Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Believer in Christ Jesus Effecive
Used on large, vicious dogs during attacks. Extremely effective. They stopped dead in their tracks the moment it reached them. Have owned two and ready to buy number three. Never used on bear yet. Run in opposite direction after spraying. Even the slightest amount of back spray will cause you eye, lung, and nose irritation.
September 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Camper Excellent
Fortunately I cannot rate this based on actual use but it is very easy to activate in case of emergency.
August 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Donkey Bear Spray
I have to admit, I haven't actually used the bear spray yet - hope I never do. I did do some research on bear spray in general though and the Mace brand met all the criteria recommended by several reputable sources. A big plus for me was that Dick's had it in the store. Other sources could order it (plus shipping) but I needed it that day.
August 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bear Aware! Beware Backspray
This is a FOGGER. I would prefer a Streaming. I work Security, graveyard. Close Up and Personal bear encounters are common. My employer bought me this. It wasn't long before I had the opportunity to use it. I encountered a bear that had gotten way too close to other employees, as well as myself, and decided prevention is a good cure. He was about 15 feet away and I let him have it. It wasn't a self defense move it was a Get Out and Stay Out move. He ran away fast in the opposite direction. The FOG was thick so I didn't see how far he ran or how well I hit him. I just know he ran way, fast.
Did I mention this is a Fogger? lol It has a nasty back spray affect and I soon realized I got a good dose myself. Not bad, but enough to make my eyes water and nose run and burn my throat. I wish I could find a Streaming, not Fogger but this will work in close encounters, just BeWare, you will get some on you.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mac Don't hunt north Jersey without it!
Bear came right to my stand, looked up and started to stand up on its hind legs. Got within feet of my platform. One 3 second blast and he was out of there! Heard him stop about 40 yards away, trying to clear his throat and nose, then he took off.
Very glad I had this with me.
Carry it every time I'm in the woods, hunting or pre-season placing stands.
One note: be sure which way the wind is blowing...
A must-have for north Jersey hunting!
July 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Michael Pepper Spray for bear
I never use this before,but it is better to prepare to get this before too late if happen at mountain any animals come near me during hiking or Elsie.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Friend I would buy this product again.
October 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hammer Not Only for BEARS!
This is my second can of Bear Pepper Spray. I take the first can with me mountain biking on deep-wooded trails and have used it on snakes, a bob cat, a skunk, and a few vicious dogs, but no bears?yet. It worked every time! These reptiles and animals couldn't get away from me fast enough! As advertised, it will reach out about 30 feet and beyond in a cone shape. You don't have to be that accurate! I bought the second can for use around the house and when walking my dog in the neighborhood. Suggest you buy the holder for it also. It straps perfectly on my belt.
August 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Weekend warrior Did not need but glad I had.
I was backpacking and getting my car stuck in sand had thrown be behind so I was hiking in the dark, alone. As I was coming over a ridge the light from my headlamp glowed back at me in the form of 5 pairs of eyes which were pointed in my direction. Instantly I reached for my bear spray while at the same time yelling and clanking my water bottles together. As the eyes scattered I turned on my brights on my headlamp to find that I had scared the crud out of a bunch of deer. Still it felt good knowing that I had what I needed if it wasn't deer. From then on I regularly practiced disengaging the safety (partially) and kept it close at all times.
July 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Martin12 Bought this instead of regular mace
So, my mom is going out of the country to a not so wonderful place. Packs of wild dogs, thieves, hoodlums and criminals run rampant where she's going. Decided to pick this up for her so I feel sorry for the sucker who tries anything. Maybe I'll write another review and let you know how it went but for now it sure gives you a very nice sense of security! Worth it - even if you never get to use it!
July 2, 2012