Sea To Summit X-Bowl

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Sea To Summit X-Bowl Features.

Sea To Summit X-Bowl.
Take your adventure to another level with this Sea To Summit X-Bowl. This X-bowl is designed to collapse flat so that you can pack it in with the rest of your gear without taking up too much space. It is an ideal item to have when you get hungry during your adventure in the great outdoors, thanks to its versatility. It features a cut-resistant base, allowing you to cut and chop on it without having to worry about harming it. This X-bowl has a capacity of 22 fluid oz., giving you a lot of room for your favorite food. Its spill resistant design ensures that you do not spill your soup or any other liquid you put in it. Its BPA free build guarantees that it is safe to use. Plus, this X-bowl is also safe to use in the dishwasher and the microwave. Have a great time on your adventure with this Sea To Summit X-Bowl.

Key Features.


  • Rigid food-grade nylon base is tough enough to double as a cutting board while prepping meals


  • When collapsed, X bowl fits snugly into the X plate (sold separately) for a compact and convenient camp dining set


  • Flexible food-grade silicone walls collapse, slimming the bowl down to a slender 0.5 in. thick and minimizing the space it takes up in a pack


  • Assorted colors
  • BPA – free
  • Sold Individually
  • Cut resistant base for cutlery or chopping
  • Flexible walls make pouring liquids is easy
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • 22 fluid oz capacity - diameter 6” - Depth 2¼”
  • Flexible walls let you accurately pour liquid from the bowl into another container
  • Stable rigid base with flexible walls
  • Silicone sides can withstand temperatures of hot foods and nearby hot surfaces up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Unbreakable, folds flat for compact packing
  • Weighs only 2.8 oz
  • Calibrated as a measuring cup
  • Spill resistant, versatile shape

The Sea to Summit X-Bowl. The X-Bowl is constructed from a flexible European standard compliant, food grade, silicone upper that is securely bonded by a patent-pending process to a rigid, cut resistant base made of high temperature, food grade nylon. It folds flat for compact packing and has metric measurement increments on the inside. The flexible sides make pouring easy.

FEATURES of the Sea to Summit X Bowl.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Sea to Summit X Bowl.

River Sports Outfitters
Sea to Summitís X-Bowls are collapsible hybrids comprised of a rigid, cut-resistant base made of high temperature, food-grade nylon and walls made of food-grade flexible silicone, so they fold flat for compact packing. Each is tough enough to handle chopping with the sturdy nylon base. The silicone sides can withstand temperatures of hot foods and nearby hot surfaces up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. The sides are flexible, so pouring liquids is easy. When collapsed down flat, the X-Bowl fits snugly into the X-Plate for extra space savings when packed.

Appalachain Outdoors
Sea to Summit’s X-Bowl is a collapsible camping bowl that is made of a rigid, cut-resistant nylon base, and walls made of food-grade flexible silicone. These bowls fold flat for compact packing, yet are tough enough to handle chopping with their sturdy nylon base.

Enjoy all your favorite camp foods and save room in your pack with the collapsible Sea To Summit X bowl.


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Dimension:(D x H)
Dimensions:(Collapsed) 5 x 0.5 / (expanded) 5 x 2.25 inches
Holds 22 fl. oz.; measures:6 in. diameter x 2.25 in. deep
Lightweight:X Bowl weighs only 2.8 oz / 80 grams
Material:Food-grade nylon/silicone
Volume:22 fl oz / 650 ml
Weight:2.8 oz / 80 g
X Bowl size:22 fluid oz / 650 ml capacity; diameter 6” / 15 cm; Depth 2¼” / 5.5 cm
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Sea To Summit X-Bowl Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great Bowl!!!

I think its fantastic myself. Its lightweight and holds an entire Mountain House 16oz meal with room to spare. I also like that the sea to summit mug fits into the center of this bowl when collapsed. The two combined take up almost no room in my pack and can fit into so many places. I mostly use this over 2-4 day trips. I have not had any of the issues others have reported about smell/stain/taste with this bowl. I have been with others using this on my trips and they all love it too. With that all said, I think its a toss up between this and the guyout squishy bowl/cup which has the advantage of being .2 ounces lighter and $11 cheaper but holds significantly less than the sea to summit cup/bowl (22oz oz vs 16oz for bowl, and 16oz v 6oz). Plus the sea to summit has the convenient measuring marks in the bowl and cup. So the size plus measuring marks made the difference for me, but I don't think you're wrong with the Guyout either. It depends on your wants/needs.
Sully28 at REI on 08/08/2009

