Overall pretty good
Living in California requires anyone who wants to be sleep outside and on the trails to have some approved bear canister. Reviewing and researching all the approved options led me to the Bear Vault. The can is sturdy, spacious, and makes a great camp stool. It is somewhat cumbersome, but that is to be expected. I have never really had a terrible time taking the lid off, but sometimes in big temperature swings, or if the threads are dirty, it can stick. You can use twigs, a lighter, titan spork, etc. to depress the lid lock so don't let that deter you.