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Best Cigar Lighters That Are Really Cool & Work Perfectly

Last Updated on November 2, 2020 by Shawn Burns

In A Hurry? Our Top Picks:

  1. Best Overall:Xikar Quad Cigar Lighter
  2. Most Affordable (Cheap):Vertigo Triple Torch Cigar Lighter
  3. Best Tabletop Cigar Lighter:Alec Bradley Tabletop Cigar Lighter

A quality cigar lighter should be able to produce a strong flame that is not only windproof but should also not add any taste to the cigar as you draw in the first couple of puffs.

As any cigar aficionado will tell you, that’s only a small part of what’s important…

Key features such as the flame type, flame adjustment, size, weight, and ignition type can all have a huge impact in not only the performance, but the reliability and ultimately the price you pay in your next cigar lighter.

In order to make sure that you don’t get ripped off and end up buying a cigar lighter that is designed to break after a few months of regular use, we did the hard work for you and reviewed the best cigar lighters in 2020.

Not only do we review each cigar lighter in detail, but we also share with you some key points to keep in mind when buying a cigar lighter along with answering a few common questions men have when choosing their next cigar lighter.

Let’s take a look:

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Review Summary

The Best Cigar Lighters of 2020 Reviewed

1. Best Overall: Xikar Quad Cigar Lighter

Founded in 1996, Xikar focuses on one thing and one thing only: high-quality, well-designed smoking accessories. From lighters to cutters to ashtrays, Xikar has you covered.

They’re most well known, however, for their exquisitely crafted jet cigar lighters, and the Xikar Quad is the cream of the crop. This sleek, powerful cigar lighter is truly the cream of the crop – it combines power with control, all placed into an attractive, portable package.

The pull-down action on the lighter makes ignition a breeze while the flip-top lid keeps the inner workings protected when not in use. A perfect gift any cigar lover, the Quad Cigar comes with a lifetime warranty from Xikar.

At the top of our price range, the Xikar Quad Cigar isn’t for the casual smoker, but if you want to toast fast and get a premium, feature right best-for-your-money lighter, this is the one.

  • Xikar brand means excellence
  • Top lid retracts more than 90 degrees for easy lighting
  • Fuel control and fuel tank view window
  • No punch cutter is a missed opportunity
  • Would’ve liked to see it available in jet black
What You Need To Know

Serious cigar smoker? Want to invest your money in a quality lighter for your pocket or table? The Xikar Quad Torch is the one you want, hands down.

2. Most Affordable (Cheap): Vertigo Triple Torch Cigar Lighter

Who says torch lighters need to be expensive to be great. Not Vertigo, that’s for sure. If you’re in search of the best cigar lighter for the money, look no further.

The Vertigo Triple Torch Lighter is one of the most affordable, yet worthwhile accessories a smoker can own. Compact with an easy light button and fuel window, this triple jet flame lighter is powered by quartz ignition that ensures the wind doesn’t hold you back.

The lighter is available in both charcoal and clear colors, and at the very lower end of our price range, the Vertigo Triple Torch Cigar Lighter is a great value pick.

  • Inexpensive yet well made
  • Triple torch
  • Easy, clean ignition
  • No adjustment wheel must use a screwdriver
  • Some plastic parts
What You Need To Know

If you don’t want to spend a bunch of money, but still want to purchase a lighter that feels premium, this Vertigo lighter is the one you want.

3. Best Tabletop Cigar Lighter: Alec Bradley Tabletop Cigar Lighter

For the true cigar aficionado, or at least the guy who wants to make an impression, the Alec Bradley The Burner Tabletop Cigar Lighter is a true statement piece. A large, 1.4 oz fuel tank holds enough butane to light nearly 1,000 cigars.

The quick and even lighting allows for an even smoke. An adjustable knob, chrome underbody, sleek design, and makes this windproof tabletop torch flame lighter, one of the best on the market right now.

Proper cigar smoking is as much about the prep as it is the draw, and this tabletop light will make the prep slide along easily. Quartz ignition technology and a triple-flame design make lighting and smoking a breeze.

Best of all, this tabletop comes right at the bottom of our price range.

Sure, you won’t be traveling with it, but it’ll easily get the job done at home.

  • Large fuel tank
  • Quartz lighting with adjustable torch height
  • Large flame lights the whole cigar
  • Short neck – may need to get closer to flame than you’d like
  • Plastic parts bring down the design here a bit
What You Need To Know

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to light your cigars and don’t need to travel with a lighter, the Alex Bradley The Burner lighter is the best tabletop cigar lighter.

