With its thoughtful design, the MSR Folding was our favorite collapsible model. Although the nylon material gives it a flimsy feel, it held up to regular use. The locking mechanism is oriented so that the weight of food reinforces the open position and it never once collapsed on our testers during use. While unfortunately prone to breaking and melting, this product is compact, lightweight, and inexpensive; all things backpackers can get behind.
If you're committed to the compact nature of a folding design, this is a great on-the-go utensil. For an equally light, but more durable backpacking utensil, try our Top Pick for Ultralight Backpacking, the Vargo Titanium ULV. Or, if you're looking for a sturdier yet still inexpensive plastic option our Best Buy, the humangear GoBites Uno is for you.