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      30.05.2013 11:21
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      A perfect companion for planet lovers

      ** What is this product? **
      This is a 1 litre aluminium bottle with screw top from Swiss company Sigg. The bottle design is lightweight and the website states the bottles are free from harmful BPAs and Phthalates often found in plastic and metal.

      ** What's great about it? **
      I like to be environmentally friendly as much as possible but I do like to carry a drink around with me when I'm out and about. I do occasionally buy bottled water but find both the plastic bottles and the water itself unsustainable. We have a number of plastic sports bottles in our house but I wanted something which would also keep my drink cool but without a bulky flask (I am quite demanding, I guess!).

      I think this bottle was designed with me in mind! I have had a regularly used two Sigg bottles (one 1ltr, one 500ml) for a number of years now. The bottles are delightfully lightweight (until you add your drink, of course) and have a simple screw top which has a loop hole in it which you can easily hang on your bag if you are hiking, hook onto your clothes or just loop your finger through to carry it.

      The design itself is so simple - the website states each bottle is cast from one piece of aluminium so there are no joins in the bottle which they say makes it 100% leak- and break-proof. I can testify to this that I have never once had a leak with either of my bottles. They have both been dropped on several occasions and both feature large dents, but no holes, barely a chip in the paintwork and definitely no reduced functionality in terms of leaks and so on.

      Another unique point about these bottles is the liner inside the bottle which is baked on (according to website again) and therefore stops the bottle tainting the taste of your drink and keeps nasties away.

      The aluminium means that cold drinks stay cold for quite a long time - especially if you store the bottle in the fridge overnight beforehand.

      Lastly, the bottles come in a huge range of designs, the difficulty is deciding which one (hence I have two.....).

      ** What's not so great? **
      The website says the bottle has an eco friendly, chemical free baked on inner liner to stop your drinks having any unpleasant taste (as so often I have found with sports bottles) and also keeps nasties away. I find however, that if I have my drink straight from the bottle, it does taste a bit funny. If I pour it into a cup, it tastes just fine.

      My bottles are a few years old as I said and they are showing a little sign of wear on the inside - the spout and inside of the lid have discoloured to an unpleasant brown colour, presumably just normal water deposits, but it doesn't come off with scrubbing.

      The price tag is quite high for a water bottle, but it depends how much you are going to use it and how precious you are about the taste of your drink and so on if you think it's worth it. I certainly do.

      **Do I recommend it? **
      Absolutely, these bottles are perfectly lightweight for carrying around, keep drinks cool and are eco friendly.

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      19.04.2013 23:41
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      I would recommend this to any outdoor activity lover as it is nice, simple and sturdy.

      I would not usually take this bottle with me to a short run in the park as I would take a more sporty looking bottle such as my plastic asda bottle (also reviewed). I would usually prefer this sigg bottle on long hikes or walks for the following reasons.....

      >It has a strong aluminium shell that can withstand drops and bumps of all sorts without denting dramatically as only the more extreme hits have managed to dent this bottle, but only very slightly.
      The thing about aluminium is that it has strength at the same time it is very lightweight so I can store my water in a strong bottle without having to lug a heavy piece of metal with me!

      >The lid of the bottle is more suitable for safer storage as it can not come loose with out you trying. This is really hand considering a spill in your rucksack could spell a very un-enjoyable hike. Once the lid is tightened nothing is going to leak.

      On a more light hearted note I think that the design looks funny with the bold and big "THINK" written on the middle with of little gentlemen and ladies standing all around the bottle.

      I think that the outside of the bottle could have been improved as the bottle gets scratch marks on it quite easily comparing to more sturdy bottles but if you are using it on gentle walks in the parks then this problem will never occur.

      Overall, this is a nice looking, sturdy feeling and long lasting bottle that is more than ready to take a few knocks during most outdoor activities.

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      16.01.2012 13:08
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      A great water bottle, still in one piece despite being used every day and dropped often!

