XIKAR’s original high-altitude lighter is getting a redesign.

XIKAR Stratosphere II

The company will launch Stratosphere II, a new version of the lighter the rugged lighter it introduced in 2011. The notable exterior changes include an X-pattern on the side of the rubber case and an update to lid’s locking mechanism, which now has a lower profile as the core locking mechanism appears to be incorporated into the interior of the lid.

XIKAR Stratosphere II Colors

It will be offered Black, Blue, Clear, Hunter (Green) and Red versions with a suggested retail price of $29.99.

Stratosphere was created to provide a torch flame at high altitude. Last year, the company added the Cirro lighter, which uses a similar torch flame to the original stratosphere, but in a more formal case design.

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