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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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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good capacity (14)
  • Strong material (12)
  • Tight closure (12)
  • Easy to carry (10)
  • Waterproof (5)

Cons

  • Leaks (4)

Best Uses

  • Paddling (6)
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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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NOT a dry box

I bought this hoping for an actual dry box that would keep it's contents dry. I liked that it was a smaller size & I was thinking kitchen box. Well, it is...Read complete review

I bought this hoping for an actual dry box that would keep it's contents dry. I liked that it was a smaller size & I was thinking kitchen box. Well, it is still my kitchen box but you cannot put towels & food in it. We only use this box for flatwater trips & to store cargo on the little platform hitch behind the car on road trips. The sides are strong enough but I am afraid to sit or put any weight onto the lid as it is thin plastic & feels as though it may eventually cave in.

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4.0

Good dry box option

By Sally

from western colorado

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Capacity
  • Tight Closure

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Paddling

    Comments about NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box:

    Have this and the Boulder dry box and they're primarily used for gear organization on non-river trips, but when it's been on the water they've been used as a kitchen box and dry food storage. Has kept contents dry when sitting out overnight in the rain and in the boat when pretty well splashed. Mostly used on flatwater and trips with only a handful of II & III rapids, but if you keep your boat upright and get a good closure/cinch on the straps it should be fine and I'd trust them in bigger water too -- planning to take these down Deso/Grey next year. Only downside is the top will deform if too much weight sits on it for too long (ie don't use it as a seat). Bottom line: for the price, this box is awesome and unless you're doing a ton of big water and think you'll be upside down, save yourself the cost and go with the canyon and boulder boxes.

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    5.0

    Best on the market

    By Roosternew24

    from Wichita Falls, TX

    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:

      My hunting and fishing buddy introduced me to these boxes about 7 years ago. The design has been improved since then and in my opinion the new design is the best on the market for float hunting and many other adventures. They are big enough to fit the necessary gear but small enough for one guy to carry when loaded.

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      1.0

      NOT a dry box

      By joni

      from Durango, CO

      Pros

        Cons

        • Leaks

        Best Uses

        • Car camping

        Comments about NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box:

        I bought this hoping for an actual dry box that would keep it's contents dry. I liked that it was a smaller size & I was thinking kitchen box. Well, it is still my kitchen box but you cannot put towels & food in it. We only use this box for flatwater trips & to store cargo on the little platform hitch behind the car on road trips. The sides are strong enough but I am afraid to sit or put any weight onto the lid as it is thin plastic & feels as though it may eventually cave in.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Solid

        By Pahoo

        from On the muddy Mississippi.

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Capacity
        • Strong Material
        • Tight Closure
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box:

            Haven't been able to drown it yet. Good investment. Lots of uses camping, rafting and any time you are gonna get soaked, but have some things that can't.

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            5.0

            Excellent box

            By Rob

            from Spokane Valley, WA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Capacity
            • Tight Closure

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box:

                The height of this box allows the ability to store things upright (i.e paper towels, bottle of 409, etc.

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                • Yes

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                • NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box

                  Q:

                  How can I get replacement closure straps for my canyon dry box?
                  Asked on 9/9/2016 by Patrick from Schenectady, NY

                  1 answer

                • NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box

                  Q:

                  Does anyone know if this will hold a Partner 18 4-burner stove and other kitchen essentials well? The specs seam to say so but it looks like it has a tapered bottom.
                  Asked on 3/13/2016 by E from SLC

                  2 answers

                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I am not sure if your stove will fit. My usual stove is a propane Colman. It didn't fit so I went to a more simple and less expensive stove and there was room to spare. I highly recommend the box for rafting. I take it on Alaska floats and love the durability. It keeps things dry unless submerged. I have the smaller one for a gear box and the larger one for a cook box. I will add another large one this year for more gear storage.
                    Sent from my iPad

                    Answered on 3/19/2016 by Anonymous
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The stove will fit just fine and there'll be plenty of room for other gear.

                    Answered on 3/14/2016 by Clyde from NRS
                • NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box

                  Q:

                  What is the shipping cost for this item?
                  Asked on 12/27/2015 by Bobby from Raleigh, NC

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Bobby, standard ground shipping is $30.00.

                    Answered on 12/27/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                • NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box

                  Q:

                  I have a rooftop rack on top a Toyota 4runner ...would this box keep tools or gear dry while driving in the rain?
                  Asked on 1/4/2015 by Gonepackin from Eastern Oregon

                  2 answers

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    With the lid properly cinched down with the included loop straps, the Canyon Box should keep your gear dry.

                    Answered on 1/5/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    With the lid properly cinched down with the included loop straps, The Canyon Box should keep your gear dry.

                    Answered on 1/5/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                • NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box

                  Q:

                  can NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box be secured with a lock?
                  Asked on 12/30/2014 by Rod Amundson from Edgewood, WA

                  6 answers

                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Hello Rod, I have a number of these boxes: 2 Canyon and 6 Boulders. I believe a cable lock, Python for example, weaved through the strap holds or the four holes at the ends will provide you the flexibility to lock the lid.
                    Andrew Foran
                    Sent from my iPad

                    Answered on 12/30/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    With a thin cable and padlock. But not in the same manner that you would secure an Engal cooler for example.