      My husband and I both needed water bottles for our walking trips instead of refilling the small supermarket bottles all the time. I wasn't really bothered about what kind of bottle we got but my fussy husband insisted on Sigg as apparently they're supposed to be "indestructable" (my husband's claim...I don't know if it's an actual Sigg claim) and since we got them I can understand why.
      I use my bottle every day to take water to work and we use them both every weekend when we go out walking or cycling and, whilst my bottle is now covered in dents from where it's been dropped on rocks etc, it is still, amazingly, in one piece...if I'd dropped a plastic supermarket branded water bottle from some of the heights and onto some of the surfaces I've dropped the Sigg, it would have split for sure and I'd have had to finish my hikes waterless!
      I could occasionally do with it being slightly larger, when it's really hot for example, or on longer walks/climbs, but for the most part it is more than adequate for what I need.
      It's also easy to buy replacement caps/alternative caps (sports cap etc) and the design of the cap makes it easy to hang from a clip on my rucksack, instead of just being able to fit it into the side pockets.
      All in all a great water bottle and I can now understand why my husband insisted on them!

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      11.11.2011 16:27
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      Sigg know how to advertise well, but as far as I'm concerned they don't live up to the hype

      I've never liked drinking bottled water and so, when I started being at home less, decided to invest in a Sigg bottle. I chose this brand because it's well known and people tend to recommend them.

      The bottle is 1 litre and it's incredibly light. It is made of aluminium but has a coating inside so that any liquid you choose to put in it won't come in contact with aluminium. Apart from the obvious environmental reasons, I stopped buying bottled water because I always seemed to taste the plastic of the bottle, especially when I refilled it and used it again. Sigg claim that their bottles don't make water taste funny, but I disagree and can taste the coating that they've used for this bottle in my water. Some people are less sensitive however, and if you're using it for drinks other than water you definitely wouldn't notice.

      One of the things I do like about this bottle is the cap, which has a loop on it. The loop means you can attach it to a rucksack and it's also less likely to get lost because I tend to stick it on my finger when I'm drinking. The cap fits well, though the plastic on it is wearing a bit - I've never had any leaks though.

      I think the quality and durability of this bottle is good and no chance of it cracking. I haven't been precious with it and I think it'll last a while. However, I have found that the rim gets dirty easily - it looks quite disgusting actually, and it's really hard to clean the bottle inside. You'd have to get a special brush that fits inside, but from what I can see, stuff doesn't come off the inner coating easily and mine has turned from white to gray even though I've only ever put water in it.

      Since this bottle was starting to look a bit horrible inside after a few months I decided to get a plain stainless steel bottle to hold my water. I like it so much better because it never leaves a horrible taste and it doesn't heat up like this Sigg bottle does when I leave it in my car on a warm day, making the plasticky taste really bad. I don't understand why all the other reviews are so good.

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        18.07.2011 00:16
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        Brilliant water bottle, suitable for all occasions

        This is an aluminium water bottle, with a screw on lid. Sigg bottles come in a variety of sizes, with a maximum capacity of 1 litre.

        I purchased this bottle for a hiking trip in the Swiss alps. Due to the packs we were already carrying, we couldn't use 'camel packs' as an alternative to water bottles. I decided to go for Sigg, as they seemed to have a good reputation for this sort of product.

        -Quality-

        A hardwearing bottle that withstood a tumble down a mountain in the Swiss Alps (which my unfortunate partner was sent to recover!). Aside from a tiny dent in the bottle, you wouldn't notice it had taken a fall. Additionally, the fall didn't cause the top to be knocked out, nor did any of its contents leak.

        The water doesn't absorb any metallic taste from the bottle, and stayed cold all day, despite blazing sunshine.

        The bottle is easy to drink from and simple to fill. Water disinfectant tablets don't affect the integrity of the bottle, so can be used without worry.


        -Price-

        Sigg market themselves as a top of the range water bottle, and accordingly charge an appropriate price. The plainer colours (pearl and silver) tend to be lower priced, and can be purchased quite cheaply on Amazon. As this product could quite possibly last you a life time, and is pretty much essential on hikes, they are definitely worth the price.

