Do Smell Proof Bags Work?

How do Smell Proof Bags Work?

To understand if smell proof bags work, you first need to understand how smell proof bags work. There are different methods to lock in smell within a bag or pouch that is odor proof. A common misconception is that you need an airtight herb jar, mason jar or container in order to seal in smelly scents. However, in 2020, this couldn't be further than the truth.

There isn't a more effective method to lock in all stinky odors than using activated carbon technology which doesn't have to rely on sealing in air. Instead, the activated charcoal absorbs all the smells.

Formline Supply uses only the highest quality activated carbon lining which contains millions (YES MILLIONS!) of micro pockets. These micro pockets work like an odor absorbing sponge which traps in any sort of scent before it can escape the bag, case or backpack. This, in conjunction with a water resistant, ultra durable outer protective layer keeps your contents discreet and your house, car, and office smelling fresh.

Unlike generic brands and bags provided by the competition, Formline Odor Control Bags have a patent pending design that provide 2 times the amount of activated carbon lining per square inch.

To learn a little more about the best smell proof bags on the market, you can have a look at this video for the Elite Series 9x7 inch Smell Proof Bag.

What Exactly is a Smell Proof Bag?

A smell proof bag is a container designed to suppress or eliminate the odor within. It is typically the most effective means of locking in the smell of various smoking accessories such as vaporizers, papers, glass and more.

Why do I need Odor Proof Storage Containers?

Smell is such a fascinating thing! Our brain adapts to smells that we consider nonthreatening which is why we get used to the smells within our home, room or car.

The problem is, when someone walks into an environmental smell that you are already used to, the foul smell can hit them pretty hard. This means your friends, customers, husbands, wives, kids or dogs will likely be offended by the scent. STOP OFFENDING PEOPLE and get yourself a smell proof bag today!

Why can't I just use a plastic sandwich bag with zipper?

Ordinary sandwich style bags are not designed to be smell proof. Ziploc, Glad and other plastic zip bags are excellent products for their intended use which is to temporarily store snacks or food. However, instead of having mirco-pockets that absorb scents like a Formline Smell Proof Bag, sandwich bags have microscopic pores which allow the smell to escape over time.

Will a Scent Proof Bag or Case work in my Car?

Absolutely! Smell Proof Products are great for travel and are great for the use in the car. If you carpool, or are a ride share, Uber, or Lyft user then a Formline Supply solution is a must have! A 7"x6" inch bag is perfect because Cars are such a confined space and they can start to hold some unwanted smells pretty quickly and easily.

How Long Does a Smell Proof Bag Last?

The great part about a bag with activated carbon lining is the ability for it to be recharged. To recharge or reactivate your carbon lined bag, simply place in the dryer or use the heat from a hair dryer for 10 minutes to open the pores and release the skunk like scent from within.  

The amount of times in between charges all depends on how the product within it is stored. It is best practice for maximum scent suppression to place a ziploc baggie, mylar bag, an airtight glass container or an aluminum container inside your Carbon Lined bag to keep the interior clean. This will increase the amount of times between having to recharge the smell proof bag. Placing the contents inside is ok too, but not recommended as it will simply increase the number of times you will need to perform re-activation.

Another great way to increase the time between carbon recharging is to use a Formline Bag with the Double Wall Carbon lining. With double the amount of scent suppression, the carbon lining has more available pores available to absorb smelly products, herbs, spices, pipes and more.


Why do I need a built in Combination Lock?

There are many companies that offer a separate lock with their odor proof bag or case, but cutting corners like this is really a disservice.  With a Formline Smell Proof Case with Combination Lock, we use only the finest material, and all our locking products have the combo lock built right in. If you don't have a built in combination lock you risk losing the lock and the ability to protect you family, friends, pets and loved ones from accidental ingestion. 

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Smell Proof Bag Reviews

There are a number of places you can find valid reviews for Odor Proof Bags. You can find over 1300+ Verified 5 Star reviews for Formline Products on the Formline Smell Proof Bags Amazon Page.

Where Can I Buy a Smell Proof Bag Near Me?

With an increase in demand in the last few years, Smell Proof Bags and Odor Proof Containers are available just about anywhere. Online they can be found on Amazon, Walmart, Etsy, Ebay and many other retail channels like If you are looking for a bag locally then they can be found at a local smoke shop or even a dispensary.

If you are looking to purchase smell proof bags wholesale or in bulk for your retail chain, small business or E-commerce site, you can easily apply here on the website. These sorts of products make a great compliment to your current line of accessories at your store. 


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Are There Alternatives to a Smell Proof Bag?

There are a number of storage solutions and various methods in which you can contain smelly scents. A Smell Proof Bag from Formline is absolutely the best way to go, but we have compiled a list of various sorts of products and the pros and cons of each of these methods which are highlighted in the table below.

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Type Smell Proof Ability Important Notes Best Use
Activated Carbon Lined Bag  High  Highly effective and versatile technology that eliminates smell. Great for everyday use. Needs to be "recharged" every 9-14 months. Typically used for fabric type bags which can include cases, pouches, purses, cross body fanny packs and backpacks   Use in conjunction with Mylar (Best), storage sacks or Ziploc Bag for maximum scent suppression and to keep the interior clean.
Mylar Bag  Medium - High  Smell typically comes from the outside being contaminated or the pouch being zipped rather than heat sealed.  For long term storage or for best odor locking ability, heat seal with Impulse sealer. 
Airtight Hard Case  Medium - High  Air tight safes are great for protecting products. Works by locking air within. Smell can permeate, through the closure over time.   Should be used with mylar bag or ball type jar to reduce odor 
 Ziploc Baggie  Low May work for a short period of time but smell will permeate through the bag pretty quickly. Works best for food and sandwich storage.  Use within an activated carbon lined bag or airtight case to keep interior of the bag clean. 
 Dime bag Low  The dime bag is a slang term for a small plastic baggie with a zipper top that references a unit of measurement. Similar to a sandwich bag it will permeate smell almost immediately.   Use within a Formline bag for best results.