                    Answered on 12/30/2014 by ADB from St Charles IL
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    The box itself could be secured with a cable and lock. The lid is unable to be secured with a lock to the rest of the box.

                    Answered on 12/30/2014 by Rob from Spokane Valley, WA
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Not really - The top to the box simply rests over the vertical edges of the
                    top to the box and is secured as you see in the picture with two straps.
                    There really is no way to "lock" the box. Great box though-

                    Answered on 12/30/2014 by Jase P. from St. Louis, Mo.
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Rod, something like the Vigilante Cable Lock, Item # 50207.01, can be threaded through the loop strap slots (3/8" x 1 1/2"). When snugged tight this would prevent the lid from being removed.

                    Answered on 12/30/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    While there is no means to secure the box closed with a lock, you can
                    secure the box to another object, fame or chain. The holes on the ends for
                    rope or strap handles would likely take a long padlock. Hope this helps.

                    Answered on 12/31/2014 by Lokey from Durango, CO
                • NRS Canyon Camping Dry Box

                  Q:

                  I'm wondering if this box is sturdy enough to use as a a rowing seat. It might fit perfectly in the seat bay of an old steel frame I have. How stout is this thing in reality? I weigh a bit over 200 lbs and I suppose I don't have to stand on the box but it would need to take the weight of my bum plus 40 lbs of kit.
                  Asked on 4/28/2014 by Jake from United States

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                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Yes, but by no means the most comfortable rowing seat. I¹d combo it with a
                    crazy creek chair.
                    Paul Cownie

                    Answered on 4/28/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Yes, but you will compress the gasket making the seal useless and prone to leaking. However, the box is only designed to resist water infiltration. Furthermore, you will distort the lid a bit, but all in all, an excellent tough box! I am very pleased with the three I have and I am getting another. I also fond multiple uses: other pursuits and shed/outside storage!
                    Andrew Foran
                    Sent from my iPad

                    Answered on 4/28/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Short term no problem. Over time I think the
                    Lid would deform and the seal would be effected .
                    I have seen people bolt a piece of plywood to
                    The lid, that does the trick.
                    Sent from my iPhone

                    Answered on 4/28/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I believe it would work, even if not, it is a strong retainer for other uses so you can't go wrong.

                    Answered on 4/28/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Yes, it is sturdy enough for use as a seat.

                    Answered on 4/28/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I would be leery of using it repeatedly as a seat. The center where the
                    majority of your weight would be is not designed to sustain that type of
                    stress the edges would be fine because the base comes up to meet the lid to
                    offer additional support you would need to always displace your weight to
                    the edges which is impractical.

                    Answered on 4/28/2014 by Jase P. from St. Louis, Mo.
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Definitely stout enough for your bum. Mine’s a little bony so I add a pad and it works great as a seat.
                    I have both sizes and am very pleased with their function and durability. I’ve used them to stand on when throwing my straps over the roof of my truck too.
                    Alan Butters

                    Answered on 4/28/2014 by ADB from St Charles IL
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I love mine, but n o, it is not a good seat .  The lid will bow inward.  Otherwise, it  makes an excellent extra drybox, very durable and defini tely waterproof.   I wish they came with handles and need to ma ke some o f my own (aw kward to carry using ju st the straps over the top). 

                    Answered on 4/28/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    the box could certainly take a lightweight like yourself but for how long? A thin layer of Starboard or sealed ply would prevent failure for years and maintain the protective integrity of this great box. The seal will also fail sooner

                    Answered on 4/29/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I've used the old york boxes as seats--the new NRS boxes are based on the York boxes.
                    They work but are not ideal. The middle of the lid will bend better to use a cooler
                    with a sturdier lid. The boxes are otherwise great--sturdy and easy to pack and secure.
                    Sent from my iPhone

                    Answered on 4/28/2014 by Rob from Bozeman
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    i would not use it as a seat.

                    Answered on 4/29/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I would not recommend it as a seat. And, that is too much weight to put on
                    it. I would put the 40 lbs of gear but a person's weight would really
                    destroy it. Maybe not on the first trip but by the end of the season, I
                    believe you will find that the lid will not longer fit on the box. The
                    more weight in the middle will warp the rubber liners and the lid making it
                    less water proof. There really is not a lot of structure to the top like a
                    cooler. There is not a lot of firm plastic. I would not do it. I would look
                    at other options like a small yeti cooler or a small dry box.

                    Answered on 4/29/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I have this box and love it. But it is not sturdy enough to be used for a rowing seat except for short sessions. I think that long term use as a rowing seat would damage the box.
                    Sent from my iPad

                    Answered on 4/30/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    IT won't work as a seat

                    Answered on 5/3/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Jake, it is pretty tough, but I would be concerned that sitting on it day
                    after day may begin to warp the plastic and it may deform the seal over
                    time as well. I can't be sure of this however.Hope that helps
                    Gary

                    Answered on 5/14/2014 by Gary T from NW Arkansas
                • 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

                  • 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
                  • 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
                  • 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 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:

                    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

                    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
                • 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

                  • 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
                  • 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
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    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:

                    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

                    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:

                    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:

                    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
                • 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

                  • 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
                  • 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
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    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:

                    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
                • 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

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