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Why aren't Zippo slips a thing?

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by GQkudzu, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. GQkudzu

    GQkudzu Loaded Pockets

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    My Zippo rides in the watch pocket just fine if I'm wearing jeans. If I have on more loose-pocketed pants like cargos or khakis, my lighter tends to fall out if I sit on a couch or recliner. I thought a simple leather slip -- without a closing flap -- with a lanyard grommet would be ideal, but I can't find anything like that.

    There are lots and lots of Zippo pouches with a snap closure and belt loop. And I suppose I could just use a leather card wallet to hold it secure. Or since I've been wanting to dabble in leatherworking, this could be a good place to start.

    Just kind of surprised that a simple open-top slip isn't more common.
     
  2. Moshe ben David

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    My Zippo rides in a Maxpedition pouch with the rest of my pipe gear...

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  3. Rusty412

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    place a rubber band around the zippo, that should provide enough "grip" to the pocket material to keep the lighter from slipping out. Probably not an aesthetically pleasing solution, but practical.
     
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  4. Gogogordy

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    Great idea. You could “up that look” with a right sized o-ring from your local hardware store vs a plain ol’ rubber band.
     
  5. Stuart Mantel

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    As I was reading this I thought of using a ranger band. Cut precisely it could add to the look rather than detract.

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    Ranger band on mine. Cut tall enough they are "supposed" to prevent the fuel from evaporating as fast. Get ready to use it just roll it down a bit. In supper loose cargo shorts I do still find it slips out.

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  7. Stuart Mantel

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    It probably also helps reduce the chemical burn on your legs if you overfill the lighter.
     
  8. neo71665

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    I'm sure it will but I've never had any reaction to zippo fluid so I can't attest to if it does or not. I also can't say if it helps keeping fluid in as I use mine before it evaporates. Even though I quit smoking I still use mine all the time for stuff like lighting my cutting torch or just burning paper trash.