J-bird spends a lot of time playing sports. I would calculate that he spends about four hours a day in the gym running up and down the court. He had played baseball for over 12 years when suddenly he got the urge to switch to basketball. Needless to say, I was upset. I supported his decision to make the switch because all I want is for him is happiness. I need not live vicariously through him, I need him to be him, to learn and grow.
Spending this much time being physically active I worry about keeping him hydrated. He is always sweating out buckets of water, believe me his hamper doesn’t lie. He always carries water with him wherever he goes. Bottled water can get expensive. About two years ago I scored a sweet deal, it was basically free, on a water filtration pitcher. We use the filtered water for everything, especially for drinking.
My mom never used plastic in her home, particularly in the kitchen with anything that touched food or drink. I’ve heard many stories about toxins that leach out of plastic into our food. Even my friends grandmother was reminding me recently to not use plastic plates for the kiddos when serving hot food. I have heard that glass is the better and safer option. Very popular baby bottle companies are going “retro” and producing glass baby bottles these days. Even with so many companies coming out with BPA Free plastics, is your health worth the risk? Why take chances?
Welcome in Glasstic! It’s glass wrapped in plastic. It comes in six colors and a few other patterns; a bit of color to suit everyone’s taste. You can see all the patterns and buy one here.
I received one in their black color with no design on the bottle. I chose the black color because it simply goes with everything. My next one will likely be more fun and outgoing. I know my niece would love the green one, that’s her FAVORITE color.
So what does Glasstic, The Glass Water Bottle, have to offer that others don’t? Well for starters all those other glass bottles that have a silicone protective covering not shatter proof. If they fall and break you will have dangerous pieces of glass flying everywhere. Glasstic is encased in plastic and shatterproof, even from a 4 foot drop. If the inner glass does happen to break it will be contained within the plastic shell, therefore protecting you from flying glass. Glasstic also offers replacement inserts for a reduced flat rate price (basically shipping) for the life of the product. Replacement caps are available too!
The flip top comes with a sliding locking mechanism. This is not a spill proof bottle, so be sure to keep the top locked to avoid accidental spills and leaks.
The finger loop carry handle fits two to three fingers comfortably, depending on finger size of course. Some cushioning would be cool.
It disassembles quickly and easily in just three steps. Unscrew the top, the bottom, and just pop out the glass bottle from the outer plastic shell. Completely top rack dishwasher safe, a total must in my house. It is also quick to clean by hand using a bottle brush. If I am already cleaning Preemies bottles, I simply wash it by hand at the end to use up the soap on the brush. Waste not, want not!
Glasstic holds 16oz of liquid and the out plastic is BPA free. Say goodbye to bad chemicals forever. It has double layered protection with space between the glass and plastic creating a protective barrier from condensation and added insulation. No more water marks on your table or a need for coasters.
You can use your Glasstic for all your cold beverages. Iced tea, water, citrus water, juice, etc. The list is endless. Feel comfortable sending it to school with the kids, taking it to the gym, the pool and the park. Lots of places do not allow glass bottle, now you can make yours the exception. I wouldn’t necessarily take it on long walks because i am lazy and it is a bit heavy to carry around when full. But then again you can think of it as weights!!! No more gross plastic or metal taste added to your beverages. Take a taste test and compare.
Do you see a design or color you would like?
Check out the Glasstic demonstration!
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