Don't like the little shorty fork/spoons. Most of these products have a tiny little spoon and a person can't hardly eat soup, etc. As for sporks the spoon is waaaaay too small. This item has a large spoon and easy to handle with the greater length. Had my ramon noodle soup last night, the XL works great! Used the fork and the spoon. Some people may prefer the shortys for easier backpacking and less weight BUT they're hard to use.