Allowed Bear-Resistant Food Storage Containers

Canisters, panniers, and coolers listed below may be used for food storage when camping in Yellowstone's backcountry, but they are not approved for food storage in frontcountry campgrounds. These containers must be properly secured, latched, and/or locked and left on the ground at the base of the food pole or at the cooking area when a food pole is not present. Any food, trash, and bear attractant that does not fit into the container must be secured by hanging or stored in an NPS installed bear proof locker.

Canisters, panniers, and coolers below have undergone testing by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC). These containers may be disallowed at any time due to failures in the field. Not all containers approved by the IGBC are approved for use in Yellowstone's backcountry. Containers that are not listed on this document are not allowed for food storage. For more information, contact Yellowstone's Central Backcountry Office at (307) 344-2160 or e-mail us.
Backpacking/Small Storage Containers

The Bare Boxer
Contender Model 101
Champ Model 202

BV250, BV300, BV350, BV400, BV450, BV500

Counter Assault
Bear Keg

Garcia Machine
Backpacker's Cache Model 812

Craftsman Tech Composites
Wise Backpack

Lighter1 Bear Bins
Big Daddy & Lil' Sami

UDAP Industries Inc.
"No Fed Bear" Canister
Coolers must be secured by two padlocks to be bear resistant
Academy Sports & Outdoors

Magellan Icebox: Models 25, 50, 70


Black Rock Coolers

Expedition Cooler 45C, 55L, 70L, 90L, 110L, 150L

California Innovations (Ozark Trail)

Titan Deep Freeze: 25L, 50L, 75L

Canyon Cooler

Outfitter: 35, 55, 75, 125

Prospector 103

Coleman Company

Coleman Esky Cooler: 55, 85

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Field & Stream Arctic Vault: 35, 45, 65

Discover Home Produces

Camp-Zero Cooler: CZ-10L, CZ-20L, CZ60L, CZ-80L, CZ-110L

Elkhart Products

Kong Cooler: 25 QT, 50 QT, 70 QT

Engel USA

Deepblue High Performance Cooler: 25, 35, 50, 65, 80, 123, 165, 240, 320

Extreme Cold-Kysek: Models 25, 35, 50, 75, 100, 150

Forcome (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Models: 30L, 45L, 50L, 65L, 80L, 85L, 100L, 110L, 60L wheeled

Gander Mountain

PermaChill models: RC-50W, RC-70W, RC-120W

Igloo Products Corp.

Yukon Cold Locker 50, 70, 90, 120, 50 wheeled, 90 wheeled
Marine Elite Offshore 20, 40, 50, 55, 70, 90, 120
Yukon Marine 20, 55
Sportsman 20, 40, 55, 70

Iowa Rotocast Plastics, Inc.

Grizzly Cooler Models: 16, 20, 40, 60, 75, 100, 150, 165, 400 , G15, G60

Lifetime Products

Model 90820

LIT Coolers LLC

Models: TS 300, TS 400, TS 600


Discovery 50, 60, 65, 75, 95, 115, 160

Titan Series MT65, MT75, MT110, MT125

Olympia Tools International Inc.: High Performance 26 QT


Models: ORC020, ORCW026, ORCW040, ORCW058, ORCT075, ORCP140

Orion Coolers

Models: 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 85


Venture Cooler models: 25 QT, 45 QT, 65 QT

Pelican Products, Inc.

Pro Gear Elite: 20, 35, 45, 65, 95, 150, 250

Premier OEM

Cabela’s Polar Camp 25, 40, 60, 80, 100

Polaris Northstar: 30 QT, 60 QT

Premier OEM 60 QT cooler

Rhino Roational Molding: True 22, Ture 42

Shanghai Kunjek Handtools & Hardware Co., Ltd.

High Performance models: 26 QT, 73 QT

Siberian Coolers

ALPHA Coolers: 22, 45, 65, 85

SSMG, Inc.: 20 QT, 45 Qt, 75 QT

Techni Ice

Signature Series 37qt, 132qt

Techtronic Industries Power Equipment: Arctic Cove 20 QT

Way Coolers

Models: MP75, MP90, MP120, MX50, MX60, MX70, MX90, MX110, MX150

YETI Coolers

Tundra Cooler Models: 35, 45, 50, 65, 75, 85, 105, 110, 120, 125, 155, 160, 210, 250, 350, 420
Roadie Cooler 20


Bear Country Containers
Aluminum Panniers Models SFO, HFO, HTL

Buckstitch Canvas Saddle & Tack
Aluminum Kitchen Panier,
Aluminum Storage Pannier

Kanz Outdoors LLC
Field Pantry P120

Koffler Boats, Inc.
Bear Resistant Boxes
Small & Large Pack Kitchen

LMI Welding, Inc
Aluminum Panniers

Mad Cow Metal Works
Aluminum Horse Pannier
Large Aluminum Dry Bear Box

Outfitters Pack Station
Plastic Pannier

Outfitters Supply, Inc
Trail Max Pack Panniers (#WPA500)

Robertson Enterprises
Mountaineer: Grain Pannier, Mule Pannier, Camp Kitchen, and Storage/Cooler Pannier

Columbia Construction
Aluminum Panniers

Mobile Storage Chest

Jerry Kawasaki
Aluminum panniers Model SFO, Model HFO, Model HTL

Wind River Products
Backpack Container
Small Panier
Plastic Storage Pannier
Plastic Kitchen Pannier

Decarteret Pack Equipment
Aluminum Panniers

Howling Wind Welding
Aluminum Storage Pannier

Metalworks of Montana
Aluminum Panniers

Wyoming Outdoor Industries
Aluminum Storage Pannier Reg.
SlimLine Aluminum Kitchen
Pannier Bear Aware 28" Large Dry Box

Evans Feed and Livestock
Plastic Pannier/Bear Box

Aluminum Storage Pannier Model 3.03

Salem Tent & Awning
Model HBR

Ziegel Engineering
Aluminum Boxes WD5 and WD6

Last updated: November 30, 2017

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