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Ray Mears Canvas Zebra Billy Can Bag - 12 cm

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Canvas Zebra Billy Can Bag - 12 cm


Weight: 58 g         12 reviews
The Ray Mears Canvas Billy Can Bag is a lightweight yet durable protective canvas case, made for the storage and transportation of the classic Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can - 12 cm. Alternatively, this bag can be used to store the Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can - 10 cm, GSI Glacier Kettle, GSI Halulite Kettle, or other similarly-sized cooking equipment.

Made from 100% plain weave cotton canvas, this small but sturdy bag provides a long-lasting solution to keeping your rucksack and the rest of your kit free of soot and ash after cooking with your Billy Can. This particular bag has been specially designed to house the 12 cm Zebra Billy Can, but can of course be used to store a host of other items of equipment.

The bag is sealed by way of a sewn-in para cord tie, eliminating the risk of any components failing or being lost in the field, while the strong canvas material features a water- and dirt-repellent finish for extra durability.

As with all canvas goods, take care to ensure that your bag is dry before storing, and keep it in a dry, well-ventilated location. Washing your bag will reduce the water-repellency of the canvas, so simply sponge off any excess dirt with plain cold water, only if necessary.

All of our leather and canvas goods are hand-made in England by Becky Brewster, a craftswoman with over two decades of experience.

  • Designed to fit the Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can - 12 cm
  • Material: 100% cotton canvas
  • Water- and dirt-repellent finish
  • Breathable
  • Paracord tie closure
  • Embossed leather Ray Mears 'Snowshoe' logo
  • Dimensions:
    • Total height: 26.5 cm
    • Height to cord: 20 cm
    • Base: 11.5 x 11 cm
  • Weight: 58 g
  • Colour: Dark Brown


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 14 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Ray Mears Canvas Zebra Billy Can Bag - 12 cm is rated 5/5 based on 12 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 12

  Nicely made, feels like quality canvas. The only area of improvement would be that it would've been designed to better fit the pot with the bail in upright position.  

  Johan Jonsson
17th September, 2018

Rated: 4/5

  2 of 12

  Good solid bag made of tough material, great for keeping soot off your gear when storing your billy can (which fits inside very neatly with the handle down).  

29th July, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 12

  Neat and tidy and does what it says on the tin.  

  David Riches
13th June, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 12

  Bought this just before they went on offer, but even so, I still think they are good value for money (I've bought a couple more!) A good fit for the billy can, and a very useful size for keeping other odds and sods in (I hope it's still permissible to use that expression?) Keeps the soot on the base of the can after cooking, so saves on unnecessary cleaning whilst keeping everything else in the pack/rucksack clean. Well made, simple design that does what it says on the tin (or should that be can?)  

  Simon J Lucas
8th March, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 12

  Amazing quality and fits like a glove. Very happy as it arrived 2 days after I ordered it.  

  William Macdonald
20th February, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 12

  Great quality. Fits the 12 cm Zebra Billy Can perfectly.  

6th February, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 12

  I love these little bags, perfect for keeping the ash on your billy from getting on things in your pack. Bought one in every size.  

  Steven Mullinax
3rd February, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 12

  Kept the GSI Kettle snugly contained. It is well maintained and durable.  

  Matt D
22nd August, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  9 of 12

  I purchased a 12cm bag, which turned out to be a good fit for the pot. It appears well constructed and robust. Roomy enough to allow packing without a struggle, but snug enough once tied securely to prevent too much rattling without the steamer/bowl insert and keep the lid soundly on. Tie cords came with different lengths, I wondered if this was meant to facilitate wrapping one round an extra time before tying? Will have to see how it lasts against the test of time. All in all pleased with this so far.  

  Oli Hughes
9th May, 2017

Rated: 5/5

Woodlore's Reply - 10th May, 2017
Dear Oli. Thank you for your review. I can confirm that the cords are supplied in different lengths. As you suggested this allows for one to be wrapped around while leaving an equal length to tie the bag with.

  10 of 12

  I bought this bag to use it with the 12 cm Zebra Billy Can, and of course, that is what it is made for. As the picture shows, it has a generous fit for the 12 cm Billy Can. So much so, that I have fit larger pots in the bag. My bag will just fit a 14 cm diameter pot, but that is without a handle outside the pot. The material of the bag is a tightly woven canvas. The material is not thick, but it's not thin either. And to me, it seems like it will last a long time if you take care of it. This bag will keep potential soot and dirt from the Billy Can contained within the bag, so your other gear don't get dirty. What do I think about this bag? It's a nice bag. It will do the job, and it's worth the price. And now that I have tried it out, I'll probably order another bag for the 14 cm Billy Can as well (one size up).  

  Preben Richter
10th February, 2017

Rated: 5/5

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