Utensils

Brands

GSI
Sea to Summit
REI
Coghlan's
Light My Fire
Grand Trunk
MSR
Backpacker's Pantry
Primus
Guyot Designs

Genders

Kids'

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 and above

Recent Utensil Reviews

Light My Fire Spork

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great little tool. It is lightweight, but still strong. It is very handy because you don't need to carry three utensils, just one. Although it has one weakness, if you are trying to use the fork and the knife at the same time it is very hard to cut stuff. I like the colours. If you lose them they are very easy to find. Full review

Sea to Summit Titanium Spork

rated 4 of 5 stars Ultralight, obviously, and nice long handle for stirring. Wish it had a slightly deeper bowl (easier to use with soup). This is obviously a pretty simple utensil, so there's not loads to say. Pack it somewhat carefully since it's probably not indestructible. As a spork it's obviously not ideal for either task, so if they made a long spoon with a deep bowl, and a smaller, longer-tined fork, I'd probably go with two separate utensils. Since the spoon though is still almost the same as this, it seems… Full review

MSR Alpine Folding Spatula

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Light and reliable, this folding spatula works well for flipping eggs and pancakes and can also be used to stir soups and fluids. For reasons of weight and time, I tend to rule out eggs and pancakes on longer trips, but on leisurely weekenders it can be nice to cook up some fresh yellow-eyes or a batch of cakes. That's when I bring along the MSR folding spatula. I've had it for at least five years now, and often just throw it in to a general purpose cooking kit when I'm not too worried about weight. Full review

MSR Alpine Folding Spoon

rated 3 of 5 stars Nice idea, but too flexible for stirring big pots full of thick oatmeal or one-pot stews. Maybe better when cooking smaller amounts for 2-4 people. Recommended, but with some reservations. It's nice to have a big spoon when cooking for more than a few people, but this one doesn't make the grade. I had one of the original ones, which had a locking mechanism similar to MSR's Folding Spatula, but the lock broke while scraping out a pot, so I bought the new version.  I've had the new one for a few… Full review

GSI Compact Scraper

rated 5 of 5 stars The backcountry tool you never knew you needed. Scrape clean bowls and pots before washing. Worth 10 times its weight in recovered calories alone. I stumbled across this little beauty while browsing my way through the cookware section of a big Norwegian outdoor sports retailer. I didn't think twice. The utility of it was obvious, especially for our 8 member JMT group where hygiene is especially important. Now I wouldn't leave it behind on a solo or even hut-to-hut trek. It's a win-win-win tool —… Full review

Jetboil Utensil Kit

rated 5 of 5 stars Great product. I'm so glad I got this and did not rely on the other set I got [To-Go-Ware Repeat Bamboo utensils]. Those were such a failure that I ate with the JetBoil items and was glad I did! These are lightweight, collapsible, packable. Sturdy. Easy wash. They do slip apart a wee bit too easily. I thought I lost the handle of the spatula as it came apart, but I found it in bottom of bag. Loved the spatula. I don't have JetBoil pans, but another tall pot, and this worked perfectly to reach and… Full review

To-Go Ware RePEaT Utensil Set

rated 2 of 5 stars OK, but will replace with something else. I thought this would be great for two uses: camping and my work [a prison] where I can't bring in metal items. Smooth, well manufactured items from bamboo. Chopsticks are included. I don't use them to eat, but great for stirring, poking food items during prep. Fork tines are stubby and don't really stab food items. You have to "scoop" the food. Spoon is OK, but bowl shape is shallow and round, not oval, and does not scrape food from corners of a cup, pan… Full review

Light My Fire Spork

rated 1 of 5 stars Owned two, broke two. I recommend spending the extra $ and get the titanium version. Two cold mornings and two thick cups of oatmeal killed my plastic sporks. Suddenly being utensil-less makes a nice relaxing meal, not so nice and relaxing. Full review

Light My Fire Spork Titanium

rated 4 of 5 stars The Light My Fire titanium spork is a handsome blend of form and function, light weight and strength. If you are counting ounces for the trail, and need a spork that will not melt or break, "fork" over for this one. 17 grams, 7 inches, titanium. This Spork is not a one-ended spoon with little nubs in it. It is a gracefully arched handle with a spoon on one end and a fork on the other. The fork end is modified a bit with a serrated flat on the last tine for a makeshift knife edge. All edges are just… Full review