Updated August 20, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Document Tubes

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in October of 2015. Protect blueprints, posters, artwork, and other delicate papers with one of these durable document tubes. Offering protection from the elements, damage, and sunlight, they make it much easier to transport and store just about anything that can roll up. We've selected plain, utilitarian models as well as some jazzier choices, so there is one for every kind of style, need and preference. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best document tube on Amazon.

10. Maped Helix Large

9. Nozlen Telescoping

7. Magnoli Clothiers National Treasure

6. Softer Expandable

5. Transon Poster

4. Duck Brand Twist-N-Pull

3. Earth Hugger Kraft

2. Alvin Ice Tube

1. Juvale Hard Plastic

Special Honors

Tranzporter Poster Tube If you have some serious, heavy documents to move, look no further than the Tranzporter Poster Tube. Instead of plastic, they’re made from heavy-duty Cordura nylon that is water resistant, and each can be paired with the company’s patented wheel system. tranzporter.com

Walnut Blueprint Tube You’d have to look high and low to find an option that’s more sophisticated than this Walnut Blueprint Tube. The handcrafted, all-leather construction is eye-catching, to say the least, and it can even be monogrammed, either for yourself or as a gift. walnutstudiolo.com

Alumicolor Aluminum Frank Lloyd Wright Designers, artists, architects, and more will appreciate this Alumicolor Aluminum Frank Lloyd Wright, which boasts an engraved band of the famed architect’s Lake Geneva Tulip design. This model is simple but sturdy and should last for the long haul. alumicolor.com

Editor's Notes

August 16, 2019:

At this time, it has become difficult to find several models from Nozlen, so we have opted to remove all but the Nozlen Telescoping. It is relatively robust, but it has a very slight lip that requires caution when you’re removing documents. As for top choices, we still like the Alvin Ice Tube and Juvale Hard Plastic. These aren’t necessarily stylish or fashionable, but they’re robust enough to stand up to most daily use. For those who are concerned about looks, we added the Magnoli Clothiers National Treasure, a handsome leather choice that would pair well with a vintage briefcase. We also selected the charming Gift Cookie Silver Holder. It's not made to hold a poster or blueprint; instead, it’s designed to keep important certificates safe in a decorative manner. You might consider it as a personalized wedding or baby shower gift.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on August 20, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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