When youre looking to replace your kids old plastic water bottles or just need a small bottle for your office or gym bag, fill up the Klean Kanteen 12oz Water Bottle. This bottle features a 100% recyclable, food-grade stainless steel construction thats BPA free and doesnt have a synthetic lining like some other steel bottles. Adapt it into a sippy cup for your little one with the optional spout (sold separately) or clip the included loop-top cap to your backpack or work bag.
Material: Stainless Steel
Volume: 12oz (.35L)
Recommended Use: Water storage
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
Country of Origin: Spain
Created with health and the environment in mind, these eco-friendly, high-quality stainless steel Klean Kanteen water bottles offer a great alternative to plastic and lined metal containers. Klean Kanteen bottles are constructed from high quality sanitary grade 304 stainless steel which has a low nickel content, an excellent resistance to staining and rust, and will keep your beverages fresh, and sanitary. These reusable bottles are lightweight, easy to clean, durable, and will not react with acidic beverages. The single walled containers can be placed on an open flame or heating surface, but are not recommended as containers for boiling hot liquids as the Kanteen has limited insulating properties.
Durable, sanitary, and non-reactive stainless steel is the material of choice among the food processing, dairy and brewery industries. The sanitary grade 304 stainless steel used in Klean Kanteen bottles also has a low nickel content, further reducing exposure to potentially irritating substances. Easy to clean, the Klean Kanteen water bottles can be put in the dishwasher, or washed by hand with a brush and mild soap.
Klean Kanteens come in sizes to meet the needs of the entire family. The 12 and 18-ounce containers are designed specifically for kids. In bottles designed for small hands, the 12 and 18 ounce bottles are available with sippy cup lid adapters along with the other sports cap options, and weigh just 6 and 8 ounces respectively. Adult sized 27 and 40 ounce Kanteens weigh just 8 and 11 ounces respectively, and are available with a choice polypropylene or steel caps. The openings are large enough to fit ice cubes, and the slim bottle design fits in most cup and bottle holders.
Klean Kanteen water bottles are available with a variety of sports caps made with non-leaching polypropylene #5 or stainless steel. The sport, flat, and loop caps are interchangeable and fit all 12-, 18-, 27-, and 40-ounce stainless steel bottles securely. The Poly Sports Cap has a push release valve allowing you to drink on the go. The Flat Caps, available in polypropylene or stainless steel twist on and off securely. The Loop Caps, available in polypropylene or stainless steel, twist on and off securely, and have a top loop for easy attachment. The polypropylene #5 caps have no known leaching characteristics, and are softer on the teeth and easy to drink from. However, if you would rather avoid plastic altogether, the stainless steel caps are a great option.
Safe alternative to plastic sippy cups and water bottles
Made with high-quality food grade 304 L.N. stainless steel
Reusable and 100% recyclable
Slim design fits most cup/bottle holders
No inner lining
Wide mouth fits ice cubes
Limited insulating properties- not recommended for boiling hot liquids
Warm beverages can be used at personal comfort level
Kanteen can be placed on fire or a stove
12 ounce bottle weighs 4 ounces, and measures 5 inches high by 2.75 inches wide without cap
18 ounce bottle weighs 6 ounces, and measures 7 inches high by 2.75 inches wide without cap
27 ounce bottle weighs 8 ounces, and measures 10.5 inches high by 2.75 inches wide without cap
40 ounce bottle weighs 11 ounces, and measures 10.625 inches high by 3.5 inches wide without cap
Manufacturer's Warranty One-year warranty
Frequently Asked Questions Why is the sports cap made of plastic and not stainless steel? Your teeth. Klean Kanteen chose polypropylene #5 because it has no known leaching characteristics and is softer if you hit a bump on the trail. If you'd rather avoid plastic altogether, a stainless steel screw-on lid is available as an accessory.
Can I put hot liquids in my Klean Kanteen? No. Klean Kanteen bottles are single walled and not for use with hot liquids. Warm beverages can be used at personal comfort level. The single-walled construction allows for more volume and the option to put your Kanteen on a flame.
Can I put my Kanteen in the freezer? We do not recommend it and it will void the one-year warranty against manufacturer defects.
Can I put my Kanteen on a stove? In a pinch, the Kanteen can be placed on fire or a stove. Beware not to melt the plastic lid or burn yourself.
