One of the more bulky items to stuff into a backpack is a cup or bowl. Sure, they usually aren’t too heavy, but they don’t squish down into a compactable shape–a very important consideration when backpacking.
Solving this problem was the inspiration behind Squishy Bowls. As you can tell by the name, these bowls can squish down into any shape for packing, yet spring back to their original form when you get to camp. They are so flexible, in fact, they can be turned inside out to help with cleaning (i.e. licking them clean).
Made of “food grade silicon,” Squishy Bowls come in a variety of colors and are temperature resistant to 400 degrees. The bowl and cup combination featured above costs $14.95.