Sea To Summit AlphaLight Spork

7 Jun

Last night I went up to REI in Manhattan Beach to check out a bunch of products I have had my eye on that I’d like us to be selling at Makais.com. One brand I’ve had my eye on is Sea To Summit. I’m hoping we’ll start carrying that brand in the near future, but for right now we don’t. They carry tons of awesome products for backpacking and camping. One product that caught my eye last night was their AlphaLight aircraft aluminum alloy spork. I liked it so much I decided to buy one and I’ll be testing it out this summer when I go backpacking/camping.

Sea To Summit Spork

The really cool thing about this aircraft aluminum alloy spork, is that it weighs in at just .3 oz (9 grams). This is incredibly light for a utensil that replaces your spoon & fork! We do carry a ultralite spork at Makais.com, but it weighs-in at .5 oz. Half an ounce is still incredibly light, but as a percentage difference, .3 oz is significantly lighter. I am very impressed by the line of Sea To Summit products, so defintely look out for these products in the future at Makais.com! Be sure to join our email list, so you’ll get notified when we get any Sea To Summit deals at Makais.com.

Some cool features of the Sea To Summit AlphaLite cutlery:

  • Lightest metal cutlery on the market
  • Ultra-light & strong 7075-T6 aircraft aluminumalloy
  • Hard anodized aluminum for safe, life-long
  • Smooth matte finish
  • All pieces come with a mini carabiner

What about you? What kind of utensil(s) will you be backpacking/camping with this summer? Please comment on this blog post and let me know!   :) Todd

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4 Responses to “Sea To Summit AlphaLight Spork”

  1. Brian Green June 7, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    Todd, I have the exact same spork with a longer handle which is easier for those freeze dried food packs. I think you’ll find that it isn’t made of titanium at all, it’s made of a 7075-T6 aircraft aluminum alloy, which you correctly list in your specs.

    Either way it’s a great spork, but a titanium version would no doubt be a lot more expensive.

  2. makais.com June 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    Hi Brian, you’re right! It is not titanium. Oops! I guess aircraft aluminum alloy is lighter? I wasn’t even paying attention to that. No wonder this spork felt different than the other titanium sporks I have checked out. I have looked at sporks with a longer handle, but I typically like to use Mountain House pro meals, and those have a pretty short bag that don’t require a long spoon/spork. I actually try to avoid those huge freeze dried bags for exactly that reason. I don’t like getting the sides of my hands dirty as I’m scraping in there for the last of the food.

  3. makais.com June 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Post edited to remove titanium references and correctly describe as aircraft aluminum alloy. Thanks Brian.

  4. makais September 25, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    I’ve had a chance to use this spork a few times on a couple of backpacking trips. I really like it, but my only complaint is that the texture of the surface of the spork feels a little strange in your mouth. I would prefer a smoother feel, more like a spoon you would use at home. I know there are some titanium sporks on the market that have a smoother feel to them. I may try one of them next. Overall this is a great little lightweight spork though.

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