SIGG have a new design out for the drinking caps on the environmentally conscious and durable, eco-bottles. The new Active Top is a soft-spout, similar to a straw which is innovative in appearance and functionality, and can be used with water, juice or carbonated drinks.
The Active Top twists to open and close, but on the way from close to open it passes through the 'air' setting which is perfect if the bottle contains a carbonated drink which needs to let out the excessive 'fizz' before being able to drink from it.
The drinking spout on a SIGG bottle is usually quite a hard plastic and requires the bottle to be tipped for gravity to do its stuff and ensure drinking is possible. On the new Active Top, tipping isn't necessary; there is a soft straw inside the bottle and the spout which is drunk from is a soft rubber with a split-valve opening which is activated when pressed between the teeth and the drink is sucked up. The fact it's leak-proof is perfect for little ones, until the drink is sucked up through the spout, it's not going anywhere.
I showed the bottle to Mr. TBaM and I saw his shoulders sink slightly. Initially I wondered what the problem was; it's a fabulous design and far more intuitive for The Boy. Then I saw him inadvertently glance sideways at the SIGG bottle brush and realised that his issue lay in the washing-up of the lid because there are four small and fiddly parts to the new Active Top. I made his day when I pointed out that the lid (unlike the aluminium bottles) is able to go in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. (I should probably point out that I don't do the dishes, I told him that before I married him 11 years ago and I've stuck to my guns). SIGG bottles should be washed out by hand, and every three months they should be cleaned out using the special 'bottle clean' tablets.
The Boy was sent the new Dino Glow (in the dark) SIGG bottle with an Active top (RRP £16.99). It takes 400ml of fluid (it's recommened to put less in if the drink is carbonated) and is the perfect size for a trip out.
The Boy loves his SIGG bottles, and they keep him refreshed, but there have been times when I've worried about his little teeth against the hard plastic edge. This new rubber drinking spout on the Active Top is soft and far kinder for him to drink from. And of course, it is 100% BPA-Free which is reassuring.
SIGG have very kindly offered one of the Dino Glow bottles to one of our readers.
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