Finnish Canteen, 1 l
Finnish Army current model canteen. A very practical water bottle with a large opening and a metal hook for carrying without a pouch. You know this piece of kit is pretty good because the soldiers don't complain about it.
This has a few advantages compared to its peers. First, the mouth is large and the threads too. This means the bottle is easier to fill, easier to clean and resists freezing a tad better while the cap screws on the right threads easily. Second, The rectangular shape makes this easier to pack and use in general. Third - it still is almost exactly the same general size of the classic US 1 quart bottle, so it fits in the same pouches (M56, ALICE and such).
As a funny tradition, this has a metal carrying hook on it. It's better than nothing, but not really THAT useful if you have a pouch.
Made by Plastex, made in Finland. These are made with strict quality control of proper plastic. If you need a solid, simple plastic water bottle, can't go wrong with this.
Some comments from our employee
Like many Finns, I got acquainted with this bottle in the army. Seen many others, I can say that this is probably overall the best one; solid, with nice boxy easily packable form and the cap screws on/off with ease. The big mouth helps with filling and keeping the insides clean. The rattling metal clip is maybe a bit pointless, but if really needed, you can hang this from it somewhere. Carrying by hanging the bottle from the plastic cap strap is a no-no, as it will pop open.
In my days we didn't have a separate pouch for this (in 2005!). Nowadays they're so spoiled and everything with the M05 system, oh everything was better back then and even better before that, mmm.
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does not recommend
Jaakko M. 01.07.2016 (Edited 06.07.2016)
Jonathan M. 25.07.2016 (Edited 23.05.2019)
A better shape than the US & UK examples, so a better design for daily use - as the flatter sides mean it takes up less space than other types of bottle. Fits well in pack pockets & great in the car for spare water.
The metal clip "looks" flimsy, but as it's Finnish I have no doubt it will have been tested & be up to the job it is there to do.
Will be back for more, as I have no doubt that mine will be in demand once friends have seen it
Kalle H. 10.08.2016 (Edited 07.09.2016)
Viljami H. 31.08.2016 (Edited 01.09.2016)
Brian C. 28.09.2016 (Edited 29.11.2016)
Harri K. 17.11.2016 (Edited 18.11.2016)
- muutenhan tuo on muodoiltaan/mitoiltaan lähes jenkki-putelin veroinen
Sami K. 18.12.2016 (Edited 22.12.2016)
Good form factor for stuffing inside a backback, but the cork attachment is shite and will break quite soon in use. Otherwise, a good canteen that also fits into the US ALICE canteen pouch, even with the canteen cup inside.
Liam B. 17.07.2017
Kai K. 15.09.2017
Juho E. 12.10.2017 (Edited 04.01.2019)
Pullo alkoi toisen käyttökerran jälkeen vuotamaan jostain kohtaa, en tiedä mistä. Vaihtaisin arvosanaksi 3/5
Paavo N. 18.10.2017
Alex S. 05.11.2017
Teemu H. 16.12.2017
Jesse D. 19.12.2017
Vidar S. 13.01.2018
Could Varusteleka look into maybe making a good cold weather lined pouch for this one? Maybe even true to fiind something similar attaching mechanism that can be found on Swedish canteen pouches.
Oh and here are some specs between this awesome Finnish one and the Swedish M90 one, remember, both are 1L, but the Swedish one is still much bigger because of oldish design.
Finnish M05 canteen: 0,110g.
Swedish M90 bottle without pouch: 0,220g and with the standard lined/insulated pouch total weight: 0,337g
Remember adding 1l water too, ( around 1kg) ;)
Might stick to canteens instead of hydration bladders thanks to think!
Rod R. 03.02.2018
Matthieu N. 05.04.2018 (Edited 05.04.2018)
Not only will it fit both the ALICE Canteen pouch and the M47 French one with no problem, but you can also shove it in the aluminium cup for the latter, albeit with some effort (the fit is quite tight). Sure it cannot hold as much water, but it's only a fraction of the weight. You can also use it in conjunction with the French cover and store some stuff under it, or between the cup and the bottle if you prefer, securing the latter with the second row of press studs on the cover. I don't know why you would want to do that though, that cover is crap.
The metal clip however is not an improvement over the jingle-jangle aluminium chain, and you WILL want to tape it down or tear it off real quick unless you really need it.
I only gave 4,5 stars because of this, but this item is really great, and almost Baguette-Ready thanks to its large opening. Made me a happy frenchman.
Ari-Pekka T. 21.04.2018 (Edited 21.04.2018)
Harri J. 07.05.2018
Christopher K. 10.05.2018
ÓSCAR V. 11.05.2018
It is difficult to explain to his companions that this canteen is used by the glorious Finnish Army, but the truth is that it is an excellent canteen with a wide mouth ideal for children very well built.
No doubt in a next order I will acquire another.-
Jonathan W. 23.11.2018
Farasha E. 12.03.2019
Ari K. 10.05.2019
Stevan Z. 12.05.2019
Philip R. 17.05.2019
A great bottle for very little money indeed.
Michael F. 24.06.2019
Feels flimsy butt is plenty durable I believe. Only downside is that the clip rusted in no time.
Butt I don't use that anyway.