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Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Bottles

A few years ago I was out and about running errands with my oldest son Julian. We were both thirsty, so I stopped to buy a bottle of water. We drank it, and I went to throw it away. All of a sudden I realized how MANY bottles of water I had drunk and then thrown away. A mountain of empty plastic trash rose up in my imagination, plastic sitting in landfills for tens of thousands of years after only 5-10 minutes of use, plastic washing out to sea like a poison pill for marine life.

I started re-filling plastic bottles rather than throwing them away, but then I discovered that plastic bottles have been found to leach dangerously toxic hormone-mimicking chemicals such as Bisphenol A and phthalates into the water that fills them. Single-use bottles are also susceptible to bacterial contamination when re-used.

Plastic is a non-renewable and difficult to recycle petroleum-based substance that never breaks down chemically, it just breaks into smaller and smaller fragments. The water inside those plastic water bottles is often not as safe or pure as local tap water. Plus, it's expensive to pay $1.00 or more for a quick drink. The list of negatives goes on forever.

I thought that I had solved the problem by buying a pretty aluminum SIGG bottle with a composite lining, but it got all corroded and weird inside (white cauliflower-like rock-hard growths inside the bottle wherever there was a dent on the outside) after a fairly short time. No, it was not supposed to do this, but it did. Creepy. Wasn't just one bottle, either. This happened with 3 out of 4 of the SIGG bottles that I bought. Also, the pretty patterned wrap on the SIGG bottles started peeling off after a while. They were nasty on the inside and ugly on the outside after about 6 months of use. Hey, the whole reason that I got these bottles was to have them be a non-disposable solution! FAIL. And since then, it has come out that the supposedly inert SIGG liner actually contained BPA.

Finally I found Klean Kanteen stainless-steel bottles. Perfection. My Klean Kanteen goes into my day bag, on walks, in the car, to the beach, to the playground, even shopping. It's stainless-steel inside and out. No leaching, no corrosion, no sketchy materials.

Try the Insulated line if you like to keep cold drinks icy cold and hot drinks piping hot. And check out the Reflect series of bottles, they are crafted using just sustainably harvested bamboo, food-grade silicone, and stainless steel. No paint. No plastic. 100% beautiful!

  • Reusable
  • Ultralight
  • Made of durable, electropolished #304 stainless steel. No color wrap to peel off.
  • Toxin-free and non-leaching. Doesn't corrode inside like SIGG. No BPA or anything mysterious/nasty.
  • Drinking water stays clean-tasting (hot or cold), unlike drinking from plastic which often makes water smell and taste undesirable.
  • Dishwasher safe.

A stylin' way to keep your Classic or Reflect bottles at the desired temperature, warm or cool. These insulated totes work for up to four hours, fold up flat, and are machine washable. They are made of neoprene, and are vinyl and lead-free. Feel great in the hand, too.

Carabiner Clips
These Carabiners are the perfect accessories for clipping your Klean Kanteen onto just about anything. The carabiner is an "S" shape and has two opposing gates, one on each end. The unique, double-clip design made by Nite Ize makes it easy to connect two things together, like your Klean Kanteen and a backpack strap or loop.

It comes in two flat, ultra low-profile sizes. It's got curvy, sleek lines, and dare we say, it's downright sexy. Plus it's made from rugged stainless steel, just like your bottle.
SIZE 3 (SM) Carabiner Clip - $3
  • rated to hold up to 25lbs
  • dimensions: 2.625 x 1.25 inches
  • weight: 1.1 ounces

  • SIZE 4 (LG) Carabiner Clip - $3.50
  • rated to hold up to 75lbs
  • dimensions: 3.5 x 1.5 inches
  • weight: 1.6 ounces

  • Klean Kanteen Carabiner S-Clip Sizes 3 and 4 Klean Kanteen Carabiner Sizes 4 on 18oz bottle with Sport Cap

    Bike Cage for 27oz bottle - $6
    Want to take your Klean Kanteen cycling? The 18oz Kanteens fit into most standard bike cages. But if you're looking for a little extra liquid on those long rides, check out our easy-to-install, durable Bike Cage for the 27oz Kanteen. Made of high impact polypropylene.

    Water Filter Adapter - $6
    Nothing tastes quite like crisp, clean water straight from a river or a spring. But to be safe, you still need to filter it to remove particles, protozoa and bacteria like Giardia, salmonella and cryptosporidium. If you want to take your Klean Kanteen on the trail, just pick up one of these small, lightweight water filter adapters. One end screws into the Classic bottle and the other end has a universal thread design that connects to most standard backcountry water filters.

    Klean Kanteen 27oz Bike Cage Klean Kanteen Water Filter Adapter

    27oz Nylon Bottle Carrier - $5.50
    Easily carry your 27oz bottle with this black nylon sling.

