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Zippo Zippo Hand Warmer

The compact design easily slips into a pocket or glove to keep your hands warm for up to 12 hours. Used with Zippo premium lighter fluid, it produces more than 10 times the heat of disposable warmers.
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Questions & Answers for Zippo Zippo Hand Warmer

Question

Can it use alcohol or white gas?

Can the hand warmer use alcohol or white gas, i.e. same fuel as backpacking stove?
asked 3 years ago
by
peace
 - Markham
on Zippo Hand Warmer
2 answers
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answer 1
I hate to contradict a staff answer - but I personally have tried it with both white gas (coleman fuel/naptha) and denatured alcohol, and it has worked. I wouldn't recommend the alcohol, because the catalytic process doesn't work well on alcohols, and so it not only doesn't work consistently, but also stinks to high heaven. No idea why. The coleman fuel evaporates a little quicker than lighter fuel, so it *may* use up more , but I haven't noticed any difference between it and the regular lighter fuel.
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MEC MEMBER
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
Globetrotter
 - Toronto,ON
answer 2
Nope. Lighter fuel only please.
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answered 3 years ago
by
LorneH
 - MEC Service Centre
Question

Is this the old model?

The photo shows the older model with a different burner head style. The new ones come with a burner similar to the replacement burner MEC also sells.
Is this the older model?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Zippo Hand Warmer
2 answers
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answer 1
The one I bought in the store recently was the older model but the new head fits on it no problem. The body is the same size. The MEC guarantee will replace it if you have an issue with parts.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 2
This is the newer model that will fit the new replaceable burner head pieces.
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
chboo
 - service centre
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How much does it cost to ship this item?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Zippo Hand Warmer
1 answer
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answer 1
The Zippo Handwarmer no longer ships with fuel.
It now ships regularly and is shipped with the standard shipping costs.
Please see MEC's shipping information here:
http://www.mec.ca/AST/ContentPrimar...
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
JLYW
 - Vancouver
Question

Can you buy this online from MEC or just in-store?

Can you buy this online from MEC or just in-store? I don't see the add to cart option for this item.
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Zippo Hand Warmer
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes, you can buy this item online. It is also possible to call the service center at 1-800-663-2667.
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Iceclem
 - Vancouver
Question

will it light a camp stove too?

can i light a smoke.
asked 2 years ago
by
Anonymous
 - courtenay bc
on Zippo Hand Warmer
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
You need to light this handwarmer with a lighter or match to get it started. After it is burning it produces a radiant heat, not a flame so the handwarmer cannot be used to light a stove or a cigarette.
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Expert Answer
answered 2 years ago
by
happiestoutdoors
 - Service Centre
Question

Would this be ok to use in say a sleeping bag? Or would the heating element cause issues if it became exposed?

asked 1 year ago
by
Again
 - Nfld
on Zippo Hand Warmer
1 answer
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answer 1
The hand warmer comes in a cloth bag which is intended to be used in conjunction with the hand warmer. The bag keeps the lid on tight if you ensure it is tied or cord locked. That said leaving the product on, in a sleeping bag, while sleeping and unattended is not recommended.
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answered 1 year ago
by
Balu2
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does it come with a bunner when you buy it or do you need to buy it as well

asked 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Zippo Hand Warmer
1 answer
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answer 1
The Hand Warmer does indeed come with a burner. Replacements are available for $9.75, but the original should be good for approximately 70 uses.
 
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answered 9 months ago
by
DanTM
 - Service Centre
Question

Is it safe to use inside of a goretex jacket?

Will the fumes put off by the combustion of lighter fluid have negative effects on gore text or other waterproof fabrics? Ie. delamination
Also are the fumes harmful if they are funnelled up through your collar from inside your jacket and inhaled over the course of a day outside?
 
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asked 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Zippo Hand Warmer
1 answer
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answer 1
You can use this hand warmer in the pocket of any type of clothing. There are actually no fumes from this unit when it is burning correctly. There may be some fuel fluid fumes when filling the unit and you wuld not want to spill the fluid directly on any fabric but when burning correctly and in it's protective sleeve there are no fumes.
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answered 9 months ago
by
chboo
 - service centre
Question

How many times can you light the burner?

I bought this from your store a while back and was just testing it out and it works amazingly. Now that I used it do I need to buy another burner to use it again or can I use the same burner
asked 7 months ago
by
Geocacher: DisneyGeek
 - Squamish, BC
on Zippo Hand Warmer
1 answer
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answer 1
From the reviews I've read the burner should last at least the better part of a winter season. Additionally it appears that it's use does require a little practice. Once practiced I think you will know when its time to replace the burner, the performance will drop off.
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Expert Answer
answered 7 months ago
by
frpet
 - North Vancouver BC