GSI Outdoors Telescoping Foon

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GSI Outdoors Telescoping Foon
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If you haven’t figured out that ‘Foon' refers to a combination fork-and-spoon utensil, then prepare to be amazed by the GSI Outdoor Ultralight Telescoping Foon. The telescoping mechanism shortens the Foon from six inches in use, to less than four inches for storage. GSI knows you care about weight, and at a miniscule 0.3oz, you won’t even notice the Ultralight Telescoping Foon in your pack.


  • Made of co-polyester and Acetal


  • Telescoping design compacts to 3.875" long.
  • Color-coded to coordinate with other nFORM Ultralight and Gourmet items

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?

Mountain Gear
No need to haul around your old or spare silverware on backpacking trips, instead chuck the Ultralight Telescoping Foon from GSI Outdoors into your pack.
Forget sporks, try a foon. The GSI Telescoping Foon is perfect for snagging food off of your neighbors plate, stirring hot pots of soup, back scratching and eating a nice juicy slab of steak.

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Country of Origin:China
Dimensions:3.9" x 1.5" x 0.8"
Nonstick Surface:no
Pot Grabber:no
Storage Sack Included:no
Weight:.3 oz
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GSI Outdoors Telescoping Foon Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

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!

Anthony and Ashley South at on 12/21/2013

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!

herby5002258572 at on 01/12/2010

Convenient and light

Frankly, I use this in my lunch bag every day for work. It's light, reliable and clean.
EB at Mountain Gear on 11/11/2009

Negative Reviews:

--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.

Ryan Conklin at on 08/23/2013

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.

The Hidden Llama at on 01/24/2011

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.

Rick Agostin at on 01/04/2010

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

Matthew W. at on 04/16/2011

Not what I expected

This doesn't telescope enough to deserve that reference in the title. This is an extremely small item.
tcschrock at Mountain Gear on 08/08/2013

Neutral Reviews:

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.

GoodGuinness at on 11/27/2010

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.

Joelle Raynes at on 07/16/2013

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.

James Thompson at on 01/30/2011

Okay, it's plastic! Not the strongest, but for normal outings, gets by.

NvHiker at on 06/04/2011