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Exotac polySTRIKER XL


Exotac polySTRIKER XL


Brand: Exotac
  EAN 5055732443262
Weight: 40 g         14 reviews
Made from recyclable ABS plastic, the Exotac polySTRIKER XL fills the minimalist niche for fire-lighting kit without sacrificing on design or usability. The polySTRIKER XL features an innovative tungsten carbide easy-to-use striking tool that snaps into the handle when not in use.

The striking handle and tool are connected by a lanyard to ensure both parts are present and accounted for at all times. Simply push the tool out from the cut-out in the back of the handle and you're ready to go.

  • Burns at nearly 5500 °F (3000 °C)
  • Ferrocerium rod works when wet
  • Durable, ultra lightweight polymer design
  • Ultra-sharp tungsten carbide striking tool
  • Striker sits inside handle when not in use

  • Diameter: 17 mm
  • Length: 135 mm
  • Weight: 40 g


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  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

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  Overseas deliveries
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  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


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Product Reviews

Exotac polySTRIKER XL is rated 5/5 based on 14 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 14

  Works well, thank you.  

  Alan Mccormick
16th August, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 14

  Excellent bit of kit even my 7 year old can start a fire with this.  

4th July, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 14

  I really like the larger handle on this ferocium rod. Easier to hold than the smaller sized fire flashes and the little striker included is very useful.  

  James Fisher
10th June, 2021

Rated: 4/5

  4 of 14

  Great bit of kit. Works perfectly to produce a splendid amount of white hot sparks. Who needs matches when you can have this much fun?  

  Paul A
5th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 14

  Worked perfectly. If you are using the right kindling it will catch almost instantly. Not expensive but works really well. Easy to handle and keep hold of even when your hands are cold. Does a great job.  

  Christopher Oliver
1st September, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 14

  Great spark generator that is worth its weight in gold when needed, haven't used it enough to find out how long it will last but my first impressions are good.  

11th December, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 14

  Very hot sparks, low weight and packs away nicely. Would recommend tying your own cordage to desired length so it can be worn/used but this is personal preference. The striker is fantastic and can be used to easily shave off pieces with the side and create hot sparks that last for a few seconds. Totally recommended, accept no imitations.  

  Luke Tomaz Kozlowski
10th May, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 14

  Gives a nice spark and the design makes it nice to hold, great little firestarter.  

  Liz Atkins
13th February, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 14

  A decent sized striker to use with cold hands and it produces a good amount of sparks  

  Dom Bell
12th June, 2014

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 14

  This is an invaluable tool when on a trip, whether in Greenland on Namibia. Provided you can get dry grass or kindling the Exotac is a very easy and reliable tool for getting a fire started - either for that braai, the stove, or for burning the loo paper first thing in the morning - and it's not affected by the wet as the burning shavings it produces are relatively large and keep burning longer than for other firesticks. It is so good I stupidly keep giving mine away to amazed DofE participants.  

  Badcock, Gordon
21st November, 2013

Rated: 5/5

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