After some delays with production and shipping, JetLine has begun shipping a quartet of new lighters to retailers after showing them off last summer: the Luxe, Avalanche, Mongoose Single Flame, and R-100.
The Avalanche is the biggest and most expensive of the bunch; it is a quadruple flame lighter that measures 3.94 inches tall, 2.17 inches wide and 1.06 inches thick, putting it on the border between being pocket-friendly and better suited as a table top lighter. The ignition features a push-up mechanism instead of a pull-down button, while the bottom of the lighter holds a flip-out punch cutter and a pull-out tab used to adjust the flame, which the company says changes color while burning. It’s available in four colors: copper, chrome, red and gunmetal, each priced at $59.99.
The Luxe shares a design aesthetic with the Avalanche, though it is a dual flame torch lighter. It also offers a push up, single action ignition as well as a pull-out tab adjuster on the bottom to customize the height of the flames. It is offered in chrome, gunmetal, red and copper, each with an MSRP of $39.99.
The R-100 is the single flame follow-up to the R-200, a long, slender dual-flame torch lighter. It features a push-up ignition, large flame adjustment wheel and transparent fuel window, and is available in red, black, or gray. It sells for $39.99.
The Mongoose Single Flame is also a follow-up, this time to the original triple flame Mongoose that was released in 2018. The flame moves to one side of the lighter as opposed to being in the middle, while the side squeeze ignition and visible fuel tank remain. It’s available in back, red or silver, each priced at $39.99.
A spokesman for the company said that the versions shown off at the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show were all prototypes and still had to go through the process to become production samples before going into regular production. That process often involves retooling certain features and thus requiring that shipping dates be pushed back. While the lighters were anticipated earlier the year, the coronavirus pandemic also contributed to the delay, as it limited production capacity and shipping availability to get the items into the United States.
Images courtesy of JetLine.