Bears Ears 50

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Still available with a one week lead time during our summer closure.

The Bears Ears combine a light pack with superior support for a bear canister.  

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$313.50

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$330.00

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Still available with a one week lead time during our summer closure.

One of a kind lightweight pack that hauls big bear canisters comfortably and conveniently in rugged terrain.

Capacity:

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.

Features:

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.

Materials:

210d GridStop and 330d Cordura

Removable foam back panel

Weights:

Size medium with one bottle holder on hipbelt (included), otherwise stripped: 25 ounces

Additional weight:

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)

Sizing:

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

Notes:

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

Taking advantage of the pack's modularity can broaden the usage. Left to right:

Snow mode. Our Cargo Sack carry bulky winter stuff while snowshoes are handy

Areas of low bear pressure can allow the use of an Ursack. Shown here is the Major XL with 7-8 days of food

Packrafting. The Cargo sack easily holds a full size raft; in this case an Alpaca Llama. Using a sack prevents holing the raft when hiking. Note that a short line is keeping the paddle shaft from sliding downwards

In-house testing by CousCous on a 30 day trip down the spine of the Sierra. 

Grade 
06/19/2021

Prototype Tester

Since no one else had posted a review yet, I thought that I'd post my thoughts on the Bear Ears Prototype. Keep in mind that I did not pay for this backpack, but I sure do love it! https://imgur.com/a/NMmNSVp

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Bears Ears 50

Bears Ears 50

Still available with a one week lead time during our summer closure.

The Bears Ears combine a light pack with superior support for a bear canister.  

Product Options
Torso Size
When in doubt size up.
 
Small 16 ½" - 18" SHIPS BEFORE 7-15
 
 
Medium 18" - 19 ½" SHIPS BEFORE 7-15
 
 
Large 19 ½" - 21" SHIPS BEFORE 7-15
 
 
Tall 21" - 22 ½" SHIPS BEFORE 7-15
 
Hipbelt Size

Recommended waist size is listed.

 
Small 28 - 30
 
 
Medium 32 - 34
 
 
Large 36 -38
 
 
Extra Large 40 - 44
 
Water Bottle Holder

Attaches to the hipbelt. Select the number and type of bottle you use. These holders are easily replaceable.

 
0.7/1.0 Liter Smart Water Style Bottle, Right Side
 
 
0.7/1.0 Liter Smart Water Style Bottle, Left Side
 
 
0.7/1.0 Liter Smart Water Style Bottle, Both Sides
 
 
One Liter Classic Nalgene, Right Side
 
 
One Liter Classic Nalgene, Left Side
 
 
One Liter Classic Nalgene, Both Sides
 
 
No Holders Needed