What would you suggest for a windproof lighter that is simple and dependable?Submitted by - Bill, Lenexa, KS
At the last Outdoor Retailer trade show, I scored a very cool lighter from a Japanese company, Soto, that’s trying to commence business in the US. I love this lighter because, although it’s a bit heavy and bulky (2.2 oz. and about 4 inches long) it kicks ass. I left it outside my tent one horrid night in Wales on our Editors Choice Trip, and it puffed right to life for my morning brew-up. It’s windproof, submersible, but the cool thing is that, rather than refilling it with butane (which can be a hassle), you just pop a fresh disposable lighter into the handle, and it powers right off that (not Bics, but the squarish generic lighters found everywhere).
I mention this lighter because it’s cool. Problem is, you can’t get it in the US just yet, and disposable lighters do make me a feel guilty on the green front. So I’ve got some other options, too.