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Our four year old daughter has been going through drink bottles like there is no tomorrow. Our daughter has been using a pink and blue 330ml Sistema Twister squeeze bottle for about 18 months. She takes it with her to pre-school most days.
Sistema Plastics is a New Zealand company that designed and manufactures this bottle. This bottle is different to most others in that it has a patented ?Twist n Sip? lid. This design means that the bottle can be opened and closed without the need to touch the tip of the sipper.
We bought this 330ml bottle at ASDA. This was the only size that I saw, although I understand that it does come in several sizes. This one measures 160mm high x 67mm wide x 67mm long. It is a soft, fairly malleable plastic that is reportedly BPA free. It is available in three colour combinations: lime-green with orange trim, blue with green trim, and the one we have: pink with blue trim.
Once you know how, filling this drink bottle is easy. Simply gently twist the lid as though you are opening it. There comes a point of resistance. At this point in time, simply use a little more force ? the lid will then twist a little further and come off. Fill the bottle as per usual and then replace the lid, twisting in the opposite direction until you can no more. Invert the bottle to check that the seal is tight ? if it isn't twist the lid closed more tightly.
Our daughter has never experienced a leak with this water bottle. She is not at all rough with any of her possessions, so I cannot comment on weather it would hold up to being kicked around the school yard or similar. However it does seem to have held up very well against minor knocks and small drops.
This bottle is usually filled with water. Occasionally on the weekends we fill it with fruit juice. This bottle is not difficult to clean, although the lid and sipper tip obviously need a little more attention than the rest of the bottle.
Finally, Systema advises that this style of water bottle is not suitable for the freezer, dishwasher or microwave.
We definitely recommend this water bottle. It is a good size and leak free for young children.
My daughter Lauren has been in full time education for around one and a half years now and during that time, we have managed to get through around 6 drinks bottles. The last one we had started leaking (like all the others) after just a month or so of using, so when I spotted this, I decided to give it a go.
I brought it from Wilkos, it was more of an impulse purchase (the day before half term ended) and I hadn't researched any similar products. It cost me around £3 which was a little more then I was used to spending but I hoped that this would mean the quality was better and it would last a little longer. I have since noticed it is available from places such as Amazon and also larger supermarkets for a similar price. There are three different sizes available, 330ml, 460ml and 700ml; I chose the 330ml as this was the right size to fit into Laurens lunch bag.
I decided to purchase this in pink, also available in the shop were blue, orange or lime. The main body of the bottle is slightly see through which I like as I can see how much Lauren has drunk at school. The bottle itself is quite wide and has little groves down the side which makes is easy to grip. The plastic is very lightweight so even when full to the top, it isn't very heavy and is easy for Lauren to handle. The lid has a twist to open/close locking mechanism which we all find easy to operate.
I tend to send Lauren to school with water, there have been a couple of times when the other half has filled it with cordial, I have found that the bottle doesn't hold on the odours or stain like others I have used in the past. What I really like is that the bottle is dishwasher safe (top shelf) so I know it gets a good clean.
The biggest plus for me is that we have been using for several months now and it hasn't leaked once and nor does it show any signs of leaking so it has been a good investment. I shall definitely be buying one of these for myself soon.
Overall, I would recommend this and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
Sistema offer a range of food and drink containers. The Sistema range of drink bottles is extensive as they offer different sized bottles and also different designs. I am reviewing this twister bottle in the 330ml size. This bottle is available in three colours - green, pink and blue. Each bottle features a 'twist to seal' lid. The bottles are made from linear low density polyethelyene and is BPA free.
~Price and Availability~
This bottle is currently available in Asda priced at just £2.00.
I initially bought one of these bottles for my son and have ended up buying one for myself too. At £2.00 a bottle, they are inexpensive and have proven to be a good purchase. My son has the blue bottle and I have the pink. I like that there is a few colours available in this range. These bottles are well made and the 330ml size is perfect for my son to take to school or for me to take out when I go for a nice walk. The plastic can be squeezed easily but appears to be durable as it reverts back to its original shape without any issues.
