As marijuana becomes legal in more states, the need for airtight containers and quality storage will continue to grow. Gone are the days of having to keep your medicinal or recreational herb in a medicine container, film container or other repurposed storage’s space.

Today’s leading container companies know that consumers demand the best in airtight, vacuum-sealed and smell-proof storage, and that means there are more options than ever when it comes to safely storing your weed.

We’ve reviewed some of the best options out there made of all different types of material, including glass, aluminum and plastic. Below are our top picks for the best airtight containers for weed in 2017.


Best Overall Airtight Container

Dope Turtle: Half Shell

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Dope Turtle’s motto is to not be flashy: look good without being loud. They’ve largely accomplished that with their Half Shell airtight container. There are no tie-dye images, no dancing bears here: it’s all business with a black Morin glass that’s UV-protected and guaranteed to keep odors inside.

The body of the container sports a Dope Turtle decal that’s heat-applied and goes well with the rest of the aesthetics of the container. The lid is BPA-free and users note that it creates an excellent smell barrier when used.

The company offers a 100% no questions asked guarantee for life, which means you have nothing to lose in trying it out. Nearly 80% of users gave the Dope Turtle Half Shell 5 stars, and those who didn’t noted some defects in the lid or construction that appeared to affect only those particular items and not the line in general.

The sleek design, UV protection and overall quality construction of this container makes it our Editor’s Choice, and we’ve been using it ourselves for various roots and essential oils for several weeks now without problem.

We’ve noticed that even around those who are sensitive to odors, they couldn’t detect what was in the container, even when the Half Shell was close to their vicinity. For us, this was the best test of its smell-proof qualities, and we were impressed with how completely it blocked herbal odors.

According to the company, the Half Shell holds about ¼ of an ounce of herbs or tobaccos, but users often note that they could fit in ½ an ounce, but this depends on what kind of substance you’re storing.

The container is 4.5” x 3” x 3” and holds 250 mL of tobacco. Dope Turtle is based in Colorado and has other airtight containers of various sizes and shapes.


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Best Clear Glass Airtight Container

THC Molecule Write & Erase Pop Top Jar

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For those who want to be able to see what’s inside their storage containers but still have airtight, smell-proof qualities, the THC Molecule Write & Erase jar is a great option. The jar from 420 Science is 4” x 3.125” and holds about 10 grams of tobacco, though it may hold more if the tobacco is grinded.

The front of the jar features a periodic breakdown of THC and a place to write the strain of tobacco, though some users noted that they don’t usually use this feature. The jar is made of heavy, shatter-resistant glass that does an excellent job of keeping odors in.

The rubber seal on the lid is of good construction, and the vast majority of users claim that it keeps odors in all the time, while keeping herbs fresh for longer than they would be otherwise.

More than 70% of users gave the THC Molecule Jar 5 stars, and those who rated it less noted that they had issues with the rubber airtight container, though again, most users did not experience these issues.

If you’re looking for something that offers excellent airtight and smell-proof abilities but still allows you to see what you’ve got stored, this airtight container may be your best option.


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Best Travel Storage Container

SMOKESAFE Medium Smell Proof Travel Container

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When you need more than just a small glass container to keep your herbs fresh and concealed, consider the SMOKESAFE travel container. At 7.5” x 5” x 3”, it’s large enough to hold an estimated ounce of herbs (or more, depending) and additional accessories, including grinders, vapes and more.

The travel container is ideal for storing things in your home and car – it’s light enough to travel with, but sturdy enough to ensure your goods are safe and concealed. The outside is made of a heavy-duty, high-density polymer that’s made specifically to endure hard hits and blunt force events that won’t break your goods inside.

The size fits all types of accessories, including Hookah vapes and pipes up to 6.25” long. The airtight, smell-proof qualities of the container comes from the high quality rubber lining that creates a consistent seal, even after a lot of use.

For extensive travel, there’s a screw that can be disengaged for pressure release. Inside the container, users have 6.25” x 3.75” x 2.25” in internal storage, and there are customized foam dividers that you can move around in order to make the best setup for your accessories.

