Rocky Patel Accessories And Samplers Reviews
The vintage assortment is presented in a nice gift package although some of the vintage blends are better than the others.
a very well constructed double jet lighter. easy to fill/adjust/operate. Plug cutter attachment sharp and works well.
A buddy introduce me to cigars by giving me a RP Olde World Reserve. I was hooked. I bought these in 2012 along with my first humidor. Not knowing much about cigars I thought a sampler of Patels would all be great. Since then I found I love Rocky's OWR and all the Edge series. In this sampler I thought a couple these were ok. The Cuban blend was decent but that's about it. Good for new smokers to try different cigars.
I like Rocky Patel's cigars for the most part. This sampler is so-so (haven't gotten this particular sampler but have smoked the cigars included) compared to Rocky's "main line cigars, i.e. the 90, 92, 99, Decade Edge, Lite etc. Price point is a redeeming factor tho although there are better samplers here if you get them priced low enough. I always have Decades. 90's and Edge Lites in my humi.
I've had this for about two weeks and it gives sporadic performance. The flame doesn't stay lit consistently and the thumb strike heats up. I plan on replacing with a Colbri or the like.
I am a fan of RP's. From what I have read most people either love or hate em. If you like Rockys then this lets you taste his some from his large selection
Nice lighter. When you get older angled "On" switches get to be a problem but in this lighter you don't have to press it hard to activate. BUT I found out to my surprise that Rocky Patel does NOT have replacement parts! The screw in flat blade screwdriver to adjust the flame went missing. I thought I would just get a replacement from RP but no go... disapponting for a light at this price.
I have had this lighter for a little over 2 years, replaced it twice on the lifetime warranty, this can be avoided by always bleeding the tank before refilling and by avoiding dropping ash into the heads of the lighter. This is the only lighter I have at home, I carry about 5 though in my truck, mixture of smaller Rocky, Xikar and Blazer lighters. This is all you need at home.
This lighter is a monster, and I mean that in the best way possible. When you can light a 60 ring gauge in literally seconds you will immediately appreciate how awesome this lighter is. My local lounges can barely keep this lighter as a house lighter because it is so frequently stolen, so do yourself a favor and guard yours carefully.