The design of this bottle is simple. The blue plastic is transparent and there are no sharp edges as it is a curvy bottle. The bottle nips in at each side and some ridges are present allowing the bottle to be comfortably held by both my son and I. The lid is like a dome and screws on tightly to the bottle. The cap and drinking spout is within the lid and is twisted up and down by gently turning the twist cap. Once I had shown my son how to do this and he practiced, he found this feature to be quite cool and is now able to twist the spout up himself and twist it back down again. As I am a bit more heavy handed, my twisting of the spout often leads to me nearly twisting the full lid off. A gentle hand is definitely needed here.
We mainly use these bottles for diluting juice or water. Providing the lid is secure and the spout is in the downwards position, this bottle doesn't leak at all. When it comes to taking a drink, the spout allows for a gentle drip of liquid to be released. Squeezing the bottle allows for a quicker but not gushing flow of liquid and it is very easy to control how much liquid you want to consume at any one time. I haven't noticed any issues with the plastic changing the tasting of my drink and my son hasn't posed any complaints about his drinks either. The bottle doesn't control the temperature of the drink in any way but I fill up with cold drinks which remain cold for a reasonable amount of time. Both my son and I find it very easy to drink from this bottle.
One thing that may cause a slight issue in the future with regards to the design of this bottle is the lid. The main body of the bottle can be rinsed clean with very little effort. I remove the lid and wash it out but with the spout being integrated, it isn't the easiest to get right in to in order to clean it. So far, I haven't noticed the spout becoming unclean or stained in any way so I am hoping that by steeping and rinsing the lid that it is keeping it clean enough. Our bottles look as good as new.
These bottles are well worth the £2.00 price tag. The colour of each bottle is bright and colourful. I am more than happy to allow my son to take this to school with him as it doesn't leak unlike his previous bottle which leaked so badly that I had to keep washing my sons school bag. It is the perfect size for a little one to hold and drink from. I would like a bigger bottle for myself so I may buy one in the next few weeks but for now this twister bottle is fine for both our needs and I recommend it.
Thanks for reading :)
Sistema Twister Bottle 460ml (Aqua)
My nine-year-old niece got a pink one of these for Christmas. She was so fussy with it, I had to have a closer to look to find out why! Anyway, my girlfriend was equally perplexed with my curiosity, so on our next trip to Asda she bought me one (aqua not pink!) as a bit of fun. I now use it as an everyday water bottle on my desk at work instead of recycling a Highland Spring Water bottle.
The bottle itself is made from a soft-touch plastic, and is moulded to fit in your hand. There are raised grooves to prevent the bottle slipping from your grasp. The top is a take on a standard sports-bottle top, which is marketed as a Twist 'n Sip lockable cap, which is leak-proof and supposed to be more hygienic. Also, the bottle is dishwasher and freezer-safe.
I gave the bottle a good rinse out before use, but the first time I drank from it the water had a plastic-like taste. This has all but gone away now after a few days use, but was quite unpleasant at first. The bottle lives on my desk at work now, but I did have it in my bag and I'm pleased to say there were no issues with the top leaking. The Twist 'n Sip top does seem to do what it claims!
The only annoying thing I've found with this product is that the last few millilitres of fluid seem to remain in the bottom of the bottle. I don't seem to be able to drink it completely dry.
To sum up, this is a stylish looking bottle with an innovative cap that doesn't leak... brilliant! It would be a five-star rating but for the couple of issues I've mentioned above.
Available on Amazon at the time of writing for £3.95, which I think is a fair price. This product should last a long time, so you should easily get your money's worth.
i believe there is a range of Sistema products out there which I am looking forward to trying out. Watch out for more reviews in the coming weeks and months!