4. Small Portable Torch Lighter

When you think about the perfect size to carry something around with you, one of the first things you think about is something about the size of a pen.

With an adjustable wheel on one end and a single torch burner on the other, the lighter is created from high-quality zinc alloy.

The single-click ignition source allows for easy lighting, while the lock button keeps you and your loved ones safe.

At just 1.8 grams filled, this lighter can be used more than 500 times on a single butane tank. At the lower end of our price range, this lighter makes an easy buy.

  • Distinctive shape for easy carry
  • Multi-use
  • Nice material construction
  • Only one jet
  • Unknown brand
What You Need To Know

This lighter is a great option for the smoker that needs to carry a lighter around frequently. It also doubles as a great way to light virtually anything.

5. Quadruple Flame Butane Cigar Lighter

The TOMOLO Quad Torch Lighter is one of the sleeker refillable butane lighters we’ve seen in a long time. Made from high quality zinc alloy, the TOMOLO features a clean fuel tank that allows you to see exactly how much butane you have left in the tank.

The gunmetal color style adds a very clean touch to the design. The cigar aficionado on the go will also appreciate the punch built right into the side of the lighter, saving time and effort.

Flame adjustment does require a screwdriver, and the offered one year warranty seems like it may be a bridge too far, but at the very bottom of our price range, we’re willing to make the sacrifice.

  • Great gunmetal color
  • Punch saves the cigar smoker time
  • Easy fuel level window
  • No flame adjustment knob
  • One year warranty from an unknown company
What You Need To Know

You can’t really argue with a quadruple torch lighter with a punch built right in that scrapes the bottom of our pricing barrel – the TOMOLO Torch lighter is, at the very least, a good option for the cigar smoker’s repertoire.

6. Colibri Julius Flint Cigar Lighter

You don’t often think of lighters being used to make a statement, but this top of our price range offering from Colibri will definitely do it. The Colibri Julius Flint Double Flame Lighter is stunning with a pachmayr grip in black with accent metal.

Available in a variety of different color schemes at varying price points, the Julius uses a flint to light the torch as opposed to quartz.

No matter though – when you have a lighter that is exquisitely designed like this, the method of ignition doesn’t matter. Many reviews noted that the angled flame also provides a comfortable grip on the lighter while providing a nice angle for your cigar.

Perfect for the man that smokes cigars in business situations.

  • Great design with accent colors
  • Double flame for even toasting
  • Easy to see butane window
  • Would’ve liked to see a triple burner
  • Adjustment is difficult
What You Need To Know

If you want to make a statement to clients or need a great gift for a cigar-smoking friend or colleague, the Colibri will add a beautiful touch.

7. Honest Quad Tabletop Cigar Lighter

Elegant appearance combined with superior lighting makes the Honest Quad Tabletop Cigar lighter one of the standouts on the list. The rosewood grain set on high-quality zinc alloy produces a clean, red flame that is adjustable using the switch on the bottom.

Giving the Honest quad table lighter as a gift will truly make someone’s day, packaged in the included box. It is large, even for a table lighter, so plan accordingly.

Still, at the bottom of our price range, regardless of the type of lighter, the Honest Quad Tabletop Cigar Lighter is a great addition to your patio or deck.

  • Rosewood grain
  • Easy one-click start
  • Nice packaging, according to reviews
  • No warranty listed
  • The lid should open more fully
What You Need To Know

If you’re looking for a true statement piece for your patio or deck and don’t care too much about brands, the Honest is the way to go.

8 Tips on Finding the Best Cigar Lighter

1. Flame Type

Flame type is an important consideration when you’re looking for the best cigar lighter. Lighting a cigar adequately is not the same as lighting a cigarette. The best butane cigar lighter will offer a consistent, powerful jet of heat, unlike a regular lighter such as a BIC, which produces a jittery flame. The jet flame of a butane lighter is essential when properly toasting the end of a cigar. You can, however, have a bit of variation between single or multiple flame lighters.

Single Flame

Single flame lighters take a bit longer to toast correctly and then light a cigar. However, it may save butane over the long run. The savings are negligible – butane is inexpensive. A pure positive of a single flame cigar lighter is that they tend to be lower in price and come in smaller body size.

Double Torch / Triple Torch / Quad Torch

A double or triple flame torch lighter will toast and light a cigar much faster, and the added flame will provide some wind resistance. More flames do equal more butane, however, and will increase the body size. You can also buy a quad torch cigar lighter, but these are often more powerful than you truly need for proper toasting and ignition.

