The 10 Best Gas Cans to Buy 2019

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There are certain things that every car owner needs. At the top of this list, you will find gas cans. You can choose to keep it in your car or in your garage but it is definitely something that you require.

This is because at some point or another, you will have to put up the gas in your car and you won’t actually be able to drive your vehicle to a gas station.

Your perfect solution to this problem is to, of course, have the best gas can on hand.

While it should be fairly easy to choose such a can, this decision is a lot more difficult than you think. This is because there are quite a few factors to take into consideration.

To take this burden off of your hands, we decided to go looking for the best gas cans the market has to offer.
Here is what we found out.

Features to Consider in Good Gas Cans

Before we go ahead, let’s first discuss some of the features that we found to be most important when choosing the best gas cans for cars:

  • Compatibility: the first thing that we made sure of was that the gas can in question was actually able to handle volatile fluids such as fuels in them. In particular, we looked at how they fared when they had to store gas for an extended period of time.
  • Usability: after this, we determined how easy it was for someone to both fill up the gas can as well as transfer its contents into a vehicle. The easier this was to manage, the higher that the can was ranked on our list.
  • Durability: then, we considered just how long a certain gas can could last, especially when it was stored for a long time. For this aspect, we largely examined the materials that the can was composed of to determine whether they had longevity.
  • Secureness: last but not least, we analyzed just how secure each of the containers was. This meant that they had to be designed in such a way that none of the fluid inside could spill or leak in any manner.

Top 10 Best Gas Cans 2019

1. JUSTRITE Safety Gas Can

Why we like it: The JUSTRITE Safety Gas Can is a solidly built and reliable can that ensures the safe storage of any and all fuel.

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Capacity and Dimensions
This container can hold up to 5 gallons in fuel. This means that whether you want to use it for residential or other purposes, you will be able to store quite a bit of fuel in this can. The container has dimensions measuring 11¾ x 17½ inches, which means that you will have no trouble at all, fitting this can in the trunk of your car, if you want to carry it around.

Usability
There is no denying that this is a rather simple and safe can for you to use. For one thing, it is easy to fill up. It has an ergonomic lift lever that ensures the spout remains nice and wide while you are filling it up. The air displacement vents ensure that the liquid can be poured in smoothly, cutting down on any mess. To add to this, there is also a stainless steel flame resistor which prevents flashback ignition, further aiding the flow of gas into the can. At the same time, this feature also prevents the can from flames as well.

If you are handling flammable liquids, the Safe-Squeeze trigger makes certain that you will be able to properly regulate the flow of the fluids. You will also find that pouring any kind of fluid out of the can is also rather easy. This is thanks to the 9-inch hose that allows you to quickly pour the fuel into smaller nozzles. In fact, the only real obstruction to perfect usability of this can is the weight. This container is rather heavy and only gets heavier when it is filled up.

Durability and Secureness
This can is made from high-grade, coated steel which is how you can be sure that it will last you a long time. In addition to being composed of high-quality materials, this container has also been designed to withstand a great deal of pressure, ensuring that it won’t dent easily. This also means that you don’t have to worry about any liquid leaking out. This is especially since the spout automatically closes tightly when you are no longer using it.

Pros
  • Incredibly durable
  • Good capacity
  • Very secure
  • Easy to fill up and empty
  • Safe
Cons
  • Heavy

2. Eagle Safety Gas Can

Why we like it: The durability and quality of the Eagle Safety Gas Can are just some of the reasons that it is perfect as a storage option for flammable liquids.

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Capacity and Dimensions
This container is able to hold up to 5 gallons of any kind of fuel or liquid. Also, while it may not be the smallest can around, it still has dimensions of 13.5 x 12.5 inches. So, if you do want to keep it in the back of your car for emergency purposes, then you will be able to do this and still have plenty of empty space left over.

Usability
As far as usability goes, this can really does perform well. This is largely due to the funnel that comes along with the can. This prompts the smooth flowing of the liquid both into and out of the container. There is also a spring closing lid with a neoprene gasket that vents at a specific internal pressure to make sure that the liquid pours in more smoothly.

