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IPCPR 2018: JetLine

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JetLine is one of a handful of companies who have had more-or-less the exact same trade show presentation style since I began attending the annual event, and while it may not have the elaborate design of others, it seemed to be one of the busier booths I passed by thanks to a steady stream of retailers and others in the industry checking out the company’s new wares. Under the fabric halo sign hanging from the ceiling are simply some glass display cases, a handful of tables, a vertical sign or two and piles of product brochures.

While JetLine has ventured into the higher end of the market in recent years with a $300 ashtray and $290 tabletop cutter, everything featured this year was under $50 and limited to the lighter segment.

JetLine Bugle

It won’t play “Taps” or make kind of music, but it does light and then hold your cigar. That’s the story behind the JetLine Bugle, a new single torch that comes in black, yellow and red colorways. While still a pocket lighter, it’s a fairly large torch thanks to a large burner that cranks out an adjustable and much more substantial flame than your typical single torch. It also has a large fuel window on the front so you know when it’s due for a refill, and can hold a cigar with a ring gauge up to about 70 or so.

  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Launch Date: 2018

JetLine Challenger C-300 (not pictured)

Another spin on the triple-torch plus punch cutter format, the Challenge C-300 is a single action ignition, with the large pull-down mechanism opening the lid as well as starting and igniting the butane. A good-sized window on the front of the lighter shows you how much butane you have left in the tank. It’s available in three colors: copper, red and gunmetal, each priced at $29.99.

  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Launch Date: 2018

JetLine Diego

The lowest-priced of JetLine’s new offerings this year is the Diego, a compact triple-torch lighter with a translucent body to show how full the butane tank is. Its large single action ignition is complemented by a slide-out cigar punch and a convenient flame adjuster on the base. It’s available with black, copper, red or orange accents.

  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Launch Date: 2018

JetLine Hurricane II

The Hurricane gets an upgrade, or as the company calls it, “a revival.” It sports an all-metal body and a manual, spring-assisted flip-top lid and an ergonomic ignition trigger. It puts out an adjustable triple torch flame and can cut your cigar with a built-in cigar punch on the base of the lighter, while also offering a color-changing fuel level indicator. It’s offered in gunmetal, copper, pearl red and black.

  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Launch Date: 2018

JetLine Mongoose

The new Jetline Mongoose is a bit reminiscent of the JS-100, which debuted earlier this year with a side-squeeze action, though this is bigger, packs three flames instead of just one flowering torch lighter and adds a punch on its base. One of the more interesting features is a clear lower quarter that allows you to see how much fuel is in the tank, while the rest of the body is made of solid metal. It’s available in three colors: pearl red and smoked black, gunmetal and clear and black and clear.

  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Launch Date: 2018

JetLine Pocket Torch Update (not pictured)

The popular JetLine Pocket Torch line is getting an updated lid design across the single, double and triple flame options. The new lid is a spring-assisted design and appears to be much more sturdy than previous iterations, though it comes at the expense of the Pocket Torch being a single action ignition as the lid will have to be opened manually. Even with the change, the company is keeping the price the same.

  • MSRP: $9.99 (single), $10.99 (double), $11.99 (triple)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Launch Date: September 2018

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Patrick Lagreid
About the author

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

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