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Bear Vault Update - Test Lids Available

In 2007 a bear at Marcy Dam in the Adirondacks learned how to open BearVault models BV350/400.  In response to this a revised lid has been developed that is backwards compatible with BV350/400s.  This new lid is the same size/weight as the BV350/400 lid, however it has two bumps to be pressed in to open it rather than one bump.
 
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Whether or not this new lid stumps the Marcy Dam bear will only be borne out with field testing in May/June 2008 at Marcy Dam.  We are sending lids to the rangers to test; however if you will be hiking in the Marcy Dam area in May/June 2008 and want to test this new lid with your model BV350/400 BearVault, please contact BearVault.  The more interactions we get with this very talented bear the better.
 
This new lid only fits on BV350/400s; these models have a large red decal on the lid with the model number.  Please ensure you have such a lid before contacting us to ask for a lid to test as older models (BV110B to BV300) are not compatible with this lid. BearVault can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a lid for field testing. 
 
If you do take one of the new lids into the field at Marcy Dam and have a bear interaction, we would like to hear how it turned out. You can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us toll free at 866-301-3442
 
If the field testing is successful, this new lid will then be offered to all BearVault owners who hike in the Marcy Dam area of the Adirondacks. If you don’t hike there, your current model is just fine as only at this location has there been any problems with BearVaults.
 
Thank you.
 
Jamie and Cindy
BearVault owners