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the coupon code is still working for reusablebags.com but they are seriously out of stock on LOTS of things. I ended up ordering for the kids from there, and I got one from amazon.com for myself.

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just used the code myself. They finally had the KK sippys back in stock. would have purchased more more they dont have much to purchase.
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Walgreens sells a SS bottle for $2.50. 750ml Why not buy that?

If they are the same ones that Walmart had, it's because they aren't as durable. I got one for DF while I waited to be able to afford a KK, (looks like it'll be a Father's day gift) and in three weeks it's gotten visibly beat up and tilts to the side now.

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Ohhh, off to shop I told dh yesterday that I wanted to take some of our tax $$ and FINALLY invest in ss bottles for the whole family. Yay!

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If they are the same ones that Walmart had, it's because they aren't as durable. I got one for DF while I waited to be able to afford a KK, (looks like it'll be a Father's day gift) and in three weeks it's gotten visibly beat up and tilts to the side now.
I honestly haven't found the KK to be all that durable. I probably tend to be a little rougher on my water bottles than average, but just a LITTLE rougher. I dropped it once on some metal grated steps, and it's now dented and barely stands up (it's kinda like a weeble-wobble). Maybe Siggs are better, but they look to me to be about the same to me.

I like the idea of a stainless steel water bottle, but I just haven't found one I'm happy with, durability-wise.

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So far I'm loving my KK. It just arrived last weekend. I got the carry strap for it, since i know we'll be going to Vegas this summer. I put it on right away and it works pretty well to keep my hand from freezing when I'm holding it. I was using Rubbermaid bottles before and I wound up having to dump my water at least twice a day if I'd left it sitting because it would start tasting off. I'm not having that issue with the KK, and it's considerably bigger than my RM, so the water sits longer.

I am fairly careful with it though, and have yet to drop it. I carry it in my purse with my tiffin... my boss has asked me several times if my stainless eat-ware is camping equipment.

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Although I have 2 siggs for my kid's water for their lunchboxes (I fill it halfway, freeze it, add water in the morning for a drinkable coldpack which they almost never drink anyway), I'm really not sold on drinking out of stainless steel every day. For my own water when I carry it (which isn't very often) I fill a wide-mouthed mason jar with ice cubes and water, with a plastic screw-on top. I'd rather drink out of glass than metal (or especially plastic) any day.
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Silly question, but do the 1 liter bottles fit in a cup holder? Or should I stick with the .6 liter?
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Our 1L Sigg fits in our car cup holder. We have an Accord, fwiw.
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My 27 ounce KK arrived last week. I have no complaints so far but a question. It's still kinda chilly here now so it's not an issue but once it warms up considering it's stainless steel won't the water inside get really hot? So do you have to buy the insulated sleeve to keep in cold or is there a comparable one as I found them kinda high IMO.
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I have a 32 oz SS bottle from Guyot Designs and I would say even in hot weather, it keeps the water much cooler than a plastic bottle would. If you left it in a hot car for a very extended period of time, it might get warm, but unless it's on a direct heat source, or in full sun, it would not get any warmer than a bottle made of any other substance.

We've had our bottles for a year now and I love mine--I'm tough on it, and even though it's a bit dented and has bowed out on the bottom from being dropped, it still works great for me and looks good. My DH keeps his at work and isn't as tough on his, so his is like new. For us, it was worth the money.

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I just got a sigg for dh for his b-day and we love it. The taste of the water its very refreshing. We tend to be rough on things and this is standing up great.
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Silly question, but do the 1 liter bottles fit in a cup holder? Or should I stick with the .6 liter?
I don't think it would fit in my car cupholder (Acura MDX). I have .6 liter and it just fits perfectly.
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FREEACME will also get you a reusable shopping bag if you spend more than $50.

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Great thread. A question I haven't seen anyone address is this: How hard is it to keep the SIGGs and similar bottles clean? The mouth looks so small.

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Great thread. A question I haven't seen anyone address is this: How hard is it to keep the SIGGs and similar bottles clean? The mouth looks so small.

