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BV450 Solo

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Bear Vault Solo is a quality product that satisfies its functional requirements well. The BV450 serves its purpose well. I have heard of only one sow in the Adirondaks that has figured out to open it. I have been using this product for the past 5 years when I am in bear country. Although untested by bears it has kept my food supply safe and dry. The convenience of not hanging a bear bag and having a good camp stool compensates for the 2 # added to my pack. Full review

BV450 Solo

rated 4 of 5 stars Best bear canister solution available — at least of those that I know of. All bear canisters are a nuisance, but the BearVault design addresses the critical problems with the designs that require a coin to open. Large opening and transparent sides make it easy to load and retrieve the contents. We picked up two BV450 BearVaults three years ago and have used them several times on trips to the Wind River range in Wyoming. We use two instead of a single large one. This allows for redundancy in case… Full review

BV500

rated 4 of 5 stars If a bear can is required or deemed necessary, this is a good choice. While this can is harder to open than some of its counterparts, the benefits outweigh the one con. And with some practice, opening it becomes less of a hassle. I've tried a couple different techniques that take some of the frustration out of the process. Because this can is straight sided, food packs very neatly and compactly inside. I managed to stow nine days' worth of food in my canister as well as my hiking partner's. The… Full review

BV450 Solo

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I have yet to really use this container but have no doubt that is will do what it is supposed to do.  If you think about it, you would have to have a bear encounter in order to really review it and that could take a long time.  Hopefully never.  Bear containers are love-hate relationship, something that almost everyone would rather not have to take with. Remember though, that you buy these to save the Bears more than to save your food.  Thinking about it that way is necessary, as it puts the… Full review

BV500

rated 4 of 5 stars I used this bear canister in late August in Rocky Mountain National Park, CO. It was a rental as I typically prefer bear bags over canisters, but bags were not permitted in said park (apparently mother bears have taken to sending their cubs up trees after bags). This canister was light enough and with some clever arrangement in my pack, I had no problems with its bulk, either. I can't comment on this canister's resilience to bear attacks as I did not encounter one while on the trip, but it was hard… Full review

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BearVault Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Adirondack Bear "Yellow-Yellow" Defeats BearVault 500
From The New York Times, an extremely shy, middle-aged black bear named Yellow-Yellow has repeatedly deciphered the BearVault 500 canister. Read more
July 27, 2009

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BearVault
5663 Balboa Ave #354
San Diego, CA 92111
USA

phone: (858) 204-6164
toll-free: (866) 301-3442
fax: (866) 301-3442

website: www.bearvault.com
email: sales@bearvault.com