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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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Pros

  • Good capacity (12)
  • Strong material (11)
  • Tight closure (10)
  • Easy to carry (8)
  • Waterproof (4)

Cons

  • Leaks (4)

Best Uses

  • 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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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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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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great box!

            By swg

            from Oregon

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Reviewer

            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

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              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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              • 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

                15 answers

                • 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

                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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