SIGG Water Bottle Review
I must be a geek since I watch How It's Made on the Science Channel. Not long after an episode aired about SIGG bottles, there was a knock at my door. A SIGG 1 liter Wide Mouth and a .75 liter SIGG Sports Touch arrived for testing.
My first purchase of a SIGG bottle was nearly 20 years ago when I needed a fuel bottle for my backpacking stove. It's still in my backpack and looks new. I always liked the bright red color. As time elapsed, my grandson now drinks from his .3L kid's bottle. I love how the straw folds in when you shut the lid.
The obvious difference is aluminum vs. plastic. SIGG bottles are lighter than Lexan and are 100% recyclable. Filling them with carbonated drinks, acidic juices or water makes no difference when it comes to taste. I filled them with sports drinks, lemonade, pop, and water. All tasted true to their flavors.
The 1 liter bottle has 2 lids in one. The wide mouth unscrews to easily dump powder mixes in or fill with ice cubes. It was easy to hold onto the bottle and shake it as a mixing container because of the ribbed sides. The narrow screw cap is best for drinking from. The liter bottle was great for your specific sport drink needs. The huge 34 oz capacity is enough to pre mix and fill two bottles for on the bike and still have some left over. Due to its size, it doesn't fit in a bottle cage. The perfect place for the 1L is your gear bag.
The .75 liter SIGG was also easy to fill with its wide mouth lid. It came with a more recognizable sport top. This is the same as you on typical plastic bicycle water bottles. It fits fine in the bottle cage. Out of habit, I was constantly trying to squeeze it! The water flow from the sport top was sufficient. You weren't able to get the "gush" like you would by squeezing a plastic bottle. The adjustment I had to make for this bottle was sucking due to the "squeezeless" construction.
It's a different experience to change from traditional plastic bottles to the rigid SIGG's. The SIGG bottles are pieces of equipment rather than a throw away item. Being reusable, recyclable, and true to flavor are excellent reasons to own a SIGG. Also, their lids are interchangeable. If nothing else, you can say the water bottle on your bike is aluminum even thought your frame isn't. Gotta go, How It's Made is coming on.
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