Guyot Designs Utensils
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $7.95
The set is lightweight and very sturdy. They perform double duty for cooking and for eating. They are long enough for cooking, but not too long for eating. The spork and knife/spatula snap together.
- Compact, they snap together and occupy little space.
- They have a convenient hole for hanging.
- They aren't titanium and aren't as lightweight.
The set I own is the longer Guyot Designs "The Utensils" at 9.5 inches for the spatula versus the Guyot Designs "MicroBites Utensils" which is 6 inches. I have had my tomato red set for well over 5 years. They have been my "go to" eating utensils for every trip I have made with my boy scout troop during that time. This set has accompanied me on over 3 dozen camping trips and at least a half dozen backpacking trips from 10 to 75+ miles in length.
As I mentioned earlier, the set is lightweight and very sturdy. Each piece is made of a durable, nylon polymer that holds up well when exposed to hot foods and liquids. They perform double duty for cooking and for eating. They are long enough for cooking, but not too long for eating. The spork works equally well for spearing food and eating foods that are heavy with liquid.
They are made of plastic and aren't as light as titanium. But at 1.8 ounces for both pieces, it is only 1.2 ounces more than a 6.5 inch titanuim spork. I think it is well worth the extra 1.2 ounces to have both pieces. If I were about to hike the Appalachian or Pacific Coast trails, I might buy the titanium spork to help keep my weight as light as possible. But for what I do and the types of trips I take most often, I am very happy that these have proven quite effective.
Price Paid: $2.50
These are perfect, so easy to use, so versatile. Cleaning couldn't be easier. New "Microbites" version is smaller and great for saving space if you're a weight weenie. Couldn't be happier with my purchase.
Price Paid: Around $4
I agree that this is the perfect set. It comes in a smaller version which will fit inside your mess kit, but it won't reach the bottom of your boil bag or keep your fingers from getting burnt by the fire.
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Unique and wonderfully useful, these lightweight Guyot utensils function as five eating, cooking and serving utensils in two cleverly designed pieces. Utensil Dimensions: 2 x 9.5 x 0.6" Weight: 51g Resilient nylon polymer withstands temperatures up to 405 F One piece serves as a spoon and fork; the second as a knife, spatula and spreader Snaps together for easy packing Long handles for eating out of deep pots or food packets Knife blade cuts anything from a baguette to steak, yet both pieces are safe for use with non-stick cooking surfaces Item Specifications Color Green Includes Fork and Spoon
- Mountains Plus
Inventor Clint Slone has developed a unique and functional way to bring everything you need from your kitchen to the trail. The unique set is versatile enough to twirl your pasta, sip your soup and is surprisingly sharp enough to cut your toughest trail food. The Spreader/Spatula simplifies PB&Js on the run, and it all snaps together for the easiest of packaging. It is specially designed to work well with deep stoves like JetBoil , and it gets to the bottom of meals in a bag without getting your hands too involved. The utensils are completely reclaimable. In an ongoing effort to make sustainable and ethical products for the outdoors, Guyot has initiated a program whereby The Utensils can be reclaimed and turned into another great product. It is our goal at Guyot Designs to close the loop on production and waste while creating great products in the mean time. 2% of the sales of The Utensils will be donated to the Rocky Mountain Institute.Guyot Utensils Specifications:Weight: 1.8oz / 51gWidth: 2.0in / 5.1cmHeight: 9.5in / 24.1cmLength: 0.6in / 1.6cm
- Mountain Hideaway
Unique and wonderfully useful, the lightweight Guyot Meal Gear is five eating, cooking and servng utensils in two cleverly designed pieces!FeaturesOne piece serves as a spoon and fork; the second covers your knife, spatula and peanut-butter spreading needsLong handles dive into ready-to-eat meal bags and your JetBoil potResilient nylon polymer withstands temperatures up to 405 FKnife blade cuts anything from a baguette to steak, yet both pieces are safe for use with non-stick cooking surfaces.
To go along with your bowls and the rest of your kitchen camping gear, don't forget Guyot Designs utensils.. They are packable and fit perfectly with the bowls.. Versatile enough to twirl your pasta and sharp enough to cut the toughest food.. The Spreader/Spatula simplifies the bowl licking of your tastiest desserts. Also has long handles for eating out of deep pots or food packets.. Spork and Spatula come together as a package.
- Tahoe Mountain Sports