What is stainless steel? Stainless steel is an iron-containing alloy made from some of the basic elements found on earth: iron ore, chromium, silicon, nickel, carbon, nitrogen, and manganese. Properties of the final alloy are tailored by varying amounts of these elements. There are more than 57 stainless steels recognized as standard alloys on the market. Klean Kanteens are constructed from high quality sanitary grade 304 stainless steel which has a low nickel content. Stainless steel has excellent resistance to stain or rust due to its chromium content making it a material of choice among the food processing, dairy and brewery industries. Stainless steel is easy to clean, durable, inert and sanitary.
Non-leaching, toxin-free and BPA-free
High-quality food grade 304 L.N. stainless steel
Durable, lightweight, reusable and 100% recyclable
Slim design fits most cup/bottle holders and bike cages
No inner-lining maintains clean taste
Klean Kantenn with sport lid - great for my kid With all that we now know about how bad plastic can be, I wanted to switch my 9 year old son to something he could put his purified water and carrot juice, etc., in and tote around from place to place. After looking at A LOT of these type containers, I liked this one because it did NOT have a liner and was made of stainless steel - very durable. The ones with the liners had too many warnings about not freezing the and our child likes things really cold. Great product and we received it pretty fast. I'll definitely buy more of them....more info
Great Product - Poor shipping by amazon. I love these kanteens and have ordered 10 from Amazon and 10 from an online auction website.
The 10 from Amazon were all thrown in a box with other stuff without any protection and as a result they have small dents, smooth spots and the logos are worn off where they rubbed together.
The 10 from the other seller were in perfect condition when they arrived.
Not only do I plan to use them for water but also for dry food storage (rice, sugar, etc.) for camping.
The scratches are not a huge deal for me, I don't care about logos - I going to buff them up with steel wool and they will look fine for what I need them for....more info
Outstanding Product! Great product, does exactly what I asked it to. And if the whistle bothers you, back off the seal just a hair, and the whistle goes away. I feel healthier already!!
I hope to add more of these over time....more info
Squeaked, leaked and was hard to get the water out of - Boo to this one! Please see title - it really does tell the full story of my much anticipated start on my way of "Going Green," and saving money. Not a good investment that I have since returned. I will try another brand that they have at my local Health food store. The bottle if called "Green Bottle" and is stainless steel as well with the same type of sports cap that I need and like....more info
Best water bottle ever! This water bottle is stylish, easy to clean, fits in my cup holder and fits ice cubes! What more could you ask for?...more info
good canteen This was a worthwhile product. I'm only worried that it will be lost or stolen. Plastic bottles are cheap, steel isn't....more info
27 oz is Perfect size I like this product very much. The 27oz is perfect for car cupholder, gym bag/backpack mesh bottle holder. Bushed stainless steel finish is really actractive too. Finally ditching the bottled water habit and using my water filter more frequently....more info
Eco friendly water bottle The wide mouth on the Kleen Kanteen is very nice for the ability to clean the bottle as well as using ice. I don't mind trading the efficiency of using a flip top for the Kleen Kanteen....more info
Great Kid Size Sturdy, safe water bottle for children. Great size and dishwasher safe. It does get very cold to the touch with cold beverages, but to me it is worth it to have the stainless steel and know there is no "leaching" of dangerous chemicals. I would definitely recommend....more info
Great product ! I will never have to carry around bottled water again. This canteen actually keeps cool even sitting in the car under a coat, even out in the open on a cloudy day. I take it to the gym with me (got the 18 oz with sport cap)knowing I can bring it home and wash it out with a dishcloth and warm soapy water (my friend uses a bottle brush). The mouth of the bottle is actually large enough for you to really get in there and clean. I tried re-using my plastic water bottles but you really couldn't clean them and now with all the warnings about the chemicals leeching out into the water I don't want to re-use them or leave them sitting in my car. I only keep bottled water around for real emergencies (losing water or big storm)now and am so happy with my purchase of the stainless steel bottle. Yay! No more filling up the recycle bin with plastic bottles!...more info
No Landfill Here - or BPA! It is nice to drink from a container that does not pose a health threat (that we know of). It's easy to fill not only with a beverage, but ice goes in easily. The bottle fits in cup holders in vehicles without a problem.
