When confronted by a bear, the split second it takes to release your bear spray from the holster determines whether you avoid an attack or potentially get mauled. This is why the holster’s quality is just as important as the quality of the bear spray.

The bear spray holster plays a crucial role in ensuring that you can detach the spray with ease and use it when needed. That said, it is hard to get a holster that will suit a particular bear spray, which is why some companies sell their bear sprays together with a holster. But there are still some expandable holsters that are compatible with different sized spray cans.

Here are some of the best bear spray holsters and bear spray-holster combo kits in the market.

Top 4 Best Bear Spray Holsters of 2021

NameAttachment StyleCarry CapacityPrice
SABRE Frontiersman Holster (With Bear Spray Combo)Shoulder or belt holster9.2 oz canisters
FHF Gear Expandable Bear Spray Holster-FoliageAttachment strap, fits belt or a latch on a backpackup to 14 oz canisters
Counter Assault - EPA Certified Tactical Belt HolsterBelt Attachment102 Oz
Seattle Sports Magnum Bear Spray HolsterLoop for attaching to belt, backpack, and other quick access areas
Fits 325g bear spray canisters

SABRE Frontiersman Holster (With Bear Spray Combo)

SABRE Frontiersman Holster (With Bear Spray Combo)

This combo kit has the perfect bear spray holster for hiking. It can accommodate a 9.2 oz. Canister, which is the average bear spray can size.  It also has multiple holster options to suit your needs, including a chest holster or a belt holster. The hip holster design makes it easy to use whether you are left-handed or right-handed. It is also quick release, which is essential when seconds count.

The holster keeps your canister secure and immediately accessible without any cumbersome straps or Velcro closures that can disturb the bear or cost you precious seconds as you try to access your spray.

It is the only bear spray with an in-house HPLC lab to guarantee maximum strength. The spray can travel up to 35 feet, and it rapidly deploys 1.84 oz. of fog per second. This helps to maximize your safety by deploying a massive protection barrier to help deter a charging bear.

The spray is E.P.A. and Health Canada approved. It has also been field-tested and proven effective against all Bears by the Elmendorf Air Force Base and Brown Bear Resources.

Features

  • 2-ounce canister
  • ISO 9001:2015 certification
  • Spray distance: 35 feet
  • 2 oz. Canister

Pros

  • Effective against black, brown, and polar bears
  • EPA approved formula
  • Field-tested

Cons

  • The holster belt loop is not stitched properly

FHF Gear Expandable Bear Spray Holster-Foliage

FHF Gear Expandable Bear Spray Holster-Foliage

The FHF expandable spray holster is made of high-quality Cordura and shock cord. It can hold spray cans and bottles with a diameter ranging from 2″ to 3″+.  It can easily accommodate bear spray canisters from 7-14 ounces from a variety of brands. And it can also be used with other similarly sized bottles such as water bottles.

The holster uses a single column PALS ladder, and it can also be attached using the MOLLE webbing by making a 1″, 2″, or 3″ belt loop. It features a highly visible pull tab that is quick and easy to use, enabling you to draw the spray without any hitches.

Features

  • Material: Cordura
  • Shock cord
  • Diameter expansion: 2″ to 3″+
  • Bear spray canisters size: 7-14 oz.
  • Single column PALS ladder
  • Attachment: belt loop
  • Weight: 1.7 oz

Pros

  • Highly visible pull tab
  • Smooth and quick draw
  • Expandable

Cons

  • Design is not suitable for left-handed people.

Counter Assault – EPA Certified Tactical Belt Holster

Counter Assault - EPA Certified Tactical Belt Holster

This counter-assault bear spray comes with a canvas bear spray holster that is easy to use. The spray’s spray distance is 32-foot and has 7 seconds of spray time. The 8. 1 oz. Bear spray contains the Hottest Capsaicin Formula allowed by law at 2% capsaicin and other related capsaicinoid compounds.

The bear spray also meets EPA’s SNAP rule of the Clean Air Act. It also works on all 8-bear species to deter bears from attacking humans. The combo kit also comes with a Manufacturer’s Warranty.

The holster is made from high-quality material that is weather-resistant, durable, and effective while being lightweight.

 

Features

  • 32-foot spray distance
  • 2% capsaicin
  • Time of Spray: 7.2 seconds
  • Holster Weight: 14 oz.

Pros

  • EPA approved
  • Works on all 8-bear species
  • Manufacturer Warranty

Cons

  • Only suitable for 8.1 oz. spray cans

Seattle Sports Magnum Bear Spray Holster

Seattle Sports Magnum Bear Spray Holster

This bear spray belt holster offers quick access to bear spray. It fits 325g/ 11.5 oz. bear spray canisters. It is made from rugged polypro webbing, and it features a loop for attaching to belt, backpack, and other quick-access areas.

The holster has a hook-and-loop flap that secures the spray inside the holster and allows for quick access. It also has high visibility accents and a glow-in-the-dark patch that helps in locating canister at night.

Features

  • Size: 325g/11.5 oz.
  • Material: Plastic
  • Color: Black
  • Rugged polypro webbing
  • Hook-and-loop flap
  • Glow-in-the-dark patch

Pros

  • Quick access to bear spray
  • Can attach to belt and backpack
  • High visibility accents

Cons

  • Not ideal for larger cans

Conclusion

The best bear spray holster should hold the can in place when not in use and release it with ease when needed. It should also have a glowing strip or patch for easy use at night. Lastly, it should be easy to attach to your pants and stay in place even when you are running.