Optimus's Sliding Long Handled Spoon is very long - at 23.5cm its ideal for eating out of freeze dried meal packets. It collapses to 17.5cm.
Extendable, stable spoon that is ideal for use with food pouches. Separable for easy cleaning. BPA free, food grade material.
I used Optimus' Sliding Long Handled Spoon on three day backpacking trip to Scotland. I usually prefer metal cutlery over plastic, as plastic tends to bend and doesn’t taste right. However I discovered the metal spoon I was using was gradually scraping my lip after a week or so of exclusive use and I’ve been on the lookout for something better.
I eat my fair share of freeze dried meals so a long spoon is essential. The Optimus spoon is normal size but it extends if you need it to. It’s not flimsy at all – very robust – even in its extended state. The spoon end is also very rigid but soft edges make it nice to eat from.
When the handles closed the spoon is still quite a big item so no chance of stowing in a pot or anything – but its size and robustness is its strength afterall. The extension lock is a button in the handle which is absolutely solid. The bowl could be bigger and its heavier than many alternatives - but it’s a goodie.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear