Reviewed by FrostyFingersNoMore - 8th Dec, 2018 What’s all the negs about? So, I read all the negative reviews of this FIVE POUNDS hand warmer so went and bought 1 of these AND one of the Whitby warmers too just in case this was as bad as reported. I should say at this point, I’ve had one of these for over 30yrs and only recently lost it in a house move. So, the thing about this style of hand warmer is you need to get the fuel going to give it a chance. With a jet lighter the fuel rod is lit in seconds, but then you need to blow gently on the red embers until it is AT LEAST 1/2” burnt. Then gently close the case, slip it in your pocket and forget about it for several hours. I took it out of the packet and had a VERY warm pocket in less than 3 minutes flat!! If you light it properly in the 1st place it will provide reliable, long lasting heat for several hours. As I speak I have both this and the Whitby warmer lit and this is most definitely the hotter of the 2, and by quite a margin!! Ignore the nay-sayers and save yourself £13, just make sure you give it a chance to work by lighting sufficient of the fuel rod in the first place ????