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.
|Length:||12.7 in / 32.26 cm|
|Weight:||41 oz / 1162.33 g|
|Diameter:||8.7 in / 22.1 cm|
Best bear can on the market for the price. Period.
Bought 2 of these. First time out in the BWCA, placed the barrels as instructed. Left alone for no more than 3 hours. Black bear bit through the top of the blue barrel directly under the lid on both barrels and carried them off! It wasn't just a tooth mark either. Tore large holes in each barrel. I can't imagine what a grizzly would have done.... On an up note, we were able to salvage some of the food after we found the barrels. I will be re-evaluating food storage for my next trip.
We didn't see any bears so I can't comment on how well it protected the food, but I was prepared.
got a great price on the bear vault. fact of life that we need to carry these in certain parks.