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BearVault Bear Resistant Food Canister for Hikers, Backpackers, and Campers | Clear, Durable, and Easy to Use | Bear, Wildlife & Rodent Resistant | Cache All Your Scented Items | National Park

4.2 out of 5 stars 386 customer reviews

Price: $66.95 - $79.95
  • CLEAR AND EASY TO USE: Where’s your breakfast? BearVault is transparent and has a wide opening so you can easily find and grab items, without emptying the contents onto the forest floor. The lid is rain-proof and tool-free lid: no fiddling or losing small parts.
  • GRIZZLY & BLACK BEAR TESTED: Keep your food and scented items protected from raids by bears, rodents, and other wildlife. Tested and approved by Grizzly (IGBC) and Black Bear (SIBBG) Testing Facilities, a BearVault even survived 48 hours locked in a cage with two hungry black bears!
  • EVERY OUNCE MATTERS: This is THE lightest plastic bear container on the market, for its volume. This model stores approximately 7 days of food for one person – perfect for groups sharing food, or for extended hikes.
  • PACKS EASILY, DOUBLES AS STOOL: Oops – your pack is too full? No problem, the BearVault includes guides to strap it onto your pack. At camp, you’ll find your BV500 makes a perfect camp stool too, with a stable base and flat lid.
  • APPROVED CANISTER OF CHOICE: 9 out of 10 PCT Thru-Hikers use a BV500. BearVault is approved by all National Parks and all National Forests with canister regulations. For a safe outdoor experience, take a BearVault with you on the trail or while exploring in bear country. For Long Distance Trails like the PCT - Pacific Crest Trail, JMT - John Muir Trail, AT - Appalachian Trail, and CDT - Continental Divide Trail, the BV500 is the ideal size.

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Tried and tested by over a quarter million outdoor enthusiasts, BearVault has been the industry leader for some 15 years. Nothing else compares. Foiling grizzly bears and black bears at test facilities, and wild bears throughout campsites in North America, BearVault canisters have been put to the test by more bears than any other canister on the market.


BearVault is hands down the easiest bear canister to use, open and close, see and access your food, carry, and protect your food. It is lightweight yet super rugged, and keeps your food protected from raids by bears, rodents, and other wildlife.


Whether you are trekking over peaks and passes, exploring wild forests, gliding through the waters of the backwoods, or enjoying nature on an overnight adventure – put your worries aside by properly storing your food and scented items. Sit back (using your BearVault as a stool), relax, and enjoy nature.


They say “a fed bear is a dead bear”, and it is true: every year over a thousand bears are put down when they become habituated to food and trash left around by people. Thank you for securely protecting your own food, and doing your part to keep bears wild.


We stand by our product, and we’re here to help. New BearVault products that are sold by authorized dealers come with a limited lifetime warranty. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out.

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: Bear Vault
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 386 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,505 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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