If you are going to thru-hike the John Muir Trail, you are going to need a bear canister. They may be heavy, unwieldy, and a nuisance, but they also are enormously effective. Which one should you use?
There are two ways to look at it, depending on what you most want to avoid: pressure on the bottom of your feet or pressure on your wallet. The two tables, below, should help.
By the way, links to all these options can be found here.
Good hiking, Ray
UPDATE: The two tables have been updated to incorporate the lid and handle on the two Lighter1 canisters. Since the lid may be used as a pot and bowl the manufacturers do not include that weight into the canister.
UPDATE 2: Please don’t look for a BearVault 550…there isn’t one! I should be BearVault 500. Sorry for the typo, and thanks to DM for spotting it!
UPDATE 3: Small adjustment on the BareBoxer weight, and I added a graph!