By Tyler Allen Explorebigsky.com Staff Writer
This double-walled wide vacuum insulated bottle is essential to my afternoon productivity, as I switch from coffee in the morning to yerba mate midday. The quick twist, splash-proof Café Cap ($5.95) makes it easy to fill a mate gourd or take coffee to go; however, it’s not leak-proof, so hang onto the included Loop Cap for stashing hot, skin track beverages in your ski pack.
Klean Kanteen created the first BPA-free stainless steel water bottle in 2004, offering a safer alternative to plastic or aluminum-lined hydration vessels. Exposure to BPA (short for Bisphenol A), even in very low levels, has been linked to many health problems because it can interfere with the body’s hormonal system. It’s found in medical and dental devices, food storage containers, DVDs and many household items. It’s all around you, so you might as well not drink it too.