2. Flame Height Adjustment

An adjustable flame is a must when considering a high-quality torch lighter. It provides more excellent safety and control and allows you to direct the fire at the very tip of the cigar in question comfortably. The adjustment wheel of a cigar is typically found on the bottom of the lighter.

3. Size & Weight

Size and weight is a critical area to consider when you’re selecting a cigar lighter. Portable lighters allow you to take your smoking elsewhere but sacrifice some power. Tabletop lighters are rarely kept in your pocket and often weigh upwards of a pound.

Pocket Size / Portable

Heavy metal lighters feel great in hand but may weigh down pockets – especially if you’re also carrying keys and a phone. Portable cigar lighters are designed to be pocket-sized while maintaining a consistent, hot jet.

The form of these lighters generally come in either rectangular or cylindrical – rectangular may work a bit better in skinny jeans without providing a noticeable lump in pocket. Generally, however, they’re no longer than a tube of lip balm.


Table cigar lighters are designed for home or patio use and can often light more than 1,000 cigars between refills. Obviously, you can take these with you, but they’re not ideal as they are heavy and are often engraved or personalized, making them more personally valuable to the user. They’re perfect for the cigar aficionado who enjoys a smoke in their backyard with or without friends.

4. Ignition Type


Flints are pieces of stone that produce physical sparks when struck with a piece of metal. When the spark mixes with butane you get a light. They rely on the physical creation of sparks, which is highly dependent on environmental factors like wind and moisture. Most jet butane torch lighters do not have flint starters.


By far, the most common, a piezo-based starter, is based on the principle of piezoelectricity. This phenomenon occurs when a substance accumulates electrical charge in response to high pressure. In the case of torch lighters, a quartz crystal is struck to produce electricity – this produces a spark that travels along a wire to the ignition area where it mixes with the butane. Piezo ignition is far more reliable than flint ignition and is used in almost all of the best cigar lighter designs.

5. Price

Price varies wildly on use. You can pick up an inexpensive, portable cigar lighter for under $20. Tabletop lighters can go as high as $80-$100.

6. Multipurpose

One of the great things about cigar lighters is that they are truly multipurpose. Because of the reliable ignition method, a relatively small amount of fuel used, and compact size, cigar lighters can be used to ignite their namesake, but can also be used around the home, out on the campsite or to get the grill going for a cookout.

7. Extras

There are a few extras that can make a very nice cigar lighter into an indispensable one.

Lifetime Warranty

Cigar lighters on the more expensive end of the spectrum often come with lifetime warranties. These provide additional peace of mind and show that the company stands behind their product. We always recommend ensuring that their contact info and warranty claim process is easily understood before purchasing.

Gift Box

Cigar lighters make a great gift even for men who don’t smoke regularly. A gift box can add that nice touch.

Easy Refill

Easy refill allows for less of a chance of an accident occurring. It prevents butane from spraying all over the countertop or your hands, a huge safety concern. Perfect for older gents, easy refill valves area paired with butane cans with a long thin stem. Simply press the can down onto the lighter, and that’s it.

Fuel Gauge / Fuel Level

Standard on most cigar lighters, a gauge lets you know how much butane is left in the fuel tank. Larger or longer gauges allow for clear visibility, so you don’t get stuck with an empty lighter when out with friends or away from home.


Color completely depends on personal preference, but cigar lighters come in a variety of different finishes and materials. Black, silver, and gunmetal are the most popular for men. Leather-wrapped lighters are also very common, and lighters can be personalized with initials or names.

Cigar Punch (in body)

A cigar punch is a circular piece of metal that comes to the point that is pressed into the end of the cigar you smoke, allowing you to pull out a small portion of the wrapper. This keeps you from having to rely on a cutter.

8. Travel-Friendly

Cigars are often enjoyed on vacation or during travel. This is especially true for guys who don’t generally partake. It’s important to know that your cigar lighter must be in a special container approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and must be checked.

9. Brand

As with all men’s products, there are some tried, true, and trusted cigar lighter brands out there. Many favor the age-old Zippo. There are also many relative newcomers to the scene, including Vertigo, Xikar, Colibri, and more. This article reviews products from some of the best cigar lighter brands. Go with what you like.

