Glass water bottles are increasing in popularity and this Lifefactory model is the best of its class in our review. It's functional, stylish, and provides the satisfaction and potential health benefits of drinking from a glass container. Considering our active nature and tendency to treat our gear with tough love, we were initially skeptical that these types of bottles would be for us. We didn't think it would be able to stand up to its competition in a few of our metrics. This glass competitor couldn't match other bottles like the Klean Kanteen Classic or Nalgene Wide-Mouth in their wide versatility, partly due to being undeniably heavy. Yet, it did prove much more durable than we ever expected, surviving our drop tests where others (even plastic ones!) completely failed. This bottle also came in at the top of the class in our ease of use and taste categories. In the end, it earned our Top Pick for Glass for providing a very usable and convenient alternative to plastic in our day-to-day lives.
The glass Lifefactory proved its worth as a lifestyle bottle. It does have a steep price tag of $28. However, this bottle really delivers when it comes to ease of use and taste. It's also much more durable than expected. Furthermore, we feel that many consumers will gladly pay more for the peace of mind they get by avoiding a plastic bottle. This product won our Top Pick for Glass, despite our preference for the original lid instead of the Flip Cap. Even with the Flip Cap, the Lifefactory is great to drink from and use; water tastes delicious when coming from this bottle.