Product Type: Sigg Fitness
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Member Name: danny691
Advantages: Design, robust, lightweight, well-priced.
Disadvantages: Poorly designed rim/opening of the bottle.
I have a whole host of different shapes and sizes of bottle for carrying water for trips in the countryside, camping and for the gym. The fact is that they can be very useful, but there are some exceptions and they are also worth noting. Form over function springs to mind, but lets describe the product first.
The Sigg Swissness costs around £9 for the 1 litre capacity bottle, though there is a smaller 600ml bottle costing a little bit less. The signs of a quality product are clear to see, with the robust aluminium shell of the bottle with its (not so clear to see) plastic liner. This is handy as it prevents any metallic tastes. The whole look of the bottle understandably draws attention and this was my reason for purchase to be brutally honest. A Swiss looking stamp breaks the aluminium finish up nicely and the branding of 'Sigg' is also present. The stopper of the bottle is a matching red colour and aesthetically there is very little wrong.
Now for the bad points. In all fariness there is one major point that lets this bottle down and other than that I am struggling to find negatives. When I first filled the bottle up I realised that the rim was quite narrow and although it didn't give me difficulties filling it I knew I would encounter problems emptying it. This leads me on to my major gripe with this bottle - drinking from it. The cap is quite unique in its design, though I don't mind this. I simply find the opening of the bottle to be too narrow to drink from - I much prefer a larger opening to allow me to consume the drink at a reasonable pace.
If you can live with the dislike I have personally with this bottle then it does appear an attractive proposition. The styling is very swish and there have never been issues with leaks as far as I am concerned. The bottle is very robust and lightweight. It does carry a few dents and scratches from use, though I do keep this to a minimum as I don't particularly get on with this bottle. The larger 1litre capacity bottle is also a major plus for those embarking on longer walks or camping trips. On balance I award the Sigg Swissness 3 stars as I neither love or hate the product.
Summary: Good quality bottle with a healthy capacity.