Out there, it's a world hungry for your stuff.  

Protect your food, supplies and gear  

The Original - Since 2002

        Armored Outdoor Gear manufactures flexible, lightweight stainless steel mesh protection bags, packs and covers for use in the backcountry to urban centers and all points between, on water, at secure venues like music events, sporting events, schools and other public places, security zones, travel and everyday life.  


Armored Outdoor was founded in 2002 after 5 years of design and field testing of our initial product, the Ratsack Cache Bag.  Backcountry enthusiasts were using the Ratsack with great success in the Grand Canyon, on the Appalachian Trail, on the Pacific Crest Trail and numerous other backcountry locations throughout the world. Armored Outdoor Gear products are made from US materials in Flagstaff, Arizona. Buying our products helps support jobs in Flagstaff and across the country.     

 

Ratsack Cache Bag

 Don't Let Campsite Raiders Get Your Food 

GET THE ORIGINAL FLEXLIBLE STAINLESS STEEL MESH BAGS

 Since 2002

First on the Trail and First in Quality


For use in the backcountry and everywhere else.


The Ratsack Cache Bag: A stainless steel mesh bag used for protection of food, supplies, gear and stuff from gnawing critters, varmints. and other opportunists.

Retailers

You can also find us at REI stores, REI.com and many other fine establishments.


If you're in Flagstaff, stop by the local REI store.  They always have Ratsack inventory.

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The Ratsack Cache Bag

         PERFECT FOR TRIPS TO THE BACKCOUNTRY


BACKPACKING - CAMPING - HIKING  -  KAYAKING  -  CANOEING  -  BIKING  - HUNTING  -  FISHING


USED BY PROFESSIONAL GUIDES, BACKCOUNTRY RANGERS,  EXPERIENCED BACKPACKERS AND BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS WORLDWIDE


IDEAL FOR EXPEDITIONS


USE AS A COLLECTION BAG  OR GEAR BAG FOR  SCUBA DIVING, SNORKELING  AND AT THE BEACH  

SUPPLY PROTECTION

Hang 'Em High

Hang the RATSACK off the ground by the grommet to provide the best protection.


Don't Feed the Bears

Suspend the RATSACK out of reach in bear country.


Leash that Puppy

It's a good idea to leash the Ratsack securely so that it's not dragged off by some hungry varmint.


Man that Smells

It's always good practice to control food odors by placing food in a low odor plastic bags or  a dry bag.   


Undercover Keeping the food in stuff sacks or other types of bags will keep out the sun, the rain and the insects. That will even keep ravens from pecking holes in the food wrappers.

Contain That Trash

PROTECTIVE BAG FOR FOOD GARBAGE: 


Prevent your food wrappers and other food garbage from being spread all over camp.  


Use one Ratsack to protect your food, gear, supplies and stuff and get an additional Ratsack for use as a dedicated trash containment bag.


Easy to use and easy to clean.

Get Wet

The Ratsack works great in wet environments too!


"DRAG BAG":

Keep beverages and more cool in running water.  Just place items inside and leash the Ratsack securely to something so it doesn't float away.


COLLECTION BAG  AND HAUL BAG

Great for snorkeling,  SCUBA diving or at the beach as a collection bag or use it to haul gear.  Order one with handles for easy carrying.    

The Bear Necessity

The subject of bears:   


Even though black bears frequent the backcountry areas we visit, the bears don't bother our Ratsack food cache bag when properly hung.


The Ratsack must be out of reach from the ground, tree trunk and branches if suspending from a tree. 


Although not bear proof, the RATSACK is bear resistant.  


Use of a dry bag or other airtight container inside of the Ratsack helps to control food odors. 


The more difficulties a bear has getting inside a container, the more likely he'll move on for easier pickings at the next campsite down the trail. 


Be sure to hang the RATSACK safely away from your campsite and out of the reach of bears in bear country.


Never keep food in your tent, even in a RATSACK.

Comparisons

Hard sided containers like ammo boxes and bear vaults work great, but are heavy, bulky and take up the same volume in your pack whether empty or full.   


Soft sided containers like stuff sacks were always being gnawed through, even those with Kevlar type fabrics.     


The knitted stainless steel mesh is the key to the RATSACK's effectiveness.  It allows the RATSACK Cache Bag to remain lightweight, strong, flexible with a variable volume dependent upon the volume of the contents while providing protection. 



The 2" hook and loop closure is easy for you to open, but the varmints won't be able to and the 1/2" brass grommet makes it easy to hang or leash to a secure object.   


Sturdy nylon webbing covers the end edges of the bag.  


The RATSACK is weather resistant and will last for many years when used properly.

Warranty

 

IT'S GUARANTEED PROTECTION*

1200c.i. 18"x14" +/- 8 oz only $35.99

1800c.i. 18"x19" +/- 10 oz only $41.99

2500c.i. 18"x24" +/- 12 oz only $47.99 

100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE**

1 Year Warranty*** 


The Ratsack Cache Bag is proudly made in Flagstaff, Arizona utilizing components only from US suppliers.  This helps to provide local jobs here in Flagstaff and across the US. At Armored Outdoor Gear, we stand behind our product and offer the best guarantees and warranty available for stainless steel mesh bags. 


Warranty: The RATSACK is QUALITY equipment. Armored Outdoor Gear, Inc. only uses the best materials. The RATSACK is fully guaranteed for materials and construction up to 1 year from the time of purchase when used as intended.  


*Guarantee: The Ratsack Cache Bag is guaranteed to protect contents (up to $100.00) from being eaten by rodents and/or other small to midsized varmints when used properly. 


**100% Satisfaction  Guarantee/ No Hassle Return: If you're not happy with your Ratsack for any reason, you can return it for an exchange or a refund within the warranty period.  Be sure to contact us first with the details about the return before shipping. Armored Outdoor Gear, Inc. is a company founded and run by outdoor enthusiasts that provides quality equipment at affordable prices. The RATSACK is fully warranted for materials and construction for a year from the time of purchase.  


WHOLESALE PRICING IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION  

Large Ratsack Cache Bag

$47.99

($8.50 shipping)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

   

Large Ratsack
Volume:  2500 c.i. +/-
Width and Length:  18" x 24"  +/-
Weight:  12 oz  +/-
Ships USPS Priority Mail
Contents and 'biner are not included



Medium Ratsack Cache Bag

$41.99

($8.50 shipping)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

    

Medium Ratsack
Volume:  1800 c.i. +/-
Width and Length:  18" x 19"  +/-
Weight:  10 oz  +/-
Ships USPS Priority Mail
Contents and 'biner are not included



Small Ratsack Cache Bag

$35.99

($8.50 shipping)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

    

Small Ratsack
Volume:  1200 c.i. +/-
Width and Length:  18" x 14"  +/-
Weight:  8 oz  +/-
Ships USPS Priority Mail
Contents and 'biner are not included



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May Your Treks Never Be Tiresome

We know that sometimes you just want to talk to an actual person if you have any questions, so  give a us a call during normal business hours.  

Armored Outdoor Gear, Inc. - Office

7511 East Horseshoe Acres, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, US

(928) 526-3411

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm MST

If you can't find time to call during regular business hours, just leave a message and we'll call you back.


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