Hey, has anyone seen the Knirk?
- Item #GSI0133
- Q & A
Got 3 for free - I want my money back
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I received 2 of these included with my Pinnacle Dualist, and another with my Kettlist. I learned from experience that not only are these foons flimsy and fragile, their complicated design makes them almost impossible to use with cold fingers. They are too short to eat a de-hydrated meals out of the bag without wearing half the meal on your hand. The spork/scoop inevitably detaches from the handle when collapsed and it's a pain in the neck to re-attach. And because there are lots of grooves & crevices, these foons are difficult to clean (that's when you'll also lose time hunting for the rubber stopper that tends to fall out). Bottom line? The folding utensils from MSR works 10X better, cost about the same, and store in my cook kit just as easily. But other than being an unreliable piece of gear that wastes time and makes your life more difficult, it's great.
Tried it a couple times not impressed
I have tried this out at home and am extremely doubtful it will hold up to trail use. Luckily I got this with one of my GSI cook sets so I didn't spend much on it. It is rather flimsy and I was being really careful as I was using it. I would rather have a spoon and a fork that I didn't have to be careful of than a cheap spork that could break if you sneezed.
GSI Ultralight Foon
Worked great this year in the Cabinet & Scotchman Wilderness!
Used for a year & no complaints!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My GSI Stainless Duo Kit came with a couple of these spoon/forks & we used them for a year. They seemed to work fine, we didn't necessarily 'baby' them either... they held up fine. They certainly did make you question their toughness though. They are SUPER lightweight & do seem somewhat flimsy. We ended up buying longer titanium sporks just simply because the length difference. Not a bad utensil for us!
Angry Stepfather -- Always Ready to Snap
--If you are looking for uber-light (and cheap) and do not plan to use it often, read no further.--
I have seen many (emphasis on "many") broken GSI foons at trail shelters and fire rings. To put it bluntly, THEY SNAP--about as easily as a stepfather swiggin' on a bottle of cheap whiskey. I do not recommend this utensil if you will be eating meals that are heavier: e.g. thick stew, mashed potatoes, hearty oatmeal or peanut butter (almond and cashew butter, too, bruh).
This utensil will very easily snap if you're not super careful; trust me, SPEND $10 AND GET A TITANIUM SPORK--it'll last a lifetime and it'll let you ditch any dining distress at the trailhead because you'll be well equipped to dig into that peanut butter--even if the temp is 10 below.
Adequate for the job says it all. These GSI foons are super-light weight which is why I really like this item. You are able to shorten the foon while you are storing them but if you are using the foon to eat something harder the foon can shorten on it's own while eating, this can be annoying. I do agree that these foons are not super durable. They are plastic spoons, so just be smart when using or they will break. Cheap and lightweight are the highlights of this item.
Does the Job
Okay, it's plastic! Not the strongest, but for normal outings, gets by.
so i like it but.....
it works great. it's light and small love the form factor but just not the best construction...yet. if the make it or ti or something i would be all over it but it has trouble staying extended after repeated use and i just snapped the foon part off
It does the trick. might not be the strongest and best, but I would like to know what you are expecting for $3 @ 0.3oz. I have one for my solo and its my backup.
I bought this to fit inside my GSI cup/bowl set. It does fit inside the bowl well as it is expected to. However, it is simply not durable. The sliding motion is difficult to move without sliding it right off, and after only minimal use, it simply slides right off of the handle. It no longer stays on. I'm now looking for some smaller non-folding cutlery to replace this.
Bought this last minute before an 8 day work trip when I realized I forgot a utensil. I do like how it can fit in the pots, but the plastic material isn't very strong. one of the teeth were bending on the first day I used it. Also food tends to get stuck on the part where the spoon slides into the handle. Since the parts are separate, they may be easier to lose. On a recent move to a new apt. I somehow lost the handle to the spoon, which is now useless to me.
It is ok.
Nice and light. Seems just tough enough but watch the heat and the sticker was a real pain to get off unless you don't mind a little paper and glue in your food. After all of that I am glad to have it in my pack!
Not the best light weight foon/spork
It's tends to collapse in use pretty easily (mainly if you try and use it as a foon/spork but when stirring as well) and the results in food getting all between the two parts and makes it VERY difficult to clean. Yes it fits in some of the GSI pots which is the only reason i give it 2 stars.