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        30.05.2011 13:14
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        A great alternative to plastic bottles

        With it being very rainy here up north at the moment my mind wanders off quite regularly to think about this years summer adventure. In less than two months I will be on a train towards Spain about to walk along the Way of St. James - a 500mile walk from the French border to Santiago de Compostella. For a hike like that a lot of equipment is needed with the main importance being the weight (I'll have to carry my backpack for 15miles a day over 4 weeks) and the durability (4 weeks of intense hiking).

        The Sigg 'Think Green' water bottle was a well meaning present from a friend of mine who joined me on a couple of practice walking trips around the coast. So far I'm absolutely loving this bottle for weight and environmental reasons. However, I am still not 100% convinced that it is actually going to make it in my final packing list for Spain due to it not being a Thermos flask.

        --- Material & Durability ---

        Sigg is a fairly well know manufacturer of aluminium bottles useful across a wide range of situations and activities. The bottles come in different sizes with the 'Think Green' one holding 1L of fluid. Aluminium is one of the lightest yet durable materials possible. Of course there is a bit of a trait-off - stainless steel bottles would be much heavier but are less likely to break whereas the Sigg bottles are very, very light but not as durable. So far the bottles travelled with me on a couple of weekend trips around the country, on countless occasions to university or to my community garden and spend in general a lot of time in my backpack. There are a couple of scratches but nothing that would interfere with the integrity of to bottle and no major dents so far. However, I had a Sigg bottle before and somehow managed to make a massive dent into it.
        Anyway, from the weight itself and how durable it is I would definitely take it to Spain with me and highly recommend it to anyone. Let's take a look at the other issues to see if this positive feedback holds up.

        --- Taste & Hot/Cold Drinks ---

        Aluminium has the unfortunate characteristic to make any food or drink stored taste somehow off. The last thing I want is to taste 'gone-off' water while hiking through Spain in 40C this summer - luckily all Sigg bottles have a special coating on the inside that prevents the liquid from coming into contact with the aluminium. I've only used the bottle with tap water so far and never encountered any bad after taste when drinking it. From this point the Sigg bottle certainly wins over plastic bottles that - after time - seem to give of a very nasty taste into the water.

        In terms of keeping the drinks hot or cold respectively I have to say the Sigg bottle is not very useful. Of course it is not meant to be a Thermos bottle so that should be perfectly fine for you if you only want it as an environmental way to store your water. For my Spain trip I am still debating if a Thermos bottle would be more useful. They are usually a bit heavier bit might be worth it, thinking about a cool drink in the hot Spanish sun. Anyway, the Sigg bottle does seem to keep the drinks a bit colder than they would stay in a plastic bottle so Sigg wins here again!

        ---Does it leak---

        One of my worst memories of primary school was walking into class and finding out that my whole backpack was wet - destroying my homework and most of my books. Thanks stupid, cheap water bottle! Guess who had to iron all the pages in my maths book that day. Something like that is certainly not going to happen with the Sigg 'Think Green' bottle. The screw top has a special sealing that is supposed to prevent any leaking - and has done so far without fail!

        ---Design---

        The 'Think Green' design was chosen by my friend as he keeps calling me a 'tree hugger' anyway. It is a very nice design if you are into the more purist looks - personally I love it! However, Sigg overs hundreds of other designs and bottle sizes to suit all needs and tastes.

        The whole 'Think Green' think brings me to the one reason why I would always recommend Sigg bottles to anyone:

        ---The Environmental issue---

        Don't worry about reading this bit if you are really into your recycling and trying to minimise your impact on the planet. However, if you are a bit unsure about why Sigg bottles are great for the environment please do keep reading.

        I drink 2 litres of water very day - most of them while out and about where I have to bring my own drinks with me. While at university I would have the choice to buy small 0.5 plastic water bottles during that day. Doing this 4 times a week would result in an enormous waste of plastic and a substantial amount of money. Using my Sigg bottle I can simply fill it with tap water at home and carry it on me the whole day.
        Re-filling a plastic bottle instead to save some initial money is not going to save money in the long run as they are nowhere near as durable than the aluminium bottles. So please consider using a re-fillable bottles that will last for years instead of using unnecessary plastic bottles.

