Approval Status

Prior Year Models:
BV110B/200
Prior Year Models:
BV250/300/350/400
Current Models:
BV450/500
Black Bear Approved by SIBBG Yes Yes Yes
Grizzly Bear Approved by IGBC No Yes Yes

Note: Only the BV 450 / 500 models are currently sold.

HISTORY OF APPROVALS

In October 2003 the BearVault® was Conditionally Certified by the SIBBG. Production began in November, and just one year later, after a full year of field use by many backpackers, the Conditional Certification was changed to fully approved by the SIBBG.

Since 2004, we have made a few design changes and have also been grizzly bear approved by the Inter-agency Grizzly Bear Committee. This involves a similar one-hour test in the hands of a mighty Grizzly.