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Trusty Travel Companions: Water Bottles for Travellers

SIGG Bottles for Active Lifestyles

It’s no secret that staying hydrated while on the road is one of the biggest challenges travellers face, especially if they’re keen to avoid buying single use plastic bottles everywhere they go. One of the best ways to keep on top of your water is to BYO (ahem, bring your own) and keep it filled whenever you find a potable water source. Whether that’s the tap in your hotel or a waterfall on the trail, a day trip or a multi-week jaunt, to keep moving and exploring, you have to stay hydrated.

Here are our favourite water bottle + adventure combos to get you inspired to get out with your SIGG.

Cheeky waterfall hike

One of the best ways to spend an active afternoon is a stunner of a hike featuring one (or more!) waterfalls. Be sure to take your SIGG with you (we recommend a classic 1.0L traveller)  – it’s the perfect opportunity to fill up along the way. (Just be mindful you don’t fall in!).

Pictured: OriginaLizzie Collaboration – Oak Tree on Classic Traveller White Touch 1.0L

 

Chill beach day

Just because you’re spending your day next to water doesn’t guarantee there will be drinkable water anywhere nearby. Come prepared with a full water bottle (along with your book, hat, and sunscreen, of course!) and ensure you stay sun safe while relaxing on the beach. Pro tip: the SIGG Hot & Cold range are perfect for keeping water cold while out in the sun ally day.

Pictured: 0.5L Hot & Cold Bottle

 

Mutli-day mountain climb

Heading up, up, up? Before you climb, fill up a SIGG (or two!) to keep up your hydration and energy levels as you head for the top. The Hot & Cold 0.75L and 1.0L with a detachable cup are ideal for all season hiking, and perfect excuse to sit down for a cup and enjoy the view. These eco-friendly water bottles are super tough, just like you, so don’t worry about bringing them along for the journey…they can handle a dent or two!

Pictured: 0.75L Photo Credit: @megustorphin from Instagram

 

Weekend winery cycle

Prefer a leisurely cycle through wine country? Well then you’ll definitely need to bring some water along the for the ride! Nothing beats a sunny day trundling between the vines, but in order to keep yourself moving all day, a classic 0.6L traveller water bottle in your bike basket will be clutch. Keep refilling at wineries as you go (and we don’t just mean the water!).

Pictured: Queenie’s Cards Collaboration – Maple Leaf on 0.6L Classic Traveller White

 

Annual work trip 

Any time you travel for work, it’s usually a good idea to be branded to the nines. Show your company pride and get your brand out into the world with branded swag, including your custom branded water bottle. Whether it’s a conference or a retreat, you’ll probably be talking an awful lot and will be grateful you have water on hand to keep you from going hoarse!

Photo Credit: @dosecoffeeco from Instagram

Just-keep-moving winter walk

Just because it’s chilly doesn’t mean it isn’t a beautiful time of year to head outside – you just need to ensure you stay nice and toasty…and that’s where SIGG’s Hot & Cold bottles comes into play. Designed to keep bevvies hot or cold, it’s the perfect all-season companion, and ideal for when you want to warm up on an invigorating winter’s hike.

Photo Credit: @siggswitzerland from Instagram

Beloved weekend jaunt

Packing for a weekend away? Making sure your SIGG fits in your bag should be your top priority. Not getting enough water for a couple of days is enough to throw you off for another few days, so there’s no excuse for making space for a 0.6L classic traveller SIGG water bottle next to your running shoes.

Pictured: Custom 0.6L

Regardless of where you’re going or what you’re doing, your SIGG water bottle should always have a spot on your packing list, so that you can stay adventurous, stay curious, and stay hydrated. Happy travels, SIGG friends!

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2017 SIGG Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is pressing its glittery, bow-covered face up against the window to let you know it’s almost here, but don’t panic: there’s a SIGG for everyone on your list!

For the avid runner:

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A practical, functional running belt for your water bottle that’s also affordable?! You aren’t dreaming: it’s true! Kit out the runner in your life with a Jogging Belt that will keep their SIGG bottle safe while they’re out for their long Sunday run. We promise, they’ll be grateful you care so much about keeping their long runs full of hydration.

