Floating Fire: The 5 Best Waterproof Lighters Under $20

Best emergency lighters
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* Waterproof lighters to have on hand in a pinch
* Great for water sports, camping, and emergency prep kits
* Choose from basic fire kits to wick-and-lighter options and more 

Whether you’re camping, traveling or are simply looking to stock your emergency prep kit, a good lighter that can stand up to the elements is a must. Because rain season is now in full swing, we’ve rounded up the best waterproof lighters under $20. From pocket-sized designs to USB lighters and more, check our top picks below.

1. Zippo Emergency Fire Kit

This handy emergency lighter is super portable and comes with five easy-to-use wax-coated tinders for extended use. It also features an ergonomic and textured grip with a water-resistant build.

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2. EDC Waterproof Lighter

This sleek emergency lighter set comes with an all-in-one flint and lighter stick that makes it easier to spark up a few flames on the go. This set also features six extra lighter flints and an included O-ring. Each flint can be struck 15,000 times.

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3. Everstryke Match Pro Lighter

This tiny lighter has everything you need to start a fire in a jiffy. With the included flint and stick combination, this model’s wick has been entirely redesigned to last up to 10 times longer than traditional brands. This one’s also small enough to fit in your pocket.

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4. UST Floating Lighter

Sporting an extra original design, this floating lighter features an O-ring sealed cover, locking clasp and an extremely durable ABS plastic build. Both buoyant and waterproof, this lighter was made for use in the wild. It also features an adjustable flame up to 8000 feet.

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5. Waterproof, Windproof Outdoor Lighter

For those days when you want to go that extra mile, this durable lighter is both waterproof and windproof. It can also be used as a survival lighter, camping lighter and a basic cigarette lighter. It even features its own USB charging port.

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