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Toaks Titanium Long Handle Spoon

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Toaks Titanium Long Handle Spoon utensil

Excellent spoon does exactly what you need it to.

Pros

  • Light, long and sturdy.

Cons

  • The pros are also its con. Potential to poke through light material such as backpacks if care is not taken to secure in a way where this cannot happen.

 

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So it's a spoon. If you do any amount of backpacking at some point you will likely encounter at least one freeze dried meal.  There are people who do not of course but I am not one of those people. If you are one such person you already know that eating from the container these meals is an annoyance. You will often get some measure of the meal on your fingers  using a standard sized spoon to dig into it. Enter the long handle spoon. This one does exactly what you might think. It gets to the bottom easily without you ever having to get your fingers dirty. It remains rigid with no bending making it easy to stir your meal as needed. You could go with a slightly lighter and shorter plastic spoon if weight is your main concern but for me removing the annoyance of having to put your hand into the food container as you eat it is worth the fraction of the additional weight this adds to your gear.

There is one con I can think of though.  As mentioned this spoon is very rigid.  As a result you do need to take some care in how you pack it so there is no chance it pokes through whatever containers it happens to be in to include your backpack. Granted it is rounded but still I can see the possibility of it potentially happening under the right conditions.  Just something to be mindful of I think.

It's also very reasonably priced in my mind.

Background

I have backpacked off and on through my life for decades. While backpacking you need to eat and I have used various implements like spoons to accomplish this.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $10

Great for eating out of tall food bags and stirring food over a hot flame.

Pros

  • Made of titanium (plastics break)
  • I love the long handle
  • Very sturdy feeling
  • Polished bowl is easy to clean
  • Flat tip of the spoon is nice for scraping burnt or frozen food
  • Very nice shape overall that feels very comfortable in hand
  • Fair price compared to competitors
  • Comes with a small orange storage bag

Cons

  • I think it might be trying to make me fat

I started out with plastic sporks, and broke them in the cold. Then I got a titanium spork, but never used the fork end after years of use, and I found it to be a little short when eating out of packages or stirring food over heat. 

Now I use Toaks's long handled titanium spoon, and love it. It feels like a chef's utensil in hand, and the angle of the bowl is great for scooping. I may add lines to the end of the handle for measuring water in my cup, but estimating normally works fine.

Also, I've used the handle as a bottle opener. It's not designed for this feature, but with a little bit of know-how it can be used successfully. 

Size:

  • Handle - 6.75" long x 5/8" wide
  • Bowl - 1.5" long x 1.5" wide
  • Overall length - 8.5"
  • Weight - 20.32 grams (spoon only, no bag)

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $12

I totally LOVE my TOAKS long handled spoon and it's NOT just for camping: I generally carry it with me in my purse as a regular thing! It's perfect for getting to the bottom of a container, and it's an asset that its bowl is both rounded and straight to fetch the last bit of whatever from the bottom. It cleans easily, weighs practically nothing, is perfect for stirring the soup pot or for sauteing, and, in a pinch, can serve as a back scratcher! ;-)
Really .. I ask you .. what's not to LOVE!?!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $9.95

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Specs

Price MSRP: $9.95
Current Retail: $9.95-$11.00
Historic Range: $9.95-$11.00
Reviewers Paid: $12.00
Weight 0.65 oz / 19 g
Length 8 5/8 in / 220 mm
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