Awesome piece of gear

I day trip and take extended (5-14 day) backwoods trips, and I love this bowl for both. It packs flat, which is huge when day tripping or hunting with just a patrol/butt pack, and tho it weighs more than a titanium bowl, the Ti bowls don't pack flat. Coupled with my canteen cup, its perfect for a day hike to the top of Mt. Washington. I used to cook and eat with my cup, but now I can keep my cup clean for boiling water in and use the bowl for eating. If you're a minimalist like me, there isn't a better product out there for the money. I've eaten at least 50 meals out of it, most using boiling water (ramen, oatmeal, condensed soup, fresh venison stew) and it still works like a charm. The only downside is it is too hot to hold when adding hot water, which is why I give it only 4 stars. In the end, I'll never use any other bowl again.
The Maestro at REI on 10/10/2011

X Marks the Spot

I first got the X-Bowl to see how well it was constructed, how well it cleaned and how well it packed for backpacking trips. It was so perfect I got the X-Mug and X-Plate to complete the set. The plate goes only on short trips where weight is not a problem and the meals are bigger. My fellow Scout leaders and boys all wanted to know where I got these after I used them on the first campout. Many of them purchased the set within a month. When getting and drinking a hot drink, hold the X-Mug at the top lip because the folding body gets very hot, thus the drink does not stay hot for long. Use the outside surface of the plate and bowl bottom for cutting so the inside surface stays smooth and more sanitary. I have used the Xs for three years and have not found an equal for packing and ease of use.
Cooker Jud at on 11/11/2011

better for travel than camping

I once went on a vacation with a small (12 L) backpack. This (and a spork) was my only "kitchen" utensil. It worked great for cereal in the morning, or (with the 'walls' not deployed) a small plate for a bagel/muffin.

Then, I took it camping. It worked ok for that, but I had soup in it, and ate it standing up. The walls transfer heat well enough that I had to wait for the soup to cool down before holding it comfortably.

Lastly, the seam between the base, and the walls is difficult to get at- in order to clean it, I had to run water on it for an extended period of time- I am not fully convinced that it isn't a breeding/hiding ground for mold/germs/bacteria.

All in all, a decent piece of equipment, and something I will definitely bring along with me whenever I travel.
jehan60188 at REI on 10/10/2009

Great bowl for any situation

This bowl rules. I also have squishy bowls and they do cram a little better into any nook, this bowl has a freaking cutting board!! I don't know about you but many a trip bushwhacking escapade i've found myself cutting my veggies on a stump and while I don't mind getting forest into my food (hair, socks, etc.) its really nice to have a solid, sterile (enough) work space to prep meals. It has measurements on the inside for cooking, but its in metric so everyone in the US be prepared to do some conversions. Plus is will fit into most pots (unless you're doing solo jetboil or something like that). It also works great as a bowl and plate, so don't waste money getting the set that has all three, its just added weight. Not too sure if it leeches anything as its a weird silicone...Great product though.
Warmonger at REI on 11/11/2009

Solid addition to the pack

I'd like to use the good-bad-good sandwich for this one:GOOD - This thing is very compact and light which makes it awesome for traveling with and easy to store.BAD - It's a little expensive in my opinion [$]and I'm not sure I would have bought it with my own money (I asked for it as a present). There are always sales going on at EMS at least. I wish that it held just a little bit more but overall the size was alright and not something I would avoid buying it over. GOOD - This thing is pretty sweet and I would recommend it to minimalists or people just looking for the added convenience of not worrying about where their bowl is going to fit into their pack. It's also very easy to clean and durable (cut up cheese on it to try it out).Satisfied customer.
Schlosky at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 12/12/2008

Excellent Product

I have been using these bowls for a few years and they have held up beautifully, though I haven't used the bottoms as an optional cutting board. They have held up well to hot food. Perhaps they are a little bulky for some, but their profile design fits well in the storage bag for my camping cook set.

My only knock on this product is that one really has to clean these bowls diligently to get certain scents from them (Ramen noodles, soups, etc.). Perhaps this has something to do with the materials used. That being said, though, they are not very difficult to clean. I have taken good care of this product and it has done the same in return.

Since they are dishwasher/microwave safe, according to the manufacturer's website, I am thinking about picking another one up to use at work.
Plinska at REI on 04/04/2012

Good, but not perfect.

