I'm attracted to the Contender because it is the smallest and lightest hard-sided bear canister, it is approved, and it is big enough for a weekend. However, it seems to be out of stock everywhere, and has been so for some time. Does anyone know what's up -- will it be back in stock, and when?
Ursack is lighter and smaller, but I do not trust it, especially after the recent thread about problems with it. Ursack + Liner may be good, and that is 8 oz lighter than Contender. It seems to me that the liner also takes up more room in the pack, though, which may be an issue for small thin ultralight packs.