You are using a web browser we don't support. Please use the latest version of one of these browsers.

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome

Apple Safari

Microsoft IE

Back to top

Please select a color/color.

BearVault BV450 Solo Food Container Video

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!

Made in USA.

View all BearVault Bear-Resistant Food Containers

REI membership


Best Use Backpacking
Gear Capacity (L) 7.2 liter
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 440 cubic inches
Material(s) Polycarbonate
Dimensions 8.7 x 8.3 inches
Weight 2 lbs. 1 oz.

The REI Difference

100% satisfaction guaranteed

We stand behind everything we sell. If you are not satisfied with your REI purchase, you can return it for a replacement or refund within one year of purchase.

REI's guarantee doesn't cover ordinary wear and tear or damage caused by improper use or accidents.

If your item has a manufacturing defect in its materials or workmanship, you can return it at any time. See our limited warranty.

Gear & advice you can trust

At REI, we live and breathe the outdoors, and we're passionate about sharing our expertise with people of all skill levels. Whether you're new to the outdoors or a seasoned explorer, we'll take the time to understand your needs and help you find the right gear for you.

10% annual member refund

Anyone can shop at REI, but for a one-time $20 fee you can become an REI member and enjoy a lifetime of benefits. These include an annual member refund, typically 10% back on eligible purchases.*



*10% is typical but not guaranteed. Your refund is based on eligible purchases, which exclude REI gift cards, services, fees, REI Adventures trips, REI Garage, and discounted items. Learn more