I was hesitant to buy a glass bottle, but this had a cool look to it so I decided to try it. Wow, what a difference! The water tastes better for one thing (no plastic-y taste), the bottle is easier to clean, sturdy, easy to carry, and just overall great. The silicone sleet makes it comfortable to grip, the opening at the top is just the right size, and the lid goes on easily. I really love it and I'm never going back to a plastic bottle!