        Should your Sigg bottle eventually give up on you the aluminium part can be fully recycled.

        ---Final thoughts---

        I love my Sigg bottle - it looks great, is durable and environmental friendly. The 'Think Green' bottle costs between 14 to 10£ depending on where you buy it. It is a price worth paying and you will save money in the long run compared to buying bottled water.
        These bottles are very durable and you can expect them to last several years without leaking or major damage.

        The only downside is that they are hard to clean - the bottle neck is fairly thin and there is no way to get a sponge in the actual bottle. What I do is simply fill the bottle with hot water and a bit of washing up liquid, screw the top on and shake it a couple of times. After rinsing it the bottle is a good as new.

        This is a product that certainly deserves 10 out of 10 points!

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          12.01.2011 13:13
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          Great Product

          When it comes to water bottles, the Sigg Think Green Bottle really is top notch. This 1 litre bottle is a fantastic example of a water bottle and it really comes in very handy. I often go walking in the mountains, this little Sigg bottle comes in very handy for that purpose. It can also be used as just a general sports water bottle, used as a water bottle on a bike or any other use you can really think of.

          The Sigg think green bottle comes in aluminium. It is said to be crack proof and while I am always suspicious of statements like this it does to be very strong and resilient I and I have never had any problems with it even when it's bouncing round in a rucksack. This bottle is also good for keeping things cool on a hot day. Although it should not be used as a flask it does have some good features that keep drinks cooler than they would be in a standard bottle.

          One of the features I like about this bottle is the loop in the top of the cap. This is handy as it means you can attach it to a rucksack and just hang it off. If your pack is a little bit fuller than it should be this is ideal to just attach to the outside of the pack. The bottle weighs just 150g when it is empty which is very light so this is good news if you are going on a longer walk and looking to reduce weight.

          You can pick up one of these Sigg think green bottles for around ten pounds. If you shop around online they tend to be quite a good price. This Sigg bottle will last for a long time and the special interior means that the taste of your water or juice remains as it should. If you are looking for a good quality water bottle that will last a long time and do a good job then you really need to look no further than this one.

          The Sigg think green bottle really is an excellent piece of equipment. The top unscrews very easy and also does up very tight to prevent any possibility of leaking. It's comfortable to drink from and easy to use. I really like this bottle and am very happy with it, I would have to say that I would recommend this one to anyone who needs a good quality water bottle than will be durable, light and very strong. This is a great bottle than most people will really be pleased with.

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          27.11.2010 21:36
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          A very good all road water bottle for the outdoors

          When I am out and about in the hills with my dogs, I used to use those plastic water bottles that you buy in supermarkets etc to store my water in, and then refill it as required. In all, I used to carry 3 of them - one for me, 2 for the dogs - in my rucksack. But what I found over time was that bottle started to weaken when it was used, and I always had that worry that it would eventually leak. So earlier this year, I bought one of these Sigg Think Green Bottles to try, and liked it so much that I went back to buy 2 more.

          I paid £9 each for mine on Amazon. The first thing you notice is that it isn't green in colour as the name may suggest, where that label has more to do with the recycling nature of reusing the bottle and reusing the material. The material itself is aluminium, which is that metal material that they build aircraft from. Hence it is strong and very lightweight - ideal qualities if you need to carry it around in a rucksack or when you are intending to use it in a rougher environment. It is also formed in one piece, meaning there are no seams on it - again adding to the strength factor. Around the outside you have the words 'Think Green' to remind you of the recycling issue again.

          The inside of the bottle has a baked on special lining. One of the problems with pure aluminium containers is that they can give a funny taste to the contents. Hence, special coatings are normally applied to the inner surface in order to prevent this, and the coating on this bottle has been baked on to ensure better adhesion and resilience. The top of the bottle is then sealed off with a leak proof screw cap.

