Whenever I think of Sigg, I picture the classic stainless steel water bottles with the loop caps that they’re so famous for marketing. They’re great bottles. So when Sigg came out with this outdoor cutlery set fashioned like a Swiss Army knife, I couldn’t have been more pleased at the idea.
While this tool is in fact a great idea, there are some definite pros and cons to weigh in your mind before choosing to go with a set like this. Here’s what I saw as a couple potential drawbacks:
First, the set is a lot heavier than it looks. It’s made from rock-solid stainless steel, not lightweight aluminum. So if you use the belt loop sheath that comes with the set, you might have a little more unwanted weight on your waist than you anticipated. Also, if you’re expecting each tool to lock into place when opened, think again. The knife fortunately has a locking mechanism when deployed, but the fork and spoon do not.
Enough with the cons. The rest of this Swiss Army-style cutlery set is definitely worth raving about.
Take the knife, for example. Its plain-edge design features an elongated clip that comes to a sharp point at the end of the blade, and might just be sharper than the regular knives you have sitting in your silverware drawer.
Each piece removes from the set, too, so you don’t have to hold the whole case in your hand in order to use what you want. The handles aren’t the most comfortable in the world, but they’re definitely functional and durable, which is what you’d want to rely on in the great outdoors.
I especially like the bottle opener on the side of the fork utensil. That’s a great hidden treasure. The set comes with a nylon pouch, too, so you can keep it safely unscratched in your gear until you need to take it out to use it.