Bears like food, and so do we. The Bear Vault is our solution to this little ecological
conflict. The container is tested against grizzlies and can stand up to some serious
abuse. It s different from most of its competitors in a few ways.
It is clear, which allows you to find your grub of choice without unnecessary digging.
The locking mechanism is not based on screws which eliminates the need for a tool
to open it.
It is a perfect cylinder which means easier packing and strapping.
The lid completely removes, so you don’t have to deal with the annoying lip inhibiting
It has a flat, wide top which makes it a handy camp stool.
Warning: Apparently there is a single bear in the Adirondack Mountains which has
solved the puzzle of the Bear Vault! Beware!
Bear Vault 500 Bear Canister
Weight: 2 lbs
Height: 12.7 in
Diameter: 8.7 in
Capacity: 700 cu. in
With plenty of time to chill in Watson Lake, we found an alternative use for the
Bear Vault. The Bear Keg! We packed the thing with outrageously priced Canadian
beer and poured in some ice. It is waterproof and the wide mouth makes for easy
access. Simply covering it with a towel provided enough insulation to keep the brews
cold for a whole day.
Update 11/8/10: We said goodbye to our second bear vault container as we finished
off California. These things lived up to expectation and we look forward to suing
them in the future when we are back in bear country.