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Write a review for Bear Vault BV450 Bear Resistant Food Canister
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There's a utube vid of a child
showing how to open this using
a flexible credit card against
the lid/lock. EASY !
I'm hopeful BEARS aren't
watching this vid or carrying
credit cards ;)
This product worked as advertised. It is
easy to open and holds a lot. I didn't
test it in the wilderness to see how it
held up against animals, but it worked
well to keep food outside of a tent.
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
A sturdy container, and easily holds
several days of food plus other odorous
items. Fits nicely in my 3800cu pack. I like
that I can see through it. Definitely hard to
open, but I don't view this a negative; I
simply use the back of my knife to press
on the latch. I had a chance to try one
that had been used for awhile and it was
much easier to open. I think the locking
mechanism may loosen up over time.
Makes an OK seat. ACK had the best price
Overall, I'm pretty happy with the BV450,
although I wish I didn't need a canister at
I took the Bear Vault BV450 to
some freezing weather in the
John Muir Wilderness of
California. I found it a
little harder to open than
back home, most likely because
my hands were cold and
sensitive. I solved this
problem by using the handle of
my pocket knife to push in on
the lid. Has not yet been
tested with a bear, thank
goodness, but it served quite
good as a chair. Im happy with
Prompt service. Product exactly
easy to use
It is true, it is difficult to open the Bear
Vault 450 I found that after a couple of days
the plastic tabs eased and opening the
canister did get easier r maybe my technique
got better. I used this for a Kayak trip on
the Washington coast and it fit perfectly
through my 8" hatches. My only gripe is that
they are not waterproof. Had one guy get a
leak in his compartment and the canister was
turned on its side in the compartment and
everything inside was soaked! Make sure to
store in the upright position.
still not sure about this bear container!
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.
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