Frontiersman Bear Spray

Frontiersman Bear Spray

Stay Safe Outdoors With Bear Spray and Bear Repellent

Bear Spray and Bear Repellent

You deserve to feel safe on your next exploration, which is why it's important to be prepared to protect yourself from bears when out in the wilderness. Bear spray is a vital part of any attack deterrent plan when you’re in bear country.

Frontiersman Bear Spray provides the very best in bear defense.

  • Maximum stopping power: Maximum strength (2.0% major capsaicinoids) allowed by the EPA, guaranteed via in-house lab

  • Greater protection: 35-foot (10.6 m) range allows for greatest distance between you and a bear 
  • Proven: Field tested and proven effective by the Elmendorf Air Force Base (Elmendorf, AK) and Brown Bear Resources (Missoula, MT)
  • Biggest barrier: High emission system releases the maximum product (1.84 oz per second) to provide optimal protection
  • Immediately accessible: Hip & chest holster do not have cumbersome straps to restrict immediate access to your canister or scare the bear 

  • 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. 

What To Do If You Encounter A Black Bear

Wildlife Photographer, Curtis Matishwyn, encounters a black bear and uses SABRE Wild Max Bear Spray.

How To Use Bear Repellent

To ensure safe use of Frontiersman Bear Spray, the product is equipped with a safety mechanism that helps prevent accidental discharge. To use the bear spray, insert your index finger through the handle hole and use your thumb to pull the safety tab straight back. To avoid spraying over the bear's head, aim the canister at a 45-60 degree angle, holding your lower arms about 6-10 inches from your body and spraying in a downward angle towards the bear. Press down on the actuator with your thumb to release the spray and create a protective barrier between you and the bear. It is recommended to spray for at least 3 seconds, taking into account wind and other environmental factors, and adjust your aim, if necessary, before spraying again. Frontiersman Bear Spray has an impressive range of 30-35 feet (depending on the size of the canister), making it a powerful tool to keep you safe in bear country.

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.


"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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