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Weathertight File Box

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Your most important files are safe and secure in our rugged Weathertight File Box. It can accommodate either letter- or legal-size files (sold separately). Air- and watertight, it protects the contents from moisture, bugs and dirt - it's just right for long-term storage of files in a garage, attic or basement.

  • Made from rugged plastic
  • Air- and watertight seal made from urethane foam (not designed to be completely submerged)
  • Features four locking latches
  • Stackable

Weathertight File Box Translucent
  • SKU#: 10051572
  • 18-1/8" x 14-1/2" x 11" h
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Case of 6 Weathertight File Boxes Translucent
  • SKU#: 10066366
  • 18-1/8" x 14-1/2" x 11" h
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Weathertight File Box

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Weathertight File Box is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 97.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile file box I love the option of legal or letter and the weathertight feature is great to keep those very important documents safe.
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong, made in the USA, effective for files or general storage or both, stackable, clear enough to see what's inside. A great product fr IRIS :)
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Record Storage I'm using about twenty of them for my lifetime of genealogy records and library to be passed on to my descendents. Some texts in library are rare editions.
Date published: 2019-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for storing school documents! I purchased these to store my kiddos’ school documents. They worked so well that I got another set for them to house other memories. We love the fact that they are weathertight!
Date published: 2019-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from File madness I purchased these file boxes to store paperwork that we all need to keep but don't necessarily need to access every single day. They are working out really well. I like that the same size box accommodates letter or pesky legal size file folders. I also like the translucent quality which allows me to insert a slip of paper with labels identifying the contents. They are securely stackable which is a bonus in earthquake territory for those inevitable little "bumps" we get from time to time.
Date published: 2019-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well designed and sturdy - love them! Very pleased with these boxes! I thought at first they were a bit pricey, but they are so worth it. They are really well constructed and they seal very effectively. They hold a lot but even fully loaded, they are still not too heavy to be carried. These are perfect for important files and keepsakes which should be protected from water, pests, and other hazards. We have to leave some of our things in a storage unit for a couple of months, and I feel very confident that these boxes will protect those things we've put inside them. I've returned twice already to buy more!
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from weathertight file box Great for storing tax documents or other movable files.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for keeping moisture away from photos I store my photos in these boxes to keep moisture away from them.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved the kids' artwork I cannot say enough great things about this. It saved my kids' grade school art work from being ruined by spraying water. The papers were in the basement in these boxes and the pipe burst above them in the kitchen. Precious papers that cannot get wet. I keep photos in them too. Haven't tested it in standing water for a long period of time though.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stackable file box These are much sturdier than the paper boxes and provide better protection for your files. They work good for letter or legal (only one at a time) and stack well.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comic Book Caper This file box will hold 2 comic book side-by-side! I took 2 comic books to the store and tried out containers until I found the perfect fit-the Weathertight File Bob. I purchased 4 of them and now all the comic books are organized, stacked, and safe. Amazing!
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Against Moisture & Vermin I always purchase these products when they go on sale and have at least 25 of them in various sizes. This size I purchased for our pantry. Apparently, the mice that somehow get in can gnaw through the 1/2 gallon size of Soft Soap. What a mess to clean up. Now these items are in these containers. We have so many things that we must store them under the covered deck steps where there is moisture an mice. I have used them for the last 10 years and they are great. The items I place in them, including PC DVD blanks, parts and accessories are as fresh as when they were packed. My husband also has all his books stored in them until we have our office finished. I highly recommend these priducts.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Files Using for tax returns and other need-to-save documents. Easy to manage, stack the boxes and see what's inside.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great File Box This box works well for long time storage of important files ie tax returns. They are sturdy & I like the ability to use hanging files.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More Than File Storage! These are useful for many applications. These are a few of the things I have used them for: photos, photo albums, small mementos, sheet music. Our house is over 100 years old with very limited storage. We have a climate controlled storage unit and these seal up tightly, are water and rodent tight. They are quite sturdy and stack nicely. The thing I like the best is their size. I have a bad back and even when one of these is full, I can still pick it up and carry it around. I have purchased these both in store and on-line. If you order the case of six, that is how they are shipped. Mine were received in perfect condition from UPS.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serves my purpose no room for a file cabinet- can store in the rooms i want them in. holds files well.
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best file storage box I have found I needed safe and secure storage for the contents of my file cabinet during a relocation and subsequent storage and found these boxes - I especially like the fact that they keep out moisture as well as pests. After trying them out at home I just bought more of them on the last day of the office sale!
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong and sturdy containers These are great containers that do not only store files but my classroom workbooks and materials! They are the perfect size and fit in my classroom closets. I have purchased 12 and plan on ordering more.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great box for organizing papers I bought a couple of them to store all of my loose papers, and they are great! The size is great for standard notebooks, printouts, and books. I like how they are weathertight so I can feel comfortable putting them in the garage. The lids snap close well, and I hope they will last. They stack well too.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from watertight boxes MADE IN THE USA! Easy to use locking tabs. Love this item.
Date published: 2015-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good I've loaded up the containers and put them in my "conditioned" storage unit. I purchased more thinking I could be store moisture sensitive items in my garage which has a lot of moisture living in Florida. Not having to wrap the container in a plastic bag and hope it would not break or tear and therefore allow moisture to enter was a great relief. the 4 snap locking devices appear to be good at keeping the top down and the moisture out. Time will tell if they have in fact kept the moisture out.
Date published: 2014-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic solution Limited space in office area requires garage storage for documents, I have an excellent 5-drawer lateral file there. Unfortunately mice found a way into the garage and the file cabinet and proceeded to soil many files and chew on some. These boxes fit two to a drawer and allow me to return to storage in the garage instead of tripping over boxes in my living area. They are a joy. Be sure to check dimensions. File drawers vary.
Date published: 2014-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from File Box I have ordered many of these and just love knowing all my files are going to be safe from any water. I will order more soon.
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd Purchase of this File Box A few years back I bought 8 of these, I recently came back to get 3 more. These stack well, fit file folders in both directions, and are fairly sturdy. Although the handles don't always fit perfectly, but I found if twist the tops a little it helps to get them snug. Overall, a very good product.
Date published: 2014-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase This was a great purchase. File box functions as described. Box is very strong, file rails are quite sturdy. I plan to store a lifetime of income tax records in an area I want to be very sure will be water proof. This box fully meets my neds.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase Ever! 6 cardboard boxes for files. Watertight File Box!!!
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best File Box Ever I love this file box. I have been able to bring everything I need in and out of court without it being too heavy. This is the perfect size and I love how it seals.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to save important documents I no longer worry about my documents with your watertight boxes.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy & Practical Great item to store hanging files or any other item that you want protected from water. You can stack them!
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Hanging Files The box works perfect for holding our hanging files.
Date published: 2014-04-10
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Community Q&A