Cigar Lighters: Must-Have Accessories

Purofine or Butane

So you’ve got your brand new cigar lighter – great! They ship empty, so you’ll have to fill it with something. All high quality cigar torch lighters should be filled with either Purofine (prioritary Butane by Xikar) or Butane. Purofine is high performance butane which increases performance and provides a more robust flame. It is recommended for use in a number of name brand cigar lighters like Xikar.

You can also fill your lighter with butane, which can be purchased locally or online. All butane is virtually the same. Buy a larger canister than you’ll need. The worst thing you want to deal with is your lighter running out while you’re trying to light your torch flame amongst your cigar aficionado friends.

Cigar Cutter

A quality double guillotine cigar cutter is a key to ensuring you have an enjoyable, tasty smoke. A sharp, appropriate cutter gets a clean cut the size of which can control how quickly you’re able to draw through the tobacco. There is very little reason to purchase a precut cigar. If you do not own a cutter or don’t have one on hand, a reputable cigar shop will cut a cigar for you, free of charge.

Quality is critical here – a sharp blade will slice the tip clean off. A cheap cutter will smash the tip and push the tobacco.

Cigar Punch

An alternative to the cigar cutter, a punch puts a .25″ hole into the tip of the cigar. These are perfect for the cigar smoker on the go. They easily slide into a pocket or hang on a keychain. Some even prefer a punch to a cut has they provide consistent results.

Punches do not necessarily need to be sharp, but must be clean and have a nice edge.

Cigar Humidor

If you are storing cigars for any length of time, you’ll want to invest in a quality cigar humidor. A stable environment ensures that the cigars don’t dry out and retains the taste of the cigar. There is a reason why quality cigar shops store their cigars in a separate room.

You can control the humidity in your humidor using a variety of methods from chemical packs all the way to electrically powered humidifiers.

Cigar Lighter FAQs

Q: Can you use a regular lighter for a cigar?

You can use a regular lighter for a cigar, but it is not recommended. Using a regular lighter for a cigar will cause the tobacco to burn unevenly. This is because of the variable movement of the flame. Additionally, a cigar should be toasted before it is lit – this is difficult to achieve with a traditional lighter. A cigar lighter is far more preferable to a standard lighter.

Q: What is the most reliable type of lighter?

A lighter that uses butane and is ignited using quartz is the most reliable. Additionally, consider a lighter that has a built-in fuel tank window that will allow you to see the fuel remaining.

Q: Do lighters ruin cigars?

They certainly can. Lighting one side of a cigar as opposed to lighting straight on will cause an uneven burn. This, in turn, will cause one side of the cigar to burn significantly hotter than the other and ruin the taste. Additionally, a cutter or punch used improperly will ruin a cigar, pushing and smashing the tobacco as opposed to cutting it cleanly. Finally, cigars that are not stored properly or are precut can be ruined by a lack of moisture.

Q: What is the highest quality butane?

Purofine is the highest quality butane available, but there is no truly measurable difference between it and butane. Purofine burns cleaner and hotter, but at the end of the day, as long as you’re using some type of butane, you’ll be all set.

Q: Do Zippos leak in your pocket?

They sure can — the traditional Zippo lighter stores liquid lighter fluid in a cotton swab that is stored inside the lighter. If you overfill the lighter, the fluid can easily leak out. Butane lighters will never leak in your pocket.

Cigar Lighter vs. The Rest

Cigar Lighter

Cigar lighters are powered by butane and generally use quartz for ignition. They are specifically designed to be windproof and evenly toast and light a cigar without burning one area more than another. Cigar lighters can be found in either tabletop or pocket designs and often feature fuel windows and punches built right in. Cigar lighters are designed for individuals who are serious cigar smokers or who want to make a statement with friends or colleagues.

Regular Lighter (i.e., Bic)

Regular lighters, like Bic or Zippo, best kept away from cigars — stick to cigarettes and birthday candles. The variable flame is great for some things, like lighting BBQ grills or fires and using around the home. However, their small size and lack of heat will make toasting a cigar difficult.


Matches are often considered the only true way to light a cigar, and some older gents will stand by them religiously. At the end of the day, if that’s how you feel, by all means, use matches. However, the best, cleanest, and most reliable method for lighting your cigar will be a cigar lighter.

Our Criteria for Choosing the Best Cigar Lighters

We looked at several things when we chose the best cigar lighters, including:

  • Flame type
  • Flame height
  • Size and portability
  • Ignition type
  • Price
  • Extras
  • Brand

As with all men’s products, you’ll want to select the cigar lighter that is right for your style. If you’re a smoker constantly on the go, then you’ll want to purchase a small light with features like a fuel window or punch. If you’re more of an at-home smoker and really want to make an impression on guests, consider a tabletop.

