Our Story Starts in Chico, CA but Wraps Around the World.


We’ve always been more comfortable sitting around a campfire than a boardroom table, more at home on the trail than the corporate treadmill. So how did we end up launching a global company and starting a revolution?

Back in the early 2000s, the only water bottle option was plastic. Klean Kanteen started as a revolutionary idea, developing a BPA-free stainless steel reusable water bottle. We thought our friends might like them.


The idea caught on. Fast forward two decades and we remain at the leading edge of plastic waste elimination. The best reusable water bottles, coffee cups, insulated mugs, sports bottles, and food containers are Klean Kanteen.

Klean Bottles for Outdoors
Camping with Kanteen

Our mission has always been to support a healthy planet and healthy people. With this in mind, Klean Kanteen has matured into an internationally recognised brand. Our message spans the globe and inspired dozens of other companies to make the switch to reusable water bottles and stainless steel products.


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.

We are a Family and Employee-Owned B Corp.

Certified B Corp - Family and Employee Owned

We’ve always remained fiercely independent, as a family and employee-owned company, with the freedom to stay true to our principles. We enjoy the flexibility to share our profits with organisations we believe in or deep dive into innovative research and development.

Klean Kanteen is a force for good. Beyond delivering taint-free and environmentally friendly reusable water bottles we maintain our commitment to internationally recognized standards for social and environmental transparency, accountability, and performance across our areas of influence—people, planet, and product.