Product review: Zippo enters a new phase

Product review:  Everyone on the planet owns at least 3 Zippo lighters. My total is 6. 

The problem was for the most part, Zippo’s were not a good choice for cigar smokers. You need a butane torch for cigars and while Zippo made several attempts in the past, none of them were satisfactory.

Their newest products are built in a variety of styles and fit most of their cases.

As they state:

Lighter Inserts

Customize your Zippo lighter with the new lighter insert collection. Including single and double torch butane options, as well as a rechargeable arc.  The pressurized butane inserts offer an odorless flame, while the arc offers a completely windproof flame source that can be easily recharged. Fits all regular-sized Zippo lighter cases. Does not fit Slim or 1935 Replica cases.

It’s not that I don’t own enough lighters but most guys who indulge in cigars can never get enough accessories . Cutters, lighters, cigar cases are made with these folks in mind.

I read an article in Cigar Aficionado magazine about this new Zippo product and it enticed me to buy one of the models. There are three different models available and I made the dual torch burner my choice.

I have used inserts before from another company but it was a single torch. I plunked down my cash and just received it.

As always, how and where I receive a product does not impact my subjective judgment.

I suggest trying the  product yourself.

Blow by blow description:

I tried a case given to me by a friend in 1997. As you know, Zippo’s are pretty indestructible.

The butane fill had no issue but I do wish there was a visible fill line so it gives you are given a better indication of what is happening. Saves fuel that way. You need a small screwdriver or another tool to turn the butane flame up or down.

The insert fit in snuggly in the Zippo with no struggle .  As they stated the insert does not work with the Slim version. I do have two lighters of that type and they were not designed for those shapes.

I rapidly engaged the ignitor 10 straight times and it performed as expected.

The flame was true, no flair ups or any problems with controlling it.

I ignited the lighter 3/4 more times and it was perfect.

The final score:

If you are a fan of Zippo lighters and who is not? This is a worthy accessory to have. It gives you another toy to play with.

I would imagine the insert will work for some time before you might have a problem . They are inexpensive enough where you might buy another one  or two to put in your other Zippos.

Keep smoking

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