Klean Kanteen Sports Cap 2.0 Ninja Style

One of my favorite stainless steel water bottles just got better!  Most families have one person that drinks nothing but water and large quantities of it.  My oldest son is that person and has very high standards with water bottles. He’s been testing the new Klean Kanteen sports top version 2.0 all summer and here is his expert summary, and only the way a 7 year boy could describe it.  “Mom! This water bottle is like a Ninja…in a good way!”  The ‘sneak attack’ of how much quicker the water comes from this new version of the sports cap got him so excited and I just loved his reaction. 

For those that truly appreciate the quality and safety that comes with drinking water from a Klean Kanteen bottle, you’ll love the new experience of this sports cap.  The first version would allow water to trickle out and adults or children had to work at getting the water out.  With version 2.0 the water flows easily – hence my son’s reference to ‘ninja’. He can finish his entire 18 oz Klean Kanteen bottle in one sitting and I love how much water he’s getting simply from changing the sports cap on his bottle. This is an easy and inexpensive way to jazz up an old favorite. For those looking for these new sports caps or a full spectrum of Klean Kanteen bottles, check-out the online store H20x2, dedicated to providing wonderful alternatives to disposable water bottles.  They have a large variety of accessories, Klean Kanteen bottle colors, sizes and I love their option to personalize for back-to-school! 

The trend of stainless steel for transporting water continues to be a ‘must have’ product for 2009 back-to-school children.  In my mind, stainless steel is easiest to maintain, keeps water extra cool, kids love using stainless steel bottles, and most importantly, parents have peace of mind.  Recently, articles have surfaced that Heath Canada scientists found BPA leaching from plastic baby bottles that were packaged and marketed as “BPA-free”. I would think the same could be argued that plastic sport or drinking bottles marked BPA-free could be doing the same thing.  Based on everything I have learned in 2 years about plastic touching my food and water – I keep sourcing plastic alternatives and love my stainless steel products more and more.

One tip about the Klean Kanteen sports caps; if you are sending kids to school and the bottle will be rolling about loose in a back-pack, stick with sports cap version 1.0.  If your child’s back-pack has a side pocket and the bottle remains upright in transport, then on your child’s desk at school, try out version 2.0.  It is something new for your child and they’ll enjoy the ‘silent sneak attack’ of their fun ninja bottle.

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4 Responses to Klean Kanteen Sports Cap 2.0 Ninja Style

  1. Josee August 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm #

    Hi Suzanne,
    My daughter is beginnin school soon and I am looking for a way for her to bring milk at school. Do you think a could use a Klean Kanteen for milk?
    By the way, I love reading your blog.
    Keep the good work,
    Josee

  2. suzanne August 14, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    Thanks for the question Josee! Here are two answers – thanks to Tracy of http://www.greenhands.ca and Julia from http://www.h20x2.com for their quick response!

    Yes.. but you will want to put it in an insulated sleeve or a lunch box with an ice pack. The 12 oz size are perfect for lunch milk. The great thing about Klean Kanteens is that you can put anything in them.. even red wine! They don’t get that stinky smell either.. they always wash up clean.

    Milk is perfectly fine in a kk. I’ve sent my youngest to school many times with cold milk in his lunchbox. I usually put a freezer pack in for his sandwich so it stays pretty well. The great thing is you can throw it in the dishwasher. And the new caps are also dishwasher safe!

  3. Jessica October 2, 2009 at 2:07 pm #

    Thanks for the review on the new sports caps – I’m looking forward to trying them!

    Just a question about your final point in the review – did you find that the new sports caps leak when turned upside-down/on the side? I’m looking at one for my 4yr old, and she doesn’t always remember to put it back upright. Thanks!

  4. Suzanne October 5, 2009 at 11:27 pm #

    Hi Jessica!

    Thanks for the question. I would definitely not recommend the new sports cap for your 4 year old. I send it to school with my boys (ages 5 and 7), but they have a side pocket in their backpack ~ otherwise the water might leak and get their homework wet. For my girls (ages 3), I use BILT bottles and Klean Kanteens that have the old sports cap.

    I hope this helps!

    Suzanne
    Founder Mommy Footprint

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