Bearikade Weekender MKII

 

Bearikade Weekender MKII
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Bearikade Weekender MKII
Manufacturer Wild Ideas
Page By rhyang
Page Type Jun 17, 2007 / Jun 17, 2007
Object ID 3436
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Product Description

This is a high-tech canister made of carbon fiber and aluminum - basically the lightest (and priciest) bear canister you can buy commercially :
  • Capacity : 650 cubic inches
  • Weight: 31 ounces
  • Dimensions: 9 inch diameter x 10 inch length
The MKII has some improvements over previous models - if you have an older unit, contact the company for a retrofit.

Wild Ideas also makes a larger unit, called the Expedition (900 cubic inches, 37 oz).

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rhyang - Jun 17, 2007 9:34 pm - Voted 4/5

You get what you pay for
This is pretty much the best fully-approved hard-sided bear canister you can buy. It's even waterproof.

The end caps are glued on, and apparently the adhesive is not rated for extreme temperatures, so cooking on top of these is not recommended. However, they make reasonable seats :)

Like the Garcia canisters, the top opens up via three latches which can be operated via a coin or something similar.

I bought mine a number of years ago as part of a group discount deal; since then Wild Ideas has raised the single-unit price by $30. You can also rent these from the company or from some of the national parks.

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