Is your giftee more of a walker? Grab the Nordic Walking Belt instead!

For the all-season hiker:

sigg bottles hot and coldKnow someone who likes to get out and hike regardless of the season? Then the Hot & Cold 0.5L bottle is perfect for them. It’ll keep their water cool for those sunny summer hikes, and is the ideal vessel for keeping tea warm for wintery wanders. With a removable filter for fruit or loose-leaf tea and a leak proof seal, it’s the perfect companion for those on the move.

sigg bottlesFor kids on the go:

Whether they’re running around a sports field or designing a new robot, jetting between music and tutoring, juggling swim class, drama, and Girl Guides, a kid’s gotta stay hydrated. Skip the toys they’ll just toss in the corner after a few weeks and give the kids in your life something fun and practical this Christmas. With plenty of fun designs to choose from in our Kids Collection, it shouldn’t be hard to find a bottle to match their interests or personality!

For your favourite art lover:

What do you get for the art connoisseur that has no more space left on their walls? Why not a piece of art that’s beautiful as well as functional? Our SIGG bottles Patrick Hunter collaboration collection has the most stunning feather design and our Christopher Rouleau collaboration collection has a fun, iconic red and white lettered maple leaf design. We’re super proud of these beautifully designed bottles, and we know your favourite art aficionado will be super proud to own one. Be sure to check out the rest of our collaborations for a one of a kind gift!

For the pun-lover:

sigg bottles queenie collaboration

Another of our brilliant SIGG bottles collaborations is a series of eight delightfully punny illustrations by Queenie’s Cards. Inspired by real life and guaranteed to make you smile, these clever and relatable puns-on-bottles are among our most popular waterbottles (it’s not hard to see why!). Whether you’re buying for your “soymate”, someone you want to “avo-cuddle”, or someone who really “beleafs” in reusable bottles, we’re sure our Queenie designed bottles are going to be the “beary” favourite gift they receive this Christmas!

For the office Secret Santa:

Looking for a cool, unique office Secret Santa gift? Go rogue and get them something they’ll actually use! The versatile SIGG Aluminum Box Maxi is perfect for anything: food, trinkets, or treasures. Store it, stack it, or pack it, whatever you choose. Be the new office legend with this practical, stylish, high-quality Secret Santa gift your co-workers will fight over.

Happy Shopping!

sigg bottlesBuying for someone else on your list? There’s a good chance we have something that’ll fit their fancy, from our classic 0.6L bottles to our sleek variety of hot and cold SIGG bottles. Have a peek at our site…and just try not to buy something for yourself while you’re at it!

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Top Clearmount and SIGG North America Trends You Missed at PPAI 2017 Las Vegas

PPAI Expo is one of those promotional product events that you shouldn’t miss, but we can understand if you missed us if you were there. There was a great deal to take in at the convention, what with all the bright neon signs outside and the many amazing suppliers inside. It is too difficult to cover all of the delightful new promotional industry trends, ideas and products that were featured at the show and/or are coming out over the next year in one blog post, but what we can cover off are the trends that Clearmount and SIGG North America featured at the show and the ideas we will be focusing on in 2017.

sigg bottles canada commonsku1. 3-D Printing

3-D printing gives new meaning to, ‘making your logo pop.’ With our new printing techniques we can add texture and actual depth to designs. Our machine lays down the textured ink in layers so that a variety of heights can be reached. Each layer may only be one millimeter or less, but the ability to use layers of textured ink adds so much depth to our bottle designs! A recent design for the commonsku conference inspired our intrepid designers to utilize a different height for each color sigg bottle commonskuof the robot logo in order to mimic the real-life parts of the robot, as well as create a textured barcode.

Whether you want to utilize 3-D printing to make your logo even more eye-catching or want to mimic real-life textures, such as sprinkles on a doughnut, geographical landscapes or the nuts and bolts of a robot, your audience will not be able to keep their eyes or hands off these SIGG bottles.

