Kicking back after a long day at work or simply trying to find your nerve after a stressful hour in the office often requires a good smoke coupled with laughter. Unfortunately, if you don’t have the correct kind of cigarette lighter, then you’ll simply have more headaches. And if you do have a great lighter but a drab looking one, the conversations will never be as interesting as when you have any of these 15 cool lighters in 2017. We can say with great confidence, not only will you be smoking your way to the delight of your friends, you’d be the star of the show as well.
15 Really Cool Lighters
- 1 15 Really Cool Lighters
- 1.1 Triple Jet Flame Butane Cigarette Torch Lighter with Cigar Punch Attachment by Scorch Torch
- 1.2 Zippo Color Lighters by Zippo
- 1.3 Tesla USB Rechargeable Windproof Arc Lighter by Tesla Coil Lighters
- 1.4 Hemplight Wrapper by Hemplight
- 1.5 Top-Z Dual Torch Flame Lighter Insert by Blazer
- 1.6 Single Jet Flame Torch Cigarette Lighter by MegaDeal
- 1.7 SPPARX Dual Arc Electronic Lighter by SPPARX
- 1.8 Cyclone Torch Lighter by VertiGo
- 1.9 OBON Mini USB Rechargeable Coil Slim Lighter Set by OBON
- 1.10 Fire Extinguisher Design Flame Lighter with LED Flashlight by HSINI
- 1.11 Kivors USB Rechargeable Electronic Pulse Double Arc Cigarette Lighter by Kivors
- 1.12 Bugatti B-1 Torch Lighter by Vertigo Parfums
- 1.13 BIC Lighter Plain by BIC
- 1.14 Original Clipper Lighters with Removable Flint Housing by Clipper
- 1.15 Zippo Multi-Purpose Candle Lighter by Zippo
1Triple Jet Flame Butane Cigarette Torch Lighter with Cigar Punch Attachment by Scorch Torch
Whether you’re a cigarette person or a cigar guy, the Scorch Torch Triple Jet Flame is specifically designed just for you. Lighting up your favorite smoke has never been so convenient. You don’t even to cover the flame with one hand to protect it from sudden gusts of wind. Once you slide the switch, the cap automatically opens and you’re treated to three beautiful blue flames that look more like mini fountains of fire bursting straight up like some blow torch. Now if you’re a cigar guy, the cigar punch hole attachment will really come in handy. There’s no need for a separate cigar puncher so you’ll get the freshest smoke in an instant and with the use of a single device. Made of heavy duty materials, these really awesome lighters from Scorch Torch come with a superb finish giving these one classically elegant look. Refilling is also super easy so you’ll never worry about buying another lighter ever again.
What We Like about It – The Scorch Torch is one fantastic piece of cigar and cigarette lighting technology. Its exquisitely designed body and functional features make it one of the best loved lighters in the market.
2Zippo Color Lighters by Zippo
When it comes to lighters, most trust only one name: Zippo. Over the decades, Zippo has been creating, crafting, and continuously improving its many signature lines. The Zippo Color Lighters are cool cigarette lighters that carry the signature Zippo click with each use. While this is no torch, there’s no worry about the flame dying out on you since it comes with an excellent windproofing mechanism. This way, you can be sure you get a good light even when you’re outdoors. While the Zippo Color come in a variety of color schemes, one should never think that these are made of cheap plastic. Zippo always use all metal bodies in the production of its products. It’s guaranteed to last a lifetime so you’ll be hitting those smoking sessions like a pro. Depending on the color scheme you’ll eventually use, the Zippo Color can be the perfect accessory to enhance your personal style.
What We Like about It – With a name that’s trusted by millions and over several generations, there’s no point questioning the quality of Zippos. In fact, if you’re really looking for quality above all else, this is the one to get.
3Tesla USB Rechargeable Windproof Arc Lighter by Tesla Coil Lighters
Everyone knows Tesla and what he stands for. The batteries that we use today as well as the electronic devices that run on AC power have their roots on Tesla’s pioneering work. Today, Tesla, the company, hopes to follow in the footsteps of a great man. And while the Tesla USB Rechargeable Windproof Arc Lighter is not really that associated with the electric car company, it nevertheless, conjures images of AC-power excellence. The plasma beam arc coil on the Tesla lights up and gives off heat with a simple press of a button. There’s no need to worry about dangerous fumes as well as potentially harmful chemicals from refilling products. All you’ll ever need is a fully functioning USB port, plug the Tesla in, and you will now have a full week’s use of its wondrous design. In many cases, these awesome lighters can be used anywhere between 100 and 300 times before you’ll need to charge them again. Best of all, there’s no issue about wind effects although we do find the flip cap to be a very interesting feature that adds to its overall aesthetic.
