stickers, black stickers, travel stickers, etc. and placed them in a Container Store file folder and then, into this tote. Now, finally, I can readily find the stickers I need. It is also great for traveling to/from home to scrapbooking event. Sturdy and weather tight too.
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Portable File Box The Iris Weathertight Portable File Box with Handle is super convenient for any files that you want to keep organized, but also may need to move around. I like the fact that it's clear so I can see what's inside it, and with it being see through, it keeps me motivated to file paperwork and not just throw it on top to "file later".
Date published: 2019-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit the bill perfectly This portable file box is exactly what I needed. I was literally handed a box of files from the previous leader of our group. I wanted to be able to have access to the files at our meetings so I needed something I could tote around with me. The compartment on the top is perfect for pens, highlighters, paper clips, sticky notes, etc. It's good and sturdy for long term use.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little file organizer This is the perfect size file storage container for the more important documents that I need access to frequently (medical records, school items, insurance documents). I love that it doesn’t take up a lot to space and it easy to grab and go. I am a fan of the storage trays in top as well - this way I can Store items like paper clips, folder tabs and labels easy and don’t have to look for them when I need To add a new folder.
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST! I have used other portable file boxes and this one lasts and lasts. The quality of this product is excellent and doesn't fall apart like others. You can't go wrong with his file box. Well worth the money.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Iris Weathertight Portable File Box with Handle Excellent well thought out portable light file carrier with a strong handle that recesses into top for stacking. I like the idea that it is translucent so you can see what is inside. I also like the creative use of storage for pens, paper clips and post it notes in dead space easily accessible without having to open main storage area.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The search is over Paperwork organized in labeled hanging files all in one place is one of the keys to efficiently finding what you need fast. I love that this helps me keep my office supplies in the same place too and is weather tight. Because, what is the point of keeping the paperwork if it isn't important enough to be protected.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for easy to grab important documents I purchased this about a year or so ago and I still love it. Given at the time I just needed something small as I didn't have a lot of documents. Now I use it for emergency grab and go. It's water proof and has a small space to keep pens and paper clips in. I really appreciate that its clear since it looks simple and clean. Great little filing tote for someone who is just starting to get organized.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice file, but could be improved upon.... As others have noted, the separate 'pop up' top for pens, paper clips, etc, could be more functional,.. I was hoping my small external drive would fit... Nope. Not deep enough... Maybe make the both sides flip tops? Also, make sure to check it before buying - the first one I picked off the shelf was cracked... Overall, it's a nice, compact little file for important papers and emergencies... Grab and go, if need be...
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Why Me ? Ok, 100% of the customers love this tote rating it 5 Stars across the board. I don't get it because my experience has been different. Of the 4 I've purchased I've had to exchange all 4 and always for the same reason- after a while, the clasp won't stay attached-it falls off of the frame. To clarify, if I'm not using the tote regularly the clasp may stay put such as the 3 stored in the basement. *However*, when I'm using the 1 in my office regularly (1-2x per wk). the clasp eventually just, falls off; It must be fiddled with to reattach to frame. It happened again yesterday -after 6 months or so, the clasp didn't hold. When this happens and you're not immediately aware, once you lift the tote using the handle its lid flies open and everything inside tumbles out- of course, landing directly atop the detached clasp. For goodness sake, I'm not rough on these things, they're not fragile to begin with. Yet, this is so predictable and annoying that I will not waste my money, nor time, again, buying these. Note: If the clasps worked properly this *would* be a 5 star item.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Alternative Uses I didn't want this for files; I needed a new box to carry toiletries in. My husband and I rarely travel by air, so concerns about size are generally nonexistent; we just pop our regular shampoo and body wash bottles into a plastic bin with toothbrushes, etc. and put the bin in the backseat of the car. So I wanted something that the bottles could all stand upright in, had one handle on top for easy carrying, and could withstand a leaking liquid inside without ruining anything outside of the bin. Well, we went out of town last weekend and this passed! Sturdy, easy to carry, easy to fill. Thanks, Container Store!
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from weathertight portable file tte this file is the perfect size to put my credit card statements in
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tax Time Relief Great organizing tool for all the tax files! I added the file folders and it has proved to be very beneficial on taming the tax paper trail!
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ever First Time File Organizer The Watertight Portable File Tote is perfect for young adults just starting college or going out on their own. I purchased 3 of these for my college aged kids as they needed to keep important records and papers for themselves. Resume's, bank statements, tax returns, college records and credit card statements are easily categorized and stored in this Organizer. Even better is the top compartment that holds paperclips, pens, markers and more! I would highly recommend this!!
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Portable File Tote This file tote is used to carry my files to and from club meetings. The size is good, and the handle is especially comfortable. It is a quality product.
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Size I'm loving my two portable file totes. I purchased them not because of their water proof ability or portability but because they are well made quality products that are the perfect size to handle. I keep my two file toes on a top shelf so keeping them small and light weight is key for usability. I separate my files into long term files (Lucky 7) & current files (present moment) and that system works well in two totes. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to save space in their home while still keeping important papers. The value is great and the bonus cubby holes on the lid are perfect for keeping post it flags, folder labels and colorful pens for filing. It becomes an all in one filing system that I can move around the house.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Storage Container Just the right size. Sits beside my desk & easy to access all my files. Like the small conpartmentalized area on top of storage box - good for small misc. items. May need to get another one.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well-made, good style, and convenient I love this box. I am not a huge filing cabinet person, but my bookkeeper suggested I get a file box to put my receipts and other accounting documents in. I bought this box because I liked the style of it, and it seemed sturdy, and I was right. It looks great if it needs to be exposed in the house, the handle is convenient to be able to take it with me if I need to, and I like the space on the top to be able to open it and put in small things that might also be necessary. Great product, and although I haven't tested it, I know it's advertised as watertight also!
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these file totes Fantastic. I own 6 watertight file boxes, and this portable one is just as great.
Date published: 2013-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best file box I've tried I have 2 of these - one for school files and one for personal files. These are a great size, lightweight and work perfectly for me. I love the top tray for pencils, labels, etc. They stack nicely so it's easy to bring them out at the beginning of the month and put them away when I'm done with the bills. I spilled a cup of coffee on one and not a drop got inside so I guess that is a little proof that it is indeed watertight! If I had more files, I'd buy more of these.
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great file keeper! I use these to keep my current years tax receipts handy all year round. I also use them for my kids school projects and papers and then mark the box and stow it away once the years over. Durable, yet still light weight and they stack nicely. Great buy as always from Container Store.
Date published: 2013-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome little storage container I've brought three of these containers to ensure that my documents to do not get damaged. They are cute, portable, and convenient to lug around the apartment as needed. I would totally recommend stocking up on these guys. I will definitely be buying more.
Date published: 2013-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful Product My husband is an insurance adjuster and has to carry his files with him. This Tote is the only one we have found that is watertight. I purchased 2 this time. I have decided to buy a couple more and use them in the garage to store some important papers.
Date published: 2013-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great find It is perfect for leaving in the car as a portable desk system
Date published: 2012-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great med size storage file box Easy to open/close, has holes for a padlock, and it's waterproof! The organization top is much smaller than it looks on the website, I had thought to put mini stapler & scissors in it but it's too small & shallow.
Date published: 2012-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from snap and stack! I really needed a clear, handled file box. I was shocked how difficult it was to find one... well, actually SIX!. I ventured into the world of homeschooling and use a curriculum that is broken down into 12 week blocks in three cycles... so I needed 2 boxes for each cycle. And these were perfect! Heavy weight plastic. Sturdy. Holds over 12 folders that are moderately full. Nifty storage top. Warning: make sure you are careful with the snaps closed but can also snap off! Easy to put back on!
Date published: 2012-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product. This file tote is durable and the flip top is so convenient for so many things.
Date published: 2012-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this!! I love this little box! I bought this to try and get my miscellaneous papers in order, the little things like manuscripts & poems (I'm a writer in my spare time), old letters from friends when I was young, and old journal entries. I love love love it, I bought hanging folders and I just put everything in, nice & neat & clearly labeled! And since it's watertight, I don't have to worry about putting it in the outside storage at my apartment, my papers will be safe!
Date published: 2012-03-27
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Community Q&A