When dispensing gas or any other fluid out of the can, you can rely on the comfort grip trigger release. This makes it a great deal easier for you to regulate the flow of liquids. The non-sparking flame arrestor also helps with this while also preventing the possibility of fire. This is especially helpful when you have to deal with flammable liquids. The minor issue with this gas can is that its construction makes it rather heavy to carry, particularly when it is filled with gas. Fortunately, the fixed handle does help to alleviate this discomfort a little.

Durability and Secureness
You will be hard-pressed to find a gas can that is built more durable than this one. For one thing, it is made of 24-gauge hot dipped, galvanized steel. For another, it boasts seamless construction. This means there is no way that any gas can leak from the body of the can. It has also further been leak-tested to make sure that it is completely reliable.

Pros
  • Completely leak-proof
  • Durable
  • Easy to pour liquids in and out
  • Lots of safety features
  • Good capacity
Cons
  • Heavy

3. No-Spill Poly Gas Can

Why we like it: The No-Spill Poly Gas Can eradicates the chance of making a mess and also makes pouring gases a lot easier to do.

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Capacity and Dimensions
This gas can holds up to 2.5 gallons of liquid and has dimensions of 13.5 x 8.5 x 12.5 inches. So, while it works well to hold enough gas for emergency situations, it also has the advantage of being compact as well. This means that you don’t have to be concerned about it taking up to much space in the trunk of your car, allowing you to keep it there at all times.

Usability
Since it is made from plastic, this gas can weighs less than 2 pounds, making it a rather lightweight container to handle. Now, what really sets this can apart from many others is the presence of a push-button control. This helps you to determine the flow of fluid out of the can simply by placing the relevant pressure on the button.

When you want to stop pouring, you simply have to stop pressing down on the button. Now, one of the main benefits of such a mechanism is that it cuts on the possibility of spills or leaks quite a bit. So, you don’t have to worry about making a mess when trying to fill up on gas. The other perk with this gas can is that there is a transparent strip of plastic, running from the top to the bottom of the can. This allows you to see just how much gas is left in it at any time.

Durability and Secureness
Now, considering that it is made from plastic, there can be some concerns over the durability of the gas can. However, this container is made from tough, high-grade materials that have been designed to withstand a number of flammable liquids, including fuel. To top it off, this can is completely airtight which means there is no chance of any spills. In fact, the can is so airtight that it can expand and contract depending on the temperature fluctuations during the day. This, of course, can be a bit of a disadvantage, depending on where you live.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to carry, fill, and use
  • Adequate capacity
  • No-spill features
  • Tough
Cons
  • Can contract and expand with temperature fluctuations

4. Surecan Gas Can

Why we like it: The Surecan Gas can boasts an innovative design which makes it a lot easier for you to fill your car with gas.

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Capacity and Dimensions
This gas can is capable of holding up to 5 gallons of liquid in it. To top it off, its dimensions are 15.61 x 10.24 x 15.27 inches. This means that not only is compact enough for anyone to hold, it can also be easily stored in the trunks of cars, regardless of how small they are.

Usability
In terms of dispensing the fuel to other objects, such as your car, there is no denying that this gas can is an absolute joy to use. This is because it is equipped with a long, flexible and versatile nozzle which allows you to place the nozzle into the tank while the gas can is suspended in the air. Then, all you have to do is depress a lever and watch as the gas flows from the can to your car. Best of all, this gas can is self-venting, which makes the flow even smoother.

The only tricky aspect to this gas can comes when you have to fill it up with fuel. Here, the child-proof cap can get in the way, making it rather difficult to remove the cap. Fortunately, this problem can easily be fixed, if you don’t actually have any kids to worry about.

Durability and Secureness
Despite being made of plastic, this is one of the toughest gas cans that you will have come across. It has been tested in a variety of different conditions to ensure that it will last you as long as possible. If this wasn’t impressive enough, it has also been built to be completely spill-proof. As a result, there is no chance of there being a mess made whenever you use this can. It is also airtight, which means that there will be no dust or debris contaminating your fuel.

