User Review: Soto Pocket Torch
Price Paid: $0 - Free demo
This lighter is way cool. The Pocket Torch was shown and given to me at a trade show. It's an interesting gadget just as a windproof/weatherproof mini torch, but didn't stand out from similar items from Brunton and eGear until the rep popped the top off to show the cheap, disposable lighter used as a fuel cartridge. That's the downside to other windproof lighters is finding butane canisters and then using them can become a hassle, but the lighters used in the Soto Pocket Torch are readily available at probably any truck stop, Wal-Mart, gas station, etc.
If you're looking for a bomber fire source that will hold up to rain, wind, and snow--this is it.
According to Soto, they're available at only three retailers in the U.S. starting in mid March 2010:
· Summit Hut in Tucson, Arizona, Phone: 520-618-1485
· Blue Ridge Mountain Sports in Virginia
· Fin & Feather, Iowa City, Iowa Phone: 319-354-2200