The Sea to Summit X-Plate. The X-Plate 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.
The X-Plate from Sea to Summit is your packable backcountry dining solution. Its flexible silicon upper folds flat outside the hard nylon base for easy packing and when it's time to eat, simply expand it out and you have a nice solid eating surface with side walls to keep your food from escaping.
|Base Dia" x Height:||8" x 1.5" / 20" x 3.5 cm|
|Country of Origin:||Australia|
|Dimensions:||9" / 23 cm (diameter) 1 1/3" / 3.5 cm (depth)|
|Lightweight:||X Plate weighs only 4.9 oz / 140 grams|
|Recommended Use:||camping, backpacking|
|Storage Sack Included:||no|
|Volume:||39 fl oz / 1170 ml|
|Weight:||4.9 oz / 140 g|
|X Plate size:||diameter 9 in. / 23 cm; depth 1 1/3 in. / 3.5 cm|
|Sea To Summit X-Plate - Sale||$19.95|
|Sea To Summit Delta Plate||$6.95 - $8.95|
Already a big fan of the X-bowls, the X-plates make prepping for a really good camp meal that much easier. I'll use one plate as my cutting board to start, and pile up some veggies in the other in prep for cooking, and if we have lots of people and more veggies, can then use the one I was cutting on for the rest of the prep food. And since the plate has the fold up sides, you won't have things rolling off. Then use the same two to eat off after cooking.
My family owns 3 of these X-Plates. One for me, one for my wife, and one for the dog. The walls of the plate come up just high enough to keep greasy strips of bacon from sliding off to a disastrous fate, but not too high that they are bothersome.
Yes, you only get one plate. But, it does seem to be a pretty sturdy plate, and you can use the bottom as cutting board. My only concern is that the collapsible sides might not stay up if you have a heavy meal. But, so far so good ...
Also... the back of the plate has enough surface area to function quite well as a cutting board. When I first read about the cutting board in the description I was skeptical but it does work.
These plates are great. They are sturdy, thin and made of good solid material that doesn't tear or wear out. I definitely recommend them. Great for car camping.
This plate is HEAVY at 5 oz. A 9" aluminum plate is 3 oz and about $4. A titanium plate is 2 oz and about $16. This plate is heavier and more expensive but it does nest with the X cup and bowl. Seems better suited for camping than backpacking. I returned mine to REI and got their 9" aluminum plate instead and use it as both a plate and lid for the MSR Flex Skillet.