A piece of Czechoslovakian military gear no soldier would go without, the M60 canteen and wool cover! This Cold War era canteen has a vintage look though it was practical enough to be used from the '60's up to the 90's. Manufacturing dates vary inside this time frame.
These later M60 iterations have a plastic pull-off cap as opposed to the cork. Constructed from aluminium, the canteen will hold just under a liter of water. It sits in a wool pouch which regulates the temperature of the contents. This wool pouch is then wrapped with the leather strapping which can be attached to a belt. Carry your water with a vintage military style or add this unique-looking piece to a collection.
- Genuine Czech Army surplus
- Wool cover with snap dome fastening
- Pull-off cap with string tether
- Leather straps
- Aluminium construction
Dimensions: 13cm L x 6cm W x 22cm H
Total Capacity: 0.8 Litres (Approximate)
Colour: Olive drab canteen with black straps
Condition: Used/Very Good - Item has clearly had some use. There may be marks and signs of wear, but still lot's of life left. If you want more information on our condition ratings, check out our condition guide
This piece of kit is tough, durable & can be used for hiking or camping. The felt cover can be wet to keep the water in the canteen cool in summer. The leather harness can be used to attach the canteen to your belt or the molle strapping of your bag. It can also be stored in the outside side pouches of most hiking bags making it easy to access. I love this old school piece of kit. Stop paying top dollar for plastic canteens & buy the M60 Czech canteen!
Since I’m oldschool I deliberately bought one of these with a cork instead of the plastic cap, from the Auckland store. Love the felt cover and classic leather harness, it feels right at home with my bushwalking kit back in Perth. The quality of the aluminium bottle is also top class. The Czechs (or Slovaks) did a great job producing this bit of kit in the 60’s, so much so that it was used till the 1990’s! Cheers, Rafski