That is classy as fuck. I want one, even if they are 50 bucks. You said occasional use in high winds - do you mean that you've not frequently used it in high winds, or that you use it only when there are high winds (and you Bic is not satisfactory, I assume)?
Well, I've held it out the window at 70mph and it has remained ignited, and I have used it many times in other high wind, urban and beach areas. Going on 300+ ignitions now, and every single one was a first strike ignition
, which is something that I cannot say about my Zippo, IMCO, Blazer, Prince, Colibri, Bic, DJeep, Peanut, and other assorted lighters.
Now, its a superb lighter, but high end jets simply do not last as long as a Bic or Zippo in terms of "round count" ie # of total ignitions before failure. So, if you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, thats 600 ignitions a month... I would be surprised if it would last a year in that sort of situation. However, for my needs (a few cigarettes a week, candles, occasional firestarting) it's made for a superb EDC tool, that has proven itself extremely reliable and with unmatched wind resistance.
Going at this few lights a week pace, I expect that my JP will last me many years to come.
Make sure to buy a P7 suspension clip for it. The JP is shaped like a bar of soap, and you will almost certainly lose it without one. The pocket clip also just makes it 200% cooler in my book
I think my blog has been hacked, so this review has some weird spam about discount loans that I have to get rid of, but here's the 2000 word scoop on Windmill lighters:http://www.good-kit.com/windmill-windpr ... er-review/
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