dealszippo outdoor line handwarmer for $12.14 + free…

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Very cool device; in for two. One for each hand!

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Wow, I didn't know they still made these.

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I've started exercising outside in the pre-dawn hours and come the colder weather these will be perfect for me! I'm in for two as well :)

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I haven't even seen these since the 60's. We all had them as kids for skiing.

The downvoters must have hands as cold as their hearts.

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Looking for input from anyone who actually has one of these (Zippo, specifically). After literally decades of bomb-proof performance with my old ones, my (multiple) newer Jon-E hand warmers simply will not stay "lit". I've begun to wonder if it's not the handwarmers, but rather some change that's been made to the lighter fluid. But, I even bought Jon-E's own handwarmer fluid, with the same crappy results. So... do these Zippos stay lit?

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@rooksie: Congratulation!
I keep telling myself I need to start but my excuse for the next 4 months is "it is too cold our".

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In for two as well, lets see how things go during hunting this season.

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@slarra: i actually just bought a pair two weeks ago and i can't get either of them to stay lit. i used the premium zippo fluid, and followed the instructions given, neither will work. when i light them you can feel them warming up, but then they don't stay lit.

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I remembering finding one of these in my dad's things when I was a kid. Asking what it was and why he never used it, I remember a comment about the risk of setting your clothes on fire. I have no evidence to support this claim. Is anybody aware of the risk you may take by putting a sustained flame in your pocket? I think the risk was somehow related to spilled fuel, but again not sure. And to the people talking about it going out, I wonder if it's not getting enough oxygen wherever you have it? If the fear of catching fire is unfounded, and they could stay lit, I think these would be great. Nothing like a little hot fire to thaw out frozen hands. Just wanted to put these points out there for those considering purchasing.

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Had one these years ago,the problem I had was it(and me) always smelled of lighter fluid. This one may be better though but I'll stick with the chemical packets

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If you are having trouble keeping these lit try replacing the "burner" portion. You can find them on Amazon for around $6 - worked like a charm for me. And they even seem to use the fluid more efficiently than the burner that came with the warmer.

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I have little to no practical use for this given my lifestyle/habits. Which is why I'm buying it? Absolutely.

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Do these give off an odor like the Zippo lighters? Thanks.

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@exarkun5333: These won't set your clothes on fire because there's no actual flame, and it doesn't get THAT hot.

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These are so much better than the plastic bag warmers they have now. I have 3 of the Jon-E and one Zippo. If they wont stay lit for you, change out the wick. I like to toss one in the bottom of my sleeping bag a couple hours before lights out.

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I gotta say, the description of low odor is disturbing. Who wants stinky hands or clothes? It should be no odor.

What's kind of dumb is that you can get cheap shake hand warmers for like 99 cents each.

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I use the jon-e warmers all winter. I save some $ by using naptha that I get at the hardware store in gallon cans. Essentially the same as jon-e and zippo fluids, works fine in your zippo lighter too. I have heard that these fluids do not work as well as they did in years past because of lower levels of benzene present due to health concerns.

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@fordtang: The cheap, disposable ones are very poor quality. The odor originates from the burning lighter fluid; it's really not that noticeable, especially when its in the bag. It's about the same kind of smell you get from leaving your lighter on for more than a few seconds.

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@sickboy932: Did you get the Zippo brand ones? I've got the ones from Restoration Hardware, one seemed to not stay warm sometimes, but the other worked fine.

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@fordtang: The odor isn't one that sticks to clothing, and it's faint. If you're outdoors (who wouldn't be?) you likely won't even notice unless you're trying.

Whats kind of dumb is that the cheap hand warmers will add up over a whole season if you're out alot. Also, by not wasting one, you would be more inclined to use this for a one or two hour outing. You're also not creating more trash each time you use it. They're also a more constant temp for longer. Don't get me wrong, the chem packs have their uses, like inside gloves/boots and places like that (drinking tube on camelbak).

To "turn it off", aka, stop the reaction, just pull the top half off (with gloves or the bag etc) and use its edge to pop the burner piece off and let it cool.