they're great with the pipe inserts. Easy to use and burns cooler then a bic. Never used a Kiribi I try not to spend that much on something that can fall out of ones pocketZippo is my personal favorite lighter of all time. My first girlfriend bought me a Led Zeppelin one for Christmas one year in high school. LOVE the look and tactile feel of them. For a pipe, I prefer butane. I can smell a zippo across the room. I’ll be honest, I have yet to ever try a zippo on a pipe. I use a kiribi old boy style pipe lighter. Love it, but it’s almost like it’s the opposite of wind proof.