The only difference between the new BV450 and the older
BV350 is that the lid has an extra bump which must be pressed in to open it.
The BV450 is the same size weight and size as the older BV350
Weight: 2 lbs 1 oz.
Dimensions: 8.7" diameter x 8.0" long Interior Volume (usable space): 440 cu in (7 L)
Capacity: holds approximately 4 day capacity
Transportation: designed to fit into a backpack or can be attached
to the outside of a pack using the retention guides on the outside of
the BearVault Solo.
Note: *Approved by The Sierra Interagency Black Bear Group and
the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee.
Approved by the SIBBG and IGBC
Super rugged transparent polycarbonate housing resists impacts without
Innovative design so you can open and close without tools
Extra wide rain-proof opening provides full access for loading
Built in guides keep tie down straps in place so extra carrying case
is not needed to attach to backpack
Close up view of the built in retention
guides. The retention guides keep straps like the one pictured above in
place when transporting the bearvault.
Image above shows two Bearvault Solos
with a standard one gallon milk jug in the middle. The milk jug is filled
2.3" with fluid, which is the same weight as the empty BearVault
Bear Resistant Food Canister Information
The SIBBG requires or strongly advises all backpackers to carry and use approved
bear-resistant food storage canisters instead of other less effective methods
such as hanging food. Even properly hung food is routinely reached by bears.
Approved bear canisters are recognized as the only effective portable means
of food storage in certain areas. Proper precautions with bears keep the bears
wild and neither attracted to nor dependent upon people for food. This helps
eliminate bear-human conflict and protects personal property, food, and the
In addition to food, bears are also attracted to anything with an odor including
sunscreen, insect repellent, soap, and toothpaste. These items can be stored
inside a bear canister.
For more information on where bear canisters are needed, or the proper procedures
and precautions while enjoying bear country, visit the SIBBG website http://www.SierraWildBear.net
or the National Park Service website http://www.nps.gov
The innovative BearVault lid screws on and locks without requiring
tools to operate.
To open: 1. Hold housing firmly between knees or boots
2. Turn the lid counter clock-wise until the snap on the side of the lid hits
the stop on the housing.
3. Press in the snap on the side of the lid with your finger to clear the housing
stop; you must press no more than 1/4" above the snap.
4. Once the snap on the side of the lid is clear of the housing stop, continue
unscrewing the lid.
To close: 1. Hold the BearVault firmly as described above and screw the lid clock-wise
onto the housing until the lid snaps past the housing stop; you will hear an
To strap the BearVault to the outside of a backpack:
1. Place the canister against the backpack and rotate it so that the strap dimples
face away from the backpack.
2. Position the tie-down straps between the dimples and cinch the canister down
securely onto the backpack. No extra carrying case is needed.
Store the BearVault at least 100 yards downwind of your camp.
If possible, store the BearVault in the shade to keep the contents cooler. Never
keep a bear canister in your tent!