Saturday, May 17, 2008

Loopy purchase



Make: Klean Kanteen
Model: Stainless Loop Cap
Size: n/a
Color: Black
Part: n/a
MSRP: $5.95
Paid: $4.00
Made in: China (Responsibly)

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Date purchased: 05/17/2008
n/w?: Want

Comment: When I bought my Klean Kanteen a couple months ago, the size I wanted came with a plastic sport cap. I probably could have just swapped the cap with one of the larger bottles, but it didn't seem right. The store I was at didn't carry the individual caps for sale either, so I just settled. The problem with the sports cap is that it's plastic. It's non-leaching plastic, but if I choose to drink through it, I would still absorb the plastic taste, rendering one of my main reasons for buying this bottle obsolete. You also can't squeeze steel, well I can't, so the water kind of dribbles out unless you suck on the vacuum sealed cap like a baby's bottle. Not cool. This cap is stainless steel on the inside so my water never comes in contact with the plastic and the loop allows me to clip it on my bag with a carabiner or twirl the bottle around my finger when I'm bored. I looked into ordering this online, but it retails for $6 and then I had to pay another $5 shipping, making a new lid cost almost as much as the bottle. But while I was at the Chicago Green Festival this weekend, I came across the Klean Kanteen booth and was able to pick one up for just four bucks. Win win.

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