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What's your favorite torch or lighter to use with the Vapcap?

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by Mr. Me2, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Roth

    Roth Well-Known Member

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    I've had my Xikar Tech Single Torch for 5 months now and absolutely love it. The only reason I'll be getting a new lighter is if I want a double or triple torch version!


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    I wanted a lighter to use my Dynavap on backpacking trips. I needed something with a large fuel chamber, was efficient, field adjustable flame, and was rock solid reliable. The Xikar Tech hits all those points.

    One of my biggest complaints about the triple torch sold by Dynavap was its inefficiency. It would stop working when there was still 10-15% of butane in the chamber. The Xikar fires down to the last drop. It uses virtually 99% of the butane in the chamber before it stops lighting.

    The fuel chamber is much larger than most other torch lighters I've come across. But the lighter itself is comparable in size to other lighters, it really isn't that much larger, just slightly fatter.

    It's also extremely reliable. I took it with me on a hike, and was enjoying vaping a bowl while soaking in a hot spring. Upon getting out of the hot spring, I dropped the lighter into the water. It was fully submerged for about 3 seconds. I dried it off and tried to light it, but it didn't work. I tried it again the next morning, and it worked like nothing had happened. That was 2 months ago and it's been going strong since.

    I do a lot of my hiking/backpacking in high altitudes (9000'+). In preparation for this season, I also bought a Xikar Cirro, which is sold as a high altitude lighter. Truth is, I haven't had to really use it yet as anything but a backup. I've used the Xikar Tech at 9500' so far without issue. I have to turn the flame up slightly to compensate, but it still lights reliably. In the next month or so, I'll be up around 10,000'. Curious to see if the Tech can still hold its own at that altitude.

    Add in the fact that the lighter carries a no receipt needed, lifetime warranty, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase so far.

    I would like to pick up the double flame version at some point, just haven't had the need yet.





    tl;dr: the Xikar Tech is a great lighter.
     
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  2. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Does anybody know this lighter? Could be an alternative to the Aomai?

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  3. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    Look interesting and similar construction to the Aomai. The c bracket where the strap attaches can probably be cut off. That spot with the knurling may be the trouble as it appears wider. For $10 it may be worth getting one to try it out.
     
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  4. natural farmer

    natural farmer Well-Known Member

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    After almost a month of painful waiting, my two Aomai's are finally here and I couldn't be happier!!! It's my dream lighter!!!

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    The Omni plus the Aomai are my all time favourite vaping tools. :rip: VAS... :D:D:D
    So much better vapor than with the multiple jet lighters! :nod:
     
  5. V-apE

    V-apE ☮☮☮

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    These are really the best for the Vapcaps.
    Can't have enough of these little helpers;)


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  6. Dynalowrider

    Dynalowrider Well-Known Member

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    I like the stand. Maybe add a hole to hold the vc by the mouthpiece to load nugs, or for use with the Wood Scents. Doc
     
  7. V-apE

    V-apE ☮☮☮

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    That is a great idea!....Thanks!;)
     
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  8. b0

    b0 Cloudy...

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    Thinking about getting one of these:

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/colibri-talon-single-jet-flame-lighter

    Colibri seems to make the best torch lighters, the price isn't that expensive and seems to have everything I like in a lighter.

    Still waiting for the single flames I shared earlier in the post (
    https://www.fasttech.com/products/2150/10008367/1751603 ) should have them in a couple of days... But forgot to bring my Vapcap to test them (I'm in Spain on holidays, ordered them here to use them with my M and in the end forgot to bring it :doh: )
     
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  9. Markus

    Markus Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I have a hard earned $15 gift card at Amazon from a dumb Albertsons Monopoly game. Does anyone have a couple good options in mind there?
    I tried a search and have read several pages in this thread and haven't found one that says 'best bang for the buck' yet. I sure would be happy to lean on the expertise of the fine folks in this forum.
     
  10. Dynalowrider

    Dynalowrider Well-Known Member

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    Ever had your full Vertigo sputter when you are at max of the valve? I've noticed some people turning the valve wide open and getting a sputter when turned down slightly. Ok this is how I fixed mine when it was doing that same thing. I do not guarantee this will work on yours.
    The little knob on the bottom pulls off the valve, and turn the knob, (not the valve, valve is the metal stem the knob fits on), turn it back a small amount and put it back on the valve. The knob is friction fit on the valve stem. If you turn the knob back a little, (it uses stops on the body so you can't open the valve wide open), you get more travel on the valve knob to open the valve stem more. I know it sounds confusing, but the knob is plastic, the valve stem is metal, two separate things. The knob has stops on it. Be careful you can really raise the flame this way. Doc
     
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  11. MAbud

    MAbud Well-Known Member

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    Anyone tried the Tron dual torch on Dynavap site?
     
  12. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Hi, I need your help please!

    some friends are in the US and would bring me along some US stuff to Germany.
    Would like to order some torch lighters in the US.
    They'll have an international flight with American Airline.
    Do you have any experiences with this airline?
    I've read their luggage advices and it seems that they generally forbid transport of torch lighters.
    Or is there only a problem with filled lighters like other airlines do?
    Want to prevent that they confiscate lighters 100$ worth.
    Thanks a lot!
     
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  13. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    @Hogni, from what I see, the TSA doesn't permit torch/windproof lighters in carry-on or check bags, only disposable & Zippos.
     
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  14. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    yepp, same as my interpretation. This verdict has no exclusion for unfilled torch lighters.
    It's a pitty, wanted to order a Blazer GT8000, Vector Ammo 02, Vector Zippo 2flame insert, some from DV and a Blazer PB 207. Here in Germany price of the Blazers is twice as high than in the US :( Vector is nowhere in Germany available.

