This fall, the Palio portfolio will grow with the addition of the Vesuvio, a value-priced, triple flame torch lighter.

It becomes the third lighter in the Palio family, joining the single flame Torcia and the triple flame Trio. It is marked by a large, translucent fuel tank that is available in five colors, clear, smoke, red, blue and green. Its three jets are angled to meet at a point, which the company says will offer precision lighting and touch-ups.

Additionally, the base of the fuel tank serves as a large fuel wheel to easily calibrate the amount of flame desired, while large air vents help prevent overheating while also enhancing performance at higher elevations.

The Vesuvio measures 3.21 inches x 1.64 x 1.21 (82 mm x 41 x 31), making it convenient to put in your pocket or travel humidor.

The Palio Vesuvio has a suggested retail price of $8.99 and will begin shipping in October.

Images courtesy of Quality Importers.

Patrick Lagreid

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, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.