Klean Kanteen 20oz Wide Insulated
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $29.95
This water bottle does not seem to be as prone to the dent commonly seen on metal water bottles. Most importantly however is the fact that I've had the same ice in it for the last 36 hours and it is still going strong.
- Solid construction
- Phenomenal insulation (Cold seems to be a little better than hot)
- Not showy
- No funky taste. Ever!
- A bit on the heavy side
- Upfront cost
- If you're drinking something hot, where you put your lips can get very warm
So, every year when my REI dividend comes in I tend to get an item that I cannot justify otherwise. This years item is the Klean Kanteen 20 oz Insulated Water Bottle. I admit that the price really had me think twice, but I was tired of using my Nalgene water bottle as my everyday beverage-holder-of-choice. I wanted something that looked more professional and kept my water extra cold.
Long story short: I am very satisfied with my purchase.
Ease of Use:
Well, It is a water bottle after all. There isn't too much to it. The lid has what to me looks like a silicon gasket that prevents the bottle from leaking. This system works like a charm. Note that this is a simple twist-off style lid, so when you take off the lid you will have two separate items in you hands, unlike a Nalgene which has the tether attached to the lid so you can't misplace it.
I have noticed that occasionally the lid will stick, but I chock that up to my compulsion to tighten lids as securely as I can, which tendency greatly displeases my dear wife.
The insulation is that the water bottle is a double walled vacuum insulation. This works well provided you have your bottle mostly full most of the time. So, the idea of a vacuum insulation is to cut off what ever you're insulating from anything of a different temperature. So, if you have some ice water at the bottom of the bottle and the rest is filled with the scorching-hot air from outside, you're water will absorb some of the heat from the air, or vice versa if you've only got a little of your favorite hot beverage in your bottle on a frosty winter night. Even so, in my experience you're more likely to run out of liquid before it is no longer at the temperature you want.
Construction & Durability:
It is stainless steel, silicon, and plastic. The construction is exemplary. You can barely see the line left from where the weld is that holds the inner bottle together. And, because you can see it, you can see how high quality the weld is. It seem like this has been more resilient to the dents and divots that so frequently mar other metal water bottles, which, along with the weight, makes me think that the walls are thicker than most metal water bottles. This water bottle will certainly last a very long time.
I use this water bottle every day. I picked it up in February 2013, if memory serves. I find myself filling it up more often than my 32oz Nalgene which makes sense obviously due to the 12 oz difference, but I also find myself drinking more water throughout the day. And that is precisely why this water bottle is so great! I don't enjoy plastic-y lukewarm water too terribly much, but this is like drinking artesian glacial spring water every sip.
Okay, perhaps, I've embellished that last bit, but I do seriously drink more because its more enjoyable to drink cold water in my opinion. Also, I'm fond of the fact that I don't look like a 'granola-munching, tree-hugging, dirt-worshiping dirt-bag' with its fancy brushed steel exterior. It is always more fun to be in disguise.
Where to Buy
Here's what other sites are saying:
Whether you're rockin' out to "Ice, Ice Baby" or feelin' "Hot, Hot, Hot", the 20oz Kanteen Wide Insulated will keep the temperature just right Since it's Klean Kanteen's largest Insulated bottle, it can also hang with you for the long haul Trying to pound out some miles on a long road trip and need your iced mocha to stay frosty for hours so you can sip it and stay steadily caffeinated? Want your homemade chili to still be hot when you eat it for lunch even though you poured it in seven hours and 4,000 vertical feet ago? Planning to blend up that smoothie for lunch in the morning before you head out the door 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 Wide 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 Because the bottle is made from high quality, 18/8, food-grade stainless steel and has a 100% stainless interior, it won't retain or impart flavors no matter what you put in it That's a good thing Because the tastes of split pea soup, chai tea, and blueberry/banana smoothie simply should not be mixed The leakproof Stainless Loop Cap means you can toss it in your bag without a second thought, while the stylish Cafe Cap converts your bottle into a sleek to-go mug with a quick twist When your day is over, the all-stainless threads and rounded corners make cleaning your insulated bottle as simple as giving it a quick scrub with a bottle brush and warm, soapy water
Take your hot or cold beverages with you on the go with the Klean Kanteen 20oz Kanteen Wide Insulated bottle. Using a double wall construction and vacuum insulation, your favorite beverage will remain hot for at least six hours or icy cold for an entire day! Throw it in your pack and enjoy an cool refreshing drink at school, work, or on the trail without having to worry about leaky caps or condensation getting your papers and books wet. Because it is made out of 18/8 food-grade stainless steel, you know it is safe to drink from and won't retain any flavors from previous liquids or foods. PRODUCT FEATURES: Insulates hot food or beverages up to 6 hours Insulates iced drinks up to 24 hours Durable, double-walled construction High-performance vacuum insulation Large opening (external threads) accommodates ices cubes Compatible with most backcountry water filters No BPA, phthalates, lead or other toxins Made of 18/8 food-grade stainless steel (no liner needed) Electropolished interior does not retain or impart flavors Rounded corners are easy to clean with no hard angles where dirt, germs or bacteria can stick Dishwasher safe (hand-washing painted bottles is highly recommended) Lifetime Warranty
- Appalachian Outdoors
The Klean Kanteen 20 oz Wide Vacuum Insulated Bottles is a great insulated thermos for an on-the-go lifestyle. The durable, double-walled construction coupled with high-performance vacuum insulation keeps your coffee hot for 6 hours and your iced drinks chilly for up to 24 hours. 20 oz insulated thermos BPA-free & eco-friendly Slim design fits in most cup holders Resistant to staining Hot or cold beverages can be enjoyed with a clean taste Doesn't retain or impart flavors Works with standard backcountry water filters Made of tough stainless steel that is toxin-free, non-leaching and dishwasher safe
It doesn't matter if you're trying to keep something hot or cold; you can count on the Klean Kanteen 20 oz. Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Insulated Bottle to keep whatever you put in it at the perfect temperature for hours.