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Ray Mears Water Bottle Cover

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Water Bottle Cover


Weight: 124 g         15 reviews
The Ray Mears Water Bottle Cover is an ideal piece of kit to house your water bottle when you're on the move.

The main body of this cover is made from durable 12oz polyester and cotton blend canvas, with the shoulders and belt loops finished in a heavy duty chrome tanned and oiled suede. Each of the metal fittings on this product are brass to prevent rusting with a tarnished grey finish. They include two closure snap fastenings on the flaps and an eyelet in the base to allow drainage.

Two belt loops on the back of the cover allow for hanging or fixed carrying options and will accommodate canvas belts up to 5cm wide or leather belts up to about 4cm wide in the fixed position and more generous belt widths in the hanging position.

This product is specifically designed to carry the 1 litre Osprey NATO Water Bottle (as pictured). Should your BCB NATO Crusader Cup fit on the bottom of your water bottle, there is extra room to accommodate both items.

As with all Woodlore's canvas and leather products, the Ray Mears Water Bottle Cover has been lovingly made by Woodlore's resident leather worker Becky Brewster. Becky recommends that you ensure your water bottle cover is completely dry before storing away.

  • Height: 17.5 cm
  • Width: 19 cm
  • Depth: 10.5 cm
  • Weight: 124 g
  • Water bottle NOT included
  • Colour: Olive Green


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  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


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Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
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Product Reviews

Ray Mears Water Bottle Cover is rated 5/5 based on 15 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 15

  Very well made and not as army looking as the alternatives I've seen. The leather feels thick and strong as well as the canvas. The poppers are solid and secure and don't feel like they will pop open when in use. It's a good secure fit for a 58 bottle and a crusader mug but this also means little room for a brew kit or puritabs etc (an external pocket would be a great addition). It gives the overall impression of being built to last.  

15th November, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 15

  Great simple yet effective item. I use the hanging belt loop by choice anyway but the lower one doesn't allow my thick leather 48mm belt to fit through it. It's just a touch too small for it (or my belt too thick). Not an issue for me but to be aware if you are buying with that method your preference. Otherwise as others said, fits Crusader MK1 mug and a folding spork along with the water bottle. I have used both the Nalgene Oasis and the 58 pattern knock off and it's fit both nice and tightly. I love it; been using it daily for my longer evening walks.  

13th February, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 15

  I got this to belt carry my osprey water bottle. It’s well made with a couple of hanging options depending on how you’re wearing your belt. Quite frankly it’s over engineered for a bottle holder, but that brings a certain level of security too. It would have been nice to see this in a brown similar to the other canvas and leather products.  

  Darrel Singh
12th November, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 15

  Fantastic piece of kit. I put off buying this because of cheaper military surplus items but it is worth the money. It can hold the bottle and crusader mug to keep them clean in your rucksack or go on a belt if needed. Nice and tight fit.  

8th May, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 15

  Lovely bottle cover for attaching the Osprey bottle to your belt, and in a nice green canvas type material. The bottle with the Crusader MK1 cup fits very snugly, however if you are looking to use the Crusader MK2, you can get it in but you're only able to close one button but it still holds everything in place. Would recommend.  

  P Martinez
22nd April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 15

  Very handy and lets you store your spoon, fire steel and sharping stone.  

  Gavin Henry
20th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 15

  Lovely item and useful for carrying the Osprey water bottle on the belt. The bottle and Crusader cup fit inside with the cup to the bottom of the bottle.  

23rd July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 15

  First of all the service from Woodlore is exceptional as always. Thanks guys. The item arrived 24 hours after purchase. The cover is well made, and feels and looks like it will stand the test of time. I like the colour of grey canvas with the olive green suede. It hangs nicely on my belt and my old U.S. army kidney cup fits at the bottom of the cover (with the canteen inside of it). I'm glad I bought this item. I can recommend it.  

  John Wind De Leigh
4th July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 15

  This is not simply a well designed, functional bit of kit. It is one of those functional items that also has an intrinsic beauty about it and is therefore a joy in the using of it also. I do like it when that happens. I am retired though I am now quite unexpectedly soon to be recalled to NHS Ambulance work due to the COVID-19 emergency. My preparations for this included thoughts about carrying my own carefully sourced water supply, a pouch for my crusader bottle and mug became suddenly essential. I thoroughly recommend this item whether to use in the field or, quite frankly, if only to have on one's mantlepiece. The only concern I had was in wondering how it will stand up to regular use with crusader cup in play as well. The mug has a thin rim or lip at the top and presses and rubs on the material in the same place and I thought it might have need of some reinforcing at that point. But then again the material used might already have proved itself, with users far more vigorous with it than I. Full marks to you and you team Ray. A full five stars with no hesitation about it whatsoever. With thanks.  

  Stephen Sampford
6th April, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 15

  Fantastic bit of kit. I've been looking for a pouch like this for ages. Fit's perfectly on the belt and what I really like about it is how comfortable it is resting nicely underneath my rucksack belt. Actually, originally my first concern but absolutely no worries. I shall be getting much use out of this. It is very well made and thought out in it's design and functionality. Quality doesn't really do it justice. Recommend this to anyone. Thanks again to Woodlore.  

  Mark Adam Armley
6th January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

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