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What's New: Klean Kanteen Water Bottles

05/31/2023 branding_basics

As of this blog post’s publishing, Klean Kanteen water bottles and tumblers are among the newest addition to the lineup of custom merchandise you can get on the Staples Promotional Products site. Read all about them and the company below.

In the early 2000s, you couldn't buy a reusable, stainless steel water bottle in the United States. Instead, plastic bottles were many people's go-to, contributing to the planet's rampant plastic problem. Klean Kanteen sold its first BPA-free stainless-steel bottles in 2004 and has been promoting the use of non-plastic water bottles ever since.

"From the very beginning, Klean Kanteens have been built with love— the love of adventure, the love of conserving wild places and the love of replacing single-use plastic." - Klean Kanteen Due to Klean Kanteen’s success and their product's environmental benefits, their water bottles have encouraged countless other brands, products and companies to go environmentally-friendly.

Is Klean Kanteen Worth It?

Considering the brand's reputation, commitment to quality, and focus on sustainability, investing in Klean Kanteen promotional products can be worthwhile for those seeking a reliable and eco-friendly water bottle. However, it's helpful to compare their competition to ensure that your company chooses the perfect customized promotional product. One such competitor in the space is Hydro Flask, which was founded in 2009.

Hydro Flask vs. Klean Kanteen

Hydro Flask and Klean Kanteen are established water bottle brands prioritizing quality and environmental safety. These companies build their bottles to last and provide you with a sustainable hydration solution that is entirely BPA-free. However, after comparing the two, you'll notice that one water bottle brand does exceed the other.


Let's start with insulation. Hydro Flask incorporates TempShield insulation, ensuring your cold drinks stay chilled for up to 24 hours and hot beverages remain steaming for up to 12 hours. On the other hand, Klean Kanteen adopts Climate Lock insulation, which claims to maintain temperature for up to 20 hours for hot drinks and an impressive 50 hours for iced beverages. For those seeking outstanding insulation, Klean Kanteen's TKPro is an excellent choice, providing an impressive 28 hours for hot drinks and up to 90 hours for iced beverages. In addition, this bottle features the TK Closure with an internal thread design, optimizing temperature preservation. It's worth noting that Klean Kanteen emphasizes its ability to retain the temperature of iced drinks, not just cold beverages. While both bottles keep drinks cold for several hours, if you want your business associates and customers to have a water bottle for longer adventures, particularly for hot beverages, Klean Kanteen bottles are the better option.


In terms of durability, both Hydro Flask and Klean Kanteen utilize 18/8 stainless steel, ensuring robustness and resilience. As a result, the bottles' bodies resist dents and do not break easily, requiring significant effort to cause irreparable damage. Both brands also apply a powder coat finish, offering a smooth texture that enhances scratch resistance. Klean Kanteen refers to this as a Klean Coat finish, which is chip-resistant and eco-friendly. Hydro Flask, too, employs a powder coat that delivers a sweat-free grip and exceptional bottle durability. However, a distinction lies in the design of their caps. Klean Kanteen bottles feature caps that screw inside the bottle, while Hydro Flask caps screw over the top (for wide-mouth bottles).

User Friendliness

Both Hydro Flask and Klean Kanteen offer user-friendly bottles. Pour your drink, add ice cubes if desired, and securely screw on the lid. Personal preference plays a role in choosing between the wide-mouth and standard/classic bottles. Wide-mouth bottles are particularly convenient for inserting ice cubes. However, standard bottles fit snugly in car cup holders. Both brands provide a wide range of accessories, including caps, cleaning kits,and caps with straw holes. Klean Kanteen takes it a step further by offering additional accessories like metal straws, cages for bike attachment, steel s-biners, and bottle slings. These accessories enhance the versatility of your Klean Kanteen bottle, while Hydro Flask doesn't offer the same options.


In terms of pricing, Klean Kanteen holds an edge for their standard bottles. The narrow-mouth bottles from Hydro Flask start at just under $30, while Klean Kanteen offers a slightly cheaper option with a larger capacity of 20 oz. Overall, when it comes to Hydro Flask vs Klean Kanteen, a Klean Kanteen water bottle has better insulation, more variety in their products, many more accessories you can buy, and are slightly more affordable.

Custom Klean Kanteen Water Bottles

Custom Klean Kanteen water bottles feature an array of cap styles that suit your preferences. While each cap has its unique design, they all share a common trait: a secure screw-on mechanism that tightly fastens to the threaded top of the bottle, guaranteeing spill-free drinking. Not only that, but the silicone and bamboo caps offer a swift flow rate, allowing you to replenish your body's energy with efficiency. Additionally, these stainless-steel branded water bottles withstand the test of time, ensuring durability for your recipient’s hydration needs and for your company’s marketing efforts.

Personalized Klean Kanteen Tumblers

Klean Kanteen’s promotional tumblers are insulated stainless steel, perfect for kids, adults, cocktails, water, juice, coffee, or any beverage. Replace the plastic cups with reusable Klean Kanteen tumblers for work professionals and customers on the go.

Both personalized Klean Kanteen water bottles and tumblers are an excellent option for your business associates and customers if you want to gift a quality bottle from an established brand. Browse our selection and create personalized Klean Kanteen tumblers and water bottles with your company's logo at Staples Promotional Products.

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