10 Best Weatherproof Padlocks Keyed and Combination of 2020

by Matthew Wilson

Last updated on February 12th, 2020

Last updated on February 12th, 2020

Do you have to change your outdoor locks continuously? Has the weather destroyed the typical padlocks that you have used? In this article, we are going to show you how to find the best weather resistant padlock for your outdoor storage needs. We have analyzed 10 padlocks to discover their pros, cons and major features.

Our personal experiences with these locks have enabled us to provide recommendations for the best high-end outdoor security padlocks, whether you need a temporary one for camping or a long-term storage shed lock. Keep reading to discover which padlock will suit your needs the best.

Our Top Recommended Weatherproof Padlocks

Weatherproof Padlock - 4 Digit Combination

Padlock - 4 Digit Combination Lock for Gym, Sports, School & Employee Locker, Outdoor, Fence, Hasp and Storage - All Weather Metal & Steel - Easy to Set Your Own Keyless Resettable Combo - Black
  • Our Rating
  • Lock offers 10,000 unique combinations which discourages the thief to crack the code.

    Size: 3.25 1.7 x 0.7 (in). Weight- 5oz.

    Your purchase is protected by our 30 Day Money Back Guarantee & Manufacturer Warranty.

Disecu 4 Digit Combination Lock

Disecu 4 Digit Combination Lock 2.5 Inch Long Shackle and Outdoor Waterproof Resettable Padlock for Gym Locker, Hasp Cabinet, Gate, Fence, Toolbox (Black,Pack of 2)
  • Our Rating
  • Material - Plated Steel and Zinc Alloy

    Dimensions: 4.55*1.71*0.87 in

    lock offers 10,000 combo codes

ABUS All Weather Solid Brass Padlock

ABUS 70/45 All Weather Solid Brass Blue Padlock Keyed Different - Stainessless Steel Shackle
  • Our Rating
  • Body made of solid brass with covered stainless steel shackle, offers extreme corrosion resistance

    Keyed different, paracentric keyway for added protection against manipulation

    Sealed lock body with cylinder cover and drainage channels, protects the locking mechanism against water and dirt

10 Best Weather-Resistant Padlocks for Outdoor Use:

 

Padlock - 4 Digit Combination Lock for Gym, Sports, School & Employee Locker, Outdoor, Fence, Hasp and Storage - All Weather Metal & Steel - Easy to Set Your Own Keyless Resettable Combo - Black

Do you need a versatile lock that does not require a key? If you are looking for the best weatherproof combination padlock, this one is our favorite because of the size, extra security measures, ease of use and wide range of colors. The fact that it can easily be used for both your gym lockers and your outdoor fences also makes it one of our favorite padlocks.

What Consumers Are Saying

Consumers like the small weight of the padlock. Although they report that the padlock is sturdy and durable, some customers do not the appearance of the padlock, as they believe it looks cheaply made, regardless of the actual durability of the product.

Pros/Cons

  • Handles even severe weather, such as ice and snow
  • Can be used for gyms, outdoor fences, storage facilities
  • Has more than 10,000 possible combinations, which makes it harder for thieves to guess the combination
  • On some occasions, the lock was not able to withstand the corrosive effects of sand. If you live in a desert or other dry area, it may not be as suitable for your needs.

 

Disecu 4 Digit Combination Lock 2.5 Inch Long Shackle and Outdoor Waterproof Resettable Padlock for Gym Locker, Hasp Cabinet, Gate, Fence, Toolbox (Black,Pack of 2)

This padlock set includes two locks and is a great choice for a rustproof padlock if you need to protect items in multiple locations. Keyless entry, increased security measures and the ability to use the lock both indoors and outdoors make this padlock set one we recommend.

What Consumers Are Saying

Consumers praise this padlock set for having two rustproof padlocks. Consumers are pleased with the ability of the locks to withstand both water and cutting attempts from thieves.

Pros/Cons

  • Suitable for a variety of storage needs, including luggage, fences, toolboxes, and gym lockers.
  • Compact size, yet large enough to fit most storage needs.
  • Complicated set-up process
  • Requires a password and cannot be unlocked if you do not remember the password.

