The collapsible water canteen is intended for use in temperate and tropical environments for carrying drinking water.
The canteen is intended primarily for use in temperate and tropical environments for carrying drinking water.
The Cold Weather Hydration Set (CWHS) consists of two wide mouth 32 oz. bottles with lids, two water bottle parkas with strap, and one cup. CWHS provides Marines a lightweight capability to carry and protect water from potentially harmfully contaminates, while also extending the temperature of the liquid. Additionally, the cup will provide a means to prepare food, drink and/or boil water.
The MOLLE comes with an on-the-move tube hydrationsystem for special missions where hands-free drinking isdesired.
Military specification MIL-C-43103 covers one type of plastic water canteen having a capacity of one quart nominal.
Military specification MIL-C-43603 covers a 2-quart capacity collapsible, plastic water canteen with or without a cover.