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Colibri Paradigm Lighter Review

by Bryan Glynn, August 21, 2009
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This single jet torch lighter features a semi-gloss black plastic and brushed aluminum finish. The weight and construction feels very good in your hand, and operation of the switch is easy enough although better leverage would be appreciated. The front side features a plexi sight window into the reservoir, a welcome feature. The back side features a spring loaded punch cutter that flips down and self-clears as it closes. The bottom has a nice big adjustment wheel that is easy to turn but won’t spin accidentally in your pocket. The top cover flips open with a positive spring action, clear of the flame. Testing with 10 second bursts proved it to light 33 full times including periodic adjustment increases to maintain flame height. Thank you very much to BuyLighters.com for generously donating this for review, it’s greatly appreciated! Photography by BG Pictures.

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  • Dan-NJ

    I saw this lighter when I found the one I was really happy with (Colibri Morpheus II).

    I don’t have to push against/slide down to get my torch to light so its easier for me to light and it also has a flame which is meant for pipes but works great for cigars.

    I use the flame for about 2 seconds after I’m done toasting with the torch. Sometimes when I take the first draw.

    (Also, JR Cigar’s Weekly deal seems great.
    Some good stogies at a great price and good box, I might not even smoke em’)

  • Pong

    Does it have to be Triple Refined Butane Fuel? Because I am using butane fuel but just without “Triple Refined”. Is there any problem with that?

    Thank You


  • Maybe, maybe not. The more refined the less chance of sputtering, containments, etc. Use the good stuff and you get a nice even flame until it’s empty and the lighter stays cleaner, longer.

    • Pong

      Okay I will try to look for that.

      Thank You


  • Vobbert

    with a large can costing about 6 bucks, might as well get the triple or even 5time filtered. had to refill mine recently and a local shop at both triple and 5 time filtered for the same cost of $5.95

  • zanlamb

    This looks like a good lighter but I prefer somthing a little more square, they just feel better in my hand.

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