- Jan 7, 2008 at 5:35 pm #1226624Jan 7, 2008 at 8:05 pm #1415236Jan 8, 2008 at 8:24 pm #1415397
Thanks so much Sam, I had no idea. Although I go to the Seattle store all the time, I rarely get past the bargain basement, a perpetual 'garage sale'.Jan 10, 2008 at 6:26 pm #1415664
Because the REI specs on this spoon said .25 oz, I thought "great" and got one but when I weighed it at home it weighed .50 oz–that is 100% heavier than advertised so while I'm thankful to Sam for the heads up, I can't imagine the average reaction to this sort of error when applied to other gear–imagine if your new tent weighed twice what was advertised! So I'm on the stock alert list and if anyone wants to get rid of their sub-ultralight BPL long-handled titanium spoon, I'd love to buy it but I recommend you hang on tight to it!Jan 10, 2008 at 10:52 pm #1415690Aaron SorensenBPL Member
@awsorensenLocale: South of Forester Pass
But the spoon probably does weigh .25 ounces, (with out the handle).Jan 11, 2008 at 6:51 am #1415708David MurphyBPL Member
@hmurphyLocale: Eastern US
Hi All; Sam,thanks for the heads up on the REI spoon. Now I know where to find one without delay.
If I read the info on the BPL long handle titanium spoon here on this web sight where it is for sale the spec says ".39 oz on our scales". I have a BPL Ti spoon and weighed it on my Pelouze digital scale.It weighs .4 oz.
Linsey says the REI spoon weighs .5 oz. The difference would seem negligable when you consider the error in all but the most sensitive scales. The photo on the REI web site looks exactly like the spoon I have here in my hand. I understand where Linsey is coming from—the REI published weight is off by a factor of 2. Anytime you can reduce somethings weight by half you are better off. The .25 oz Ti spoon may simply NOT EXIST. I would venture to say that both spoons are made by the same manufacturer. They appear to be identicle in design. It may be a long time before you can buy a BPL spoon. I have been waiting 4 months for some Ti foil. Purchase the readily availible REI spoon which may or may not weigh one tenth of an ounce more and be HAPPY! DaveJan 11, 2008 at 7:36 am #1415709Sarah KirkconnellBPL Member
@sarbarLocale: Homesteading On An Island In The PNW
I have held the REI version and it is a well made spoon – if you need a metal one. Weight wise for metal that isn't bad. 1/2 an ounce is pretty fair for its level of construction.Jan 11, 2008 at 8:25 am #1415714Michael ReaganMember
@michaelreaganLocale: Southern California
I realize that folks think they need a long handled spoon to reach ALL the way down into that quart ziploc or foil freeze-dried dinner bag, but why not just turn such bags on their sides and cut a slit with one's knife or scissors? Then you have a nice, flat bowl that can be eaten out of with something as light and simple as a Taco Bell spork.
And no, I don't work for Taco Bell…
Michael :)Jan 11, 2008 at 10:23 am #1415734Sam .Member
I didn't realize you were looking for the SUL long handled spoon. The spoons' patterns are identical.
I like the polished finish of the slightly heavier model. It doesn't feel as flimsy and fragile as the SUL either (I have both).
SamJan 13, 2008 at 5:23 pm #1415968
Dear Helen, The REI weight spec has been changed to .39 from .25 after I complained via REI chatroom. The original published .25 spec was half of what my scale said and the negative cutomer reviewer weighed his at .65. Obviously these are not earthshattering weights, it's just the principle. PS. Todds BPL spoon weighs .25 and is delightfully flimsy next to the 'heavy' REI spoon.Jan 13, 2008 at 5:31 pm #1415970
Dear Michael, We appreciate the long handle for cooking, I originally got a standard handled spork but completely fell for my guys long handled spoon after using it.
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