Here's the one drawback: IT SWEATS badly. Without any kind of insulation, the canteen naturally sweats, especially during warm, humid days. I put a couple of old foam can coolers on it (remove the bottom of one and slip it toward the top) and that really helped. Problem here; it doesn't fit in the cup holder of the car. I believe they make an insulated cover but I have not yet looked closely at them.
In addition, with a "recycled" plastic soda bottle, you don't have to worry about losing it and costing you a small fortune.
Great water bottle I've had this for about 6 months now... it's been a great water bottle. We have one sport top and one flat cap... The sport top is easier to drink out of - the flat cap is sometimes a pain to keep putting on and off, but it definitely makes a good seal....more info
Great Bottle What can I say about it other than it's a great bottle. Strong construction and clean taste. I do wish they had another size inbetween the 40 ounce and 27 ounce bottles. The 40oz bottle can sometimes be too big and the 27oz can sometimes be too small. Overall, great Earth bottles. We have four altogether....more info
Great bottle Love the bottle - would buy again. Next time will not get the loop top, plan to buy some sports tops, too hard to take off and on....more info
Just what I was looking for Because of the health concerns associated with drinking water out of plastic bottles, I was happy to find a stainless steel water bottle that was a delight to use. Also, I wanted to help the environment by not throwing away plastic water bottles all the time. I have used the KK bottle every day since I received it. It's great. It's easy to clean, the water tastes just fine, and it's easy to carry with me wherever I go. Plus it looks cool! I recommend it to everyone....more info
Great Bottles The bottle is pretty, and it is easily reusable. My only complaint is that it should have a flip top; however, that is not a big deal. Overall, I like the bottles....more info
A tip for you/ When you use the K.K. fight your natural instinct to tighten the sports cap on as tight as you can. If you do, you will get an annoying whistling noise everytime you take a drink. Instead, keep it tight while not drinking from it and loosen it to the point where it will no longer whistle when you do drink. It has to be pretty loose, but it has not leaked water on me yet. Remember to retighten it when you're done drinking from it....more info
Very Nice I received the Kanteen very quickly and have enjoyed using it nearly everyday since. Good, solid bottle!...more info
Awesome water bottle!! I bought these KK bottles to eliminate the constant need for trips to Costco for water and also to be safe from the bad chemicals in plastics from getting in my water/smoothies. Love this canteen. Will def buy more in the future. YOu can have anything in it, and wash it out and re use and there is no smell or lingering of the other drink you had in there. Def recommend them over the Sigg coz you can put whole regular ice cubes in this. ...more info
Excellent water bottle! Awesome water bottle! No leaks (the cap has a sealing ring), no weird tastes. So far, it's also been very durable; I've dropped it, hit it on tables, etc. and it doesn't even have a dent!...more info
Kool Klean Kanteen I have the Klean Kanteen in the 27 oz with the poly flat lid and have used it only for water. I hand wash it with warm, soapy water every night and leave it with the lid off to dry.
I think it's the best water bottle out there. My water tastes like water and is always cold. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants the plastic alternative and knows better than to buy aluminum. ...more info
Klean Kanteen 40 oz. bottles are a bit too large in diameter. Hard to hold. Rubber grip around or smaller diameter would improve. Wanted the volume but didn't know the container dimensions when we ordered....more info
Good size. We purchased 2 of these larger bottles, but needed a couple of the smaller ones for juice and such. These are a great size for what we needed, but the larger ones are better for holding water while out on hiking trips. No strange taste with these bottles, easy to clean with hot soapy water....more info
Bottle works great, don't get sports cap though The bottle works great. The stainless steel keeps the water cool and doesn't have that plastic taste when in the sun like plastic bottles do. However, I would suggest NOT getting the sports cap as it doesn't work well at all. Something I hadn't considered was that you can not squeeze a steel bottle like plastic ones so water doesn't really come out of the sports cap unless you suck hard on it, which isn't fun and probably not very sanitary after awhile. I would suggest getting the poly loop cap....more info
I never leave home with this Bad Boy! The last 10 years I've been a Nalgene user and thought I would never switch to steel bottles. Well after I lost my last nalgene i tried to give the Klean Kanteen a shot and I couldn't be more happier with it. My water stays cold, no funky taste, and I take it on hikes, to work etc. I definitely recommned this super durable bottle....more info
klean Kanteen Sports Cap Bought one of these and one for a friend to use at the gym to replace our old bad plastic bottles. They are great as they are easy to clean with soap and water don't get any of the funky smells plastic often gets and they keep the water cold (very cold) for a long time. ****...more info
Great Product This is a great product that we use all the time. Love the size (40 oz.). Downfall is that it does not fit into our vehicle's cup holder....more info
Sports bottle I love this kanteen. I feel virtuous because I'm not using plastic, the water tastes great, and it fits in my car drink holder. The only drawback is that when you drink, it makes this strange, rather loud sound. It doesn't matter when working out (can't hear over the music) but when I just bring along it can be a little strange....more info
Great product!! no more wasting money and garbage with plastic bottles. Awesome!!
