Gerber ComplEAT Utensil Set Review

Gerber ComplEAT Utensil Set Review

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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.

Length: 7.75″

Width: 1.5″
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]
Multi-tool components:
Bottle opener
Veggie peeler
Serrated package opener
Can opener
Pros :

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.

Excellent quality

Well thought out

Excellent for a couple when backpacking or for car camping

Cons :

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.

Summary :

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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43 thoughts on “Gerber ComplEAT Utensil Set Review

    1. i realize it’s kinda off topic but does anyone know of a good site to watch new movies online ?

  1. My complEAT system: one Russian Federation army titanium large teaspoon, 10 grams.

    Russians must be giants, the teaspoon is like a normal soup/desert spoon.

  2. I’m sure this has been said before but… I ran across your channel a few days ago and even though I’m sure I’ve never watched before I was like “I’ve seen this guy”. You and Brian Brushwood are surely long lost brothers.

  3. Id like to see Luke do a funny gear fail compilation. With all his worst gear experiences. Like the Amazon Basic pack funny stuff.

  4. I would like the fork, spoon, spatula & tong features that this kit has, but it is a bit pricey. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I use an ice tea spoon from Walmart. It is stainless steel, has a long handle and I drilled a hole in the handle to attach a carabiner . Add a spork and Opinel knife. I do like the idea of the tongs.

  6. The utensils heat up fast, just stiring something like ramen the utensils get hot. I have to use a glove.

  7. i’ll stick with a long handled titanium spork and an opinel no8. I have a bottle and can opener on my leatherman already.

  8. I have one on order ……. $39.00 AUD.

    Am trying multiple kits etc out to see what actually lasts

    See what goes

  9. I have one that I’ve been using for about a year now. It’s sometimes more than I need but it’s held up great and I enjoy using it.

  10. I bought this based on a recommendation. They work as advertised. I don’t use the multitool that much either but I keep the set together. May get another one for my BOB.

  11. Junk. Looks like the only thing worth while is the spatula. I’ll stick to a small Opinel knife (which can be used for multiple things and eating), a titanium spork (which also had a bottle opener) and maybe buy a little spatula. Tongs pffft! If you need tongs you’re not backpacking you’re camping, just take kitchen tongs, don’t get me started on the veg peeler.

  12. These things look so cool but are almost always a dissapointement
    they got me once with a 20 bucks titanium spork piece of crap bent like it was made out of aluminum foil
    18/10 stainless if its not made out of that i dont want it 😂

  13. I have one and I love it, the cons don’t Concern me because there’s no perfect gear to take.

  14. Thanks for this review. I really appreciated the pros and cons, and the attempt to layout the facts and leave it to the consumer to decide for themselves.

  15. I’ve thrown mine in the dishwasher with no issues. But, maybe different soaps or wash cycles make a difference.

  16. Question. Why would you need a spoon with a spork? The spork is a combination of a spoon and fork hence the name.

  17. Gerber… Still struggling and this is just another example of why.
    Nothing in this kit cant be done with a spork and the knife Im already carrying.
    Titanium spork… 10.00 bucks
    But for this, 30 bucks? Not for a useless gimmick.
    C’mon Gerber. FAIL

  18. I bought this last year. Thanks to this great review, I knew everything about it, and I knew it’s the right thing for me. And I really like it. Cooking real food in the outdoors, this tool has everything I need. Well except of the con, that there is no real fork. The spork works but I wish it was a real fork. Not a dealbreaker for me though. Yes the multitool is not good. The pealer is rubbish and as a can opener it is too small. I dont use the multitool and I dont need it either. I think for the money there is nothing to complain. Thanks Luke for this great review. Not a single point I could add.

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