Picardie 18 piece set includes six 8 3/4 ounce tumblers, six 12 ounce tumblers and 16 7/8 ounce tumblers The original french tumbler, made by the company that invented tempered glass Duralex is 2-1/2 times more resistant to breakage, sudden thermal shock and chipping than normal glass Duralex glass is very hygienic: it is non-porous and does not absorb liquids, colors or flavors Dishwasher, fridge and microwave safe; products maintain the original look for years Founded in 1939, Duralex has been manufacturing glassware and tabletop products in La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin, a city in the heart of France. Since 1939, when Duralex invented the glass tempering process, the name Duralex has been associated with resilient glassware, thanks to their proprietary tempering process. The original tempered (toughened) Picardie glasses are still in production in France and are known as the "Original French Tumblers." The Picardie glass is the perfect weight: functional yet stylish and feels extremely comfortable in the hand. They are equally suitable for cold or hot drinks, conveniently stackable, impact and chip resistant, microwave and dishwasher safe. With the help of continuous investments and commitment to quality, Duralex has reached a level of excellence that makes its products recognized throughout the world. Duralex is and will always remain a true French manufacturer of glassware and tabletop products, and is the only glass manufacturer that makes 100% of their products in France.
I love this set of glasses! I am a woman and even the large size is comfortable to hold. The lip is thin and a little bit flared out which makes it very pleasant to drink out of. I like having the variety of sizes, though we typically only use the largest one. I have not owned them long enough to know how truly durable they are but I took away 1 star because almost all of the glasses have tiny imperfections (bubbles, lines, specks) in them. I would expect that from a $10 ..