I've been a Nalgene fan since way back. We've ditched the polycarbonates and only have the "safe" UVPE #2 white ones now. No complaints. Siggs and KKs are getting big attention now and I'm wondering if it's worth switching/adding some new bottles to the collection.
Place of manufacture:
- Sigg: Switzerland
- Nalgene: USA
- KK: China
- Sigg: aluminum with "safe" water-based liner
- Nalgene: "safe" #2 plastic
- KK: stainless steel (may have nickel content also)
-Sigg: lots of prints, super cute
- Nalgene: utilitarian white plastic with blue lid
- KK: industrial steel with dorky logo
Ease of use:
- Sigg: several styles of tops (screw-in or flip open), lightweight
- Nalgene: only screw-on tops but wide and narrow mouth both available, lightweight
- KK: several styles of tops including Avent style sippy spout, top-heavy
- Sigg: about $20 for 1L
- Nalgene: about $8 for 1L
- KK: About $20 for 1L
- Sigg: screw lids are totally detachable (pro: not in the way; con: could get lost), screw lids have loop for attaching to bags, etc.; available in many sizes
- Nalgene: lids are attached with loop (pro: can't lose it or change it; con: can get in the way; attachable to bags, etc.; lids can double as tiny cup for toddlers (with help!); available in 2 sizes
- KK: lids are detachable (see Sigg); available in 2 sizes
I'm going to try a Sigg but can anyone give me compelling reasons to ditch my "safe" Nalgenes?
Feel free to add to my comparison list, too!