A solid, well-made lighter that’s ideal for EDC kits.
As time goes by, I’ve been trying to limit my personal belongings to just the essentials. I don’t like clutter and I don’t like traveling with everything – including the kitchen sink. So, I’ve been trying to collect items that fit into the everyday carry (EDC) category so that I’m always prepared for any situation. So far, I’ve added a travel fork and knife set, a carabiner knife keychain, and a Space Pen to my EDC kit. To go right along with those items I thought a lighter made sense. I took a lot of time researching durable, reliable lighters that could fit into my EDC item kit. I finally settled on the DISSIM Inverted Soft Flame Lighter.
The DISSIM lighter was born after 2 years of design production and engineering science came together to create an innovative solution to a classic lighter problem – lighting something upside down. The lighter is designed to produce a low-temperature candle flame and features a patent-pending circle grip. The lighter is powered by butane lighter fluid, which is not included. Like many lighters, the DISSIM Inverted Lighter has an adjustable flame, but unlike other lighters, it has an angled flame port that allows for the flame to light with no issues when it is in an upside-down state. The design of the lighter allows for it to be refilled and it’s made with cast metal components so that it lasts. There are several colors to choose from – black (metal), blue, green, red, orange, copper, silver, and gold.
The DISSIM lighter comes in a simple brown cardboard box with a paper sleeve on the outside of it. The brand “DISSIM” is printed along the top of the sleeve and a photo of the lighter is included on the cover. I selected the blue version so the box has a photo of the blue lighter. Overall I like the packaging of the lighter. It’s suitable for retail shelves as well as online orders. Along with the lighter, I also acquired the Zipper Pouch that DISSIM sells.
The pouch is designed to store the lighter. It is made with a water-resistant material and has an integrated hang hole. The lighter fits into the pouch perfectly. I like it for two reasons. First, the pouch protects the lighter from outside elements, and second, the pouch protects me from the lighter. Even though it’s a very remote possibility, the lighter could be accidentally engaged while in a pocket or it could leak lighter fluid on the rarest of occasions. In those instances, the pouch can help protect the user from the lighter.
The lighter feels really good in the hand. I always used to like the feel of a good Zippo lighter and the DISSIM kind of reminds me of that. It’s small enough to fit in a pocket but large enough to feel solid when you hold it. Adjusting the flame level is very easy because the dial for adjustments is located in a convenient place for your fingers to spin it. The lighter trigger is easy to depress and I’ve not had it miss-fire once. I’ve used the lighter in a variety of ways, but mostly to light our fire pit. My fiance has used the lighter a number of times to light candles and she’s used the inverted lighting function for that purpose. It has consistently worked every time we try to light something.
If you are interested in building your own EDC kit, I can’t recommend the DISSIM Inverted Lighter enough. It works brilliantly well and with all the different color options, it’s easy to get a lighter that fits your personality. The lighter is durable and very portable. I think it’s a great addition to my EDC items.