I bought this bowl for a four day backpacking trip and it worked quite well. It packed down small, and was plenty large to make two packs of oatmeal or eat a healthy bowl of ramen with craw-fish tails fresh from the river! My only concerns are that the bottom of the bowl gets rather hot if you pour boiling liquid into it, and that the material holds scent. Even after running the bowl through the dish washer after returning from a trip, it smells like brown sugar from the instant oatmeal. I’ll be keeping this in my bear can hanging from a tree from now on. Still a good product. I’m glad I bought it, and some of the other people on the trip are sure to buy one too.
Who wants to go camping? at REI on 06/06/2008

Great product

This is yet another great product from Sea-to-Summit.

The bowl is pretty sturdy and does not collapse while eating soup or cereal. Yet if packs perfectly flat and fits in the bottom of my pot. The cup nests inside the bowl. That means my stove, bowl, and cup all fit inside the pot, which save a huge amount of room.

The bottom is really durable, and I use it as a cutting board. Never have I noticed any odor or taste from the bowl itself.

The bowl sometimes is a bit hard to clean if you don't have it all the way extended, but not that bad.
TVL at REI on 05/05/2013

Compact and pretty handy

I like this bowl because it is so compact and fits well in my my pack. I have used it for day hikes as well as overnighters. It may not be as light as some titanium stuff out there, but it sure is cheaper. I do find these are a bit hard to clean because food will stick to the plastic and rubber surfaces more than it will to metal surfaces. Overall though, this bowl works well and I like it. I also have the Sea to Summit cup too.
Ian D. at REI on 07/07/2011

Negative Reviews:

Causes hot food to taste like rubber

I like the idea of this bowl - it flattens down so that it is easy to pack. But, it adds a plastic/rubber taste to hot food. I usually clean my bowl by rinsing with hot water that I drink. This water tasted like it came from a rubber hose. Also, the bowl is difficult to clean - food adheres to the rubber top part in the creases where it folds. Whereas a smooth bowl was cleaned easily by swishing water around with a spoon, this bowl required using a finger to scrape the food out of the cracks.
trecker at REI on 08/08/2011

Neat idea, too many drawbacks

I always test out any new gear at home before taking it on the trail.

When adding HOT soup for the first time there was a strong rubber smell, this may go away after a while but it was not for me.

For the price I found them a bit heavy and question how durable they will be over time.

They do not nestle, just stack. For me I like all my cookware in one neat nestled stack.
boulderdragon at REI on 01/01/2009


I bought this last summer and have only used in maybe 4-5 times and it ripped. I wasn't rough with it at all, I was just cleaning it and the plastric part that folds got a rip in it that stretched over half way around. It still can work as a plate, but not as a bowl. Before it ripped I was happy with its performance, however I found the plate function a little on the small side.
Lee the Backpacker at REI on 05/05/2012

Left a bad taste in my mouth

This bowl is a great concept and worked well for the first several backpacking and canoeing trips. After about two years of occasional use I've really noticed that the food tastes and smells like rubber. The bowl also has a lot of grooves that require meticulous cleaning; particularly in bear country.

I'm looking at going to Ti to address the taste and cleaning issues while also reducing my pack weight.
Badgerott at REI on 05/05/2013

no like

There is a bad plastic taste ending up in the food and hot drinks from the bowl and cup.

another bit of kit they forgot to field test.
cmatrix at REI on 06/06/2009

Just not that into it.

I was really excited to try this bowl but in the end I wish I had bought the Guyot bowls. They pack down, just not enough to be great.
Climb Hard at REI on 04/04/2009

Does not pass the test

Fell apart after two days in the bush
Summit Paul at REI on 05/05/2008

Neutral Reviews:

Silicone Cracking

I used this product occassionally since it first came out (6-8 times a year for I'm guessing the last 5 years or so) primarily on 4-5 day backpacking trips. Rcently I noticed that the silicone was cracking all over (similar look to dry rot on an old tire but not as obvious) This past trip I noticed that holes had developed along the seams where the bowl folds. I did not use this bowl all that often, and felt it should have lasted longer. It was a cool idea, and a neat design, but the silicone doesn't seem to hold up where the bowl folds down, and over time the silicone seems to crack all over. I might still buy another, as it works well for those times when I want a bowl, but overall I feel it should have lasted longer.
Rodney B Hiking at REI on 08/08/2012

A rodent ate my bowl!

Bought for my wife so she didn't have to share the cookpot to eat from. But on the first night of the first trip of use it was bitten into by some marmots or some similar animal in the Sierras. Perhaps after salt from the rubber? Anyway it's of no more use. We both loved it before this mishap though.

Definitely store in your pot if you have to leave it out at night...
richardbolt at REI on 07/07/2009