Zippo Introduces Innovative Outdoor Products

Zippo unveiled six innovative products designed to enhance the great American pastime of camping at the recent 2012 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Engineered and built with durability, performance, and reliability in mind, these products address many shortcomings found in traditional outdoor gear, according to a company news release.

The six new additions to Zippo’s award-winning outdoor line are the Windproof Stove, All-Terrain Grill, Utensil Tree, 4-in-1 Woodsman, Campfire Carrier, and Rugged Lantern.

The products are engineered for everyday use and to withstand the toughest of conditions year round. They’re grouped by three camping experiences—fire, cooking, and comfort—each of which drive and shape Zippo’s strategy for product development, according to the news release.

“As outdoor enthusiasts, we’re particularly excited about this launch,” said Chris Funk, Zippo Outdoor brand manager.

The following products were showcased at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show:

Windproof Stove

Unlike traditional camp stoves that are at the mercy of wind and are hard to light and keep lit, the Zippo Windproof Stove takes weather out of the equation. Outfitted with a cast aluminum firebox and lid, the Zippo Windproof Stove is a rugged and portable cooking device that has been designed to withstand the toughest weather conditions, said Funk.

Zippo’s Windproof Stove relies on dual burners that immediately light without matches and stays lit on the windiest days thanks to Zippo’s proprietary 3-2-3 chimney technology.

The Zippo Windproof Stove will be available in Spring 2013 for $249.95.

All-Terrain Grill

Yes, they really do make more than just lighters. Zippo Outdoor Gear ($25-$300) is an all-new line of camping equipment.

Ideal for tailgaters and outdoor enthusiasts alike, the Zippo All-Terrain Grill was designed with portability in mind and can travel anywhere, even off-road thanks to its high-axle and rugged rubber coated wheels. Compatible with 1-pound or 20-pound propane cylinders, the grill cuts no corners in bringing the ultimate grilling experience to the backyard and tailgate as it’s equipped with a cast-aluminum fire box and lid, stainless steel food prep surface and high-efficiency, windproof twin-tube burners, Funk explained.

The Zippo All-Terrain Grill will be available in Spring 2013 for $299.95.

Utensil Tree 

While cooking outdoors offers plenty of space, there never seems to be a convenient place to keep spatulas, forks, or other must-haves such as towels, condiments or spices, clean and within arm’s reach. That’s where the Zippo Utensil Tree comes in. High in convenience, the Utensil Tree features an 8-inch tray that rests on top of a powder-coated metal shaft, giving users the ability to keep everything they need at their fingertips but out of the way and up off the ground.

The Zippo Utensil Tree will be available in Spring 2013 for $49.95.

4-in-1 Woodsman

One of the most versatile tools to ever hit the campground, the Zippo 4-in-1 Woodsman can handle nearly any job as it can chop, saw, hammer, and pull stakes, Funk explained. The Woodsman’s chameleon-like functionalities are due in no small part to its ergonomic design.

A 15-inch blade, held tight by a locking cam and tension compensator, can saw wood up to four inches in diameter, and when not in use, the blade can be safely stored within the Woodsman’s handle. Remove the hatchet safety sheath which doubles as a hand grip for the saw, to reveal a five inch blade that makes chopping wood a breeze. Spin the Woodsman around to leverage the integrated mallet and stake puller to help set up or tear town camp quickly.

The Zippo 4-in-1 Woodsman will be available in Spring 2013 for $79.95.

Campfire Carrier

Gathering wood for the campfire isn’t the most glorious job, but Zippo’s new Campfire Carrier makes getting it back to the campsite a little easier. Made from tough, ballistic grade nylon, the Campfire Carrier can handle an armload worth of wood, protecting people from scratches, dirt and any unwanted bugs. Simply open up the 22-inch-by-36-inch Campfire Carrier, place the wood inside and carry away using the ergonomically designed handle.

The Campfire Carrier will be available in Spring 2013 for $24.95.

Zippo Rugged Lantern

Rugged Lantern

Campers value LED lights because they don’t cause fires or emit terrible odors. However, LED lanterns are inherently delicate and rarely last more than a season. With this in mind, Zippo built its new Rugged Lantern to be the most durable on the market, said Funk.

A metal support cage and rubberized corners cushion the blow from everyday use and thanks to its design, the lantern can survive drops as high as six feet. Waterproof, the Zippo Rugged Lantern can survive the rain and will float if knocked into water, he added.

The Zippo Rugged Lantern will be available in Spring 2013 for $74.95.

Details

Zippo Manufacturing Company

In 80 years, Zippo has grown from a small-town lighter company to a lifestyle brand with worldwide recognition.

Address: 33 Barbour Street, Bradford, PA 16701

Phone: (814) 368-2700 or (888) 442-1932 (toll free)

Website: zippooutdoor.com

Worth Pondering…

Life is but a vapor; it vanishes away. So, do what you can today, because you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!
—Anon

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