Battle Shakers: The Best Shaker Bottles on the Planet

A shaker bottle’s just a shaker bottle, right? Not anymore it’s not.

Battle Shakers

Meet Battle Shakers: The Official Shaker Cup of PricePlow

Most athletes who train with supplements care most about what’s on the inside of their shaker cup. From protein powder to pre workout supplements to amino acids, we use and abuse our shakers, often giving them little thought outside of the occasional deep-cleaning (hopefully).

One brand has set out to change that, and they’re doing it with a boom. They’re Battle Shakers, and they’re a startup that’s literally shaking up the boring old shaker bottle space with some serious flare.

If you’ve watched our YouTube channel or seen our Instagram story lately, you’re likely already familiar with them, as they’ve become a token part of every mixable supplement review we’ve done. Now it’s time to take a closer look.

Battle Shakers originally launched in late 2018 with four different bottles:

Battle Shakers Plate

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  • Bomb
  • Missile
  • Torpedo
  • Bullet

It’s pretty easy to spot the trend – these are weaponized shaker bottles, fit for your war on the weights. They’re unique, they’re convenient, they’re fun, they’re conversation-starters, and perhaps most importantly, they’re high quality.

I’m happy to announce that Battle Shakers are now the official Shaker Bottle of PricePlow, a sponsorship I wouldn’t have taken had I not fallen in love with these bad boys.

We’ll get to the specs below, but first check out our 15% PRICEPLOW coupon and sign up for our Battle Shaker alerts below so you’re contacted when their next wave of warfare is out:

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The Battle Shaker Specs

Below is everything you need to know about these legendary bottles, but you can also watch my review on YouTube first:

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  • 20oz officially, 24oz if you’re maxing out

    The original four coups (Bomb, Missile, Torpedo, and Bullet) come in 20oz sizes, but they can actually hold 24oz of liquid if you go all the way up to the brim.

    There are lines marking both metric and Imperial units, ranging from 100mL to 600mL with markers in increments of 100mL and from 4oz to 20oz with markers in increments of 2oz and numerical labels ever 4oz.

  • 10″ high and 3.5″ wide…

    Battle Shakers all measure 10″ high, but if that shrinks down to 7″ if you remove the bottom storage compartment (but that would ruin the fun of the shaker!).

    The outside diameter is 3.5″ at the top, but are only graduated down a little bit to about 3.3″ at the bottom, making for a relatively wide shaker.

    Of the bottom compartments, the Torpedo takes up the most space at 3.5″ in its round bottom. If you drive a lot, you may want to check your cupholder to make sure it’s “Big Gulp Friendly”.

    Battle Shakers Lids

    These lids stay open and fit the face perfect!

  • The lid

    The lid is the unsung hero here. When closed, it’s a rounded edge, perfect for protecting your weaponry. But when opened, you get a spout with an inside diameter that’s just under one inch, and a curved area that happens to fit my nose quite well.

    But more important is the way the lid snaps closed and stays opened due to the hinge’s rigidity.

    And even more fun is the popping sound it makes when you pop it open with your thumb (the lid door has a nice lip for you to get a finger underneath). Our YouTube viewers know all too well, although we enjoy adding special effects to those parts of the review.

  • Mixing Screen included

    Battle Shakers Mixing Screen

    We don’t use mixing screens for reviews, but do recommend them for thin shakes or chunky powders!

    Battle Shakers include removable mixing screens with a standard grid with 5mm gaps. Although mixing screens are banned from PricePlow reviews (since not everyone has one), they’re they’re definitely useful in breaking up chunks or whipping some bubbles into an otherwise-thin whey protein isolate shake.

  • Bottom Storage Compartment (“Gun Powder Compartment”) Specs:

    Outside of the color, the biggest difference between each shaker is the bottom storage compartment, which makes for the cool design. I call this the “gun powder compartment”, as it can be used to hold your pills, powders, car keys / gym key, or even a bit of extra liquid.

    Battle Shakers Top Down View

    The Bullet’s “gun powder compartment” holds the most volume by far!

    I measured how much water I could hold in each compartment — The Bullet is by far the largest, and if you like carrying around a lot of extra stuff, it’s the clear winner:

    • Bullet: 340g water (11.5oz)
    • Missile: 210g water (7.1oz)
    • Torpedo: 208g water (7.03oz)
    • Bomb: 139g water (4.7oz)

    On a personal note, this is literally the only shaker bottle I’ve used where I didn’t throw away the compartment, because I don’t normally use them… but with these, it truly makes the shaker.

BPA and DEHP Free

Battle Shakers are free BPA & DEHP free, which is what you want to look for when buying a plastic cup. Let’s do a “shallow dive” on these two chemicals, referencing some well-cited studies if you want to dig deeper:

Stay away from Bisphenol A

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Stay Away from BPA and Don’t Ever Hold Protein in DEHP!

