Product Type: Sistema sports equipment
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Just as good for a kids lunch box!
Sistema Twister Bottle
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Sistema Twister Bottle
Advantages: Ergonomic, fits in a lunch box, easy to clean and use
Disadvantages: Twist function slippery when wet; may be annoying for sport
I think like most people, this gets used in our house not for sports purposes, but as a bottle for my son's lunch at school. A new school has meant new activities as he and his friends progress up through the years, and he needs a bit more wear and tear than the basic drinks bottles usually give him. This one seemed like a good idea, and the design also looked solid, so we bought it for him.
The bottle is easily big enough - he usually has a separate bottle for during the day and this is used either for sports activies at school or at lunch time with his packed lunch. It fits easily inside an average sized lunch box, which is very handy. The design is rather basic in terms of bottle shape, and the area I was really interested in was the lid. Our son has had a number of bottles where he has chewed the lid and it has stopped working or started smelling because of this. The plastic wears away and it just gets harder to clean. Up until this one, we have relied on pop top bottles, but this one interestingly enough is a screw top, where not just the lid but also the spout open through a screw mechanism.
It's not the easiest thing to deal with, especially if you have wet hands which may be the case after filling it with water or squash, and it can be a pain to try and make sure it's properly sealed before putting it in his lunch box. I also have to account for the fact that the lunch box may end up being stored upside down for at least part of the day - ultimately I have no control over it once it goes out my front door! Touch wood, to date there have been no leakages from the bottle, which is very good news, and so the awkwardness of tightening it and checking it when your hands are wet remains the only issue there.
The colour design gives you some options. The one we have is a pastelly blue and green, which would be suitable for either sex, but there are also girlier colours if you want. The contours are quite ergonomic and fit well into the hand, so if indeed you did want to use this for sports purposes, I could see how it would work quite well. The only thing I wouldn't be too sure about would be the screw top as this may be a pain to have to use both hands instead of pop top bottles where you could use your teeth to open it and drink, which seems easier to me.
This has lasted our son a good few months now with no obvious signs of damage. The interior is easy enough to clean with a brush, another factor I find appealing as some bottles have top interiors that are just impossible to completely get to and clean properly. If he has squash and it gets left for a day before we get round to cleaning it (say for example at the weekend) then it's not an issue, whereas it was with other products.
Overall, this is a solid product and one I'd happily recommend. Our son quite likes it, the colours are gentle and can suit either sex, it's easy to clean and use. The only thing that bugs me for our purposes is twisting it with wet hands, and from a sporting point of view I could see that opening and closing it may be annoying. Recommended though.
Summary: Very good bottle with a few minor niggles
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