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With the biggest draw back to glass being how breakable it is, we are always excited to look at different solutions for making durable glass water bottles. A great example of this is the Glasstic Shatterproof Water Bottle, which incorporates a plastic shell which contains the glass container in its interior.
This durable plastic shell is a great barrier to prevent the bottle from breaking. The Glasstic can safely withstand falls, bumps, and other rough handling far better than glass alone. But the “shatterproof” nature of the Glasstic water bottle is also a property of this plastic casing. Although the glass can shatter, the plastic shell – if sealed properly – prevents glass or water from getting anywhere even if the glass does break.
Hands-On Review of the Glasstic Shatterproof Water Bottle
I got a chance to try out my very own Glasstic earlier this week. The Glasstic arrived with no excessive packaging, just a shipping box, a little padding, and a plastic bag. This is the first testament to the Glasstic’s durability. Although the glass inside is not particularly thick, the protection afforded by the plastic shell makes it feel extremely sturdy and it would take a serious fall to put the Glasstic out of commission, and even then its shatterproof design should spare you the worries of broken glass.
The entire Glasstic bottle can be disassembled into its 4 components: the inner glass container, the outer plastic shell, the top lid with drinking spout and lock, and the bottom cap. All four pieces are pictured here disassembled.
Hydrating with a Glasstic Water Bottle
One pleasant thing about my Glasstic is that right out of the box, it had next to no chemical odor which is so common to new water bottles. I always wash my water bottles thoroughly before use, but its nice to find them relatively clean and as free of the “new water bottle smell” as possible.
I’m quite pleased with the lid on my Glasstic – it is probably one of the best features! It is leak proof, the lock is easy to operate, secure, and super helpful, letting me rest assured my Glasstic is not going to open and spill. The lid also incorporates a handy carrying handle, though I usually prefer to just carry the bottle.
The lid on the Glasstic features a locking flip-top which gives access to a spout for drinking. This spout is a very narrow-mouth, but is great for getting a drink whenever you need it. Under the lid the Glasstic features a nice wide mouth more than wide enough to fit ice cubes and great for easy filling.
The Glasstic has a pretty simple look, available in a variety of colors. Personally I enjoy the simplicity of the Glasstic bottle and its transparent look complimented by the colors employed on the lid and bottom cap. I do find the Glasstic logo slightly large and a little intrusive to the design, but overall it is a nice look.
I give the Glasstic high marks for functionality for many reasons. Firstly, it is shatterproof – shielding the glass from breaking and containing it in the event it does. The design is quite clever, allowing you to easily separate each piece of the bottle for cleaning – and the whole thing is dishwasher safe. Rounding off the feature set, the locking lid adds another dimension of security and utility to the Glasstic.
While it is still fundamentally plain old, breakable glass, the design of the Glasstic makes it unlikely that the glass container will break from normal use. According to the Glasstic FAQ, independent testing has shown that a Glasstic bottle can sustain on average 6 drops (striking the ground with the bottom) before the glass container breaks.
Glasstic offers a free 1-year warranty for all Glasstic owners – if the glass breaks for any reason, they will replace it. Glasstic replacement glass bottle inserts are also available for $7.99, so you won’t need to replace the whole thing if it breaks.
At around $15 on Amazon, the Glasstic 16 Ounce Shatterproof Water Bottle is a pretty good deal, especially factoring in the added value of the 1-year warranty.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
We give the Glasstic a Very Good rating of 4.5 out of 5. Durable, easy on the eyes, and a bargain on top of it all – for anyone interested in glass water bottles, the Glasstic should not be missed.
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Shatter-Proof Design Improves Durability
All-Glass Container Material
Locking Lid Provides Great Leakproofing
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The Glasstic Shatterproof Water Bottle has a "shatterproof" design which encloses its primary glass container within a plastic shell, preventing many mishaps and containing any shattering that may occur.