Next Batch Available on May 1
The Bears Ears combine a light pack with superior support for a bear canister.
Warning: Last items in stock!
ALL SIZES SOLD OUT. NEXT BATCH EARLY MAY.
One of a kind lightweight pack that hauls big bear canisters comfortably and conveniently.
35 liters plus pocket, plus bear can.
35 lbs max carrying capacity.
Supports canisters 10.5" or longer. Optimized for: Bear Vault 500, Bearikade Weekender, Blazer, Expedition and larger. Does not work with BV 450 and Scout sized cans.
Frameless design with padded hipbelt
Carry the canister full and access food easily during the day, without removing the can from the pack.
Full wrap, floating hipbelt with direct load transfer from the canister. User replaceable.
Secure accordion style roll top with one strap. Quick access without snaps, Velcro or side buckles. No Y-strap to untangle.
Single wrap around exterior pocket for cold soak jar, wet DCF, rain gear, Melly, Kettle Chips.
Dedicated ice axe/ trekking pole carry and CCF pad attachment
Dual water bottle holders with non-contortionist access, on hipbelt. User replaceable.
Optional removable shoulder strap pockets
Replace the bear canister with our Cargo Sack, Ursack, packraft, climbing equipment, winter specific bulk, when on trips without bear pressure.
210d GridStop and 330d Cordura
Removable foam back panel
Size medium with one bottle holder on hipbelt (included), otherwise stripped: 25 ounces
Sternum strap, plus 0.7 oz (included in purchase)
Foam frame sheet, plus 1.1 oz (included in purchase)
Ice axe loops, plus 0.3 oz (included in purchase)
CCF pad loops, plus 0.3 oz (included in purchase)
Additional water bottle holder, plus 1.2 oz (optional)
Shoulder strap pocket, plus 1.0 oz (optional)
With hipbelt resting on hip bone (right below waist), the correct torso sizing is indicated by shoulder straps going horizontal or either very slightly uphill or downhill from user's shoulders to pack.
A pack that is too small is indicated by shoulder straps wrapping user's shoulders and going down to pack.
If the top of pack is leaning away from user it is likely too small.
When in doubt size up. Our torso sizing jumps in 1.5" increments
Always attach canister before stuffing pack.
Avoid packing hard, angular items in area against bear canister.
Shown here with Bearikade Blazer
Carrying harness and bear canister area close-up.
Big wrap-around pocket with no-mesh sides to avoid snagging on brush.
Accordion style top closure
Ice axe and CCF pad attachments. Trekking poles can be bundled with pad or shorter ones stuck in the big pocket
Early prototype with an Ursack Major XL in lieu of canister
In-house testing by CousCous on a 30 day trip down the spine of the Sierra.