Pros
  • Spill-proof
  • Incredibly strong
  • Great capacity
  • Very easy to use to fill car
  • Safe
Cons
  • Childproof feature can make it difficult to fill up

5. VP Fuels Utility Gas Jugs

Why we like it: The VP Fuels Utility Gas Jugs are simple to use and incredibly portable, making them great for keeping in your car.

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Capacity and Dimensions
There are four gas cans with each pack of VP Fuels jugs. Each of these is capable of holding up to 5 gallons of fuel, which is rather impressive. At the same time, each of the containers has dimensions of around 21 x 10 x 10 inches which means that it will fit in the trunk of your car, without any issue.

Usability
As far as usability goes, you will find that this is one of the simplest cans to use on the market. This is because the mechanism behind it is very simple. You can fill the can up from the same spout that you use to dispense the fluid from. There is a separate capped vent near the spout that makes it easier for the liquid to flow in and out of the can.

The can also has an ergonomic, user-friendly handle that makes it comfortable to hold. The excellent grip afforded by the handle also makes it a breeze to pour, even when the can is full. Now, the only thing that you have to watch out here for is the vent, when the gas can is full. In this instance, you have to be careful that the gas doesn’t leak through this particular opening, even when it is tightly shut.

Durability and Secureness
This gas can is composed of virgin, high-density polyethylene. As such, it is incredibly strong and durable and able to withstand most types of wear and tear. Since the containers are also subjected to a 15-point test, you can also be quite certain that they will last you for quite a while. In terms of secureness, the can has a multi-purpose cap which is equipped with a rubber gasket to cut down spills and leaks.

Pros
  • Strong
  • Easy to pour and fill
  • Excellent capacity
  • Easily portable
Cons
  • Can spill when pouring with full jug

6. REDA Innovations Fuel Can

Why we like it: The REDA Innovations Fuel Can is a compact option for anyone who wants to keep a gas can on hand for emergencies.

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Capacity and Dimensions
This gas can has been designed for motorcycles and thus has slightly smaller dimensions measuring 10 x 7 x 6 inches. Despite this, you can easily carry it in the trunk of your car as well, actually saving yourself quite a bit of space. The only real downside is that the can is supposed to hold around a gallon of fuel. Unfortunately, it holds a little less than that, so you can’t actually store as much fuel as you would like.

Usability
The compactness of this can has yet another advantage – it actually makes it really simple for you to use. You will have no issues at all, picking it up and pouring fuel into your tank. To help things along, there is a spout accompanying the gas can. This streamlines the gas pouring out of the can, reducing the chances of any spills occurring, while you are using it. The other advantage is that the gas can has been designed in such a way that increases its stability. So, even when it is not completely full, you don’t have to worry about it tipping over.

Durability and Secureness
Although it may not seem like it, this gas can is actually quite durable and you can expect it to last quite a while, even when used on a regular basis. This is because it is made from 6-ply, HDPE Nano plastic. Now, in addition to being rather tough, this material lends another quality to the can – it creates a barrier through which fumes can’t escape. Therefore, there is no chance of the trunk of your car smelling like fuel. It is also this material that ensures that there will be no spills or leaks occurring as well.

Pros
  • Doesn’t spill or leak
  • Easy to use
  • Durable construction
  • Compact
Cons
  • Doesn’t hold a lot of gas

7. RotopaX Gas Can

Why we like it: The RotopaX Gas Can is incredibly safe to use as it adheres to a number of different governmental regulations.

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Capacity and Dimensions
This gas can is able to hold up to 1.75 gallons which makes it a good choice for many emergency situations. While it does have a slightly odd design, its dimensions do measure as 13.5 x 15 x 3.5 inches which means that it will easily fit in various trunk spaces, making it ideal for emergency uses.

Usability
Due to the design of this gas can, you will actually find that it is rather simple for you to use. The gas is evenly distributed throughout the can so even when it is full, it isn’t too heavy for you to carry. What’s more, you can balance it rather easily, allowing you to fill up your car tank without too much hassle.

