This simple but sturdy canister is the perfect choice for short weekends into bear country and folks on a budget. Built by UDAP Industries—whose President Mark Matheny survived a Montana grizzly attack because of a friend’s quick use of pepper spray—the container satisfies the demand for smaller bear canisters. Opening the lid—whose flush design provides bears zero leverage—requires a coin to loosen two screws. Unlike the three other canisters tested in this field review, the No-Fed-Bear Container easily slides into smaller weekend packs. The stout plastic polymer construction has thwarted captive bears at the Grizzly Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, MT. Bummer: Its opening is the smallest of the four we tested. udap.com.
>2 lbs 7 oz.
>455 cubic inches
>8 in. (diameter) by 10 in. (length)