 

ABUS 70/45 All Weather Solid Brass Blue Padlock Keyed Different - Stainessless Steel Shackle

When looking at combination padlocks for outdoor use, this padlock definitely became one of our favorites due to the amount of protection it offers against debris and water. In addition to protection against the elements, this padlock features a paracentric keyway to boost security against tampering.

What Consumers Are Saying

Consumers lover the high quality brass that the lock is made out of, since many of the high quality security padlocks in Europe are commonly made from brass. Consumers also praise the lock’s ability to withstand even the hottest and most humid conditions.

Pros/Cons

  • Paracentric keyway decreases chances a thief can “pick” the lock
  • Vinyl cover protects against scratches
  • Protects against any type of weather
  • Cannot withstand salt water, due to the high concentration of corrosive salt
  • Requires the key that it comes with and extra keys cannot be made by anyone but the manufacturer

 

Master Lock 40DPF Stainless Steel Discus Padlock, 1 Pack

Finding the right outdoor padlocks for gates can be difficult because many padlocks do not come in the right design shape. Other padlocks are simply not attractive enough to be on the gate. This padlock is both stylish in design and practical for protecting your items.

What Consumers Are Saying

Consumers love the ability to put this lock on a gate and not detract from the overall look of their property. They also praise the ability to make multiple keys from the lock.

Pros/Cons

  • Dual locking lever and four pin cylinder decreases thieves’ ability to pick the lock
  • Resistant to bolt cutters
  • Not a diverse lock and can only be used for locking gates
  • Ease of copying the keys makes for a less secure lock

 

Brinks 673-70001 Commercial Discus Lock with Stainless Steel Shackle

Both durability and a wide range of uses make this lock a good quality combination padlock. We also love the unique look of the lock, which is improved with black rubber that offers both elegance and protection against scratches.

What Consumers Are Saying

Consumers praise this lock for its unique look and ability to protect most storage structures. But some consumers noted that the lock is not quite large enough to use for a gate.

Pros/Cons

  • Works well with tool boxes, lockers, moving containers and outdoor storage facilities
  • Protects against rain and snow
  • Too small to work well with very large structures, including u-hauls and gates
  • Requires time to lubricate before the key will work with the lock

Master Lock M175XDLF Heavy Duty Outdoor Combination Lock, 1-1/2 in. Shackle, Brass Finish

We already knew that the “master lock” name was going to result in a premium-quality heavy-duty padlock, but this one exceeded our expectations. Not only does it offer heavy duty protection to weather from the outdoors, it can also be purchased for less than $22.

What Consumers Are Saying

The fact that this lock’s shackle is stronger than stainless steel due to its boron-carbide design makes consumers happy. Some consumers have reported that the digital code the package gives to set the device does not work.

Pros/Cons

  • Rubber flap protects the combination dial from exposure to the elements
  • Works for sheds, gates and other outdoor storage facilities
  • Combination easily viewed when shackle is unlocked, providing a significant security flaw
  • Intended only for outdoor use, not indoor lockers
  • Rubber cover not reliable with frequent use

 

Locker Lock - 4 Digit Combination Lock for School Gym Locker, Sports Locker, Fence, Toolbox, Case, Outdoor, Fence, Hasp and Storage

Many outdoor security padlocks demand a high cost, but this one can be purchased for less than $8.00. The lock also deserves praise for being easy to open while also offering sturdy construction and resistance to potential tampering from criminals.

What Consumers Are Saying

Customers are happy to report that lock does very well in the outdoors, remaining resistant to both extremely hot and extremely cold weather. Consumers also praise the high quality customer service by the manufacturer.

Pros/Cons

  • Can be used in a variety of settings, including cabinets, tool boxes, school lockers, outdoor sheds, fences and doors
  • Resettable combination lock
  • Easy set-up
  • No keys mean you have to remember the password
  • Occasionally stops accepting the combination

 

Master Lock 5422D Set Your Own Combination Portable Push Button Lock Box, 5 Key Capacity, Black

The large size of this key lock box definitely gives it a unique look. But the size of the lock is exactly what makes it perfect for tulip door knobs and ball biscuit door knobs.

