If you’re tired of carrying a heavy, hard-sided bear canister or trying to find the perfect tree for a bear hang at the end of a long day, you’re in the right place. Ursack bags are the only IGBC certified, soft-sided bear canister alternative that are both light weight and collapsible. Keep reading to determine which bag is best for you!
#1. Major vs. AllMitey – what's the difference?
If bears are your concern, consider a bag from the Major series. They’re made from bear-resistant black (or white) UHMWP fabric, feature a drawstring closure with included 6ft. high-tensile rope, and come in three sizes – the Major, Major XL, and Major 2XL.
If you want a more durable bag that offers protection from both bears AND critters, the AllMitey series is the way to go. These bags are made with the same UHMWP as the Major series but have rodent-resistant Kevlar fabric laminated to the interior of the bag. These feature the same closure system as the Majors and also come in three sizes – the AllMitey, Grizzly, and Kodiak.
#2. Which size should you buy?
This will depend on the length of your trip or the distance between resupplies. The Major and AllMitey (both 10L capacity) can store up to five days’ worth of food, while the Major XL (15L capacity) can hold up to seven days' worth of food. If your trip is longer or more remote, the Grizzly (20L capacity) can hold about nine days’ worth of food, and the Major 2XL and Kodiak (both 30L capacity) can hold 14 days’ worth of food. An important note: these estimates are based on repackaged, dehydrated meals meant for one person.
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