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The smallest of bear canisters, this little can is perfect for a quick overnight trip, for sharing out the load in a group, or for your lunch left at a base while you venture and explore, climb, fish, or hunt. This size allows hikers, regardless of age, build, or fitness, the independence to manage and carry their own backcountry food safely. The same quality, design, and bear worthiness as BearVault's classic bear containers, the BV425-Sprint makes for a simple, light 1-2 day sprint into bear country.

This BearVault model has approval from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee.

Do not put DEET containers inside this product.


WARNING for California customers: This product can expose you to chemicals including carbon black, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and bisphenol A, 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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305 cubic inches / 1.3 gal / 5 liters
1 lb. 12 oz. (800 g)
8.7 in. dia. (22.1 cm) x 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Other Features:
  • Specifically designed to be wide, round and slippery to reduce leverage points for entry from bear jaws, claws and paws.
  • Weight is low and volume is high, thanks to the durable, polycarbonate construction.
  • Transparent canister is easy to see into and doesn’t require you to empty the contents of the container to find specific items.
  • Wide opening allows you to reach all the way in to find your tasty treats.
  • Screw-on lid is intuitive and secure, and doesn’t require extra tools to operate; no need to overtighten.
  • The ideal place for your can is inside your pack just above your sleeping bag.
  • Rounded corners allow for smooth packing and removal.
  • Container doubles as a camp stool, a luxury most backpackers leave behind; close lid fully when using as a stool to preserve the screw-top threads.
  • This BearVault model has approval from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee.
  • Fits about 1-2 days of food for one person.
  • Do not put DEET products inside the BearVault or handle the BearVault with DEET on one's hands.

California Prop. 65 Info
BearVault uses a proprietary polycarbonate resin 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 uses a specially-formulated food-grade polycarbonate that meets federally regulated levels as set by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), code 21CFR177.1580 . This polycarbonate housing also complies with European standards for food-safe containers, as set by the European Union Law, Commission Directive 2002/72/EC.

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 their supplier. A Prop 65 warning informs consumers of likely exposure; note, however, that it is not a regulatory decision that a product is "safe" or "unsafe".

If you are concerned about exposure, you can reduce it with actions like washing your hands after using this product. We also recommend that you use and care for the product as follows:
• Pack your food in bags or containers within the BearVault. This minimizes exposure, and also helps with organization and keeping the food clean for your consumption while you’re working in your camp kitchen.
• Wash your canister with cold water and a mild soap. Use hot water only if necessary.
• Keep your canister away from damaging chemicals, like DEET.

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