Save weight and pack smart with the best cutlery for travel.  

When you travel, you have to pack smart.  Both titanium and bamboo offer lightweight alternatives to traditional stainless steel cutlery.  The weight savings can be great in comparison as these can be around 4x lighter than conventional cutlery.  The weight savings help travellers who are looking to minimize overall weight for their backpacks, check-in luggage, or everyday carry.  We compare several best alternatives in this category to see which will suit you best in your daily life. 

Titanium Utility Cutlery Set Extra Strong Ultra Lightweight (Ti), Healthy & Eco-Friendly 3/4 Piece Chopsticks Knife Fork Spoon Set for Home Use / Travel / Camping Cutlery Set in Easy to Store Case by finessCity

Titanium cutlery is a godsend for backpackers, frequent travellers, or even for workplace use.  Titanium Cutlery is much lighter than conventional stainless steel cutlery and more durable than bamboo cutlery.  This flatware set by fitnessCity features construction from Grade 1 Titanium and is dishwasher safe. It also comes with a convenient washable carrying bag.  It consists of 99.99% titanium tested independently by a Niton PMI analyzer, so you can be sure of the composition and quality of the product.

To-Go Ware Bamboo Travel Utensils – Utensil Set with Carrying Case, Hijiki

Bamboo cutlery is lightweight and environmentally friendly in its construction.  Although made of a sustainable material, it is highly durable and long lasting. This set is heat and stain-resistant and is dishwasher safe.  It is finished with a food-safe wood finishing oil for extra durability.


VICBAY 4 Pieces Stainless Steel Flatware Set, Knife Fork Spoon Chopsticks Set, Travel Camping Cutlery Set with Neoprene Case, Reusable Lunch Box Utensils, Portable Travel Silverware Set

For an excellent set of Stainless Steel travel cutlery, we recommend this set from VICBAY which includes a fork, spoon, knife, and chopsticks.  While weighing more than the bamboo and titanium options, this set will be more durable and more familiar to more people who are used to using stainless steel cutlery.  We like this set because it comes with an easy to carry and washable neoprene case.

Out of these options we recommend the titanium set by fitnessCity.  The weight savings compared to the steel set and the extra durability compared to the bamboo set make this flatware set a winner.  


Updated: February 15, 2019