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Bearikade sizing

Postby mkbgdns » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:45 am

this is a longshot--anybody in SF Eastbay (Oakland, Berkeley, Albany etc) or 680 corridor own a Bearikade Expedition and willing to have a guy come by and put it in his (ancient, external frame) pack to eyeball the fit? ulterior motive--to see if there's extra room to custom order a larger size. if amenable, can e-mail me at mk1122@sbcglobal.net. thanks in advance. oh yes, Kelty Sonora circa 1977.



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Re: Bearikade sizing

Postby rlown » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:08 pm

A Bearikade is 9 1/8 inches in diameter. He can just build a model out of heavy plastic or construction paper to see what might fit. I have a 12" tall can, as I went customized based on a model i fit into my Kelty Tioga.

He must be going horizontal, as vertical doesn't sound like a problem. I do wonder if they are still legal if they extend past tested lengths in a national park, but that would be a real stretch. Rangers don't know how to measure. ;)

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Re: Bearikade sizing

Postby paul » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:38 pm

I'm not in the east bay, I'm in Marin, but I have both sizes of Bearikade if you get desperate. PM me.
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Re: Bearikade sizing

Postby Rockchucker » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:16 pm

I agree with rlown even cardboard model. You could also get a section of sonotube at a local construction supplier for a few $. The 10" tube would give you a good representation, plus it is strong so you could load your pack up without crushing a model.
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Re: Bearikade sizing

Postby rlown » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:28 pm

May we get a pic of his pack with a ruler or some measuring thinggy about where he wants to put his bearikade?

I know i have to finagle my can in horizontally into the lower area.. But she fits. and i stuff sundries around it to fill the voids and leave the top of the pack for everything else. Not really a vertical guy, but it really depends on weight distribution when hiking. I'm happy with my config..

Just want to know where your friend is putting it.
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Re: Bearikade sizing

Postby KathyW » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:15 am

The Expedition is pretty big - I've seen them but not used one. I have a Weekender and a Scout. I can fit a week's worth of food in the Weekender. I can fit four or five days food in the Scout. We all carry different amounts of food; so that will make a difference in the size you need.

I think you can rent one to try it out if you can't find someone close by with one that you can look at.
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Re: Bearikade sizing

Postby mkbgdns » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:17 pm

thanks to all for your suggestions. I did cobble together a cylinder of approx the right size--but approx is the rub. the fit would be tight indeed, I probably need to use one of the two offers to test drive one, or rent one for a single day and send it back. you might guess that a guy who drives a 2000 toyota echo and carries a 1977 kelty sonora is a cheapskate, and you'd be right, so any complication makes it easy to forget the whole thing. thanks again for the responses.
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Re: Bearikade sizing

Postby rlown » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:22 pm

I drive a '97 dodge, but my Kelty Tioga is a 2006ish. He's dropping $275 approx anyway. Why try and go bigger than an expedition? What is he putting in there for how many days?
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