Rating: 8.6 / 10
Value for Money 2.3
I spotted the GSI Essential Spoon-Long and thought why not give it a try and I’m glad I did. This spoon is a very lightweight plastic but I was surprised when it weighed in heavier than both of our titanium spoons we have been using for the past four years. Titanium spoons still remain some of the lightest on the market. Having said that, the reason the GSI Essential Spoon-Long weighs more is its length being 35mm longer than other spoons. For someone with fairly large hands this extra length is greatly appreciated. The handle also has a bit more bulk which also makes it more comfortable to hold.
The other advantage of this particular spoon is that the head of the spoon is covered with a softer rubberised material which makes for a very comfortable feel in the mouth as opposed to the hard feel of a traditional metal spoon. This softer head is also a bonus on many modern day pots that have a non stick surface in that you are less likely to scratch the pot with this rubberised spoon.
Another big benefit over and above the titanium cousins is the cost – its just $10 AUD which is pretty cheap for this robust comfortable spoon. The rubberised spoon head almost acts as a windscreen wiper making it much easier to clean up your food container.
One negative, and this is being pretty picky here, is that with a metal spoon you can use it to spread things like peanut butter and other spreads but this is not an option with this softer plastic spoon. In fact if the weather is cold and you are into peanut butter then it might be hard work to eat using this spoon.
Overall I like this spoon and am likely to add this to my kit particularly in the warmer months or when I hike with Gill – we can carry a titanium spoon as well. At $10 having it sit there as a spare is not a hard ask.
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This image shows the spoon from the back
GSI Essential Spoon-Long front
This review was done with product purchased by Australian Hiker