Having two little ones we've been through probably every cup, bottle and drinking receptacle on the market. When they were toddler we used the Tommee Tippee spouted cups which were great, but when it was time for preschool we needed something a bit more "grown up" We saw these bottles in an array of colours in our local Asda store for £2 each which I thought was a reasonable price.
The bottle is made from a BPA free plastic, the plastic is neither too hard or soft (like water bottle plastic) it's soft enough that you can squeeze it to push the water through the spout - much to the children's delight! The spout twists on, then you twist it the opposite way to push up the drinking spout hole. You re-twist to "hide" the spout, and then completely twist to remove it. I found that the screw mechanism was easy, but not easy enough that a preschooler would be able to undo it. Big bonus for us! We have also found that these bottles have never leaked for us, there is not much worse than finding a bottle of juice has leaked into the bottom of your handbag.
I would and do absolutely recommend these bottles to everyone I know who have little ones. They would also be ideal for adult who use a bike, as we've found they fit perfectly in both of our bicycle bottle holders.
At my sons school they take a water bottle with them each day which we fill at home but they are able to fill during the day if they need to because studies have shown that hydrated children perform better which is common sense if you ask me but there you go! Last year I bought him a Sistema twister bottle from Asda for the purpose and I bought the same kind of bottle for this school year as we had no real issues with the bottle. This is my review of the product.
As I mentioned I bought the Sistema twister bottles from Asda on both occasions that I purchased them but they are available on amazon as well and no doubt many other places too! From memory the bottle cost £3.00 in Asda and they are selling for £2.45 on amazon for the 330ml version that I bought. The bottles do come in 460ml and 700ml versions as well so there is probably going to be one that suits your needs.
The bottles are made from a material called linear low density polyethylene which is BPA free and also 100% lead free virgin materials according to the amazon website. I just noticed that the bottles are made from quite a thin, quite flexible feeling material which is nice and light even when it is full of water which is ideal for small hands I think. The bottles come in loads of different funky colours and last year I actually made the mistake of picking up a black one for my son where you couldn't see through the bottle or write his name on it with a sharpie pen! This year he was with me when I bought the bottle and he chose a light green coloured bottle which was see through and I could write his name on it. Unfortunately I have found that the name rubs off in the wash even though I used permanent ink but he says nobody else in his class has the same coloured bottle so it isn't a problem really thankfully.
The bottle has a twist top cap which when you twist it exposes a spout to drink out of. My son says he has to kind of squirt the water in to his mouth as opposed to suck it out as it comes out better that way but this works well for him. What is great is when the cap is twisted back in to place it makes the bottle leak proof and I can confirm that we haven't had any issues with the bottle leaking even when it has been carried around in his school bag. This is in direct contrast to the one in his lunch bag which just has a pull up spout and this can leak if the spout isn't pushed right back down properly.
The 330ml sized bottle is perfect for my son at school but it is also a good little bottle to take on days out when you don't want to be buying expensive drinks whilst you are out and about. The fact that they don't leak means I can throw them in my hand bag and save a few pounds in the process.
I am not fortunate enough to own a dishwasher but this bottle is dishwasher safe. I find it easy to wash it up at the end of the day anyway though. Only having water in it means there aren't many issues with it being hard to clean. The bottle is also freezer safe and whilst I haven't used it in this way I will absolutely fill it and freeze it in the summer when it is warmer as it will allow my son a icy cold drink for during the day at school.
I think the Sistema twister bottle is a great bottle to be honest. It is cheap, looks cool and doesn't leak which is all I can ask really from a drinks bottle! I like how it has ridges on the side and comes in various sizes which just contribute to making it easy for small hands to hold in my opinion. I very much recommend this bottle!
Thank you for reading my review!
When it came to replenishing school supplies, I needed to buy my sons new drinking bottles for their packed lunch bags - although their expensive packed lunch bags were still ok, the bottles were looking a bit old and worn, and honestly had never been fully leak proof. However, this left me with a small dilemna that I needed to buy a bottle that would fit in the side pouch of their lunchboxes.
