windproof lighters

windproof lighters

Post by Chris Bembe » Sun, 24 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Man, you need the "Crackhead Bob" lighter (TM). I can't really help you w/
the manufacturer's name or anything, but if you go to a big home improvement
store or some kinda outdoor discount place (Acadamy here in TX), look for a
gaget that uses a regular butane lighter and converts its wimpy flame to a
mean blowtorch! Altitude and wind be damned! About $15 as I recall and worth
the effort finding one (shouldn't be very tough)
Quote:

>Hi List,

>Does anyone have experience with windproof lighters?

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Cordi » Mon, 25 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Hi List,

Does anyone have experience with windproof lighters?
I'm considering the Windmill lighter, $45.
A salesman at REI talked me out of it,  he said they didn't work well
above 6000 ft.  I often go well above that.
 It's alot of money, but I would consider it well spent if it would
work when I needed it.
TIA
Tom  

 
 
 

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Post by Daniel Owe » Mon, 25 Jan 1999 04:00:00

As always, I stand behind a Zippo, 100%.
Dan
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Post by Erro » Mon, 25 Jan 1999 04:00:00

I was talked out of them also, primarily because they have a very limited
number of lights per charge.
 
 
 

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Post by Guy Meng » Mon, 25 Jan 1999 04:00:00

They are worthless at higher altitudes.
I have a vector gear lighter that works well.
It is designed to burn lean.
--
Guy Menge
http://www.grandshelters.com
 
 
 

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Post by CANOPYTR » Mon, 25 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>look for a
>gaget that uses a regular butane lighter and converts its wimpy flame to a
>mean blowtorch!

I have one of those gadgets and when it is cold, below about 15 degrees F, you
must keep the lighter next to your body to keep it warm. Otherwise, no flame.
The fuel doesn't vaporize.

Tom the Tree Guy

 
 
 

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Post by Karl Le » Mon, 25 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Do not break wind with the Zippo behind. --Karl
Quote:
>As always, I stand behind a Zippo, 100%.
>Dan

 
 
 

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Post by mark thomas m » Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Colibri makes a butane lighter with the ubiquitous name of "Xtreme"

it has an air fuel adjustment for changes in altitude up to 3000m.
additionally, it is easy to adjust the fuel flow rate beyond or below
the normal range by removing two screws in the bottom, pulling it off
and reseting the adjusting band.  i  have had one for about a year now
and i wouldn't trade it for anything.  shield it from the wind for the
initial strike and after that, it cant be blow out.   also, it has a
true flame as well as the normal windproof "torch" produced by the
nickel coil.

it even comes in bright yellow.

the only drawback is the price  ~100.00

you can find them at most cigar shops

Quote:

>Hi List,

>Does anyone have experience with windproof lighters?
>I'm considering the Windmill lighter, $45.
>A salesman at REI talked me out of it,  he said they didn't work well
>above 6000 ft.  I often go well above that.
> It's alot of money, but I would consider it well spent if it would
>work when I needed it.
>TIA
>Tom  

 
 
 

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Post by Guy Meng » Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:00:00

I have tested that lighter in Colorado and it did not work.
Does resetting the adjustment band allow this lighter to function at
14,000ft?
I kind of liked it before I took it back.
--
Guy Menge

Quote:

> Colibri makes a butane lighter with the ubiquitous name of "Xtreme"

> it has an air fuel adjustment for changes in altitude up to 3000m.
> additionally, it is easy to adjust the fuel flow rate beyond or below
> the normal range by removing two screws in the bottom, pulling it off
> and reseting the adjusting band.  i  have had one for about a year now
> and i wouldn't trade it for anything.  shield it from the wind for the
> initial strike and after that, it cant be blow out.   also, it has a
> true flame as well as the normal windproof "torch" produced by the
> nickel coil.

> it even comes in bright yellow.

> the only drawback is the price  ~100.00

> you can find them at most cigar shops


> ?Hi List,
> ?
> ?Does anyone have experience with windproof lighters?
> ?I'm considering the Windmill lighter, $45.
> ?A salesman at REI talked me out of it,  he said they didn't work well
> ?above 6000 ft.  I often go well above that.
> ? It's alot of money, but I would consider it well spent if it would
> ?work when I needed it.
> ?TIA
> ?Tom

--
Guy Menge
 
 
 

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Post by mark thomas m » Wed, 27 Jan 1999 04:00:00

the highest i have ever had it was 8000' or so,  so i don't honestly
know.  resetting it can make radical changes in the amount of fuel
delivered to the head.  

