Klean Kanteen Classic Stainless Steel Bottle With Sport Cap
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- Reusable water bottle replaces disposable plastic water bottles
- Sport Cap 3.0 features a soft silicone spout and "chirp"-free hydration
- Paint is durable, water-based, lead-free and non-toxic
- Unlined, food-grade stainless steel is tasteless; BPA- and phthalate-free
- Capacity: 27 fluid ounces (800 ml)
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The Klean Kanteen Classic water bottle is the original, iconic, full stainless steel water bottle designed to last a lifetime. Created as a safe, BPA-free, nontoxic alternative to plastic water bottles over 10 years ago. Crafted from high quality, durable food grade 18/8 stainless steel with a wide 1.75 inch (44mm) opening which is easy to fill, pour and drink from. Single wall stainless steel construction is lightweight, perfect for hydration and keeping drinks cold in the cooler or in the fridge. Electropolished interior and rounded corners make the Classic water bottle easy to clean and maintain. The Classic is Klean Kanteens most popular water bottle size and also fits an entire bottle of wine, because camping is better with adult beverages. All Klean Kanteen products are made using safe healthy materials and backed by the Strong as Steel Guarantee. Hand washing recommended for color bottles.
Top Customer Reviews
Some other reviewers have complained about a metallic taste to the water, but I have used several Klean Kanteens and never noticed a metallic taste. I'm pretty picky about my water, too - I can't drink from those little plastic water bottles because of the plastic taste, nor can I drink the filtered water that comes from my refrigerator dispenser. If you stick the entire silicone spout in your mouth when you drink (as if it were a straw), you might get a rubbery (siliconey?) taste, but this can be avoided by just pushing your lips up against the drinking hole (in other words, nothing goes in your mouth when drinking).
One reviewer complained about the cap leaking when tipped over, but that's not supposed to happen with the Sport Cap. Perhaps they got a defective cap, or they weren't closing the spout all the way after drinking. My filled Kanteen spends 95% of its time on its side (in my bag, on the practice field, etc.) and it has never leaked. I do get condensation on the sides, since the bottle isn't insulated, but no leakage from the cap/spout. (If the condensation bothers you, you can get the insulated version, but that's way more expensive - the double wall means nearly twice as much steel - and the largest size is only 20 oz.) This Kanteen with Sport Cap is basically a sippy cup for adults, and I love it because it's way faster than unscrewing a lid (I'm looking at you, Loop Cap).
I like that the entire bottle has rounded edges; this makes it super easy to clean with a bottle brush. However, it is a tall bottle, so make sure you have a longer bottle brush to reach the bottom of the bottle (or just throw it in your dishwasher). I also use the RSVP Drink Straw Cleaning Brush (purchased from Amazon) to thoroughly clean the spout from the inside and outside, since you have to put your mouth on the spout to drink. The Sport Cap is all one piece; there is nothing to take apart and clean (if you've ever cleaned a child's sippy cup, you know that this is a huge bonus).
I've been using this 40 oz size for about two months now, and it still looks really good. There are a few scratches and a couple of tiny dents on the outside (I throw it onto the ground a LOT), but it all blends in; I had to specifically look for scratches before I even saw them. I greatly prefer this to my old Nalgene bottles, which were a mass of scratches in no time. Since my Kanteen is the brushed stainless steel color (no paint), I can't comment on how durable the exterior paint is.
Basically, if you're looking for a large, easy-to-clean, BPA-free water bottle that you can use and abuse every day without spillage or breaking, then I'd recommend this Klean Kanteen with Sport Cap.
The 3.0 sport cover may not be officially leak proof, but I have yet to have more than a drip or two as the cold water warms up and expands. The water flows smoothly with no air bubbles. It gives you enough water at once to quench your thirst during a busy workout, yet is not overwhelming for a toddler. If you are used to a squeeze bottle or a straw, I can see where the learning curve is, but otherwise, this is like drinking from a regular screw top, without the fuss. It is not silent, but here is no whistle. Water will pour out when it is not closed properly.
The 18/8 stainless does arrive with a metallic smell, but after two runs through the dishwasher it leaves no perceivable smell or taste on the contents. Switching contents isn't an issue either.
Yes, there is condensation. Yes, the bottle is cold to hold. But I don't like to drink ice water anyway, so I won't complain about that.
Worst con of all, no dust cover.
Klean Kanteen, why don't all your 3.0 lids come with the dust cover? It makes the bottles easier to close, reduces the need to touch the silicone spout with dirty hands, AND holds the cover in place while you refill the bottle so you don't have to put it on the edge of a water fountain (or worse).
I contacted Klean Kanteen. Their research shows that most people don't use / throw away the dust cover. They are sending me some for all my 3.0 bottles :) +1 for customer service!
I love drinking from it--it prevents spills on me, and the flow is regulated so that I'm not drinking too much at once. It's been easy to clean in the dishwasher, and it seems to hold up well.
The only exception is when transporting it. This happened two or three times: I had the bottle in the car, and I had the sippy part pushed all the way down (in the "locked" position), but when I went to get my water bottle, I noticed it was empty: the water had spilled out onto the floor of my car. I was perplexed the first time and thought maybe I hadn't screwed the lid on tightly enough. When it happened two more times (after the bottle tipped over in the car), I investigated further. What happened was this: there is a little rubbery "bubble" that for the most part sits tightly against the lid, but I think it's needed to allow air into the bottle (and water out). If the bottle falls over in just the right way, the little rubbery bubble gets pushed out of the way, allowing water to leak out. It was annoying, yes, but overall the sports lid does more good than harm. Now that I know it's an issue, I'm just careful to prop it up when it's in the car.
The only other issue, which is an issue I've had with all metal water bottles, is that if you drop the bottle while it's full, it gets dented very easily, and depending on where it dents, it doesn't sit flush on the table. Still, I prefer the taste of water in a metal bottle to water in plastic, so it's a worthwhile trade-off for me.