Staying hydrated throughout the day keeps getting more and more complicated. Plastic water bottles are out, because a study recently showed the water inside them can contain up to 100 times more plastic than previously estimated (and when you consume nanoplastics, they can pass through your body tissues, enter your bloodstream and distribute potentially harmful synthetic chemicals throughout your body and into your cells).
Stanley's viral favorite Quencher tumblers are made of metal, so you'd think those would be safe, but are they? The company recently came under fire when it was revealed they use lead in their manufacturing process, and if the tumblers are damaged, you could be exposed to a lead pellet when drinking from your Stanley.
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So what is a hydration-craving person to do? Use a glass drinking vessel — and the Mason jar from the Pioneer Woman is an excellent choice. In fact, in a blog post, Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman herself, went so far as to call it "The New Stanley."
"I can’t think of an item in my kitchen (or around my house) that works its way into my daily life as much as a Mason jar does," she said. "The quart jars can double as big tumblers for ice water or lemonade. These are so cute/handy! I love them."
Her glass Mason jar water bottles don't contain any plastic or lead, and they hold an impressive 32 ounces of water. Oh, and you can get them in a couple of cute colors: teal and clear. What's not to love?
If you don't love them, though, there are other glass options as well.
This 32-ounce Mason jar water bottle has a large enough capacity to keep you hydrated all day — and it looks great. The glass jar is embossed with the brand's signature Cassie pattern, with a metal lid to match. It has a handle on the side for easy carrying, and the included straw fits through a sealed hole that's leak- and splash-resistant. This water bottle is practical, functional and beautiful — plus lead-free and made without plastic (other than the straw, which can be replaced with your favorite reusable metal or glass version).
The Pioneer Woman's 32-ounce Mason jar water bottle is also available in clear glass — with all the same features as the teal version. And did we mention it's under $4?
This set of four glass tumblers comes with bamboo lids and glass straws to keep all your drinking plastic- and lead-free. The set also comes with brushes so you can easily clean the reusable straws.
This 20-ounce glass tumbler includes a bamboo lid and a plastic straw that's free of potentially harmful bisphenol A. It also comes with a handy silicone sleeve to help keep the glass safe in case you ever drop or bump it.
This set of four glass tumblers comes with bamboo lids and glass straws. The tumblers are multicolored and super affordable — less than $12 for all four.
Prices listed reflect time and date of publication and are subject to change.