Portable8 of 10 people found this review helpful
I think it's better to have several smaller water containers rather than one big unmovable container. These you can keep in seperate places and move around as needed.
portability2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Its great to have 250-500 gallon tanks of water, but to get up and go, there has to be smaller containers. at 41lbs filled. these provide that portability. I bought the 12 pack for good measure.
Perfect for storing1 of 1 people found this review helpful
We have a few of these stackable water containers in our closet. They are very very sturdy and hold a lot of water. I love that we can stack them and don't have to worry about any leaks!
Excellent product - highly recommend2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I have purchased two of these now and plan to buy more in the future. You can't beat the quality and the ability to move the water around where you need it. I recommend these over the larger containers for convenience and portability. Be sure to purchase some of the water purification drops as well. Way to go Ready Store!
Convenient and High Quality2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Easy to wash, prep and fill with treated water. Just fill one per day until they are all done if you are a busy mom like me. You don't feel overwhelmed by the job and you feel great going to bed at night knowing you have more water stored than the day before. The full container weighs about as much as five year old child, so a reasonably fit adult can lift and carry one for short distances with no problem.
It's probably a good idea for The Ready Store to link the helpful informational video about using the spigots directly from this product page so customers don't expect the container lids and spigots to come ready to use. You need a sharp knife with a locking blade (or a drill), cut resistant gloves and some electrical tape to really prep these if you want to use the spigots.
From The Ready Store:
Thanks for pointing out the videos. We probably should have the videos in a more easily visible location on the webpage. However, toward the bottom of the product page below the current customer reviews are three videos relating to the spigot instillation on our water containers.
Thanks for the great input!
-The Ready Store
I wish I would have bought more WaterBricks
I bought these 5-gallon containers to save a few bucks vs. buying more WaterBricks. I wish I wouldn't have. And no I don't work for WaterBrick or the ReadyStore :)
I like these 5-gallon containers but the lids are not nearly the quality as those on the WaterBricks. WaterBrick's are designed to lay on their side (so not leaking is vital) while these are meant to sit upright. Sadly, these seem to want to leak. I have tightened them beyond what common sense tells me to do (given there's a rubber gasket) and I still have a couple that leak if I squeeze the bottle or move it. And I have strong hands so they are tight.
I feel confident having these bottles sitting upright in my basement. I would never feel comfortable with them in a car or camper. So, if you are just buying containers to have water on hand for an emergency ... save a few bucks and buy these. If you are planning to take these camping, for example, the WaterBricks are a much better product in my view.
The other thing I will add is that the handle on these isn't big enough for those of us with wide hands. I've hauled water in a 5-gallon container for many years and these are the worst handles I've encountered. They are thin and narrow. I'd really hate to haul water far with this handle given that I have big hands.