The folks at Exotac have an amazing gift for product design. Their firesteels are some of the best thought out survival products around and a nanoSTRIKER has a permanent place on my key-chain because of that. They really do well at turning a simple product into a more functional package which is why I so thrilled to see their latest creation – the fireSLEEVE.
The fireSLEEVE is a cover for the standard Bic Lighter. The lowly Bic Lighter is used in survival kits frequently because of its ease of replacement, commonality, and reliability. The fireSLEEVE is designed to build on that functionality by adding useful functionality.
The cover is water-resistant and it floats so you should be able to shrug off just about any water related issue you could face. It protects the gas button from being depressed and draining your lighter fluid (a common problem when storing Bics in a kit) but also can be used to hold the gas button down preserving your thumb! Both the cap and the body have attachment points and the cap can be snapped onto the bottom of the fireSLEEVE when you are using the lighter.
It looks like Exotac has managed to create another ingenious, yet simple outdoor survival product.