The Best Windproof Lighters

by Stoned Genie Business
Whether you are lighting a fire to roast marshmallows, firing up a camp stove, or have found yourself in a true emergency, a windproof lighter is a helpful piece of gear to have when you go camping. While many pieces of gear can be considered a perk or a luxury, a reliable 14 mm bowl lighter is arguably one of the most important pieces of equipment you will carry. Making sure it is windproof is just the icing on your survival cake.

Zippo Chrome Lighter

Their favourite fuel-operated windproof lighter is the classic Zippo. The Zippo Manufacturing Company began making lighters in 1932, and they have been perfecting their windproof design ever since. One nice feature of the Zippo is that it does not require you to depress any buttons to keep it lit, and it will not light spontaneously when the lid is closed. So, make sure to refill it before setting out, and bring extra fuel for longer trips. The Zippo is water-resistant, but not waterproof. Zippo lighters are available in a wide variety of finishes and colours, and the classic chrome version measures 1.50 x 0.5 x 2.25 inches and weighs 2.0 ounces. If you are not a fan of chrome, they recommend the Zippo Matte Lighter instead. It is the same size but has a matte finish.

Tesla Coil Lighters USB Rechargeable Windproof Arc Lighter

The Tesla Coil Lighter is a clever choice for a windproof lighter and it is our favourite of the electric lighters available. It is a rechargeable electric lighter, meaning it does not require messy or smelly fuel to operate.It comes with a USB charging cable, and once fully charged it will last approximately one week or 100-300 lights. It is not the best choice for long-term backcountry trips unless you carry a portable charger or have access to an outlet along the way.The electric operation is naturally windproof and is not affected by cold temperatures and higher altitudes the way a fuel lighter will be. Reviewers have provided mixed reports about using this in the rain but being electric it obviously cannot handle being fully saturated or submerged.

GStar Tortilla Butane Torch Lighter

For those of you looking for an inexpensive, yet reliable, windproof lighter, they recommend the GStar Tortilla Butane Torch Lighter. It is a reliable torch lighter that retails for one-half to one-third the price of the other lighters on this list.These lighter uses butane fuel and are reusable and refillable. One drawback, though, is that butane is not the best for use at higher altitudes due to lower oxygen levels, and it must be warmed up to operate in lower temperatures. Accordingly, it is not ideal for camping trips in these environments.This lighter comes with a locking feature that allows you to flip a switch and maintain a continual flame without having to maintain pressure on a button. It also has a flame adjuster, too. Be sure to adjust the flame before use, not during.

They have done the research to help you narrow down the choices when selecting a windproof lighter for your next outdoor adventure. They have chosen our favourites and have named two Top Picks — one that uses fuel and one that uses electricity. As always, if you do not see the perfect lighter for your specific needs, check out our advice section at the end, where you will find information about the most important criteria to consider when deciding which windproof lighter to buy.

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