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IPCPR 2019: The Lotus Group/Integral Logistics

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The Lotus Group/Integral Logistics booth, like many accessory companies, was in the back half of the hall, but easily identifiable by its signature spinning banner that has hung above the booth for several years. Inside, the company offers plenty of opportunities to see its new items via display windows and cases, as well as a section dedicated to the Margaritaville and LandShark brands that the company produces after landing a partnership with Lifestyle Brands, LLC last year.

This year, the bulk of new releases came wearing the company’s Vertigo brand, meaning generally lower-cost options that offer the kind of dependability and functionality sought after by cigar smokers from their everyday accessories.

Lotus Jaws Carbon Fiber Serrated V-Cutter

The popular Jaws cutter gets a pair of new carbon fiber finishes, black carbon fiber with polished chrome and gold carbon fiber on polished gold. Like the original color options, it measures 3 5/8″ x 1 3/4″ x 1/4″ and features a serrated blade that can handle up to a 64 ring gauge cigar, while the body is made of lightweight zinc and aluminum. It also comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

MSRP: $34.95

Release Date: June 2019

Production: Regular Production

Lotus LCCGS70CF Cigar Case

This case with carbon fiber accents and stitched lining can hold two cigars up to 70 ring gauge while coming with a 64 ring gauge Big Boy cutter that slides securely into a pouch on the outside.

MSRP: $34.95

Release Date: June 2019

Production: Regular Production

Lotus LCC623-CF

This case has space for three cigars up to 62 ring gauge, and offers carbon fiber accents with a stitched lining as well.

MSRP: $24.95

Release Date: June 2019

Production: Regular Production

Vertigo Amigo

A single fame pocket torch with single action, side squeeze ignition, metal housing, a fuel window and large flame adjustor, it works up to 5,000 feet in elevation. It’s available in four colors, ice blue with satin gunmetal, ice red with satin gunmetal, ice black and satin gunmetal, or a solid satin gunmetal.

MSRP: $14.99

Release Date: June 2019

Production: Regular Production

Vertigo Atlas

This triple-flame torch offers a single action ignition, fuel window, large flame adjuster, fold out cigar punch and is promised to light at elevations up to 12,000 feet.

MSRP: $29.99

Release Date: June 2019

Production: Regular Production

Vertigo Blizzard

A new spin on a popular pocket-friendly design, the Blizzard offers a triple torch lighter with in three finishes: antique pewter, antique copper and antique brass. They each sit atop a translucent fuel tank that makes it easy to see how much fuel is in the tank. The company says they will work at elevations up to 12,000 feet.

MSRP: $9.99

Release Date: June 2019

Production: Regular Production

Vertigo Concorde

The twin-flame Concorde is notable for its angled flames, which are revealed by way of the single action ignition lid. It too comes in a metal housing that offers a fuel window, fold out cigar punch and large flame adjustment wheel. It measures 2 3/4 inches tall, 1 1/2 inches wide and 1/2 inch tall, and is available in anodized black, nickel satin, gunmetal satin and a copper satin and black combination.

MSRP: $19.99

Release Date: June 2019

Production: Regular Production

Vertigo Crosby

A new soft flame lighter geared towards pipe smokers, the Crosby comes with a removable tamper and reamer as well as a slide out grater, while the single action ignition works at elevations up to 9,000 feet. It’s available in antique pewter, black crackle with chrome, or dark brown with a satin gold trim.

MSRP: $14.99

Release Date: June 2019

Production: Regular Production

Vertigo Falcon

A slender and very pocket-friendly torch, the Falcon’s lid flips up to reveal a single jet torch lighter and plunger-style ignition. It comes in an all-metal housing and is available in black crackle, satin gunmetal and satin chrome.

MSRP: $9.99

Release Date: June 2019

Production: Regular Production

Vertigo Hades

A powerful single flame torch, this tabletop model offers plenty of firepower for getting your big ring gauge cigars toasted quickly. It works at up to 12,000 feet in elevation and offers all metal housing, a locking ignition switch, flame adjustment switch and a durable anodized finish that comes in black, blue and red.

MSRP: $24.99

Release Date: June 2019

Production: Regular Production

Vertigo Hummer

While the name Hummer may suggest a road-hogging vehicle, the lighter is a pocket-friendly triple-flame torch that features a single action ignition, fold out cigar punch and fuel window. The housing is metal, and on the bottom it has a large flame adjuster to make it easy to dial in the exact size flame that you desire. It measure 2 7/8 inches tall, 1 3/8 inches wide and 7/8 inch thick. It’s available in four colors: ice black and chrome satin; satin nickel; ice red and black; and ice blue and satin chrome.

MSRP: $29.99

Release Date: June 2019

Production: Regular Production

Vertigo Intrigue

This beefy table lighter offers a single action side squeeze ignition with three torch flames that are easily adjustable via a large adjustment wheel on the base of the lighter. Its metal housing is available in four color options: chrome satin, red with black, black with gunmetal satin and gunmetal satin.

MSRP: $34.99

Release Date: June 2019

Production: Regular Production

Vertigo Javelin

The Vertigo Javelin is a single flame torch lighter that comes with a built-in punch cutter and fuel window. It’s made of a metal housing and is free-standing, standing 3 3/8 inches tall, 1 inch wide and 7/8 inch thick. It’s available in four colors: anodized black, chrome satin, gunmetal satin and anodized red.

MSRP: $24.99

Release Date: June 2019

Production: Regular Production

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Patrick Lagreid
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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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