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Bear Vault BV500 Bear Resistant Food Canister
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Rating Stars   Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (15 Reviews)

The Bear Vault BV500 Bear Resistant Food Canister is a super rugged transparent polycarbonate storage container that resists impacts without shattering. The lid of the Bear Vault BV500 Bear Resistant Food Canister 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.

Black Bear approved by SIBBG, Grizzy Bear approved by IGBC
7 Days capacity
Built in tie down strap guides
Lid opens and closes without tools
Transparent polycarbonate housing resists impacts without shattering
Item#: 4369
Weight: 41 oz / 1162.33 g
Material: Polycarbonate
Part Number UPC
BV500 0893554000097
Reviewer: Patty Rating: 5 Date: 03/31/2014
Review: Excellent service! The bear canister arrived only two days after I ordered it. It was exactly as described.

Reviewer: Clark Phillips Rating: 5 Date: 09/23/2013
Review: The top is not THAT difficult to unscrew... although when your hands are cold and you're ready to eat, you definitely wish it was easier. However, a bear canister that is NOT super easy to open sounds like a great bear canister! It does double nicely as a stool to sit on while eating. Its light weight. I was EASILY able to fit 5 days worth of food in it. I believe you could fit up to 8 assuming you don't eat like a king.

Reviewer: Laura Rating: 5 Date: 09/23/2013
Review: Great product! Lightweight; large opening makes it easy to use and to clean; convenient as a camp stool/table; can be a bit of a pain to open, but the peace-of-mind is well worth it. (If you're having trouble turning the lid, applying some pressure to the canister with your knees while you turn usually does the trick.)

Reviewer: JW, Denver Rating: 5 Date: 09/23/2013
Review: We purchased one of these for a backcountry hiking/camping trip in Rocky Mountain. The bears up there are getting more aggressive these days and bear canisters are now required. ACK was initially out of stock, but their great customer service got the canister to us in plenty of time for our trip. The canister itself is great. Difficult to give it an awesome because these things are just so darn heavy and a real pain to hump with. We've tried all the others (except the super light/super expensive one) and this is the lightest in its price class. It's clear and that makes it easier to root around for that one thing that you need that always seems to fall to the bottom. Looking for a bear canister and tired of renting? This is the one.

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