2. Digital Printing

Our new digital printing technologies enable your personalized corporate awards, appreciation gifts and promotional products a very crisp, clean and polished look. By using CMYK colors, we can print any color imaginable to give your logos and designs a stylish finish, far beyond the old technique of screening. If you want to match PMS colors, we can use PMS color matching to provide you with an even closer match. An additional benefit of digital printing is lower set up charges!

We are not limited to printing only on our bottles or on our Lucite items, we can print on almost any item you can think of. A recent project had us printing a logo onto hockey pucks, which were then put on a Lucite base. We can’t get any more Canadian than that!

3. New product launches

While we would love to have a SIGG bottle be part of all of your everyday activities, we know that the average water bottle is designed to contain room temperature water. Luckily, with our new 2017 product line we have a variety of hot and cold bottles designed to carry more than just water AND keep your beverages as cold or as hot as you want, coming your way!

sigg bottle patrick hunter designsMake sure to keep a close eye on shopsiggnorthamerica.com for future collaborations with Canadian artists. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out our Queenie Cards and Patrick Hunter SIGG bottle lines. These beautiful and delightful designs can be customized by adding your logo or special graphic.

2017 is revving up to be a busy and exciting year for Clearmount and SIGG and we hope that you can join in on some of the excitement. Contact us today to find out how we can make your 2017 as exhilarating as winning the jackpot!

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A Water Bottle to Fit and Support Your Lifestyle

The Right Water Bottle can be a Great Lifestyle Tool

drink more water sigg water bottlesWater – you know you need to drink it. More than 70% of our bodies are made up of water and we lose quite a bit by breathing, sweating and other life functions. That is why it is important to consistently replenish this lost water throughout the day.

“Drink more water” is at the top of every “Get Healthy” list in your favourite websites and magazines. For many, it’s not easy getting in 9 cups or (2.2 Litres) a day; but it is important. So, make water a part of your lifestyle by carrying your own reusable water bottle everywhere you go.

Drinking your quota of water will make your joints move better and help your skin maintain its sparkle and elasticity. Studies have shown that drinking water regularly keeps your brain working faster and your energy up.

Always keep your water bottle with you

SIGG-Classic-Bottle-207x300 2Do you have a water bottle at your desk? If the answer is no, then why not?

Grab a reusable water bottle and keep it full. Keep our large 1.0L water bottle to make sure that you always have water on hand. Or use one of our smaller 0.6L water bottle to help ensure that you’re getting up regularly and walking to that water cooler. Get the gossip, talk about Game of Thrones or just take a needed break from the deluge of emails!

Our Classic Travellers are great as they come with SIGG’s Eco Care liner. Besides being BPA-free, the liners will never crack and will remain tasteless and toxin free for many, many years.

If you like your water really cold, our wide mouth bottles make it easy to put as much ice as you want in your water. However, if you love the smaller mouth version, you can get skinny ice cube trays.

Many companies choose water bottles as gifts for all of their employees. Not only do SIGG water bottles make a great gift, but they also help employees drink more water to stay healthier and perform better. A SIGG bottle is also a great gift for a new employee to find at their desk on their first day to make them feel like part of the team!

Mix it up!

Drinking water all the time can be boring for some people. But the right bottle can make drinking water easier by making it different each time. We are fans of using our 0.5L Hot & Cold bottle with its tea infuser used as a fruit infuser. Our suggestion is throwing in strawberries and mint for a refreshing drink.

The bonus about this bottle is that it keeps everything hot for over 18 hours and cold for over 24 hours. This means that you can keep your drink fresh and tasty all day.

If you are on the go, a 0.75L WMB Sports water bottle is a great option. It’s the best fit for your bike’s water bottle cage. You can toss in fruit and ice cubes with the wide spout and stay hydrated during spin class or when the mountains are calling!

Stay Green!

By purchasing and using a reusable water bottle, you are helping contribute to an environmental sustainable world.