Does the lid have a handle?

Asked by: happyapple
It does not. But the bin itself has a lip you can carry it by. They are very strong and sturdy.
Answered by: Compulsive1
Date published: 2020-02-09

What is the bottom like? Does it slide easily?

Asked by: Conniebwriter
It is not smooth; but I haven't noticed any problem sliding them around on the carpet or getting them stacked on top of each other.
Answered by: oldhouseowner
Date published: 2016-11-26

What file folders go with these boxes?

Asked by: Ashguildner
They will hold regular files on the short side and legal on the long side. There are grooves on all 4 sides to hold the hanging file "ears". The folders you get from title companies when you have a real estate transaction fit very nicely the long way. Hope this helps!
Answered by: oldhouseowner
Date published: 2019-07-03

What are the bottom dimensions? Are they 14" x 18" as stated?

I'm concerned those may be the dimensions for the widest part on top. And I need a container with an 18 inch bottom length to lay things flat that are 17.5 long. Thanks!
Asked by: LGinPA
inside dimensions are 14 3/4 x 11 3/4. I think 14x18 refers to the overall size with the lid on.
Answered by: Lesa
Date published: 2020-02-25

Will this fit 14x14 papers?

Asked by: CS8791
I don't think so ... not laying flat. inside dimensions - 11 3/4 x 14 3/4 base with a vertical height of 9 1/2 to the hanging ledge and 10 1/4 to the inside top of the box. (not sure how much if any the lid impacts the box when on ...)
Answered by: Lesa
Date published: 2018-09-27

Will these boxes protect from clothes moths?

I have a lot of wool yarn and want to store it properly. Clothes moths are very tiny.
Asked by: Misty22
They seem very air tight so I would think so. There are other Weathertight boxes available at The Container Store now in many sizes/shapes that might work better than a file box with a track at the top.
Answered by: Compulsive1
Date published: 2020-02-09

How much weight will the bottom box support? (E.g. if 5 or 6 boxes are stacked on top of each other)

Asked by: frankshankly
I'm not a student of mechanics or physics, but it seems like all the weight isn't resting on the bottom box. If you have files and they are "hanging", I think that changes the weight distribution. These are very sturdy and I think the smaller size makes them able to hold more. I have had the old Rubbermaid totes that were at the bottom of the stack, crack. Hope this helps.
Answered by: oldhouseowner
Date published: 2019-01-24

Will this hold legal sized papers?

I see the Iris model UCB-FB, SKU: 110600 holds legal sized papers, but I don't see a model or sku that corresponds to the Iris product pages.
Asked by: DonFestus
Yes, they will hold legal size hanging folders.
Answered by: Lesa
Date published: 2018-03-31
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