What We Like about It – With close to 1,700 Amazon customers giving their nod to the Tesla, it’s clear that it’s one of the most admired pieces of technology that you will use over and over. It’s safe both for you and the environment.
4Hemplight Wrapper by Hemplight
For individuals who don’t like using butane lighters but also lament about the extraordinarily short life of lighter fluid-based products, the Hemplight Wrapper could be the solution. Take note, this is not a lighter but rather a dispenser for your favorite hemp wick. You insert a standard-sized BIC lighter into the casing, making sure it clicks into place, and then you make adjustments to the length of the exposed hemp wick. It’s an entirely different way to light up a smoke. However, there will be some issues if used outdoors especially in windy environments as it does not come with wind protection. Nevertheless, we found that majority of those who purchase the Hemplight Wrapper are those who dislike using butane lighters. So this should pass as an awesome alternative.
What We Like about It – The Hemplight Wrapper may have a very simple design but it really works. It also gives you the ability to use the kind of hemp wick that you really want for some superb customization.
5Top-Z Dual Torch Flame Lighter Insert by Blazer
If you have a flame lighter that you simply cannot use whenever you’re in a rather windy situation, the Top-Z Dual Torch Flame Lighter Insert promises to be an exceptional solution. All you have to do is to remove the insert from your existing flame lighter and slip it inside the Top-Z. This effectively converts your measly flamer into a butane-type of torch. The Top-Z features a piezo quartz crystal system that produces a really beautiful and powerful dual torch flame giving you superb wind resistance, enabling you to enjoy your smoke regardless of wind conditions. There’s no need for any modification; just pop your existing insert and put it in the Top-Z. Every time you use it, you don’t have to put up with the smelly fluid or even the use of flints. This makes it very convenient as you get the practicality of flame products with the state of the art sophistication of torches. Getting a light will be a breeze.
What We Like about It – The Top-Z may not be a real lighter but it sure revolutionizes ordinary ones. It turns cheap lighters into one state of the art piece.
6Single Jet Flame Torch Cigarette Lighter by MegaDeal
One of the major gripes of users of butane-filled torches is that the canister is often made with an opaque material that you will never really see if it’s about time for a refill or not. The only time you’ll ever know is when it can no longer produce the characteristic stream of flame. Good thing MegaDeal found a way to address this concern with its Single Jet Flame Torch Cigarette Lighter. The canister come as frosted heavy duty canister with an angled head, pretty much like the torches that we use in the kitchen. This allows you to have an idea if the butane content already needs refilling. These cheap lighters come as a pack of 5 so you’ll get your money’s worth as you’ll be using it for a long time. It’s got excellent windproofing capabilities, too.
What We Like about It – The translucent properties of the MegaDeal canister allows for visualization of butane giving you ample time to refill without affecting your smoking experience.
7SPPARX Dual Arc Electronic Lighter by SPPARX
Just like the TESLA, the SPPARX Dual Arc Electronic Lighter is one of the best looking awesome lighters around and is especially designed for individuals who don’t like the smell of lighter fluids or butane. What essentially differentiates the SPPARX from the TESLA is that it contains two plasma beam arcs instead of just one. This helps cover a greater surface area of your cigarette tip, allowing you to light faster so you’ll enjoy your smoke a lot sooner. There is no flame to be worried about. You don’t even have to be concerned about its effects on the environment. It’s a very clean and effortless way of enjoying one of our most favorite pastimes. The SPPARX also comes with a massive lid that is guaranteed to remain shut especially when kids are around. Each charge gives you up to 300 uses. The SPPARX is also superbly and elegantly designed making it an excellent item to give to your friends or loved ones as birthday gift or even as a Christmas present. You can now take home this beautiful piece of cigarette accessory and be on your way to effortless smoking.
What We Like about It – The SPPARX has a dual arc beam which elevates the entire smoking experience. It’s such a joy to watch, too as the arc of light create a fantastic scene in the dark.