I had seen lots of very positive reviews about how leak proof this brand of bottle is, so it seemed to me that as long as they were appropriate size, then this would be a good bottle to go for.
These bottles are quite widely available - I have seen them in supermarkets, as well as finding them online. I ended up purchasing them from amazon as I had some credit there and it was convenient. My boys both have a green one, and mine is pink, though you can also get them in aqua or blue or black in some sizes on amazon. There are a few different sizes of bottle that you can purchase, from 330ml which I feel would be more suited to a young child, to the 460ml bottles I bought for us, a 700ml version in the same shape, or a slightly straighter version that can hold 800ml of liquid. All feature the unique twist design where the mouth piece is retracted into the lid of the bottle, which I feel is quite hygienic, but also helps to make it leak proof.
In hindsight, the boys having a 460ml for their school lunch box is pretty ideal. I bought myself one for the gym, and I find that the quantity is a little too small really for when I am working out, and I wish I had gone for the slightly bigger 700ml one.
Prices can vary from about £2-4, and there can be deals on if you buy multiples. I got our 3 bottles for around £7 through taking advantage of a discount.
The shape of the bottle is ideal to get a good hold of it. It has a slightly narrower middle and ridges up two opposite sides to enable you to get a good grip. The plastic is slightly flimsy. I was a bit dismayed when my youngest son told me 'Great, you have bought a volcano bottle.' He's right, an over-exuberant squeeze does make the liquid shoot out. However, when I started using my own bottle to drink out of, I found this feature quite useful as it makes it easier to drink from if you squeeze slightly to help the liquid out.
Overall, I have been inpressed that it is leak proof, and I have been pleased that my children find them easy to open themselves when they are at school and I am not there to help. They are quite hard wearing and apart from a little chewing round the mouthpiece on my youngest son's bottle, they seem to be holding up quite well to being thrown in bags and transported around.
On the negative side, I normally clean out drinking bottles using a bottle brush. This is not really an option with these bottles as they are a bit narrower around the opening and the bottle brush can be forced in, but it is a real pig to get back out. The bottles are dishwasher safe, and I am sure this would make it a lot easier to clean, but most of the time ours have to just get a slosh around in very hot soapy water to keep them clean.
I also find it a little tricky to drink from without giving the bottle a squeeze. If I try to just suck the liquid out, I seem to take in lots of air at the same time. I also find that it is virtually impossible to get out the last little bit of drink, and my sons have the same difficulty judging from the fact there is always a small bit of squash at the bottom of the bottle when I am washing up packed lunch boxes at the end of the day. I do also find there is a little bit of a plasticky taste like you get even though these are BPA free.
These bottles are also meant to be safe to use in the freezer - I haven't had chance to try this out, but it will be handy for the summer to use them in this way.
I don't think any bottle is perfect - we've never had a perfect one at any rate. I do quite like these ones in spite of the couple of little niggles regarding cleaning them and drinking from them, and I would repurchase just for the fact they are leak proof. It takes one little worry away from my day. I therefore recommend them.
We have tried numerous drinks cups for our two year old daughter over the past 6 months or so. She can now drink out of a standard style cup without spilling but obviously this is no good out and about and for packed lunches etc. I was getting sick of using numerous styles that would end up leaking all over the sofa when they were supposedly closed and dripping down her tshirt so I would have to change her several times. My sister in law then suggested these sistema bottles which she had bought on offer in Asda for her two kids.
I popped in to have a look and there is a range of colours (I have so far seen blue,pink and green) to suit whichever taste and they were selling at £2 which is an absolute bargain.
Since buying this I have never looked back. My daughter has a drink every bedtime and this sits in the corner of her bed and has never spilt or leaked. It is easy to open as the lid just twists up so she is able to do it herself which is very helpful, and the twist element I have found has made it incredibly easy to wash and is definately more hygienic! The bottle is made from quite a soft plastic which I think is great as she is able to lift and use easily as it is not too heavy or bulky for her little hands.
