There are several differences between bear spray and pepper spray:
- You can expect bear spray to shoot farther than regular pepper spray and cover a wider area. Most bear sprays shoot 20 to 30 feet in range.
- Bear spray is more highly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure it is effective and humane.
- The EPA measures the amount of capsaicin and related capsaicinoids of bear spray and pepper spray. The capsaicinoid percentage in bear deterrent is typically 2% while in pepper spray it’s only 1.33%