Going camping? RV’ing? Boating? Waterproof matches are an essential part of any outdoor kit.
As the name implies, they can be struck even when wet—great if you are caught in the rain.
For the best small waterproof matches, we pick Coghlan’s 940BP waterproof matches. By small, we mean regular match size—some waterproof matches are bigger. The advantage: longer matches burn longer.
On the other hand, small waterproof matches are easier to carry in a backpack . . . or pocket.
Here’s more on why we liked these matches:
What We Liked
• Pocket-sized packs = easy to take on trips.
• Thick wood.
• Only light if struck on box striker.
• Larger number of matches per box.
What Needs Work
• Box isn’t waterproof. That’s a problem if the striker gets wet . . . and falls off the box. Which can happen.
• Short head means match will go out if the wood below is wet.
• Burn too quickly for some folks.