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Zippo Silver Hand Warmer

Zippo Silver Hand Warmer

Zippo Silver Hand Warmer

  • Up to 12 hours of warmth with one filling
  • Low odor, used for hunting, snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing and football
  • Includes hand-warmer, warmer bag and filling cup (lighter fluid not included)

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List Price: $ 19.95

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3 Responses to “Zippo Silver Hand Warmer”

  1. Robert R. Cook says:
    658 of 665 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very good warmer, but get two!, January 25, 2011
    By 
    Robert R. Cook (Northern Virginia) –

    This review is from: Zippo Hand Warmer (Sports)

    This is like the third warmer I’ve had over the years, and I really like this model best. It has very slim lines, but is still a very effective heater. If you only have one of them, you’ll be passing it from hand to hand. They’re much more effective if they can stay in one spot.

    Also, the instructions say that you can’t stop it, once it’s lit, it has to burn all the way down. WRONG! There are two ways, but this one is easiest: With the heater in its pouch, put it inside a ziplock bag and seal it. If you squeeze most of the air out of the bag before you seal it, the “flame” dies out in a couple of minutes. You don’t have to refill it to go again, as long as you haven’t used up all the fuel. Cool, huh? I use mine on hour long walks with the dogs, and one refill lasted almost two weeks, by putting it out after a walk.

    BTW, you can do the same thing with the little dry chem heaters; just seal it in a ziploc and it will stop the reaction when it runs out of oxygen. You can start it again the next time you need it, as long as it isn’t used up.

    Oh, and Coleman fuel at $8.88 a GALLON is exactly the same chemical(naptha) as Zippo lighter fluid, for $5-something for 4 OUNCES!

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  2. Ankur Akolia says:
    359 of 370 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Handwarmer is an Understatement, This thing is a Portable Heater!!!, October 16, 2010
    By 
    Ankur Akolia (Los Angeles, CA) –
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    This review is from: Zippo Hand Warmer (Sports)

    I accidentally stumbled upon this product while browsing through amazon looking for a portable heating solution. This little gadget of a thing turned out to be the perfect item for what i was looking for in a pocket heater. They say it lasts for 12 hours but mine lasted 13 and a half hours on just a few ML of lighter fluid. A few things to keep in mind while using this:

    Firstly, if you are sensitive to certain odors this might not be the thing for you since there is a catalytic reaction of fuel burning internally, a weird smell like that of kerosene can be felt. Although the smell is not so prominent but for some people it can get irritating after a while.

    Secondly, a carry pouch is included which is really important for safe usage of this device! Due to the all metal surface, the device gets so hot that it could burn your hand in seconds, so the pouch helps you use it more like a “HAND WARMER” rather than a “HEATER” which it can also work as provided you are careful with it. Another important function of the pouch is regulate the oxygen flow to the device so that the fuel does not just burn off before the expected time. In my field testing while using the device as a “HEATER” that is without the pouch, i noticed the device got extremely hot and the fuel burn time was a little over 5 1/2 hours after topping it off. On the other hand, i used it outdoors at night in the rain while immersed in its pouch and the heat lasted for a little over 13 hours. i put it in an internal pocket inside my jacket and within half an hour my whole jacket felt nice and toasty!

    One of the reviewers was complaining that it did not get hot enough for outdoor activities where there was snow. The solution for that is quite simple! Everyone who owns a thermos knows that the best way to keep beverages piping hot is to preheat with hot water. Apply the same formula here but without the pouch. The Metallic surface on the Hand Warmer needs to reach a certain temperature for it start radiating heat in other directions. If the temperature itself is controlled from the beginning by limiting the oxygen flow, it cannot reach the heating point where the excess heat can be released as warmth. I suggest that after turning it on to leave it standing without its pouch for at least an hour. That should do the trick.

    I’m going to further test it in other environments and then post another update. For now, i simply love it!!

