Grizzly bear behavior doesn't really have any bearing on the backcountry camping I do. There are no grizzlies where I hike.
Personally, the citation of "a study I read years ago" is not exactly a compelling piece of evidence to me, since there is so much misinformation floating around the internet. I think I'd want to see if this study ever existed before basing my tent purchase on it.
Can you give us any more clues than this about the authors, the study's sponsors, or the publication it appeared in?