When deciding which bear spray to buy, ask yourself:
Which bear spray 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 spray 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 pepper 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 spray 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 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?
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.