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Vertigo Viper Cigar Lighter Review

by Bryan Glynn, June 12, 2013
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Vertigo Viper Cigar Lighter Review

This is an overview showing the functions of a new tabletop torch lighter, providing large dual jet flames with a very comfortable fit in the hand. Obviously sporting a huge reservoir, this unit will go for 20+ minutes in any conditions. It has a base to allow it to stand on a table, a large grip for any size hands, a solid adjustment dial, safety switch and locking ignition button. I found it to provide precise even flames in even windy outdoor weather, lighting every time! Obviously not something to use while on-the-go or even for many people in any case, it’s a great alternative to more expensive table sized units. Thank you very much to Lighters Direct for sending this in for review!

  • Jason Isbaner

    Looks cool and is priced right. Glad to hear it hold a lot if fuel. Might have to look in to this.

  • TimB

    I have seen this one used by some cigar smokers looks to do the job well.I take it Xikar never got back with you about the lighter?

  • capital75757

    What a beast it is!

    A lighter being mobile is important to me so I would never purchase something like this.

    That being said, thanks for the review.

  • swj045

    looke like a stun-gun.abit large for me,but it would do a good job sitting around on a table

  • USA2ndAmendment

    Sweet lighter. I can’t wait for the give-a-way!

  • samgiroux42

    Love these type of things. I purchased a Ronson Tech Torch from Walmart for $20 and then spent a little extra to purchase the 5x refined butane. I did this about 3-4 months ago and it still has not run out of fuel and runs great. I then keep a small jet lighter for touch-ups and if I am out of the house.

    Nice review Bryan.

  • markbrown247

    This looks like a cool tool! Definitely would love to win that but not sure if I would ever need one that big. Thanks for the review!

  • Gigalo de Vitolas

    Good overview, hopefully I will see a follow up review on it again after some good use. The best lighter I have is a cheap triple torch I picked up at Tobacco Depot. The twin torches I have leaves a weird gap between the flames when lighting up and when I concentrate one of the flames towards the middle portion of the foot the other one burns up the side of my wrapper. So its single or triples only for me.

  • Greg Bellante

    Well, for $15.00 less you can get the Vertigo Terminator… a Quad 4 torch with a thicker, more powerful torch flame than this and you can carry it in your pocket as it’s 1/3 the size of this monstrosity. So, with-out mentioning any names the 2 biggest Cigar retailers in the USA are selling it for around $23. The choice is yours fellow brother cigar smokers.

  • The cheap torch from china jjo gave me works great. No need to buy one.

    • AngSolo

      I’ve gone through several torchs made in China yet I hear other guys give rave reviews. I gotta be doin something wrong…

      • Craig

        The Ronson Jet Lighters you can get at Wal-Mart or CVS or Walgreens run about $3.98 and last quite a while. At least 7 refills so far for me. For the price, they are hard to beat in my opinion.

      • I guess it just depends. Luck of the draw maybe? I’ve been using this for a month. It’s a small torch and works well.

      • JJO

        Been using mine for over two years with nary a problem. Some brands are just way more dependable than others. Most lighters are made in China anyway.

  • HerbalJedi

    Is there any worry of scorching the cigar? I worry about over-heating my expensive smokes

  • vscarpine

    This thing looks like a futuristic phaser gun

  • rgmenke

    Not only a lighter, but it doubles as a conversation piece.

  • Tommz81

    I take to long to toast for that to be of any use.

  • NeverTwoOld

    Is it at all top heavy or unstable when standing? Also, I have a sudden urge to make Creme Brulee.

  • rockjock

    Looks good to me. I have been intermittently looking at bigger lighters for the house.

  • gtclark

    That thing’s a monster! I’ve been thinking about getting a table-top lighter for a while…no reason to always use the pocket lighter if it never goes in my pocket!

  • MorganGeo

    I could use a good lighter like this. It would be handy for more than just lighting cigars.

  • Jared

    Just got back from the Dominican Republic, and a lot of the little cigar shops/factories use these in-house when lighting and handing out samples (they ALL light and hand out samples, it’s awesome!). Might have to pick this one up, because the price is good.

    • HerbalJedi

      That’s awesome man. I want to go surf and tour the cigar shops there. Did you check out the beaches?

      • Jared

        The one right outside my room, I did :). Absolutely worth the trip and every little cigar shop on every other corner rolled their own sticks right there in the shop. But most offer “samples” while they show you how cigars are made, and the prices are relatively good, mostly running around $4-$5 a stick at the more reputable/less seedy shops, and so far all have been really good, though in need of a bit more aging (most claim a 3 month-ish post-roll aging before being banded and boxed). Plus a lot of decent access to some from a slightly larger island to the northwest! Cigars, rum, coffee, chocolate… all grown and made on the island, can’t beat it!

  • eric.hanson

    t’s funny that you said it looks like a pistol, I thought it looked like a gun too. It’s also a lot cheaper than what I was thinking. I’ll keep my eye out for the give away looks like a great tool.

  • Dirk

    I would love to have one of these… then people would stop walking off with my lighters! And I could sweat pipes if I had to.

  • stevenknisley

    THis thing looks cool. It be nice to have one

  • Orrza

    Hi Bryan.
    do you feel it can do better then the small “triple flame” torches from DX for example?

    I mean, it does appeal… to hold something powerful in your hand but when I think about it, all it has to do is to light and toast a cigar, while a simple flame can do just the same.

    I personally think this is a little too much for me.

  • weimerad

    What’s the point of having a lighter like that

  • dbfr181

    This lighter looks bad ass!

  • smokethis

    Now THAT’S a lighter.

  • mufdvr6976

    That looks like a beast thanks for the revie

  • garlar10

    that is a pretty hardcore lighter. kinda takes the fun out of toasting a cigar though.

  • dcpeters

    Nice lighter. I keep on wanting to get a desktop lighter to have handy. I always seem to leave my hand lighters somewhere.

  • This thing looks a lot like a kitchen torch (usually used for caramelizing sugar on Creme Brulee). I’ll have to dig mine out of the drawer, fill it up with butane, and try lighting a cigar tonight…

    • JJO

      LOL, those kitchen torches are too small for me to use for carmelizing. I use my propane plumbing torch for that and for other chores like blistering chiles. The creme brulee torch works better on cigars.

  • Fuzzy

    Sure is a lot nicer than the Harbor Freight micro-torch I sometimes use.

  • CigarNole

    This would be great addition to my new cigar room, all my lighters are pocket size.

  • LV2HNT

    Very Nice lighter.. Thanks for a great website.

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