Frontiersman MAX Bear Spray

Frontiersman MAX Bear Spray

Stay Safe Outdoors With Bear Spray and Bear Repellent

Bear, Mountain Lion, and Big Cat Spray

The very best in bear, mountain lion, and big cat defense, Fronteirsman MAX contains the maximum strength (2.0% major capsaicinoids) allowed by the EPA, and the 7.9 and 9.2 oz. canisters both have a massive 40-foot spray range. Chest, belt, and 3-in-1 holster options are also available.

How To Use Bear Repellent

Learn more about how to use Bear Deterrent Spray by watching the video below or visiting our blog.

When deciding which bear spray to buy, ask yourself:

Which bear spray repellent has the greatest range?
Certainly you want as much space between yourself and a charging bear as possible. The 9.2 oz Frontiersman canister provides an industry-topping 35-foot (10.6 m) range—outperforming the competition by up to 20 feet (6 m)!

Which bear repellent is the strongest?
The maximum bear spray strength allowed by the EPA is 2.0% capsaicinoids. Since you deserve the very strongest, Frontiersman® Bear Spray offers 2.0% capsaicinoids.

Is there a guarantee of maximum heat (2.0% major capsaicinoids)?
The University of Utah reported that pepper sprays fail 30% of the time, and that’s a risk you don’t want to take. Frontiersman bear sprays undergo rigorous in-house HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) testing, eliminating this 30% failure rate and providing the confidence you need when your safety is at stake. 

Has the bear spray deterrent been proven effective?
The true test is the test of nature! Look for a bear spray that has been field tested and proven effective against charging bears. Frontiersman, for instance, was tested on charging bears by the Elmendorf Air Force Base (Elmendorf, AK), and Brown Bear Resources (Missoula, MT). Frontiersman bear spray was repeatedly proven effective at deterring bears in both trials. 

Which bear spray deploys the most product per second?
Bears are top of the food chain in North America and can decapitate a human with one swipe of their paw. So, when confronted by an aggressive bear, you don't want your bear spray in the can—you want it in between you and the animal. Your best option is a bear spray that provides the largest barrier and reaches the bear faster, thanks to its dual-propellant delivery system. The 9.2 oz Frontiersman Bear Spray (larger size) canister offers 1.84 oz of spray per second, up to 40% more than other brands!

How important is immediate access to bear spray?

Very. Given that an 800-pound bear charges at a rate of 50 feet (15 m) per second, your reaction time is limited. Frontiersman bear spray is available in belt holster and chest holster options, with no cumbersome straps or velcro closures that can disturb the bear as you try to access your spray.

At SABRE, your safety is our #1 priority. In June 2021, we issued a voluntary recall on some canisters of FRONTIERSMAN Bear Spray. These canisters contain BOTH A YELLOW NOZZLE AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EXPIRATION DATES - 02/2024, 03/2024, 04/2024, 05/2024, 06/2024. 


"I am sure the 'hiss' of the spray escaping the canister startled her to a point, however, the spray was upon her in an instant. She reacted immediately [...]. She ran away basically the same direction she had approached, at approximately 45 degrees away shaking her head."

Bear Attack Spray Heat Level Chart

EPA, Health Canada & SABRE Certifications.

Did you know that SABRE's manufacturing facility is both Health Canada and EPA certified? Or that SABRE has third-party ISO Certification? That means we're making high-quality safety products and bear repellent spray that are as safe and humane as they are effective. Learn more about our commitment to quality.


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