NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box

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When you're enjoying the great outdoors, keep your food and camping gear dry and protected with the NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box. The sturdy and economical solution you've been waiting for.
  • Lighter and less expensive than other dry boxes, the NRS Canyon plastic dry box will keep your stuff dry and protected on your boat, in camp, and on the road.
  • Picnic basket size is perfect for bread and chips or a cook kit. Fits easily in the trunk of a car.
  • Engineering-grade polyethylene construction will take many years of use and abuse.
  • Multiple tie-down points make it easy to secure the Canyon Box to your boat, luggage rack, truck or trailer.
  • Includes two easy-to-use heavy-duty compression straps that ensure a tight seal between the lid's foam gasket and the box, keeping your stuff dry in splash and bad weather.
  • Not intended for submersion or for protecting valuable electronics.

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Material: Engineering-grade polyethylene plastic
External Dimensions: 26.75" L x 16.75" W x 16.75" H
Internal Dimensions: 24" L x 15" W x 15.5" H
Dry Box Volume: 3.6 cu. ft.
Weight: 13.5 lbs.
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  • NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box

    Q:

    We are looking to put this box in the mountains with a radio repeater and 2 dc boat batteries we will have to drill a hole in the side to run wire to the antenna and solar panel. I need to know is this made of thick heavy duty plastic that can take large snow loads, high winds melt freeze conditions on top of an Alaska mountain. Would you rate the box Bare proof? Is there a warrantee?
    Asked on 8/12/2013 by rob from haines AK

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Not robust enough for this application in my opinion.
      Also not waterproof either.
      I would go with a big Pelican case.

      Answered on 8/14/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Although it is a sturdy box, it is def not bear proof. It should withstand the elements okay. I don't know if there is a warranty
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      The box is heavy duty plastic. I weigh 200# and can jump on it without
      damage. It would be impervious to weather, including snow and freezing
      temps, although it could become brittle in extreme cold temps, I would
      suspect. I doubt this has been tested. We have black bears, and I would
      think it is relatively bear proof here, but a griz could likely get into
      it, if it wanted.( I doubt he would try hard, unless you filled it with
      fish or bacon.)
      If you seal the hole you drill with silicone, it should be fairly
      waterproof, however, you probably want some venting with lead-acid
      batteries inside.
      I hope this helps
      Gary

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Gary T from NW Arkansas
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The NRS dry box is awesome. It is almost identical to the York Pak dry box
      which was dis-continued a few years back. I use it for my canoe float
      trips. While it is not 100% waterproof to be submerged and not let any
      moisture in it is absolutely perfect for me. It is constructed of hardened
      ABS plastic that seals with a rubber gasket down onto the lipped base and
      is secured by the two strap tie-downs. I don't believe it actually would
      classify as bear proof since the nylon web straps could be easy fodder for
      a bear but is certainly rugged. Can certainly withstand snow and rain on
      an Alaskan mountain side. It should be up to the task mentioned in my
      opinion. A great dry box for sure.

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Jase P. from St. Louis, Mo.
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The box is not bear proof. It should be able to hold significant snow loads and high winds if secured to the ground. There are tie-down holes on the ends to secure the box. 2 boat batteries will fit. Not sure about the repeater--it would depend on the size. A more expensive alternative that would be bear proof would be a Yeti Cooler which can be locked. The cooler already has a hole--the drain hole. The cooler has the advantage of being well insulated and might give better protection to the batteries.

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Rob, the Canyon and Boulder Boxes are made of very heavy-duty polyethylene plastic. They aren't tested to be bear proof. Without food odor it doesn't seem likely a bear would be interested. We want you to be happy with any product you get from us. If it fails due to manufacturing or material issues we'll certainly warranty it. If a bear tears it up, I'm afraid you're out of luck!

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box

    Q:

    This doesn't appear to have any openings to thread a strap thru to secure it to a raft.
    Asked on 7/26/2013 by Linda from Taos, NM

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      You can strap it to your raft through the handles that are on each end. No
      problem, works well.

