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Whether you’re headed to the beach or just a friend’s backyard, you can’t make the most of the great outdoors this summer with a bottle of wine in possession.

But before you break out your best glass stemware — or worse, the red plastic cups —consider this: Even the pros rely on plastic glasses for every kind of outdoor situation.

“For me, plastic glasses are an example of form following function,” says Tritan Glasses CEO, “I use them for picnics, camping, or large events where I am worried by excessive breakage.”

That’s because the best plastic glasses look a lot like the real thing, are more durable (and, therefore, sustainable) than the plastic tumblers of yesteryear, and are more practical than glassware.

The key to a quality classic plastic wine glass beer glass or tumbler is durability, weight and a crystal clear design.

Whilst many plastic glasses are flimsy, so much so that they might blow over in the wind. As well as having a cloudy finish.

Not so with the Tritan Glassware range that are perfect for your next impromptu park hangout, lively garden party, and everything in between.

Whether you want something petite or generously sized, here’s what to look for (and avoid) when shopping for the best reusuable plastic glasses.

Features to Keep in Mind When Buying Unbreakable Glasses

Stem vs. Stemless: The main difference is temperature. Wine is bound to get warmer quicker in stemless wine glasses. Plastic red wine glasses, plastic white wine glasses, plastic champagne glasses & plastic martini glasses with stems also ensure your wine tastes and looks its best. Fingers are full of oil that can make a glass look gross, quick, so keep your paws off the bulb and use the stem. Aesthetics aside, there’s practical value in a slim handle. A stem allows you to serve and re-serve the same glass without changing it out or washing it.

Material: The best plastic glassware, Tritan is a co-polymer that’s shatterproof and free of harmful chemicals like BPA (bisphenol-A) and BPS and those that cause EA (estrogenic activity); it’s also the most convincing glass lookalike because it’s clear, not cloudy or streaky like some plastics. Other options include polycarbonate, which is shatterproof but not BPA-free; acrylic, which is shatterproof and BPA-free; and slightly cloudy polypropylene, which is BPA-free but may feel more rubbery when compared with Tritan and acrylic’s glass-like rigidity.

Dishwasher Safe: Tritan is safe to go in the dishwasher; materials like polycarbonate and acrylic are not. If you’re unsure what your plastic wine wares are made of, check the resin identification code—that numbered, triangular recycling symbol found on the bottom. “Some plastic can’t withstand dishwashing with hot or even warm water,” says Montgomery. For handwash-only sets, “the most important part is to dry the glasses right away,” she says.

Frequently Asked Questions About Shatterproof & Unbreakable Glasses

Are acrylic drinking glasses safe?

Yes: Like Tritan, acrylic doesn’t contain or release BPA when it comes into contact with liquids. However, you’ll have to hand-wash acrylic glasses, which aren’t dishwasher-safe.

How long do plastic wine glasses last?

Provided you take good care of them, they should last a long time. Hand-washeing glass and plastic stemware even if it’s dishwasher-safe extends their life. To keep plastic glasses ultra-translucent and sparkling clean, the most important part is to dry them right away.