The Bear Vault BV450 Bear Resistant Food Canister is a super rugged transparent polycarbonate storage container that resists impacts without shattering. The lid has an innovative patented design that you can open and close without tools. The mouth is extra wide so it provides full access for loading and unloading and the transparent design allows easy identification of contents. The recessed guides in the side of the bottle keep tie down straps in place for easy attachment to your pack. Black Bear approved by SIBBG, Grizzy Bear approved by IGBC.
|Length:||8.7 in / 22.1 cm|
|Weight:||33 oz / 935.53 g|
|Diameter:||8.3 in / 21.08 cm|
|Packed Size:||8.7 x 8.3 in / 22.1 x 21.08 cm|
Currently, this bear can is allowed for hiking in Yosemite NP, where a bear can is mandatory to get the permission. This bear can has a very good weight to space ratio and is affordable. It's easy to open with the right technique. It's low weight is only beaten by carbon fiber reinforced bear cans that cost $200 and more. Great product.
Read that this item is difficult to open but decided to try it anyway. I absolutely cannot open it without a pry (like a screwdriver). My husband is able to open it, but this means he is a mandatory accessory when it's dinner time. If you don't have the hand strength of a large man, don't get a Bear Vault.
The good - - it works. We watch the bear work on it for 15-20 minutes before I gave up. The bad - - this thing is very hard to open, especially when it's cold. It also weighs a fair bit. I am sure that both of those could be improved with small design modifications.
It was a Father's Day gift. He loves it & hopes to use it soon. Extremely durable. I think he should put his cookies in it to keep the grandkids from sneaking them.