Use & Care

BearVault Maintenance

To keep your BearVault in top condition:

  • Clean: Wash off dirt and grime, especially on threads.
  • Chemical-Free: Keep DEET and other chemical products away.
  • Store: Away from UV light, at room temperature. At camp, choose a shady spot.
  • Close the lid securely:
    • Line threads up; the lid should swivel on smoothly.
    • Two clicks of the lid snaps past the stopper = securely closed.
    • Do not overtighten.
    • Keep the threads clean
    • Fully close the lid before using it as a chair

Tips and Tricks

Opening Lid: Most hikers can open lids with pressure – but if your fingers are cold, or the air pressure has changed, it may be harder. Here’s a little trick: place a plastic card between the stopper and the snaps, to help them glide past.

Lid Threads Sticky: Clean, then apply a food-grade silicon lubricant.