UPDATE 4/21/08: Read our story on SIGG's new Oval Flask design reusable bottle on our sister site Sustainable is Good Products.
The bottled water industry is taking a beating but manufacturers of reusable water bottles like Switzerland's Sigg are going strong.
2007 has been a tough year for bottled water manufacturers in the US. Issues of waste and recycling coming under increased scrutiny, mayors banning bottled water in city offices and the disclosure from Pepsi that their Aquafina brand is tap water - reusable bottle makers like Sigg are doing well.
In 2005 Sigg launched a US subsidiary based in Stamford, CT. "This brand has tremendous history and for generations has been the must-have water bottle for Europeans," stated Steve Wasik, SIGG USA President. "Americans are now discovering that using a high quality, reusable bottle like SIGG makes great sense – both financially and environmentally."
Never before has it been so practical and fashionable to carry a reusable water bottle. Practical and fashionable pretty much sum up Sigg's approach to the marketplace. Its popular bottles are made from aluminum with a proprietary water-based coating baked on the inside. The outside of Sigg water bottles feature an array of design options and cap choices for consumers. Packaging is minimal to non-existent on the retail end for most Sigg water bottles.
Sigg recently released its Fall 07 collection of bottle designs which include the Big Mountain (8099.90_8052.42) .6 L Lifestyle Bottle (pictured above).
We found the Sigg bottle to be quite durable and exceptionally lightweight.