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Top 5 Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Top 5 Stainless Steel Water Bottles

While we're well-known for our Safer Plastic Guides, we actually get more questions about our stainless steel products.   Just so happens that we're water bottle addicts and since we've tried almost every bottle known to mankind, we thought it would be helpful to share our favorite stainless steel water bottles with you.  We've listed them in order of most favorite to almost favorite 🙂

Top 5 Favorite Stainless Steel Bottles

Klean Kanteen Insulated 16oz Wide Mouth Bottle

  • Lightweight and durable
  • Slim design fits most cup/bottle and bike holders
  • Sport cap makes drinking quick and easy
  • Wide mouth fits ice cubes and allows for a big swig when you need it
  • Fairs well in the dishwasher
  • All plastic is BPA-free

Thermos Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle

  • Slim design fits most cup/bottle and bike holders
  • Double-wall insulation keeps drinks cold for 18 hours without transferring temperature to your hands
  • Wide mouth fits ice cubes
  • Drinking spout is the perfect size for swigging
  • Rubber grip on cap makes opening a breeze
  • Sweat-proof design prevents condensation on the exterior of the bottle
  • Durable carabiner for carrying
  • Extremely durable exterior
  • All plastic is BPA-free

Laken Jannu Insulated Wide Mouth Bottle with Straw

  • Wide mouth fits ice cubes easily
  • High performance vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps cold up to 24 hours
  • Flip cap with straw (just press button opens drinking spout, no need to bite)
  • Durable, handle for easy carrying, straw can be removed
  • All plastic is BPA-free

Contigo Stainless Steel Double-walled Autoseal Mug

  • It is actually impossible to spill, and is leak-proof too
  • The Autoseal makes sipping easy with its press and release feature
  • Double-wall insulation keeps drinks hot for 4 hours and cold for 12 hours
  • Sweat-proof design prevents condensation on the exterior of the bottle
  • Slim design fits most cup/bottle holders
  • Wide mouth fits ice cubes
  • Contoured shape makes it easy to hold
  • All plastic is BPA-free
  • Top rack dishwasher safe

Thinksport Insulated Bottle

  • Double-wall insulation keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6 hours without transferring heat to your hands
  • Wide mouth fits ice cubes
  • Drinking spout is the perfect size for swigging
  • Internal screen keeps ice from interfering with drinking
  • Sweat-proof design prevents condensation on the exterior of the bottle
  • Strap is durable enough to use for carrying
  • Extremely durable exterior
  • All plastic is BPA-free (inner spout and lids)

What About Aluminum?

Aluminum food containers require a lining, where stainless steel containers do not. You don't have to wonder if you'll find out 2 years after you started using your stainless steel water bottle that – oops! – it did have BPA in the lining – but the manufacturer just “didn't know.”

Are There Any Stainless Steel Bottles Made in the USA?

This has been one of the top questions we've heard from our blog readers since we first published this article in 2009, but as of February 2018, the answer is still the same: there are no USA made stainless steel bottles at this time.

Learn more about the logistics of why stainless steel bottles aren't made in the USA

P.S. We did find two stainless steel bottles NOT made in China: the Snow Peak Kanpai Bottle is made in Japan, and the Laken brand is made in Spain

P.P.S. We hear from folks about Liberty Bottles on a regular basis, but as detailed below in several comments, their bottles are made from aluminum (as evidenced by the lining discussed on their website — stainless steel bottles don't require a lining to stop the metal from leaching into your drink). They also mention the number of aluminum cans recycled for each bottle sold on their website (see “details” on any of their product listings). We love that they're made in the USA though!

What's your favorite stainless steel bottle?

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