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After months of use I’m ready to pass on my review of the Gerber ComplEAT Camp Cooking Tool which is an Utensil Set for backpacking, camping and bushcraft.
Is it any good?
Are there any issues?
Will it cut you?
Find out now.
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Price : Retail is $30 – Be careful as there are some selling these on Amazon for over $50.
Weight : 2.3oz
Color : Silver (which you see here)Onyx, Flate Sage and Burnt Bronz
Materials : Anodized Aluminum, polymer and rubber.
On the trail, the most important meal of the day is the one you’re about to eat. Gerber’s ComplEAT tool has the bases covered with a fork, spoon, spatula, and 4 function multi-tool that nest for transport as well as snap together to convert into functional tongs. Cook, eat, clean and get back out there.
Weight: 2.3 oz
Spatula [serrated & silicone edge]
High temp nylon w/ silicone overmold
Long tine fork
Deep basin spoon
Tongs [fork or spoon + spatula]
Serrated package opener
Very light weight.
The tong functionality is excellent
Spatula is handy even though I have to admit that I have only used it once and it was to simply use it. Other wise I tend to use the spoon or the fork
Everything with this kit works; from the can opener to the pealer.
Well thought out
Excellent for a couple when backpacking or for car camping
The question for you to consider before buying this is this; do you really need all that this offers you. If yes this is a great kit. If not, then you can get away with less which will be lighter and less expensive.
Can opener is sharp and because of its position there is a possibly of cutting yourself when separating the components. Also, again because of its position and sharpness, it could potentially cut up your gear if proper precautions aren’t taken. Placing a cover over this edge is an easy solution; a range band works perfectly.
The set can only be secured when all of the component are together which means that once you take one item out, it falls a part and you can’t leave any unneeded pieces at home when you don’t need them.
I have had other viewers mention discolorations when these are washed in a dish water; I wash everything the old-fashioned way; by hand and I can’t comment on that. No issues so far.
Also, with the colored version I have heard that the color can be scratched off; again I have no experience with that but I’m mentioning it for the sake of awareness.
As with all of my videos, it is not my place to tell you what to buy but rather pass on my thoughts concerning the products which I review. With the ComplEAT I have been using this for months now and I must say thank you to a viewer who sent this in to me very kindly; thank you very much.
I have used this product in just about every capacity; backpacking, car camping, bushcraft and I like it! It’s not perfect mind you and I would encourage anyone who is potentially interested in this to consider all of the uses and whether this is a good fit for them. If you are someone who heats up meals on the trail, I would say skip it and go with a long handled titanium spoon/spork.
If you are someone who does a lot of cooking and may use all of the features, you should consider it; it’s smartly designed, well made and make sure that you do not pay over $30 for this. At one time there was a seller on Amazon charging $100. I personally saw one seller charging over $50 at the time of filming.
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