Go to outdoor sporting events and you will see Sigg bottles attached to many.
Invented in Switzerland in 1908, the extraordinarily light Sigg was rated by Backpacker magazine as the world’s toughest water bottle and it is so classic looking that it’s in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
Made of aluminum, it imparts no taste or scent to water or even acidic juices. The Sigg Web site offers 144 designs by more than 30 independent artists and the bodies and lids are interchangeable and can hook to your belt, chair, backpack or bike. (Or in Cait’s case, her adult tricycle.)
Sigg claims that many of its bottles in Europe are still being used 10-20 years after purchase. If that’s true, and the idea catches on in North America, it could help reduce the number of plastic bottles now filling our waste dumps.
Eds. Note: Aluminum requires a lot of energy to manufacture so we’re not so sure Sigg is as Green as it portrays itself to be on its Web site. But, in our opinion, it surely must be Greener to own one aluminum bottle and use it for years rather than routinely buying and tossing plastic bottles.