Collapsible Bowls and Camping Bowls



If you have an adventure around the corner, you should be thinking about packing collapsible bowls and some travel cutlery. Why? Packing these types of travel accessories means that you can be more independent, self sufficient and save some cash.

Travel bowls and travel cutlery are a must when camping, perfect for camping and will save you money when you are backpacking. They are great for having breakfast before a big day of sight seeing or having a snack on the road.

"The first overnight hike I went on with my family we took a full set of metal kitchen cutlery each! We had to carry it for 5 days. We sure learnt our lesson." Gemma

There are many different brands of travel bowls or camping bowls on the market. The most important things to look at when choosing a bowl or plate is - size, weight and durability. Read below to find out how they will help your next adventure.


What Is A Collapsible Bowl?

Basically it is a bowl that collapses flat. It has many uses - a bowl, a plate or even a cutting board. They are strong, lightweight and compact. And because they are collapsible they take up less room in your bag.

The sides of the bowls are made from a food-grade flexible silicone that can be frozen or even put in the microwave. The base of the camping bowl is made from a scratch resistant plastic that can be used as a cutting board.

Basically it is a bowl that collapses flat. It has many uses - a bowl, a plate or even a cutting board. They are strong, lightweight and compact. And because they are collapsible they take up less room in your bag.

The sides of the bowls are made from a food-grade flexible silicone that can be frozen or even put in the microwave. The base of the camping bowl is made from a scratch resistant plastic that can be used as a cutting board.


What Sizes Do They Come In?

There are many different brands on the market, but the Sea To Summit series comes in three different sizes. We have all 3 and find they all have different uses.

Small - Mug - 11cm wide, 7.5 cm deep. Holds 480ml and weighs 60g.
Medium - Bowl - 15 cm wide, 5.5cm deep. Holds 650ml and weighs 80g.
Large - Plate - 23cm wide, 4cm deep. Holds 1200ml and weighs 140g.


Where To Use A Travel Bowl?

Obviously travel bowls are essential for hiking and camping, but we also take ours backpacking. We save loads of money making our own breakfast or eating lunch in the park. We even used our when staying in hostels, as sometimes you don't want to use dirty utensils.

Because they are compact and lightweight, they don't take up much room in your backpack. You will also need a set of travel cutlery.


Where To Buy One?

Bowls that collapse into plates are relatively new on the adventure market. Most camping, hiking, outdoor or adventure shops will sell these handy travel products.

Expect to pay between $15-25 depending on the size and the brand.



We hope that a collapsible bowl is a useful for you as it is for us. You might also find these travel products helpful - Swiss Army Pocket Knife , Stainless Steel Water Bottle or Sleep Sheet.

Checkout more essential Travel Accessories, the best Security Accessories and importantly our Travel Packing Checklists.

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