    40oz Nylon Bottle Carrier - $5.95
    Easily carry your 40oz bottle with this black nylon sling.

    Klean Kanteen Nylon Sling for 27oz bottles Klean Kanteen Nylon Sling for 40oz bottles

    The Reflect is crafted using just three materials: sustainably harvested bamboo, food-grade silicone and stainless steel. Beautiful in its simplicity and deliberate in its design, it uses no paint. No plastic. The cap is fashioned from a single piece of stainless steel, super strong and durable, and beautifully finished with sustainably harvested bamboo. The logo is laser etched, replacing paint. With nothing to scratch or wear off, this bottle is yours for life. Tip of the day....get a handy carabiner from the bottle accessories section and secure your bottle to your bag, your backpack, your stroller, etc.

    The Reflect is available in two finishes, Brushed and Mirror. Bamboo Cap Care and Use: Handwash only! Not dishwasher safe.

    Reflect Brushed 27oz  $32.00

    Klean Kanteen Reflect Mirror Bottle
    Klean Kanteen Reflect Brushed Bottle

    How much does a Kanteen weigh?

    Klean Kanteens are lighter than they look. The 18oz. bottle weighs 6oz., the 27oz. bottle weighs 8oz. and the 40oz. bottle weighs 11oz.

    Why don't you sell the colored Kanteens? I only see the stainless steel bottles on your site.

    While the color-wrapped bottles are pretty, I have found that they are not as durable as the pure stainless steel bottles. My family drops and dents our bottles, they get scraped across the driveway, stepped on, rolled down steps, and in general they take a lot of abuse and punishment.

    With the pure stainless steel bottles, that is not an problem. Apart from a few dents and scuffs, they still look pretty good. The color-wrapped bottles though, are more fragile. Once you dent or scrape the bottle and nick the paint, it is fairly easy for it to start peeling off. Busy little kid hands love to "help" this process along! Needless to say, a bottle with peeling color wrap on it is not so aesthetically pleasing. It also makes the bottle much more difficult to recycle, as opposed to a pure stainless steel bottle.

    So if you want a colored bottle, you are more than welcome to buy one, they sell them all over the place. But I only carry the original stainless steel bottles, because to me, that's the most durable, long-lasting option. You didn't buy this bottle just to have to replace it in six months, right? If you want pretty colors, you can always get a lovely insulated tote for your Klean Kanteen.

    Can I put hot liquids in my Klean Kanteen?

    Not really. Klean Kanteens are single walled and not for use with hot liquids. It won't hurt the Kanteen, but it will burn your hand unless you have an insulated tote on your bottle.

    Can I put my Kanteen in the freezer?

    We do not recommend it and it will void the 1-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 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.

    What is nickel and how can it affect my health?

    Nickel is a naturally abundant element found in the earth's crust, soil and ocean floor. It is generally resistant to corrosion and is therefore used to make metal alloys such as stainless steel. Approximately 10-15% of the population is sensitive to nickel. The health effects of nickel are highly dependent on the manner and degree of exposure, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a department of the U.S. Dept. of Public Health and Human Services. The ATSDR warns that environmental exposures may arise from wearing costume jewelry, handling coins or from inhaling dust near nickel industries. The most common reaction to handling nickel is a skin rash at the site of contact. Less frequently, those sensitive to nickel have asthma attacks after inhaling dust containing nickel. Klean Kanteens are constructed of high quality, sanitary grade 304 stainless steel. 304 has a low nickel content and is preferred by breweries and dairies.

    Will the stainless steel react with acidic beverages? No.

    Why is the Kanteen made in China?

    Cost and quality.

    Is the Kanteen a thermos?

    Not the Classic Kanteen. A Classic Kanteen is a single-walled bottle and has few insulating properties by itself. An Insulated Kanteen however, does a fantastic job of keeping icy cold drinks icy cold, and piping hot drinks piping hot.
    How do I clean my Kanteen?

    Klean Kanteens are dishwasher safe (washing caps in the dishwasher is not recommended because H2O can squeeze itself into the cap) or easy to clean with a bottle brush and mild soap. We recommend an old fashioned cleaner: white vinegar and baking soda.

    Why is stainless steel better than aluminum?

    Aluminum, although lightweight, has to be lined with something to make sure the contents are safe for drinking. Usually it is lined with baked on epoxy (toxic) or ceramic (can crack).

