Optimus Titanium Folding Spork
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $10
Light multipurpose eating utensil, but watch the lock.
- Light, good for backpacking
- Big bowl
- Unreliable lock on handle
- Tines are pretty much worthless
I've had one of these for a couple of years. Take a stove, the Optimus Spork and a dehydrated meal, and you're pretty much set for dinner. The handle folds into the spoon bowl, and it fits nicely into a pocket. I usually put it in between the pots in my Trangias, or just tuck it inside my cup.
To lock the handle, a small metal clip slides into place pushing the handle out. While it holds fairly well, the lock can occasionally slip back. If it does, the bowl can flip up, so keep an eye on it.
- The bowl is fairly large, so you can actually eat soup or stew with it without feeling frustrated.
- Only 18 gms, and very compact when folded.
- Because it's metal, you can use the edge to cut some softer foods.
- Unreliable lock.
- Fork tines aren't very pointy. Don't count on being able to stab anything with them.
PS: Is there really a difference between a Spork and a Foon?
Price Paid: $12
This folding titanium spork is my go to utensil in the backcountry. I thought it was flimsy at first, until I realized it locks into place with the sliding toggle (open and closed).
Weighs nothing, strong, and it folds up so it will fit in any solo cookware set. I use it to cook as well as to eat.
Price Paid: $15
I originally bought the Optimus Spork because it could fold and would fit inside my Snow Peak cook set. At the store the design seemed really sturdy and I was sure that it would be an awesome addition to my gear collection.
The only real con with this spork is that it can and sometimes does fold in half while you are cooking. It becomes a pain in the a** anytime you try to stir anything thick. It folds in half, you get food all over your fingers, you almost knock the stove over. It's just a bad deal all together.
This utensil is great for eating, and only that. I would probably buy this again, just not as a cooking utensil.
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The Titanium Folding Spork from Optimus has a matte finished handle and a polished eating surface. Fits inside their ultra small Optimus Terra Weekend and Solo cooksets.
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- Mountains Plus
Lightweight Optimus Titanium Alloy Folding Spork, (spoon/fork). Matte finish. Fits inside ultra small Optimus Terra Weekend and Solo cooksets. Size: 6.5 in.(folded) Weight: .6 oz.
- Appalachian Outdoors