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BearVault BV450 Solo Food Container

    BearVault BV450 Solo Food Container

    Lighter and more compact than other bear canisters, the BearVault BV450 gives solo hikers a secure way to stow their food. See details

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    Lighter and more compact than other bear canisters, the BearVault BV450 gives solo hikers a secure way to stow their food.

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    Lighter and more compact than other bear canisters, the BearVault BV450 gives solo hikers a secure way to stow their food.

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    Lighter and more compact than other bear canisters, the BearVault BV450 gives solo hikers a secure way to stow their food.

    • 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 without the use of tools
    • Dimpled exterior keeps tie-down straps from shifting and eliminates the need for a carrying pouch
    • Translucent vault makes finding your meal selection easy
    • Container helps suppress strong odors from food, sunscreen, insect repellent, soap and toothpaste, lessening the chance of bear vs. human conflict
    • Hand wash in warm water with a mild dishwashing detergent
    • With the lid fully closed the BearVault also makes a great camp seat
    • This BearVault model has approval from both the Sierra Interagency Black Bear Group and Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee
    • Store BearVault at least 100 yards downwind of campsite, preferably in the shade to keep contents cool
    • Never keep a bear canister inside your tent!

    There is a bear in the Marcy Dam area of the Adirondacks in upstate New York that has learned to open BearVault food containers. BearVaults are approved for use everywhere except the area encompassing the Lake Colden/Marcy Dam corridor and the Johns Brook valley in the Adirondacks.

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    BearVault BV450 Solo Food Container Specs
    Best use
    7.2 liter
    440 cubic inches
    8.7 x 8.3 inches
    2 lbs. 1 oz.
    Gear capacity (L)
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    BearVault BV450 Solo Food Container

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    BearVault BV450 Solo Food Containeris rated3.8333out of5by18.
    Rated5out of5byfromNecessary EvilUsed this a few times in the Sierras. I don't like the weight of canisters but realize the importance of having them. This product is great. We had a bear visit last fall in our remote camp with no damage to our vaults or food supply. I use it as a stool, water carrier and dishwasher around camp as well. See-through aspect is awesome. I have no clue why people find this hard to open in cold, we've used them below freezing in the morning with not much more effort to open the tabs- just a little more elbow grease. I would recommend this for up to 5 days for one person.
    Date published: 2014-04-19
    Rated5out of5byfromgreat diseregard the low ratingshi im not sure why there are low ratings where people are stating that its hard to open in the snow or winter months when you wouldnt even need to use it during this time mostly due to the fact that bears hibernate during these months so diregard all those low ratings due to this
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat for {long} individual weekendsAfter a 15 year dry spell from the back country, I came back into the sport to see that things like bear canisters are required in some places as oppose to traditional bear bags. Bought this smaller container as I was self supporting. It held about 4 days worth of food without major compaction. I stored this inside my Osprey Aether 70 above the sleeping bag compartment. Although I'm not sure that these things are really required over a properly hung bag, I abided by the rules. I've heard mixed opinions on whether these should be hung or just left on the ground. I've done both without any bear issues. The only gripe I have with this container was how hard it was to open with cold, which is mostly during breakfast after a night in the mountains. Someone showed me the secret to opening them which was to put the locks down so you can force all the weight against them. This works very well but I consider using my Swiss Army Knife to file down the lugs to make it easier to open. There's nothing worse than not being able to get to your food....
    Date published: 2013-09-03
    Rated5out of5byfromWorks great!I read a lot of reviews about this before I bought one. A number of people said that they had trouble opening it. I had no trouble in 40 degree weather. It's big enough to hold food etc. for two on a two day trip; and perfect for filtering water. A few ounces lighter and it would be perfect.
    Date published: 2013-08-29
    Rated4out of5byfromEasy to Use and Lighter WeightI've taken this cannister out on 4 trips now. Reasonable weight. Easy to use. Hold a lot. We use it for two people for one or two nights out with no problem. Fits in a pack easy than some of the larger ones.
    Date published: 2013-08-07
    Rated3out of5byfromGood, not GreatThings that are great about this bear can: 1) Clear so you can easily see what you're looking for 2) Lightweight in comparison to other bear cans 3) Good capacity 4) No tools needed to open* The Bad: 1) Lid is able to be tightened down very hard. Conversely it makes it tough to twist off if you really crank it down. 2) The Locking mechanism is poorly executed. It's difficult to open on a good day, but can be done fairly easily with practice. However, before I bought it, I read the reviews about it being tough to open in cold weather and thought, "How hard could it be?" Let me tell you it is VERY difficult to open in cold weather. And I'm not talking about snow and ice, I'm talking abut when you get up in the morning and it's chilly outside. Your fingers will take a beating trying to open this thing. Yes you could use a tool or knife if you absolutely had to, but for me it's not worth the risk of slicing off a finger in the back country. All said, I will continue to use this because of the positives, but only until I find a better designed bear can.
    Date published: 2013-08-03
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat Food locker!My son and I each got the 450 size bear canister. Good fit at the bottom of our packs. We ended up putting all the food in one and all the trash in the other. Rangers in the SGW still recommended still hanging the food, so we threw them in our sleeping bag stuff sacks and hung em up. Great capacity and easy to see what's inside. No bear encounters to see how they would hold up. Maybe next time! It is chipmunk proof though!! Only change would be to add an eyelet somewhere, so you could hang it w/o having to use a sack.
    Date published: 2013-07-31
    Rated4out of5byfromWorks GreatThis was easy to use and you can rest comfortably knowing your food was safe. However, it does add weight to your pack.
    Date published: 2013-07-28

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