The bottle holds 330ml which I think is plenty for my little girl and it will also fit in her lunch box which is a bonus. The bottle measures 16cm in height and 6.5cm in width. You can also purchase a larger bottle than holds 460ml and is nearly 19cm in height.
The 330ml is on amazon selling at around £4 from various sellers so a trip to Asda is definately worthwhile!
Really pleased with this product, would definately buy again.
There is no need to spend a fortune on buying a fancy water bottle for when you are working out as most gyms provide drinking coolers but I do like to have my own water supply with me so that I don't need to keep stopping every 5 minutes to get a drink and there is no way I am paying a fortune for sports drinks and mineral water when I can get my own perfectly decent tap water at home for free.
I will admit that I bought this water bottle because I liked the way it looked instead of going for the cheaper £1 one I seen but even so it wasn't very expensive and I only paid 3.50 for it and it has paid for itself in the amount of times I have used it and bypassed the expensive bottled water.
The bottle is made from plastic and comes in a variety of different colours and I have the pink one. It is really easy to use and has a twist mechanism on it that you simply twist to open and close. The great thing about this bottle is that when it is sealed it doesn't leak at all in my bag or when I am holding it.
It is really comfortable to hold thanks to the way it is designed and the little nodules on the side make it easy to grip and not slip out of my hands even when they are sweaty. It is also a good size and holds 460ml of water in it which is more than enough for me to use when doing a work out. The bottle isn't rigid and can be squeezed to get more water out when you are really thirsty which is handy but you need to be careful if you are using it while actually on a machine as if you squeeze too much you can end up spilling it on your face as I have done before.
Although at the end of the day this is just a reusable bottle for water it is a very good one and long lasting and isn't very expensive to buy. I might have only bought this one because of how it looks but I have been happy with it and it looks the part in my yoga class which is full of yummy mummies who have all singing and dancing bottles.
Anyone with a child who takes packed lunches to school will know how necessary a good drinks bottle is. In my sons year in reception we went through quite a few drinks bottles and then settled on sending him with his little sisters nuby flip it....which he'd knock as he put away and end up leaking before he got home. I actually grew to hate opening his lunch box and surveying the mess of soggy crisps and puddle of juice. I tried sending him with my sports bottle, yet he found it difficult to close the lid properly and so it would leak....again.
This year I did my research and came upon the sistema drinks bottles. They are a clever little invention where the drinking spout emerges from the top when you twist the lid. Another twist and it disappears back into the bottle and closes.
We bought our bottle from asda for £2, in purple with a green spout. It holds 330ml, which is plenty big enough for a drink with lunch for my son.
The bottle is made from quite soft plastic, but seems strong enough for our purpose: a 5 year old's lunch box. Its also easy enough for him to open and close himself, which is great as it means he can make sure there aren't any leaks in his lunch box.
In the 2 weeks we've used it for school (as well as the few weeks at home he insisted on using it before he started school) we have had no leaks from it. At school his lunch box lays down, and has been dropped and kicked around and it has stood up to all this and kept all drinks safely locked inside.
For £2 this is a great bottle and I am planning on buying another one soon for him to use as a water bottle in class.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a bottle which is easy to open and doesn't leak....which is everyone really!!!
Definitely 5/5 stars for this one!!
Before we went on our camping holiday this summer, my husband somehow (!) broke his trespass water bottle that he would take to work or when out and about in warm weather. So, he asked me to pick up another bottle, not the same as what he had, but a different bottle that had a smaller mouth piece and was leak proof. I looked a couple of shops to no avail and then when in Asda I noticed them selling these Sistema twister bottles for £2.50, which I thought was a good price for a good brand, and a brand that I was familiar with. I actually ended up buying two, a blue one for my husband and a green one for myself. I have a good water bottle, but this one was slightly less bulky than mine and I thought it would take up less room in our cool bag and fitted better into the cup holder in the car when travelling.