What Consumers Are Saying

Construction includes both metal for durability and a vinyl coating to prevent damage and protect the buttons.

Pros/Cons

  • Easily mountable
  • Designed for a permanent spot
  • Usable for both indoor and outdoor
  • Can be difficult to insert the keys into the lock box once it is lying flat
  • Need a completely flat surface to mount the device

 

FortLocks Gym Locker Lock - 4 Digit, Heavy Duty, Hardened Stainless Steel, Weatherproof and Outdoor Combination Padlock - Easy to Read Numbers - Resettable and Cut Proof Combo Code - 1 Pack Orange

This brightly colored padlock sends a clear message to would-be thieves that their desire to break-in is going to be futile. When it comes to finding the best padlocks for winter, we were also very impressed with the resistance of this lock to both wetness and cold.

What Consumers Are Saying

Consumers love the versatility of this lock, and the ease with which they are able to use it. Consumers are a little concerned that the lock will only lock if the combination is set.

Pros/Cons

  • Large size makes it very easy to see from a distance
  • Resistant to weather, cutting and breaking
  • Can be used for both home and outdoor use, including lockers, sheds, garages and tool boxes
  • Some locks freeze up in extreme cold
  • Shackle diameter of 7mm will not fit some campers

ABUS 70/45 All Weather Solid Brass Padlock Keyed Different - Long Stainless Steel Shackle (2-1/2")

If you are looking for a rust resistant padlock, this German-engineered lock offers both a cover and a drainage channel to reduce the amount of rust and corrosion that is allowed to develop. The large shackle also makes the lock perfect for multiple storage applications.

What Consumers Are Saying

Consumers are happy to be able to buy this lock for under $20. They are also happy to report that its long shackle can make the lock easy to use with a variety of products, including bikes.

Pros/Cons

  • Vinyl cover makes it highly resistant to dirt and water
  • Excellent lock if you need to worry about corrosion as even the inside of the lock fights against corrosion.
  • Can freeze up on the inside
  • Only comes with two keys and is very difficult to have the keys made by other blacksmiths.

Factors to Consider When Buying Padlocks for Outdoor Use

When you are looking for the best combination padlock for outdoor use, you need to first consider the type of weather that the padlock must be able to resist. If you live in extremely dry temperatures, you do not need to worry about buying a freeze proof padlock.

best weatherproof padlocksLikewise, if you live somewhere that is extremely dry, you do not have to worry about buying a padlock that is durable against rain and snow.

The second consideration to keep in mind is how dirty the padlock is going to become over the course of its use. Mud, sand and grass can cause very different reactions and have to be taken into consideration just as much as the weather does.

Are you going to be taking the lock out into the marine weather? Salt can be very damaging to any lock, and you will need to buy the best padlock for outdoor use that you can afford.

Additionally, you need to decide if you want a weatherproof padlock that you can use for multiple uses. Do you want to be able to take the lock off your shed when you are done storing items in there and take it to the gym?

rust resistant padlockNot all locks that work for outdoors purposes, such as fences, will have the shackle size to work on inside storage containers.

Finally, do you want to have a key or do you want to have a combination lock? The most secure keys will be very difficult to replicate, so if you lose your key, you will not have anyway to open the lock other than having a professional locksmith cut the lock for you.

If you choose a combination lock, you will need to make sure that your memory will be able to handle remembering the same combination every day.

Summary

For overall combination locks, we recommend the Master Lock M175XDLF Heavy Duty Outdoor Combination Lock, 1-1/2 in. Shackle, Brass Finish.

This lock is highly resistant to both the weather and thieves. If you are looking for a lock that uses a key instead, we recommend the ABUS 70/45 All Weather Solid Brass Blue Padlock Keyed Different – Stainless Steel Shackle, which provides enhanced security and keys that can be copied by any competent locksmith.

But now that you have read this guide, you are more than prepared to make your own decisions! You now know exactly what makes the best padlock for outdoor use. Take this knowledge and find the best lock for your storage needs