Rubbermaid Action Packer Storage Bins

How many times have you gone to pick up that box of old stuff in the corner of your garage just to have the bottom rip out? Have you ever tried to pack just one more shirt into that clear plastic bin only for a huge crack to form and render the bin useless? I hate to admit it but this has happened to me more than once. Many containers on the market today aren’t built for the rough and tough lifestyle of people who love the outdoors. However, there is one product that thrives under these conditions and has been the gold standard plastic tote bin for many years. This is of course the Rubbermaid Action Packer.

Ever since I was a little kid I can remember my grandpa had these maroon and black camping bins that were with us on every trip from Boy Scout camp to the father and sons camp out. My dad seemed to replace his camping bins every year but grandpa‘s just kept coming back. At the time I didn’t realize what they were but a few years ago he gave his old bins to me. That’s when I discovered they were a pair of first generation Action Packers. He must’ve had these bins for 20+ years and they are still going strong with only a few wear spots here and there.

So what makes the action packers better than your run-of-the-mill storage container? Firstly, the action packer is made using high density polyethylene. This material is more durable and has greater flexibility when compared to the other bins on the market. High density polyethylene is also used to make laundry detergent jugs, drink jugs, and so much more. Imagine how strong your milk jug would be if it was more than 5 times thicker. This material’s high flexibility leads to greater impact resistance. I’ve personally had my bins fall off the back of my truck or slip down a set of stairs and come out unscathed. The action packers are also lockable. While this is not a high security solution, it will keep your little ones out of the snack box and keep your fellow campers from eating all the marshmallows before it’s time for s’more.

Drop Test Using A Regular Storage Bin And An Action Packer

The action packers have a well designed lid that allows water to run off and its blow molded construction means you can use it as a seat or step when needed. This comes in handy when you have unexpected guests and camp and you need to pull up a few more seats around the campfire.

Most of the products I review are the best because of the features they offer and the new technology to implement. While the action packer has stayed the same for many years it is still the most durable choice and the best option out there for an outdoor storage container. While these are close to two times the price of the competition I personally believe they will last five times longer. I can guarantee you will get your money’s worth out of these bins when compared to their Home Depot or Costco counterparts. I know my family has been pleased with the performance of these containers and I hope you are as well too. If you have any questions about the action pack or feel free to reach out to me on social media or in the comment section below.

Until next time,


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