The Zippo hand warmer has sleek and compact design which fits easily into a pocket, gloves or trousers, without the bulk of other hand warmers. It is fuelled by normal lighter fuel, the pouring type not the pressurised gas and works on the principle of a catalyst so there is no flame just a smouldering burner which creates the heat. You light the hand warmer using a normal lighter by holding the flame against the catalyst burner for several seconds, the catalyst burner is protected by a metal cover/ lid with holes in and then the whole hand warmer is placed in a small material bag, this prevents it getting too hot. There is no on/off switch with these hand warmers but you have 2 options, first is to simply let the hand warmer burn out when all the fuel has been consumed, or you can remove the lid and then remove the catalyst burner, this would have to be done with pliers though as it will be extremely hot.
The measuring cup supplied with the hand warmer has measurements indicated on the side to show where the maximum fill level is and also a half fill level. When filled fully the burner is supposed to last for up to 12 hours so half filled being 6 hours, I will give this a test over the coming months to see just how accurate this claim is. The hand warmer is available in two colour options, 'non-reflective' black as shown in the pics below and also 'highly polished' silver/ chrome.
Here are some pics of the Zippo hand warmer and what you get in the box:
|The complete hand warmer|
Dimensions 10cm x 7cm x 1cm
|Hand warmer with lid/ cover removed.|
|Hand warmer with lid and catalyst burner removed.|
|Measuring cup for lighter fluid and pouch for hand warmer when in use.|