The Hill People Gear Canteen Holster is a modern take on the classic military canteen cover.
Before Camelbak, MSR, or Nalgene there was the U.S. military canteen. Steel, stainless steel, and plastic versions have been around and served the purpose well for a very long time. I grew up using them and there is a part of me that still prefers them to other water carry methods. I especially like the old pistol belt slash harness configuration with a couple of canteen covers, poncho, and magazine pouches attached. Still a very effective way of securely carrying the bare essentials into the field with a rifle in your hands.
I have been looking for a waist belt mounted water bottle carrier for my Eberlestock F3H backpack though it had to satisfy three specific requirements. 1. It had to attach using PALS straps. 2. It had to accommodate a container with around 32 ounces of capacity but with a slimmer profile so my arms would not hit it when I walked. 3. I had to be able to draw and re-holster the vessel with one hand while on the go. The Canteen Holster from Hill People Gear does all of those things and is made to be used with the new Nalgene Oasis Canteen, a 32 ounce modernized military canteen made of BPA free plastic. Perfect. I am a big Nalgene fan.
I mounted the holster on the Eberlestock belt as soon as it arrived in the mail and was pleased that it fit like it was sewn on, just as advertised. It is exactly what I was looking for and I am happy to recommend it to anyone wanting to carry a canteen on the outside of their pack. And the Nalgene Oasis Canteen? It is a Nalgene product, enough said.
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