Can you tell me which would be better for a backpacking or bikepacking trip, the bear canister or the bear proof bag? I feel like the bag would be easier to carry on both back and bike but I'm not sure how smell proof it is.
f you are going somewhere where canisters are required on a lot of your yearly trips then a canister is a good investment. Besides that I would just get an UrSack. You can rent canisters if it's a one time requirement. Also your biggest issue is typically rodents not bears with your food, so as said before a smell proof bag is helpful, but I always use my UrSack Almighty which is also rodent proof.