Depending on where you live the water that comes out of your tap ranges from delicious and drinkable to pukeworthy. Even when it’s good, you are faced with the task of carrying it from that tap to wherever you intend to drink it. At least I was, and it bugged me all the time. I tried several things including buying cases of small water bottles from the store and a refillable bicycle style water bottle. The store bought stuff sucked because I knew how much trash I was creating, and the plastic bicycle ones get gross quick. I made the mistake of touching the inside of one after using it for about 2 weeks and I could never drink it again without thinking about that slime.
I kept hearing about these metal bottles by SIGG after finally seeing them for sale at Whole Foods I gave in and bought one. I’d be lying if I said that the fact that they had this slick flat black one didn’t help saw me as most of the ones I’d seen before that were all brightly colored with different artwork all over them. There are lots of colors and sizes available so if you are into the colors and artwork or want something a little smaller then you are still set. It’s weird, but water actually tastes better after being in it and I find myself filling and drinking out of it at home far more often then I used to with glasses. And for being out and about (or even traveling) it’s bad ass. Since it’s metal it’s durable as hell, and the clipable lid makes it a snap to carry around. It’s slightly larger than the bicycle bottles I was used to before, but that’s not really an issue. I think I paid about $25 for mine and easily saved in about a month that by not buying water throughout the day like I used it. Highly highly recommended.