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Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can 16 cm

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Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can 16 cm


  EAN 5060246910704
Weight: 924 g         33 reviews
The Zebra Stainless Steel Loop Handle Pot, or Billy Can, is an absolutely fundamental piece of Bushcraft equipment. Ray Mears and the Woodlore team have been using these cooking pots for well over a decade now, and are seldom found without them. If you're going to buy just one piece of equipment for cooking in the outdoors, we believe that the Zebra Billy Can should be your first choice.

Woodlore stock the Zebra Billy Can, or 'Loop Handle Pot' as it is otherwise known, in four different sizes. This, the 16 cm model, is the perfect size when cooking for a group. It can also be used with The Honey Stove and the Littlbug Junior Camping Stove. This product comes with plastic auto-lock lid clips included, but we recommend that these are removed when cooking over an open fire or on a stove.

Each Zebra Billy Can comes complete with an internal dish which can be used for steaming or cooking on above the main area of the can. Once your food is cooked, the dish can also be used as a small plate. The notch in the handle allows the Billy Can to be suspended from a pot hanger.

  • Weight: 925 g
  • Internal dimensions: 16 x 16 cm
  • Capacity: 3.5 L
  • Removable plastic auto-lock lid clips included
  • Material: Polished stainless steel


  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

Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can 16 cm is rated 5/5 based on 33 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 33

  Can’t go wrong. A strong functional pot.  

8th April, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 33

  Perfect for patrol cooking on a fire. Covered in washing up liquid (on the outside) after use and cleaned up all sparkly again - love them!  

  Bourne End Guides
29th June, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 33

  What more can be said about Zebra billy cans. I’ve used a 12cm for quite a few years now and it’s never let me down. I’ve just upgraded to a 16cm model. Purely for the fact that I can pack my MSR kettle Inside this larger version. Also, as I tend to use it on its side as an oven, this larger version will give me more scope. Zebra pots are quite possibly one of the best pieces of kit available.  

  Gary Cutler
11th August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 33

  Excellent bar the plastic clips.  

  Julian Witor
26th June, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 33

  The quality of the product is exactly what I was hoping for. I am in the back country a lot and depend on my gear and my Kit. Clearly the development of these Billy cans and the Eagle Kettles were done with folks who use them and spend as much time as I do with their gear.  

  Michael C Marler
4th May, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 33

  Excellent cooking equipment, with 2.7l volume, a frying pan and a metal handle with a raised bump in the centre for hanging on a pot hanger about the fire. I have used the billy to cook, 4 large portions of stew and it will come in handy to boil plenty enough water to fill an individuals water bladder for the day I'm sure. There are some cons to the billy, the lid won't stay on secure in transit without the metal handle upright to hold the plastic clips in place. The clips themselves aren't very useful when cooking, they must be removed by hand before it goes anywhere near the heat! Which is a bit fiddly but essential if you don't want to melt them. The pot is of excellent quality and sturdy steel, it may take up a large area in your back but it's large enough inside to store food items for later preparation. I intend on purchasing the billy can bag too to avoid contaminating my kit with soot. Overall, I recommend this billy can Despite the plastic clips.  

  Samantha Shaw
4th May, 2020

Rated: 4/5

  7 of 33

  I've replaced the plastic lid clips with metal ones I made from a coat hanger. The pot itself is great quality and feels as if it could last the rest of my life. Due to the Covid lockdown I have not yet tested it in the field, however, I have baked a nice fruit cake in it over a trangia burner in the back yard. The price is very competitive compared to other websites and delivery was nice and fast. Can't wait to do a nice lamb stew for the family over the fire when restrictions are lifted. After the first burn the pot has a nice patina and no warping what so ever.  

  Jonathan Rogers
29th April, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 33

  Timeless classic. Seem to be a quite thick guage stainless so it is built to last. The insert is perfect as a plate or bowl. The handle clips are are not designed for use over flames and heat so remove them if you don't want to melt them (This should be obvious but have seen it done). Fantastic build quality that is not reflected in the price. The only other outdoor products I've tried that are made to this standard are snow peak. Seen lots of people modding their zebra billy cans to suit their needs and at this bargain price it's not a scary prospect. A top product for all but ultra lightweight backpackers.  

13th September, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 33

  I purchased three billy cans and have so far used two, they are great apart from one major issue, the clips to hold the lids on are plastic and melted, we didn’t have them on an excessive fire, we used a steel rack hanging on a tripod so they were not directly on the fire but the plastic clips melted, I was surprised but it seems kind of understandable, why would you have plastic on a product like that, seems an odd choice. Apart from that they were fine.  

  Stuart Wyley
22nd July, 2019

Rated: 3/5

Woodlore's Reply - 22nd July, 2019
Dear Stuart, thank you for your review. Sorry to hear you have experienced an issue with the Billy Cans. The clips are a standard fittings for these products. We recommend the clips are removed when cooking over an open fire or on a stove.

  10 of 33

  So practical around the house or out and about. Great that I can securely store everything I need for outdoors, including stove, utensils and food all in one place. Probably need to drill a few holes in the inner pan for more effective steaming but that said I still managed to get asparagus cooked to perfection whilst I made soup in the main pan. Brilliant.  

  Stuart Fear
2nd September, 2017

Rated: 5/5

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do theses Billy Cans come with locking plastic clips?

Yes, however we recommend removing these when cooking over an open fire.

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