The Bare Boxer has been keeping bears away from your food since 2008!
Weighing only 1.6 pounds, the Bare Boxer is THE lightest APPROVED bear canister in the market for its volume! Its compact design can slip easily into your backpack for use in National parks & forests with canister regulations.
Compact & light design makes the Bare Boxer the ideal companion for shorter hiking and backpacking trips!
Easy for you to open and impossible for the bear. Simply use almost any key*, knife, or a multi-tool like a Swiss army knife to open the 3 locks.
*key not included
Bare Boxer Specifications:
- Weight: 1.6 lbs.
- Diameter: 7.4 in.
- Length: 8.0 in.
- Volume: 275 cu. in.
🇺🇸 Veteran Owned CA Corporation 🇺🇸 All items are shipped from our California warehouse!
Great Compact Box
Easy to get in and out of Mariposa lightweight pack. Easily fit 4 freeze dried meals, oatmeal, bars, beef jerky and some toiletries. Ideal weekender.
It works for me. Enough space for 3 days of food & some storage space. Love that it’s so small.
First use impressions
The unit I purchased weighs 729gm or 1 Lb, 9 3/4 Oz The canister fit horizontally with plenty of room to spare on either side of an older 58L Osprey Exos pack. I took the canister along for a two night solo trip in warm, dry weather. Food security was important as the first night’s campsite lacked Bear boxes in an area of high Bear activity and the second night’s campsite had Bear boxes but not all were functioning properly. Prior to departing for my trip, I did not have time to repackage freeze dried food from the manufacturer packaging to smaller Ziploc bags. I could just manage to cram 2x Breakfast, 2x Lunch, various days worth of snacks, 4x instant coffee packets, 2x Dinner as well as smell-ables and toiletries into the canister. I recommend to anyone that its worth it to take the time to repackage freeze dried meals. I have found that the flat head screw driver on the can opener of the Swiss Army knife works well for opening the canister locks. A similarly flat ended house key I have works well too. The lock mechanism worked without issue in dry, warm spring conditions. Due to farsightedness and my Rx sunglasses lacking bifocals, it can be difficult for me to read the type on the locks indicating the orientation (locked vs unlocked) I found that on two occassions I failed to lock all of the locks due to forgetfulness and my vision. Its definitely added weight that I could feel over the days of my trip. I mean, it’s a Bear canister after all. I am grateful for the reduced form factor and the associated weight is less than other competitors products. In the future I will look to find other ways to shave grams to offset the added load of the canister.
Easy to use, lightweight and compact. Perfect for short (2-3 day) trips. The latches can be a bit stiff, but a spritz of dry film lubricant makes them glide like butter.
Worked great! I used the bare boxer for an overnight trip and it easily fit everything I needed. I love the size and shape of it. I didn’t realize it would let rain in - my fault! I’ll put it upside down next time.