Klean Kanteen was the first company to make a bottle designed for personal hydration from stainless steel, a healthy and sustainable alternative to plastic and aluminum bottles. With competitors and copycat companies popping up left and right, Klean Kanteen continues to keep ahead of the pack with their new line of wide-mouth stainless steel bottles, sports caps and more.
The opening of the Klean Kanteen Wide bottles is the same size as old-school plastic bottles (e.g. Nalgenes™) and is easy to fill and pour from. All Wide Kanteens have stainless steel external threads in a universal design so they work with most backcountry water filters.
The plastic on the exterior of the caps is made from polypropylene (pp#5), a plastic that has been extensively tested and doesn’t contain BPA or other harmful chemicals. The inside of the caps is made of 100% stainless steel, so your drinks don't touch plastic. The Klean Kanteen Wide has 2 cap options. Choose between the Stainless Loop Cap or the multi-purpose Flip D-Ring (caps can also be purchased separately).
Klean Kanteens are designed with radius (rounded) corners and large, rounded, sweeping threads so they’re easy to clean with no hard angles or sharp corners where dirt and bacteria can stick. The bottles are made from 18/8, food-grade stainless steel, which is BPA- and toxin-free. Klean Kanteen bottles don’t need a plastic or epoxy liner like aluminum bottles, which have to be lined to keep chemicals from seeping into drinks.
Comparison between Klean Kanteen Classic and Wide Bottles:
Mouth and Neck - Classic has a slightly narrower, elongated neck which makes the Kanteen splash-resistant. Both Classic and Wide fit ice cubes.
Threads - Classic has internal threads. A compact, lightweight adapter for backcountry water filters is available (sold separately). The Wide has external threads and its universal thread design works with most backcountry water filters (so no adapter is necessary).
Bottle Shape and Colors - Classic has an elongated neck which is easy to hang onto. Classic feels more like a bottle than a jar. Classic is available in brushed stainless steel finish and and a range of attractive colors. The Wide has a slightly shorter profile and is more compact and lighter. The Wide has a Mason jar feel. Wide is available in brushed Stainless finish only.
Cap Options -Toxin-free polypropylene (pp#5) and stainless steel caps are available in Loop, Flat and Sport Cap styles for the Classic. For the Wide bottles, stainless steel Loop and Flip D-Ring caps are available. No sport caps or sippy adapters are available for Wide Kanteens.
Sizes Available - Classic is available in four sizes: 12, 18, 27, 40 ounces. Wide is available in five sizes:
12, 18, 27, 40 and 64 ounces.
capacity: 1893 ml (64 fl oz)
weight: 255.1 g (9 oz) w/o cap
size: 21.9 cm H (w/o cap) x 11.4 cm W (8.625” H w/o cap x 4.5” W)
opening diameter: 54 mm (2.125”)
Usage and Care:
- do not pour hot liquids into the Klean Kanteen as the bottle will be too hot to directly handle. Klean Kanteens are not insulated.
- do not put the Kanteen in the freezer. This will void the 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects.
- you can fill the Kanteen with acidic beverages as they will not react with the stainless steel.
- the Kanteens are dishwasher safe. However, washing caps in the dishwasher is not recommended.
Klean Kanteens are designed in California. They are manufactured in China. Klean Kanteen visits their manufacturing facilities 4-5 times per year and perform audits every six months to ensure all of their products are produced with respect for the environment and fair labor standards. Additionally, they perform regular lab testing on random shipments through a local lab in the U.S. to ensure their products are made to their specifications and are free of hazardous substances.