The Alphalight Utensils are durable and extremely lightweight. The utensils are made with hard-anodized aircraft grade aluminum in a sleek but sturdy design, and are sure to last a very long time. These utensils are great for anyone counting every ounce that they pack on the trail.
The AlphaLight Cutlery uses a durable hard-anodized aircraft grade aluminum combined with a sleek-yet-strong shape to create an extremely lightweight utensil at a surprisingly affordable price. By hard anodizing the aluminum it forms a kind of ‘exoskeleton’, so the utensils can be slimmer and lighter. This hardened shell also encapsulates the aluminum, to eliminate the risk of the alloy leaching into food.
|Material:||aluminum alloy 7075-T6|
|Recommended Use:||camping, hiking, backpacking|
|Set Contents:||1 spoon, 1 fork, 1 knife|
|Set Weight:||1.3 oz|
|Weight:||Spork - 0.3 oz|
|Sea To Summit Alpha Utensil Set||$12.95 - $16.95|
It's a nice spork - certainly a good choice. I have this and the Snow Peak Titanium Spork, though, and prefer the other. The weight of this is a tiny bit less (less than half an ounce difference), but the Snow Peak is stronger.
I also like the slightly longer tines on the Snow Peak as it is easier to stab meat and other items with (you can also stab food with this spork - the Snow Peak just does a slightly better job at it).
I got the Alpha set and I like individual cutlery rather than fumbling with a spork/foon nonsense. The holes in the set tend to collect food goo, but otherwise a solid, durable set of cutlery. The caribiner is nice to keep it all together. Also, I believe S to S also sells a cutlery bag/tent peg bag for the set.
After my Lightmyfire spork/fork broke I decided to go titanium and I'm never turning back. Super light, big enough that you won't lose it and pretty much no chance of breaking it (assuming you don't end up in combat during your backpacking trip).
Best six dollars of my life, no doubt.
Not quite up to titanium standards but still a darn nice utensil set. I bought the set for my wife and I and the supplied small carabiner keeps everything together. I have used these several times and never had an issue with them.
I've got the spork. It's a spork with a carabiner so you don't lose it.
Liked it so much I got one for the woman. She likes the sporkiness as well.
I got the spork. It's pretty rad. I don't know what else you could ask for, really. It scoops AND stabs.
Spork works great for its purpose. It's long enough to easily fork food but also is good for oatmeal.
I use the spork daily! Its light and durable and washes really easily. Great item, great buy!
Just got this not too long ago and was looking for something small that would fit inside of my BC 700ml Ti pot. Tried it out with some freezer bag cooking in my living room and found that this thing 1) does not nest inside the BC pot with stove and canister 2)is just too damn short to really eat with without getting food all over your fingers. Not worth the weight savings. Will return it and go with the regular size or maybe even upgrade to the long seeing that I would have to store it in the brain of my pack anyway. DON'T BUY THE SHORT unless you want to be frustrated.
I'll start by saying that I've gotten a ton of use out of the spork over the last 3 years or so. It's aluminum, so it bends if you aren't careful (read: making yer oatmeal too thick). Bright side: I've been able to bend it back every time, but I do know that it'll break off at some point. And the hard anodized finish wears off, even if you hand wash it. I'm not in love with it, but I do like it enough that I haven't replaced it yet. When it does finally break (probably soon), I'll be replacing it with a different brand.
Use these on my last trip, feels likethey will last a while, if I don't lost them.