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The Hybrid is a regular shaped pack that will adapt to bear canister carry when needed

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A normal framed pack of fifty'ish liter capacity until the need arises to carry a big bear canister. Then the uniquely designed compound curves of the bottom area folds in, which together with a strap harness cradles a bear canister securely. 

For more than the occasional use of bear canisters, please consider our other Bears Ears Packs. The focused design on those cradles the canister better with less long term fabric wear

Versions

Regular and UL

The UL is built with a simplified front pocket and lighter hardware thru-out. Only in 45 liter

Capacity

45: Main compartment is 45 liters with three rolls, plus outside wrap-around pocket (6 L), plus bottle holder (1 L), for a total volume of 52 liters. Attach a canister and the main area shrinks to 35/38 liters

55: Main compartment is 55 liters with three rolls, plus outside wrap-around pocket (6 L), plus bottle holder (1 L), for a total volume of 62 liters. Attach a canister and the main area shrinks to 45/48 liters

Capable of hauling 40+ lb in a well balanced fashion, specifically aimed at providing comfort for rugged terrain

Supports low center of gravity placement of bear canisters like the Bear Vault 500/475, Bearikade Weekender, Blazer, Expedition

The smaller BV 450/425 and Bearikade Scout sized cans fits inside 

Features

Carry the canister full and access food during the day

Double 7075 aluminum stays connected directly to hipbelt and top load lifters

Full wrap, floating hipbelt with dual density foam. User replaceable

Secure accordion style roll top with one strap. Quick access without snaps, Velcro or side buckles. No Y-strap to untangle

One large wrap around front pocket of about 6-8 liter capacity

Dedicated ice axe/ trekking pole carry

Lashing loops on front side above canister area for horizontal carry of light to medium bundles

Daisy chain on front pocket for light attachments

Dual water bottle holders with non-contortionist access, on hipbelt. Won't fall out when tying shoes. 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

We build with non-laminates where we can for long term seam holding ability and strength. The GridStop/UltraGrid/Robic combo is proven and dependable

In areas of unavoidable abrasion, like the pack bottom, we use Challenge Ultra TX. This is a techy 4 layer material made from woven Dyneema bonded to a PET film, x-grid and interior 70d polyester liner

Removable CCF foam back panel

Weight

Size medium/large ready to go with foam frame sheet, one bottle holder on hipbelt, sternum strap and ice axe/CCF pad loops:  

45 ltr - 36 oz.  55 ltr - 37 oz

UL 45 ltr - 33 oz

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/bushwhacking 

Size up to get a more traditional fit dedicated for trail use, with more volume and increased comfort near load limit

Use this chart for sizing; or measure an existing pack and relate the numbers to the ones above

Designed for long term usage 

Mostly 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 sewn-in elastic shock cords.

Bottom fabric is Ultra Dyneema bonded to 70d poly and X-grid for added abrasion resistance where it matters .

Notes:

Attach canister before stuffing pack

Avoid pinching fabric against corners of bear canister

Avoid packing hard, angular items in area against bear canister

Hybrid UL with the fabric bottom folded in for canister carry

The non-UL Hybrid in regular pack mode

Hybrid UL

Hybrid with Bearikade Blazer

The simplified front pocket on the UL 

The correct way to carry the sharp cornered Bearikade brand of canisters: the entire circumference of the end cap visible, and no pinching of pack fabric

This picture illustrates the wrong mounting method for Bearikade canisters: The sharp corners of the end cap is buried in fabric; and the horizontal keeper strap is pinching part of the bottom material, both of which can lead to abrasion.

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Hybrid Info page

Hybrid Info page

The Hybrid is a regular shaped pack that will adapt to bear canister carry when needed

Info page only - see pack availability elsewhere

Product Options
Volume

Value reflects a size M/L. Expect slightly different volumes with other torso sizes.

 
45 liter internal, plus pockets - 52 total
 
 
55 liter internal, plus pockets - 62 total
 
 
UL Version - 45 liter internal, plus pockets - 52 total
 
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
Hipbelt should at least partially ride on the upper part of the hipbone. The body's circumference here is usually greater that 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"
 
Materials

Our fabrics are waterproof but the construction does not allow for seam sealing, ie the pack is NOT waterproof. Always keep life saving insulation pieces sealed in a drybag.

 
GridStop/UltraGrid/Robic with Ultra TX bottom area
 
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