The SMOKESAFE travel container has only received 5- and 4-star ratings, and users note that it’s quality is just as good or better than expected.

For an affordable travel case that keeps odors out and conceals what you want it to, this container can be a great fit for your needs.


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Best Plastic Airtight Container

MedTainer Storage Container w/ Built-In Grinder

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Sometimes, all you need is something simple and discreet. When glass is too bulky and fragile, the MedTainer storage container picks up the slack. It’s small, subtle and completely airtight and waterproof.

It’s medical-grade plastic exterior is one of the most durable plastics around, so don’t be fooled by the material. With the MedTainer, you’re getting something as high quality and well-built as the other glass containers, but at a fraction of the weight and bulk.

Its built-in grinder offers flexibility and convenience when you can’t carry additional accessories, and it’s also great for traveling with medications and herbs. It comes in colors other than black, but we appreciate the subtlety of this model, and it was our plastic storage of choice for several months (and still is).

The container is small – clocking in at less than 4″ high – so it’s ideal for those small amounts of materials that you might carry around for the short-term, like concerts, picnics and the like. If you’re looking for something that’s easy to conceal in a pocket, purse or bag, the MedTainer might end up being your go-to airtight container.

Nearly 70% of all users gave the MedTainer 5 stars, and the only knock on the product is that it occasionally isn’t as smell-proof as the stronger glass containers when it’s completely full. If lightweight convenience is your priority, you can’t go wrong with the MedTainer storage container.


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Best Aluminum Airtight Container

SPACE CASE Cylinder Storage Case

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For those who want something aesthetically pleasing, the SPACE CASE container is made of “aerospace grade aluminum” and if that’s not enough to do it for you, one look at the lightweight container will convince you: this is a thing of beauty.

It’s made in the US and perfect for traveling or using at home. It’s one of the smallest airtight containers for herbs that we tested, coming in at just under three inches. If you’re looking for something quick and easy, the SPACE CASE is just that, but if your needs are more long-term and require more space, consider checking out the above options.

Users often note that the construction and durability of the case is excellent, and the only downside to the SPACE CASE is its small size, though that is also its selling point for when size and convenience are your top priority.

The seal remains tight and performs well over time, and 75% of users give the SPACE CASE a 5-star rating. It’s an excellent alternative to the glass and plastic airtight containers and offers big performance in a small container.


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What to Look for in Airtight Containers

  • Airtight seal: it’s all about holding things in, so make sure you choose a container that has a strong seal. Most containers use a rubber seal or screw-top that creates varying degrees of a vacuum seal, however strong, in your container.
  • Smell-proof: your container should be smell-proof if you’re going for discreetness, and although airtight seals also create some degree of smell-proof qualities, some containers do a better job than others at keeping the odors in.
  • Size and convenience: some containers are meant for traveling – small, easy to conceal storage – while some are meant for home. Decide what you need yours for the most and base your decision on your own personal carrying needs.
  • Aesthetics: we personally focused on choosing and reviewing cases that we deemed more subtle and aesthetically pleasing than others. However, if you want fun, novelty-looking airtight containers for herbs, they are out there as well.
  • Additional features: the MedTainer has a built-in grinder, and there are other storage options out there with additional benefits. Be sure to weight the pros and cons of having “extras” and decide whether or not you’ll really use them over time.
  • Price: in our testing, we found most containers to be in the same general price range, so pricing may not be a huge factor unless you decide to go to either end of the spectrum and purchase really cheap or really expensive options.

How We Reviewed the Best Airtight Containers for Weed

  • Aggregated reviews: we spend hours each month looking through the reviews left by users on sites like Amazon and manufacturer/retail sites.
  • Personal experience: we also get in touch with those who have used the product and provide firsthand feedback not available online
  • Overall consensus: we aggregate all the information we collect on the products and present them according to what we believe will provide the highest quality user experience to our readers, understanding that there’s no one-size-fits-all product that’s best for everyone.

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