Uberleben Hexa Fire Starter 2024 - 2023 Review by The Good Ride

Uberleben Hexa Fire Starter Video and Written Review

This is a review on the Hexa Fire Starter from Uberleben. This flat, 6 sided fire starter creates consistent and reliable sparks for any outdoor adventures. It also works great when wet, and is rated for 20,000+ strikes.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average hiker’s perspective.

How This Review Happened:  We were sent this Hexa Fire Starter from Uberleben to test out and review.

Testers: Steph

Hexa title


3″ – 2.2 oz

6″ – 4.2 oz

Sizes: The Hexa Fire Starter comes in two size options. 3″ & 6″

Days: 10+

Hexa Fire Starter Sizes And Weight

Testing Environments: I tested this Fire Starter while car camping, van life-ing, and backpacking. Also just randomly on day hikes throughout August. We had unusually humid weather for the Eastern Sierra this summer, so sometimes I was dealing with slightly damp kindling and wetter environments than normal.

Gear The Hexa Fire Starter was tested with Tested with Uberleben Tindar Wick

Gear Tested With

Uberleben Kinder Wick

Uberleben Stoker Flat Pack Stove


The unique Hexagon shape offers 6 separate flat surfaces to create a spark with. A lot more surface area when compared to a round version. It was very consistent in creating a nice spark on almost every strike. It took me about 3-4 strikes to light the Tindar Wick I was using this fire starter with.

Hexa strike number

The Hexa is rated f0r 20,000+ strikes. Although I’m not sure if that rating is for the 6″ or the 3″ rod. Either way, that’s a lot of strikes.

Hexa still sparks when wetStill works when wet

Works When Wet

I tested this when it was wet as well. It worked almost the same as when it was dry. But it took a couple strikes in the same place to get a large spark. So only a little bit of added effort, but still better than a match (unless you get the waterproof matches) or trying with a lighter when it is raining or damp out.

Uberleben stove and pot with a view


The Uberleben Hexa Fire Starter is a simple way to always have a reliable spark during outdoor adventures. Plus it is quite fun to use without adding too much extra work. It is compact and lightweight, and I love that it will work in the rain/wet conditions as well.

The hexagon shape is extremely helpful in creating the largest spark possible when striking. And with the 20,000+ strike rating, it should last a very long time.

Hexa fire starter

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Uberleben Hexa Fire Starter Review By Steph
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