Bears Ears UL

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

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

Capacity:

25 liters plus pocket, plus bear can; 25 lbs max carrying capacity. Supports canisters 7" or longer. Optimized for: Bear Vault 450, Bearikade Scout. If keeping the weight within the limit, bigger canisters can be used as well. Bearikade Expedition not recommended

32 liters plus pocket, plus bear can; 30 lbs max carrying capacity. Optimized for BV 500/ Bearikade Blazer. Does not hold smaller canisters, such as BV 450/Scout. 

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 UltraGrid/GridStop with 210d/420d Robic

Weights:

25 liter version in size medium with one bottle holder on hipbelt (included), otherwise stripped: 21 ounces

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)

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

Designed for long term usage 

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

Bottle holders/shoulder strap pockets user replaceable.

Shockcords 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 bottom fabric to abrade/abuse.

Notes:

Always attach canister before stuffing pack.

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

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

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Bears Ears UL

Bears Ears UL

SOLD OUT

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

Product Options
Base Pack

Average size of main compartment. Exterior pockets and accessories are added to this value to reflect full pack volume

 
25 Liter - With narrow canister harness and lighter hipbelt, For BV450/Scout and up. Bearikade Expedition not recommended
 
 
25 Liter - With regular canister harness and hipbelt, for BV500/Weekender up to Bearikade Expedition. Will NOT hold BV450/Scout
 
 
32 Liter - Holds canisters from size BV500 and up
 
Hipbelt Size

Hipbelt should at least partially ride on the upper part of the hipbone. The body's circumference here is usually greater than the waist; if in doubt measure yourself

 
Small ; Waist 28 - 30 ; Minimum Cinched Size 26"
 
 
Medium ; Waist 32 - 34 ; Minimum Cinched Size 30"
 
 
Large ; Waist 36 - 38 ; Minimum Cinched Size 34"
 
 
Extra Large ; Waist 40 - 44 ; Minimum Cinched Size 38"
 
Torso Size
 
Small 15 - 16.5"
 
 
Medium 17" - 18.5"
 
 
Large 19" - 20.5"
 
 
Tall 21" - 22 ½"
 
Main Color

Hipbelt, shoulder straps and a few other pieces remain plain black regardless of color combo selection

 
Black - more durable, slightly heavier
 
 
Castlerock
 
 
Silverado
 
 
Dark Chili
 
 
Avocado - SOLD OUT - PLEASE DO NOT SELECT
 
 
Blue Smoke
 
 
Coyote Brown
 
 
Blue Wave
 
Color for Pockets; Various Accents

Hipbelt, shoulder straps and a few other pieces remain plain black regardless of color combo selection

 
Black - more durable, slightly heavier
 
 
Castlerock
 
 
Silverado
 
 
Dark Chili
 
 
Avocado - SOLD OUT - PLEASE DO NOT SELECT
 
 
Blue Smoke
 
 
Coyote Brown
 
 
Blue Wave
 
Trim Color

Select the color of pocket cord channels and shock cord, where applicable

 

 
Black
 
 
Orange
 
 
Light Grey
 
 
Tan
 
 
Blue
 
Foam Back Panel

Removable 1/4" CCF panel in zippered inside pocket

 
No Thanks
 
 
Include Foam Panel
 
Water Bottle Location

The hipbelt is capable of carrying up to two bottle holders - or two hipbelt pockets - or one bottle holder and one hipbelt pocket.

 
No Holders Needed
 
 
Left Side Only
 
 
Right Side Only
 
 
Both Sides
 
Bottle Size

Please indicate bottle type so we can mount the correct size for you

 
No Bottles
 
 
Smart Water style, 0.75 and 1 liter
 
 
Nalgene 1 liter and Smart Water style 1.5 liter
 
Hipbelt Pocket

The hipbelt is capable of carrying up to two bottle holders - or two hipbelt pockets - or one bottle holder and one hipbelt pocket.

 
No Thanks
 
 
Hipbelt Pocket, One Side
 
 
Hipbelt Pockets, Both Sides