Do what’s right for your situation and your budget.

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Best Torch Lighter Reviews 2019 – Different Types and Most Reliable Brands List

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What Is a Torch Lighter & Where Can I Buy One?

A torch lighter produces a needle-like flame. They’re known for producing a much hotter flame than cheap lighters, reaching up to 2,500 °F. It can be be used for numerous applications, including on torch dabs, cigars, pipes, cooking, baking, and much more. Many have an adjustable short or long flame length.

Types of torch lighters:

Before shopping around, you’ll find many kinds to choose from. They vary mostly on the fuel used, design, and flame. We’re going to discuss more about this in the following sections.

Torch lighter fuel:

  • Propane Torch Lighter: The Propane Torch Lighter is a hot torch lighter with temperatures that can reach up to 3,623 °F or 1,995 °C. It can be less if there’s heat loss in its surroundings.
  • Butane Torch Lighter: The Butane Torch Lighter is one of the hottest types of fuel-based lighters. Its flame can reach up to 2,610 °F or 1,430 °C. The temperature can be hot enough to vaporize compounds and melt metals, such as copper and aluminum.
  • Metal Torch Lighter: The Metal Torch Lighter is another type of torch lighter distinguished by its metal body, such as gunmetal. It can be as hot as the previous lighter types depending on the fuel used.

Jet Flame Torch Lighter

Jet flame lighters or torch flame lighters can offer users pinpoint accuracy and a very hot flame. It’s perfect for touching up or lighting a cigar and for culinary use. It can also be used for outdoor activities, such as fishing, hunting, and camping. Its flame is usually blue and generally electrical, so it can cause burns on contact.

  • Single-flame Torch Lighter: This is a single-flame jet flame torch lighter. It’s ideal for basic uses and tasks. You can rely on this lighter for its hot flame.
  • Double-flame Torch Lighter: This lighter emits a double flame and burns quickly. It offers a powerful flame and usually comes in a compact case. If you’re looking for a quicker light, you might want to check it out.
  • Triple-flame Torch Lighter: It produces three times the flame than other types. It’s ideal for building a campfire, hunting, and other outdoor activities.
  • Quad-flame Torch Lighter: The quad flame lighter’s heat vaporizers within five seconds. It’s one of the most powerful lighters to choose if you want four times the jet flame for your lighter.

Torch Lighter Size

When shopping around, you should also consider the size of the torch lighter. The following is a quick guide on the available sizes.

  • Small Torch Lighter: A pocket-sized torch lighter that offers extreme portability. The small torch lighter is also ideal for a wide range of uses, such as lighting cigars and pipes.
  • Big Torch Lighter: The big torch lighter is a larger variety of lighters. It can be table top lighter that you place on your desk. This type can be used for other purposes, such as crème Brulee.
  • Long Torch Lighter: This torch lighter is characterized by its extended or long neck versus other types of torch lighters. It’s perfect for grills and campfires. Check it out if you’re looking for an outdoor, windproof lighter.
  • Mini Torch Lighter: The mini torch lighter is a handy lighter that usually comes in a pencil or pen design. It’s very portable, yet delivers powerful flame.

Torch Lighter Style

Aside from torch lighter size and fuel type, you should also choose based on the style, which can reflect your personality. For guidance, check out the following styles.

  • Pocket Torch Lighter: You can easily fit this type in your pocket. It’s very small, yet can deliver a powerful flame like other models.
  • Pen Torch Lighter: The pen torch offers a hot, blue flame to light up your cigar, dab, vaporizer, and other organic compounds. It has an attractive pen design.
  • Cool Torch Lighters: There are many cool lighters available. Some have an olive-shaped eagle pattern designs. There are so many available you should be able to easily find one to match your personality.
  • Unique Torch Lighters: These unique torch lighters are cool and trendy. Some of them are revolver style, USB style, and laser toy pistol design.
  • Personalized Torch Lighter: If you want a more personal look to your lighter, you can choose a customized torch lighter that offers engraving.

Torch Lighter with Features

What are the different types of lighters based on features? Check out the following to learn about the different characteristics of torch lighters.