These bottles claim to have a special twist and sip lockable cap, which appealed to me, as I knew the bottle my husband last had was a bit of a nightmare, spilling everywhere when he just wanted as little sip. Plus, having a bottle that shouldn't leak as the cap is lockable is also a must when travelling.
A plus point of this bottle is that it is dishwasher and freezer safe, something which I didn't check or think about when buying it, but given that we have a dishwasher in our new house, it is a bonus. It is also BPA and lead free which is reassuring.
When there is nothing in these bottles, they are extremely lightweight and even when filled with water or a drink they aren't heavy. They are a great size for lunchboxes and for the car when travelling or away for the day, and the twistable cap is very easy to open and close, and never once on our holiday did it leak.
When at the campsite on our holiday, I would have filled up the water bottles at the drinking water tap on a daily basis if not more often and I would have taken off the cap to leave the main mouth of the bottle which was just wide enough to fill it easily. As I said, never once did the bottles leak through the day, but I liked the fact that you can simply sip from them rather than having to take a big gulp, so you can keep yourself hydrated by continually sipping.
All in all, we are both very pleased with these bottles, especially the fact that they have been leakproof so far, and that has been with plenty of daily use since they have been bought. Highly recommended!
A few weeks ago, inspired with the thought of looking slim in my bikini, I went on a smoothie diet. This was nothing too drastic mind, just replacing my usual sandwiches and crisps at lunch with a healthy smoothie. I probably rate lunch as one of the most uninspiring meals of the day when I am at work and so wasn't concerned that I would miss the usual carbs. With this idea in mind my thoughts immediately turned to finding a suitable drinks container with which to carry my smoothie to work. I didn't relish the thought of recycling an old water bottle for this purpose as I thought it might be too flimsy for the task. Meandering around the home ware section of my local Asda, my eyes fell on a selection of Sistema bottles which were currently part of a roll back deal. There were two sizes to choose from and so I picked one of each and headed home, inspired to try out my new meal plan.
Although there were three colour ways to choose from when I purchased my bottles, I was immediately drawn to the pink and turquoise option as I liked the girliness of it. The other two options were blue and green and green and orange which although bright and attractive enough to look at were slightly less attractive than the pink in my opinion. In addition, as I have a husband who drinks his fair share of protein shakes it is nice to have a pair of bottles which are most definitely mine when sat in the kitchen cupboard. The bottles were available in two sizes those being 460ml and 700ml and so I bought one of each in the thought that my smoothie mix might fill more than one bottle. These bottles are part of the Sistema range of plastic products which, as I now know, are a New Zealand company who were set up 30 years ago from a garage in New Zealand and now manufacture to over 59 countries worldwide. My bottles are made out of a thick transparent plastic and have quite a heavy duty plastic lid which features "twist and sip" technology. When purchased, there was a small label dangling from each of the lids of my bottles, however this got discarded when I got home and I never read through the contents.
Looking at my 700ml bottle it is quite functional in design and yet retains its feminine charm with its curvy and almost hourglass shape. The base of this bottle is imprinted on either side with the Sistema logo whilst one side of the bottle features ribbed plastic and the other a slightly textured surface. The clever use of both finishes ensures that the bottle is easy to hold and firm to grip. On the top of my bottle is a pink and turquoise lid which again is slightly ribbed and features an arrow pointing in an anticlockwise direction which tells you which way to screw open the cap. The lid can be removed from the bottle by screwing it off enabling the user to fill up the contents of the bottle. The cap houses a circular piece of plastic and when the lid is screwed open this circle lowers opening the hole and allowing the contents to be sucked out of the bottle. By screwing the lid in a clockwise direction the hole is closed and the bottle is fully sealed and therefore very unlikely to leak.
