Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Carry my water

In keeping with my "step down from soda" plan, I'm just about ready to ditch my flavored waters in favor of straight aqua. And that means I'm ready to say goodbye to evil bottled water with its enormous price markup and nefarious waste of petroleum and landfill clutter.

Part of the joy of making a lifestyle change is shopping for the accessories. Following a lead from Cool Tools, I'm considering a Sigg aluminum water bottle instead of the plastic kind you can pick up at your local big-box. Pros: no toxins leaching from the plastic, stylish, able to hold juices and carbonated drinks as well. Cons: well, it's pricey for a water bottle, but not so much for a positive life alteration.

Before I buy, I thought I'd solicit suggestions from you, the UTC reader. Do you carry a water bottle? What lessons do you have for me, and what products and practices would you suggest?

7 comments:

Eric Grubbs said...

I am a fan of filtered water and do not carry a water bottle. I don't like the taste of water in a water bottle.

Eric B. said...

Here in Boulder lots of people carry water bottles with them (it's a really dry environment); particularly those brightly colored plastic Nalgene bottles that have gotten so much press for possible carcinogenic ingredients. I do take a plastic bike bottle on my bike rides and occasionally to the gym. I never drink water from the bottle that has been left sitting there for more than a few hours. At work however, I reuse a glass Nantucket Nectars bottle for my water needs.

Jeremy said...

How strange, I just ran across SIGG water bottles for the first time the other day! This must be one of those coincidences that Snook was talking about...

If it were me, I would get one - if only because they last a really long time, so you won't need to buy another one any time soon.

Cheers,
Jeremy

Jenn said...

I carry water almost everywhere--I start having issues if I don't stay properly hydrated. I use the plastic bottle, but if you're looking to get a good one, the SIGG is the way to go. You can carry it around--and it'll probably last a long time, since it's metal. And it'll probably encourage you to drink more water! Good move on ditching plastic bottles--they pretty much suck (I have a rant worked up about them, which I'll probably post soon).

Adam Villani said...

I drink tea throughout the day from a coffee cup. I get the water from one of those big 5-gallon water bottles at work.

Justin Ray said...

I suggest an Honors College coffeecup and the staff lounge tap. *shrugs*

doafy said...

My husband has one of those aluminum bottles, and he takes it to work every day. One upside is that since it's opaque, he can have his coffee on the floor, but it actually looks like water!