  • Handheld Torch Lighter: This lighter can fit in the palm of your hand. It’s also easy to carry around and use for many outdoor activities, lighting a cigar, pipe, and dabbing.
  • Electric Torch Lighter: It’s safer and fuel-free. Usually, it’s a plasma lighter that uses technology to eliminate harmful chemical use, which benefits the environment and user.
  • Portable Torch Lighter: A lightweight and compact design. It’s also easy to hold and has an ergonomic handle. You can use it for a wide range of applications, such as DIY projects and crafts.
  • Waterproof Torch Lighter: Often used for preparedness and survival. It can withstand humid, moist, and wet surroundings. Always check the label to see how much it can tolerate first before buying.
  • Rechargeable Torch Lighter: This type usually houses a battery, such as a Li-ion cell, rather than fuel. It’s charged before use and lasts for over three hours in most models.
  • USB Torch Lighter: Commonly a rechargeable plasma lighter using a Li-ion battery rather than fuel. In most cases, it can work for at least three hours or for four boxes of cigarettes after a full charge.

Torch Lighter Price:

You should narrow down your choices not only the style, size, and features of the torch lighter but the price as well. The following is a brief overview without pricing.

  • Expensive torch lighters: These are often characterized by additional features such as portability, water-resistance, windproof, and more. It can also vary from one brand to the next.
  • Cheap torch lighters: They can be used for many tasks, but they’re more affordable than more sophisticated lighters. Choose not only affordability but quality and features.

Purpose Torch Lighters

When looking for the right torch lighter, you should know how you intend to use it. Check out the following for a quick overview of lighter types based on purpose.

  • Cooking and Crafts: They can be used for soldering, welding, arts and crafts, and melting metal. These lighters can also be used in culinary and crème Brulee. Choose from a wide range of arts, cooking, and crafts torch lighters, either butane or propane-powered, rechargeable, or electric.
  • Survival Torch Lighter: Characterized as waterproof and windproof. They can also be impact-resistant and made of top-quality metal. It’s preferred for emergency and preparedness situations.
  • Camping Torch Lighter: It can have an extended or long neck for building a campfire. It has a powerful flame and ranges from single to quad flame.
  • Cigar Torch Lighter: This is used for lighting or touching up pipes and cigars. Some can be used for up to four boxes of cigars, depending on fuel type, brand, and other factors.
  • Tactical Torch Lighter: Can be used for advanced and outdoor surveillance. It’s reliable and offers a powerful, hot flame. You can choose from a wide range of models available, such as those listed in the next section.
  • Outdoor Torch Lighter: This lighter is perfect for outdoor use, such as fishing, hunting, and camping. It’s dependable and compact. It can also be powered by butane or propane, electric, and rechargeable battery.

Top 10 Best Torch Lighter Reviews:

1. Eagle Jet Flame Butane Torch Lighter: Most Reliable Butane Lighter

Eagle is one of the most known brands in torch lighters because it’s committed to quality and performance. This model is a top-rated jet flame lighter refillable with butane.

Each pack of five also comes with FREE Colibri butane. You can save money while also ensuring a long-lasting jet flame lighter for daily use.

It also offers accurate burning because of its 45° angle flame. So while it’s only a single-angle flame, you can rely on optimal performance.

The cap is attached in every lighter for user safety and accident prevention. You can also carry it anywhere because it fits conveniently into a pocket. Its flame is also adjustable, but you must avoid adjusting it when the lighter is on. Nevertheless, you can control the flame size as required.

Things We Liked:

  • Lightweight and portable.
  • Accurate 45° burning angle.
  • Controllable flame size.
  • Easy to refill with universal butane.
  • Five assorted colors in every pack.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Igniter switch might wear out with frequent use.
  • Casing looks and feels flimsy.
  • Might take a long time to light in a cold environment.

2. Ronson Jetlite Butane Torch Lighter: Most Reliable Torch Lighter

The Ronson Jetlite is one of the most reliable torch lighters around because of its compact size. It’s easy to carry for different uses including camping, hunting, and fishing. It’s also ideal for other outdoor activities and survival situations.

One of the features you’ll love is its one-year warranty. If you have any issues with your Ronson, you can ask for assistance from the manufacturer.

This torch lighter is also childproof, so children won’t be able to easily open and light it up. This product is also easy to refill with butane fuel. It’s windproof and has an adjustable flame.

Overall, it’s a decent buy for those looking for a reliable and durable torch lighter for a wide range of tasks.

Things We Liked:

  • Easy to carry and lightweight.
  • Windproof.
  • Elegant and classic design.
  • Adjustable jet flame.
  • Solid and durable body.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Igniter switch might wear out in time.
  • Might not light in the cold weather.
  • Too basic for building a campfire or for culinary purposes.

