Vector-KGM has announced a pair of new lighters that it expects to have on store shelves in the second half  of May.

The Twister is a dual-flame, pocket friendly torch lighter that features a translucent fuel tank that makes it easy to check how much butane remains in the tank. It also comes with a single action ignition, retractable punch cutter, and a guarantee that it will work at elevations up to 12,000 feet.

It is available in six colors: gray matte, copper gold lacquer, black rubber matte, blue rubber matte, red lacquer and yellow lacquer, each priced with an MSRP of $29.95.

The Combat is an oversized single flame, tabletop torch lighter that is said to work at elevations of up to 12,000 feet. It figures a squeezable trigger-style ignition with a flame lock button, while the flame’s height can be adjusted by a lever on the back side of the lighter.  It measures 1.6 x 2.4 x 5.6 inches, weighs 0.4 pounds, and produces a flame of up to 2600° Fahrenheit (1427° Celsius).

The rubberized handle is offered in five colors: copper gold, black, red, blue and gray, each priced at $35. Additionally, each lighter comes with a 107ml can of Vector’s X60 butane.

Both lighters come with Vector-KGM’s no proof warranty.

Images courtesy of Vector-KGM.

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.