The Toad Traveler
Klean Kanteen is well known for making stainless steel water bottles that are free from BPA, a harmful chemical that’s commonly used in drinking vessels. Their design ensures that the bottle’s contents touch no surfaces other than food-grade 18/8 stainless steel, including the inside of the cap.
Kleen Kanteen offers a co-branding program, so the clothing company Horny Toad had them create The Toad Traveler. Based on the 40 oz Wide model, The Toad Traveler features 22 cocktail recipes printed around the exterior of the bottle. The recipes are grouped by spirit—whiskey, gin, rum, tequila and vodka. And while I’ve personally only used my bottle for water (I tend to drink my whiskey neat) I have to admit I’m a bit intrigued by more than a few of the cocktail recipes.
The bottle itself features a 2.125″ diameter opening that’s not only easy to clean or slip ice cubes into, the threading is designed to fit common backcountry water purification systems. And for the urbanite, it’s good to know the bottle is dishwasher safe. It should be noted that Kleen Kanteen products are not designed to be frozen (doing so will void the one-year warranty) nor are they to be used with hot liquids.
The Toad Traveler retails for $29.95. Check out www.kleankanteen.com