ROLOWAY Large (17 x 12 x 5.8 inches) Fireproof Bag, XL Fireproof Document Bags with Bonus Bag, Fireproof Safe and Water Resistant Bag for Money, Legal Documents, Files, Valuables
This currently has over a 150 reviews and a 5 star rating on Amazon.
Fireproof Document Bag Fireproof Safe Bags 1832℉ Large Fireproof & Water Resistant Money Bags, Fireproof Waterproof Folder Safe Bag with Reflective Strip for Important Documents, iPad, Money, Jewelry
This one appears to be going by a new name, has 15 reviews and 4.5 stars.
Checking the reviews, and the company ratings, the companies have reputable ratings, and the reviews when tested come back with minimal deception or padded/automated reviews. So for the most part people are happy with the price, and the bag they receive. Either doing minor testing to the bag (hitting it with a lighter or propane torch on one section), or no testing, and just trusting in the claims that the bag will do what it says it will. “Protect their valuables in a fire.”
However, I searched Youtube for people who actually put these bags to a true test. And the result… speaks for itself.
Bottom line these bags are (going by the videos) NOT Fireproof.
The typical house fire burns around 1100 degrees (According to reference.com. Well under the advertised limits of these bags) and the average house fire can take as little as 5 to 7 hours to more than 20 hours (according to answermefast.com) to bring under control.
As you see in the videos, both of these bags failed in well under 5 minutes in an actual fire situation. Within 5 minutes of being engulfed in flames (and really it looks closer to 2 minutes) the bags begin failing and opening up. Most notably at the seams that hold the bag together.
So based on the above these bags and similar bags are NOT fireproof. However, used in conjunction with an actual fireproof safe, when you can get these for $20 or less a bag, they could be worth it as additional protection.
I would put sensitive documents such as marriage license or birth certificates etc, in one of these bags. Put that in another such bag (so double bag the documents) and THEN put that in a Fireproof/Waterproof Safe.
Now you have something that may hold out long enough for the Fire Department to put Out the fire.
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p.s. Here are people testing Fireproof Safes, and as you can see they fare much better than the bags. 🙂