Best outdoor storage bins

Carefully selected, these are the best outdoor storage bins.

Best outdoor storage bins: Rubbermaid - FG374801OLVSS Small Horizontal Resin Weather Resistant Outdoor Garden Storage Shed
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Looking for best the outdoor storage bins? Well, you've come to the right place. Putting our outdoor expertise to good use, we've picked out some of the best outdoor storage bins money can buy. Ideal for storing patio cushions, garden tools, or even pool inflatables, the outdoor storage bin is an essential in any contemporary outdoor space, whether that's a garden, decking area, or simply a patio. A quality outdoor storage bin should be spacious and relatively sturdy, and it helps if it looks good, too.

Now, the big question: where to start? With so many options out there to choose from, finding the right product for your needs can be a little daunting. But don't sweat it. Our selection comprises some trusty choices, ranging in affordability, style, and size. Whether you opt for a dinkier option in dark or a big boy in desert brown, these are sure to come in handy. And yes, we do have a personal favorite. A durable and strong product, the Leisurelife Deck Box (opens in new tab) is easy to set up and understated. To learn more about this and some other top options, read on.  

Staff pick

Leisurelife Deck Box

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Leisurelife Deck Box (opens in new tab)

Available in a selection of classic colorways

You can't go wrong with this beauty. 


  • Versatile
  • Waterproof
  • Weather-resistant
  • Easy installation
  • Simple design


  • Not the most high-tech

Sometimes a simple option is the best. And the Leisurelife Deck Box (opens in new tab) is no exception to the rule. Sizing in at a reasonable 47 x 24 x 24.4 inches, it is easy to assemble, with a set-up comprising just three steps. Plus, because it's waterproof, it is suitable for whatever the seasons might throw at it. Offering the user 120 gallons of space, it has plenty to play with. Oh, and with a wicker design, it looks pretty chic, too.

Value choice

Rubbermaid Outdoor Storage Box

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Rubbermaid Outdoor Storage Box (opens in new tab)

Small but mighty

Well protected, and it won't break the bank.


  • Durable
  • Little maintenance
  • Space-saving
  • Great for tools
  • Cheap


  • Relatively small

Okay, so you're on a budget but won't compromise on quality? Yep, we have just the thing. The Rubbermaid Outdoor Storage Box (opens in new tab) has double-wall construction, meaning it's extra protected. A stable and strong choice, it might not be the biggest at 17 x 18 x 23 inches, but it sure packs plenty of room for its size. Ideal for fitting into small spaces, it would serve you well as a storage spot for garden tools, outdoor cooking utensils, and wood chips. 

C'est chic

Suncast 73-Gallon Medium Deck Box

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Suncast 73-Gallon Medium Deck Box (opens in new tab)

Rich and stylish?

Yes please!


  • Easy assembly
  • Elegant design
  • Anti-rust and anti-dent
  • Compatible with padlocks
  • Functional


  • Only one color option

Let's face it: anything in mocha looks pretty chic, right? This Suncast 73-Gallon Medium Deck Box (opens in new tab), which is both low maintenance and super easy to set up, requires minimal cleaning and can manage testing weather conditions. Water-resistant with UV protection, it is a durable construction made to last. Measuring a solid 46 x 21.6 x 22.5 inches, it will look graceful alongside your plants, decking, or patio designs. Plus, it's exceptionally functional: the lid flips open on hinges for easy access to your items, and the rainwater flows off the box, preventing mildew and rust. 


Rubbermaid Outdoor Garden Storage Shed

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Rubbermaid Outdoor Garden Storage Shed (opens in new tab)

Moisture and sun damage are no match for this

Double-wall construction? Check. Weather-resistance? Check.


  • Dent- and rust-resistant
  • Quick assembly
  • Can be customized with shelving
  • Ergonomic
  • Versatile


  • Shelving not included

Now, this is what we call heavy-duty storage. The Rubbermaid Outdoor Garden Storage Shed (opens in new tab) provides impact-resistant flooring, double-wall construction for added strength and leak-, dent- and weather-resistance. In short: this can handle a lot of wear and tear. Plus, it is compatible with padlocks, so you can keep tools safe and sound. Oh, and we should also mention that it features space for shelving, so you can stack and store.

Premium pick

Lifetime Outdoor Storage Box

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Lifetime Outdoor Storage Box (opens in new tab)

Unrivalled storage, right this way

This is a worthy investment, to say the least.


  • Weather-resistant
  • Spring hinge
  • Strong
  • Easy assembly
  • Sealed


  • A little expensive

Won't settle for anything less than the best? Well, this one's a no-brainer then. With molded handles for easy movement, the Lifetime Outdoor Storage Box (opens in new tab) is finished with a weather- and water-resistant seal to keep the inside dry. Plus, it has UV-protected panels and a lid, which won't fade, crack or peel. Oh, and should you wish, a padlock can be attached to this model. Such is its strength that it can be used as a bench, too. Pretty handy, huh?

A roster of outdoor storage bins

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So, have you found your next outdoor storage bin? If you haven't quite made your mind up just yet, don't fret. We've summarised accordingly below.

Our personal chart-topper, the Leisurelife Deck Box (opens in new tab) is simple, well-sized, and waterproof. Ideal, right? If you can't part with too much but won't skimp on performance, try the Rubbermaid Outdoor Storage Box (opens in new tab). What about something stylish? Well, it has to be the Suncast 73-Gallon Medium Deck Box (opens in new tab). After something heavy-duty? Buy the Rubbermaid Outdoor Garden Storage Shed (opens in new tab). Finally, for a creme-of-the-crop choice, go for the Lifetime Outdoor Storage Box (opens in new tab).

Why trust us?

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Joseph Bobowicz
Freelance Contributor

Working across digital and print publications, Joseph Bobowicz is a London-born writer obsessed with books, culture, and all things new. When he's not writing about fashion for i-D and the Independent, he's out sourcing the best homewares to incorporate into any humble abode, fixer-upper, or first-time buy alike.