NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box

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The NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box is the little brother of the NRS Canyon Box. This light, affordable plastic dry box will keep your stuff dry and protected on your boat, in camp, and on the road.
  • About the size of medium ice chest, this box is great for storing your camp kitchen equipment, groceries, or anything else you want to keep dry and protected.
  • Engineering-grade polyethylene construction will take many years of use and abuse.
  • Six tie-down points make it easy to secure the Boulder 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: 23.75" L x 15.5" W x 10.75" H
Internal Dimensions: 20" L x 13" W x 9.5" H
Dry Box Volume: 1.6 cu. ft.
Weight: 8.8 lbs.
Notes:
  • Non-submersible

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  • NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box

    Q:

    Is this box sturdy enough to suspend from frame rails and use it as a seat?
    Asked on 1/25/2013 by Rafter Girl from Sandy Utah

    14 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I wouldn't recommend using it as a seat. Not quite sturdy enough...

      Answered on 1/28/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It's sturdy enough. However, putting that kind of weight (and I'm not picking on your weight!) on the lid will severely compress the lid gasket. So, I wouldn't recommend it.

      Answered on 1/25/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Regarding question about using box as seat: yes. No problem using as a seat,
      not flimsy as all

      Answered on 1/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      SHOPPER, Purchased a box last summer for a seat on my Dave Scadden rubber boat and YES IT IS STURDY ENOUGH very stout and a bit heavy however very satisfied with it as a seat.

      Answered on 1/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My answer would be: Not quite. I think the handles and box are strong
      enough to not warp or break if the handles were used to tie the box to
      the frame, but the box lid is too thin for a seat. It's a good dry box
      and could work as a seat in a pinch, but I don't think it would last as
      a standard set up. - John

      Answered on 1/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This box is very sturdy- the plastic is very strong. I think you could sit or stand on it. I am not a rafter, so I'm not sure about suspending it from frame rails, but I think most people should be able to sit on it without damaging it.

      Answered on 1/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Possibly, but I wouldn't. It'd probably cave in a bit by the end of the day. It might make a decent seat for a kid though.

      Answered on 1/25/2013 by Robert from Fairbanks, AK
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is strong enough not to break as a seat
      But the top of the lid has some flex to is so
      if an adult sits on it, stuff on top will get
      squished a bit.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 1/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, I think that would work fine. The built in straps might place the buckles in an awkward spot, but the box is quite sturdy.

      Answered on 1/25/2013 by Hairball from St George, UT
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I would say that this box would not work well as a seat. First, it's fairly small. Second, while it would work as a seat it would also compromise the integrity of the box because it's just plastic, unsupported in the middle. Also it's not super waterproof so it might also affect the seal.
      However, we use a wooden plank across our frame and then hang the box below the plank and that works just GREAT. The box fits perfectly underneath of our mini-me!

      Answered on 1/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is a sturdy box but if you suspend from the external handles and use as a seat, you will likely have a crack develop. However, if you suspend it through the strap slots it may be better. In either case the weight of the person using it as a seat will be an important factor.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 1/25/2013 by Ramapo from Chicago and the world
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, although this is a great box and could be used to sit on, do not plan on making it into a river seat. I've had this box upside down in a iK on The Gila for an hour in a nasty pinning, not a drop of water got inside. Makes a great Coffee Box. Again this box is Not suitable as a river seat!
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 1/25/2013 by Watusi_Pat from San Diego
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is sturdy but I would not recommend it for a seat. I think that it would deform with constant pressure like someone sitting on it
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 1/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The box is sturdy for many uses, as a temparary seat, yes. as a fixated seat, not so much. I weigh about 170lbs. Sitting for an extended period of time i think would warp the lid enough to ruin the seal that it makes.

      Answered on 1/30/2013 by DC from Vail, CO
  • NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box

    Q:

    How this box weight?
    Asked on 10/29/2012 by Victor

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      8.8 pounds.

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

      A:

      Victor, Bought this box recently to act as a raft seat and carry box for my Scadden XX rubber raft box is stout a tad heavy over-all compared to others but as a seat which I feel needs to be stout it is great. BMT

      Answered on 10/29/2012 by Anonymous
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NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box
 
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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good capacity (10)
  • Tight closure (10)
  • Strong material (9)
  • Easy to carry (8)
  • Waterproof (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Paddling (5)
    • Sailing (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The ONLY wilderness canoe trip box!

    Was stunned when York Packs died. Still have 7 of those green/ yellow beauty's. This product is almost exactly the same. You can even figure out how to rig the strap closure to...Read complete review

    Was stunned when York Packs died. Still have 7 of those green/ yellow beauty's. This product is almost exactly the same. You can even figure out how to rig the strap closure to close the same way the Yorkies closed.

    I'm hopelessly addicted to solo wilderness trips in canoes. Lower Canyons of Rio Grande (13 trips), Grande Ronde River, Smith River, etc. Always solo paddle a tandem canoe turned around. Nothing better than looking down at four NRS Boulder Boxes (or York packs) perfectly fitted into the space in front of me.

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    sturdy but awkward

    the box is sturdy, straps work well, but the outside of the box is not square, has protruding components, and so can be awkward to slide into spaces. Also, did not realize...Read complete review

    the box is sturdy, straps work well, but the outside of the box is not square, has protruding components, and so can be awkward to slide into spaces. Also, did not realize there were no hinges, so the lid has to come all the way off to open, and can be very sticky difficult to open

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    5.0

    great dry box

    By undertaker

    from middle Ga.

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Paddling

      Comments about NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box:

      The two I just purchased are my 4th and 5th of these dry boxes.The 1st 3 were for use by me for canoe camping.These two I gave to my grown children and filled them with emergency supplies.They got to use them right away when Ga. was hit by a ice storm.Will purchase more in the future.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Tough Box

      By Jack

      from Michigan

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kitchen Box
        • Paddling

        Comments about NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box:

        I use this as a kitchen box for canoe camping. Works great for two people for three/four days. Tough material, good cam buckle straps and easy to carry when full.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product!

        By SKR

        from SLC, UT

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Paddling

          Comments about NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box:

          Will buy another one.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Rafters Dream --- a "must have"

          By River Runners Rob, Dave, Roger, and John

          from Spokane, WA

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Paddling
            • Sailing

            Comments about NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box:

            Have not tried yet since raft season was over when Christmas arrived (purchased three for gifts). We do family rafting/fishing and the size of these will allow them to sit under rower seat or be strapped to exterior frame to save space. Very high quality boxes. Will also use for car camping for food items. Great boxes --- will likely purchase more of them.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box

            By Ramapo

            from Chicago and the world

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Sailing

            Comments about NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box:

            As with most recreational applications, value is the convergence of product perfromance with a minimum of weight and volume. While the box is indeed water tight, it's outer design could be better done to reduce extra volume. Same can be said of the strap design. But it gets the job done in protection and dryness of property that is stored in it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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