So you’ve decided to start going to the gym. You’ve even decided to start taking protein supplements. You keep hearing about shaker bottles and wondering what they are and why they have them. Well you have come to the right place…I am going to discuss the top 10 best shaker bottles in 2016.
To be frank, price is not that big an issue with these. A big reason why (besides that they all go for more or less the same price unless otherwise noted…) is that these are completely a want; not a need by any stretch of the imagination. There are plenty of people who don’t go to the gym. No one “needs” to go to the gym. There are also those that go to the gym and don’t take protein supplements. Further, there are those that tolerate the lumpiness that comes with the protein supplements without a shaker bottle with no complaint.
All that noted, if you go to the gym, take protein supplements and hate the lumpiness involved with them and therefore really want to know where to get a decent best shaker bottle: here are the top ten best shaker bottles in 2016.
1. Promixx: The Original Vortex Mixer. Protein Shaker Bottle Evolution. (Black)
This is supposedly the world’s most powerful hand held drink mixer. It does have a detachable motor in order to make it quite portable. It is also leak proof. The best part about it is though that it is self cleaning; to the point of add water and a few drops of soap and turn the switch on as you would if mixing drink and it’ll clean itself. It requires a AAA batteries that are not included but those are easy enough to get. Overall I recommend this.
2. Hydra Cup Dual Shaker
The first thing you will notice about this one is it comes in several colors. These cups also have sayings on them. It comes with a pill container too. I would say whether this one or the previously mentioned Promixx is better would depend on if you value the motor or are looking for something that helps you express your individuality. As I have said before and am going to say again, again and again; we are all not looking for the same thing–that is why there are so many options listed.
3. Hydra Cup – Dual Threat Shaker Bottle, 28 Ounce (1, Original Black
At first glance this looked like the same thing that is listed above it. Not quite; this one will hold two drinks at once. It is the only shaker available that can do that. Another advantage to the Hydra Cup is that it is dishwasher safe. There are some complaints of the ink coming off on this cup. However, that is a mild issue compared to other things.
4. BlenderBottle Black/Black 28 oz.
This is dishwasher safe. It will fit in a standard car cup holder. It is important to note with this one not to put hot beverages in it. Another obvious advantage is that since it is the color black it is dark enough that if you brought it to work your co workers who drink no such protein are not going to ask you what that “horrible looking stuff” is. That’s paraphrased for the most part; but you get my point. It is also one of the more durable shakers out there so there’s no worries it’s going to fall apart during daily trips to the gym.
5. 28 Oz. Blender Bottle W/wire Shaker Ball- Pack of 2, Colors may vary
Interestingly, for the same price this comes in a pack of 2. That’s obviously a better value; provided that they are of the same quality. The color you can get will vary but for getting two of them for the same price; that is a livable complaint. Unless you are getting the motorized one at the beginning of this review, the shakers with the wire ball make drinks much smoother than the ones who do not have them.
7. BlenderBottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle, Clear Black, 28 Ounce
This one is listed as a bestseller in weight loss shakes and powders. I am not sure why just because these shakers are all more or less the same thing and a clear one would not be my first choice just because I don’t want to get annoyed with the question of “and what is that horrible stuff”. This one isn’t bad or anything; it has all the features of BlenderBottle shakers and does include the BlenderBottle wire ball. But it isn’t the one that I would recommend.
8. COCKTAIL SHAKER SET- Best Professional Stainless Steel 26 Oz with Jigger – Bottle Opener – Martini Mojito Bartender Tool – Booklet & 2 x Original Cocktail Recipe Ebooks – The complete 5-PIECE GIFT SET
This is a completely different animal versus the protein shaker bottles we were talking about. That said it includes everything you need to shake a great cocktail: the shaker, the jigger and the bar blade. My only complaint with it (and this is a minor one)–the edges on the blade need to be smoothed out a bit. Other than that I can’t complain at all; I used to work bar tend and this is superior to several cocktail shakers I handed while working.
9. MarlJohns Handle 22-Ounce Shaker Bottle
At first I can’t see a reason to recommend this one. Yes it is dishwasher safe. Yes there is a strainer that is attached to it. Yes it is even my preferred color of choice; black. But it is a smaller size and there is just no reason for that with all of the other options here; at least not in my opinion.
10. Gabor Fitness PRO Sports OCTO Mixer Shaker Bottle
It is negligible and only a couple bucks (as of when this was written) but this is the cheapest one on the list. There is also a lifetime warranty on this shaker; but in my opinion we are not talking about a big enough purchase where that’s a big concern–but I am being thorough here. It does come with a pill holder. However, this is the smallest shaker on this list so for that reason I am not recommending it.
In conclusion, there are the top 10 best shaker bottles in 2016. There are no major disadvantages to any item on this list. Again, price is not that big a factor today as all of these are within a few bucks of each other. Now all that noted, unless you are deliberately looking for a smaller drink, I don’t recommend either of the last two entries on this list.
The rest of them come in 28 oz. or the Hydra Cups are slightly bigger than that. As for the Hydra Cups, that is your best bet if you want to be able to have two different kinds of drink at once. As for which model; they are both basically equal except that one comes in black only and the other one comes in various colors with various sayings on them. Now as for the BlenderBottles, I would recommend if you are looking to get two for the price of one.
Finally, what I recommend above all else is the Promixx. Yes nearly all of these listed were dishwasher safe and that is great. But if you are a single person that doesn’t use many dishes at home (hence no need to run the dishwasher…) and still goes to the gym every day or close to it (hence needing this more than you run the dishwasher…) the self-cleaning feature on this is truly awesome and completely worth it to me. I hope this review of the top 10 best shaker bottles in 2016 has helped you.