User Review: Fozzils Soloist Set
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $13.95
A lightweight, easy alternative to having nesting bowls and mugs. I haven't encountered anything negative worth writing down.
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Whether you are camping alone or with a partner, the Fozzils Soloist Set is a great option for a lightweight eating set. I've used these on half a dozen camping trips, as well as trekked them across Europe and I haven't been let down yet.
Obviously the first thing is has going for it is that you get THREE pieces: a mug, a bowl and a deep dish plate (which I will normally even use as a bowl) for SUPER CHEAP! You can find the set for under $20 at most retailers. So even if you are travelling with someone and you are eating oatmeal, someone can have the bowl and someone can have the plate; however, this does class itself as a "soloist" set so you'll have to share the cup.
Because you can find this set extremely cheap, at first glace you might think that it is flimsy. But, after many uses the creases are still holding up well and they still feel substantial. I'm really not worried about them splitting at all. The snaps to fold and put them together are plastic and I haven't had anything break. Every now and again I'll have to wipe the nooks of the snaps to make sure they can close fully. You don't want to have a snap let go and spill coffee on you!
Just make sure that things are closed and solid before putting any food or liquid in the set. The slight silicone coating on the outer of every piece help you figure which way it should be put together and makes for a nice grip. Every piece is food grade material and is BPA free.
I felt I had to write down a negative in order to have a thorough review; so my "complaint" would be that they don't nest into your cookwear. I don't reaaaallllyyyy find this to be a problem, because when I pack these pieces, I fit them into my hydration sleeve just behind my reservoir. I normally put a small carabiner through each of the holes so I can keep them together.
Weighing in at about 1.4 oz for each piece, it is a nice luxury to have so I don't have to feel like I'm "lugging" anything along and I don't have to eat straight outta the pot, I can pour into my bowl and start making coffee. Even if you carried TWO sets it would be lighter and maybe even more packable than a SeaToSummit Delta or X set.
I don't leave for a camping trip without this set now. Go get one.