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Exotac FireSleeve - Waterproof your lighter

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The Exotac Firesleeve is a great idea. Yes, I know, we all create fire using an ancient aboriginal method but, lets be honest, that simply isn't true and sometimes a good old fashioned lighter is simply the best method. The firesleeve is ideal for an over the counter BIC Maxi style of lighter and it not only makes it waterproof it floats as well.

At Exotac, they love fire. It’s the most critical component in a survival situation, yet the basic options out there haven’t evolved much. They’re here to change that. Your basic lighter is still the easiest-to-use fire source, but there are some serious limitations. If it gets wet, forget about using it until hours later when the flint has dried out. Want to secure it to your pack so you’re sure it won’t get lost? Too bad. Need to keep the gas button depressed for awhile to light your fire? Hope you like a seriously hot thumb. These might sound like only minor annoyances, but if you’re ever in a survival situation and fire becomes your number 1 priority, it’s no longer a minor problem to find that your lighter is missing or unusable.

They've designed the fireSLEEVE to fit the Bic Classic Lighter like a glove and fix all of those problems. They relentlessly tweaked the design and sorted through dozens of materials until they found the perfect combination of high end polymers to give you the feel and performance you need. Throughout the design process they also field tested to ensure that the fireSLEEVE will perform under harsh conditions so you can be sure that it will work flawlessly when you really need it.


  • Waterproof even when submerged to 3 feet for 30 minutes 
  • Floats 
  • Protects the gas button from being pressed accidentally
  • Gas lock allows lighter to stay on without holding the gas button
  • Attachment points on the cap and on the body to keep you lighter from getting lost
  • Retain cap on bottom of body
  • Improved grip
  • Reusable
  • Patent pending
  • Made in the USA
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE THE BIC MAXI LIGHTER AS THEY CANNOT BE SENT IN THE POST, they are readily available over the counter
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Rated: 5 / 5
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David Pap-Jozsa  /  Hungary


Excellent product, widely reviewed and hailed with good reason. Buyer beware, it only fits the BIC Classic MAXI lighter, commonly available world wide.

Andrew Williams  /  Lancaster

Useful addition.

Great piece of kit to make life just that bit easier.

Lee Robinson  /  London

Spot on. Just what I needed for my canoe ditch kit.

Practical easy to use. Does what it says on the tin.