Wild Ideas Bearikade Canister's are made of a lightweight carbon fiber composite. Humans can open them easily with a coin or screwdriver blade, however, animals cannot! Rent the mid-size Weekender for a mid-distance trip! You can pick up the canister at our shop in Bishop; to select a canister to be mailed anywhere in the United States see Bear Canister Rental: Ship to Me.
I used this for the JMT while having one of the lesser plastic counterparts at home and was absolutely thrilled with the weight, ease of use, and durability of the bearikade. Bear canisters are never going to be a backpackers favorite item but if I had to buy one again, I’d 1000% go with the bearikade. I picked it up the day before starting my hike and dropped it off the day I finished - their hours of operation made it really easy to plan around. One of the best decisions I made in planning my thru-hike.
No bears in this can!
First time using this type of bear can, it’s great.
I called to ask if it was possible to pick up the canisters the night before my pick up date, they said it was fine. First time renting and I highly recommend doing it again.
Lightest option on market. Easy to open/close. Weekender served my needs for 7.5 days. Fit horizontally in Zpacks 60L backpack. Sage to Summit is super convenient with friendly, helpful staff.