These unbreakable glasses are safer (and way more fun to use) than the real thing

If you’ve ever suffered the shock (or worse, an injury!) of broken glass after it was knocked over or slipped from your hand, you know how disorienting, infuriating, and even a little sad an accidental fall can be. In the blink of an eye, your nice set of glasses a ship is missing and now you have a lot of dangerous little bits to clean up.

These shatterproof glasses, on the other hand, should last you almost forever with proper care. And even if they fall to the ground, they should barely suffer a scratch. Whether you use them as main lenses or just for outdoor fun for parties, they’ll keep it together for you.

The best shatterproof glasses

What is shatterproof glass?

If you’re looking for a set of shatterproof glasses, the cups you’ll find are usually 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 compromise is that you will have Most likely to be able to tell by picking them up that they are not real glass. These mugs don’t have the same weight or delicate construction as glass, so they may not feel as upscale and special as the real thing. However, the shatterproof glasses in this guide are above the rest in terms of quality, and they don’t have that cheap curvature that other plastic cups have.

Tritan copolyester and acrylic can go in the dishwasher – however, the latter must only go on the upper basket. This is because the top rack of the dishwasher is farther from the heat source of the appliance and is less likely to warp the material of the glasses. And while both of these materials can survive drops without shattering, it’s possible that abrasive friction can scratch their surface – so be aware of the type of kitchen sponge you use if you wash them by hand.

If you want to increase the resilience of your glasses up to 11, we have also included a set of shatterproof silicone glasses. This material may not look like glass, but it has the advantage of being even stronger than acrylic and Tritan copolyester, because silicone is dimensionally stable and scratch-proof, as well as being unbreakable. We love silicone cups for their insulating properties and oven-, microwave-, and dishwasher-safe construction.

With shatterproof glasses, the sky’s the limit when it comes to style, but we’ve curated this guide to feature five premium, aesthetically pleasing, and fun-to-use sets that will easily become the most sought-after mugs in your collection. Check out the best shatterproof glasses below.

Sarah C. Figueiredo