Rods included?

Are there side rods to hang the folders on?
Asked by: Winner
No metal rods, the hanging files sit on molded plastic 'rails'
Answered by: Tbird21
Date published: 2018-11-19

Does the lid compartment open just on the one side pictured or does tne other side open as well for more small compartments?

Just wondering how the lid with the small compartments on top looks and if it opens up on both sides or just the one side that is pictured? Would like to see more pictures posted if available.
Asked by: Lilbleu32
Only on the one side, roughly less than half the lid.
Answered by: Rendabay
Date published: 2020-08-16

Does the lid come off or stay attached?

Can the lid be completely removed or is it connected so that it hangs?
Asked by: Tryin
Stays attached once snapped in place
Answered by: MackH
Date published: 2018-05-08

Add a lock

Can a small lock be added to further secure confidential files?
Asked by: Mabelle
You can see on the video posted the kind of lock that can be used.
Answered by: Rendabay
Date published: 2020-08-16

What are the internal dimensions at the bottom of this container?

Asked by: ShoppingTalk
The interior dimensions at the bottom of our Weathertight Portable File Box are 11-1/2" wide x 8" deep x 9-1/2" high at the file channels.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2020-05-12

Are the length and width dimensions taken from the top or bottom of the box? i.e. Does the box taper?

I also understand that the measurements are taken from the exterior of the box. Is there any way to get the interior measurements? Thank you!
Asked by: alanamary
The footprint of our Weathertight Portable File Box is 11-1/2" w x 8" d at the base. The interior of the box measures 13" w x 8-3/4" d x 11" h not including the domed lid.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2020-05-12

Roughly how many pieces of paper will this hold?

About how many pieces of regular, 8.5" x 11" pieces of paper does this hold? Let's say maybe every 50 sheets is in a folder.
Asked by: FacetheFiles
The interior file channels of our Weathertight Portable File Box will accommodate up to 7 linear inches of letter-size hanging files, interior letter-size files, and/or letter-size paper.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-11-19
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