Armored Outdoor Gear Ratsack Cache Food Storage Bag

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The rodent-proof Armored Outdoor Gear Ratsack Cache food storage bag keeps critters from getting into your food, water, first-aid supplies and toiletries while you're camping.

Made in USA.

Fabric:

  • Flexible woven stainless-steel mesh lays flat when empty and rolls up into a 2.5 x 18 in. cylinder for convenient storage; won't rust or break down

Zippers:

  • Lightweight, flexible stainless-steel mesh bag seals at the top with a sturdy rip-and-stick closure that's simple to operate and doesn't run the risk of breaking like a zipper

Features:

  • Large bag weighs 10.5 oz. and has a 2,500 cu. in. capacity; medium bag weighs 8 oz. and has a 1,800 cu. in. capacity; small bag weighs 6 oz. and has a 1,200 cu. in. capacity
  • Hold 5 days worth of food for 1 person in the small bag; large bag can hold 24 pouches of 2.5-serving freeze dried food meals
  • Clip a carabiner to the 5/16 in. brass grommet to hang the Ratsack Cache out of reach of larger animals; carabiner and rope for hanging are sold separately
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Activity:Camping
Dimensions:29.5 liters
Gear capacity (L):Camping
Gear capacity (cu. in.):Camping
Material:19.7 liters
Weight:41 liters

Armored Outdoor Gear Ratsack Cache Food Storage Bag Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

One and only ratsack

Purchased this for a 5 day Grand Canyon hike (hermit/tonto/bright angel) There are NO bear boxes to store food so the rat sack is a MUST...lots of sneaky nocturnal critters around. The thing worked great !....the only issue we had was that "something" was able to "somehow" chew some small holes in some oatmeal packages...yet I do not blame the rat sack. If you are going somewhere with no storage boxes....you DEFINATELY need one of these.
GCsid at REI on 06/06/2013

Armored bags keep out critters

I backpack exclusively in the Grand Canyon. Many areas have so much traffic that it is very difficult to repel mice, ringtail cats, ravens and other critters from invading food bags. I owned the rat sack before REI offered it for sale. I have never lost food since I started using it.
GC backpacker at REI on 10/10/2013

Great Product !!!

Great product that is loight weight and works! This is a must have for anyone who goes camping, especially if into the back country or high rodent areas.
NativeSpawner at REI on 08/08/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Good lightweight option

The ratsack works great as a bear hang bag. keeps the little critters out which was my problem with bear hangs. I use this in special situations where the trees are good for bear hangs. it holds about 800ci in the bag. which is much more than my solo bear canister holds(450ci). I still find myself using the bear canister a lot for ease of use and anytime i am not given good bear hang trees or above treeline.

this bag said it weighs 6oz but actually weighs closer to 9oz. still a great weight for a good food storage option. gets pretty small when not in use too. the bag is not very forgiving when in your backpack. I fear it could rub a hole in my backpack as i hike since it is a metal bag.

If you are looking for a lightweight option to protect your hang from small animals, and you feel very comfortible with bear hangs. then this is a great option.
Justin N at REI on 07/07/2013

Not Exactly What I Was Hoping For

When I saw this I thought this was a must own type of backpacking gear. Bought the small one since all i was looking for was a single person, week long, hang sack. Advertised as being 6 oz, put mine on the scale and it's 8 1/2 oz, not a big deal but oz are oz when backpacking and that also means that the other larger sizes probably are heavier as well.

Now for the quality. It's a simple wire mesh square bag that has a Velcro opening along the top with a tarp sized grommet for hanging. Basically I could probably get the supplies and put this together myself for 1/3 or less and I'm no craftsman so take that for what it's worth.

Haven't used it yet, but certainly plan to soon. I'm sure it works fine but for the price and weight I'll be looking to replace it soon with this bag becoming an "extra" for others to borrow.
Hiker with no name at REI on 07/07/2013