The only real point of contention with this gas can is the spout accompanying it. This can be rather tricky to work with and you have to use it carefully so that you don’t spill the gas everywhere. In most instances, it is simply more helpful to get a better quality spout to work with this gas can.

Durability and Secureness
Where this gas can does shine is in terms of durability and construction. For one thing, it boasts a three-layer Roto molding which means that the can essentially acts as a specially formulated barrier. This results in a gas can with very low permeability. So, when the gas can is closed up nice and tight, you don’t have to be concerned with vapors coming through or even any issues with leaks or spills. This gas can is that well-constructed. It is perhaps this level of design and construction that has led to the high price of this gas can. While it is certainly worth its cost, it can still be a daunting issue to contend with.

Pros
  • Durable
  • Decent capacity
  • Leak and spill-proof
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Spout doesn’t work too well

8. Wavian USA Jerry Fuel Can

Why we like it: The Wavian USA Jerry Fuel Can offers up a familiar design to reliably store your fuel in for short periods of time.

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Capacity and Dimensions
This particular jerry can is able to hold a little more than 5 gallons of fuel, which makes it ideal if you want a larger can for emergency purposes. The dimensions of this can stand at around 19 x 14 x 6.5 inches. Now, these dimensions may make it a bit tricky for you to fit the can into the trunks of smaller cars but you shouldn’t have an issue if you own a truck.

Usability
Now, defining the usability of this fuel can is a bit tricky. This is because while there are some aspects of it that make it rather simple to use, there are others still that make it less so. To start with, let’s discuss some of the positive features of this fuel can. Here, the bayonet-style quick release nozzle means that it should be relatively easy to fill up a number of different vehicles. Also, since the spout is on the smaller side, it is compatible with various makes and models. Last but not least, the internal breather pipe does reduce the risk of splashing quite a bit.

However, the main issue with this spout is that its design increases the risk of leaking gas everywhere, while you are using the can. In this sense, it can get rather messy, if you aren’t incredibly careful of how you are holding and using the can.

Durability and Secureness
As far as durability goes, this gas can is actually rather tough. This is because it is made from high-grade steel which means that you can use it in the worst conditions and still not worry about putting any kind of dent in it. Since it is fully paint coated on the inside and the outside, there is also no chance of it rusting either. So, as you can see, it will last you quite a while.

Pros
  • Incredibly durable
  • Can hold a lot of gas
  • Easy to work in some aspects
Cons
  • Spout is poorly designed
  • May not be suitable for smaller cars

9. Midwest Can Gas Can

Why we like it: The Midwest Can Gas Can has a good capacity and is also simple to handle and store, making it excellent for all situations.

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Capacity and Dimensions
Each of these gas cans is capable of holding up to 5 gallons of gas. The dimensions of the can measure as 24 x 21 x 10 inches which means that it can be a bit bulky for smaller cars. At the same time, these are ideal if you want to store them in a garage or a larger area.

Usability
This can, for the most part, boasts a rather user-friendly design. For starters, there are two handles – one on the top and the side – make this a very easy can to handle. This is regardless of whether you are simply carrying it from one place to another or are holding it to pour the gas. The can has also been designed with a wider base to have a lower center of gravity. As such, you will find that it will not tip over too easily.

While the can itself is beyond reproach, there are some issues with the nozzle. For one thing, trying to keep the spout open and hold the can up at the same time can be rather tricky. You also have to be careful when pouring so that the spout doesn’t leak. Apart from this, however, the can works well for gas storage.

Durability and Secureness
While the can is made from plastic, it is made from high-quality HDPE plastic which means that it is actually quite strong. So, even using the can day in and day out, you can be quite certain that it will remain in good condition. As far as the secureness goes, the can itself is very solidly built and thus, you don’t have to worry about any spills here. However, if the spout isn’t used properly, it may leak. What is truly great about this can, however, is that it has been designed to seal itself off, should it tip over.

