The "GCC" (Ginormous Canteen Carrier?) was developed at the request of those who loved the MOTHER canteen carrier, but wanted something with more capacity. The GCC main compartment can hold a wide variety of canteen systems, such as the British military Crusader or the newer, more rectangular Titanium Canteen Cook set now available from a number of companies. In addition to the ability to hold larger mess kits, the main compartment is large enough to hold extra items such as food, supplemental cooking accessories, or other appropriately sized items. This pocket is lined with a rugged, rubberized coating for increased durability and ease of cleaning. An internal slot pocket is sized to hold a Purcell Trench 8”X5” grill and the increased size of the external pockets allow you to carry items such as a 5’X7” tarp, water purification systems and much more. Like the MOTHER, the GCC can be carried with the supplied shoulder strap or attached to other gear using the integrated MOLLE straps.
NOTE - If you are 6'2" or taller, weigh 250 lbs or greater and/or are going to use the shoulder strap while wearing multiple layers of clothing, we also offer an "XL" size Shoulder Strap. This option is available at check out, but feel free to contact me directly if you have questions.
* See our video links near the bottom of this page for more info on the GCC plus additional ideas on how you can use yours.
** Please see the Home Page, the Shipping Tab, and the "Terms of Service" for info on lead times, shipping, etc...
*** Please see the "Custom Options" tab for additional images of colors, patterns and webbing.
**** All of our materials have been specifically chosen for longevity, durability and extreme quality. Additionally, I apply a rule of three: It must be either Mil-Spec, Made in the USA or Berry Compliant. As such, we use genuine Cordura Brand 500dn nylon; Velcro brand hook and loop; ITW Nexus plastics, DOT Fasteners and Mil-Spec webbing, binding tape and threads. All of these materials are designed to resist abrasion, wear and rot in order to provide a lifetime of service. Hand-Crafted, High-Quality, Heirloom gear as unique as your fingerprint. Period.
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I recently picked up the Pathfinder Ti canteen set. It's a very nice set, but the cover that comes with it leaves a lot to be desired. So, I started to look about for a decent quality replacement. I'd heard good things about the MCC, but it was a little snug for the Ti canteen. When I discovered that there was a bigger version of the MCC designed with larger canteens in mind, it was an easy decision to make. The only problem (to me) was that it didn't come in the colour that I wanted. One quick email later, and it was confirmed that I could have the cover in the colour I wanted (Wolf Grey, if anyone is interested) Fast-forward a few weeks, and after a few emails back and forth to update progress, My pouch turned up in the mail. It is fantastic. The quality is out of this world. Easily on par with Kifaru or Mystery Ranch No loose threads, everything is finished to a high standard, and fit and finish is clean and all the component parts are secure and even. The various pouches, sleeves and compartments are well sized and will fit plenty of gear. I can, for example, fit a firebox nano stove into the front pouch, along with a firelighting kit and tinder pouch. A brew kit and a couple of pouches of food will comfortably go into the main pouch with the canteen. I'm all set up for lunch in the woods with that setup on its own. The elephant in the room is the price. It's expensive. But, how many pouches are you going to buy before you settle on the best one (Spoiler, it's this one)? Don't waste your cash on searching for the perfect canteen cover, get this one. You'll save money in the long run, and you won't regret it. Buy once, cry once, as they say. To sum up. It's a great pouch, the build quality is second to none, and the customer service is beyond compare. If Mark doesn't have the colour you want, reach out. I'm fairly sure that if it exists, you can have it.
To say that this Grandaddy of Canteen Carriers (GCC) is the perfect sidekick is an understatement. I carry all the things I need for time in the woods in this including a stove to cook on. I’ve got two Maxpedition Can pouches underneath the canteen which contain a headlamp and extra batteries and and an alcohol stove in the other and in all the other pockets I have things for shelter, fire, food procurement, the container, water filtration, the list goes on and on, you can easily carry your daily EDC in this with you or head out for a day of enjoying time on the river and keep your gear minimalistic. This GCC is the perfect companion for me. Thanks Mark and the whole crew, you guys are the absolute best!