The Solo lighter is waterproofed with a plastic coating, which covers its metal interior, and a double o-ring seal. The protective cap flips back with the push of a button, working on a spring-loaded hinge. The ignition lever beneath the lid fires up a 2,500 degree Fahrenheit turbo torch flame.
Labeled windproof, the torch tends to extinguish easily if the flame is set at a high output. But the lighter does offer such features as a refill window, a flame adjustment dial and a key ring holder.
The lighter is not build for longevity, but with a suggested retail price of $14, an unconditional lifetime guarantee and a half-price replacement guarantee should you lose the lighter in the deep, dark river water, it seems a good deal.
The Solo Storm lighter comes in 10 colors including red, green and orange -- easy to spot in a satchel filled with tackle or in the brambles and bushes of the forest. Available at fine tobacconists.