Quick Release Bear Spray Holster - Includes BearGrip EZ-Mount Kit
The BearclawHolster™ With BearGrip EZ-Mount Kit
includes a Bearclawholster of your choice plus a BearGrip EZ-Mount Kit. (below)
Designed with rider input, the mounting kit includes a TPU anti-slip frame gasket and two NinjaFlex D-80 stretch straps. Custom produced to retain the BearClawHolster, this strap kit allows you to mount your BearClaw holster to areas of your bike with no waterbottle bosses--like your fork, your top tube, and your down tube. The straps have a maximum diameter extension of 7 inches and the whole kit weighs only 20g. If you love your bearspray close when you're in the back country, but want to quickly remove it to ride into town and get some coffee, this is your jam. It's also quite useful if you use the same bike for training (bearclawholster on) and racing (bearclawhoster off). Back country tested--and several are in-use in this year's Tour Divide.
The BearClawHolster and BearGrip EZ Mount Kit are 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, along with the BearGrip EZ-Mount Kit
If you're looking for a permanent mount - the basic BearClawHolster is available for $44.95 without the BearGrip EZ-Mount Kit.
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