          The bottle has a 1 litre capacity, which I find is about right for me on a day out, and about right for each of the dogs, since I have one each for them. Now I know some people, when I'm out, have confused this with a thermos flask due to the similar shape. But it is basically just a very special water bottle for carrying water or whatever other fluid you may want. It won't keep hot fluids hot or cold fluids extra cold. But it is very reusable, lightweight and strong.

          In use, I've never had any of the bottles leak on me, which proves that that leak proof seal in the cap works really well. Likewise, I've never noticed any funny taste with the water it contained - proof that the baked on lining is doing its job correctly. The only issue I have ever had with one bottle was when I managed to put a slight dent in the side after I put my rucksack down on a rock. It didn't really split the bottle or do any serious damage, but it is just there in the side and you can't really remove it.

          Which kind of brings me onto the cleaning element. With the small neck, it is difficult to get inside the bottle to give it a really good clean (or to push out dents for that matter). Normally I've just put it into the dishwasher and it has been ok, and I suppose the fact that I only use water in it might help, because some other fluids might leave a slight residue if you're not careful.

          In summary, if you are into outdoor activities and want a rugged lightweight water bottle, then this is the one for you. It is fairly cheap, and in terms of longevity, it will last you for a good few years.

          Hence from me, a highly recommended.

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          14.11.2010 12:56
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          Excellent hiking / days out product

          What's a Sigg bottle?

          Well it's a sturdy, canister-style cylindrical bottle, made of aluminium, with a screw-top sturdy plastic lid. These bottles are intended for sports / hiking use as refillable water bottles and come in a range of sizes - the one litre one being most frequently encountered (this has an average RRP of about £10). They are typically available from outdoor shops like 'Millets' and 'Blacks' camping shops. The 'traditional' Sigg bottles have a characteristic 'anodized aluminium' finish (ie they come in glossy, metallic colours)and are available in a range of bright, attractive colours, and, these days, patterns - as in the 'Think Sigg' example shown here.

          Being made of aluminium, they're very lightweight; the weight of the bottle itself, once filled, is practically negligible compared with the weight of its contents. The lip of the bottle is good and rounded so it's comfortable when you drink directly from it, and the separate lid part is formed round a finger-hole that can be used to tie the bottle to things as well as to tighten it.

          Maybe 10 years ago Sigg were about the only company making water bottles like these that you would find for sale on the British high street, but lately similar bottles, with Sigg-like metallic finishes, are cropping up everywhere; currently you can find kid-lunch-box sized ones, with teeny carabima-style mountaineer clips attached to the lid for sale for a couple of quid even in supermarkets such as 'Sainsbury's', etc. These 'other brand' bottles are very similar to the original Siggs - the main difference between the accepted imitation bottles and the traditional Sigg bottles that I can see relating to the screw-top lids, which in the Sigg bottle appears to be made of a denser type of plastic. The rubbery washer inside the lid that keeps the bottle water tight also seems a bit more robust in the Siggs compared with 'other rival brands'. Replacement caps / seals for 'real' Siggs can also be purchased separately in outdoor shops / online. The lids from the similar looking models rarely in practice turn out to be interchangable with the 'genuine' ones, unfortunately.

          The bottles are pretty robust in general - probably more so than a similar size of plastic hiker's water bottle. Although made of metal they're not totally unbreakable: the one I've got has a number of dents and dings in the bottom that have resulted from what I'd call normal wear and tear, so it doesn't do to go throwing your Sigg about eg. on rocks, etc. Similarly they can't go in the freezer: one bright spark I knew filled his with water one night in the summer and left it to freeze solid in the ice-box, thinking that the ice-block in his Sigg as it thawed the next day would provide a great source of nice-cold water. Unfortunately come the morning, the bottle was split open from the expanding ice and ruined, so not a success, all round.

          Being made of metal, these bottles don't give the water you fill them with any weird 'plasticky' taint. They aren't suitable for acidic juices however, as the metal reacts with this type of content to produce a weird taste. The bottles also need to be stored empty - and preferably upside down, or they can develop a 'stale water' taste - although I see that Sigg are now selling a bottle cleaning liquid that presumably removes this problem.

