Tactical Fanboy
Tactical Tailor
Home Categories TacticalFanboy Archives Email

Zippo’s Offerings At SHOT

Zippo had some cool products for display at SHOT, such as the Zippo hand warmer. It uses an internal heating system and runs off of standard lighter fluid. The hand warmer can keep its heat for approximately 12 hours before needing a refill and it comes with a filler cup and warming bag. Because the original metal design isn’t tactically friendly, Zippo is also offering a matte black version which will be available mid year. The standard metal design is already available for purchase.

Another product that was shown to me was the Emergency Fire Starter Kit. Built in a similar design as their iconic lighters, it instead houses a number of cotton sticks sealed in wax, along with a flint wheel ignition. You simply remove one of the sticks, fray the end, ignite the stick using the flint wheel, and use the now ignited stick to start a fire. The kit is also water-proof, with an o-ring seal within the lid protecting the sticks, and the sticks themselves are also water-proof. Safety Orange is the only available color as of this time, although as with the hand warmer, a matte black version will be available later this year.

3 Responses to “Zippo’s Offerings At SHOT”

  1. Eric says:

    That is pretty cool. Did they give an estimated price?

  2. Buckaroomedic says:

    If you enlarge the picture, it looks like the Fire Starter Kit is retailing for $39.95. A little on the “steep” side, if you ask me.

  3. Don Lenny says:

    Both the standard hand warmer and emergency kit have a MSRP of $19.95.