strong quality and cap closes tight!...more info
Awful Taste! Like everyone else I purchased one of these to keep myself from the toxins in our plastic water bottles. I couldn't stomach the awful taste of the water from these. The water tasted of metal. I washed it with baking soda, then vinegar and still the taste remained. So, I'm back to plastic and drinking more water than ever. Huge waste of money for me!...more info
Best there is! Klean Kanteen has the best product out there, no doubt. I have had Nalgene, checked into Sigg, and none had everything I wanted like Klean Kanteen. Since it is extruded from a single piece of food-grade stainless steel, there is no need for any kind of chemical-ly lining like the Sigg. It is lightweight and I love the choice of sport, flat or loop tops! There is even a sippy lid for your little one! Though Nalgene boasts BPA-free plastic bottles now, they are still plastic, which I have mixed feeling about. The mouth of the Nalgene is too small for ice cubes, or if you use the older versions, too wide not to dump on yourself a few times! Klean Kanteen is just right, though - wide enough for ice cubes, but not so wide, you overshoot and dump down your shirt. Add the fact that you can get an insulated, washable tote :http://www.kleankanteen.com/products/klean-kanteen-totes.html
and I couldn't ask for more from a water bottle. ...more info
Great product I love these for my girls. They are great for toddlers or infants. Easy to clean and durable! I would have given it 5 stars if the bottle top was easier for my toddler to use. I have to close it for her everytime and sometimes I even have to really pull to open it. I guess it could just be our top. Either way it is the perfect size and it's great for kids! ...more info
Going green Very happy with this product, and also helping the enviroment. I used to re-use plastic water bottles. This is better. I recommend the sports top....more info
Great water bottle The Kleen Kanteen has replaced ALL of my plastic water bottles. My kids (ages 4 & 7) use the 12oz size for lunch, practice, car rides, you name it. Combined with the sports cap, it is perfect.
Excellent Customer Service Love the bottle and they have EXCELLENT customer service. There was a slight problem with my bottle but the company quickly and easily returned it for a new one that I am very happy with!...more info
Love the Klean Kanteen! Great product for a lot cheaper than I would have paid at my local retail store. We love them! They hold a lot of water and keep it cold for a lot longer than I would have expected. Wish it didn't "sweat" so much, but other than that it's great!!...more info
cracked the first day I purchased this item to get away from plastic bottles and because of all the good things I had heard about Klean Kanteen. However, the first day I used it (40oz- filled over half way with water) I dropped it from my hand to my wood floor (I am only 5'1") and it split/cracked near the bottom and water started leaking out. Hopefully, this was just a defect bottle. I did return it and received my refund. Another factor that I don't like about these bottles is the cap leaks if you don't tighten it ALL the way, making it hard to unscew and annoying if you want a quick drink when working out. They need to change the cap to be more like Nalgene....more info
Love it! I absolutely LOVE this bottle. I bought one for me and my boyfriend and we really like the size, durability and resistance to smell/stains. We tend to fill it with dark juices (such as beet juice) and it comes clean with ease every time. Thank you Klean Kanteen!...more info
Finally! I have finally found a water bottle that's durable!! Even better, the water stays fresh all day unlike plastic water bottles. I love it!...more info
Great product We have 4 of these and 3 SIGGs. These seem to be much more durable and lighter. Great product!...more info
Love it! Perfect for my nightstand ... won't spill and won't tip over like a plastic bottle when the content is low....more info
Great bottle I bought this bottle for my son. My son loves it. Bottle is resistant, safe and perfect to fit into the lunchbox....more info
Awesome! I swear that good water bottles are about as hard to find as a good pair of shoes! But the Klean Kanteen is awesome. I purhcased the biggie just because I hate having to refill the bottle numerous times per day.