Although the 700ml bottle seems quite big in size at around 23cm tall, I rarely if ever manage to completely fill it with my smoothie mixes. I tend to mix up a healthy smoothie drink using a mixture of zero fat yoghurt, blueberries, a banana, a peach and some strawberries and then pour the contents form my blender into the bottle and pop inside the fridge. I find that the bottle keeps the contents fresh until lunch and does not give a plastic flavour to the liquid inside. In addition the sturdy design means that I can pop my bottle into my bag in the morning as I walk to work and not worry that the contents might spill inside my bag. The bonus of this being that to date I have had no leaks from either bottle. The only downside to this bottle that I have found, and one which I can imagine is true to any plastic product, is that it does have a tendency to get a little smelly inside after a weeks use, despite washing the bottle everyday. However this is soon solved by using a diluted bicarbonate of soda mix and leaving to sit for an hour.
Although I don't have a dishwasher and therefore cannot comment on whether this product is dishwasher proof, the bottles do wash up easily in my sink. However with their curvy design both bottles can be a bit difficult to dry. The translucent plastic still looks as good as it did when I bought my bottles and I have had no shape changes in the plastic despite washing it in quite hot water. The twist and sip feature is particularly handy when the bottle is filled with very runny liquid, however this isn't something I use when I have a smoothie inside my bottle as I'm sure that the blended particles of fruit would clog the quite small hole. Therefore I tend instead to remove the cap and sip from the top of the bottle when having my smoothies.
~Price and Availability~
I purchased my two bottles from my local Asda and paid £2 for each of them. Looking online I can see that these bottles are sold in a number of shops including John Lewis and can also be purchased from online retailer Amazon for around the £2 - £4 mark. Just the fact that these bottles can be used time and time again means that the price is small to pay in my opinion for what is such a useful product and I would definitely buy again.
All in all this is an excellent product which looks great and does a sterling job of storing my lunch whilst I am at work. Plus as an added bonus it does add a nice splash of colour to the otherwise boring office fridge and the bright pink and turquoise colour definitely distinguishes this bottle as my own when other people have the same idea. As a consequence of the above my bottles do come recommended and I will therefore be awarding them five stars.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
I recently started going to the gym and found myself spending a pound each time on a bottle of water, so when I was in my local Asda the other day, I picked this up for £3.00 mainly due to the fact that I've now got a few different lunch boxes from Sistema and I've always been pretty impressed with the quality.
The bottle came in a few different colours, pink, green and aqua being the ones that were the most eye-catching - black was not! Each of the bottles had a different coloured trim to offset the block colour which I thought brightened them up a bit more.
Pink with blue, aqua with green, green with orange and the black with silver.
The bottles come in a range of sizes, 300ml, 460ml and then a larger one at 700ml. I went for the aqua 460 ml which is perfect for the gym.
The plastic used to make this bottle is made from BPA free plastic, BPA stands for bisphenol A, a chemical that can seep into food and beverages from the plastic, which has been known to cause some health problems. The plastic used is not solid either and very lightweight, which for some reason I quite like, it doesn't feel like it would break or be damaged very easily. It also means I can carry it around without it feeling too heavy in my bag.
The bottle uses the patented 'twist and sip' which is an interesting feature, and the top is very easy to get on and off, which is definitely a plus when you're wanting to fill it up regularly. The twist feature is definitely more hygienic as you avoid touching the mouthpiece with your fingers at all times, however I did find it frustrating when the bottle was full, for some reason I struggled to get the water out, it didn't have a nice 'flow' that some bottles have. I think it was down to the fact that when you twist the top the mouthpiece opens out of the bottle and the hole in the middle becomes visible however when you close the top, the hole closes up and the mouthpiece goes back into the bottle top, a good feature to restrict leaking, however it restricts the amount of water coming out when the bottle is open.
Other than that, I have no complaints, it's one of the few bottles in this style that doesn't leak, which is probably my biggest frustration with water bottles, and I like the fact is comes in bright colours which would appeal to kids and adults, another pretty good product from Sistema.
