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Ray Mears Canvas Zebra Billy Can Bag - 16 cm

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Canvas Zebra Billy Can Bag - 16 cm


Weight: 108 g         9 reviews
The Ray Mears Canvas Billy Can Bag is a durable protective canvas case, made for the storage and transportation of the classic Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can - 16 cm. Alternatively, this bag can be used to store the Petromax TK2 Tea Kettle, GSI Glacier 8 Cup Coffee Percolator, GSI Outdoors Pinnacle 8 Inch Frying Pan or other similarly-sized cooking equipment.

Made from 100% plain weave cotton canvas with a dry wax finish, 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 16 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. The wax finish feels dry to the touch, makes the bag water repellent and will not transfer unlike more traditional waxed and oiled canvas. This canvas takes on a patina in use giving it a rugged, time-worn appearance whilst remaining robust.

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. Dirt can be sponged off with warm (not hot) water and a mild detergent if required before sponging again with clean water and air drying.

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

  • Designed to fit the Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can - 16 cm
  • Material: 100% dry waxed cotton canvas
  • Water- and dirt-repellent finish
  • Breathable
  • Paracord tie closure
  • Embossed leather Ray Mears 'Snowshoe' logo
  • Dimensions:
    • Total height: 34 cm
    • Height to cord: 22 cm
    • Base: 16 x 14.5 cm
  • Weight: 108 g
  • Colour: Dark Olive


  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 30 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 - 16 cm is rated 5/5 based on 9 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 9

  Fits my FireBox Zebra 16cm Billy Can nicely. I do need to fold the can handle down in order to tie the bag closed. Great quality bag.  

  Fred W
4th March, 2024

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 9

  Really well made and does exactly what it’s made for. If you need one. Get one. Great product.  

22nd August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 9

  Quality is great. Used it in the Ozarks for carry snacks and basic fire starter gear for a canoe trip; worked out great.  

  David L Milligan
9th September, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 9

  Bought a 'set' of these but I hadn't realised I don't actually have a 16cm Zebra - but it's a well made bag, I will either purchase a 16cm can, or use it for something else. The bags are a straightforward and well executed design, and for the price, worth having as tinder/kindling bags, or just 'possibles' bags - very impressed.  

  Simon J Lucas
8th March, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 9

  Well made piece of kit, as I have come to expect from all of Woodlore's products and services.  

25th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 9

  His is a touch bag, the 16cm billy fits perfectly. It will be great to keep soot off my other kit items.  

  Frederick R Lent
3rd January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 9

  Nice strong bag, protects the billy can from knocks and scrapes as well as keeping the other items in my rucksack soot free.  

  Derek Eade
22nd October, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 9

  Great. Finally a very well made but simple bag. I have got them in every size. I don't use them just for billy cans - they're just very nice canvas tote bags and therefore I love them.  

  Tim M.
10th October, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 9

  Excellent quality, heavy duty. Fits my Billy Can and is also big enough to fit my Petromax kettle. Highly recommended.  

  Rupert Compton
7th April, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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