BearVault

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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

BV350 Solo

We did a recent hike in the Adirondack High Peaks on 8/20/08, in the Colden Lake area. We had planned a four day hike to help prepare for a week long hike in the Grand Canyon. On the first night a bear easily opened both our canisters ruining our trip. He was able to bite the side of the lid over the safety tab that the cover turns past to secure the lid. The rest is history. We called BearVault and they were less than helpful and hung up the phone when we told them what we thought of their product. Full review

BV400

We did a recent hike in the Adirondack High Peaks on 8/20/08, in the Colden Lake area. We had planned a four day hike to help prepare for a week long hike in the Grand Canyon. On the first night a bear easily opened both our canisters ruining our trip. He was able to bite the side of the lid over the safety tab that the cover turns past to secure the lid. The rest is history. We called BearVault and they were less than helpful and hung up the phone when we told them what we thought of their product. 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