We'd been looking for a nice modern stainless steel water bottle for ages and chose Klean Kanteen a number of years ago. Unlike plastic bottles, there is no funky plastic taste, the tops are non-leaching, and they will last a lifetime with care. Replacement tops are also available.
The 27oz bottles are about 1-2mm narrower that many plastic bottles, so you might want to bend your bottle cage in just a touch for a perfect fit. The height for the 18oz is 8.75" and 11" for the 27 and 40oz versions.
Note: The 18oz and 27oz bottles feature a "sport top", while the 40oz bottle has a wide loop cap. The 18oz is also slightly narrower than the other models, which makes them a more looser fit in general. If you're looking to use your bottle in a cage, we recommend the two larger sizes.
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The valve works good.
The cap has a loop to hook a carabiner to for hiking or whatever.
The bottle fits in a normal bottle cage.
Simple but effective design.
These are a great replacement for the plastic bottles I had which ended up being hard to clean. If you are bothered by a little noise though, I would not recommend it. It's not very loud but it is there.