The 8 Best Gas Cans 2020

e’ve all done it, so it’s OK to admit that you ran out of gas and got stranded. Going forward, make sure you have one of these fuel cans on board, which will save you time, energy and embarrassment. They’re also perfect as containers for filling up lawnmowers and other garden equipment, though owners should follow all directions carefully to ensure safe use

1. DuraMax Flo n’ Go

The beefy capacity of the DuraMax Flo n’ Go (appx. $110) means that isn’t for everyone, but if you have a lot of thirsty machines, then the size may be a plus. It is gravity fed, though, so you may need to manhandle it into a suitable position for filling.

  • Holds 14 gallons
  • Maxflo siphon pump
  • Tough to empty completely

2. Midwest Model 5600

For a cheap, but decent quality, storage solution, consider the Midwest Model 5600 (around $23). It has a capacity of 5 gallons, which equates to about 20 liters, and meets all EPA portable container requirements for your safety and peace of mind.

  • Rear handle for easy pouring
  • Won’t rust or dent
  • Lightweight but relatively durable

3. Rotopax RX

The Rotopax RX (around $70) holds 2 gallons of fuel in a compact, roto-molded container that can hang easily on the wall of your garage or sit in the back of your truck. Its low-profile design makes it an ideal backup option to keep on hand for emergencies.

  • Good for atvs and motorcycles
  • Mounting bracket sold separately
  • Expensive for the size

4. Wavian USA NATO

The military-grade Wavian USA NATO (around $79) is the perfect addition to your off-road jeep or truck. It’s one of the only authentic EPA-approved jerrycans on the market, and is lined with fuel-resistant Rezol enamel to prevent it rusting.

  • Welded seams for strength
  • Powder-coated exterior
  • Can leak through seals

5. Justrite AccuFlow Type II

The galvanized-steel Justrite AccuFlow Type II (appx. $65) is suitable for long-term storage of gasoline or other corrosive and potentially hazardous liquids, such as kerosene and diesel. A large ID space allows you to write the can’s contents to avoid misuse.

  • Self-closing lid controls vapors
  • Convenient carrying handle
  • Big nozzle doesn’t fit all cars

6. SureCan 5 Gallon

The SureCan 5 Gallon (about $38) dispenses liquids from the bottom, eliminating the need for heavy lifting and tipping to pour out its contents, while a built-in thumb trigger controls the flow. And because it’s self-ventilating, there’s less for you to worry about.

  • Safe childproof design
  • Long rotating nozzle
  • Clear and helpful instructions

7. Eagle Type I Red

The Eagle Type I Red (appx. $35) comes with an attached funnel for fast and precise dispensing of its contents. Its pour spout, which includes a flame-arresting screen for safety, is made of solid brass, while the rest of it is made from heavy gauge steel.

  • Manufactured in the usa
  • Spring-loaded lid
  • Meets nfpa code 30 standards

8. No-Spill 1405 Poly

This CARB and EPA-compliant No-Spill 1405 Poly (around $20) has an integrated stainless steel mesh screen that helps prevent loose debris from getting into your fuel system, while its 7/8-inch funnel spout makes it particularly suited to filling small equipment, such as leaf blowers.

  • Push-button flow control
  • Comes in several sizes
  • Good value for price