By now we should all know better than to bring glass into the outdoors. It's easy to do with camp cups and reusable water bottles, but when it comes to camp cooking, managing food prep and leftovers is often easier with some good old Tupperware. Offering a more durable, more environmentally friendly option is Silipint, a new-to-us brand from Bend, OR making unbreakable silicone drinkware and silicone food storage containers. We recently got a set to test on a canoe camping trip and have continued using them in our kitchen at home since.
Now, we don’t often cover the food and drink space here at Field Mag, but these cute little silicone containers have won me over. With classic blue and red speckle colorways, built-in measuring marks, and a lightweight yet indestructible construction, the lidded silicone bowls have come in handy in the last few months for meal prepping ahead of car camping, packing snacks for road trips, toting salsas and marinades to barbecues across town, and simply as leftover food storage containers at home.
Though the company started out making silicone pint glasses, we’re much more interested in the sealable bowl collection (the pint cups feel distinctly “suburban mom going to Starbucks/Target,” which is great if that’s your vibe, but it ain’t ours). Individual bowls sell for between $17 and $28, depending on size, with the three-piece set of 10 oz, 20 oz, and 30 oz lidded bowls going for $60.
Derived of sand, the BPA-free, food-grade silicone containers are super pliable, durable, and freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Plus they’re super easy to clean in the sink if you don’t own a dishwasher, like us. And when you’re done with your silicone products, you can ship them back to Silipint HQ and they’ll work with a partner to recycle the used product and keep it out of the landfill, which is, you know, the whole point of this whole reuseable movement.