My cat's Chief of Staff
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The Village of Questa
Re: Xikar Stratosphere high altitude jet lighter.
My stratosphere lighter stopped working two nights ago.
Did the bleed, fill, bleed, fill, tiny bleed routine... no luck.
Went to walmart today and bought a can of air. Blew it out, still no luck.
It had some sort of tiny heater at the bottom of the flame that glowed orange. That is what stopped working rendering the lighter 100% inoperative. :-(
I got the lighter two days before my previous review and it stopped working two days ago. That is a six day life span for a 29$ (plus tax, plus postage to send back) bloody plastic lighter.
I will spend the cash to send it back, but truth be told, I expect the same thing to happen again.
Every other Xikar product I've bought seemed "quality" the moment I touched and layed hands on them. Not this lighter. It's plastic and looked and felt "cheap".
Oh well... live and learn, eh?