      Answered on 7/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There are four round holes in each corner of the bottom section just below
      where the lid meets the bottom. You can pass a ¾” strap or line through
      them easily. The lid itself is restrained by the included straps. No
      problem to make sure the box stays with the raft, but it is not waterproof.
      dg

      Answered on 7/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Linda, it can be strapped in using the 4 strap slots the lid straps go through however the tie down straps have to be angled a bit as they exit behind the lid strap. The easiest way is to put a rope loop through the corners and tie down there. It has a hole drilled out on each corner of the box. It won't accept a strap easily, but you can strap to the rope loop. A carabiner would probably clip through the holes. I haven't tried that however. I do like the box. The construction is pretty beefy. If I didn't cover your question adequately, let me know
      Gary Thomas

      Answered on 7/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Actually we use the two round holes on each end and make handles from 10mm -
      11mm rope
      using a Double Grinner knot or a Double Fisherman's knot which results in
      comfortable and
      robust carry handles. We then use cam straps to secure these handles - the
      Canyon Box to the frame.
      This arrangement allows the lid of the box to be removed without having to
      detach the box
      from the frame.
      Alternately you can just place the box(s) in the load on a cargo platform
      and secure with a cargo net and straps.
      Have used these boxes for many years with great success. We keep buying more
      which I'm sure
      is why your question was sent to us. Regards.

      Answered on 7/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      Hi, I just put straps over the top to strap it down. Don't know how you rig your boat but I usually put the box under other gear with a net over the load on the back of my raft.
      I do like the box and have had no problems with it staying dry.
      Brian

      Answered on 7/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I've noticed the lack also. While this box is a big improvement over the
      York pack, I am disappointed by the lack of tie downs. It is possible to
      drill a hole through the solid lip on the side of the pack, and either
      thread a loop through it to secure a strap to, or use as a handle. Done
      carefully, this will not compromise the integrity of the box.

      Answered on 7/26/2013 by Jim from Western Washington
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Linda, take a looks at the Move Views & Larger Images link for a better view of the openings.

      Answered on 7/26/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box

    Q:

    How does the size compare to a cooler? For example would it be roughly the same as a 35-40 qt. cooler? I can't tell from the liter measurements.
    Asked on 5/21/2013 by Larry from Florida

    4 answers

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      A:

      The width and length are about the same as. medium size cooler, but it's 6-8 inches higher in height for the Canyo
      Dave L
      Sent from my IPhone

      Answered on 5/27/2013 by Anonymous
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      A:

      I think the larger Canyon Box compares more closely to a 70 qt. cooler. It
      is as large as I ever want to have to move around when fully loaded with our
      food. I use it on a raft in place of a metal drybox.
      dg

      Answered on 5/22/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It's bigger than my 50 qt Igloo but smaller than the 80 qt Gott. It's pretty roomy, we like ours for kitchen and food stuff.

      Answered on 5/21/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Larry, a liter is a slightly larger volume than a quart, so the Canyon Box is equivalent to about a 110 quart cooler. The smaller Boulder Box would be similar in size to a 48 quart cooler.

      Answered on 5/21/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box

    Q:

    Are there straps or tumplines available to carry the box on a portage?
    Asked on 2/9/2013 by Robert from Windham, Maine

    1 answer

  • NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box

    Q:

    It looks like the box tapers down towards the bottom. Is it 24" at the bottom or at the longest part?
    Asked on 2/4/2013 by john from SLC

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Good morning,
      The orange box that I have is 1 inch smaller both in width and length at the bottom than it is at the top. I haven't found the difference to be a problem in securing the box or using it.
      Kym

      Answered on 2/5/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The 24" length is at the longest part. It tapers to ~ 22 1/2" at the bottom.

      Answered on 2/5/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box

    Q:

    How this box weight?
    Asked on 10/27/2012 by Victor

    6 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      13.5 pounds.

