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The Exotac Waterproof Matchcap Case (matches not included) (Click for full size)

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The Exotac Waterproof Matchcap Case (Click for full size)

The Exotac MATCHCAP is an all-in-one waterproof match case and striker, suitable for use with both standard safety matches as well as strike-anywhere matches.

Despite only weighing a mere 26 g, the MATCHCAP is capable of holding all sizes of matches; from the standard kitchen strike-on-the-box safety match, to NATO lifeboat matches and even the extended length matches sold by REI. The dual-striker design means that you can use safety matches, strike-anywhere matches, or a combination of the two.


  • External abrasive striker on one end for strike-anywhere matches
  • Internal phosphorous striker on neck for standard safety matches
  • Holds matches up to 72 mm in length
  • Square threaded cap for maximum durability
  • Unique lanyard attachment allows for two 550 paracord loops
  • Waterproof to depths of up to 5 metres
  • Manufactured with o-rings to create a positive seal
  • Lightweight aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum construction, anodized and laser engraved for durability
  • Unique textured knurl for grip and use with strike-anywhere matches


  • Length: 80 mm
  • External diameter: 23 mm
  • Internal diameter: 15 mm throat tapers to 20 mm at base
  • Weight: 26 g


  • REI Storm-proof Matches: 12
  • NATO/Lifeboat Matches: 16
  • Kitchen Matches: 20


  • Exotac match case
  • Replacement O-rings
  • Replacement match strikers
  • Instruction Manual
  • Please note that matches are not included
RRP: £21.99

4 Reviews of: Exotac MATCHCAP
Average Customer Rating:

Value for money. This is a very sturdy piece of equipment. The beautifully designed matchcap is shipped with spare parts in packaging.
Exotac MATCHCAP reviewed by customer Swm Van Hooijdonk on 9th March, 2014
This keeps my matches dry and secure. The striker is rather small and easily damaged (although spares are included) so I cut one from a match box and include that inside.
Exotac MATCHCAP reviewed by customer Stuart Andrew Marshall on 17th September, 2013
I do like this matchcase, it does have a flaw though, and as pointed out before the safety striker is bobbin's, you will like me replace it with a better one. It is otherwise a great item, lite, tough, and holds what it says match wise, which is enough for me. I also like the cap, this can be take a lanyard, so it will remain attached to you if you take a spill. I would recommend it, though beware the striker on the top!
Exotac MATCHCAP reviewed by customer Andrew John Noble on 28th September, 2011
I'm disappointed. I got this because I needed a waterproof container for matches and didn't have one to compare against. You can't fit more than 14-16 waterproof matches in here. If you go for the phosphorous ones then the striker is very poor and after 4 strikes I had to replace it with one of the spares supplied. The phosphorous is only accessesible when the top is off the container so the other matches can get wet and drop out easily - a poor design. My advice is to try and get a strike anywhere survival match so you don't rely on the poor inside striker.
Exotac MATCHCAP reviewed by customer Richard Mark Ashton on 18th July, 2011
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