Orbex Hand Warmer
The Orbex Jon-E Hand Warmer is a classic passed down from generation to generation. These are fuel based hand warmers that you actually lite up and will run for hours on a single fill.
To use an Orxben or Jon-e style hand warmer is pretty straight forward: first you pull off the upper half of the unit to expose the cotton like material, you pour a capful of the hand warmer fuel into the material and let it absorb in and then slide the top portion back on.
Then simply light the wick material and let it burn for a minute or two and place the flame guard back on the orbex unit, at this point the flame will go out but if you look at it closely you will notice that the wick will glow red hot indicating the unit is burning properly. Sometimes the unit will go out at this point but may take a few minutes to cool off, and if it does simply light it again and repeat.
After lighting you should put the orbex in the included cloth satchel and tighten up the drawstrings, you always want to put it in the satchel to prevent overheating, make it easier to handle without burning yourself and regulate air supply so it will burn longer.
You should get a good couple hours of burn time from one refueling depending on how much air you provide the unit. If it gets to hot simply cinch down the opening of the satchel using the draw strings to choke off the air supply.
- Jon-E Hand Warmer
The cousin to the Orbex hand warmer is the Jon-E and they are more or less interchangable looking the same and running on the same type of hand warmer fuel.