3. BIC Multi-purpose Lighter: Best Torch Lighter Brand

This variety comes in a set of two, ensuring you have a quick replacement when the first one stops working. It’s lightweight and portable.

The multipurpose lighter has a long metal wand to prevent accidents and keep your hands away from the flame. But while it is childproof, children should use them only under adult supervision.

It’s quality-inspected for durability and long use. You can also rely on its retractable hook for easy storage. It has a US-made fuel cartridge for durability and is easy to refill and carry.

Things We Liked:

  • Lightweight and portable.
  • Convenient storage with a retractable hook.
  • Can be used for cooking, camping and, a wide range of tasks.
  • Reliable brand.
  • Long metal wand keeps hands away from the flame.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Can be a bit pricey.
  • Wear can be an issue with the igniter switch over time.
  • Proper adult supervision is required.

4. Scorch Torch Triple Jet Flame Butane Cigarette Torch Lighter:

The Scorch Torch Triple Jet Flame is a premium lighter with excellent features. When it comes to speed, you can depend on its triple jet flame for uses such as building a campfire.

Another notable feature is the slide-switch operation that makes it simple to ignite anything.

Its textured grip allows you to hold it firmly, and the cigar hole punch attachment is easy to use.

You can rely on it for lighting cigars even in strong winds. The lighter is easy to refill, and it can also be used at home for quickly heating things.

Things We Liked:

  • Easy slide-switch operation.
  • Safe to use.
  • Automatic cap opening when switched on.
  • Powerful and quick triple-jet flame.
  • Ideal for numerous uses.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Might easily burn objects if not adjusted properly.
  • Can cause an accident when used improperly.
  • Can consume more fuel than others.

5. Techno Butane Triple Torch Jet Flame Metal Lighter:

The Triple Torch Jet Flame is a windproof lighter that lights even in windy settings. This premium quality lighter is durable because of its solid and compact build and excellent design.

The product is safe and easy-to-use for numerous activities and tasks. It also comes with a scratchproof, coated metal surface.

Users will appreciate the simplicity and ease of refilling this lighter and its one-click ignition feature. In addition to being fast, the flame is adjustable, providing users with the appropriate flame height for their needs.

Wind-resistance is also guaranteed because of its triple-jet flame that delivers a strong and stable flame. It’s versatile for a wide range of purposes, including culinary use and lighting cigarettes.

Things We Liked:

  • Durable and sturdy for long-term use.
  • Safe to use.
  • One-click ignition.
  • Leak-free.
  • Slick metallic style and comfortable fit.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Igniter switch might fail over time.
  • Design and color combination could be improved.
  • A bit pricey.

6. Blazer GB2001 Self-Igniting Butane Micro-Torch:

The Blazer GB2001 is one of the highest tech micro-torch lighters on the market. It also has a cool and attractive diamond-shaped design.

You’ll appreciate this model for its gas-flow adjustment lever. It works by controlling the flame’s width and length and saves fuel. You can adjust the flame according to your needs.

It comes with an attachable tabletop stand, which offers hands-free use. You don’t need an electrical connection to ignite it because of its Piezo Instant Ignition.

It produces a hot blue flame, with temperatures reaching up to 2,500 °F. The flame tip is precise and can heat things quickly and accurately. This lighter is also wind-resistant.

This self-contained butane refillable torch is one of the most durable and innovative on the market.

Things We Liked:

  • Textured non-slip grip for easy handling.
  • Can be adjusted to a soft flame.
  • Flame temperature can reach up to 2500 °F.
  • Easy airflow dial.
  • Piezo Ignition requires no electrical connection.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Bulky for some uses.
  • Can be pricey.
  • Can consume more fuel than others.

7. Mantello Catador Triple Jet Flame Butane Cigarette Torch Lighter:

The Mantello Catador is a reliable torch lighter that produces a triple-jet flame. One of the most notable features is its ergonomic handle and grip design for easy use.

It comes with a sturdy external and internal design for many years of use. You don’t need an electrical connection for its Piezo ignition, which makes it one of the most innovative types around.

You can also easily refill it with butane. It’s dependable for its convenient flame adjustability that suits a wide range of tasks.

The Mantello Catador torch lighter is compliant with DOT regulations. It’s safe to use provided you follow the instructions. This lighter comes with a cigar punch attachment for single-hand use.

You can refill the lighter by adjusting the gas flow knob. If anything happens to your lighter, you can rely on the limited one-year warranty.

