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Soto Pocket Torch XT


    Soto Pocket Torch XT

    The Soto Pocket Torch XT features an extendable burner head that makes lighting hard-to-reach objects, such as stove burners, lanterns and candles, simple. See details

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    Item # 821119

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    The Soto Pocket Torch XT features an extendable burner head that makes lighting hard-to-reach objects, such as stove burners, lanterns and candles, simple.

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    The Soto Pocket Torch XT features an extendable burner head that makes lighting hard-to-reach objects, such as stove burners, lanterns and candles, simple.

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    The Soto Pocket Torch XT features an extendable burner head that makes lighting hard-to-reach objects, such as stove burners, lanterns and candles, simple.

    • Lighter measures 4.3 x 1.4 x 0.7 in. and extends to 7.25 in. in length
    • Powerful wind-resistant burner kicks out a blue flame that reaches temperatures up to 2,300°F
    • Burns butane fuel and can be refilled using a fill adapter and an isobutane fuel canister, or with a butane lighter refill cartridge (all sold separately)
    • Perfect for lighting stoves and starting campfires; can also be used around the house to cut rope, solder small objects and light your mood candles
    • Designed for use below 5,000 ft. in elevation
    • Soto Pocket Torch XT weighs only 1.8 oz. (without fuel)


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    Soto Pocket Torch XT Specs
    Best use
    Plastic casing
    4.3 x 1.4 x 0.7 (extends to 7.25) inches
    1.8 ounces

    Soto Pocket Torch XT

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    Soto Pocket Torch XT is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Torch I bought mine at an REI store without reading the reviews. I probably would not have bought it had I read the reviews. None the less, I really like mine. This is overkill for lighting a stove or candle. I believe this is similar to units which are used as cigar lighters. Air is mixed with the fuel so it burns with a blue flame that is difficult to see in daylight. But this also means the flame is hot. It is effective at lighting damp twigs directly without much fire starter. You know on those mornings when the RH is 100% and dew is on everything. I'm not thinking of those times when it has actually rained. I have used mine primarily for chores around my central Texas home at about 600 ft elevation. I purchased mine in Albuquerque and have observed it to function at 6,000 ft. I'm not sure why it is not rated for elevations above 5,000 feet, but I presume it has to do with fuel/air ratio. I find the "safety" on the striker to be most annoying, but I recognize how unpleasant it would be to have this thing fire off accidentally, especially in my pocket! Soto sells a neat little device to let you fill this from a butane blend canister. I just use the stuff they sell for refilling regular butane lighters. I presume the blends would perform better than straight butane at lower temperatures, although pocket warmth should be sufficient for most purposes.
    Date published: 2014-04-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from What you see is not what you get... I saw this torch and fell instantly in love. Nice-looking, beautifully-conceived. The arm extends & retracts! Made in Japan! I couldn't wait to get my package from REI. And here it is. That unitary, yellow control button you see in the REI photo? Not there anymore. Since people are careless, it's been replaced with an all-black, two-piece button (see my photo). A sticker on the unit gives almost meaningless instructions on how to operate the new button. Push-in on the center-slider of the new control, with your thumb at your first joint, and then, without lifting your thumb, push down on the top. Sure, that would be nice if it worked with anything other than extreme difficulty. It required pressure of an uncomfortable level to get that procedure to work even intermittently. The "grip" grooves in the slider are effectively useless. In most cases, it requires a second hand; use another finger to push in the slider, and then push down on the main part of the new type control button. Fail number one. The new control button would be barely acceptable if the unit lit consistently each time. It doesn't, enhancing the difficulty of the new control button. It takes several tries to get it to go, unless you click-fail it once, and hold the button for a few seconds to let butane well up. Not exactly the best way to do it (hold it too long, and you'll get a small fire-cloud). I'm using high-quality butane, so it's not a matter of fuel (fuel that works perfectly with other butane tools). It also doesn't like to remain lit at any angle other than straight-up. Oh, how I wish Soto had thought the execution of this product through. Aesthetics: A, conception: A; execution, F(AIL).
    Date published: 2014-04-14

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