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Old 08-27-2006, 07:12 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm trying to decide which of these waterbottles to buy, both for myself and my 4 year old son (who can drink fine from a sports bottle top).

I am leaning towards the KK 12oz. for my son, and a 27oz. KK for me. However, the SIGG bottles are so bright and friendly looking for kids. But I wonder about the coating wearing off, or chipping paint on the outside and it looking all yucky very quickly.

Any thoughts or opinions?

Oh! Also, anyone try the Avent sippy-cup top of on a KK yet? I was thinking of getting one to put away for the baby for when she's older.

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We have SIGG's and yes while they ding up my girls simply adore them using them every day.

They don't ding up to badly, my dh suffered a sever blow and just a fleck of paint came off. My dd's have dropped theirs numerous times and no paint damage, just a dings.

I am considering get a sippy KK for my youngest but I dont care for those type of sippy tops.

KK you can freeze a bit of water in

I am considering get myself a KK just for the freezing fact.
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KK is stainless steel and Sigg is aluminum. Although they claim safety I would go with stainless as opposed to aluminum, IMO.
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I got dd her first SIGG last spring. It still looks great. I do keep a koosie cover (made for a can drink) to help keep it cold and limit the amount of condensation on the side. They do sell "real" covers for SIGG. I personally hate drinking out of a metal container. dd has a new SIGG coming soon in the mail. Her old one is .3L and she always drinks the entire thing and wants more on our outings.

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The SIGGS are cute, but ours are all dinged up. I don't question the safety, but they are sort of getting yucky looking. I love that KK now has kid sizes. We have both, and the KK hold up really well. They're just not as purty.

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I have a Klean Kanteen and I really like it.
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I've had three SIGG bottles break on me this year- two from being dropped about two feet onto a tile floor, and one started leaking after being left in a warm car. (I knew better than to leave it out to freeze, but it never occurred to me that I needed to worry about it bursting in the summer!) They're waaaay too expensive to need to be babied.
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i was in a co-op group that started a SIGG co-op and after all the orders were in and communication had been ongoing with them....SIGG decided no more co-ops and refused to honor the wholesale deal with the moms there. since then I have been unwillign to try them. :
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I am going with KK. Overall, I have heard better things about them. Plus, I am still concerned about the coating and metal in Siggs

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Thanks everyone. I just ordered the 12oz. KK for my son and a 27oz.KK for me Can't wait to try them out!

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we've got a KK- dh loves it...I want one now, too.
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