The GSI Ultralight Telescoping Foon packs down to 3.874 inches and weighs .3 oz. Small and compact and all these pretty colors, not too mention the hard to break polycarbonate make this a must have. What more could you ask for in a foon?
|Country of Origin:||China|
|Dimensions:||3.9" x 1.5" x 0.8"|
|Storage Sack Included:||no|
|GSI Outdoors Telescoping Foon Backpacking Utensil||$3.94 - $3.95|
My GSI Stainless Duo Kit came with a couple of these spoon/forks & we used them for a year. They seemed to work fine, we didn't necessarily 'baby' them either... they held up fine. They certainly did make you question their toughness though. They are SUPER lightweight & do seem somewhat flimsy. We ended up buying longer titanium sporks just simply because the length difference. Not a bad utensil for us!
Nice and light. Seems just tough enough but watch the heat and the sticker was a real pain to get off unless you don't mind a little paper and glue in your food. After all of that I am glad to have it in my pack!
--If you are looking for uber-light (and cheap) and do not plan to use it often, read no further.--
I have seen many (emphasis on "many") broken GSI foons at trail shelters and fire rings. To put it bluntly, THEY SNAP--about as easily as a stepfather swiggin' on a bottle of cheap whiskey. I do not recommend this utensil if you will be eating meals that are heavier: e.g. thick stew, mashed potatoes, hearty oatmeal or peanut butter (almond and cashew butter, too, bruh).
This utensil will very easily snap if you're not super careful; trust me, SPEND $10 AND GET A TITANIUM SPORK--it'll last a lifetime and it'll let you ditch any dining distress at the trailhead because you'll be well equipped to dig into that peanut butter--even if the temp is 10 below.
I bought this to fit inside my GSI cup/bowl set. It does fit inside the bowl well as it is expected to. However, it is simply not durable. The sliding motion is difficult to move without sliding it right off, and after only minimal use, it simply slides right off of the handle. It no longer stays on. I'm now looking for some smaller non-folding cutlery to replace this.
It's tends to collapse in use pretty easily (mainly if you try and use it as a foon/spork but when stirring as well) and the results in food getting all between the two parts and makes it VERY difficult to clean. Yes it fits in some of the GSI pots which is the only reason i give it 2 stars.
so i like it but.....
it works great. it's light and small love the form factor but just not the best construction...yet. if the make it or ti or something i would be all over it but it has trouble staying extended after repeated use and i just snapped the foon part off
Bought this last minute before an 8 day work trip when I realized I forgot a utensil. I do like how it can fit in the pots, but the plastic material isn't very strong. one of the teeth were bending on the first day I used it. Also food tends to get stuck on the part where the spoon slides into the handle. Since the parts are separate, they may be easier to lose. On a recent move to a new apt. I somehow lost the handle to the spoon, which is now useless to me.
Adequate for the job says it all. These GSI foons are super-light weight which is why I really like this item. You are able to shorten the foon while you are storing them but if you are using the foon to eat something harder the foon can shorten on it's own while eating, this can be annoying. I do agree that these foons are not super durable. They are plastic spoons, so just be smart when using or they will break. Cheap and lightweight are the highlights of this item.
It does the trick. might not be the strongest and best, but I would like to know what you are expecting for $3 @ 0.3oz. I have one for my solo and its my backup.
Okay, it's plastic! Not the strongest, but for normal outings, gets by.