Things We Liked:

  • DOT regulation compliant.
  • Quick ignition.
  • Ergonomic grip design.
  • Adjustable flame.
  • Comes in a gift box.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Butane not included.
  • Limited warranty.
  • Design could be improved.

8. Zico T-38 Ergo Refillable Butane Adjustable Torch Flame Lighter: Best Refillable Butane Torch Lighter

The Zico T-38 is an adjustable torch flame lighter that’s convenient and easy to use. It’s ideal for a wide range of purposes, including outdoor activities, hunting, fishing, and camping.

The Adjustable Torch is one of the most convenient to use around because of its ergonomic handle that perfectly fits the palm of your hands. It has a powerful blue flame that ensures quick heating up or lighting up of your cigars.

It also has a solid and durable metal head. Its handle is made of plastic, making it lighter to use. You can bring it anywhere and its small size is easy to refill when required.

If you’re looking for a durable and affordable torch lighter, consider the Zico T-38.

Things We Liked:

  • Compact and solid design.
  • Sturdy metal head.
  • Powerful flame.
  • Portable and single-handed operation.
  • Can be used for a wide range of purposes.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Flimsy plastic handle.
  • Might not be suitable for culinary use.
  • Design could be improved.

9. HomeRight Electro Light C900046:

The C900046 is a versatile lighter for different purposes, including starting charcoal, a fire, and BBQ smoker. It’s not only powerful but safe to use. The lighter comes with a built-in heat safety, which cuts power automatically when the unit overheats.

When it cools down, it can automatically reset. It’s one of the most remarkable features of this model versus others with a one-time fuse.

If you’re looking for a great gift for grill masters and chefs, choose the Electro Light. It can work in a wide range of settings and purposes, including lighting wood in the fireplace, making a campfire, and lighting a charcoal grill in three minutes.

Things We Liked:

  • Versatile for different tasks.
  • Chemical-free heated air.
  • Quick ignition.
  • No fuel needed.
  • Built-in blower included.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • 2-year warranty could be longer.
  • Ignition switch can wear out in time.
  • Can be expensive.

10. JUN_L Metal Flame Gun Welding Gas Torch Lighter:

The JUN_L torch lighter is another innovative product to consider if you’re looking for a reliable and durable torch lighter.

It’s easy to use while also delivering powerful flame. This model also has a non-slip and unique grip, ensuring firm handling.

The torch lighter provides accurate lighting for a wide range of tasks. It offers an adjustable flame that saves on fuel and allows you to control the flame’s length.

This product can be used outdoors, making crème Brulee, lighting the fireplace, or soldering water pipes. Its temperature can reach up to 1300 °C.

Things We Liked:

  • Non-slip grip.
  • Durable torch lighter.
  • Accurate lighting.
  • Can be used for soldering water pipes.
  • Adjustable blue flame.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Flame isn’t long enough for other applications.
  • Ignition switch can break over time.
  • Might not provide a comfortable for large-handed users.

How to Use the Torch Lighter:

Before buying a torch lighter, do your research on the many types and your intended use. In general, the torch lighter can be used for outdoor activities and survival situations. To understand how to use one, check out the following.

How the Torch Lighter Works:

It works by releasing butane or propane liquid stored in the lighter’s pressurized chamber. It emits an accurate blue flame. Users can choose their preferred fuel requirements. Some work with piezo ignition systems and some with plasma technology. Some also have rechargeable house Li-ion cells.

How to Refill the Torch Lighter:

Look for the refill nozzle and adjustment screw. You should bleed or drain the remaining fuel with a small screwdriver or pen. Turn the adjustment screw clockwise to stop fuel flow. Press the fuel can into the nozzle. When finished, set the lighter aside to reach room temperature. Start turning the adjustment screw at a half turn moving left or toward the + sign. Light your torch lighter. Start turning the screw open but only in small increments until the torch lighter lights at the desired flame height. Adjust as required.

How To Clean a Torch Lighter:

You can clean the lighter with a clean cloth, a matchstick, and a compressed air source. You can buy small compressed air cans if you don’t have an air compressor. Press the wooden end of your matchstick down on the valve to release excess air. Blow out the dirt with the compressed air. Repeat the procedure if you notice any remaining soot and dirt.


We hope you learned valuable information from this guide highlighting torch lighters based on size, style, fuel, and other details. Our list of top 10 torch lighters should equip you with the knowledge to choose the best model for your needs.

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