Here are two sweet lighters, usable at high altitude, plus the slim, colorful Capri, plus the Clipper, an innovative lighter with a built-in poker, and of course the classic Bic.
At left is the $40 dual-flame Dupla. It has a sideways-pointing regular flame that goes right into your bowl without needing to tilt the lighter. Flip the top and you’ve got a torch flame that is good for windy days.
The Colt is a lighter with 3 built-in pipe tools: poker, packer, and scraper. Your smoking tools are now right at your fingertips. You can even flip down the tools with one hand, so you don’t need to put your pipe down to stir the bowl. $40.
The Clipper is an innovative lighter designed specifically for use with a pipe. It has a removable flint arm that pulls out, for stirring a bowl or packing a cigarette. When the lighter is turned on its side, the flame gets larger, plus you can use the bottom of the lighter to pack your tobacco. Although the Clipper is a disposable lighter, it is refillable, so you can use it over and over. Both the Bic and Clipper are $1.50 each.
Fill your new lighter with refined butane. You’ll be amazed at how much better it is than unrefined butane, and we highly recommend Vector 5x Refined.