BearVault BV350 Solo
We did a recent hike in the Adirondack High Peaks…
Price Paid: $65
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. We had a false sense of security which ended up ruining our trip. There are postings in the Colden Dam area boards but not at the upper works trailhead where we initiated our hike.
Beware of this product.
Here's what other sites are saying:
When you're on a four day adventure in grizzly or black bear country, store your food and supplies in the BearVault BV350 Bear Resistant Food Canister. The BV350 Bear Canister's see-through polycarbonate housing and extra-wide, tool-free opening let you quickly find the food you want. Slide this BearVault canister into your pack or attach it to the outside by using the handy strap-guides and enjoy a weekend in bear country.
- Backcountry Outlet
Secure storage keeps bears out of your food. This bear-resistant container offers tool-less access, light weight and ample volume for solo adventures. Durable polycarbonate construction keeps the weight light and the inner volume high. Large rainproof lid features a snapping bump/tab locking mechanism and screws on and off easily. Dimpled strap guides on the exterior keep straps from shifting and eliminate the need for a carrying pouch, meaning more weight savings. Translucent vault makes finding your meal selection easy. Container helps retain strong odors from food, sunscreen, insect repellent, soap and toothpaste, lessening the chance of bear-human conflict. Hand wash in warm water with a mild dishwashing detergent. This BearVault model has approval from both the SIBBG (Sierra Interagency Black Bear Group) and IGBC (Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee). With the lid fully closed the BearVault also makes a great camp seat. Store BearVault at least 100 yards downwind of campsite, preferably in the shade to keep contents cooler;. Never keep the bear canister inside a tent!.