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Soto Pocket Torch

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    Soto Pocket Torch

    The Soto Pocket Torch turns a disposable lighter into a powerful wind-resistant burner that reaches temperatures up to 2,300°F. See details

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    The Soto Pocket Torch turns a disposable lighter into a powerful wind-resistant burner that reaches temperatures up to 2,300°F.

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    The Soto Pocket Torch turns a disposable lighter into a powerful wind-resistant burner that reaches temperatures up to 2,300°F.

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    The Soto Pocket Torch turns a disposable lighter into a powerful wind-resistant burner that reaches temperatures up to 2,300°F.

    • Backpacker April ’10 says of the Soto Pocket Torch, “Just put a 50-cent lighter into this little widget, and you get a mini blowtorch that produces a searing-hot blue flame.”
    • Pocket Torch accepts rectangular disposable lighters (not included); does not fit round disposable lighters, such as Bic lighters
    • 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 weighs only 1.8 oz. (without lighter) and measures 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.9 in.

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    Soto Pocket Torch Specs
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    Plastic
    4.3 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
    1.8 ounces
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    Soto Pocket Torch

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    Soto Pocket Torch is rated 3.4444 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Functions as it's own backup I beat the living tar out of it. I never put this thing away. I use it to light cigars, seal the ends of paracord, and of course, light all kinds of fires. I kept it with me working on a farm all summer and through Halloween. I dropped in dirty mud, kept it in my pocket which accumulated all kinds of dirt and debris, and it held up. It started to take a few attempts to light and the flame was pretty sparse, so I took it apart, cleaned out the fuel channel and put it back together and it's bodacious again. Buy one for your yourself, or your idiot friend.
    Date published: 2014-04-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from �?� Worth the Purchase �?� I've had this product for a while now and I absolutely recommend it to those seeking a light weight, durable torch. Its easy to refuel, use and trigger. The only hold back is that you have to use a specific lighter. Some lighters will either not fit or is compatible. I stick with Scripto brand lighters as the fuel of choice which you can cheaply buy at a walmart for $2 for a 7 pack. Down below are examples of the product in use. Also the type of lighters that can be used with this device. Bic lighters CANNOT be used due to its shape (RED Left). Scripto Lighters are compatible (Orange Right)
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from V Good, not perfect First off, mine broke. The spring in the switch failed after 4 years. Soto in Oregon repaired it, for FREE. That's likely worth 5-stars but I'll give it an honest 4+. I've had this model for 5 years. I use it in the kitchen and house, not daily but close. It replaces one of those usually terrible refillable long lighters. In this context it's great. Compact, durable, 99% reliable. Works well on candles, joints, charcoal chiminey, misc stuff. Never had a problem until the spring broke but Soto did a great job on that. The only thing I've noticed is sometimes the cheapo disposable lighters (Scripto) that you insert are defective. You have to check them and put the "bad" ones aside. For my ligther that seems to be where the failure happens. These will still work, just not in the Soto. I think I've found 3 out of 2 dozen disposables over 5 years. For car camping this works as well as in the kitchen. It's great you can keep it in a pocket instead of the lighter wand. Also small enough to stash in the top pocket of a backpack. I haven't taken one backpacking but I have used one at elevation and wind. The elevation part is true and they can be flakey in the wind but that's also operator determined, in part. I'd still take this backpacking but I'd also have matches, a sparker kit and a different lighter. I can see how the Soto might not work for some people. For average daily use it works great.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I don't recommend this I don't recommend this item due to a lack of durability and ease of cleaning. I bought one and it had worked in the beginning. However, after removing and re-inserting the lighter a few times to learn its operation, it no longer work. From what I can tell, the soot on the lighter's tip clogged up the Soto's intake port. That's how the two part mates together (male/female design.)
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just not there yet This is an example of a good idea with poor implementation. Using lighters that can be readily found at any gas station is a good idea but, don't expect a true torch from this lighter. I've used both SOTO torch lighters and neither has performed to minimal standards. The flame is small...how small? Roughly 1/2 inch on both "torches". I had to modify the pin that presses down on the lighter inside to even get a flame. This is a good idea but it needs more refinement. If you're looking for a torch lighter drop by a smoke shop and pick up a triple or quad torch for about $10. Much better option.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mine worked great for two years Yes, you need to get the 'right' disposable. These are rectangular, not oval when viewed from the end. (Bic lighters won't work). But most gas stations sell the right kind, and once you find one, buy a few extras: the fuel in each one lasts a surprisingly long time. Yes, Piezo igniters can be unreliable. Mine finally gave up the ghost after I dropped it in a sandy river. Oops. But before that it worked fine for two years. Yes, taking this apart is a bit tricky, and putting it back together isn't quite a snap, and the striking mechanism can occasionally mesh poorly with the cheap lighters you get in this class. But the upside is the intense, hot, focused blue flame. (Be careful, this is almost invisible in bright daylight.) Lighting and melting stuff with plain lighters is asking for burned fingers and flickering flames that blow out. This pointed blue flame is very directional and focused, points away from your hand, and would be very hard for wind to blow out. Is this my only source of flame? No, I carry a universal striker and tinder kit (1/2 oz) and a small plastic box of storm/wind matches. BUT not having to use a single match on weeklong backcountry trips, melting nylon edges and ends, lighting fires in the rain, as well as (lots of) household and shop uses make this a valuable tool that allows me to leave my big box of matches, candle, birch bark and fire-starter ribbon at home. Test it at home before heading out (heck, use it around the house -- a fine tool even if it never goes out the door), get familiar with its quirks, and keep a backup lighter you've tested in your outdoors kit. This is a great product, even if not 100% foolproof. I'm ordering another to replace the one I finally killed.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great concept, but needs some work The reason I bought this lighter is because I had a bunch of disposable lighters I got from an uncle that quit smoking, not sure if they would fit I bought this with the peace of mind that if there were a problem, REI would handle it. Fortunately it all worked out well, the A-liters fit just fine into the Soto Pocket Torch, and the flame worked just as I hoped. While I like this product, there are still some improvements to be made, namely the ergonomics of this Lighter, the way it's made is not comfortable for the thumb to click and hold. One thing that you may want to do is to turn the light output on high before you stick it in the the Pocket Torch, makes the flame a bit stronger that way.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hot Little Flame Nice little torch. Comes without lighter, but lighter can be purchased almost anywhere (I got a pack of 8 at the local drug store). Produces hot little flame with lighter set on maximum output. I do want to emphasize "little". If you need something small really hot and it's really close, then this will work well.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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