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I ordered the Sigg bottle brush with my bottles and with those it's really very easy. The small brush is for the top and the large brush is for the bottom.
I haven't tried cleaning them without the bottle brush though.
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Thanks for the link for the Enviro ones, Dogmom! I had Kleen Kanteens in my shopping cart on amazon for the past 2 weeks, but just couldn't bring myself to spend $50 (w/shipping) on them. Enviros were half that.

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because when you fill it with ice and water it sweats so much and is very cold on your hands (like holding an ice cube).

My DH doesn't like his SIGG because you can't squeeze it. He rides his bike to work everyday (16 miles each way) and he doesn' suck the water out of the bottle but rather he squeezes the water into his mouth. You can't do that with a SIGG unfortunately.

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I don't like the sport's cap my bottle came with so I bought a childs cap. I wear lip gloss and I don't like getting it on the cap so I usually remove the cap to drink my water.

I worry about the plastic the caps are made from.

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I bought a bunch of New Wave Enviro bottles that were colored and the colored coating flakes off and gets everywhere! I dont think that is very safe, unless you can get all of the coating off, which I have not been able to do. Grrr, so just a heads up.
and it's from my 11 1/2yo ds hitting the bottom of his bottle on the concrete sidewalk!?! He has Asperger's Syndrome and cannot resist doing this. Amazingly it only has one teeny tiny dent on the side from this rough treatment.

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Anyone have a new coupon code for reusablebags.com ?

I think the other one is expired

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Anyone have a new coupon code for reusablebags.com ?

I think the other one is expired
it should still work......it worked for me yesterday, and it's showing that it doesn't expire until 4-2-09. did you try this one: f70838 ??

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And I bought them all using coupon codes but STILL-.... I do not think they are worth the money I paid for them. I think that the Nalgalene ones you can get for a lot less money are probably just fine. i had to return one sigg becuase the paint chipped off it so bad and we have only had them for a few months... they do look cool but I think they are selling a trendy product. You are paying for trendy... Guess it is like a $30 diaper- sure it is
"good for the environement" but that is hard to justify.
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i am thinking about getting some of these, anyone use them?
http://www.ecowaterbottle.com/
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i am thinking about getting some of these, anyone use them?
http://www.ecowaterbottle.com/
I like the look of those! I wonder if their paint/outer coloring is more durable than Siggs? I prefer the Kleen Kanteen over the Siggs because the Siggs are just not that durable. The paint chips off and they get dings really easily, plus the narrow mouth makes it harder to clean. I think that water tastes much better out of a metal bottle, even if it rolls around my car all week. I had to refresh the water in my plastic bottle at least once a day. I won't go back to plastic, but I probably won't by another Sigg brand either.

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I carry it in my purse with my tiffin... my boss has asked me several times if my stainless eat-ware is camping equipment.
That's dd's lunch too: canvas bag, tiffin, sigg. No plastic in sight. The kids at preschool are used to it by now, but we'll see how it goes in kindergarten.

Sorry for my utter failure at multi-quoting.

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i know the aluminum is coated, on the inside, (sigg) and sigg says if it is dinged the inner coating isn't affected.
What is it coated with?!? I can only assume it's plastic... And if so, does that make a Sigg any safer than a plastic bottle?

Just curious about this. We are about to purchase some new bottles, and I was looking at the KK and Sigg.

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That's dd's lunch too: canvas bag, tiffin, sigg. No plastic in sight. The kids at preschool are used to it by now, but we'll see how it goes in kindergarten.

Sorry for my utter failure at multi-quoting.
WHat's a tiffin? I was at a function today and they were handing out those plastic water bottles. When I told them I didn't use plastic water bottles anymore they looked at me like I was nuts. Those ecobottles are a great price I think I will order some of those for the kids. Wonder if I can find a coup[on code.
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Here's a discount code I arrange for a local group for reuseablebags.com:
Please be aware that the code is only good from 5-7-08 to 5-21-08 and is a one time per person code.
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