We will soon be offering the Ursack AllMitey, which is resistant to all creatures great and small. Made of a laminated fabric comprised of Spectra (the same as used in our AllWhites), EVA and Kevlar Primo (made to resist shivs in prison), the AllMitey is impervious to punctures. While bears are virtually never able to tear holes greater than a 1/4″ in our S29.3 AllWhite models, their teeth and claws can sometimes penetrate the bag (often a weave separation) and mess up your food. That can’t happen with the AllMitey, which means your freeze dried food will survive a bear attack as well as the efforts of sharp toothed rodents. Progress does not come without costs. The AllMitey weighs 12.5 ounces and will retail for $124.95. We took the AllMitey to the Folsom Zoo on January 19, 2017, and with the help of 6 year old Henry, a black bear, and his somewhat older zookeeper, Amy Van der Molen, we put it to the test. Amy has been an invaluable help to our testing program since we first started going to the Folsom Zoo in 2000.
We filled the AllMitey with a variety of freeze dried food and a juice box. The juice box failed (but what backpacker would carry such a thing?). The food survived nicely. There were no holes in the AllMitey by which food could escape, and to my mind all of the food would have been completely edible. There was no bear slobber on it, and while some of the packaging was a little worse for wear, the contents were intact. Here are some pictures: