Friday, October 29, 2010

Sigg Water Bottle/CafePress Review

Is there an area of your training that you know you’re totally lacking in?  For me it’s drinking enough water (and swimming, but that’s a whole ‘nuther post!)  There are days when I’ll go to bed wondering if I had a single glass all day.  Fail!  Every January 1st, I promise myself I’m going to drink more water this year and I devise some strategy to make myself drink.  I’ve had mixed success, but I figure anything that gets me hydrated is worth it.  So when the very nice people at CafePress.com asked me to review their Sigg water bottle, the first thing I thought was, “AHA!  Maybe this is the trick I’ve been looking for!”

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Made of durable aluminum, it’s got a great finger-ring top so you can hold it even when your hands are full of other stuff.

CafePress offers two sizes:  .6 L (~18 oz.) and 1 L (~33 oz.)

You can choose from thousands of their designs – they have awesome ones for runners and triathletes! – or you can make your own.

I ended up choosing a gender-neutral design because I know darn well The Hubs and the kiddos will be begging to use this bottle, too.

I put this Sigg bottle through some rigorous testing and it passed with flying colors:

  • The Cute Test – Check!
  • The Sniff Test (because I’m not drinking out of it if it smells metallic or yucky) – Check!
  • The Taste Test (see above, no metallic water for me please) – Check!
  • The Will-I-Actually-Drink-From-It Test – Check!  Yay!  Having the Sigg bottle next to me kept me drinking all day long.

Sigg Bottle 012I’m embarrassed to tell you how many of this type of picture I took to get one that looked even remotely “normal.”  Clearly, drinking and taking a selfie is outside my skill set.

Even before they sent me this water bottle, I was a fan of CafePress.  The Hubs and I have been shopping there for a few years now, and every year we make each other a special ceramic Christmas ornament.  Last year the kids both got one, too.  I’m so impressed by the quality of the printing and they seem to ship very quickly.  I was excited to see that they’ve added holiday photo cards this year – I’ve ordered from other online card places and have been disappointed.  The 20% off plus FREE shipping they’re offering is pretty sweet, too!

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Don’t forget, I’m giving away a CafePress.com Beach Tote Bag as one of the prizes in my virtual race!

13 comments:

Patrick Mahoney said...

Sigg bottles are super cool. The Cafe Press custom bottle embellishment thing is sweet too.

kizzy said...

Great review..this is very cool.

--kizzy five fingers

DRog said...

The sniff test! haha

RockStarTri said...

My big test is if the top is wide enough to fit ice cubes. Inquiring minds want to know......

ajh said...

LIke the Christmas ornaments. That is exactly the kind of thing I like to do. I may need to look into this.

Lisa said...

I'm definitely a fan of SIGG water bottles, although I do wish they could be washed in the dishwasher! ;) Sounds like I have to go check out cafepress!

Chris K said...

Cafe Press is cool. For something similar only for clothing try Threadless.com. They limit the designs to make sure it's "limited".

Aimee said...

Nice review! I liked your "tests"..ha ha! I have seen lots of great reviews about that bottle and I think I may have to break down and get one!

Julie said...

I am like you...I need to drink more water too! Thanks for the review and pictures:) I had to smile at your little tests. I would of done the same thing. I think after they see this review of yours you could be their model girl:) Take care and have a Happy Halloween!

Tortuga_Runner said...

Love the sniff test. Some plastic top get a moldy smell no matter how often you wash. I'll consider switching to metal. Thank, I'm not exactly a hydration queen either so maybe a new bottle will help keep me motivated.

LMC said...

Aluminum bottles are the way to go. I love them, have one at work and one at home. Totally agree with you about the smell too. I absolutely love the XMAS ornaments, great idea! Thanks for the review and for undertaking the challenge of the self shot.:)

Anne said...

Love those personalized bottles :)

Caratunk Girl said...

Those are awesome bottles!~