The lightweight and easy to use musette bag was a popular alternative pack for many soldiers who would be otherwise be using the M-1928 Haversack. Although the musette bag was never the standard backpack, it was used widely in all theaters of World War II. A small cotton canvas with a shoulder strap, as one used by soldiers or travelers. The cycling mussette bag is used for containing food and drinks given to riders in a feed zone during a cycle race. The mussette bag is designed so that it can be easily grabbed by a moving rider. The shoulder strap is placed over the head and one shoulder, the contents are then removed and placed into jersey pockets or bottles are placed into bottle cages. A musette bag is also used during hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, marching, etc. Bags made from canvas are sturdy, tough, and typically have a long life.