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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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    Length:2:45
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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When you're enjoying the great outdoors, keep your food and camping gear dry and protected with the NRS Boulder and Canyon Camping Dry Boxes.

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4.3

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good capacity (13)
  • Strong material (13)
  • Tight closure (13)
  • Easy to carry (10)
  • Waterproof (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Paddling (5)
  • Sailing (3)
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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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4.0

NRS Boulder dry box

By Chile

from Northern Colorado

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • High Price

Best Uses

    Comments about NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box:

    We use it for supplies while rafting.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    The Improvements Show

    By Black -- Oval

    from Olympic Peninsula, WA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Capacity
    • Improved Strap Closure
    • Strong Material
    • Tight Closure

    Cons

    • Needs One More Handle

    Best Uses

      Comments about NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box:

      For years, my York Pack boxes in this size were the go-to kitchen box for all sorts of camping -- archaeology, filming, river, car, horse packing, even dirtbag motel camping. The new NRS Boulder box has 95 percent of the features of the old box, plus a simpler, more effective strap closure system. The new box seems more rugged and the lid fits tighter. The only feature I miss is the side handle. The end handle makes swinging it on to a flat surface a little more awkward. Kudos to NRS for taking over design and production of this box to make a good product better and keep a timeless design alive.

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      • No
       
      4.0

      kitchen box

      By Old Oar

      from B.C.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Material

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box:

          Tough, although heavy for size. Good base kitchen box size for 8 canoeists, fitting crosswise in a tandem for 7 days. Also used in a cataract mounted in frame immediately at bow in the oncoming slop, stayed dry for 5 days of ww.
          Lid makes a good wash basin. Manufacturer should provide an additional supply of foam tape for repairs and wear out for the price paid.

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          • No
           
          3.0

          some leakage

          By Taosbob

          from Taos NM

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Leaks

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box:

            The gasket is not one continuous piece and can leak at joint which has small space allowing water to seep thru. Product good except for raft flips and being water tight.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            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

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              • NRS Boulder Camping Dry Box

                Q:

                Does the bottom have moldings such that if two boxes are stacked they "lock" together? Or perhaps more simply is the bottom flat?
                Asked on 6/5/2014 by SSSSTFIRE from Gilroy, CA

                9 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  There is a ridge on the bottom that "locks" with the lid.

                  Answered on 6/6/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yes. The boxes lock together when stacked:
                  - The bottom is recessed to mate perfectly with the raised rectangular
                  area of the lid.
                  Really good design is so uncommon; it is a real treat whenever you run
                  across it anywhere (like right here).

                  Answered on 6/6/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yes the bottom is molded to nest or "lock” with the top if two or more boxes are stacked.
                  Alan Butters

                  Answered on 6/6/2014 by ADB from St Charles IL
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  There is a slight elevated ridge around the perimeter of the bottom which should allow it to stack nicely over another dry box of the same size but they don't lock into position.   

                  Answered on 6/6/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  This box is pricey but very durable. If I had two or more I'd try to pack
                  them side by side with other gear on top if necessary.

                  Answered on 6/6/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  They do not lock but are grooved and fitted to stack nicely.
                  Sent from my iPhone

                  Answered on 6/6/2014 by Ramapo from Chicago and the world
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                  A:

                  Yes, they do lock together. Sorry, I had to look and check.

                  Answered on 6/9/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Dear NRS,
                  I only have one box, so I haven't stacked them, but it looks like the
                  molding is designed for stacking. The bottom has a rim around the edge
                  that's about 1/2" wide and the rest of the bottom is flat and inset
                  about 1/2". The top extends about 1/2" above the lowered rim, so it
                  looks like it is designed for the bottom rim to nest around the top center.
                  John

                  Answered on 6/6/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  The boxes are molded such that they fit together and don't slide around with respect to each other. They don't "lock" though..."lock" meaning they somehow snap together and won't come apart without force, you'd have to strap them together if you wanted them firmly stuck together in place.

                  Answered on 6/8/2014 by Bronco from San Jose, CA
              • 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

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                  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

                  A:

                  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
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                  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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