This Typhoon Match Kit is ready for any adventure. Its heavy-duty construction and sealed strike pad keep your Typhoon Matches in one place. The Typhoon Matches are resilient and boldly flame through anything Mother Nature throws at it. These mini-infernos are easy to strike and designed to defy the elements so you can light your fire in even the most severe conditions.

One of the most recognized brands in the world, Zippo was founded in the fall of 1932 by George G. Blaisdell in Bradford, Pennsylvania, where it has manufactured over 550 million windproof lighters. With the exception of improvements to the flint wheel and modifications in case finishes, the product remains unchanged and is backed by the company’s famous lifetime guarantee – ‘It works, or we fix it free’.

Zippo’s diverse product line includes lighters and accessories; butane candle lighters; fragrance, and a robust line of heat and flame products for outdoor enthusiasts.

Zippo markets in nearly 200 countries and also owns the Ronson brand of lighters and fuel and W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company, both based in Bradford, Pennsylvania.

 

  • Includes 15 typhoon matches; water-resistant storage
  • Integrated water-resistant STRIKE pad cap; includes additional STRIKE pads
  • Ergonomic design with textured grip; floats in water
  • Reusable ABS plastic construction; molded lanyard hole
  • Comes Packaged in a blister pack

Here are some real customer reviews:

This is a really great case! The kit comes with Zippo matches, the case and a couple spare striker pads. They’re just slightly larger than a UCO Titan match. Comparing the Zippo matches to the UCO Titans however revealed that the Titans are better matches. They burn longer and with great ferocity, plus they’re harder to extinguish. However the Zippo case is much better than the UCO Titan case. For starters the Zippo Typhoon (TMK) has the striker under a waterproof cap that looks like the caps on a rifle scope. This keeps the striker bone-dry not matter what you do to the case unlike the UCO with a striker on the outside. The TMK is also a bit larger than the UCO.

I’ll use the matches up, no doubt, but when they’re gone I’ll replace them with UCO matches. No knock on the Zippo, I just think the UCO are better. But there’s no denying this match case is fantastic! After using it for a while I bought a second one!

The matches work as they are advertised, much like the UCO and REI stormproof matches. They are probably manufactured the same way. Do not try to light them the way most people try to light matches. It is better to push them across the striker rather than drag them sideways. They will break, like any other matches.

The case does float, and the seal on the match compartment keeps the water out even when completely submerged. I was more worried about the strike pad under the bottom cap. It is not a screw cap with an O ring like the match compartment. However, 20 minutes submerged a few inches under water, it did not allow any water to reach the strike pad. I am pleasantly surprised. I have used the UCO and REI stormproof matches a great deal, and these perform just as well.

Do be aware of the form factor and size of the container. It is great for a backpack or large pocket, but too large for most survival kits.