          These are great and useful water bottles, to be used on days out at home and holiday. I hesitate to say 'every home should have one' but they're thoroughly useful, for all that.

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            09.11.2010 11:21
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            four out of five stars

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            We own at least a couple of these bottles in our household, personally I have a shiny red one and my hubby has the same litre size in the think green bottle design.


            These bottles are great to have around for camping, days out and even just to keep in the car. Last year when the winter snow was really bad here whenever we went anywhere in the car I usually tried to remember to fill this bottle of water, as well as a thermos just to make sure that if we unfortunately did have problems and get stuck anywhere there would be something to drink.


            The Sigg bottle's boast about having a interior coating that helps to alleviate any odour, aftertaste and contamination from your drinking water. Unlike plastic bottles that can sometimes taste of plastic these are made out of aluminium and after a couple of washes I never noticed any unusual taste. Personally, I haven't stored anything but water in my bottle, I did read reviews online that said depending on what liquid you store can affect if there is any aftertaste or unpleasantness.


            Also, because these are made out of aluminium they do help keep your water cooler. It won't work like a thermos but it does help to keep the water cooler than a plastic bottle would. However, just don't expect it to be overly cold or cooler if the sun is beating down upon it.


            The bottle is sealed with a screw cap and I haven't experienced any problems with it from leaking. However, I usually always follow common sense and where possible I stand this upright trying to make sure that it won't leak.


            These bottles are great for camping or hiking trips, we have invested in the Sigg clip as well as the bottle, which can make the bottle easily attachable to any rucksack or back pack making it even more convenient to carry around.


            One of the few downsides of this bottle is that it dents really easily. Personally, a few dings makes it in my opinion look loved and used, however, my overly neat husband hates this and thinks it just looks battered and unloved. If you buy one of these it is worth bearing in mind that it won't look like new for long, especially if you are going to drag it along on outdoor activities.


            These bottles are also pretty easy to wash. It doesn't say that they are suitable for dishwashers, but on the rare occasion I have put mine through a low temp quick wash setting and they have been fine. However, they are easy enough to wash in the sink and if you want you can buy brushes that are designed for use with this bottle.


            These bottles vary in price depending upon the size and style. I paid around £12 for mine from a mountain and outdoor sports shop. They are available to buy online as well in places such as Amazon where you can often pick up a bargain.


            This bottle gets a four out of five stars from me. It is great and it works well, however, it isn't without its flaws, but overall I have been very happy with it. If you are planning on camping trips or even days out then this does make for a handy addition and I would happily recommend it to anyone.

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            20.10.2010 13:24
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            neat water battle

            Sigg, sounds Swedish to me, though I have not yet googled the origins of this water bottle. Bought just before the onslaught of the summer season for our weekly walking treks that we like to do around our village, this bottle offers something for the environmental conscious individual. In our house we use filtered water, but one member of the household still insists on purchasing plastic bottles of water every week. This not only fills up our bins, it is also costly.

            The Sigg bottle only cost us five pounds, but the price is pretty good if you consider you are making an investment for the years. The aluminium cannister is akin to a flask and looks like it has a good old lifespan ahead. The design work is very impressive and it is the kind of bottle that you could take to a gym without feeling embarrassed about getting it out. My old gym bottle was naff and red and looked, well a bit camp! This sterling cannister is silver, stylish and looks like the kind of thing athletes would be using.

            The water capacity is one litre which is more than ample for long trips. When we took it on a walking trip in a rucksack, the bottle stayed dry and more importantly the water stayed quite cool even an hour or two into the trip. I am guessing the aluminium helps to keep the temperature down, which is great for when you need to keep dipping into it.

            The bottle comes with a well fitting lid and can be easily cleaned out. On the downside, I have noticed that it does take a while to dry out on the inside after one has rinsed it out. Overall though, a solid buy, very robust and practical and we might even buy a few more of these!

