UCO Debuts New Camp Kitchen Category

UCO Ware offers innovative campware solutions for outdoor meals
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It started with the Original Candle Lantern in 1971. UCO has been crafting gear centered around the campfire for more than four decades. In 2019, the Seattle-based brand will proudly introduce a new category to its lineup: UCO Ware camp kitchen.

“UCO Ware is a line of utensils and campware we designed to be securely stowable, easy to hold and a breeze to clean: a mess kit for the modern explorer,” says Peter Pontano, UCO’s Director of Marketing and Product Development. “These adaptable pieces are designed for the outdoors but versatile enough for everyday use and are all dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. Whether you’re backpacking through the Cascades, packing a healthy work lunch or a post-soccer practice snack for the kids, UCO Ware is the all-in-one, can’t-go-wrong mess kit for the job.”

Leading off the new line is the Bamboo Elements Mess Kit, a non-plastic option that takes outdoor eating to the next level. Made from 90% natural content (75% bamboo fiber and 15% corn starch), the Bamboo Elements Mess Kit is stylish and durable. The Kit includes a leak-proof lid/plate and bowl, a two-piece Switch Spork utensil set and a multi-functional shock cord tether for securing pieces together or hanging them to dry. The split-grip tab design makes the perfect handhold when no table is in sight, and the lid and bowl are curved to match the sides of the Spork, so you’ll never miss a bite. MSRP: $19.99

The Four Piece Mess Kit is built to last with ultra-durable polypropylene and TPE and includes a lifetime warranty. This dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe and freezer-friendly kit is leak-proof and lightweight (8.5oz). The kit includes a lid/plate and bowl with rubberized grips, Utility Spork and multi-functional shock cord tether. Like the Bamboo Elements Mess Kit, the curves are designed to match the sides of the UCO Spork. MSRP: $14.99


The UCO Ware line includes three utensil options for maximum versatility. The Utility Spork is a convenient and lightweight option designed for easy stacking in any direction. Made from durable Glass-Filled Nylon, the Utility Spork features a micro-serrated edge ideal for cutting, along with two attachment points for fastening it to a pack, hanging it to dry or linking several together. MSRP: $2.99/each. The Titanium Spork is made from high quality titanium and weighs just 0.6oz. It features the same micro-serrated edge design and attachment points as the Utility Spork and comes with a tether. MSRP: $12.99. Finally, the Switch Spork Utility Set is a four-in-one option that offers a fork, spoon, knife and long utensil in one convenient package. Use the spoon and fork separately or connect them end-to-end for extended length – perfect for prepackaged camp meals. MSRP: $7.99.


The new UCO Ware line will be on display at Summer Outdoor Retailer in Denver at the Industrial Revolution booth #46061-UL. For more information, contact suzanne@darbycommunications.com.

Since 1971, UCO has been engineering gear that illuminates outdoor experiences. From Stormproof Matches™ to LED headlamps and lanterns, if it lights the way, we've made it. Now, we welcome the newest addition to our family, UCO Ware. Hardworking, easy-to-use utensils and mess kits designed for the modern-day explorer. UCO products make it easy and fun to get after it in the great outdoors. We know how important that is because it’s more than just a job to us, it’s our lifestyle.

Learn more at ucogear.com


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