12 Jan 2010

SIGG Bottles

SIGG Bottles

Emma likes to take a bottle of water to school with her, sometimes she drinks it all, sometimes she hardly touches it - but at least she has a drink with her in case she is thirsty.
I was buying packs of mineral water from the supermarket and keeping them in the fridge, I even made her a water bottle carrier from some fabric (it is very posh, even has beads on it!). My problem was the cost of the water bottles.

I didn't mind buying them -if she drank them, but sometimes she would take a sip from the bottle and the rest would be tipped down the sink when she got home. I then started re-filling the old bottles, but found that they went manky inside and the water tasted like fish-tank water even after being washed thoroughly and even sterilised overnight.

Did you know that you think that you are helping the environment by refilling plastic PET water bottles. But are you actually harming yourself?
Disposable PET bottles are designed for one time use, according to Simran Sethi of The Discovery Channel. Refilling them can release harmful toxins from the packaging – especially when it gets heated. If you’re tasting plastic, you’re ingesting plastic.
As we were tasting fish-tank water I dread to think what toxins were being given out by the plastic bottles ... so I soon put a stop to refilling disposable bottles.

Then we discovered SIGG bottles. After purchasing different refillable bottles over the years I was surprised to discover that the SIGG bottle do not leak!
Yes you read that right - I have filled them, overfilled them, shook them, held them upside down, left them in a lunchbox inside a bag which had been kicked across the playground (OK I didn't actually kick it but I swung it around a bit) .... and they didn't leak.

Each bottle is made from metal so are pretty hardy, they have a baked-on crack resistant bottle liner which makes sure that you drink what you want to drink – and not unwanted chemicals. The SIGG bottle liner is leach-proof and resistant even to energy drinks, fruit acids and carbonation.

The Bottle body is extruded from a single piece of pure aluminium, which mean no seams. They are really lightweight but super strong. The bottles are 100% recyclable when you are finally finished with the product but as they are so strong I expect them to last quite a few years.

SIGG bottles come in hundreds of designs, you can even design your own from companies such as CafePress and have your own company logo on them.
SIGG introduce over 100 new SIGG designs every year, from teddy bears… to floral prints… to SIGGadelic bottles – there’s something for everyone! Even top fashion designers in the world - such as Tommy Hilfiger, Stella McCartney, Donna Karan & Kenneth Cole – have designed custom SIGG bottles.

Each top is a screw on top, there are 3 different styles to choose from. The neck of each bottle is the same size so that they are interchangeable. All of them leak-proof, even with carbonated drinks.

Sportbottle top :
The three-stage technology, just one turn, pull twice, put it to your mouth – ready to drink. Leak-proof in two positions. Perfect for sport activities.

Screw top:
Unscrew the top, remove it and drink. Leak-proof even in the most extreme situations thanks to an integrated seal. For outdoor enthusiasts.

Bottle top :
The screw top with a dirt-proof cap is absolutely leak-proof. One turn and it's ready to use. Ideal for both adults and children.

But what about the price? Surly a product this colourful, strong and leak proof comes with a hefty price tag? Actually no they don't!
Each bottle are between £9.99 to £12.99, some styles are a little more but these are normally the limited edition designs.

Available from http://www.sigg.com/ you can customise your bottle with choices of tops etc...

They are a great addition for the kids lunchboxes, the gym, picnics, use in the car etc....

My rating: 10/10
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