I have 4 of these sippies and I find they are a wonderful investment.
With all the publicity about the leaching plastics I wanted an alternative to the plastic route, and the plastic ones we had were needing to be replaced after only a year, due to being dropped and cracking, or the area the valve fit into was cracked. I went looking for an alternative and found these. I started out with ordering 2 and now have 4 to rotate. The sippy spout that came with the first 2 was the Avent anti-spill soft spout and that seemed to work better than the hard Avent anti-spill spout on the 2nd set, My 2 year old initially didn't like the cold steel but the soda can cozies fit the bottles and work great.
I was having a hard time finding a bottle nipple my youngest would accept. From about 3 days old till 4 months he used the 5 oz Gerber Nuk Orthodontic bottle. After hearing the concerns about plastic, and him getting to where he was drinking 7oz at a time I needed to go up a size, but the slow flow nipples he was used to wouldn't fit, and the new ones were faster flow. I tried all sorts of nipples and bottles, when all of a sudden a light went on. The sippy 2 piece adaptor looked about the same size as his old 5oz bottles, sure enough the slow flow nipple fit in and works great. I just ordered some more Stainess steel bottles in the 18oz size for my 2 year old to work into and am going to look at these as a 20 year investment, they work for baby bottles, sippies, and down the road sports water bottles. :-)
They do leak a little if there is pressure in the cup through the vent hole, but it hasn't been enough to concern me, I think they are a great find.