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Elisa Umpierre
(eliump) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Bearikade Weekender Fit Question on 04/17/2014 12:20:46 MDT Print View

Does anyone know if a pack with the following dimensions: 13" wide by 8" deep by 21" tall plus roll top would fit a Bearikade Weekender horizontally at the bottom of the pack? I know the Weekender has a 9" diameter and is 10.5" long, but I thought with the 13" width of the pack, maybe the 8" depth could expand a bit to accommodate the canister??? Thanks.

Rick Adams
(rickadams100) - M
should work on 04/17/2014 12:49:33 MDT Print View

your pack has 42" circumference, the can 39".........should fit depending on pack structure. check for comfort before you use for real.

Elisa Umpierre
(eliump) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
It Fits!!! on 04/17/2014 12:54:23 MDT Print View

Oddly enough, just after posting this thread I looked up and sitting on top of my bar was a glass beverage "keg" that measures 9" in diameter and 13" high. I removed the spout, shove the container in the pack and, BAM! It fits!!! And all of my stuff still fits on top of it. This being said, it's not overly comfortable. I might try moving the "container" more mid-way up in my pack.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: It Fits!!! on 04/17/2014 14:23:11 MDT Print View

"This being said, it's not overly comfortable. I might try moving the "container" more mid-way up in my pack."

I put my sleeping kit and camp clothes in the bottom of my pack, then the canister, and "options for the day" on top, with odds and ends stuffed along the sides.

It moves the weight of the canister and food up which will help with the way it feels, and will allow the bottom of your pack wrap better around your hips.

If you can, pad the top rim of the canister with a fleece, or similar, so that when you lean the pack against a rock, the aluminum rim of the canister isn't hammering the pack fabric.

Steve B
(geokite) - F

Locale: Southern California
Vertical on 04/18/2014 13:53:18 MDT Print View

I used to want the Bearikade to fit horizontal, and it will in the bottom of my pack. But vertical, it is much more comfortable. Placed right on top of my sleeping bag, with some small stuff stuffed along side it, I can get the pack to have some lumbar curve. The canister actually adds some support to the vertical length of the pack.


Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: Vertical on 04/18/2014 14:58:16 MDT Print View

I'm firmly in the Berikade vertical at the bottom of my pack camp. It fits perfectly this way in my Kalais, and have learned all the right tricks so I don't feel anything off at my lower back. As cool side effect, my pack sit on any moderately flat ground upright by itself.