GSI Lexan Cutlery SPOTLITE REVIEW

Light, cheap, Lexan eating utensils.

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by Roger Caffin | 2006-02-06 03:00:00-07

GSI Lexan Cutlery SPOTLITE REVIEW

Overview

If a titanium spork doesn’t do it for you, and a plastic take-away spoon seems a bit inadequate as well, consider some of the GSI Lexan cutlery. The handles are very generous in size, but the weights are very low: so much so that trimming the handles seems futile. The price is wonderful. And being made of Lexan, they are remarkably robust.

They come in several colours, and you don’t have to buy the lot, just the ones you want. The only limitation seems to be that you can’t carve the family roast with the knife, although the serrations are enough to cut things like bread and cheese.

(Note that the prices and weights shown on the GSIoutdoors.com web site seem to be out of date, as are the weights on older packaging.)

Features and Specifications

  • Constructed from GE Lexan
  • Knives are approximately 8" (200 mm) end to end
  • Spoons are about the standard size
  • Smooth finish all around: no sanding required
  • Knife: 0.46 oz (13 g) (all weights as measured)
  • Fork: 0.35 oz (10 g)
  • Spoon: 0.35 oz (10 g)
  • Teaspoon: 0.25 oz (7 g)
  • MSRP $2.75 USD for the full set of 4 pieces
  • MSRP $0.50 USD per item (yes, quite illogical)


Citation

"GSI Lexan Cutlery SPOTLITE REVIEW," by Roger Caffin. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/gsi_lexan_cutlery_spotlite_review.html, 2006-02-06 03:00:00-07.

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