So you're wondering if there are any stainless steel water bottles made in the USA, huh? This has been one of the top questions we've heard from our blog readers since we first published this article in 2009.
The answer is still the same: there are no USA made stainless steel bottles at this time.
We've searched high and low for an American made option, but they still don't exist. There were a couple of close calls, but it never has panned out (see the comments on this post). The last one we researched turned out to be aluminum, which requires a lining inside, and we never seem to be able to get a clear answer on what they're using for that lining (often BPA-based epoxy).
UPDATE April 2017: There have been recent developments of BPA and PVC-free aluminum bottle liners, so we're working to update our findings with those soon!
Does it bum us out?
Yes. We would love to be able to support a product made right here in our own country. But according to our friends at Thinksport and Klean Kanteen, the logistics of manufacturing a stainless steel bottle in America are out of this world and extremely cost-prohibitive.
Does it worry us?
No. We choose the manufacturers we recommend very carefully. We interview each and every company about their production oversight, chemical contaminant testing practices, and their factory's fair treatment of employees.
Do you know of any brand we may have missed? Give it a shoutout in the comments so we can check it out!
P.S. If you're wondering about our take on the safety of products made in China as compared to those made in the USA, you can read more about it here.
P.P.S. We did find one stainless steel bottle NOT made in China: the Laken brand is made in Spain.