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Bear Bolts

Regular price $39.99


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Bear Proof your cooler with BearBolts. BearBolts are adjustable and fit the most common IGBC-rated coolers on the market. With our keyless bear proof lock, you can easily access your food and drinks without worrying about bear intrusions. We have designed it with quick-release technology, making it easy to install or remove in seconds, compared to the hassle of using a padlock.

Tech Specs

CERTIFICATION: Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) Tested and Certified***

DIAMETER - Pin is 8mm (5/16th inches)

GRIP LENGTH - 21 - 44mm or 0.82 to 1.73 inches

- Pin is precision machined from 17-4 hardened stainless steel providing ultimate strength

- Three way receiver is machined from 304 stainless steel

- Lanyard is vinyl coated braided stainless steel cable

- Handle is injection molded ABS+polycarbonate. Durable and tough even in freezing conditions.

*** In order to be IGBC compliant, you will need to secure your cooler with two Bear Bolts, one for each side of the cooler, so that a Bear can not pry either side open.

Cooler Fitment

BearBolts are designed to fit the majority of IGBC certified Bear Resistant coolers on the market. Confirm your fit prior to ordering. Please use the contact page to ask about your specific cooler.


No Hassle Warranty

BearBolts are a buy it for life product.  If your BearBolt no longer functions as intended or is damaged by wild life just send photos and a brief story and we will get a new one to you as soon as possible. 

About the Brand

Introducing Bear Bolts - Pioneers in Responsible Wilderness Exploration! Nestled in the awe-inspiring Salt Lake City, UT, Bear Bolts emerges as a guardian of both the tranquil wilderness and thrilling outdoor escapades. As an independent, veteran-owned venture, Bear Bolts is invigorated by an indomitable passion for nature and an unwavering dedication to responsible recreation.

Bear Bolts understands the irresistible allure of the backcountry, and its vision encompasses facilitating a deeply enriching yet sustainable wilderness experience for adventurers. With unparalleled craftsmanship, Bear Bolts offers cutting-edge bear-proofing solutions for coolers and hard-sided cases. These are ingeniously designed to fit seamlessly with a wide range of products available in the market.

But Bear Bolts' mission goes beyond crafting innovative products; it is an embodiment of the pursuit for a harmonious coexistence between the bold spirit of adventurers and the raw beauty of nature. By equipping campers with tools that make compliance with food storage regulations a breeze, Bear Bolts actively engages in reducing human-bear conflicts, thus safeguarding the majestic bears and their natural habitats.

Bear Bolts stands not just as a brand, but as an advocate for the wild. Through its commitment to responsible practices and innovative solutions, it champions the timeless cause of keeping wild bears wild. Bear Bolts invites everyone to join this noble mission, and to tread thoughtfully as both guardians and admirers of the unparalleled beauty of the wilderness.

Enhance Your Cooler's Bear Resistance

Many coolers boast of being bear-resistant, but often this label only refers to the cooler's ability to accommodate locks rather than being inherently bear-proof. The distinction between ‘bear-resistant’ and ‘bear-proof’ lies in the actual use of locks. To truly be bear-proof, it needs to be secured with not just one, but two bear-proof locks. This ensures that both ends of the cooler are securely fastened, leaving no leverage points for bears to pry it open. By investing in a pair of Bear Bolts for your bear-resistant cooler, you’re taking the necessary steps to not only safeguard your provisions but also stay in compliance with wildlife regulations and contribute to the protection of these magnificent creatures.

Hassle-Free Bear-Proofing

Bear Bolts provide a hassle-free way to bear-proof your cooler with a keyless lock system. Simply adjust the Bear Bolt to fit your cooler and secure it with ease. The quick-release technology enables effortless installation and removal within seconds, as compared to the cumbersome padlocks. Be it a camping trip or a picnic in bear country, have peace of mind that your food and drinks are safely stowed away from prying paws.

Precision Design for Perfect Fit

With a distinctive flat-sided design, Bear Bolts have been meticulously tested and engineered to fit even the tightest cooler geometry. The oblong side ensures that the receiver cannot be pulled through bottle openers commonly found on coolers. Crafted from corrosion-resistant stainless steel, Bear Bolts are ideal for any weather conditions and are built to last a lifetime.

Easy Spotting and Secure Attachment

Never lose track of your Bear Bolts, thanks to the bright red-orange color that makes them instantly visible, allowing you to quickly ascertain the lock condition of your cooler. Additionally, each Bear Bolt comes with a lanyard to securely fasten the lock to cooler handles or elsewhere, so you don’t misplace them.

Superior Material and Quality

Constructed from precision-machined 17-4 stainless steel, with hardened stainless ball bearings, Bear Bolts are synonymous with strength and reliability. The receiver is machined from corrosion-resistant 304 stainless steel, guaranteeing the highest quality and fortitude required for safeguarding your coolers.

Contributing to Wildlife Preservation

By using Bear Bolts, not only are you protecting your food but also contributing to the well-being of wild bears. When bears access human food, they become food-conditioned, abandoning their natural foraging behaviors and becoming a threat to human safety. Proper food storage using Bear Bolts is essential in preventing this issue, ensuring a thriving bear population and fostering a harmonious coexistence with humans.

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