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A great alternative to Sigg or Klean Kanteen!

  • Aug 19, 2009
In the world of reusable water bottles most are familiar with big names like Sigg and Kleen Kanteen. But there are many companies out there that offer similar, if not identical, alternatives that will not break the bank. New Wave Enviro has quite a few products on the market and thanks to their generosity I gave the 1 liter stainless steel water bottle a test drive.

First, I'll emphasize that in my opinion, stainless steel is better for your health than aluminum. Aluminum bottles often have a plastic lining, and if they don't you are getting extra exposure to aluminum that is already present in our bodies above safe levels due to contamination in the environment and vaccines. There is actually a hypothesis that accumulated aluminum in the brain might cause Alzheimer's. Stainless steel gives you peace of mind and looks great. Plus if you have heard the recent news - Sigg admitted to BPA in their bottle lining, one more reason to get stainless. So on to the bottle!

VALUE: This bottle is comparable to the Kleen Kanteen, but it will only cost you about $13 for this size. Really a great deal if you don't want to spend too much on a water bottle but still want an alternative to plastic.

DURABILITY: Stainless steel is not as easily dented as aluminum. It is made of #304 food grade stainless steel, so it is quite light for a bottle this size but at the same time considerably durable. If you drop it on asphalt or concrete of course it might dent (I haven't tried ;)

QUALITY: The bottle itself is great quality and appears to be very well made. The design of the cap is great because the piece you put in your mouth has a cover so it doesn't get dirty, but It is really hard to open the sport cap. It is easier for me to just unscrew the entire cap and drink right out of the bottle. At the same time that is a positive thing because there are no leaks! If you've used sport cap before you'll know that is important. The cap does have a rubber sealer so that the water does not leak out the bottom of the cap also.

DESIGN: What I like about this bottle is that despite being a large 1 liter, it still fits into standard cup holders. At least it does in our Honda Accord and the Kolcraft Contours stroller. It comes in three colors and you can choose either a sport cap or stainless steel loop cap if you want no plastic touching your liquids at all (it is sold separately). There is also the option of an insulated tote that comes in various colors. Note that this bottle will not fit in a bike water bottle cage, for that purpose you should check out their 12 oz and .6 Liter bottles.

Many Eco-conscious consumers are concerned about the taste of the water when using aluminum or stainless steel. I have found this to be a non-issue with New Wave Enviro. I did not notice any metallic taste, neither did my husband. It was actually a very pleasant contrast to the typical taste of water from a plastic bottle, especially if left in the car and slightly warm. The weather was in the upper 80s this weekend on our trip to the Berkshires and this bottle actually kept the water cool with no ice. Not cold but cool enough to be refreshing and thirst quenching in the heat despite not being insulated (I did not have the optional tote).

EcoMama Green Factor: +5   If you are at all health conscious and concerned about the environment, ditch your plastic bottle(s) and give this one a try! This company was green before it went mainstream.
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August 24, 2009
OK, you were right. This is a review to be proud of. I think I might get me one of these things. I have a water bubbler thing in my house. I think the big water-cooler bottles are made of the plastic that doesn't leech into the water. I'm sure you'll tell me if I'm wrong! If I get me one of these things, I can continue to fill the water jugs for 25 cents/gallon and just fill this puppy up and never have to buy a bottle again. It's way easier to make me green when I'm saving my wallet-green at the same time! ;)
August 24, 2009
Ok, I'll give you a tip. Check to see if your water-cooler jug is a #2,4, or 5 plastic. If it is then you are fine, #5 being the most stable plastic out of those. Then just use a stainless steel bottle to have it with you on the go. I have the Nikken Aqua Pour which I love, and I am pretty sure the plastic container on that is safe. I like it because it filters out most contaminants, which you have no guarantee for in bottled water jugs. Plus it is has independent WQA (Water Quality Association) certification. I might try more reusable stainless steel bottles in the future so watch for more reviews!
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Quick Tip by . September 08, 2009
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Love the bottle, courageously withstood a fall on our tile floor today, I think the tile is more likely to dent than the bottle!
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  • 1 liter stainless steel bottle
  • Rugged, reliable and virtually indestructible
  • Stainless steel - cools quickly, sanitary material for safely transporting any beverage
  • Insulated bottle tote available for 1 liter bottles
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