As any frequent camper, hiker, traveler knows, there’s tremendous value in items that combine multiple functions into one well-designed package. Less stuff to pack, less weight to carry, more utility. The spork, a portmanteau of spoon and fork, perfectly illustrates this concept. Its hybrid pronged bowl design first gained a US patent registered in 1874, while a more familiar design was registered in 1978. These days, the multifaceted flatware can be found everywhere, from campus cafeterias to mile-high tray tables.
For the purpose of this article, we’re primarily interested in the durable, reusable metal sporks designed for backpacking and camping, but are also useful for everyday carry (you know Field Mag staffers keep that MF thang on them at all times).
Long, short, folding, stainless steel, titanium–just when we think the spork has seen it all, there’s a new design waiting for us to test. Scroll through to checkout the designs that stand out as the best sporks you can pack on your outdoor dining adventure.
9 Best Metal Sporks for Camping, Backpacking, Travel, and Everyday Use