Delta Stormproof Lighter
Price: $59.99 USD
Weight: 2 oz.
Colours: Orange, Black
Size: 2.6" x 2" x 1"
Features: The Delta Stormproof Lighter's case is designed with wind and water resistance in mind. The casing features an elastomer armor outer covering and is latched with a stainless steel wire closure. The piezo-electric ignition works when wet and has the ability to light 30,000 times. It claims the lighter can work up to elevations of 8000 feet and up to 80 mph winds.
Pros: The look and feel of this lighter is bomber. I fits well in my hand and in my stove bag. It doesn't come with fuel in it, but it is easy to add fuel using the butane canister. Once the fuel has been injected, press the button and voila!
I enjoy the peace of mind that comes with this lighter. Knowing that it will in windy and wet conditions is very comforting. Also, knowing that the fuel won't leak unlike my regular plastic type lighter and/or my matches won't soak or run out. I like the orange colour as well-I never lose it!
I tried this lighter out in numerous epic wind/rain storms and it did work no problem. I have had to share this lighter with friends who only brought matches to light their camp stoves. Bottom line: This new piece of gear has proved its worthiness and will accompany me on many future backcountry excursions. Even if I am not camping, it's worth carrying in your pack in case you needed to make fire for a survival situtation.
Cons: The price of this lighter is fairly steep, but when you think about it's bomber performance standard and longevity, it's worth it to invest.
The flame isn't as long as some of my other lighters, so I have to get my thumb closer to stoves when lighting. I haven't ever had issues with being burned-it's just an adjustment I am getting used to but could be improved upon.
The UST recommended quadruple-refined butane is hard to find in Canada. I had to resort to buying triple refined 'Ronson Butane Multi-fill' as per recommended at my local UST dealer. So far no problems, but I am not even sure it's the right stuff!
Best Uses: Backcountry camping, mountaineering.