GoBites are the civilized travel utensils that are equally at home in the backcountry or the breakroom. GoBites are available in three models: the minimalist Uno, the snap-together Duo, and the fully-featured Trio. All three models are built on the same foundation: real tools for real humans. All GoBites are made from a special, extremely durable nylon and backed by a lifetime warranty. GoBites are also BPA-free, PC-free, and phthalate-free.
The civilized tools for eating.
Say goodbye to silly spoons-with-tines that don't work as either a spoon or a fork. The Uno is built with smarter ends, including a spoon deep enough to slurp soup and low-curvature edges to scrape container walls. The fork has tines long enough to twirl spaghetti and "splitter tines" on each edge for easy soft-food splitting. The unique U-shaped head orientation also makes Uno much more comfortable to hold compared to competitive combination tools that poke and jab you.
The Duo is the utensil set for people who want a real fork and a real spoon on the go. The Duo utensils are each long enough to be used separately and both are optimized for what they need to do. The tools snap together in an ultra-compact nested mode. They can also be re-connected end-to-end for eating out of rehydrated food bags, deep to-go containers, etc. The locking mechanism has been carefully designed for easy cleaning even when you're miles from the nearest dishwasher.
Trio's low-profile storage case keeps things clean during transport, and the lightweight, durable utensils will stand up to years of abuse. The Trio tools are designed with eating in mind--comfortable to hold but robust enough for serious eating. The knife blade is sharp enough to cut a piece of chicken and the fork tines are long enough to twirl spaghetti. Handy touches like an included toothpick and a metal bottle opener embedded in the knife round out the set.
All three GoBites have received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award, Fast Company Innovation By Design Award, Spark Design Award, International Design Excellence Award, and iF Design Award, which basically means we're not the only ones who think they're pretty awesome. GoBites are made with a special BPA-free nylon material that is amazingly-strong--strong enough to back them with a lifetime warranty.
Utensils: Special high-temp, high-strength nylon
Trio case: #5PP (polypropylene)
All Materials: FDA food-safe, BPA-free, PC-free, Phthalate-free
Uno: .53 oz. (15g)
Duo: .78 oz. (22g)
Trio: 3.24 oz. (92g)
Tools (maximum temperature):
450 degrees Fahrenheit
Uno: 6.5" x 1.6" (165 x 40mm)
Duo: 5.8" x 1.6" (148.5 x 40mm) nested; 9.1" x 1.6" (231 x 40mm) extended
Trio (case): 8.4" x 2.0" x .78" (213 x 51.7 x 19.9mm)
Spoon Capacity (maximum with fluid):
Uno: ~1.5 teaspoons (8.1g)
Duo: ~1.5 teaspoons (8.9g)
Trio: ~1.5 teaspoons (8.9g)
Is the Duo the only GoBites set that allows the fork and spoon to snap together?
Yes. We designed each set of utensils with their own unique set of features. A feature unique to the Duo is that the fork and spoon can be snapped or nested together. Trio utensils do not connect together, but they've been designed slightly longer for comfortable every day use.
Can I bring a Trio on an airplane, specifically in my carry-on luggage?
We've taken our Trios through airport security many times. We haven't received any reports of them being confiscated by others either. TSA prohibits knives "except for plastic or round bladed butter knives." GoBite Trios fit into this exception.
Will the utensils change color over time?
While the GoBites' colors are very durable and won't fade or change over time, some foods may cause discoloration. Usually, this can be remedied by hand-washing in warm water, although certain ingredients will leave permanent stains. And when we say "certain ingredients," we're really talking about turmeric, which is a common ingredient and an incredibly powerful colorant (it's even used as a fabric dye). If a food is yellow, it probably has turmeric in it, so keep that in mind before using GoBites! Because turmeric and similar food colorants are so powerful, we don't cover discoloration under our lifetime warranty.
What's a "Red Dot" award?
The Red Dot Award is an international product design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. At hip design parties where people wear a lot of black and thick-rimmed glasses, the Red Dot is kind of a big deal (the rest of the world doesn't really care about it). For 60 years, Red Dot has recognized the best in product design, concept design and communication design. Winning work is presented in the Red Dot Design Museum in the historical Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. The 2015 Red Dot competition had more than 4,900 entries from 56 countries. Each GoBites product (Uno, Duo, and Trio) was submitted separately and each won its own Red Dot. That's three--count 'em three!--Red Dots.
Is there any design award the GoBites haven't won?
Well, not yet. So far all three GoBites have won the prestigious Red Dot, IDEA, Spark, iF, and Fast Company awards for excellence in design. Most people aren't familiar with these awards, but they're the kind of thing that designers that wear all black and have fancy glasses get in a tizzy over. It was no small feat to try to reinvent something as ubiquitous and fundamental as a spoon and fork, and we're stoked that others have recognized our efforts.