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MSR created its Alpine Collapsible Utensils to fold up and fit neatly inside your mug or eating dish when you're hiking. Durable plastic material keeps these utensils lightweight, and the plastic is non-leaching so you won't have to stress about harmful chemicals creeping into your food in the backcountry.

  • Plastic material is durable, lightweight, and non-leaching
  • Squeeze-to-fold design locks the utensils in place for eating and allows you to quickly fold the utensils for storage
  • Choose either a spook, fork, or multi-use spork from the options dropdown

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Fun llittle Spoon!

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought these spoons for camping and they are a fun little spoon. The only downside is they are plastic which i was hoping they were metal but that's okay. For the price you cant beat it. Definitely would recommend these spoons.


Pretty great

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

These are pretty handy for the price they come at. They fold down nice and small. Although, they seem sort of fragile pushing in on them to fold it down. As long as you're careful, they should last a while.


Great Item

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Great for camping, super light. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it feels slightly flimsy. However, for a few bucks, definitely worth it!


Upgraded sporks

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

My original thought was that these sporks would be aluminum or some sort of light metal but after receiving them it appears that these utensils are actually some sort of durable plastic. The sporks look like they should serve their purpose but nothing extraordinary.


Love these

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I have used these with many a Mountain House meal and they work great. Light but still sturdy and take up minimal space. Love the colors as well!


Pouch Pirate

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

I've gnoshed a few Mountain House meals since my last review and I'm pleased to report that the MSR Alpine Collapsible Utenstls are up to the task when it comes to getting to the bottom of a pouch.

I've also tried JetBoil Utensils in the intervening time. The MSR ACU's are lighter, fold up smaller, and come in more attractive colors than the JetBoil variants.

The JetBoil Utensils are longer and the locking mechanism seems more sturdy than the MSR's.

Given the weight, superior aesthetics, and the slight edge in packability, I'd go with the MSR ACU's.

My mom picked up a Sea to Summit X-Kettle, her MSR spoon and fork nest inside when the kettle is folded flat - very cool.


Light enough to pack 2.

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

"Spork" is a delightful portmanteau but not my favorite eating utensil. The MSR Alpine Collapsible Utensils (ACUs) are great because a fork and a spoon have a combined weight of half an ounce.

MSR lists individual weights at .35oz but both my digital and analog scales give me a .5oz for combined weight.

So far, I've only tackled some trail ramen. The fork performed well. I'm looking forward to trying the spoon on a Mountain House meal since I tend to survive on them while backpacking.

In the past, I've carried the REI Campware Long Spoon (8.5" long, .5oz, $2) and while I've been pleased with the way it'll reach to the bottom of a Mountain House pouch, it drives me crazy that it's too long to pack in my cooking kit.

The MSR ACU's are 4.3" folded, I still can't shove them in my Titan Kettle with my stove and fuel but at least they can go into the same dry sack. My only reservation is that the ACU's are 1/2" shorter than my REI spoon which might make getting every last scrap of my Mountain House a little messy.

In any case, I'm pleased with the weight and the locking mechanism. MSR has done a great job as usual. Performance updates to follow.


Does well

  • Gender:Female
  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I like these better than the GSI Outdoors telescoping foon ones because I haven't hurt myself opening MSR one, yet. Yes probably user error on the sea to summit but still it hurt. Anyways I gave four stars because it's great for stirring anything that isn't too dense. Not good for good amount of pasta or rice. Yes I know these are not meant for that purpose but that is part of what I used it for. Other than that Pretty durable. I ran over mine with my bike and it's still good.


Good Product

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

It's not as durable as a Light My Fire spork, but it's lighter and more compact and more ergonomically correct. Plus the longer length is a plus. It's not fragile, but I'm sort of careful when using as there is a joint in the middle. It's good at what it's supposed to be. Lightweight, compact and you can eat with it.


Perfect for backcountry meals

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

These are great for backpacking, I use them for solo trips since they fold down neatly and fit in my solo set up. They are strong enough they can stand up to a little abuse and won't break while you are eating. They are a little longer when unfolded so it helps with meals in bags. Since they are plastic you won't want to do too much cooking with them maybe the occasional stir but over all they are nice lightweight utensils.



    MSR previously had released a very poor product that this version replaces. This version works great.

    If you are cooking in a pan, consider a metallic utensil that won't melt. Just scrambling eggs is enough to potentially melt these. Plastic utensils are best used for just-add-water meals that require no real cooking.