8Cyclone Torch Lighter by VertiGo
If you require an awesome looking lighter that will give you a sense of sophistication every time you pull it out of your pocket, then we’d propose getting the VertiGo Cyclone. The design of the VertiGo Cyclone is so futuristic that it doesn’t really look like any of the lighters we’ve seen. With a clear fuel tank that allows you to determine if you’re already running low on butane, the canister of the VertiGo Cyclone resembles that of an elegant bottle with a superb lid and attachments. The three blue torch flames it emits is just right for lighting up anything. Its lightweight construction should come as a welcome surprise considering the sophistication that is present in the Cyclone. While it is lightweight it should not be taken that it will not last long. It does. The materials used in its construction guarantees long life that will last through your lifetime.
What We Like about It – The VertiGo Cyclone’s revolutionary styling should be an excellent conversation starter. The triple torch flame and superb wind protection also make it ideal for use in any situation.
9OBON Mini USB Rechargeable Coil Slim Lighter Set by OBON
Designed to be as inconspicuous as an ordinary USB stick but with a thinner profile, the OBON Mini USB Rechargeable Coil Slim Lighter is one of the most fantastic gift sets you can ever give to someone who relishes minimalist ideas. The ultra-slim profile of the OBON masks the power of its cigarette lighting element which actually resembles the coil that we have in the cigarette light adaptors of our vehicles. The heating coil is conveniently placed in a recessed portion of the OBON and is instantly activated the moment you slide open its cover. Since it operates on AC power, there are no liquid or gas fuels that you have to worry about. You only need to have a USB port to put power back into the OBON. Friends will never ever think that the OBON is actually a very sophisticated coil lighter. Most will think that it’s your slim USB drive.
What We Like about It – The OBONs are very awesome lighters as they don’t require any fuel and are flameless. It’s great for the environment as well.
10Fire Extinguisher Design Flame Lighter with LED Flashlight by HSINI
We’d say the design of the HSINI Fire Extinguisher Design Flame Lighter is a contradiction. Just imagine having a device that’s actually intended for putting out fires and yet what it does is to start one. Perhaps, that is exactly what HSINI has in mind. The HSINI can be easily refilled with ordinary lighter fluid. These cheap lighters also come with a built-in LED flashlight so you get the best smoking experience while allowing you visibility in certain low light conditions.
What We Like about It – The HSINI has a very unique albeit contradictory design. Nevertheless, the added LED flashlight should come in quite handy in certain circumstances.
11Kivors USB Rechargeable Electronic Pulse Double Arc Cigarette Lighter by Kivors
For fans of the MMORPG LoongDragonblood, getting the Kivors USB Rechargeable Electronic Pulse Double Arc Cigarette Lighter is simply a must. With each variant of the Kivors showcasing intricate artwork of the famous Chinese dragon of the Loong MMORPG, you’d simply miss a lot of things if you’re not going to get it. Like all arc lighters, the Kivors only requires USB charging for about 2 hours before you can effectively use it for up to 300 times. What differentiates the Kivors from similar arc devices is the design of its arc beams. Instead of the usual horizontal orientation, the beams form an X to provide you with an additional aesthetic element to the already fantastic dragon artwork. The Kivors requires no gas or fluid and as such is highly regarded as a more practical solution to our smoking habits. Since there are no chemicals involved, at least, it’s friendly to the environment.
What We Like about It – The Kivors look simply fabulous with its superbly created dragon art. The X dual arc beam is also exceptionally beautiful.
12Bugatti B-1 Torch Lighter by Vertigo Parfums
For those in the know, the Bugatti Veyron has one of the sleekest designs in the world of luxury super cars. While the Bugatti B-1 is no vehicle, its clean lines as well as superbly razor-sharp appearance closely resembles those that are characteristic of its super car namesake. With a solid metal casing and a host of features that’s sure to put to shame some of the more expensive brands, the Bugatti B-1 is a marvelous piece of smoking accessory that you’ll be proud to show off. It comes with a two gauge cigar punch cutter that easily folds out for optimum convenience. The side squeeze trigger is also ergonomically designed. And with a large capacity fuel tank, you’ll be using the B-1 for a much longer time. Adding to the beauty and elegance of the Bugatti B-1 is its flip top lid that is superbly flushed with the rest of the B-1’s sturdy casing. Our only lament is the absence of a fuel window for determining the current level of fuel. Other than that, the B-1 is an elegant piece, nonetheless.
What We Like about It – The Bugatti B-1’s sturdy construction and elegant design make it a favored piece among individuals who require only the best every time they light up a smoke.
13BIC Lighter Plain by BIC
These may be cheap lighters but the BIC Lighter Plain is one of the most trusted refillable units you can ever find. The 50-count set should set you for life. However, maybe you need to consider hiding the rest of these babies every time your friends are around as surely some of these will instantly disappear. These are trustworthy pieces, something that are quite difficult to find these days from cheap yet awesome lighters. They come in various colors, too.
