I was looking for a glass bottle after being disgusted with SIGG bottle recall. I spent a small fortune on them for my family and friends based on their reputation. This was after I had to throw out number of water bottles from Nalgene when the BPA fiasco broke. Now forget special nonleaching liners or special plastic, glass is the only way to go for me.
I debated between the Life Factory glass water bottle and this one. I got this first since I needed a 4th item for 3 for 4 deal. I washed it in the diswasher first then hand washed with a bottle brush. My 6 yr old refused to drink from it saying the water tasted bad. It had a slight chemical smell which I thought came from the cap. The smell disipated quickly.
i got the 16oz size in ice blue. It is very elegant looking and it's nice that it is slim when I slip it into my bag. The problem is it is so slim it won't fit in a cup holder and because it is glass I don't want to risk it falling out. The mouth itself is very narrow 1 1/4 inch opening which makes it bit ackward to drink from. It is so slim it feels disportionately tall and I am always afraid it would be easy to knock over when standing on a surface. Did I mention it is slim? :)
I like the 22oz life factory bottle better. It has a wider opening, fits into the cup holders and has a good ergonomic feel, heft and balance.