as for windproofness,  you can stick it out the window of a car doing
70 and light it repeatably.  that is if you have the nads to stick
anything that costs so much out the window and risk dropping it :)

will be doing Rainier this summer, if anyone is interested then i'll
give a report about it's performance above 10k'

m

Quote:

>I have tested that lighter in Colorado and it did not work.
>Does resetting the adjustment band allow this lighter to function at
>14,000ft?
>I kind of liked it before I took it back.
>--
>Guy Menge


>> Colibri makes a butane lighter with the ubiquitous name of "Xtreme"

>> it has an air fuel adjustment for changes in altitude up to 3000m.
>> additionally, it is easy to adjust the fuel flow rate beyond or below
>> the normal range by removing two screws in the bottom, pulling it off
>> and reseting the adjusting band.  i  have had one for about a year now
>> and i wouldn't trade it for anything.  shield it from the wind for the
>> initial strike and after that, it cant be blow out.   also, it has a
>> true flame as well as the normal windproof "torch" produced by the
>> nickel coil.

>> it even comes in bright yellow.

>> the only drawback is the price  ~100.00

>> you can find them at most cigar shops


>> ?Hi List,
>> ?
>> ?Does anyone have experience with windproof lighters?
>> ?I'm considering the Windmill lighter, $45.
>> ?A salesman at REI talked me out of it,  he said they didn't work well
>> ?above 6000 ft.  I often go well above that.
>> ? It's alot of money, but I would consider it well spent if it would
>> ?work when I needed it.
>> ?TIA
>> ?Tom

>--
>Guy Menge

 
 
 

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Post by Alleyca » Wed, 27 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Having smoked cigars for a while, I have a drawer full
of faulty Colibri lighters.do a dejanews search before you
depend on one.....wouldn't ever own another.  Even if you get
a good one (there must be one, right?), the way that each of mine
failed, suddenly and without warning, combined with the complete
and utter inability of Colibri to fix the damn things, prevents me
from considering it as a survival tool.  At $100, you'd think they'd
be bulletproof.....and repairable (politely, even), but Noooo...

YMMV...

--
Steve Alley

"If at first you don't succeed, stay away from skydiving."

Quote:

>Colibri makes a butane lighter with the ubiquitous name of "Xtreme"

>it has an air fuel adjustment for changes in altitude up to 3000m.
>additionally, it is easy to adjust the fuel flow rate beyond or below
>the normal range by removing two screws in the bottom, pulling it off
>and reseting the adjusting band.  i  have had one for about a year now
>and i wouldn't trade it for anything.  shield it from the wind for the
>initial strike and after that, it cant be blow out.   also, it has a
>true flame as well as the normal windproof "torch" produced by the
>nickel coil.

>it even comes in bright yellow.

>the only drawback is the price  ~100.00

>you can find them at most cigar shops


>>Hi List,

>>Does anyone have experience with windproof lighters?
>>I'm considering the Windmill lighter, $45.
>>A salesman at REI talked me out of it,  he said they didn't work well
>>above 6000 ft.  I often go well above that.
>> It's alot of money, but I would consider it well spent if it would
>>work when I needed it.
>>TIA
>>Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Andy Gal » Wed, 27 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Having smoked cigars for a while, I have a drawer full
> of faulty Colibri lighters.do a dejanews search before you
> depend on one.....wouldn't ever own another.

A drawerful!?!?  You must be a slow learner!

Andy

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Andrew Gale                       The Scripps Research Institute

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Post by Alleyca » Thu, 28 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Gifts, Andy, gifts....

They LOOK great, so are popular with
folks who know you need one....

--
Steve Alley

"If at first you don't succeed, stay away from skydiving."

Quote:


>> Having smoked cigars for a while, I have a drawer full
>> of faulty Colibri lighters.do a dejanews search before you
>> depend on one.....wouldn't ever own another.

>A drawerful!?!?  You must be a slow learner!

>Andy

>--
>******************************************************************
>Andrew Gale                       The Scripps Research Institute

>******************************************************************

 
 
 

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Post by mark thomas m » Fri, 29 Jan 1999 04:00:00

having owned several colibri's, savinelli's and 1 dunhill,
i absolutely agree that most colibri's are complete and utterly
overprice feces.  the xtreme seems to be the only one i can't kill.

believe me, i have trashed almost every expensive lighter i own either
by dropping it or just plain wearing them out.  

I am especially wary of any electrostatic lighter as the springs on
the strikers tend to wear out quickly.

my favorite is the savinelli old boy but, windproof it aint.

i have literally worn the paint completely off my xtreme and it
continues to function without fail.  

this is the one time that colibri actually offered something worth
buying(they must have commisioned the manufacturing to someone else)

as for their repair abilities, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

i just buy something else if it fails sooner than i think it should