BearVault BV500

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Keep the bears out

The BearVault BV500 bear canister is designed to keep your food safe from bears and other critters. It has been tested and is now grizzly approved. It is also larger and easier to use than many other bear canisters, with tool-free opening. The BearVault has received the 2004 Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice Award.

Please note that this BearVault bear canister is not approved in the High Peaks Area of New York Adirondack State Park.
Do not put DEET containers inside this product.

WARNING for California customers: This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to


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700 cubic inches
2 lbs. 9 oz. (1.16 kg)
8.7 in. dia. (22.1cm) x 12.7 in. (32.3cm)
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Other Features:
Nice wide mouth (38 sq. in.) for easy access
Transparent so you can see what you are looking for
Opens without tools
7 day capacity (1 person), 3-4 days for 2 people

Black Bear Approved by SIBBG
Grizzly Bear Approved by IGBC
Do not put DEET products inside the BearVault or handle the BearVault with DEET on one's hands.

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
BearVault uses polycarbonate because of its extraordinary strength-to-weight advantages. This translates into a lighter weight, stronger bear canister for adventurers like you, who are hauling the weight over long distances because you care - not just about your next meal, but also about protecting bears and keeping them wild.
BearVault's polycarbonate housing contains BPA (bisphenol-A), one of the 950 chemicals subject to Prop 65. The concentration of BPA in this product is minuscule, but still present: less than 100 ppm (parts per million) - in other words, it makes up less than 0.0001 of the canister housing, according to our supplier. A Prop 65 warning informs consumers of likely exposure; note, however, that it is not a regulatory decision that a product is "safein. or "unsafein. .

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