This lid was designed to fit the original US Military Genuine Issue Canteen Cup. Please make sure when you purchase your Canteen Cup that you only have the best, the best being the original and not a copy.
Does not include Canteen and Canteen Cup.
Posted by John on 20th Aug 2014
Fits MOST canteen cups good. Gi work the best loose on others. Not at all on some. If it fits it works great and needs to be broke in a little.
Posted by Unknown on 4th Feb 2014
It took about 20 minutes of boiling and 10 minutes of cooling down to have the perfect rice, thanks to the lid. If you push it down it seals real tight.
Posted by Dave Webb on 14th Jan 2014
I use the lid to turn my canteen cup into a travel mug for coffee and tea. Also use it with a homemade pot cozy to "simmer" rice and pasta meals off the heat .
Very happy with it.
Posted by Lou on 3rd Jan 2014
this thing won't fit on the butterfly handled cups! I purchased this lid for my pathfinder/canteenshop.com cup/stove canteen. fits perfect, its heavy duty, and well made, better scoop one up or two!
Posted by Cal on 17th Dec 2013
Remember when you said to your friends... "There is no way I'm paying hundreds of dollars for "cellphone"... why would I need one?"...
Well, this cover is kind of like that... it looks like a great idea and it is made very well... but it seems like a luxury... until you start using it in the real world.
Besides loving the fact that I can enjoy my soup/coffee/tea without it cooling off in minutes (as well as keeping debris and bugs out of it)... I also use mine to make a meal, seal it up, wrap it in something to keep it warm (like a sock or a towel) and then eat it later on the trail as a late breakfast or even a lunch, it is like having a tupperware lid for your mess kit... (well, actually, it isn't "like" that, it is EXACTLY that).
In other words, I can make two meals at once... either a double serving where I save half of it as "leftovers" for my next meal... or I simply make one meal, eat it... and then make the next one while my stove and cooking items are already out and warmed up.
I know, it doesn't sound like a necessity, but once you realize that you're eating better, while using less fuel and half the prep time... it is a pretty handy item to have.
Just buy it... it is worth it.
And... as a side note... the customer service is outstanding! These folks truly care about us and it shows.
Posted by Unknown on 6th Jun 2013
Fits tightly on both my new issue cup, and my old model 1945. Stops the hot metal on the cup from touching the drinker's lips. I had to get this so my girlfriend could have her morning coffee while on camping trips. Without her coffee, the trip would have been full of gripes. Thank you heavier cover for minimalizing her gripes on the trip!
Posted by Edward on 30th Apr 2013
The lid I received fits tightly on my canteen cup. I had a little difficulty getting it on the first few practice runs but now I can get it on without any problems.
Once you have it on properly, it does stay on. It works well on the butterfly style cups with the flared lips but not so much on the old canteen cups with L handles and lips with the rolled edge.
Posted by Ted on 20th Apr 2013
Here's the deal: if you are using your canteen cup for drinking coffee? The odds ARE? That you cannot AFFORD to be spilling any of that coffee. That is what suicides are made of. This lid is the hot ticket (pun intended) for walking around your campsite in the morning without losing any of your precious coffee. This lid is the causality for a successful mission, and a joyous start to your day.
The fit is literally perfect. The rubber smell goes away with a few washings. Well-designed drinking port.
The only improvement on this product that I can think of would involve dancing girls.
Posted by Fritz on 5th Apr 2013
I had no intention of buying this lid, but when I placed my order I bought it on a whim. It's a nice lid.
It's some sort of flexible rubber or silicone that holds it's shape well. The flip-up spout plug is hinged to a rubber anchor nub. It moves easily and falls right to the spout hole. I tugged and wiggled it around and it remained securely attached - it won't fall off with use. However, it is easy to purposefully take off for cleaning.
True to word it is a snug fitting lid. Not too hard to put on, though. But that snug fit allowed me to fill up my canteen cup with water, put on the lid, turn it upside down, and shake - vigorously. That lid stayed on. Each time I shook downwards, a few little drops squeezed their way out of the drinking hole, but the plug held fast. With moderate shaking only an occasional drop came out, and with just plain 'ol shaking nothing came out. I did the same with the cup only 1/3 full and it held up equally well. I was actually pretty impressed.
This all worked with the GI butterfly cup I bought at the same time as this lid. I tried this test on two canteen cups of older vintage (60's & 70's) and one non-GI issue canteen cup and the lid covered them, but fell right off when tipped. (My cups from this century weren't close at hand, I'll have to check them later).
While pouring both fast and slowly through the spout, it was easy to control the stream. It is also easy to drink from. When I tried drinking with the lid on, I noticed my lips stayed off the metal lip of the cup - which can get damn hot! That's a plus.
I myself wouldn't plan to cook with the lid on. Maybe a controlled low heat. But I've always found that eventually rubber and fire don't mix too well.
There are times I've had leftovers or something I wanted to keep for morning or later in the day, so this will be another good, dry way to keep them more securely and dissuade little critters that are looking for an easy meal. It's also a good way to keep insects out of your beverage. And it is one more way to carry and store water securely if need be.
It's a nice lid. You can never tell from the pictures of these things so I figured I share this. Besides, to get something that fits such an odd shape so well and can perform so many tasks for twelve bucks, that seems like a pretty good value to add to your kit.
I better go, I feel another whim comin' on!