The only problem is that it doesn't fit in my car cupholders ... but ... in all fairness, the lid is secure so it doesn't matter that it rolls around on the seat. It's just a minor inconvenience.
It had a metalic smell when I first opened it so I was worried it would taste like metal. After a quick washing though, it was good to go.
In fact, I liked it so much that I just ordered another one!...more info
Good Product Overall a good choice for a water bottle.
No leaks. The spout cap (with tether) works pretty well although I question how long before the cap no longer fits tightly.
The mfg. says it is dishwasher safe but I have not tried that as I am concerned about the plastic top melting. I hand wash it now.
It was rather pricey but at the time our local stores didn't have many choices. Now that spring has arrived the stores have similar types but not brand, for less money....more info
The best option on the market, IMO. I really love my Klean Kanteen. I highly recommend purchasing it in the plain stainless steel color. The colored ones are so cute, but the paint will eventually start to chip off. I love that it has a nice wide opening and that it's dishwasher safe. Also don't have to worry about any issues with an internal lining, since there isn't one. Great product....more info
Not impressed I was not happy with the stainless steel water bottle. Heavy when full and does not keep water cold for very long. Very disappointed....more info
unusable Because the bottle obviously can't be squeezed one has to suck the fluid out of the sport cap. This results in lower flow AND a disgusting noise when the vacuum seal of your lips on the nipple is broken. I can't use it in meetings, etc. without wide-eyed looks and laughs. With my regular BPA-free water bottle I can squirt the water into my mouth with volume and no noise. Klean Kanteen needs to design a cap that POURS. Who designed these things?...more info
Keen Kanteen Stainless Bottle Bought two of these bottles, and we love them. We're looking forward to using them on a hiking trip in Montana....more info
Goodbye Nalgene, hello KK I've been a water bottle guy for years. I was buying Nalgenes before they became the official sorority girl accessory. Not only was I growing tired of the trendy nature of Nalgenes, I got really worried about the leeching of the plastic.
I wanted a water bottle that was simple and functional.
When I finally grabbed a KK in the sale bin at REI after contemplating the move towards steel for quite some time, my hydration improved. It was a great decision except for the fact that it came with the poly loop cap. Yes the cap can offer endless enjoyment by allowing you to spin your water bottle on your finger, however it can make drinking while working out a little more difficult than the sport cap does. When I get around to ordering another one, I will definitely elect to get the sport cap. My friend has it, and after trying it out, we recommend it highly!
This is a great product in all respects. The material doesn't hold any flavor from past beverages and is easy to clean. Do beware that the housing conducts heat pretty well, so if you leave it in the sun, it can get quite hot to the touch! The inverse is true in the cold as well......more info
A green way to hydrate After learning about the leeching that plastic bottles can do I wanted to get an aluminum or stainless steel bottle. This one is great. It keeps water cool and you're not throwing out four plastic bottles a day or getting sick from reusable plastic bottles. It also doesn't leak being in my bag all day. I don't think you can get an aluminum or stainless steel bottle that doesn't smell somewhat like metal. It is what they're made of. But this one does not present a smell that makes the water inside undrinkable by any means. The pickiest person would have to call this the best you can get in stainless steel bottles. ...more info
40 ounce size hard to handle but do a good job Kleen Kanteen has great products. We purchased the 27 oz and the 4O oz stainless steel water bottles. Both do excellent jobs. The 40 oz size is clumsy and hard to store and difficult to handle due to the biggness of the base. It saves a great deal of money and avoids many, many plastic bottles of water....more info
Just great! So your looking for a stainless steel water bottle? Well, so was I until I stumbled onto Klean Kanteen. I chose this bottle for several reasons. The first reason was the large opening, so many of the other bottles have these little openings that make them hard to clean and or get ice into. The second reason was the high grade of Stainless Steel used. Thirdly was the build quality, this thing seems like it will last a very long time. If your worried about it leaking I can tell you that I have not had one leak since I purchased this bottle a month ago. The only down side to this type of bottle is carrying it for long periods of time. Hot and cold pass right through the metal. I wish they put a big loop like they have on the nalgene bottles then these bottle would be perfect! Also, I have not experienced any metal taste like others have posted. This is a great product that I would recommend to friends and family. ...more info
