Sigg Saltire 0.6L Bottle Review

Is this the most pointless review I’ve ever done due to the general familiarity with the object? Actually no, there was some relearning done with this gallus wee thing.

I left Sigg behind years ago because they were initially slow to address the public concerns regarding BPA and the like and the wholesale industry change to safer plastics used in our drinks containers.
This is why you see a lot of Tritan and “BPA free” and stainless steel around although this has actually quickly become just another lifestyle spending opportunity with no thought given to health or sustainability. I mean one bottle really could do you for life but it’s all about new colours to match your latest gym outfit.
I also liked the wide mouthed bottles I was reviewing, still do, easy to fill from burns, pack with snow etc and the Siggs went to the back of the cupboard. But…

Fast forward from then or rewind from here and I was handed this 600ml Sigg a year ago. Sigg has long since addressed the lining in their bottles and they’re as safe as any other current alternative and I was happy to fill it up and take it out to play.

It’s joyfully light at 104g of aluminium body and plastic cap and a good size in the hand. The narrow opening is actually a joy to drink from, there’s less spills when I take a quick slug on the move, how did I not spot that before? Aw man.
The cap has that finger loop which is easier to grab that the looped caps on the wider mouthed bottles because there’s just less plastic (oh wait, that’s a good thing in general isn’t it?) and even a lightly gloved finger is whisking the Sigg from a pack pocket easy peasy.

The finish is excellent and hard wearing with barely a mark on it after a lot of use. The white cap is taking a bit of dye from my constant Robinsons diluting juice filling but both it and the bottle are resisting the scent of orange and lemon despite my near daily attempts to permanently tarnish them.

It’s been a wee bit of a revelation how different using a again Sigg has been and this 600ml is my go to bottle now.
Of course, this special edition design might have opened the door for me but the simple practicality of the thing has kept it wedged open.

Highly recommended to try out for lapsed Sigg users like me, the 600ml size is much easier to manage for on the move use than the classic now monster looking 1liter and it weighs practically nothing.

The saltire design is a special edition available from retailers up around my part of the world.

2 thoughts on “Sigg Saltire 0.6L Bottle Review”

  1. I had a Sigg in the 90’s and it was trodden on by a “friend” in the Saas Grund campsite when on a trip to the Alps. This caused a drop in volume by around 30% due to the large dent. When I got home I thought I could knock the dent out by filling with water and leaving the Sigg in the freezer overnight.
    Unfortunately, when the water froze, rather than knock the dent out it ruptured the top off the bottle leaving blue flecks of paint all over the freezer contents! So Sigg thrown away.
    I wonder how strong the current Sigg is? Do you think the Aluminium is at least the same thickness as they used to be or have they got thinner to save weight?

    1. Ha. I’ve got a few with dents, but not quite as mangled as that :)

      I had a wee feel to compare the old and the current wall thickness and swapping them between both hands etc in a very unscientific way they don’t feel particularly different. What I did notice is a very different feel to the lining, they have definitely changed it since the old days, which is kinda reassuring.

      Thinking about it, I think the wall thickness is probably a manufacturing process thing more that anything, there’ll be a sweet spot in aluminium sheet gauge for molding the bottle without too much material waste from rejects.

      I shall ask!

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