I've been trialling a new water bottle over the past few weeks courtesy of Purekit and Fuel My Blog. I've been getting really cross with the plastic one I use for choir and the allotment as it leaks absolutely everywhere, so the offer of a 1 litre Sigg bottle came just at the right time.
- It's as light as a plastic bottle
- It doesn't leak - hurray!
- I was given the 1 litre size, which is plenty for a 2 hour singing session or an afternoon at the allotment - I get very thirsty in that time
- It's easy to drink from
- They're usually very stylish - though I was a little disappointed with my streaky aluminium version. I'm not complaining seeing I got mine for free ;)
- Drinks stay cooler for longer
- It can be washed in the dishwasher
- Anyone like my friend C who's concerned about plastics residues and health will be reassured that Sigg claims the liner used in these bottles doesn't have those problems
- I'm sure it's very long lasting too, I just haven't had the time to test that part yet!
- It can be recycled
- The bottle dents easily - mine arrived with one (NB Purekit, you need to rethink your parcel packaging - something more than just a flimsy plastic bag is needed methinks) and I added another when it fell off the table. The bottle hasn't cracked so it's still perfectly usable
- It's not see-through, so it's hard to tell if the right amount has been added for things like fruit squashes which need diluting
- It's hard to get dry after washing out as the neck opening is so small (even when washed/dried in the dishwasher)
- I would have liked something to attach the screw top to the bottle when open - I'm worried I might lose the top very easily
- They're relatively expensive
Overall it's a vast improvement compared to my plastic bottle.