Here's my IR for the Sigg 1 L water bottle.
Sigg Classic 1L Water Bottle
Last Updated: December 14, 2007
Biographical Information Product Information Initial
Impressions/Product Description Summary
Sigg Classic Water Bottle
Name Jennifer Pope
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Email Address Jennifer.Pope@...
Location Los Angeles, California
Intermediate. I've been a car-camper as long as I can remember and
started backpacking in Northern California when I was 16. I've been
backpacking for a couple of years after a hiatus during college. I
backpack in the Sierras as well as National Forests and Parks in the
Los Angeles vicinity. I also spend time in the California deserts and
the mountains and coast of Northern California. I'm a tent camper
leaning towards lightweight; but I'm also a fan of gadgets and I like
being comfortable. Since becoming pregnant I have stopped backpacking
and focus now on day hiking and car camping.
Product Information (back to top)
Manufacturer Sigg Switerland Ltd.
Manufacturer URL http://www.mysigg.com/
Year of Manufacture 2007
Capacity 1 L (33 oz)
Style Classic Water Bottle in Silver
Claimed Weight (total) 5.2 oz (147 g)
Actual Weight (total) 5.1 oz (145 g)
Bottle 4.7 oz (133 g)
Stopper .4 oz (11 g)
MSRP $19.99 US
December 14, 2007
Initial Impressions & Product Description (back to top)
This bottle is pretty much what I expected-- a lightweight metal bottle.
I received the bottle in Silver which has a nice shiny, metallic
finish. I think it looks sharp. The stopper is in black. My bottle
appears to be from the "simply ECO-Logical" line since it has that
phrase along one length of the bottle. On the other side it has the
phrase, "Friends don't let friends drink from plastic." Luckily I
happen to share Sigg's environmental position. I'm sure the Sigg
marketers would be happy to know that after less than a week of use
that phrase has already stirred up a lunch time discussion of why
aluminum is preferable to plastic. If readers are interested, Sigg
makes these claims on their website.
This bottle appears to be very well made. The surface is smooth with
no scratches and the stopper seals very tightly. The mouth of the
bottle is quite small. I typically filter my home drinking water
through a faucet filter and store a jug in the refrigerator so I have
cold water to drink. I can fill the bottle easily through the
faucet-mounted filter but pouring from the jug of water take a bit of
concentration. The bottle is also just the right size to fit
underneath the spigot of the water cooler at my office. The inside of
the bottle is coated with a gold-colored material. I assume this is
Sigg's special coating that purports to keep funky tastes out of
liquid consumed from the bottle.
I quickly realized how good of a conductor of heat metal is compared
to plastic. Before my first use, I filled the bottle with hot tap
water and a couple drops of dish soap to clean the bottle. The bottle
quickly became very hot. This bottle is clearly not intended to hold
hot liquids and then be touched by bare hands or lips. Sigg makes a
separate insulated bottle line that would be more suitable for this
purpose. But the same can also be said for adding cold liquids. When I
add cold water from the jug in my fridge the bottle becomes cold as
well. Not too cold to touch. The stopper presents a nice way to carry
the bottle if I don't want cold hands.
After less than a week, the bottle has already been dropped. I was
holding the bottle under my arm with a jacket on and it slipped out
landing on the concrete below. As expected there was a small dent. The
bottle landed right side up so the dent actually looks more like a
slight bulge on the bottom rim of the bottle. It's barely noticeable
unless inspected closely. In addition there are some really small
divots in the bottom of the bottle where it looks like the bottle
picked up the texture of the concrete. I will continue to monitor how
that dent holds up and if I incur any more dents.
Summary (back to top)
This is a well-made bottle suitable for carrying and consuming cold
and room-temperature liquids.
Thank you to Sigg and BackpackGearTest.org for allowing me to test this item.