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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely object, just needs some getting used to., 13 Jan. 2013
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I get such cold hands in the winter, that even thick gloves still render my fingers as blocks of ice. If you have a similar experience, then you could do far worse than give this a go. What drew me in immediately about this item is its look - it's classy, classical and polished. The concept is everso slightly scary - a lit burner with light fuel burning away in your pocket. Except, somehow, it just works, and very safely at that.

The instructions are succinct and helpful. You pour the lighter fluid in through the wool-like substance that tops the fuel reservoir. This is fiddly and I have not yet got the hang of it. The first use you need to double fill (ie two full filling cups) to kick it off. I did this outside, and just as well as the fluid dripped all over the place - anywhere it seemed than the whole it was meant to go in. Nevertheless, persevere, and you'll get there.

Lighting the thing again has a knack to it. It took me about a minute to be confident it was burning. I find the best is to light each gauze section in turn, then repeat until you "feel" it take. You will soon know. The thing slowly starts to heat, and then suddenly it's there. It becomes too hot to touch so needs to go in the little pouch that comes with it. The first go it warmed brilliantly for about 8 hours. You can't control the temperature, although you can of course move it to your other pocket (or a back pocket, very nice on a winter's day!).

Once working, there is a very faint smell of lighter fluid if you're up close, and no flame due to its catalytic converter. The only thing wrong is that one is not enough - so am v tempted to buy a second.

Looks great, a bit of a conversation piece, and very effective.
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