Cigar smoking is an experience that goes way beyond just smoking. It’s a ritual with precise steps that, if done incorrectly, can negatively impact the whole experience.
One of the most important steps when it comes to smoking a cigar is how you light it, both in terms of your technique and the tools you use.
We’ve spoken before about how to light your cigar best and now we’re going to focus on finding the best tool for the job.
What Makes A Good Cigar Lighter?
When it comes to choosing the right cigar lighter, you want something that’s able to produce a strong and windproof flame but doesn’t add any taste to the cigar in the first couple of puffs.
This is why we recommended going to a proper lighter shop when it comes to replacing your old lighter.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to a good cigar lighter, including:
- Flame type
- Flame adjustment
- Ignition type
Each of these things can greatly impact the performance of the lighter, but also how long it lasts and how much it costs to buy.
Best All-Round Cigar Lighter
Xikar Hp4 Quad Jet Cigar Lighter
Xikar is known for creating fantastic cigar smoking accessories that are both functional and classy. So, it’s no wonder that our top pick for the best cigar lighter around should come from them.
As the name suggests, this quad jet lighter has four angled jets to create an apex of precision engineered flames to concentrate heat and efficiently light any cigar with confidence.
It also comes fitted with an in-line fuel adjustment wheel, oversized double EZ-View™ red fuel windows and manual flip-top lid.
Best Affordable Cigar Lighter
Colibri Apex Single-Jet Flame Lighter
If you’re looking for a great performing cigar lighter that doesn’t break the budget, then the Colibri Apex Single-Jet Flame Lighter is a perfect choice.
This lighter is powered by a single-jet flame and is easy to use with a single-action push-up trigger. With a sleek design, this robust lighter is truly an apex choice for your next cigar lighter.
Best Cigar Lighter and Cutter Combo
S.T. Dupont Maxijet Lighter and Cigar Cutter
Whether you’re looking to kill two birds with one stone, or you just like a matching set, you can’t go wrong with this S.T. Dupont Maxijet Lighter and Cigar Cutter gift box.
This set features the S.T Dupont Maxi Jet Sunburst lighter, which boasts a powerful torch flame to allow for efficient lighting in all conditions. The lighter itself is also slender and lightweight, making it perfect for those who want something a little more portable.
The included Maxi Cigar Cutter Sunburst Blue is engineered with spring-loaded and razor-sharp blades to ensure a perfect cut each time.
This marvellous gift set is also available in red.
Lighting your cigar is an integral part of the process and, if done improperly, can ruin the taste and overall experience of your smoke. We hope this guide helps you to choose the best lighter for your needs.
As well as cigar lighters, we also offer a wide range of other cigar accessories at amazing prices. From ashtrays and cutters to cases and holders, whatever you need, you’ll find it here at Havana House.