Revolutionary Lightweight Bear Resistant Food Canister called the BearVault. Finally the BearVault (or bearvault) brings a larger capacity yet lighter canister to the backpacker! The BearVault (or bearvault) has a rain-proof, tool free lid that provides full access to the contents for backpackers who need a bear resistant food canister. Hold down strap guides to easily attach the bear resistant food canister (or bearvault) to an external frame pack for backpacking. Transparent polycarbonate makes the bear resistant food canister (or bearvault) impact resistant while allowing the backpacker to easily locate the food inside the bearvault.
BearVault, bear resistant food canisters

Product Details

Model BV500
&
Model BV450 Solo

Approved by:

  US Patent #'s
7,128,233
8,146,769
Made in the U.S.A.
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  • Lighter for backpacking when every ounce counts!
    • BV450 Solo Only 2 lbs 1 oz.
    • BV500 Only 2 lbs 9 oz.

  • Larger capacity for the space you need!
    • BV450 Solo has 4 days capacity
    • BV500 has 7 days capacity.

  • Super rugged transparent polycarbonate housing resists impacts without shattering!

  • Innovative patent pending design so you can open and close the lid without tools!

  • Extra wide, rain proof opening provides full access for loading, unloading, and finding items!

  • Built in guides keep tie down straps in place so extra carrying case is not needed to attach to backpack!

Product Comparisons

Features

BearVault
Model BV450 Solo

BearVault
Model BV500

Garcia Backpackers' Cache™  Model 812

Weight

2 lbs. 1 oz. (0.94kg)

2 lbs. 9 oz. (1.16kg)

2 lbs. 12 oz. (1.25kg)

Food capacity / Interior volume (usable space)

440 cubic inches (7.2 ltr)
4 days

700 cubic inches (11.5 ltr)
7 days

615 cubic inches (10.l ltr)
6 days

Easy access wide opening

Yes (38 sq. in.)

Yes (38 sq. in.)

No (25 sq. in.)

Transparent for easy food selection

Yes

Yes

No

Tool free operation

Yes

Yes

No

Rain proof opening

Yes

Yes

No

Easy to attach to backpack with built in strap guides

Yes

Yes

No (carrying case recommended)

Easy to slip into backpack

Yes

Yes

Yes

Material

Super rugged polycarbonate housing

Super rugged polycarbonate housing

ABS plastic

Dimensions

8.7in. dia. (22.1cm) x
8.3in. (21.1cm)

8.7 in. dia. (22.1cm) x
12.7 in. (32.3cm)

8.8 in.dia. (22.4cm) x
12 in. (30.5cm)

Backpackers' Cache™ is a trademark of Garcia Machine, Visalia, California

BearVault Approval Status

Approval

 

Prior Year Models:
BV110B/200

Prior Year Models:
BV250/300/350/400

Current Models:
BV450/500

Black Bear Approved by SIBBG

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Grizzly Bear Approved by IGBC

 

No

Yes

Yes

Currently sold in Stores

 

No

No

Yes




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