I had read some good reviews on this bottle, so when I spotted it in Asda for a mere £2 I had to have it! It had been lurking in my wishlist for absolutely ages so it was a no brainer for me to buy it, and I think I want another one if I am honest!
I bought a pink one, as I saw them available in black, pink and blue and the black looked far too hideous and boring and the pink just seemed more girly and bright which would definitely encourage me to use it more! Holding the bottle it felt really lightweight and thin but in use it is actually really durable and strong. It is made from BPA free plastic which is good. BPA is a type of plastic which research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA so just to err on the side of caution I am always happy to let my daughter always drink out of this when we are out and about.
The bottle has a twist cap which is really easy to use so it reveals a small protruding spout for easy drinking. It's really straightforward and even my 3 year old daughter can use it on her own! Not good as now she wants to use it as hers! It has a ridged side so its easy to hold and grip and is really comfortable to hold.
I tend to use this to keep in my handbag so I can have a drink with me on the go when I am out shopping or on my way to work and not get too dehydrated. It's been really good as it has not yet *touch wood* leaked at all in my bag so for this it is definitely worth a fab 5 stars! The bottle is really easy to clean, simply unscrew the lid and give a quick wash around and leave to dry on the draining board. Really easy, and not a problem at all.
Overall this has been a really good bottle and I've had no problems with it so I would definitely recommend it. It's easy to use, doesn't leak and can hold a good capacity and me and my daughter love using it. For only £2 I think I need to buy another one!
Always on the lookout for a bottle for my son's lunch box that doesn't leak I yet again took a gamble when I came across this plain looking bottle in Asda. If I'm completely honest it wasn't the design that grabbed me but the reduced price of £1.50. We have given a few different bottles a go with some lovely pictures or designs on it and all have leaked so it was time for a change. And how smug do I feel now I have finally found that bottle that doesn't leak and my son is no longer required to hold his lunchbox upright at all times!
The Sistema twister bottle has a twist top mechanism which for us is something different to all the previous bottles we have tried. To simply open it, you twist the collar of the bottle and the top pops up with an unsealed hole to drink out of. Then twist it the other way and it pops back down sealing the bottle. Simple yet it seems to give a perfect seal and no leakages occur leaving a very happy boy and mum!
The bottle my son has is the 460ml bottle in the aqua blue colour. I feel for a full day at school the 460ml size is perfect for my son. He never quite manages to finish all his drink but there is usually very little left. With the bottle sealed it measures about 18.5cms in length and fits perfectly in my son's Cars lunchbox. The bottles don't come with any fancy pattern designs on them but they are available in some vibrant colours, I have seen the aqua, lime green and bright pink colours available. The bottle does also have side grooves to it making it easier and more comfortable to hold. As with most things these days this product is dishwasher safe although I can only tell you what the manufacturer says as I 'm not lucky enough to have a dishwasher! It is also freezer safe.
From the moment we got the bottle home my son loved it. I thought I would have been greeted with disgruntles about the fact it didn't have cars on or some other fad but there wasn't a single one. My son, aged four and a half was just very pleased with the new twist and open bottle he now had. He even went as far as saying he quite liked the colour! Straight away he found it very easy to use and twist up and down. My three year old son has used it from time to time and to begin with was a little unsure on how to open it but he soon got the hang of it and it wasn't long till he requested a big boy bottle of his own. My eldest has used his bottle in his lunch box everyday and we have yet to have a leakage problem four months on. Both my son's like drinking out of the bottle and haven't moaned once about how quick or slow it goes.
From a parents point of view the bottle doesn't leak and the boys like it so I do too! It isn't too bad to clean. To get the lid off you twist it to open and then keep twisting it till it comes off. It is fairly easy to clean and hasn't caused any problems yet. I would highly recommend to any parent or any adult for that matter if you are after a leak free bottle.