If you’ve ever suffered the shock (or worse, an injury!) of a glass breaking after getting knocked over or slipping out of your hand, you know how accidental drops can feel so disorienting, maddening, and even a little bit sad. In the blink of an eye, your beautiful set of drinkware is one vessel short and you now have a lot of tiny, dangerous pieces to clean up.
These shatterproof glasses, on the other hand, should last you pretty much forever with proper care. And even if they fall to the ground, they should suffer barely a scratch. Whether you use them as your main glasses or just for outdoor enjoyment for parties, they’ll keep it together for you.
The Best Shatterproof Glasses
What Is Shatterproof Glass?
If you’re in the market for a set of unbreakable glasses, the cups you’ll find are typically made of some form of plastic. Two types represented in this guide include acrylic and Tritan copolyester. Both of these materials look exactly like glass and are BPA-free. The only tradeoff is that you’ll probably be able to tell by picking them up that they aren’t real glass. These cups don’t have the same weight or delicate build as glass, so they may not feel as upscale and special as the real thing. However, the shatterproof glasses in this guide are a cut above the rest in terms of quality, and they don’t have that cheap bendiness that other plastic cups have.
Both Tritan copolyester and acrylic can go in the dishwasher — however, the latter should go on the top rack only. This is because the top rack of the dishwasher is farther away from the appliance’s heat source and is less likely to result in warping of the glasses’ material. And while these two materials can survive drops without shattering, it’s possible that abrasive scrubbing may scratch their surface — so be mindful of the type of kitchen sponge you use if you do hand-wash these.
If you want to dial up the resiliency of your drinkware up to 11, we’ve also included an unbreakable glass set made of silicone. This material may not look anything like glass, but it has the benefit of being even more resilient than acrylic and Tritan copolyester, as silicone is uncrushable and unscratchable, as well as being shatterproof. We love silicone cups for their insulating properties and oven-, microwave-, and dishwasher-safe build.
With shatterproof glasses, the sky is the limit in terms of style, but we curated this guide to represent five top-quality, aesthetically pleasing, and fun-to-use sets that’ll easily become the most-reached-for cups in your collection. Check out the best unbreakable glasses below.