Why do People Love Mason Jars?
Many people love drinking tea, iced coffee, or fruit infused water out of glass mason jars, and there are a few reasons why these types of jars may be a good option for you.
The main drawbacks are that they are bulky and breakable. Many of them are too large to fit in most cup holders. These factors can make glass mason jars difficult to use on the go, and it can be particularly difficult to safely use a mason jar when driving. But the good news is that you have options, and in this video, we’re going to talk about a few things to consider when traveling with your mason jar.
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Which Mason Jar Should you Get?
What is your Cup Holder Situation?
Once you’ve figured out what mason jar you want, then take a closer look at your cup holder. Mason jars typically start at 3” diameter for 16-ounce jars and go up to 4” diameter for 32-ounce jars. Most cup holders can hold cups up to around 3” diameter, but this varies greatly so the best thing to do is to measure your cup holder and see what you’re working with.
16-ounce mason jars like this one can fit in quite a few cup holders, so if you just need a drink for a commute, then this can be a really good, simple option.
But once you get up to 24-ounce, and especially 32-ounce jars, odds are that your cup holder won’t be large enough to fit your mason jar.
Mason Jar Options and Diameter (measurements do not factor in the handle)
Which Cup Holders Fit Mason Jars?
There are a few examples of cars with standard cup holders that work. One that we’re aware of is 2nd generation Nissan Frontiers from 2005 to 2020. These have inserts that you can remove to clear up enough space for a 32-ounce mason jar. But this is an outlier, not the standard.
Will Mason Jars with Handles Fit in Cup Holders?
And if you want a mason jar with a handle, we’d be very surprised if you can use it with your cup holder since most do not accommodate handles at all.
What Cup Adapters Works with Mason Jars?
Long-story-short, if you’re using 24 or 32-ounce jars or any size jar with a handle, odds are that you’ll need an adapter. There are a lot of options on the market today, and one great option is our BottlePro Max cup holder adapter.
BottlePro Max is adjustable to fit nearly all mason jars 32oz and below.
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And that’s it! Hopefully this video helped you figure out which mason jar you should get and whether you need a cup holder adapter. Follow our Hydration Blog or subscribe if you’re interested in learning more about hydration and the ever-expanding world of water bottles and containers. Thanks!
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