Here we take a quick look at the top 4 bear canisters on the market. We go over shape, weight, capacity, and price.
Garcia – This bear canister gets * * * * from us.
Weight – 2lbs 12oz
Capacity – 10 liters
This canister is very sturdy and strong. It is also easy to open with a knife or quarter. The top is also flat which makes for a good small table or chair. Some down sides are the weight of the canister, which is at the higher end compared to the others.
Bearvault – This bear canister gets * * * from us and comes in two sizes BV500 and BV450.
Weight – bv450 2lbs 1oz bv500 2lbs 9oz
Capacity – bv450 7.2 liters bv500 11.5 liters
Price – The BV500 ($79.95) BV450 ($69.95)
Some people have said that the canister is hard to open and close with the thread of the screw stripping out occasionally. Others have also said the canister has been broken into by bears and not 100% bear proof.
Counter Assault – This bear canister gets * * * * from us. This canister is easy to open and does not strip out. Also very sturdy and strong. Retail price is $79.95. Some down sides are the top is rounded so it does not work well for a table or seat. Also the screws in the lid do poke through the bottom of the lid so if packed very tight it can puncture bags packed at the very top of the canister. This canister weighs 3 lbs. 10 oz. The capacity is 11.7 liter.
Lighter1 – This canister gets * * * * from us. It comes in two sizes Lil Sami, weight 1lbs 11oz, capacity 5 liter, price $94.95. The larger size is called the Big Daddy, weight 2lbs 11oz, capacity 11.5 liters, price $99.95. The major draw to this canister is the lid that doubles as a cooking pan. This helps with pack space but seems similar to the bearvault, which has been broken into before.