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BCB NATO Crusader Cup

BCB International

BCB NATO Crusader Cup


  EAN 5016543301998
Weight: 290 g         80 reviews
The BCB NATO Crusader Cup is one of the fundamental pieces of kit to have with you when out camping and is great to use in combination with the Osprey NATO Water Bottle. The Crusader Cup comfortably sits on top of the Osprey Water Bottle for transportation.

Please note, historically the BCB NATO Crusader Cup used to fit on the bottom of the Osprey NATO Water Bottle but over many years the size of the bottle has slightly increased.

Being stainless steel means that it is more durable and also fire-resistant, making it suitable for heating drinks or cooking food directly over campfires or on a stove, such as the The Honey Stove.

The metal handle on the rear of the mug is hinged to allow it to fold back around the mug itself, helping to reduce the pack size.

  • High-grade stainless steel
  • Volume: 750 ml
  • Internal measuring scales
  • Dimensions: 13.7 x 10.2 x 10 cm
  • Weight: 290 g


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  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


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

BCB NATO Crusader Cup is rated 5/5 based on 80 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 80

  A great piece of equipment. Very well made and the handles are strong. It fits easy on top of Osprey water bottle or very tight to the bottom of the bottle. Very useful.  

23rd July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 80

  Fantastic bit of kit, extremely functional, better than a Billy and takes up very little room in the pack. I purchased a handmade aluminium lid elsewhere to reduce the boil time, this option seemed better than the plastic BCB lid. All works very well with the Honey Stove.  

  Tom Wilson
25th March, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 80

  Authentic and fit for purpose. Thanks again.  

  Oliver E Wright
16th October, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 80

  For the price, this is the best camping/outdoors money anywhere. I've tried all kinds of mugs which are excellent quality but for the money and durability nothing beats this. I even used one in the fabrication workshop after getting tired of breaking other mugs. To get another cup that performs as well with this toughness you'll have to spend four times more and they still may not last as long as this.  

13th September, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 80

  Great item. Does the job with no problems, solid piece of kit. Sits on a stove well while heating. Good size and easy to clean, packs away in rucksack or panniers on a bike. I was advised to purchase this by my son who is a Royal Marine and has first hand experience.  

13th August, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 80

  As good as last one, fits top of bottle.  

  D B
9th May, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 80

  Disappointed that this cup does not fit the Osprey NATO Water Bottle. To quote this website: 'The BCB NATO Crusader Cup is one of the fundamental pieces of kit to have with you when out camping. It makes an ideal partner to the Osprey NATO Water Bottle'  

  Fergus Miller
7th March, 2019

Rated: 1/5

Woodlore's Reply - 7th March, 2019
Dear Fergus. Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you have had issues with your BCB NATO Crusader Cup. We have updated our website accordingly. Please feel free to contact us here in the office to discuss your issue further.

  8 of 80

  The BCB Crusader Cup is the companion to the Osprey NATO pattern water bottle. The Crusader cup is an opportunity to own a beguilingly simple but rigorously designed and manufactured piece of military equipment. You are getting a deep-drawn stainless steel pressing, assembled with s/steel handles and retention plates, incorporating 10 spot welds, bead-blasted, and stamped with the NATO stock number, the name of the maker, and the year of manufacture, inspected and approved for supply. My (perfect) Crusader Cup, stamped 2016, delivered today is as exactly perfect as my old one, stamped 2005. The cup nests snugly on top of the water bottle, and can happily be heated separately on a stove or fire. Very good quality and value from Woodlore.  

  Graham Clifton
6th January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 80

  The cup itself is well made and a solid piece of kit, however I ordered with it the Osprey NATO water bottle and they don’t fit together well. It’s a super tight fit, have to really put pressure to cram it into the crusader cup, to the point where it has to be pried out which makes it silly to use as a kit together. I'm not sure which is out of spec, the cup or bottle, but I can’t imagine they were made to fit this tightly. Most canteens slide in and out of the cups with ease. A shame, as I was looking forward to this setup due to the crusader cups larger capacity.  

  Chad Power
27th December, 2018

Rated: 2/5

Woodlore's Reply - 28th December, 2018
Dear Chad, thank you for your review. The Osprey Water Bottle is designed to fit the Osprey Cup. The size of the bottle has grown slightly over the years. This has made a tighter to fit into the BCB NATO Crusader Cup. To put your mind at rest, users still combine the two items, the cup can also be turned over to nest on the top of the bottle.

  10 of 80

  Very heavy. Not for light weight camping.  

  Richard Khaira-creswell
12th August, 2018

Rated: 4/5

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