Keeping on with stuff that can keep you warm in the winter, we have the Zippo hand warmer. Obviously a little bit different compared to the usual lighters made by Zippo, this one is specifically for keeping your hands warm vs lighting anything up on fire. Now Zippo also has different kinds of fluid that they use for their products. Of course the question now becomes is there any real difference between the two. Let's find out.
First let's look at the hand warmer in question. Currently going for $12.76 on Amazon and it has a 4.5 star score on over 13,000 ratings.
Now here is where things get interesting. Below you have the premium hand warmer fuel by Zippo. Currently on Amazon for $9.95 for 4 oz bottle.
Ok makes sense, but then you also have the standard lighting fluid by Zippo below. Which is only $3.50 for a 4 oz bottle and it has a 4.7 star score on over 18,000 ratings.
Ok so now things are a little bit confusing. The obvious question is, do you have to use the hand warmer fuel specifically for the hand warmer. Well if we are to believe what we are seeing on the Amazon listings, the answer is no. On the lighter fluid listing, one of the bullet points stated that the lighter fuel is "recommended for optimum performance of Zippo windproof lighters and refillable hand warmers". While on the hand warmer listing it says only recommended for refillable hand warmers.
So it appears that while the hand warmer fluid can only go one way, the lighter fluid can go into both hand warmers and the lighters. So if that is the case, we find it hard to argue for the hand warmer fluid unless there is something special about it that we have totally missed. The lighter fluid is so much cheaper, that you might as well by that and use it for your warmer. Especially if you have a zippo lighter as well, so that way you don't have to worry about using two different fuels.
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