I ordered this based on the other review, and on previous years of experience with the original Windmill lighter - the clear one, that looks like a "real" (i.e., Zippo) lighter. The original Windmill is still going strong after 10 years, and is a blowtorch.This thing, on the other hand, will not light. I opened it, filled it with fresh fuel, but it simply refuses to ignite. I did get it to spark, once, but it sputtered out after a second.The best part: postal regs and UPS rules won't accept it for shipping, since it's full of fuel. Can't burn it dry. So, can't return it unless I drive to Michigan.
I picked this up on a whim in Bright Orange (not available at Moosejaw that I know of). It's a bit long for a lighter but it stores a TON of fluid because of it. The flame is extremely wind resistant. After buying it I tested it by leaning out of the window of my roommates car and lighting a cig at 70 mph and with a little aim it worked like magic. Durable, water resistant case is great and I personally love the bright orange which makes it easy to find when dropped in the dark. Bottom line if you are a smoker while backpacking or you are lazy about starting fires this is a great lighter for on the trail.
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