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  3. Esteban A. Valle "--Don't ask what Windows ca... says:
    256 of 268 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Amazingly Warm and just AMAZING, August 6, 2011
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    This review is from: Zippo Hand Warmer (Sports)

    I’ve read most of, if not all, of the Amazon reviews on this product. I’ve also read most of the reviews from other websites and magazines. I decided to purchase this warmer because I am a cheap person. I don’t like disposable things, especially expensive disposable, wasteful hand warmers. I was a little bit hesitant about taking every thing I read at face value. Well, upon receiving it, this hand warmer has exceeded my expectations in every way that I’ve read.

    First off, I’ve read countless times that this hand warmer is so hot that without the bag, it is impossible to hold because it is so hot. TRUE. Right out of the box I was skeptical because it wasn’t running very hot. The instructions say to run the first cycle with twice the measured fuel. Well I guess it took about three use cycles to break in the catalytic burner head, because now all of my skepticism is completely gone because this thing runs HOT. When you leave it out of its little baggy (for a couple of minutes to let it warm up to the increased Oxygen) it is very uncomfortable to place against any part of your body or face. Just like touching a hot pan. You can only hold it in your hand for about 5 seconds before you have to drop it. Unfortunately, when you put it in its little baggy, it barely feels warm. Again, I was originally skeptical about this claim, and I was anticipating that the reports were exaggerated or posted by people with low tolerances for heat. I have a pretty high spot tolerance for heat, and I am still suffering from the immense heat of this warmer. This also won’t happen on the first light-up, like I assume most negative reviewers assumed. It will take probably about 30 hours of continuous burning before the catalytic head is broken in, and then every time you light it up afterwards, it will heat up to this temperature in very little time. Less than five minutes. If you leave the warmer out of baggy for about an hour, then it will be completely intolerable to touch. You can’t even pick it up without your brain immediately telling your fingers to let go as a natural reflex.

    Fortunately, when you place it in a pocket, without the bag, it is exposed to limited oxygen so it burns at the exact perfect temperature. Still very hot to the touch, and your friends will be impressed at how much hotter it is than those heavy disposable things. But it is also not to hot that you can’t hold it in your hand indefinitely. For most of the time you’re using this device, it will be inside an article of clothing like a jacket pocket, shirt pocket (this is the winner here) or even glove (kind of bulky but it gets the job done). This keeps it at the perfect temperature. No need to worry about it being too hot or too cold.

    It is also impressive how long this hand warmer lasts on a single filling. Obviously, the less oxygen it gets, the longer it lasts on a single filling. I haven’t done any timing specifically, but I can tell you that when I fill it up (I don’t use that plastic cup, I just fill the thing directly until it looks like the rayon batting is saturated) it lasts for about a full day. Using the cup at full, I typically will get well over 12 hours. Probably around 15 hours. In case you were wondering, the whole bottom of the hand warmer is NOT the fuel container. It is actually a much smaller reservoir that is simply set inside very tightly. It is not removable without special tools as I believe there is some heat resistant adhesive holding it in place. The actual fuel reserve is probably about 2-3x the size of a simple zippo lighter’s reserve.

    The lighter does have a pretty strong petroleum smell that can be smelled within about 6″ of the lighter. This is amplified by putting it in the little baggy, which I assume holds the odor like a sponge. Without the bag the smell is only about 2″ away from the lighter. If it’s inside of a pocket of a jacket, I’m sure it won’t be a problem for most casual hunters or bird watchers.

    Yes, lighting this warmer can be difficult. Not actually difficult, but just time-consuming. I usually hold it upside down over my Zippo for ten seconds even. This almost universally gets it going. I’ve found that the longer you leave the lighter on, the faster the warmer will heat up because you get more of the burner head catalyzing. A good solid rule of thumb is that if you actually light up the burner so long that it has its own self sustaining flame, put out the flame and you’re good to go. You don’t actually need to see the flame to get it going, however, and I’m not sure of the consequences of this action as far as the health of the burner is concerned. After you use the burner for a while, it gets easier to light up, so again, don’t be dissuaded by the first lighting attempt. Another thing, if the warmer is really cold it sometimes helps to hold the whole bottom half of the warmer over the flame for ten to twenty seconds to warm it up. This burner relies on…

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