Bear Spray

Bear spray is an effective self-defense tool, but can be dangerous if used improperly. Learn about the product we carry, how it works, and how to use it safely.
Stay Safe with Bear Spray

How does bear spray work?

Bear spray is potent because it contains capsaicinoids, the compounds that give peppers their heat. When the trigger is pressed, the spray dispenses in a fog, rather than a stream, to quickly interact with the mucous membranes of the animal’s face and lungs to slow or stop an attack.

Our Product

TrailQuipt is a proud partner of SABRE, the world’s leader in pepper spray products. We carry their Frontiersman 9.2 oz canister.

Industry-leading 35’ maximum spray distance
EPA maximum 2% capsaicinoids
Field-tested and proven
Sabre Bear Spray

Bear Spray vs. Firearm

Smith et al. studied incidents involving the use of both bear spray and firearms against bears in Alaska. Take a look at a snapshot  their results:

Bear Spray

Bear Spray Vs Firearm Statistics

VS.

Firearm

Bear Spray Vs Firearm Statistics
Bear spray is the safer option for both you and for the bears. Whether you choose to carry a firearm or not, always carry bear spray.
Bear Spray Rentals and Safety

warning

Bear Spray Explosion
This is not a situation that you want to find yourself in! Be sure to store bear spray according to the canister label.
DO NOT aim bear spray at yourself or others. Bear spray is for defensive purposes only.
DO NOT leave bear spray in a hot vehicle, or other extreme temperature environments as it can explode. Refer to the canister label for more information.
DO NOT remove the safety clip indoors. TrailQuipt encourages you to practice removing the safety clip outdoors while aiming the canister in a safe direction, but always replace the safety clip immediately and keep it in place until you need to use your bear spray in a potentially dangerous encounter.
Bear spray is not a substitute for proper bear avoidance practices and knowing how to properly handle a bear encounter. Check out our Bear Safety page for more information.

How to Use Bear Spray:

  • To Arm and Apply: This product is designed for one-handed operation. Place forefinger through hole in handle with thumb on safety clip curl. Pull safety clip straight back and off using thumb (Fig. 1).
To Arm and Apply: This product is designed for one-handed operation. Place forefinger through hole in handle with thumb on safety clip curl. Pull safety clip straight back and off using thumb (Fig. 1).
  • Depress actuator tab for burst of spray (Fig. 2).Aim at face and eyes of bear. Press trigger for 2 seconds in order to create a barrier of spray between you and the bear. Stop to evaluate the impact of wind and other factors and adjust your aim if needed before spraying again.

Depress actuator tab for burst of spray (Fig. 2).Aim at face and eyes of bear. Press trigger for 2 seconds in order to create a barrier of spray between you and the bear. Stop to evaluate the impact of wind and other factors and adjust your aim if needed before spraying again.
  • To Disarm: Replace safety clip by firmly pushing with thumb until audible “snap” is heard (Fig. 3). Check to see if safety clip is securely in place. No gap should be visible between the actuator handle and the safety clip.
To Disarm: Replace safety clip by firmly pushing with thumb until audible “snap” is heard (Fig. 3). Check to see if safety clip is securely in place. No gap should be visible between the actuator handle and the safety clip.

Renting Is Easy

Protect yourself, our ecosystem, and your peace of mind with TrailQuipt bear spray rentals in Yellowstone National Park.
Rent Bear Spray for Yellowstone National Park

1. Rent

Through our contactless grab-and-go vending system, you get bear spray for as long as you need it.
Enjoy Your Adventure with TrailQuipt Bear Spray

2. Adventure

Carry your bear spray and know how to use it
Return TrailQuipt Bear Spray to one of the convenient Yellowstone National Park Locations

3. Return

Return your unused, undamaged canister and you will be refunded the difference between the rental fee and your deposit.

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