GSI Stainless Steel Wine Glass Review
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When camping and hanging around outside enjoying a glass of vino, you don’t always want to use glass because glasses tend to fall and break more than we would like them to. Plastic wineglasses do the job, but it’s still plastic. I’ve been testing out the GSI Stainless Steel Wineglass collection over the past few months to see how they stand up to glass and plastic. For starters, I like the look and feel of the stainless steel, it says “I love the outdoors” yet it allows for a little class with the sleek stainless steel look.
There are two options that you can choose from when drinking out of the GSI Stainless Steel Wine Glasses. You can choose the more traditional wine glass with a detachable plastic stem or you can choose the increasingly popular stemless wine glass. For camping, I prefer the stemless wine glass as there aren’t many even surfaces around the campground for you to place your wine glass on. Without the stem, you get a little more stability. For whatever reason, I have really grown to like the stemless wine glasses vs. the stemmed wine glasses, but that may just be a personal preference. If stems are more your style, the GSI stemmed Stainless Steel wine glass is a cool option. One thing that’s nice about the stem is that it unscrews and fits inside the wine glass, making it compact and break resistant while traveling and packing.
The stemmed GSI Stainless Steel wine glass weighs in at 4.7 oz. while the stemless wine glass weighs in at 2.9 oz. So if you are worried about weight for backpacking, stemless might be a better option. Each glass can hold 10 oz. of fluid, so there is plenty of room for your wine and room for swirling the wine to help it breathe and activate its flavors. I think these are priced fairly, especially since they don’t break like glass wine glasses do. For more info on these and other GSI products, visit www.rei.com/gsioutdoors or www.amazon.com/gsioutdoors.