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    Single-walled food-grade stainless steel.
    12oz Sippy  $17.00

    Klean Kanteen 12 ounce stainless steel water bottle with Avent sippy top
    12oz stainless steel bottle, designed for tiny hands, comes with a sippy top made from safe, non-leaching polypropylene plastic (pp#5).
    Weighs 4 ounces.
    Size: 5" H (w/o cap) x 2.75" W

    18oz Kid Kanteen  $16
    Klean Kanteen 18 ounce stainless steel water bottle with sport top
    18oz stainless steel bottle comes with Sport Top 3.0. Designed for small hands & to fit in lunch boxes & backpacks. Weighs 6 ounces.
    Size: 7" H (w/o cap) x 2.75" W

    27oz Bottle  $17
    Klean Kanteen 27 ounce stainless steel water bottle with sport top
    27oz stainless steel bottle comes with Sport Top 3.0. Fits most bottle holders. Weighs 8 ounces.
    Size: 10.5" H (w/o cap) x 2.75" W

     40oz Bottle  $25
    Klean Kanteen 40 ounce stainless steel water bottle with Sport Top 3.0
    When 27oz. isn't enough for your powerful thirst, go big! The 40oz stainless steel bottle comes with a sport top. Weighs 11 ounces.
    Size: 10.625" H (w/o cap) x 3.5" W

    High performance, double-walled vacuum insulation in stainless steel. Keeps your drink hot or cold for up to 18 hours.
    12oz Insulated w/2 Tops  $26.00

    With Cafe Cap
    Klean Kanteen 12 ounce stainless steel, vacuum insulated bottle with cafe cap.
    and Loop Top (below)
    Klean Kanteen 12 ounce stainless steel, vacuum insulated bottle with loop cap.
    Stainless steel, vacuum insulated to-go mug & bottle. From lunch boxes to lattes, the 12oz Kanteen Insulated's small size gives you ultimate versatility and performance. Load it up with chunky stew or ravioli for a hot lunch today. Then take it with you on the road filled with a few shots of espresso or a small cappuccino. Its compact size makes it the perfect container for food and also a great mug.

    Double-walled vacuum insulation keeps contents at stable temperatures, up to six hours for hot stuff and more than 24 for iced drinks. The leakproof Loop Cap gives you peace of mind if you want to toss it in a bag or lunch box, or use the sleek Cafe Cap to convert it into an awesome to-go mug and sip on the fly. Both lids are included.

    16oz Insulated w/2 Tops  $29
    Klean Kanteen 16 ounce double-walled vacuum-insulated stainless steel water bottle with Cafe Cap
    You get this Cafe Cap, plus a leakproof Loop Top, too.
    Go ahead. Order that skinny, double tall, half-caff, extra hot, extra dry cappuccino with a shot of hazelnut. No matter how long or complicated your coffee order is, when you hand your favorite barista a 16oz Kanteen Insulated, you'll earn enough cool points to make up for it. After just a few days spent with your sleek, double-walled, vacuum insulated Kanteen, you'll become what we call a true believer.

    You'll find yourself extolling its virtues, telling friends how it keeps your coffee steaming for up to six hours and iced drinks chilled for more than 24. The Stainless Loop Cap creates a totally stainless interior that's easy to clean and doesn't make your mango smoothie taste like yesterday's mocha. Safe, BPA-free, 18/8, food-grade stainless steel, easy-to-clean rounded corners and stainless steel threads. The Cafe Cap lets you sip-on-the-go.

    Capacity: 20 fluid ounces (591 ml)
    Weight: 10.25 ounces (w/o cap)
    Size: 8.75" H (w/o cap) x 2.9375" W
    Opening diameter: 2.125" (54 mm)
    18/8 food-grade stainless steel

    20oz Insulated w/2 Tops  $31
    Klean Kanteen 20 oz. insulated bottle with loop and cafe tops.
    You get this leakproof Loop Top, and a sip-on-the-go Cafe Cap too.
    Trying to pound out some miles on a long road trip and need your iced mocha to stay frosty for hours? Want your homemade chili to still be hot for lunch even though you poured it in seven hours and 4,000 vertical feet ago? Planning to blend up that smoothie in the morning and want it to still be ice cold at noon? Whatever food or drink you're packing, whether you poured it in hot or cold, the 20oz Kanteen Insulated has double-walled, vacuum insulation to keep it that way: up to six hours for hot stuff, and more than 24 for iced drinks. Made from high quality, 18/8, food-grade stainless steel with a 100% stainless interior, so it won't retain or impart flavors.

    The leakproof Stainless Loop Cap means you can toss it in your bag without a second thought, while the Cafe Cap converts your Kanteen into a sleek to-go mug with a quick twist. When your day is over, the all-stainless threads and rounded corners make cleaning as simple as giving it a quick scrub with a bottle brush and warm, soapy water.

    Capacity: 20 fluid ounces (591 ml)
    Weight: 10.25 ounces (w/o cap)
    Size: 8.75" H (w/o cap) x 2.9375" W
    Opening diameter: 2.125" (54 mm)
    18/8 food-grade stainless steel

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