Why are you still using plastic? These bottles (I've bought 2) are wonderful, and work just as they were reported to have worked. I am very pleased. There is no possibility of it leaching BPA's, and the bottle itself is extremely light! (Once you fill it up, though, you realize how much water weighs!) LOL
It cleans well, keeps water as fresh as can be, and is GREAT for the environment. (Mind you: If you put ice in the bottle, it cools the contents fairly quickly, but the ice WILL melt quickly, too. It is NOT a cooler, after all- just a wonderful, clean, good-for-the-environment bottle, and I highly recommend it....more info
Get rid of plastic bottles I searched for a stainless steel water bottle with a sports cap and this product is a winner. I love it....more info
Good replacement for nalgene I bought two kleen kanteens (18/40 oz) to replace my two nalgene bottles (16/32 oz). I am very happy with the bottles. I mainly replaced the nalgenes because of the fuss about BPA (i have used nalgene with hot water). The kleen kanteens also have some other advantages:
-The biggest problem I had with nalgenes was smell. Despite my cleaning attempts the bad smell would return within a few days. The kleen kanteens clean up much better. I was able to get rid of a fishy smell and garlic smell fairly easily.
I use bottles daily instead of cups for drinking water. If I need to wash the bottles as if they are cups, they aren't worth the trouble.
-The other problem I had with nalgenes is the design of the screw top. I carried a small, wide mouth bottle in my backpack for school. Dirt and dust accumulated in between the bottom threads, which is an area that comes in contact with the mouth when drinking. Because the threads are so close and small, it was hard to clean. The kleen kanteens have huge threads on the inside of the bottle so this is not a problem (would be easy to clean anyway).
If you are looking to replace your nalgene/plastic bottles, kleen kanteens are great. no worries about chemicals, recyclable, and durable....more info
No more plastic bottles I recently purchased a 40 ounce klean kantean with a polyloop cap. The cap is very solid, and is made from hard plastic. There is a soft plastic washer on the top part of the cap, and it prevents water from leaking. The stainless steel is a okay feature. It is well built,feels like a quality grade metal, and is very solid. Some people say that there is a metalic taste, and it is true. However, i have only had metalic tasting water when the water level reaches the bottom of the bottle. It's sort of like drinking from a plastic bottle. When you have the last few sips, it has a weird taste. I don't mind the taste, but some people may not like it.
The steel is single walled. You can put hot water in it, but i advise people to not put in hot water as the bottle is not insulated. I was cleaning my bottle with hot water, filled it with hot tap water and shook it, and i felt a burning sensation on my hand. If you are going to clean your bottle, wear some protective gloves or an oven mitt....more info
Great Kid Size Sturdy, safe water bottle for children. Great size and dishwasher safe. It does get very cold to the touch with cold beverages, but to me it is worth it to have the stainless steel and know there is no "leaching" of dangerous chemicals. I would definitely recommend....more info
Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Poly Loop Cap (12-Ounce) I bought this smaller size bottle for carrying in my purse, coat pocket, or bookbag. It has a tight lid and I haven't had any problems with leaking....more info
Great transaction! Great transaction... super-fast shipping! Great product - I purchased the 18 oz. size... it's perfect for carrying around during the day....more info
great water bottle I bought 3 of these bottles. The water tastes great and there is no metal taste. My daughters use them all the time and feel good about keeping it green and discontinuing plastic water bottles. ...more info
kleen kanteen Just the right size for convenience in hydrating! No bad taste. Glad I got it!...more info
Water bottle Not much to say, it is a metal water bottle and it does not leak. I like it......more info
Good alternative Container Over Plastic My goal has been to eliminate all plastic storage containers and drinking receptacles. This canteen is lightweight and performs its function well. However, it is not insulated and thus it will "sweat" a little if it is filled with ice cold liquid.
This is my second Kleen Kanteen as the first one I purchased I lost the first day. I was not prepared for the fact that it sinks like a dead weight when filled. It fell out of my kayak and went straight to the bottom of the lake. Oops, my bad. If I had known, I would have tied it to something. I won't make that mistake again.
