Got a SIGG Bottle? Trade It In Before October 31st!
(Photo) On the left, my new OtterBottle. On the right, my disgraced SIGG.
If you've got a SIGG water bottle you may have noticed the recent fracas about BPA leaching from the bottle's liner. BPA stands for Bisphenol A. In some U.S. studies it's been linked with early-onset puberty, prostate and breast cancers, as well as infertility in animals. Ick.
I have a SIGG bottle with the old liner, so I'm taking advantage of their mostly free (you pay to ship your existing bottle back to SIGG) exchange program. SIGG's new bottles have polyester liners. Nothing wrong with polyester. So far anyway.
Until I can taste-drive my new SIGG bottle, I've switched to a different product that I LOVE. I'm using a liner-free stainless steel bottle. The water tastes sweet and delicious, even after a day or two in the stainless steel chamber. Disclosure: A few months ago (before the SIGG crisis) OtterBottle's publicist sent me a complimentary sample of the .75-litre OtterBottle. That's how I found out about them.
My OtterBottle was invented and manufactured by a Canadian woman, Shannon Andrukow, an activist and environmentalist who couldn't find a decent BPA-free bottle a few years ago.
So she created her own company OtterBottle Inc. to introduce a portable water container that was pure, healthy and cool. (The name was inspired by the otter, a bright, elegant little water animal.)
I now carry my Otterbottle on all of my car trips, plane trips, trips to the barn and any time I'm building stuff in my workshop. Because the water tastes so sweet and not plastic-y, it encourages me to drink more water. (Normally I avoid water.)
Also, the OtterBottle's compact size and shape is a great fit for me. The SIGG bottle is a bit big for my purse and the circumference is slightly larger than comfortable for smaller hands.
Just saying; If you want to carry fresh water with you, why not do it safely, stylishly and Canadian-ly?