Behold, I give you a
dork spork! REI advertises its Ti Ware Spork as being half the weight of stainless steel. Sounds great until you wake up from your titanium-induced gear coma to realize it weighs in at all of .62oz. So you’re sporking over $8 to save a little more than half an ounce over stainless.
For comparison the trusty old REI Lexan soup spoons run $1.25 for a pair. Cost savings = burger + beer. Plus, the Lexan model weighs a quarter of an ounce, doesn’t bend or stick to your lips when cold and is more comfortable to hold. Metal does have the advantage of being more fire-resistant, but the only real reason to go Ti is a pathological need to secure alpha-gearflogger status.
Recommendation: Get the Lexan and save the Ti for pots and pans.
2 responses to “REI Ti Ware spork”
Oh wait, it gets better: a folding titanium spork for even more money: http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?storeId=8000&catalogId=40000008000&productId=48066118&parent_category_rn=5777365&vcat=REI_SEARCH
Stop the madness. Please.
Nice stuff.. for my collection