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post #21 of 44
DD has used the top her sigg came with since she was 7 mos. I did remove the cap thing though.
post #22 of 44

Leak in lunchbox?

Don't know if anyone is still reading this thread, but I am desperately seeking a water bottle for my daughter's lunch box. I need it to be leak-proof, but easy to get the cap open. Our current water bottle drips when on it's side. Can anyone tell me if they've used the Sigg or Kleen Kanteen in a lunchbox?

Thanks!
post #23 of 44
We just found this site.

http://www.thesafesippy.com

I guess they are new and not on the market yet, but will have them available at the end of this month.

We will be ordering 2 to check them out as soon as they are available, or even better available at a store near by! We will see....

I will report back when we get them!

Not sure about leaking on it's side for the lunch box, but will let you know.
post #24 of 44

I bought the kid's top for my Sigg

I don't like the Sigg Active Bottle Top on my 0.6L Sigg because you have to press down on the top and if you wear lipstick or lip gloss then the top gets smeared and so does your mouth if you aren't especially careful ime.

I bought a Kids Bottle Top for my bottle. You just twist and it's like a typical plastic water bottle. SwissKnifeShop.com had a top plus cap for $3.99 PPD.

My 3 youngest have 0.3L size Siggs and my oldest ds has a 0.6L like me. We got my DH a 0.75 size Sigg.

I bought all our bottles locally at Whole Foods.

So far none of the paint has chipped. We mostly use it for water but we've had soda and juice in them with no weird smells. I bought the brush set to clean them with a drop of Seventh Generation dish liquid and warm water in my kitchen sink.

My only complaint is that here in FL cold water is appreciated in our heat. The bottle gets almost too cold to hold when you add ice. I don't feel this way about plastic water bottles. The metal makes it seem colder. I feel like I could get frostbite!
post #25 of 44

I've had Siggs laying sideways in my backpack

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Originally Posted by nursing2mom View Post
Can anyone tell me if they've used the Sigg or Kleen Kanteen in a lunchbox?
that I use as a purse with no leaks.
post #26 of 44
I finally did it! I bought 2 Sigg kid bottles (.4 liter) and they don't leak so far! They are a bit of a challenge for my 4 and 6 yr olds to open-- there's a cap that's easy enough, but then a twisty spout that's challenging to twist. Other than that, I'm very pleased. I got them through Amazon with free shipping (just this particular red style had it) for $17.99 each. They do get cold, though. I'll have to get the cover for them, I think. Thanks for all the great info, ladies!
post #27 of 44

To the woman collecting SIGGs...

[QUOTE=velochic;7958513]I actually collect Siggs. I have a lot - from .6 ltr. to 1 ltr., and I have some knock-offs they sell in places like Woolworth's in Europe and Wal-Mart here. Some of my authentics I don't use at all because, like I said, they're part of my collection, but I always have my Sigg next to me for frequent sips of water all day long. I literally go nowhere (even in the house) without my water. I love them!! I also like the insulating sleeves for them. Dd carries one of hers around, too. She has two .3 ltr. and three .6 ltr. Her current favorite is one with horses on it. : She also has Felix, Benjamin Blümchen, Die Maus, and one with flowers. It's a great way to get kids to drink lots of water. She loves them, especially with the sports top. She used one as a sippy to learn how to drink from a sippy cup (you can get them with handles).



Dear Velochic,

This collection is REALLY bad for the environment....worse than using plastic. The point in SIGG or Klean Kanteen bottles is that you only need one and you can reuse it, thus cutting back on our huge amount of plastic waste. BUT both aluminum and steel need to be mined and this puts a strain on the environment as well. SO if you have a huge collection of them it's extremely bad for the environment. I would suggest you wrap up some of those SIGGs and give them to friends and family that are still using plastic. Keep only one for yourself (or a couple in different sizes if absolutely necessary).
A great video for those interested in doing their part to help the environment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucMJ3...eature=related

enjoy!
Dana
post #28 of 44
I am not a collecting type of a person but if she is not getting rid of them I dont see why it would be so bad. And I do like having more than one (we have two bottles each) in case they are being washed etc... I dont find it a problem whatsoever.
post #29 of 44

does it fit?

Does anyone know if the Klean Kanteen Sippy Adapter and spout would fit the sigg bottles? I am looking for water bottles for my kids and having a hard time making the best decision
post #30 of 44
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Originally Posted by lovingmom2 View Post
Does anyone know if the Klean Kanteen Sippy Adapter and spout would fit the sigg bottles? I am looking for water bottles for my kids and having a hard time making the best decision
No, I do not think so. The SIGG bottle tops are much smaller an opening than the KK tops.. I no longer have my SIGGs so I can't measure the actual opening, but they are not as wide as KKs.. one of the reasons I didn't like the SIGGs at all..
post #31 of 44
My son has had his sigg since he was six months old and its still doing great. I bought him 3 KK for his Easter Basket and they're rusting!! I'm horrified. I won't be buying them again. No problems with his sggs that are 1.5 years old but a 3 month old KK....grrr..
post #32 of 44
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Originally Posted by *Aimee* View Post
My son has had his sigg since he was six months old and its still doing great. I bought him 3 KK for his Easter Basket and they're rusting!! I'm horrified. I won't be buying them again. No problems with his sggs that are 1.5 years old but a 3 month old KK....grrr..


I read online that KleenKanteen has a recall on the bottles which developed rust on the bottom.

It said
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This is not a problem which usually occurs with their bottles, it just happened with a defective batch.
Did you call and report the problem?
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by lovingmom2 View Post
Does anyone know if the Klean Kanteen Sippy Adapter and spout would fit the sigg bottles? I am looking for water bottles for my kids and having a hard time making the best decision
No. We have mostly Siggs but one KK sippy with the adapter. It definitely won't fit on the Sigg.
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by Ilovelife View Post
Interesting. I thought if it was high grade a magnet would be attracted to it. My magnets don't stick to my KK. :
My understanding was just the opposite. Magnets will stick to cheap SS because of the higher ferrous (iron) content. That's why chean "stainless steel" grills will rust. Also why I can't put magnets on my SS fridge.
post #35 of 44
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My understanding was just the opposite. Magnets will stick to cheap SS because of the higher ferrous (iron) content. That's why chean "stainless steel" grills will rust. Also why I can't put magnets on my SS fridge.
This is what I read about SS too and why SS fridges won't take a magnet.. ideally you don't want magnets attracted to your SS as it indicates higher quality SS..

If you google magnet and stainless steel it should come up. I did it just recently when we were researching a SS fridge
post #36 of 44
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Originally Posted by chantald View Post
I read online that KleenKanteen has a recall on the bottles which developed rust on the bottom.

It said


Did you call and report the problem?
Thank you. This rust was not on the bottom. I emailed reusable bags where i bought it and they said I could return it only if I had the original purchase order. Well, I don't so I'm SOL.
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by *Aimee* View Post
Thank you. This rust was not on the bottom. I emailed reusable bags where i bought it and they said I could return it only if I had the original purchase order. Well, I don't so I'm SOL.
That stinks... maybe an email to Klean Kanteen themselves would get your something..

I hate it when you pay good $ for something that breaks right away.. no matter what it is, it sure is annoying..
post #38 of 44

Sigg Bottles Lining - Are the facts clear?

Those considering Sigg bottles, especially for children, might be interested in reading this and making their own evaluation:

http://www.freemarketorganics.com/coabsi.html

It's one of many web pages on the topic of Sigg bottles, epoxy linking, and BPA.
post #39 of 44
Wow. Just read the info from your link. I get so frustrated that we have to dig so much for information! I'd always read/heard that Sigg bottles were extremely safe. While it seems they are still far above the standard plastic water bottles, there is now doubt in my mind. Does anyone else get exhausted from having to doubt all studies or published information? Thanks for posting! I'll have to process the info more to decide which direction I'm going. I sure have loved the Sigg bottles I bought for my kids.
post #40 of 44
I see that this is an old thread but I will add my opinion anyway

1. I disagree with the poster above who claims that each person only needs 1. I like to have 2-3 for myself and at least 2 for my kids. Right now we each only have one, but its clearly not enough, especially during the summer.

2. Sigg vs Klean Kanteen - we have had both. AFter a few months my kids refused to drink out of the Sigg because of a funny taste (I checked and it did taste funny). They adore the klean kanteens. We all have sport tops and they are perfect. I like that the opening is wide enough to put ice down without an issue and drink from without an issue.
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