      Answered on 10/29/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Its light and holds a lot of gear. Great gear box. I also like the way the lid fits the box in more ways than one.
      Run clean.
      Mike Curtis
      Riverbooty Photography

      Answered on 10/29/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Victor, The box is very sturdy but is not very heavy when it is empty. I used this box for a trip on the Salmon R. this summer and it worked great for food storage. Everything stayed dry and secure. I recommend this box. It's also good for car camping trips because it is very secure.
      Brian

      Answered on 10/29/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Super light! Super durable! Wouldn't change a thing about it. Best box i
      have had.

      Answered on 10/27/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Medium weight, super durable. Definitly would recomend. I use for all my
      camping trips, rafting or not rafting

      Answered on 10/27/2012 by DC from Vail, CO
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The box is great. I have used as a York box for years. Buy as many as you can afford. Just buy them from LL Bean - Free shipping. I use them in canoes and powerboats. Buy them and have no regrets

      Answered on 10/27/2012 by Anonymous
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  • Good capacity (10)
  • Strong material (10)
  • Easy to carry (8)
  • Tight closure (8)
  • Waterproof (3)

Cons

  • Leaks (3)

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  • Paddling (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

NRS Version of the venerable York Pack

My cohorts use a York Pack which is no longer available. This is the closest item and is a very close match. The lip is not as wide so I utilized the side holes ...Read complete review

My cohorts use a York Pack which is no longer available. This is the closest item and is a very close match. The lip is not as wide so I utilized the side holes to construct handles which work perfectly. The capacity is amazing and the strap closures work great. I love my new dry box purchase. Great product. I look forward to many more river trips with my NRS Box.

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Dry?

I am an avid canoe tripper and had received the canyon dry box as a gift for my birthday. On the last trip we had a good run of white water and at one point...Read complete review

I am an avid canoe tripper and had received the canyon dry box as a gift for my birthday. On the last trip we had a good run of white water and at one point flipped the canoe. After we had gathered all the gear back I opened the box and all my gear inside was wet.
It a box not a dry box.
I would be good for pots and pans and anything that would be ok wet.
Just do not put any dry food in it, not a good idea lost all the food for a week.

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5.0

Great box!

By swg

from Oregon

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Pros

  • Almost Waterproof
  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Capacity
  • Splashproof
  • Strong Material
  • Tight Closure

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rafting

    Comments about NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box:

    NRS is pretty clear that this is not a dry box, but it comes pretty close. This is the only box I use on rafting trips, and it keeps everything dry if the boat stays upright. I took it down the Grand Canyon and packed tight and low in the boat, it even kept stuff dry when we flipped over. Solid box.

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Great semi-dry boxes

    By vidiot42

    from Eugene, OR

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Capacity
    • Strong Material
    • Tight Closure

    Cons

    • Leaks

    Best Uses

    • Paddling

    Comments about NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box:

    They are not completely watertight, but are very splashproof. Would not be suitable for dry foods, but perfect for kitchen and camping gear.

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    5.0

    Good cargo dry box.

    By Jim

    from Western Washington

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Capacity
    • Strong Material
    • Tight Closure
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Paddling

      Comments about NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box:

      This is an improvement over the discontinued York pack. Access to content is much better, without the large lip constricting the opening. I haven't had a serious test of the seals yet, but it did well enough with the less intense whitewater I've been in so far. Expensive, but worth it. I'll be getting another.

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      5.0

      Light weight and Durable - Perfect!

      By Canoer

      from Rolla, MO

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Capacity
      • Strong Material
      • Tight Closure
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Paddling
        • Sailing

        Comments about NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box:

        Exactly what was needed. Actually swamped my canoe in whitewater on a recent outing. Everything in the box stayed 100% dry!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        NRS Version of the venerable York Pack

        By Jase P.

        from St. Louis, Mo.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Capacity
        • Great Canoe Fit
        • Strong Material
        • Tight Closure

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Paddling

          Comments about NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box:

          My cohorts use a York Pack which is no longer available. This is the closest item and is a very close match. The lip is not as wide so I utilized the side holes to construct handles which work perfectly. The capacity is amazing and the strap closures work great. I love my new dry box purchase. Great product. I look forward to many more river trips with my NRS Box.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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