Designed by Backpackers, Tested by BearsBearvault : Bear Proof Containers, Keep your food safe and keep the wildlife healthy.
The concept for the BearVault was born during a 2002 Sierra backpacking trip, when Jamie Hogan hiked with friends from the San Diego Hiking Club. Camped around a mountain lake, the group was lamenting the problems they had with bear canisters. Everybody agreed the available canisters were too heavy, held too little and had too small an opening. Several hikers had external frame packs, and attaching the slippery, tapered canisters of the time to those packs was a problem. With these things in mind, Jamie set out to create a better canister.
With so many concerns, the design had to be radically different. Their canister used a unique a child resistant screw-on cap and a flexible, yet tough body that would bend, but not break under tremendous pressure. Since its founding, the BearVault has continued to receive subtle improvements to its designs, and has been tested against many, many bears. All models of their bear containers since 2004 are both Grizzly Bear and Black Bear approved, and have stood up to many hours of assault from each type of bear. The BearVault is the perfect solution for carrying food when hiking and camping anywhere bears roam.
At OutlandUSA.com, we love BearVault for their simplicity, and functionality. Its hard to find a bear cannister thats lighter, tougher, or better for carrying food. Give BearVault a try.
Bear Encounters Bear Vault
A video of a black bear trying to open a BearVault container.