Journal

Media, news and stories from the Klean Community

New Leakproof Twist Cap with Reusable Straw

New Leakproof Twist Cap with Reusable Straw

The Twist Cap reinvents the Klean Kanteen drinking experience and features a built-in stainless steel straw and leakproof lid when twisted shut. Great for sports, fitness, and active lifestyles, the best water bottles for your everyday routine just got even better!


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Rising Routes: Shrinking Divides Through Adventure

Rising Routes: Shrinking Divides Through Adventure

Klean Ambassador and Outdoor Afro leader Jason Swann explains his formation of Rising Routes, an organization embarking on a journey to shrink humanity’s ever-deepening divides through adventure, common ground, and celebrated individuality.


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In Search of the Fifth Gear

In Search of the Fifth Gear

Join Klean Ambassador Sean Jansen as he shares a vulnerable embark on a road to recovery, in search of his "fifth gear" to life. What started as an exercise, would soon become a vital escape.


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Holiday Hot Toddy Recipe

Holiday Hot Toddy Recipe

Looking for a holiday favorite Hot Toddy cocktail? We have a great recipe for a perfect night. Bring out the cozy blankets, fuzzy slippers, and our favorite nightcap. We may be biased, but we think it's best paired with our TKPro thermos and 8oz Tumbler cup.


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Hard Pressed: A Family Adventure in Apple Picking

Hard Pressed: A Family Adventure in Apple Picking

Klean Ambassador Jessica Medeiros takes us on a fun family adventure to her local orchard, Hard Pressed Cider Company, for a favorite autumn tradition: apples, cider and a picnic in the country, with our bottles and cups by her side.


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A Culture of Collaboration

A Culture of Collaboration

Did you know that 22% of Klean staff have been with the company for over 10 years and another 41% for over 5 years? Those numbers make us happy! Our people are what make us tick and we like to think of Klean as being closer to a family than anything else. Learn more about the various people-centric programs and philosophies you are supporting when you choose to make a purchase from Klean.


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Inspiring Everyone to Get Outside Through Photography

Inspiring Everyone to Get Outside Through Photography

Klean Ambassador and photographer Ernesto Sernas gives us a look at the outdoor space through the eyes of a first generation freelance photographer. Advocating for participation from the BIPOC community, his passion for the outdoors began unexpectedly and has transformed into an art form he hopes will inspire others.


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Vote for the Environment

Vote for the Environment

At Klean we’re committed to protecting the wild places we love. The great outdoors provide so much for us in the way of adventure and inspiration, so it's only fair that we do our part to preserve mother nature. We support two nonpartisan voter initiatives #TimetoVote and #VotetheOutdoors.


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How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

If you're looking to get a little creative with your pumpkin journey this year, we have a yummy recipe for a pumpkin spice smoothie that you can whip up on those days where it’s just a tad too hot for a latte. A cold smoothie goes great with our 16oz or 20oz TKWide Bottles and Straw Lid.


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How to Make Your Own Indoor Tea Garden

How to Make Your Own Indoor Tea Garden

As we head to cooler months, you wake up and grab your favorite mug and start easing yourself into the new day. So why not make things fun and make your own tea from scratch? Learn to grown your own indoor tea garden, with a recipe for herbal tea! Don't forget your insulated mug or tumbler cup from Klean.


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Made for Life: Products Built to Last

Made for Life: Products Built to Last

Every time you use your Kanteen, you’re taking a stand against disposable design. Using a Klean Kanteen regularly for just three years can prevent a lot of single-use waste. Manufacturing a long-lasting product has an environmental footprint, we encourage you to use the same bottle for as long as possible.


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Finding Nature in New York City

Finding Nature in New York City

Klean Ambassador and photographer Atticus Radley shares his thoughts on escaping to nature, even while living in New York City. Finding space where you can connect with your environment, even in one of the biggest cities in the world, is actually not as hard as it seems. If you're willing to look for it.


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The Unknown Nearby

The Unknown Nearby

Klean Ambassador Cayte Bosler shares her experiences and explorations during the COVID pandemic. Even if travel plans may change dramatically, we can still find solace in nature and the outdoors, and positives in our own unknown backyard. 


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Rio Rica: A Journey on the Little Snake River

Rio Rica: A Journey on the Little Snake River

As summer comes to a close, let Klean Kanteen and our partner American Rivers introduce you to a lesser known river you’ll surely love. Rio Rica combines stunning scenery with insightful commentary. Join Rica Fulton on a journey down the Little Snake River. 


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Partner Spotlight: Outdoor Afro

Partner Spotlight: Outdoor Afro

Have you heard of Outdoor Afro? Today this incredible organization is featured in the September issue of O Magazine, where they are offering exclusive gifts to anyone who donates to support their work. Klean Kanteen is proud to provide Outdoor Afro branded reusable bottles.


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One Percent for the Planet

One Percent for the Planet

Klean Kanteen forges nonprofit partnerships with organizations that are doing vital work, bringing benefit to people and planet. A key partner in our efforts to give back to our communities by supporting on-the-ground action is 1% for the Planet, an organization that brings together businesses and nonprofits so they can make a bigger impact.


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Partner Spotlight: 5 Gyres

Partner Spotlight: 5 Gyres

Each year, humans produce about 400 million tons of plastic, and less than 10% of that gets recycled. Klean Kanteen is proud to partner with 5 Gyres Institute, a nonprofit that is dedicated to empowering action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution.


