Slipping a spork (or a spork multi-tool) in your backpocket is easy enough. If you want to act like a stuck-up foodie, though, a spork is way too amateurish. Arm yourself with these Compact Chopsticks instead.
Made by Integral Design, it’s a pair of reusable chopsticks that you can stuff into your pockets to keep you ready for feasting on a platter of sushi any time. Why not just use those disposable wooden chopsticks that they give you with your Chinese takeout? Because you hate adding to landfill waste. Plus, it’s never fun to chew on stir-fried noodles and find shards of wood lodged between your teeth, which occasionally happens as a consequence of using twigs to consume your meals.
Designed for portability, the Compact Chopsticks feature a sliding mechanism that lets you hide half the length of each rod into the other half, allowing them to be collapsed into the size of two pens. Constructed with stainless steel and colorful plastic, the steel half is fully visible when compacted, while the plastic half sits recessed with only the tips showing. To keep them tidy in your pocket, it comes with a clip that holds the two sticks together the entire time. You can also use the same clip as a chopstick stand when you take a break from eating your dimsum to sip some tea or chug some beer, whichever the case may be.
The Compact Chopsticks are available in a variety of colors, priced at $16.