I am after a nice new shiny lighter :-) Having bought 3 butane jet flame ones in the past I have been sorely disappointed in them but I spotted this one today which is VERY pricey but ticks all the boxes for shiny new kit syndrome.
I have been surviving on bics for around a year which are fine unless it is windy, and as a smoker it can be quite annoying having to get under your jacket to light a cig and with numb wet hands near impossible.
The 3 butane lighters I had in the past lasted no time at all before giving up the ghost. The most expensive one of the 3 lasted some 2 days before dieing and the company refused to respond to my emails.... Having researched it I found a ton of complaints about them.
I do have a zippo, but I like the jet flame of the butane ones. I really do not want to fork out the best part of 50 bucks for something which will die on me within a few weeks though. Saying that, it comes from a good maker (wenger). 9 cm in length seems excessive but It is waterproof, sturdy and holds a lot of fuel.
Any thoughts on butane lighters in general or has anyone got one of these? Or a decent recommendation of a lighter which has lasted the years would be most welcome.