Now, I needed a decent windproof lighter as I often find myself needing to light camping stoves in less-than-pleasant weather conditions, that is to say, raining and pouring whilst the wind is biting like an angry dog and the supposed "windproof" matches that I had been accustomed to using, had been failing me when I most needed them. It may be tempting to spend a fiver on some of the cheaper windproof lighters out there, but I can honestly say, hand on heart, that no other lighter stands up to unfavorable lighting conditions than Zippos'. I waited a few months before leaving this review (as these sort of things have a tendency to age with the grace of a glass of milk on a warm day) and I am pleased to report that aside from a few scratches here and there, a result of my own clumsiness, the lighting mechanism still works after the first strike even after several flint changes and I am yet to require a change of wick. Yes ladies and gentlemen, this is indeed worth every penny you spend on it. Oh and it comes with a lifetime "repair-or-replace" warranty to boot.