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Gear Review: Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle

I'm sure you've heard the bad news. Polycarbonate water bottles that contain the chemical Bisphenol A, like the ever popular ones made by Nalgene, are probably bad for you. Studies show that hard, clear plastics might possibly cause cancerous tumors, urinary tract problems, and early puberty. With news like that, you're probably in the market for a new, safer water bottle. Enter Klean Kanteen!

This Klean Kanteen water bottle ($16.95) is made of stainless steel (SIGG bottles are made of aluminum). It holds 27 ounces of water, is toxin free and can be cleaned in the dishwasher, which I love. The mouth of the bottle is wide enough to handle ice cubs, and the polypropylene screw cap is easy to grip and seals tight to prevent leakage. The bottle is skinny so I can slip it into my backpack easily or in the cage on my bike. If you are super outdoorsy, you can use a spare carabiner to attach the bottle to the outside of your backpack with the handy loop on the bottle lid.These are a little cheaper than SIGG bottles (a 20-oz. bottle is about $20), so if you're trying to save some dough, I'd definitely pick one of these up. You can buy one here.

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Beaner Beaner 7 years
I recently got one of the wide-mouth bottles and I am a huge fan. I love that I can get inside to clean it easier that the smaller mouth bottles, it's lightweight, and i find the water tastes much better than when drinking from plastic water bottles.
cloud9design cloud9design 9 years
great post
DKW DKW 9 years
Comment 5 is extremely misleading and pretty false. BPA leaches out of plastic simply if it's used, not just when it's heated up. If it's in the plastic that's in your item, don't fool yourself, it's going in your body. And INDEPENDANT studies (that is studies that weren't funded by the plastics industry) state that BPA is cancer harmful even in LOW DOSES.
GreenyGoody GreenyGoody 9 years
These things are great. I got a few variations. I particularly like the loopy cap thing - I can tie it on when I am rock climbing! FYI I got mine at Http:// - it was a few bucks cheaper than buying direct from the klean kanteen site. Also picked up a few other cool green-crazy stuff. Im a raw food eater...I found my little slice of heaven on the net! haha...spent too much money
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I need one of these for the gym.
ashleyinspain ashleyinspain 9 years
There are a lot of plastic bottles now that don't have phthalates or BPA in them, including some of the Nalgene and Camelback bottles. The most popular Nalgene shape does, but the similar bottles by Camelback don't. I prefer a sport cap (something I can drink from easily when I'm in the car) and I've heard the SIGG and Kleen Kanteen caps are hard to drink from. Anyone tried the sports tops on these bottles?
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I love them. They aren't as pretty as SIGG bottles, but you can put stickers on it or something. :)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I bought on in January. LOVE IT! I don't use plastic water bottles anymore. I feel like I'm doing something good for my myself and the earth.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
We have some eddie bauer stainless steel water bottles that were a Christmas gift for our hiking expeditions - unfortunately they don't hold enough water for hiking. But I can certainly use one for the gym. Also for those who are Nalgene fans - they now have a Stainless Steel cup.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'm with Spectra. I'll keep my nalgene and just keep it away from extreme temps and throw it out if it cracks.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Not a bad idea if you're concerned about BPA. I usually drink water out of either a glass or I'll fill my Nalgene bottle with water and drink that. BPA only leeches into water in your bottle if you heat it up very hot or freeze it with the water in it. Just keep the Nalgene bottles out of the dishwasher and the freezer, use mild detergent and if it cracks for some reason, throw it out. It's kind of funny that the whole Nalgene bottle craze is coming to an end. It all started with lab techs taking the Nalgene lab ware to use for their own personal use. Then Nalgene took off with creating a personal water-bottle line using polycarbonate. Craziness.
secrethoughts secrethoughts 9 years
My husband and I both have Kleen Kanteen's, and we love 'em! The water definitely tastes better, and I definitely prefer stainless steel over aluminum.
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
I have one from the OGGI corporation, I ues it for the gym. I Read about the plastic when my kid where babies. This same plastic is used for baby bottles also.
wiggle wiggle 9 years
I have sippy cups by them for my kids!
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
I prefer stainless over aluminum.
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