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Not Worth the Price.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I really wanted this work. After trying it out for the first time for camping, it would not hold up properly. I know that some people exchange it and sometimes get a better one. But I just don't see the point in hoping that the next time around, it will work, when it's not exactly a cheap item. I'm looking for something that will be consistently good and worth the money.
wash, rinse, repeat
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I am generally more of cook-in-and-eat-out of one container person, but I spent the last holiday glamping with some friends. When you cook three, five course meals a day, you need this. You need two. I thought it worked really well until I took my turn for dishes and some how stabbed the bottom with a knife and totally ruined it. I bought this a replacement, but would consider getting a set if I was doing extended car camping or for a solid base camp kitchen. Just be very very careful!
I picked one of these up at a local retailer as I was heading out of town to go camping. I was in a bit of a hurry and never thought about opening it up to see how it worked prior to continuing on to my destination. Similar to another reviewer the one I purchased just did not work, no matter what I tried the rim was saddle shaped and the sink would not stand up or hold water making me a bit regretful of my purchase. After my trip I stopped at the retailer I purchased the sink at to see if I could exchange it for another. While at the retailer I ended up going through all of their inventory with the assistance of a sales associate and each one was exactly the same with the exception of the last one on the display peg that was clearly older packaging, that one worked correctly. In examining them it was clear that there were differences between the one that worked properly and the newer ones on display. The older one the diameter of the rim was smaller than the rest of the sink and seemed more flexible while the newer ones the diameter of the rim was the same as the rest of the sink and the rim was stiffer. Needless to say the sales associate pulled all of the newer sinks off the shelf to return them to the manufacturer. I'm just glad that they had one that worked as it should because this is a really neat item, the one I now have does exactly what it should and does pack down nice and small. Regarding star ratings I'm giving the one I now have a 5, the 2 dozen I looked at that didn't work would have gotten a 1.
You can actually clean your dishes
I have the 5L and the 20L. The 5 is for solo trips and the 20 is for group trips. It is nice to actually be able to clean all your dishes rather than rinsing them out. They can be a bit of a pain at first but play with them a bit and you will find how to keep them stable
Ideal camping kit
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I just love this kitchen sink. It is very sturdy and reliable, folds down really small and weighs next to nothing but when needed, it opens up to 20 litre capacity and makes washing up an absolute cinch. I love this product for reducing the ecological footprint and helping preserve sanctity of water sources.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Bought 2 of these for my grown, camper son. He had reviewed these thoroughly and was sure this was what he wanted. When they arrived, he couldn't get them to stand up even though he filled one completely w/water. The steel cable wouldn't straighten out enough to hold stable. He decided to return them both and try something else. I wanted him to give them an on-the camping-site test but he was afraid that using them would keep him from being able to return them for a refund. So, back they went.
Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink
The Kitchen sink is great for carrying and storing water for cooking, washing up or washing yourself.
Won't be using that much water to wash up as with the 10L sink, which is good.. Will be carrying them both. Well made and doesn't take up much room. When first opening up, the steel cable rim on the 5L sink can become a chore to open (Shape).. But it can be done....
This is a great sink for quick clean up, if you want a sink that will pack up super small. It's a little hard to get to stand up. But, it still works well.
Incredibly durable and useful
Ill preface this review with my cut and paste statement that I work as a backcountry backpacking guide in Yosemite National Park. Nearly all of the products I take the time to review have seen at least a half a season, if not more, of use... and Im committed to not bothering to write a review until I feel like Ive really gotten to know a product. I never thought Id bother to write reviews, but Ive recently decided that since Ive spent so much time over these last many years reading reviews, and finding a tremendous amount of value in articulate and well-informed opinions, that I wanted to give back to the community. So, with that being said, here we go...
We absolutely beat these to death every season. On my personal trips I use them as well. They are great not only for doing dishes, which is their primary use on our guided trips, but they also work well for carrying and storing water for camp. Just turn it inside out, fill it from the nearest stream or lake, let the sediment settle to the bottom, then filter from the top when you need some water.
They also double as a rain hat if you're buddy forgot his hooded jacket!
This little sink is great, but the best part is how it collapses to such a small item. Definitely helps during clean up, just let the pots soak for a bit. It helps. Sometimes getting it to stand up is a bit tricky.