Permanent Mount Bear Claw Holster: Bikepacking-Optimized Bear Spray Cage
Individually 3d printed by BearClaw in Whitefish Montana, a special place where the residents know a thing or two about really big bears.
Designed out of necessity! This is the one and only bicycle-specific bear spray holster design. If you're familiar with the sprays, you understand the funky fabric "belt loop" style holsters that sell with them, none of which is especially conducive to backcountry riding. Every rider has their own work around and none of them are any good. If they were, you wouldn't see a gigantic box of cast-off bear spray cannisters and holsters at Kirsten's just over the Wyoming / Colorado border. What, as soon as you're out of bear country, you're suddenly immune to bobcats and mountain lions? If you had a secure mounting point for your bear spray, you'd probably keep it with you for the whole trip. Just sayin.
This is the bikepacking-inspired design, optimized for front fork, handlebar, stem, or top tube use, it can be mounted using zip ties or water bottle bosses. It works with all 8oz bear spray cannisters. Produced with PETG resin, the unit is water, heat and UV resistant. The bear spray literally "clicks" into place and is held there very securely by the 3d Printed mount. Unlike every other bear spray holder in the universe, it doesn't rattle around. 75g.
Here's a link to a review in pinkbike: 2023 Tech Week
Three orientations available:
- "Center" - which has a straight pull orientation that is aligned with the water bottle bosses
- "Left" which has a left pull orientation relative to the water bottle bosses
- "Right" which has a right pull orientation relative to the water bottle bosses
If you're not sure which to get, "Center" is probably the right choice. Left and Right orientations are great for suspension MTB bikes and for super-technical bikepacking buildouts that leverage every nook and cranny of the bike.
Ships with a useful instruction sheet, two stainless steel waterbottle mount bolts, and two zip ties.
If you dig this product, you should consider our Titanium anti-bear whistle
Some info on the efficacy of bear spray vs. firearms when backpacking / bikepacking from Montana rancher with significant ultralight backpacking experience:
8 minute video - totally worth it