BPA stands for Bisphenol A, which is a chemical used in many plastics and epoxy resins. There is a lot of data correlating BPA to cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome, but correlation does not equal causation. More importantly, BPA “exhibits hormone-like properties” and “can mimic estrogen to interact with estrogen receptors α and β, leading to changes in cell proliferation, apoptosis, or migration and thereby, contributing to cancer development and progression.”[1]

There’s a massive amount of research on BPA in terms of mechanism of action using in vivo and in vitro systems as well as correlational / epidemiological data showing potential harm. But we’re not here to do a deep dive on BPA right now, we’re just here to tell you to keep that stuff away from your food and drinks, as many of us are trying to keep estrogen at bay, not the other way around!

If you’re interested in learning more, however, the citation above[1] is a great place to start, as it cites 122 other studies regarding BPA and related “xenoestrogens” and their dangers.

Don’t Ever Hold Protein in DEHP

After BPA was largely removed from the plastic food/drink containers market, DEHP became the next concern. This stands for di (2- ethylhexyl) phthalate, and is used for plastic flexibility.

Just like BPA, it’s wise to keep DEHP as far away from your system as possible — the entire class of phthalates are known as “gender benders” (yes, you read that right), and many researchers have found them to cause serious adverse effects on the endocrine system,[2] especially in males.[3]

The ultimate conversation piece

It’s tough to make guarantees in the world of diet, sports nutrition, and supplementation. But I will make you a guarantee with Battle Shakers: they are the ultimate conversation starter. If you use these at the gym with your headphones off and nobody makes a comment the first few times they see one, it’s time to look for a new gym.

Battle Shakers

Weaponize Your Workouts!

It’s not that we’re trying to attract attention, it’s that we’re trying to have a bit of fun and do something different. If you don’t want the occasional comment, you may be best keeping this in the car or locker for pre- and post-workout, because intra workout, there’s no way you won’t be asked about it!

Meanwhile, consider this: if you’re the kind of person to use a battle shaker, then the kind of people who politely ask about Battle Shakers are also the type of people you want to hang out with and train with. Boom – now you’ve just found your buddy to go to the range with!

My Battle Shaker Review

When Tony and Pete first approached me about Battle Shakers, I first thought about the Price part of PricePlow – I started this site to save people money, not get them to buy more stuff. At times, I’ve learned to turn that part of my brain down. It goes without saying that if you’re on a shoestring budget, I’m not going to tell you to spend your next paycheck on a set of cups. Many of our followers are here to look for deals and nothing else, but that’s not everyone here. (non-affiliate link!) A lot of our followers “live the life”. Their peers spend hundreds of dollars at the bar — we do not. We buy food, supplements, books, and training sessions. We look forward to gym time, and we look forward to having the best experience possible from it – and that often starts with the pre workout straight out of your shaker cup.

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So I gave the cups a shot. Why not? I’m not one to turn down free stuff, especially if that free stuff is in the shape of munitions.

And then something funny happened: I fell in love with these damn things. They’re silly fun in reviews, but they’re also something else — mood gauges. One of my favorite things to do is to “decide” which shaker cup I’m going to use at a given moment.

  • The missile quietly became my go-to. I like things black, and it had a nice snap to it.
  • The bomb is for an all-out moment, or a product that is just packed to the brim with stuff.
  • The torpedo is for weight loss and dieting.
  • The bullet, ironically, is the one I use the least. I can’t tell you why, except for maybe I already own plenty of them… yet I don’t own any of the above three.

It may seem something small to get excited about, but it’s the little things in life that we get a kick out of. I have a one year old in the house and the days of leaving weapons and knives out are over. Going out to concerts and events isn’t much in the cards right now. I get negative five hours of sleep per night.

So you know what? Let me have my damn protein shake out of freakin missile. At this point, it’s really all I ask for, and it puts a smile on my face.

Battle Shakers: Weaponize Your Workout

Battle Shakers are safe, unique, well-made, and they’re fun.

As mentioned above, it’s the little things that we grow to enjoy, and these little things are sure to put a smile on your face. They’re the ultimate gym conversation starter, and are the most fun way to take down your favorite beverage, whether it’s pre, intra, post, or some much-needed energy.

It’s time to Weaponize Your Workout. It’s time for Battle Shakers.

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About the Author: Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto

Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public.

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References

  1. Gao, Hui et al; “Bisphenol A and hormone-associated cancers: current progress and perspectives”; Medicine vol. 94,1 (2015): e211; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4602822/
  2. Chen, Xueping et al; “Toxicity and estrogenic endocrine disrupting activity of phthalates and their mixtures”; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; vol. 11,3 3156-68; 14 Mar. 2014; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3987027/
  3. Weng, Te-I et al; “Effects of Gender on the Association of Urinary Phthalate Metabolites with Thyroid Hormones in Children: A Prospective Cohort Study in Taiwan”; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; vol. 14,2 123; 29 Jan. 2017; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5334677/

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