Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottles Video Transcript
Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottles.
Now, what you see here in front of me are a selection of the Klean Kanteen water bottles, and they have a number of unique features that I’d like to talk about today.
For starters, every Klean Kanteen bottle is 100% BPA, phthalate, and lead free. The body of each of these is manufactured from food grade number 304, stainless steel. That is a very high quality grade of stainless steel, and it is vastly superior to aluminum, which until just recently, people did not realize that aluminum leaches BPA into water. That will not be a problem with these stainless steel bottles.
Now, every style of Klean Kanteen bottle features rounded corners and threads, which allows for easy cleaning and eliminates hard angles where dirt and microbes can hide.
Now, not all of the Klean Kanteen bottles have plastic caps, but the ones that do are manufactured from a BPA free number 5 polypropylene, and all of them utilize a toxin free silicone seal. Now, these bottles do not use any liners or coatings and even the threads are stainless steel.
Now, before I get into the details of each unique style of bottle, I’d like to talk about Klean Kanteen as a company.
You see, they truly are a responsible and green organization. They require fair labor standards, including the ethical treatment of factory workers, child labor rules, wages and benefits, and health and safety. And not only that, but Klean Kanteen is a philanthropic organization. They partner with a number of like-minded organizations like Breast Cancer Fund, Healthy Child Healthy World, and they are a proud member of 1% For The Planet, which is a pledge that companies take to give 1% of gross annual sales to non-profit environmental organizations.
So this is a company that not only cares about providing and making a quality product, but also maintaining a quality of life on earth for the rest of us. It’s a truly unique organization in this day and age.
Now, let’s talk about each of the unique styles of these bottles. Now, there are three main categories of Klean Kanteen bottles.
We’ll begin with the classic. The classic is what you see here. It features a 1 ¾ inch diameter mouth, large enough to fit most ice cubes, and an elongated neck, which is designed to reduce splashing. Now, the classic is available with two cap styles; either a standard loop cap, like you see here, or the sport cap, which you see here. It has the carrying loop and the water nipple so that you can drink water without having to remove the cap from the bottle.
Please note that the sport cap has small silicone inlet valve that allows air into the bottle as water exits. This makes a small hissing noise that is perfectly normal; however, if the noise is especially loud that may indicate that the silicone inlet valve is partly clogged with debris and typically a quick hand washing will care for that issue.
Now, the classic will receive a variety of other caps that can be purchased separately. It will receive the flat cap, the all stainless loop cap, the stainless uni-body bamboo cap, and the sippy adaptor cap for toddlers.
It is available in a brushed stainless steel like you see here, or in a variety of colors. And the 12 ounce, 18 ounce, and 27 ounce size will fit into standard cup holders. And it’s also available in a giant 40 ounce size, like you see here.
Now, the next category of Klean Kanteen bottles we’ll look at is the Wide. Now the Wide features a 2 1/8 inch diameter mouth with an external universal thread that fits most back country filter pumps, like for example, the Katadyn Vario.
Now, it is available in two cap styles. You can get the standard loop cap, or the stainless flip D-ring cap, and the unique design of these caps provides a 100% stainless steel environment. You see, the inside of each of those caps has a stainless steel piece, so that your drinks will only ever touch stainless steel when you’re using the Wide with either of the standard caps.
Now, the Wide does also receive a café cap, which is available separately as an accessory. The café cap does not provide that same 100% stainless steel environment, but it’s really nice for those of you who are coffee drinkers who want that café style lid.
Now, the Wide bottles are available in a 12, 18, 27, 40, and 64 ounce size in the brushed stainless steel finish only. And, of course, the 12, 18, and 27 ounce sizes will fit into standard cup holders.
Now, lastly we’ll look at the insulated category. Now, similar to the Wide, it has a 2 1/8 inch diameter mouth with a universal external thread capable of attaching to most back country water filters, like for example the Katadyn Vario.
Now, it is available in two cap styles; either the standard loop cap, which provides a 100% stainless steel environment, or the café cap. The stainless steel flip D-ring is available as an accessory.
Now, all Klean Kanteen insulated bottles use a double walled vacuum insulation, capable of keeping hot foods and beverages hot for up to 6 hours, and keeping cold things cold for up to 24 hours.
These are high quality products; you can’t go wrong with Klean Kanteen.
Again, this is the Klean Kanteen line of stainless steel water bottles, and I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor.
Thanks for watching.
See detailed specifications and purchase the Klean Kanteen Reflect here.