Bears Ears Framed All Season

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

This page describes the bigger, framed version.

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Limited Quantities, more being built currently. If you can add to cart it's available. Please inquire otherwise.

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

Stay here for framed version.

Go here for the original frameless Bears Ears

Go here for the stripped down Lite frameless version 

Capacity:

35 liters plus pockets, plus bear can.

40 lbs 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:

Carry the canister full and access food easily during the day, without removing the can from the pack.

Dual 7075 aluminum stays connected to padded hipbelt and top load lifters

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.

Two tall, solid fabric side pockets.

Two vertical daisychains allowing front side carry of special use items.

Optional detachable roomy mesh front pocket.

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 420d Robic

Removable foam back panel

Weights:

Size medium with foam frame sheet and one bottle holder on hipbelt (included), otherwise stripped: 34 oz

Additional weight:

Sternum strap, plus 0.7 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)

Large front removable mesh pocket, plus 3.5 oz (optional)

Shoulder strap pocket, plus 1.0 oz (optional)

Sizing:

Small/medium - 22.5" aluminum stays (lower edge hipbelt to load lifters) - 16.5" torso (mid-hipbelt to shoulder strap attachment point)

Medium/large - 25" aluminum stays (lower edge hipbelt to load lifters) - 19" torso (mid-hipbelt to shoulder strap attachment point)

Large/extra large - 27.5" aluminum stays (lower edge hipbelt to load lifters) - 21.5" torso (mid-hipbelt to shoulder strap attachment point)

 

The use of frames connected to load lifters allows for some overlap in sizing.

Choose a smaller pack if desiring a tight, snug fit for off trail use, and more clearance for wide brimmed hats. 

Size up for dedicated trail use, more volume and increased comfort near load limit.

Designed for long term usage 

Non-laminate main fabrics, with years of proven performance in the industry.

Bottle holders/shoulder strap pockets user replaceable.

Hipbelt foam/entire hipbelt user replaceable.

Shoulder straps user/factory replaceable.

Back panel foam user replaceable.

No Lycra pockets, no sewn-in Lycra stretch banding, no elastic shock cords.

No bottom fabric to abrade/abuse.

Notes:

Always attach canister before stuffing pack.

Avoid packing hard, angular items in area against bear canister.

 CousCous on a 30 day trip down the spine of the Sierra in 2019, carrying Bears Ears prototype #6.

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Bears Ears Framed All Season

Bears Ears Framed All Season

Limited Quantities, more being built currently. If you can add to cart it's available. Please inquire otherwise.

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

This page describes the bigger, framed version.

Product Options
Torso Size
 
Small/Medium - 16.5" torso (mid-hipbelt to shoulder strap attachment point) - 22.5" frames
 
 
Medium/Large - 19" torso (mid-hipbelt to shoulder strap attachment point) - 25" frames
 
 
Large/Extra Large - 21.5" torso (mid-hipbelt to shoulder strap attachment point) - 27.5" frames
 
Hipbelt Size
 
Small 28 - 30
 
 
Medium 32 - 34
 
 
Large 36 -38
 
 
Extra Large 40 - 44
 
Water Bottle Location
 
No Holders Needed
 
 
Left Side Only
 
 
Right Side Only
 
 
Both Sides
 
Front Pocket
 
No Thanks
 
 
Mesh Pocket - Detachable
 
 
Solid Pocket - Detachable
 
Bottle Size
 
No Bottles
 
 
Smart Water style, 0.75 and 1 liter
 
 
Nalgene 1 liter and Smart Water style 1.5 liter
 
Hipbelt Pocket
 
No Thanks
 
 
Hipbelt Pocket, One Side
 
 
Hipbelt Pockets, Both Sides