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06/09/2022 08:37PM  
BearVault just launched two new sizes, the BV475 and BV425. The BV475 falls between the existing BV500 and BV450. The BV425 is smaller than the BV450.

Unfortunately, their launch does not include larger sizes that could take the place of the 30 and 60L blue barrels commonly used in the BWCA.
 
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06/10/2022 11:35AM  
I know their target market is backpackers, but I wonder if they even could make one bigger - maybe in the 20-30 liter range. As they increase the height and width, would it lose its structural integrity? Perhaps become more brittle?
 
06/10/2022 04:02PM  
A 30L would be fantastic. I suspect you are right about the structural integrity. It would probably need thicker plastic/extra structural elements. I'm no engineer/materials scientist though.

A guy can dream...
 
schweady
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06/10/2022 08:17PM  
Dang... geo, can you edit the subject line to 'New SMALLER BearVault sizes' so others don't get all excited, only to have their dreams dashed after clicking on the message? :-/
 
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06/10/2022 09:46PM  
Since the USFS rescinded the rule, I returned my Ursack and I’m going in with the old blue 30L barrel on Monday.
 
06/11/2022 11:11AM  
schweady: "Dang... geo, can you edit the subject line to 'New SMALLER BearVault sizes' so others don't get all excited, only to have their dreams dashed after clicking on the message? :-/
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I didn't want to be alone in my grief.
 
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06/12/2022 01:10PM  
geotramper: "schweady: "Dang... geo, can you edit the subject line to 'New SMALLER BearVault sizes' so others don't get all excited, only to have their dreams dashed after clicking on the message? :-/
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I didn't want to be alone in my grief."

:-)
 
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