According to statistics last year, to keep up with the demand for single use water bottles, it took more than 17 million barrels of oil to produce these bottles. The energy wasted on using bottled water is enough to power 190,000 homes.

Last year, the average American used 167 disposable water bottles but only 38 of them were recycled. These statistics are only for America; imagine the impact of the entire globe.

Using reusable bottles not only helps Mother Earth, but it also helps your wallet. Think of all the extra money you save by filling up your water for pennies a day rather dollars!

Some like it hot!

hot and cold sigg winterIt’s a bit chilly across the country right now, so staying warm is key. Don’t let your hydration decline just because it’s cold. A SIGG Hot & Cold bottle can keep your tea or coffee hot all day.

Our friend, Winston, from Brand Boulevard had a great idea – filling a 0.75L Hot and Cold with hot water when he hits the slopes. It keeps beverages toasty so when he and his daughter need a break, they share this refreshing drink from the detachable cup. They can fuel up without sacrificing some good snowboarding powder time!

This style of bottle has also been popular for several of our construction and outdoor clients. Fill it with your favourite coffee in the morning and stay warm all day long!

Still not sure what the best fit is for you? Reach out to our SIGG specialists to help us find a bottle you’ll have for years!

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Welcome to SIGG North America!

Welcome!

sigg north america customized water bottlesTo all new or existing customers looking to order SIGG bottles in bulk in North America.

Maybe you heard that Clearmount, a leading manufacturing and engraver of awards and recognition products, has become the exclusive distributor and customization house for SIGG in North America.

This is great news for any company or retailer who would like to order SIGG bottles in large quantities and customize them with their logo or custom design.

This means you can come directly to the newly launched SIGGnorthamerica.com website and choose your bottles, quantity and design requirements. We will customize your bottles and ship them directly from our warehouse located in Toronto, Canada.

You save time ordering.

You save money on shipping.

But more importantly, you’ll get outstanding customer service and design ideas from Clearmount that will help you make your next SIGG promotion a huge success.

Welcome to the Clearmount family. We look forward to serving all new and returning SIGG customers.

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Have SIGG. Will travel.

sigg north america travel customized water bottlesSometimes the most exciting thing about traveling is planning the holiday and the lead up to actually going away.
When a holiday has been imagined and dreamed about for months or maybe years, the planning and research is just as important as the trip itself. After all, time flies when you’re having fun.

Last year, I spent a good deal of time planning a long awaited trip to Ireland. This wasn’t going to be just any trip. This was a special trip with my daughter to celebrate her graduation from university and my 50th birthday.

The holiday was designed around renting a 1970s Volkswagen campervan and camping along the west coast beaches of Ireland in June. The idea being that we could camp on the beach should the opportunity present itself.

We had researched beaches and vans and chose well, our route and vehicle. As the trip got closer we started to decide what to pack for our holiday.

have sigg will travelWater is always an important consideration when traveling. I had dreamed of waking up on the beach in Ireland and casually making camp coffee which consisted of an instant blend mixed with something that didn’t require too much refrigeration. In the case of our camp coffee, Bailey’s Irish Cream worked in a pinch and seemed apropos for the location we were visiting.

Water, on the other hand is the tie that binds all aspects of a day on the beach together. The carrying container of that water being a trusted SIGG bottle.

Our company worked with Clearmount to custom engrave SIGG bottles as Christmas gifts for clients. The bottles are sturdy, clean and look great with anyone’s logo. Our clients were particularly pleased to receive these gifts. So, it made good sense to toss our custom branded bottle into a bag along with other bottles that Clearmount had given us to test.

The one bottle that was a godsend was the SIGG Thermo that carried both hot and cold beverages. We could prepare drinks for picnics at noon or at dinner for a late night walk on the beach.

Our SIGG bottles have not only been a pleasure to give, but a pleasure to use. As I tell my family before any trip now: “Have SIGG, will travel.”

Marie Wiese is the President of Marketing CoPilot, a digital marketing consulting and execution agency that has done lots of promotional items for clients and still considers the SIGG bottle, the most successful client campaign of all time.