Does anyone make a decent $20 cigar lighter?

Q. Maybe I’m asking to much, but is there a $20 butane lighter that will last longer than 6 months?
– James in Pennsylvania

A. There are several I can recommend, but it pays to invest in a better lighter. For example the XiKAR lighters (of which I own two), are good. They have some Executive single flame torch lighters for $19.99, but in terms of reliabiltiy, I would lean more toward the $39 and up models.

Vector makes a very reliable product. You can pick up a Tizio triple flame model for $19.99.

Finally, I also like the Blazer cigar lighters, which may arguably be the most dependable for the money. You can pick up one of their Venture dual-flame torch models (shown) for under $20, too.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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