NVA Canteen with cover and cup, surplus
This drinking system has it all; a "modern" plastic bottle, a practical pouch and a lovely grey cup. The layout resembles the German WW2 issue, but with an East German plastic touch.
Used until the fall of the Wall. The UTV model (which didn't differ that much) was meant to replace this but never had a proper chance before it all came to an end.
Genuine DDR surplus
Sometimes used, sometimes not. In any case we recommend a thorough washing before use.
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does not recommend
Seth B. 15.10.2016 (Edited 22.03.2017)
The cover and cup are cool, and should fit over most other canteens of a similar size. The cup may not nest well, though.
Abrahim R. 12.12.2016 (Edited 12.04.2017)
Update: I took a pair of pliers and yanked the second button from the top entirely off. Cover didn't rip and now the cup can sit evenly without getting black paint rubbed onto it.
Ivan Z. 10.02.2017
peter s. 02.06.2017
So had to ditch it
Chris S. 27.09.2017 (Edited 21.03.2018)
The cap is connected to the bottle by a chain in the early models and by a plastic arm in the later ones. Presumably the rattle of the chain against the cup lead to the change.
The cover comes in an early 4 button model and a later 3 button model. The change in cover seems to predate the change in the bottle. The 4 button version can cause the cup to sit crooked when attached. The 3 button model has wider spacing and solves the problem.
Tip: If you have the 4 button cover and would like to correct the crooked cup issue, try this before "yanking the second button off" with pliers as suggested above. Slightly squeeze the long sides of the cup together at the rim. This will make the cup slightly thinner and a bit wider. This should allow it to clear the button, though it may sit slightly higher.
I have yet to experience the yellowy water caused by the cap liner that some have mentioned, but I don't use them much. Rather than removing the liner, I gave each liner a thin skin of silicone. Problem addressed before it started.
Nelson S. 29.09.2017
Carlos A. 13.10.2017
Steve B. 21.12.2017
Thomas W. 06.09.2018
Dallin F. 15.10.2018
I used this on my Cadet FTX along with the BW webbing belt, BW back pack.
and I got many complements by the warrants and CO's and other cadets, cup smelled weird and cup was yellow inside but I just cleaned it, down side the inside of the bottle was kinda "stanky" but I just put my water inside and did not care.
best investment of my life (holds canteen close to face) "I love you German canteen"
Owen D. 18.12.2018 (Edited 20.12.2018)