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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does its job well, and then some I've had the Counter Assault Bear Keg for several years, and I'm happy with the choice. Now mandatory in many areas, including especially National Parks, a good bear canister is a heavy, bulky, awkward, very useful item. Mine is yellow, with a reflective stripe around the middle, as opposed to the current gray. I much prefer the yellow--I simply set the keg on open ground a good distance from my sleeping area, and the yellow (and the reflective stripe at night) makes it easy to find. (I recommend NOT placing it out at night in its carry case--bears & other critters can then get a handle on it and, while not able to open it, might cart it off into the next county.) My only quibbles are that it comes in only one size (as far as I know), the rounded top isn't the most comfortable to sit on, and there isn't a good visual cue for the "push here" spot to help align the top for closure and to more easily open it. A simple contrasting stripe or dot on lid and side of canister would be nice. It's dang near indestructible--I've dropped it on rocks, in parking lots, and rolled it around the back yard with my dog. Unlike some of the other canisters, this one cannot be opened by bears--any bears, anywhere. Stores food and smellables well, and it is easy to open and secure. Recommended.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from There are better Cans I bought this because it was cheap, but I decided to return it because it was so heavy. You can get cans the same size that are a pound lighter. The opening is also not very wide and it is difficult to get things into the can. Spend the extra money and get a lighter more accessable one.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend Fit in my pack fine even with clothes and everything else for a 3 day backpacking trip. Was very useful and resourceful. It did become storage for other things and a seat. Eat to lock and unlock and to get into. Very durable. I did drop it a trip or two.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heavy Duty It's isn't the most lightweight thing you'll carry on your trip but it does do its job very well! Was able to carry food for 2 people for 3 days. I recommend buying the the harnest that is sold separately, it only increases the carrying comfort. also helps hanging your canister in a tree!
Date published: 2016-06-28
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Questions & Answers

Is it waterproof or at least will it keep the contents dry if it gets rained on?

Asked by: needsleep
​This container is waterproof.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-10-05

How many average size MREs, such as Mountain House, can fit in this can?

Asked by: Hungry
Unfortunately there is not estimate as to how many MREs this container will take. However, it is designed to hold 6-8 days of food.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-11-05

Why is this not available in yellow like it originally was..? I found that the yellow one was far better to locate in the brush after a bear batted it about. This color makes it much more easier to lose..

Asked by: cdnred
​As of October 2017, this item is only available in the dark grey color.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-11-05

I have not used my bear keg, but do not have the box. Can i send it back for an exchange or return. I have decided it is just too heavy for back packing.

Asked by: Turtle
Information about our return policy can be found in the following link: https://www.rei.com/help/return-policy.html
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-12-21
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