Even if you’re not a smoker, a lighter is an extremely valuable addition to your every-day carry gear. It can help you get a fire going immediately in an emergency situation, but it’s also great for more mundane tasks like lighting finicky stove burners and melting the ends of paracord or nylon webbing. A lighter can even be a useful social engineering tool, since offering someone a light is a good way to get a casual conversation started. With this in mind, Thyrm recently unveiled the new “2.0” version of its PyroVault Zippo case, which offers weather- and impact-resistant protection for a Zippo lighter or butane torch insert.
The new Thyrm PyroVault 2.0 Zippo case features a dual-walled, two-tone exoskeleton design. It has an integrated gasket seal to keep dust and water out; this also keeps fuel in so classic liquid-fuel lighters won’t dry out quickly. The lid has a stainless pivot axle and torsion spring, and it snaps shut with a new low-profile latch.
Also, as seen in the cutaway graphic in the image above, the PyroVault has space for an included SOL Tinder Quik fire starter.
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The PyroVault 2.0 accepts classic liquid-fuel Zippo lighters, as well as Zippo’s newer single-torch, double-torch, and yellow flame butane inserts. It’ll even work with Zippo rechargeable arc lighters and various aftermarket inserts from Z-Plus, Thunderbird, Blazer, and other companies. Personally, I’ve been carrying a single-torch Zippo butane lighter as part of my EDC for more than a year, and I have found it to be a substantial improvement over the classic Zippo insert that always seemed to be dried out when I needed it.
Six colorways are available for the PyroVault 2.0 Zippo case, as seen in the image above. These range from high-vis orange to muted urban grey. Each includes an integrated lanyard loop at the bottom.
The Thyrm PyroVault is designed and made in the USA. Pricing ranges from $35 with no insert to $48-53 with various Zippo lighter inserts — since Thyrm is a Zippo dealer, you’ll save some money buying an insert from them, as opposed to buying it separately. For more information, go to Thyrm.com.
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