    Does anybody has experiences with the last one? Really not beautiful but it has very good reviews.

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    Interesting wide and stron single flame. Looks good for use with VC and SB.
     
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  15. Godspeed

    Godspeed Well-Known Member

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  16. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Very interesting, thanks a lot!
    Maybe these are the instructions of the FAA but AA seems to have their own - more restrictive - rules.
    I think I don't want to risk causing hassle for my friends or loosing my torches - but really appreciate your efforts.
     
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  17. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    Good link @Godspeed!

    @Hogni, you really should email AA & double-check that they concur w/ what @Godspeed referenced. If they do, you'll have written confirmation. Forward their reply email (& your original email if not contained in their reply) along with GS's FAA link above to your friends for printing so they have documentation if questioned by an unknowledgable agent. This is what I would do. :nod: Hey, it's a plan. ;)
     
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  18. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    You are right, not the worst plan - thanks.
     
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  19. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    What the heck does that mean? Not the worst plan. [​IMG]

    A pretty darn sensible plan if I do say so myself ... & I did! ;) And right now it's the only one you got if you want that lighter. :drool:
     
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  20. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    My dear, for sure its's a good plan! Did I say it isn't? ;) :wave:
    But for clarification, if a German says this to you it means it IS good - or not the worst at least :p
     
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  21. flickstick

    flickstick New Member

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    Hello,

    I am new here and have just stepped into the world of vaping. I am overwhelmed by the wealth of information on this forum! Its great!
    So I just purchased a vapcap yesterday and am eagerly waiting for its arrival.

    Now I am on the hunt for the right lighter.
    Ive read quite a bit and perhaps my question has been answered, but with this much information I may have missed the answer. So excuse me if I am asking a done to death question.

    Ive decided I want a duel flame. I like to sit somewhere in between a nice roast and efficiency (gas usage/tank capacity). I am not worried about the extra speed a triple or quad would offer. I would also consider a single, if it seemed like the right choice.
    Essentially, I am after roast quality and efficiency over speed

    I didnt buy the dynastash (was very close) but decided I could construct my own version, if not just use a tin with magnet glued in.
    So, ideally the lighter I am looking for would be skinny/long rather than fat and bulky, as to nicely fit in what ever stash box I make up.

    I have been looking over ebay, after seeing some links on this tread and have found some options.
    I am a little weary of the china ripoffs. Are they ripoffs? Do ripoffs pose a problem? or are they fine?)
    Anyone had experience with these particular ones?

    (1) Ive seen praise for this one. Im interested, but is this a china rip-off? If so does a china rip-off matter?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honest-Dou...422929?hash=item238bb000d1:g:8WkAAOSwWZ9Zlbhx

    (2) These ones are nicely shaped, and affordable. Though single flame (still considered)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Pcs-AOMA...083790&hash=item2cc867ad0c:g:GrQAAOSwRUhY9Pbs

    ;)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gold-Man-B...373483&hash=item41a38e1b5b:g:mlgAAOSwSnFZpoED

    (3) This one looks real nice
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honest-Lig...635888?hash=item56a385b370:g:OGAAAOSwWv5Z6f5H

    (4) Maybe too small? worried about burning through the tank
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Refillable...955619?hash=item25c42b33e3:g:HWAAAOSwt5hYgvl~

    (5) Looks kinda cheap, but are domestic seller (I am in Australia.)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Double-Jet...271151?hash=item4652d3026f:g:KHMAAOSw0UdXqgAP

    Anyone got any other recommendations that may fit my description above? Feel free to link me.

    Cheers
     
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  22. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    @flickstick, first, off, welcome! :wave: You were just birthed today on FC! :lol:

    I can't help you as I use a triple, well, used, 'cause I got a Pipes Induction heater -- might want to check that out for possible future purchase.

    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/vapcap-induction-heater-for-desktop-and-in-car-use.23211/

    Be sure to check out the Best of VapCap thread 'cause there's a lot of good info. on heating. :nod:

    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/best-of-dynavap-vapcap.24345/


    In reference to the pic in the 1st link you cited, it seems like the thumb position is awkward, therefore, might be uncomfortable to use???


    Oh, & until you get a case, a hard-shelled eyeglass case will hold a vc & lighter.
     
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  23. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    My favorite lighter is #2.

    "(2) These ones are nicely shaped, and affordable. Though single flame (still considered)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Pcs-AOMA...083790&hash=item2cc867ad0c:g:GrQAAOSwRUhY9Pbs "

    I have several. They last longer than you might think. When they are all empty I fill them all at the same time. It takes a couple of minutes max. Basically the size of a regular Vapcap and a Dynastash can be modified to carry one. It fits perfectly inside a Vapcap Pouch by @Ratchett along with your herb and Vapcap. It's a really handy and reliable - so far - lighter. I highly recommend this model.
     
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  24. flickstick

    flickstick New Member

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    Thanks for the advice and the links- some great info!

    Thanks Squiby. Ive gone with number 2.

    Also, I keep stumbling over handy pieces of information re: vapcap with your name on it. Thanks for all the great information!
     
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  25. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    So I bought a Cyclone II from DynaVap and all was well, it worked good, but then came to refill and a standard Ronson butane refill nozzle does not fit. It appears the area for the nozzle is far to small, or at least it is in comparison to my other Vertigo lighters (I have a few). Totally bummed! Really liked the format.
     

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