Ursack was started over 20 years ago out on the West Coast by a true pioneer of the industry, Tom Cohen. As an avid hiker, inventor, and businessman, Tom was tired of carrying the hard-sided bear-resistant food containers and came up with the idea for a soft-sided bag.
The idea really took off as a business when a mandate came from the national parks requiring hikers to carry all food in a bear-resistant container. Hikers needed something flexible and reliable for their overnight treks and Ursack met that need.
The name Ursack comes from the Latin term Ursa, meaning bear. Our products, Ursack Major and Ursack Minor, are named after the two most famous constellations in the Northern Sky, Ursa Major (great bear) and Ursa Minor (little bear).