Run Oregon Test Kitchen: Klean Kanteen Insulated Food Canister

– Photo via Klean Kanteen

Over my 33 years of life, I know myself pretty well. Like many other people, I realize that my fitness level and running is my main focus, but the aspect I tend to struggle in is my diet. Even though I run year round, my weight and fitness fluctuate as a result of how good I am doing with my eating. Looking internally, I have found that the dietary mishaps are often a result of planning. If I have food ready for the day/week ahead and transport it to work / play, things go well. If I wake up in the morning without a plan, I tend to make it an “eat out” day and things go haywire. Even realizing this, as a father of three young girls and a full-time job outside of Run Oregon, I still tend to struggle with fitting in time to plan.

I think a big part of this is the fact that I like diversity in my meals. A man can only make and eat so many salads and cold sandwiches before he can’t take it anymore. The Insulated Food Canister from Klean Kanteen is not really an item I haven’t heard about before (KK is a pretty well-known company), but was my first experience in trying out something by them.

Most recently, I took the canister on Run Oregon’s Hood to Coast Washington race weekend. Our team had a nice little pasta meal the night prior, and I took leftovers to our hotel room. Before getting up for our 445a start time, I heated up my leftovers and put them in the canister. When lunch time hit and the hunger for Doritos sprouted up, I instead reached for still warm pasta (it keeps items warm OR cold for 8 hours) and felt great for doing so. I envision this 16-ounce canister being a lunchtime lifesaver in the days going forward and would also be a great item to take on your next relay or picnic.

Klean Kanteen has all kinds of items, from food canisters to water bottles to beer growlers. Check them out.

Company:  Klean Kanteen (Facebook)


More about Klean Kanteen: 

Klean Kanteen is a family-owned company on a mission. We introduced the first stainless steel, BPA-free, reusable water bottle in 2004 because we wanted a non-toxic solution to single-use plastic water bottles.

Today, as a certified B Corporation, we not only create the highest quality reusable products on the planet, we work hard to bring benefit to the people and places we touch—and we do everything we can to keep single-use waste from trashing the world.

*”More About” information taken from the company’s website. We like to let their own stories speak for themselves, because we review companies that have real personality and passion about what they do.

Thank you to Klean Kanteen for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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