User Review: Soto Pocket Torch
The instructions on my Soto Pocket Torch clearly specified that Bic lighters would not work, so maybe not every unit gets the same set of instructions. Perhaps the ones that have been sitting in stock longer don't have updated information.
I bought a pack of cheap lighters at the dollar store, and they worked fine. I took it on a backpacking trip, and it worked well in almost every situation.
The only thing that keeps it from getting a perfect score is it doesn't work in very windy conditions, unless it's shielded. Even then you can use it, if you're careful.
It was a big hit with everyone on the trip, and the first thing we would take out when it came to lighting a stove, or starting a fire. Great product.