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...
"If at first you don't succeed, stay away from skydiving."
>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
>it even comes in bright yellow.
>the only drawback is the price ~100.00
>you can find them at most cigar shops
>>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.