I’m terrible about remembering to drink water. There are times I’ll go hours without a drink of anything until I realize the pain in my gut is pure dehydration. It’s a bad habit I’ve learned to combat by always having a water bottle with me – indoors and out. One thing I dislike is the taste of plastic and even dish detergent the water acquires once it’s been in the reusable plastic bottle too long. Even disposable plastic bottles start to leach the plastic flavor into the water if they get hot. The only way to alleviate these problems is to use a glass bottle. That’s great if you are in an office all the time and don’t have to take it anywhere. Even still if you transport it from the office to your car or on public transportation there is always the chance of dropping it. Who wants to deal with shards of glass everywhere?
Thanks to Glasstic I got to try a water bottle that solves both problems. The multi-piece shatterproof glass bottle is an ingenious design that combines a sturdy glass bottle with a plastic shroud without adding a great deal of weight. There is no need for extra padding because the outer plastic bottle is large enough to create an air space around the inner glass bottle to shield it from impact. Their are silicone seals that cushion and “glue” everything together when the whole thing is assembled.
The installed lid is nice in that it has a lock and a carrying loop. The silicone seal makes it virtually leak proof. One problem I find with reusable water bottles and travel mugs sometimes is the poor shape of the opening. Sometimes they’re too narrow or too wide causing splashing or dripping problems. The oval and slightly raised design of the bottle lid opening is comfortable and easy to use. It’s just the right size too to prevent dripping from the sides when you take a swig. The lid cover flips all the way back and stays in place when you take a drink so you don’t have to worry about getting whacked in the face. The only problem I found with the lid was the locking symbols on the lock mechanism. The way they are placed they are backwards in my opinion. When it’s open it looks to be locked and when it’s locked the unlock symbol is showing. It took me a few tries to figure out what I was doing wrong. The lock symbols do not show the current state of the lock, but what will happen when you toggle the lock in that direction. The lock itself is engineered in the correct orientation (per my father the engineer :)), but the symbols are backwards. Not a deal breaker but a frustration none-the-less.
I posted on Vine how sturdy this bottle was. I beat it on the edge of the counter to test it’s supposed unbreakableness and it stood up to the beating. One thing I haven’t tried is dropping it end or top first on tile or concrete. I’m rather afraid to though since the plastic for the bottom and lid seem to be more brittle than the shroud. I fear they will break or crack, though I am sure the glass bottle inside will not. The bottle does however ship with an extra lid and bottom. The lid is NOT a flip top, but it will hold the bottle shut and the shroud in place. According to the instructions the bottle is also great for essential oils or other liquids as well.
To clean it I would recommend taking it completely apart. Water can get under the silicone seals during washing so taking the assembly apart will make it easier to clean and dry completely. Also, the bottle comes with a cleaning brush that makes reaching the bottom of the glass much easier than trying to use a washcloth.
Would you like to win a Glasstic Shatterproof Water Bottle of your own? If you are a resident of the United States, age 18 or older you may enter to win. Winner may choose from the white, pink, blue, green, purple or black bottles. The extra lids and washing brush will be included. Giveaway ends at 11 PM EDT 6/26/15. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment. All information provided will be kept confidential and used only for the purposes of prize fulfillment. This is a FLASH giveaway so address information is a requirement of entry.
I received a complimentary sample for the purposes of review.