great for backpacking
great little egg carrier. i have both the dozen, and half dozen carriers. i use one of them on just about every camping trip i go on. i've never had an egg break, but no, you can't fit large eggs, you need to buy smaller ones. i cut the handles off to make it easier to fit in my pack. the only reason i put "spills" as a con, is because there is no seal of any kind on it. if an egg did happen to break, it would make a mess. i solved this concern easily enough though by putting it inside a big ziplock bag.
best egg holder I've found
I've had one for years, and now one of my hinges has broke, so time to buy another. I have also cut off the handle so it fits better in backpacks.
medium size eggs fit perfectly, large eggs can sometimes be a problem, pick the smallest to use, I've only had a couple of eggs break on me using large, never a problem using medium.
I'm thinking of getting the 2 egg version now that I see they are available as many times I only need 2 eggs anyway
No more broken eggs
This has been great to use for family car camping, and canoeing, just put the eggs in the container, toss in cooler, and no worries of broken eggs or soggy egg cartons. Never had a problem getting eggs to fit. The only thing that could make it better would be some way to put a gasket in the lip so it seals out water from getting in and if for some reason a egg broke, that it would leak out. But for me it worked great.
Does what it's supposed to do!
Just used this on a two-night backpacking trip, and it kept all six eggs unscathed. I'm not sure why so many reviewers are having a problem with it being too small--I used large brown eggs (Eggland's Best, from a US supermarket) and was able to close it securely without any cracking.
Some sort of seal to waterproof it would be ideal, but otherwise it's a great way to carry eggs! Will probably buy one of the smaller versions for solo trips.
Great way to carry eggs
I've used this egg carrier on several trips and never had any problems. The handles were a bit too bulky when trying to fit this into my food bag so I just cut them off and viola! I've never had any issues with eggs not fitting or breaking. The container is designed to securely hold them in place so it will be a snug fit but, again, I've never had problems closing the container.
Why didn't they put the shock absorbers on both sides (the little plastic tabs that have some give)?? Baffles me, but it probably would've saved me a couple eggs (put this inside a ziplock bag incase one breaks!).
Great design otherwise, keeps my eggs safe, so I can have a delicious breakfast or two while out on the trail. Probably couldve used a bit thinner plastic and saved considerable weight..
gets the job done
this container does a good job at protecting the eggs. i have fallen a few times with all 6 eggs in my pack inside the holder and thought for sure they would be broken but was surprised when i opened the container up at camp to find 0 broken eggs
Pretty nice way to carry some eggs, never had any break inside. Eggs taste so good in the morning and this is definitely my preferred way to carry them.