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Rated3out of5byDanWJfromGet what you pay for.Well I love the LMF spork for it's light weight,and price. Also the variety of bright colors make it very easy to tell whos is whos and find it when dropped in the dirt/creek/crevasse.
They are not very durable however, easily broken especially in very cold conditions. Do NOT try and cook with one either, or even put it in anything hotter than you would put in your mouth. They will warp and/or melt.
But it is what it is, and you get what you pay for. Simple light weight tool, for the occasional outdoorsperson.
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated3out of5byTravisDrewfromWorks fine until it breaks (it will)I use this product for backpacking trips, where I do not want the extra weight/bulk of a full flatware set. It works fine for what it is supposed to do, though it is not durable at all. I've probably snapped 3 of these in the last couple years, 2 of them just trying to clean them. That and the fork end can get a bit warped if you do any sort of cooking with it. Good thing they are fairly inexpensive. I will probably be switching to a Ti spork soon though. It is not much fun eating with a 1/2 length spoon or fork for half of a trip.
Date published: 2013-10-18
Rated2out of5byCompulimfromLook genius? Yes. Useful? Not quite.The design looks genius with many colors. But I think it's mostly gimmick:
- Spoon is too shallow, almost impossible to carry soup
- Cannot comfortably and securely holding the spoon, you will always find your fingers in very awkward position
- Melt slightly: I used it to cook/stir soup. After a few times, the spoon deformed
- Knife is a nice-to-have, but you should have another knife to do the job. I think the majority use right hand for spoon, so why the knife designed to point to the majority?
Yes it is cheap and mine has not break yet even I use it to scoop ice cream. But I guess it will break quite easily if I am careless enough.
If you use it quite often, I would suggest getting a normal spoon + fork for comfort and long lasting. If it is just for a few times, I would prefer dine-out utensils than this. Those utensils made by paper and corn are more sturdier than this and they are compostable too.
Date published: 2013-10-06
Rated1out of5bycomaberenifromBreaks EasilyI love everything about Light My Fire sporks except for the fact that they snap in half. It usually happens while they are in our backpacks with the rest of our kit. We cinch our gear down so everything is tight-- when we unzip the lids on our backpacks to get to our sporks, we often discover, to our disappointment, one or both of them are broken. Really unfortunate in this day of unbreakable polycarbonates and other durable plastics. Light My Fire now sells a spork case to protect a pair of sporks, but it's just added weight when the spork itself should be more durable. No doubt the designers put this simple utensil to the test in the lab and knew it breaks easily, but decided it must be durable enough for most uses, but it isn't. You will eventually break yours too. And if you are miles from civilization and this is the only utensil you brought to eat with, you will be eating with your fingers or pouring your noodles into your mouth.
Date published: 2013-09-06
Rated2out of5byCyberrianfrominconvenient to hold short handleThis came with my light my fire bowl/cup set. I wanted to like this spork but found that I get my hands dirty when eating with this, especially when I use both the spork and spoon side in one meal. It's difficult to hold the short handle without touching the spork/spoon ends.
Date published: 2013-08-17
Rated2out of5byLessTroddenPathfromClever but not durable.The design is clever although the serrated knife section is worthless.
The fork is much better for eating noodles than most sporks and I eat a lot of ramen.
The real down side to these is they tend to break unpredictably and at the worst possible times.
I like them for car camping because I can always have a couple of spares however think I'd choose something more durable for backpacking or anytime I had to rely on having just one.
Date published: 2013-08-03
Rated2out of5bybadgerbadgerbadgerfromBreaks EasilyI brought this fork on an overnight trip up Whitney and it broke the first night. (Thankfully my friends had extra utensils or else I would have eaten with my hands. Not that that'd be the end of the world.)
In all fairness I did (accidentally) press on the middle of the fork somewhat hard when I was reaching for something else in my pack, but still. I expected it to be durable and it wasn't.
I thought this was a cool spork when I bought it. And I still do. Really, it works just fine for eating. It's just not durable at all. For that reason I recommend against taking this backpacking.
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated2out of5byTerbetronfromGreat while it lastedIt worked well for a few years backpacking. On my last trip while trying to stir up some dehydrated food it snapped in half. So she isn't super strong, but it did work well while I was using it. I am not really disappointed as it was cheap and worked well for its purpose. I ended up going with a titanium spork. Overall I would rather spend a bit more on something that lasts.
Date published: 2013-06-17
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