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You can't go wrong with a Zippo
Member Name: sonic70
Advantages: Quality, reliability and great designs
Disadvantages: Needs refilling fairly regularly
There are 3 smokers in my house and all of us use a Zippo lighter and can't imagine ever going back to buying cheap throw away lighters.
Even when out and about they are fantastic as they don't get blown out in the wind - although the flame does get blown about which can make using it a little bit of a challenge. However this is still better than most types of lighters which won't even stay lit.
I have had mine for a couple of years yet and the only maintenance it has needed are to replace the fluid and the flints - both of which were very easy to do. I have found it needs refilling about every week or so but as I found lighter fluid fairly cheaply at my local weekly market I am not too worried about this.
Zippo offer a lifetime guarantee on all their lighters which means if anything goes wrong you simply return it to them, they repair it and send it back to you. I have been lucky and have not needed to use this service but my daughter had a problem with hers. She had bought a lighter with a gecko picture on the front and this soon started to peel away. She emailed Zippo with the problem, including pictures of the lighter, and they sent her a new one which arrived about 4 days later. To say I was impressed with the service would be an understatement. I don't expect them to always send new ones out like that but their prompt service speaks volumes.
The other Zippos in the house include the one I own which has a zip picture on the front and my husband's who has the Jack Daniels motif. The Jack Daniels lighter is a little heavier than most Zippos which gives it a really sturdy, high quality feel to it. Mine has had much use and whilst I am very careful about not losing it, I do always take it wherever I go as it is so reliable.
There are so many designs now available and with prices starting at under £10 from Amazon you can't go wrong. Whether it is bought for personal use or a gift for someone, you are bound to find a design that suits you and a quality product.
Summary: A great lighter which looks good and you know is good quality