What can I say except that it works. Depending on what you decide to eat, you can get alot into this BearVault. I got 5 days worth of food for three people in it. Will admit it weighted some, total with food, 11 pounds. 2.6 pounds for the BearVault and 8.4 pounds of food. Rained hard and alot a few nights but the food stayed dried. Can use bearvault for a seat at the camp fire and on the way out with it empty, I stuffed alot of small things into it making my pack easier to carry. It is worth the money and extra weight especially if you have ever lost any food to animals and had to cut your trip short. I lost an entire stuff sack of food to the raccoons and ended up going out early.