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I have Klean Kanteens but would only ever buy Siggs again. KK is made in China.
 

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Klean Kanteen is made with stainless steel. Sigg is made with aluminum and resin. I choose Klean Kanteen.
 

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and KK has a no spill sippy top which we need.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Klean Kanteen is made with stainless steel. Sigg is made with aluminum and resin. I choose Klean Kanteen.</div>
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Sigg is aluminum with a <i>water-based</i> interior coating. Not resin.<br><br>
The are made in Germany and Switzerland. Love my Siggs.
 

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I love my Siggs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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The president of Sigg says it's resin <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=7567047&postcount=10" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...7&postcount=10</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I love my Siggs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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From that linked thread"<br>
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I have been extremely happy with our super fun looking and safe SIGGS.
 

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Tossed all of our Siggs and switched to KK's because the "protective lining" doesn't work when it's scratcched off, which is what happens when you use the bottle over time. The aluminum becomes exposed around the rim of the bottle where you put your mouth. Plus, anytime the bottle is dropped you it creates a dent and wrinkles the coating on the inside, allowing the aluminum to leach out.
 

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hm.. I didn't realize it was made in China..bummer. But other than that, I'm very happy with KK.
 

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We only have KK (but I have never even tried a sigg) I go them for the sports tops and now the sippy lids for the kids, and I have a couple of big (40oz) ones. The only thing I don't like is that the big one does not fit in my cupholder in my car <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I like the shape of the SIGG lip better than the KK. I find it more comfortable to drink from. Plus I love the fun patterns.<br><br>
Would it be possible to turn this thread into a sticky since this question does come up from time to time?
 

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When we were living in Germany, we had a neighbor working for Sigg and he said that the liner wasn't a resin. I asked what it was and he said it's a new water-based technology. Maybe the language differences make the definition of "resin" questionable? I thought resins were organic polymers.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Plus, anytime the bottle is dropped you it creates a dent and wrinkles the coating on the inside, allowing the aluminum to leach out.</div>
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<span style="color:#0000FF;">According to mysigg.com, denting does not compromise the integrity of the inner lining.</span><br><br><b>I have heard stories about the safety of aluminum. Should I be concerned about drinking from an aluminum SIGG bottle?</b><br><br><i>No, not at all. SIGG bottles have been thoroughly tested both in Europe and in the USA to ensure 0.0% leaching – so absolutely no migration of either the liner or the container into the beverage. Having been in this business for nearly 100 years, you can trust SIGG Switzerland to produce products of the highest quality and safety standards in the world.<br><br>
"According to the results of our evaluation, use of a SIGG bottle does not add to the beverage any particles and/or components which are harmful to human health."<br><br>
– Dr. Ulrich Nehring, European Institute Nehring<br><br>
When it comes to safety concerns, most people today are more concerned about plastics. Check out the article here from Fitness Plus.<br><br><b>Can dents in the bottle damage the SIGG bottle's inner coating?</b><br><br>
No, the SIGG inner coating is highly elastic. Dents cannot crack or chip the internal lining and the SIGG bottle remains perfectly usable. In fact, many hikers and climbers consider the dents in their SIGG to be badges of honor, illustrating their toughness as well as the bottle's. See 20 year old "trophy SIGG" above.</i><br><br><a href="http://www.mysigg.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=5" target="_blank">http://www.mysigg.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=5</a>
 

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I find that water tastes metalic in the SIG bottles for some reason. Might be my oversenstive preggo self, but I can't use it at all lately. My kids like the KK<br>
because the larger opening means they can add ice directly to the bottle.
 

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I don't think stores carry them. <a href="http://www.reusablebags.com" target="_blank">www.reusablebags.com</a> has a bunch.
 
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