Regardless, it is great for general use and camping....more info
Great Bottle Great bottle. Easy to clean. Just don't put it in the freezer the bottom will bow. ...more info
Klean KLanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle this product took me a long time to find. Have not found any available in England but its fantastic to take in the car, I find it really useful to take to work with me and to know that I'm not taking in toxins if it's left in the car. (as with plastic bottles) it's good to know it's completely safe and can be steralized whenever necessary....more info
Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Poly Loop Cap (40-Ounce) To make this text review a little easier on the eyes I have included a simple + and - list. At the end there is a brief summary.
+ Stainless steel (unpainted) model can be heated on a stove unlike painted versions and plastic counterparts. This is a good option for overnight backpacking trips if you are in a pinch or without proper cookware. Just be aware that the single wall design will allow it to become VERY HOT so don't expect to be able to handle it without some form of hand protection.
+ Of course because of the 18/8 stainless steel design inside and out, no leaching can occur (No BPA).
+ The loop design for the lid allows easy attachment to a carabiner or rope for easy transport.
+ Overall durability is good. The stainless steel has the potential to dent if dropped hard enough but is defiantly tougher than aluminum options.
+ I like to call the mouth of the Klean Kanteen more of a medium opening. This is a good overall opening size that allows you to drink without spilling in addition to allowing the use of ice cubes. It's the best of both worlds so to speak.
+ Fits into most backpack bottle holders that I have come across pretty well.
+ Overall lightweight
+ I have had good experience with rust resistance overall.
+ Easy to grip for the amount of liquid it holds
+- The heavy duty o-ring that seals the lid seems to do its job well but can be difficult to seat fully. Just be sure to get a tight seal and there should be no leaks.
-The poly loop cap is just that, polypropylene, meaning that some form of plastic will still be in contact with the contents of the bottle albeit a small amount. Earlier versions of the Klean Kanteen did come standard with a stainless steel cap but this is no longer the case.
- The threading on the cap is somewhat "loose" meaning that there is some play in the cap until it is fully seated forcing the o-ring to do all of the work to seal the bottle.
- From my experience there is definite stainless steel taste to the liquid in the bottle when the contents sits for extended periods of time. You may or may not mind this.
- Because the bottle is single wall stainless steel it will "sweat" allowing moisture to build up on the outside of the bottle.
To sum it up, the 40oz stainless steel Klean Kanteen with the poly loop cap is a good choice for anyone looking for a larger water bottle or to replace the infamous leaching bottles. I use mine day to day, for hiking and for backpacking trips. Just to add this for those who are interested the bottles are, at this point, made in China though the company has stated that they would like to eventually move manufacturing to the United States.
The best water bottle I have found This is my third Kleen Kanteen. I bought the larger size for road trips and to avoid having to refill as often. In addition to being durable, the stainless steel does not impart any noticeable taste to the water. I have added a sports cap which works well. The Kleen Kanteens are the best water bottles I have found....more info
Finally, a great water bottle I finally have a reusable water bottle that keeps the contents cold. The bottle is easy to clean with a bottle brush. However, one definitely needs both hands to unscrew the lid. I plan to purchase the Klean Kanteen Sport Cap 2.0 (3 Pack) to make drinking from the container easier. I have a filter on my tap water and ice-maker and, with this bottle I no longer need to buy cases of bottled water and have eliminated all that recycling!...more info
No More Plastic Water Bottles For Me This is a great water bottle that goes wherever I go. I especially like the bpa free materials used....more info
Perfect steel water bottle I've used this bottle every day for more than a year now. It still looks great, the top fits tightly, and I've had no problems with it. The SIGG I had was scratched up within months; this one seems like it's going to look new forever. The only problem you might encounter is that it's difficult to clean. For that, I recommend the SIGG Cleaning Brush, though a vegetable brush might be equally suitable for scraping away build-up. You really don't need the "cleaning tablets"; just ordinary soap and water are fine. I suggest cleaning it once every 1-2 months of regular use in order to keep your water tasting clean.
Of course, if you're not sure whether to get a steel bottle or a plastic one, you should probably go for plastic, such as a Nalgene. They're lighter and easier to clean and handle. But if, for whatever reason, you have a preference for metal, go with a Klean Kanteen....more info