Sigg – Outdoor Cutlery

The SIGGs fold down into a fairly compact size, similar to a Swiss Army Knife, and come with a neat nylon carrying pouch. They look pleasingly well engineered, and the three parts – knife, fork and spoon – fold out and then pull apart for use, and slot together solidly to stow away. At 195g they aren’t lightweight -they’re made from chunky stainless steel, so they feel reassuringly strong when in use.

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Sigg – Viva Water Bottle

There are alternative versions of the bottle top available including the NAT (New Active Top) designed to allow you to drink from the built-in drinking straw without the bottle obscuring your view. This, with the bottle’s shape that is compatible with most bicycle holders, would make it suitable for you wannabe Chris Froome or Bradley Wiggins (sideburns not included). The other is the Three Stage Sports Top which does not require unscrewing and would be more suitable for using in a gym.

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Sigg – Thermo Bottle

The 1L bottle is a tall, thin affair which is quite elegant and sits nicely inside a 25L backpack. It has a cup which it snugly nestles inside, and both the cup and the bottle have a rubber patch on the bottom so they don’t slide off a car dashboard or move around on a boat. SIGG say that the cup can be attached to the top of bottom of the bottle, but on my sample the cup is a little loose to stay securely on the top. It is nice and secure on the bottom though.

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Sigg – Wide Mouth Sport Bottle

And the best bit? – a ‘wide mouth’. My cleaning problem is solved. It has a dual screw top. The larger for filling and therefore supremely easy cleaning. The smaller, ‘sports cap’ screws into that. It also has a lock, easy to open and close with teeth and mouth (when in car for example). Daily rinses and a weekly run through the dishwasher make me very happy.

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Sigg, Kleen Kanteen & Aladdin – Water bottle comparison

Recently I’ve been getting ever-louder disapproving ‘tuts’ from friends, suggesting that water in plastic bottles is a very, very naughty purchase these days and I’m not eco-aware. It must have had a subconscious effect because I realised recently I actually have a growing and very well-used collection of water bottles by the kitchen sink. Here’s a comparison of bottles from SIGG, Kleen Kanteen and Aladdin.

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