This canteen is not only strong, affordable, and simple, but it can also be used with my israeli gas mask. It is also a great canteen for hiking and fits on most bikes.
I always need my Israeli civilian gas mask to clean my girlfriend's entire property and garage after parties. I don't bother cleaning without it, as strange as it makes me look. I wound up in the ER last time because I am an asthmatic, and was pushing piles of spent ash and a lot of dust together. Now that I have this accessory, I don't even have to take my mask off to take a drink of whatever it is I want. (Though the canteen comes labeled, "for water use only.") All you have to do is squeeze the valve in the middle of the connector tube when you want the water to flow, and stop squeezing when you want it to stop flowing. I also find this accessory extremely helpful if you are into mixing your own pigments/inks/paints. I no longer have to sit here and breathe in bits of Aluminum when making my silver inks/paints.
Not only is this canteen perfect for usage with the drinking tube of an Israeli M15 mask, but you can also use it as an everyday conventional military canteen with your ALICE or MOLLE canteen carriers and military canteen cups. This canteen is collapsible too, so after you drain it, you could roll it up for storage in a pack or bag that is already jammed full of your other gear.
must have for an m15 mask
got this to go with my m15 mask. it's soft plastic so im guessing it might be more durable and not crack if dropped or left in the sun. i just need to see if my other military type canteen cover will fit. gas masks can get hot so a canteen is a must.
Former NBC Officer
Don't get an Israeli mask with out this. You have to drink when you're masked. If you break the seal to drink, that defeats the purpose of wearing a mask in a contaminated environment. The seal & plug are not mechanical, so there's less to break.