These canteens were an absolute hit at my son's 6th birthday party. All of the kids loved them (including the girls). I also ordered round personalized stickers from Oriental Trading Co. and stuck them onto the canteens. It gave them a nice touch!
July 20, 2010
Perfect party favors for an army themed party!
I had read some negative reviews on these, mostly in regards to the smell of gasoline so I was worried I'd be disappointed. However, they arrived smelling just slightly of plastic, nothing more. They're the perfect size for kids, seem to be sturdy enough, and my son loves them. Very happy with this purchase!
September 3, 2012
For the theme alright
the straps kept falling off and needed constant adjusting.... the kids loved them overall
July 15, 2012
They are OK
I bought these for my daughters birthday hike. They did require some extra effort to get the toxic smell out of them. I covered the army pictre up with laminated zebra paper....very cute. Some of them didi not hold up well. The cheap metal rings that hold the srap to the canteen bent under the weight of being filled with water. We had to repair about six of them during the hike.
October 11, 2010
I read the other reviews about these canteens having a gasoline smell, and ours did, too. I washed them out with hot, soapy water with white vinegar added to it, and that got rid of the smell. The boys at our party drank their water from them with no complaints.
July 21, 2010