Pros: Overall Quality, Ease of Use
They work well.
Despite what others have said, these rods perform well even in rough conditions or with cold hands. I have used them for several years now, and have lit fires (usually with one strike). Fire in a fireplace once a day, everyday, all winter every year without an issue. Camp fires just as easily. If it isn't working..it's either user error, the wrong or not enough tinder, or the striker (or what ever you are using). I use the back edge on the knife of a leatherman skeletool. Works every time and a heavy shower.