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            23.09.2010 08:33
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            A good container for water and other drinks for when you're on the go.

            The Think Green bottle by Sigg seems to be designed for people like me who tend to buy a lot of bottled water - when I'm at home I put my plastic water bottles in the recycling or re-use them, but when I'm on the go I usually end up throwing the bottles away, which isn't good. I bought this Sigg bottle so that I would have a handy container in which to store my liquid or juice for when I'm out and about.

            I bought my Sigg Think Green bottle for £6.49 in a sale from a local outdoor clothing shop, although I'm sure I have seen them advertised for a lot more, even fetching £20 in some posher shops - I was happy with the price I paid, though I would not like to pay anymore.

            This bottle is made of aluminium, so it has a shiny metallic silver finish which is decorated with an unusual pattern of the outlines of people and has the words 'Think Green' wrapping around it. In terms of it's design it's quite a striking bottle and is fairly eye catching without being in your face. The bottle being made out of aluminium is not entirely a good thing by the way, it means that your liquid is likely to change temperature very quickly - when I use it in a hot room, or at the gym which is pretty warm, the water inside gets warm and I prefer it cold. Similarly if you have a warm drink in there in a cold room, it will go cold quickly. It's definitely not got any of the properties of a flasK, but then it doesn't claim to be that fancy!

            The bottle has a screw on black lid made of plastic, which is snugg fitting and there is also a rubber seal on the inside of the lid to make sure that there are no accidental leaks. I've dropped by Sigg bottle a few times whilst out walking, which is generally where I use mine, and aside from a few dints in the aluminium it's standing up to the task well. I've had no leaks, and as a general container for water that's more environmentally friendly than buying bottled water, this is a handy little bottle that I can recommend.

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            18.08.2010 20:38
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            Excellent sports bottle

            I seem to spend my life looking for an empty bottle - something to put drink into before going off to the gym or the squash court. Of course, I can never find one in time and end up buying a bottle of water from the shop - not the most environmentally friendly thing to do. So when I spotted a cool sports bottle in Somerfield last week, I decided to make the purchase and ultimately put an end to my empty bottle hunting days. The bottle in question is the Sigg 'Think Green', a Swiss made number which I picked up for £4.99. To be honest, I felt like I had found a bit of a bargain, as this particular design is sold in many online shops for around twenty pounds.


            Tell me more...
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            The bottle has a one litre capacity (perfect for me, as that's the amount I comfortably drink during an hour or so of physical activity), and is constructed from aluminium. The choice of material has it plus and minus points - firstly, as aluminium conducts heat rather well, the contents of the bottle cool very quickly when left in the fridge. As a downside, if dropped, the bottle will dent easily - to be honest, that's not something that I'm particularly concerned about, as it's all character I suppose. Inside, the bottle is coated with a thin layer of enamel which is completely non-toxic (thank goodness for that).


            The look
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            The bottle is decorated with a series of pictures depicting male and female outlines - in fact they're very similar to the icons you would find on male and female toilet doors. This left me wondering whether I was supposed to drink from the bottle or pee in it - sensibly, I chose the former. The words "Think Green" wrap around the bottle's body, presumably to remind the user that using a bottle of this nature is the environmentally friendly thing to do.


            Extra features
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            Now the most important thing in a sports bottle is its anti-leak properties, and I'm happy to say that the Sigg gets top marks on that count. Featuring a black plastic lid which screws securely into place, the bottle also utilises an internal rubber seal to stop any liquid getting out. In practice it works really well, and in my experience, no amount of shaking will cause an unwanted dribble. In terms of its weight, the bottle is nice and light, and even when full is perfectly portable (that is, unless you've got a addiction to drinking liquid lead).


            Final Word
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            Overall, I'm very impressed with the Sigg Think Green bottle - it holds its contents beautifully, and I'm safe in the knowledge that it won't leak. If you spot a similar bottle in your local supermarket for a low price (Sigg do a number of design variants and not just the Think Green type), then I would highly recommend giving it a go.

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