Lighter1 Lil’ Sami Bear Canister

By on November 5, 2015
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Amazon Price: $94.95 $94.95 (as of October 24, 2016 6:31 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Polycarb canister requires the use of the pot and handle to properly function as a bear canister. Handle fits within the top of the canister, acts as an internal support, and is essential to the working of the locking mechanism. The pot acts as a lid to either size canister (Big Daddy or Lil' Sami). Light1 canisters are approved by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Comittee (IGBC) for use in National Parks. It has also been individually approved by Yosemite, Denali, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Glacier, and Rocky Mt. National Parks.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • ASIN: B00FM23RPG

Customer Reviews

This has been the best bear can I have purchased for my backpacking gear.

 on February 20, 2016
By Michael S.
This has been the best bear can I have purchased for my backpacking gear ( this was number 4). My wife also loves it, compared to the others we have tried, so… I will be getting one for my wife at some point. I have had this for several trips during my testing. This stays in the bottom of my backpacking bag upside down. I lay the bag down, unzip the lower section and can easily pull the top off to get to lunch or other items. No fighting with screw on lids, or getting a coin.

best soloist bear can out there!

 on June 7, 2016
By A Miller
this has been my favorite bear can yet! i’ve tried two other kinds of bear cans before this one, the standard black park rental (backpacker cache), and the short squat kind with the plastic lid (bearvault solo). the lil’ sami is THE BEST. the lightest and most easily accessible. and the lid that doubles as a cooking pot/pan can be a great option for some.

Nice for smaller packs for weekend trips.

 on November 15, 2015
Fits great in my 38L pack. I’m not sure I’m sold on the little screws that hold the lid on but they do work. I could operate them even with cold fingers as long as I didn’t tighten them too much. Overall I like it.

Love this bin

 on January 6, 2018
By Urduja
Pan works. Not non stick, but it distributed the heat well and so long as you watch what you are cooking it won’t burn.

Excellent Product.

 on November 30, 2016
By Thomas Corpron
Used it on Mt. Whitney and Half Dome. Lightweight, easy to open and small enough to fit in the backpack without taking up too much space.

Fantastic! Light

 on August 11, 2017
By Amazon Customer
Fantastic! Light, was able to fit 4 days of food pretty easily. Frying pan worked well. Crazy idea; would be great if it was nonstick! Really the best design I found. Light, small pack space but big enough for multiple days. Easy to use and multifunctional which makes the weight of a bear canister a little easier to accept.


 on December 8, 2016
By Yecaln
Small, light, perfect. The pan/top heats up quickly!

perfect for under four trips and under

 on July 18, 2015
By Outdoor fan
This can is fits in my kelty redwing 50 and weighs less than other cans. perfect for under four trips and under. wish the lid had silicone around the edge so it could collapse and fit inside the can or nest on top of the lid. But the lid is not necessary and is extra weight anyhow. .Also a little high priced but no other canister is this small and weighs less.

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