What We Like about It – The BIC set is a very economical and fuss-free way to enjoy a smoke.
14Original Clipper Lighters with Removable Flint Housing by Clipper
Clipper has been around for more than half a century and they are best known for their user friendly design particularly their tubular canisters. Each Clipper comes with a built-in flint housing that can be easily removed and replaced. This also doubles as a poker tool which is simply perfect for rolling papers. The same bottom gives you access to the replaceable flint as well as easy refilling of the butane fuel. These awesome lighters come in a pack of 6 different colors, giving you the benefit of using one for certain occasions to match your getup. And with its refillable and flint-replaceable properties, you’ll be glad you have these tubular units to accompany your smoking experience.
What We Like about It – With half a century of producing high quality products, the Clipper should not come as a surprise in this list.
15Zippo Multi-Purpose Candle Lighter by Zippo
The Zippo MPL is sleek and super sexy; a definite departure from the classic form that has defined Zippo awesome lighters for more than 85 years. While it is categorized as a candle lighter, this Zippo product can nevertheless, serve as a very elegant piece of cigarette lighting technology. Like all Zippo products, the MPL comes with durable all-metal construction plus a fully adjustable flame dial so you’ll get the precise amount of flame for all of your needs. It also features a soft-touch ignition system that puts to shame the flint system in other products. Zippo also managed to include a safety button to help protect children against accidental ignition. The sleek and super elegant body is what you’d expect from a company that has been making lighters and lighter accessories for nearly a century.
What We Like about It – The Zippo MPL is not for cigarettes but it sure is an elegant way to light one. Plus, it comes from a company that’s been making these products for almost a century.
How We Chose the Coolest and Most Amazing Lighters in Our List
Everyone has his or her own personal style. And this is very obvious from our choice of things that we use on a regular basis. That’s why, when we were given the task of coming up with a list of the most awesome lighters in town, we knew that we had to provide you with a more or less representative selection so everyone will have an opportunity to bring home one of these babies.
In determining the wow factor of the product, we had a straw poll in our team to identify the best and coolest looking cigar and cigarette lighters that we have in store for them. Everyone put a score in each of these products including 3 things that they like about it. We then performed a thematic analysis of the different responses to come up with the unique characteristics of products that people in our office thought particularly admirable. We then compared these with real customer feedbacks just for validation purposes.
The top 30 were then singled out and placed under more intense scrutiny. This time, we asked an expert to give us tips on what to look for in the design of such products. So we went for the inherent features and tried to determine what particular benefit such features would bring. It was clear that the wow factor was only secondary as people often looked at functionality a great deal than form. Built-in protection against the wind and ease of refilling are two features that many individuals look for in a lighter. The former is largely related to the way in which the lighter is able to perform its function flawlessly. Other features were also examined.
We then narrowed the 30 to just 15 using the rating of the product. We also factored in the reputation of the company that made these products so we’ll get a more holistic understanding of the level of quality of these awesome lighters.
Tips to Proper Filling and Maintenance of Torch Lighters
Torch lighters are becoming popular because of their superb wind resistance. However, to get the most of your butane torch device you need to know how to properly fill a butane gas torch lighter. For some filling their cigarette smoking accessories with the correct fuel is easy. Nonetheless, for those who are still asking how to refill a lighter, here are some tips you can observe for the proper filling and maintenance of torch lighters.
- Always invest in good quality butane gas as these guarantee cleaner burn. In turn, this keeps the flame jets in excellent order.
- Whenever you use your torch to light a cigarette or cigar, don’t let the flame get too close to the cigarette or cigar. Ashes can get into the torch jets which can result in clogging.
- Take time to clean the jets of your torch lighter by blowing into these. This can help dislodge any particles that may have stuck in the mechanism. A can of compressed air is a better idea.
- Allow your torch lighter to cool down first before refilling. Additionally, make sure to bleed the chamber even before you attempt refilling it.
- Always check the lighter manufacturer’s instructions on how to properly refill your device. Usually, you’ll need to shut off the fuel flow before pressing the fuel can straight down onto the fuel nozzle of your torch. Make sure to let it rest to allow the fuel to warm to room temperature. Try the lighter and make the necessary adjustments.
The Bottom Line
Enjoying a good smoke requires having the right accessories to light your cigar or cigarette without a fuss. These 15 cool lighters in 2017 are guaranteed to do just that and more.