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About our MATCHCAP


The MATCHCAP™ is a nearly indestructible waterproof match case for storing matches and other fire starting material.  By integrating the red-phosphorus striker into the threaded area of the capsule, we created an innovative solution for having to pack separate match strikers.  To ensure our match case was going to be the best out there, we added a concealed o-ring, durable square threads, a bottom strike-anywhere striker, and a high-end aesthetic to bring it all together.


The MATCHCAP™ can carry all sizes of matches from the standard kitchen strike-on-the-box to NATO lifeboat matches and even the extended length stormproof matches.  With the dual-striker design you can use safety matches, strike-anywhere matches, or a combination of two.  An O-ring keeps both the matches and the red phosphorus (strike-on-the-box) striker dry.


The inside of the MATCHCAP is larger at the bottom.  Place the majority of your matches tip down with a few tip-up for maximum capacity. When using the phosphorus striker on the top of the MATCHCAP™ it is advisable to strike from the top (opening) towards the O-ring. This will prevent any stray sparks from entering the inside of the MATCHCAP™. Carry a variety of matches (stormproof, kitchen, strike-anywhere) as each one has a distinct advantage. 


  • Waterproof, safe and redundant match striker design
  • Replaceable striking pads
  • Works with both safety and strike anywhere matches
  • Holds matches up to 72mm in length
  • Square threaded cap for maximum durability
  • Unique lanyard attachment allows for two 550 paracord loops
  • Waterproof to depths >5 meters
  • Lightweight aircraft grade 6061 aluminum construction Anodized and laser engraved for durability
  • Unique knurl for grip and use with strike anywhere matches
  • Made in the USA



  • Extra O-rings
  • Extra match strikers

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Product Reviews

  1. Quality. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Oct 2018

    Not only is this a well designed product it also can function more than just a match holder . There’s lots of room for matches and small tinder or a small fishing gear setup. Will definitely be getting a few more of these guys .

  2. One of the two best match safes available 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Aug 2018

    This, and it's bigger brother are the two best match safes I've ever used. They are waterproof and crush proof and will keep your matches safe and dry. There is a striker on the bottom and along the side covered by the cap. They hold a fair amount of matches and have replaced previous match safes made of plastic or flimsy aluminum.

  3. Great product 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Mar 2014

    This is my third matchcap, and second one in the smaller size. I love the product and even though it is expensive, i felt that it was made without compromise on price, which is how i like to buy my equipment. I would have given 5 stars but the round striker surface at the bottom comes off and i always have to glue it on with proper glue. Otherwise it is perfect.

  4. Excellent product 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jan 2014

    Had the chance to utilize my MatchCap this weekend while camping. It worked almost ideally - had trouble getting a couple of storm proof matches (new) to strike on the small internal striker. Also, the circular striker at the end came unglued (minor issue). Other than that, I give it high ratings.

  5. Top Notch 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jan 2014

    The quality of this product is impecable

  6. Quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Dec 2013

    Craftsmanship outstanding....

  7. Very useful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jul 2013

    Pleasant and qualified service. The item was used for several months, so it is very convenient accessory. A lot of thanks;)

  8. Lifetime match case 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Dec 2012

    I purchased the exotac Match cap to replace one and give as a gift. this should last a lifetime and the quality is A+. If you figure out how long it will last, the cost is probably 50 cents a year. Biggest problem will be my buddies coveting the thing and it growing legs.

  9. EXCELLENT QUALITY 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Dec 2012


  10. Hard Core 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Oct 2012

    No other match case comes close. When "spit hits the spam" and you need to bug out and take only what really matters, this will be the first thing you pack.

  11. Awesome container, 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Aug 2012

    Saw the pictures on the website, but they don't do this little gem justice! I have several other kinds of containers for my matches, but this one is head and shoulders better constructed than all the rest. I recommend this for anyone who takes their fire starting backup serious.

  12. Not a bad idea... 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Jul 2012

    I liked the Matchcap, I don't use it for the matches but it works well and keeps things dry.


  13. No nonsense waterproof match case 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Nov 2011

    This review is from 8/20/2011 imported from our old website:

    Exactly what I was looking for. This is a no nonsense waterproof match case that you can bet your life on. It is a quality piece of equipment, that should be a part of your camping/survival kit

  14. Must have for survival pack 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Nov 2011

    This review is from 2/22/2011 imported from our old website:

    I recieved my Matchcap awhile back and i thought it was great so i bought 1 more.im gonna put one in my B.O.B Pack and one with lanyard around my neck.This is a must have to any survival pack or kit! Thanks Exotac! HoooAAhh!

  15. Very well built 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Nov 2011

    This review is from 11/12/2010 imported from our old website:

    I just recieved my MatchCap today in the mail. It is very well built and the fit and finish are very nice. The annodizing is dark and even and there are no visible machine marks. The box states it's capacity at 20 kitchen matches or 16 NATO matches. I used the REI matches in mine and was able to fit just 11 matches. I got 12 in at one point but then couldn't get them back out. That was placing most of the matches upside down with 2 or 3 right side up, just as the instructions indicate. All in all it is very nice, well made and will do it's job. Properly cared for it should provide many years of service. If I could change something, it would be to add maybe another 1/8" to the diameter so a couple more matches could be stored inside

  16. Great Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Nov 2011

    This review is from 9/5/2010 imported from our old website:

    I found these guys by accident, while looking for a match safe to store my cigar matches. I am currently deployed to Afghanistan and needed something to keep my matches dry and unbroken. All I can say about EXOTAC and their MATCHCAP, is what a great product. I have since placed an order for two more MATCHCAPs (some of us don't have the luxury of internet), and a LIFECAP that is being fabricated into a travel humidor/cigar case. I know that this was not the target audience (cigar enthusiast), but it just goes to show how versatile their products can be. Their customer service and products are outstanding. Thanks again to EXOTAC from all of us in the military that appreciate a great product at a great price.

  17. THE best match-case EVER! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Nov 2011

    This review is from 8/5/2010 imported from our old website:

    THE best match-case EVER! My wife and I used this along with the nanoSTRIKER while backpacking on our honeymoon in Olympic National Park. We all know how rainy and sloppy wet the Olympic peninsula is! We had no problems with moisture or even rain getting inside to ruin my REI storm proof matches. Way to go EXOTAC!

Other Details

Match Capacity:
Kitchen Matches:
10-20 per pad

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