Pros
  • Durable
  • Good capacity
  • Seals well
  • Easy to handle and use
Cons
  • A bit bulky
  • Spout has some design flaws

10. Scepter DuraMax Flo n’ Go Rolling Gas Can

Why we like it: The Scepter DuraMax Flo n’ Go is excellent for when you need a large amount of gas and require an easily portable gas can.

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Capacity and Dimensions
If you want to be able to store quite a large amount of gas, then this rolling gas can is for you. This is because it can hold up to 14 gallons of gas at one time! Of course, this means that the dimensions of the gas can are around 16 x 13 x 34 inches. This makes it too big to place in most cars unless you have a trunk or a similarly large vehicle.

Usability
There is very little hassle involved in using this gas can. For one thing, it is easily portable since it has wheels. So, even when the can is completely full it is a breeze to take from one place to another. When you need to pump the fuel into your vehicle, this process is also incredibly simple. Due to the ‘Flo n’ Go’ mechanism, the fuel can flow with just a press of the pump.

What’s more, the dual mechanical shutoff valves present in both the tank and the hose means that the tank’s connection is spill-proof – there is no chance of a mess at all! One of the downsides with this gas can, however, is that it can be rather tough to empty. This is because it has to be on a higher level than the tank that you are trying to fill up. So, you often have to hold it up higher since there is no feature that lets you hang it up anywhere.

Durability and Secureness
This gas can is made from high-density polyethylene which makes it both dent-proof and resistant to corrosion. Thanks to these features, you can be quite certain that you have a long-lasting gas can on your hands. The high-quality design is also what ensures that this gas can remains airtight at all times, preventing any spills or leaks.

Pros
  • Incredible capacity
  • Easy to move around
  • Easy to use
  • Highly durable
Cons
  • Very large
  • Can be difficult to empty

Guide to Buying the Best Gas Can

Now, let’s take a look at the features that you need to know about when choosing the best gas can for you and your car:

The Material

Now, the greatest debate here is between metal and plastic gas cans. You should know that each type has their own advantages and disadvantages.

For instance, plastic gas cans tend to be a bit cheaper than their metal counterparts which is why you may find more people buying them.

They also are a great deal lighter which makes them a lot easier to handle. Also, while they aren’t overly tough, they are still quite durable and can last you a while, if you treat them properly.

While gas cans make have a higher price tag, they make up for this by being incredibly durable. They are resistant to most solvents and corrosions, thus lasting you a long time.

You will, however, need quite a bit of upper body strength to lift and carry these gas cans, especially when they are full.

The Capacity and Size

As you will have noticed, most gas cans are able to hold between 1 and 15 gallons of gas. Now, the capacity that you decide will largely be determined by how you are using the cans.

For instance, if you want to keep a gas can in your car for emergency purposes, then it makes sense to have a small or medium-sized can so that it doesn’t take up too much space.

On the other hand, if you want to keep a gas can in your garage to fill up multiple vehicles, you will need one with a higher capacity.

Ease of Use

When trying to figure out whether a gas can will be easy to use or not, just take a look at the nozzle or the spout mechanisms.

Essentially, you will need to determine how easy it is to pour the gas out of the can. Now, each product boasts a different design so you will need to analyze it for yourself.

You should make sure that you can empty out the gas can with minimal fuss and effort and that there shouldn’t be any spills as you are doing so.

Now, one thing to look for when choosing gas cans is vents. While they aren’t completely necessary, they can make it easier to use the gas can.

This is because the vents can cut down on the time that it takes to fill up and empty the gas can.

Safety Features

As you can imagine, it can be rather dangerous to handle flammable liquids such as gas. This is why it is important to look for certain safety features.

To start with, you should be certain that the material that the gas cans are made from can hold the gas without combusting or melting in any way.

If you are really serious about being safe, you may want to look for a flame arrestor feature. This will ensure that no flame can get into the gas can, thus minimizing the danger.

These are all the details that you need to know when buying a gas can. Hopefully, the list of gas cans that we have provided you with also proves to be useful. Just remember to store your gas and the gas can in a proper manner to ensure the safety of all.