Get full access to Outside Learn, our online education hub featuring in-depth fitness, nutrition, and adventure courses and more than 2,000 instructional videos when you sign up for Outside+ Sign up for Outside+ today.
Let there always be light: The Fidis uses liquid fuel and a wick instead of a butane torch (which can be balky in extreme cold). Result? A windproof flame capable of lighting a stove despite gusts—or igniting tinder as one tester did during a squall in Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness. The tail of the lipstick-size shaft houses two screw-top compartments: One is a spare fuel tank, and the other stores extra wicks and flints (not included) that ensure you’ll be able to field-fix the Fidis. Bonus: The cap’s polished inner surface acts like a mirror, reflecting the flame and making it bright enough to read a map. $110; 3 oz.; wengerna.com