Heavy but sturdy and difficult to enter, even with opposable thumbs. I
have used it but had no run ins with bears. So this is all I can say
about it so far.
Very sturdy, hard for me to get into at times so should be bear proof!
Best volume-to-weight ratio of the bear cans. The tab on the top you
have to press in to get past the stop is tough with bare hands after a
day on the trail; but added pressure from a spoon handle or anything
else gets you past it.
Nice big bear canister. Best one
for the price. Great Service, got
it in just a few days. Would
recommend it to all backpackers
going into bear country.
Best bear can on the market for
the price. Period.
Best canister on the market for
the price. Only Bearicade is better
and it's over $200. Can't find a
better option when hiking in bear
Took this canister on a three
day hike in Colorado. This site
had the best price I could find
and I scoured the internet. It is
heavy so be prepared but it
works!! We met another couple
who had had their food stolen
after they had tied it up in a
tree. The bear climbed the tree
and ruined their trip. This thing
is so much easier than tying
up. But it is super heavy so be
prepared and pack light
Excellent service! The bear
canister arrived only two days
after I ordered it. It was exactly
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.
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.)
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
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
Looking for a bear canister and
tired of renting? This is the
Bought for a trip to the BWCAW; very happy
with it. Holds quite a bit; we had four in our
party, and so we put a couple of days of food in
it and hung the rest in a bag, and then restocked
the Bear Vault as needed.