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Protecting Our Oceans: One Leg at a Time

Protecting Our Oceans: One Leg at a Time

Read about the all-women crew that sailed from the South Pacific rim to the Galapagos Islands to raise awareness and explore solutions to environmental and health impacts of single-use plastics.


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The Caldron of the Sleeping Giant

The Caldron of the Sleeping Giant

Klean Ambassador Sean Jansen embarks on an ambitious 3 day adventure to circumnavigate around Yellowstone Lake, over 100 miles, on a standup paddleboard. Sean shares photos and stories from his experience, with Klean bottles (and his fishing gear) faithfully by his side. 


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Mr. Kookbox: Nole Cossart Builds 1930's Surfboards

Mr. Kookbox: Nole Cossart Builds 1930's Surfboards

We lent a hand to filmmaker Ben Weiland in bringing his new film, Mr. Kookbox to life. Weiland follows California surfer Nole Cossart as he builds, and then paddles his unlikely surfcraft, dubbed Kookboxes, into thumping Baja surf. Watch the film for some free stoke!   


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Checking In With Our Inspiring Global Partners

Checking In With Our Inspiring Global Partners

The Klean family extends from our Chico, CA headquarters to our operations overseas and our friends around the world. We're lucky to have inspiring partners from across the globe. We checked in with them during these crazy times, to see how are they taking care of themselves and their families.


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Meet the Artist Behind Our Illustrations

Meet the Artist Behind Our Illustrations

We recently connected with Megan Hillman Donovan, the talented illustrator behind our recent series of current event focused illustrations. Megan was kind enough to share some interesting behind the scenes details on her process and background as a creative. 


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Climate Neutral Certified

Climate Neutral Certified

Since the beginning, being a force for good has driven everything we do at Klean Kanteen. We’re pleased to announce the next step in our goal of being the best environmental steward we can be by joining forces with Climate Neutral to achieve a carbon neutral footprint. We are 100% carbon neutral in our manufacturing and delivery of products worldwide.


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Navigating the Great Indoors

Navigating the Great Indoors

We never thought we’d have to get so good at spending time indoors! Like any family, the team at Klean has a wide range of interests, tastes and hobbies. From NPR to Joe Rogan, The Roots to Khruangbin, check out the podcasts, songs, shows and apps that are keeping us sane, for the most part! We hope they bring you inspiration, and new ways to pass the time.


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Garbage on the Gallatin

Garbage on the Gallatin

Klean Ambassador Sean Jansen sets out to bike and fly fish all 142 miles of the Gallatin River in the Northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park. Sean shares his thoughts on enjoying the great outdoors while dealing with all the single-use waste along the way. 


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B Corps Month

B Corps Month

March is B Corp month and Klean Kanteen is proud to be a Certified B Corp. The “benefit” part of our mission is a big deal to us. From the products we make to the nonprofit partnerships we forge and the way we show up in our communities, B Corps are on a mission to make a positive impact in the world.


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Planning for the Unknown

Planning for the Unknown

Klean Ambassador and adventure photographer Elisabetta Piantoni sets out on an amazing trip to Iceland, and learns that the best laid plans rarely turn out as expected. But you can chose to accept the unknown and appreciate the beauty of experiences, with every moment, misadventure, and unforgettable memory along the way. 


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3 Ways to Upgrade Instant Soup

3 Ways to Upgrade Instant Soup

Instant soups are a staple for many backpacking meals. They're easy to prepare with just boiling water, and help warm cold bodies on chilly evenings. Klean Ambassador Jen Sotolongo makes three of her favorites into heartier soup meals for the trail, served in a Klean Kanteen of course.


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Easy Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes

Easy Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes

On late season hikes, Klean Ambassador Jen Sotolongo likes to bring along warm hot chocolate to keep the shivers at bay when she stops to enjoy the view. Enjoy some of her favorite homemade recipes, stored and poured with an Insulated TKPro.


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From Sand to Snow: A West Coast Road Trip

From Sand to Snow: A West Coast Road Trip

Klean Ambassador and photographer Matt Foley set out on a pretty epic West Coast road trip, with no real plan other than surfing, skating and snowboarding with friends in a hand crafted school bus. He shared stories and photos from the trip, fully-equipped with Klean Kanteens at his side of course.


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Tips on Making the Best Holiday Cocktail

Tips on Making the Best Holiday Cocktail

What better way to get into the spirit of the season than with throwing together the perfect holiday cocktail? We had a lot of fun trying out this new recipe for a midweek nightcap—because who doesn’t need one of those every once in a while? 


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In Good Company: Ohio River Cleanup

In Good Company: Ohio River Cleanup

A couple of Klean’s team members took on the challenge to fly to Ohio and join forces with In Good Company to comb through the Ohio River, one of the most polluted rivers in the U.S. 


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15 Ways to Help Protect the Oceans and Coasts

15 Ways to Help Protect the Oceans and Coasts

In celebration of Klean Kanteen’s fifteenth anniversary as a family-owned company, we’ve collaborated with our longtime friends at the Surfrider Foundation to bring you fifteen ways to take action to protect the natural places you love.


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Grilled Orange Julep Cocktail

Grilled Orange Julep Cocktail

We teamed up with Klean Ambassador Brett Edwards and to make a fun fall cocktail that captures the flavors of the season. A Grilled Orange Julep Cocktail is a tasty treat any time of year, especially served ice cold with the TKPro.


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Jeff and Michelle, Co-Owners of Klean Kanteen

We’ve always been more comfortable sitting around a campfire than a boardroom table, more at home on the trail than the corporate treadmill.

Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer, Brother & Sister Co-Owners of Klean

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