IR - Sigg 1 L Traveler Bottle - Coy Boy
- I wanted this in before going OOP the next few days. I rushed but did
spell check... I am considering making the top photo smaller as it
seems to dominate the opening. All coments and edits welcome. I
should be back sometime Friday to upload. Enjoy!
SIGG RED TRAVELER 1.0L
Classic Water Bottle
Test Report Series by Coy Starnes
Initial Report: December 18, 2007
Image on right
Tester: Coy Starnes
Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Height: 6 ft (1.8 m)
Location: Grant, Alabama, USA
I live in Northeast Alabama. I enjoy biking, hunting, fishing,
canoeing, and most other outdoor activities but backpacking is my
favorite pastime. I enjoy hiking with friends and family or solo. I
hike throughout the year and actually hike less in the hot humid
months of summer. My style is slow and steady and my gear is light.
However, I will sacrifice weight for comfort and durability. A
typical 3-season load for me is around 20 lb (9 kg) not counting food
Item: SIGG RED TRAVELER 1.0L
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Capacity: 1 L (33 oz)
Listed Weight: 5.2 oz (147 g)
Measured Weight: 5.1 oz (145 g)
MSRP: 19.99 USD
The Sigg Red Traveler 1 L(33 oz) is made from a single extruded piece
of aluminum. It is designed to hold a veriety of liquids and is not
supposed to impart any taste or leach any aluminum. The "secret"
liner is "FDA approved and independently tested to be taste and scent
inert and resistant to any leaching (0.0%) so 100% safe." My 1 L (33
oz) bottle is the middle size with 0.6 L (20 oz) and 1.5 L (50 oz)
also available. The 1 L (33 oz) Traveler measures 10.25 in (26 cm)
tall with a diameter of 3.25 in (8 cm) and an outside circumference
of approximately 10 in (25 cm).
The Traveler arrived exactly as depicted on the Sigg website. It
reminds me a lot of liquid fuel bottles I am familiar with. I was
expecting it to be light weight but it is still surprisingly light
when picked up empty. The cap screws off and back on easily. I like
it. Below is the 1 L (33 oz) Traveler, flanked by a 0.6 L (20 oz)
Traveler and a 2 L (68 oz) Coca-Cola.
I never knew something so simple could have such detailed
instructions. The instructions are glued on the bottom of the bottle
but folds out to reveal the instructions in no less than 12
languages. Unfortunately, I tore the English part when removing
them. Added to this, I could not even read the instructions with my
reading glasses so I got my daughter to read them off to me.
Therefore, if their are any errors here it is her fault... "Wash the
bottle before use. Suitable for fruit juice and isotonic drinks.
When using carbonated drinks avoid unnecessary shaking and take care
when opening. Caution, Alcoholic, fermented or nutrient rich
beverages may cause excessive pressure to build up inside the
bottle. Do not use for long term storage. Contents should be
consumed relatively rapidly. Fill bottle to no more then 3 cm (1 1/4
in) below the rim. Do not use for non drinkable substances ex liquid
fuels or other flammables, corrosive or chemical substances. Not
suitable for the microwave (risk of explosion) for cooking or deep
freezing. Bottle can be placed in the refrigerator. Children should
only be allowed to drink from bottle with a drinking cap. Always
check that the drinking cap is firmly in place. Take care when using
with hot drinks (risk of burning)."
I found the cleaning directions printed on the instructions card but
also online. The online version says; "Rinsing your SIGG thoroughly
under the faucet with warm, soapy water at the end of every day and
letting it air dry with the top off provides sufficient cleaning in
most cases. When more thorough cleaning is required, you can use
baking soda and vinegar. For tough jobs, pick up some SIGG cleaning
tablets and a SIGG brush. Do not use a hard bristled brush to clean
the interior of your SIGG bottle as this may damage the liner."
I have already carried the bottle on my bike in my MountainSmith Day,
albeit, empty, for the official weigh in at my local post office.
However, I plan to use it regularly in the same pack both on my bike
and while hiking. I will use it for a variety of beverages and see
how well the "secret" liner keeps the drink form one use form
affecting the taste of the next drink. I will carry water, tea,
coffee and perhaps some fruit juice depending on my mood. I expect
to carry coffee on colder hikes or rides and am wondering how long it
will remain hot due to the fact that the bottle is not insulated. I
will report back on all my uses and any issues that may arise like
keeping up with the stopper.
Anticipated Testing Locations and Conditions
I will be making several short overnight hikes and a few longer hikes
over the next 4 months. I will be testing in the southeastern US with
trips into the local mountains of Tennessee, Georgia, and North
Carolina. However, most testing would be done in Northeast Alabama
and much of that will be on my bike. Elevations will generally be
less than 4000 ft (1219 m).
Winters in the southeastern US are generally mild, with some short
stints of very cold weather. I generally see some rain while
backpacking, often in the form of sleet and ice in the winter.
This concludes my Initial Report. Please check back in approximately
2 months for my Field Report to see how the Traveler 1 L (33 oz) is
doing. I would also like to thank BackpackGearTest and Sigg for
letting me test this bottle.
- OK, the holidays are over! hooray!
Coy, here we go. nice report, a few small edits. IMHO, you should
reduce the size of the initial picture of the bottle. it does tend to
dominate the screen.
> of aluminum. It is designed to hold a veriety of liquids and is notedit: "a variety of liquids..."
> supposed to impart any taste or leach any aluminum. The "secret"
> reading glasses so I got my daughter to read them off to me.edit: "if there are any errors..."
> Therefore, if their are any errors here it is her fault.
> only be allowed to drink from bottle with a drinking cap. Alwayscomment: is a drinking cap included or is that an accessory that must
> check that the drinking cap is firmly in place.
be purchased separately? you might mention the answer in the report.
> I have already carried the bottle on my bike in my MountainSmith Day,edit: "Day, albeit empty, for the..."
> albeit, empty, for the official weigh in at my local post office.
> how well the "secret" liner keeps the drink form one use formedit: "the drink from one use from affecting..."
> affecting the taste of the next drink. I will carry water, tea,
> coffee and perhaps some fruit juice depending on my mood. I expectcomment: based on my experience with aluminum bottles, the temperature
> to carry coffee on colder hikes or rides and am wondering how long it
> will remain hot due to the fact that the bottle is not insulated.
of your drinks will rapidly change to the air temperature.
that's it! thanks for your good work. fix and upload when ready.