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Pure Aluminum Bottles by SIGG

by Justin Thomas •

Sigg BottleIf you are looking for a drink container which has a completely inert lining, you might try SIGG Bottles from Switzerland. These bottles are extruded from a single piece of pure (99.5%) aluminum. They are strong, lightweight, and do not contaminate their contents with phthalates, Bisphenol-A or other potential toxins. The liner is a food grade, water-based resin that is sprayed and baked on to the bottle. It has undergone extensive tests in Switzerland and Germany. It contains no petroleum products, and exceeds all associated FDA requirements for food liners. They also make similar bottles for infants and children.

They are available from Amazon for $12-$20 each.

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  1. You have to be crazy to buy an aluminum bottle to drink from, especially from Sigg. Sigg knew for a period of 2 years that their liner was leaching BPA’s and yet they continued to tell consumers that their bottles were BPA free. Shame on you Sigg. Second of all aluminum is toxic, that is why they put a liner in their bottles. Never gamble on a bottle with a liner. You will never know if the liner is intact. Making a bottle out of a toxic material is just plain stupid. If you want a good drinking bottle get a stainless steel bottle. Stainless steel is inert and does not leach anything. I found the best deal anywhere but supplies are limited. go to http://www.greenvirginproducts.com. They are selling a 40 ounce 304 stainless steel wide mouth bottle for only $9.95. They have a 25 ounce for $8.95 and a 12 ounce for only $7.95.

  2. Following up on Jeff’s question, does anyone know the Chinese company that makes these extruded aluminum bottles?

  3. The Chinese have imitated even the latest Sigg bottles, resinous lining and all. (Everything but the price, that is.)

    The Sigg bottles are apparently no longer produced for carrying fuels ( I have some of the old ones that were–no lining except for anodizing.) Even their instructions sheets recommend against it. MSR still makes similar fuels bottles, though.

  4. The MSR bottles do not have the inner lining like the Sigg bottles. They are fuel bottles meant for fuel.Ther is only one Swiss made original and that is the Sigg. All others are made in China and do not have the inner lining. That is why you will see cheap imitations. Don’t be fooled!!
    Kirk Owner – Swissbottle.com Your full line Sigg dealer and Outdoor Adventure Products.

  5. YYY,

    See the article — “The liner is a food grade, water-based resin that is sprayed and baked on to the bottle.” It doesn’t leach aluminium.

  6. These bottles look remarkably like MSR bottles you can buy at REI.

    Right down to extruded aluminum composition.

    They’ve been used for years as fuel containers for backpacking stoves.

    Never thought to drink from one though.

    Much cheaper too.
    33 oz for 12$

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