Vector-KGM has begun teasing the upcoming release of two new lighters, the Shield and the Aero.

The Vector Shield is a dual flame lighter, with the two flames merging to create a more powerful central point. It offers a dual-sided, clear view gas tank, as well as gripped side panels.

The Vector Aero offers a traditional pipe flame, a soft flame that comes out of an angled body that features a side-squeeze ignition and a tamper.

Both lighters are being offered in six colors, which will include the debut of two new colors for Vector, metallic blue and gray crackle matte. The Shield and Aero both have an MSRP of $29.95.

Vector-KGM has not yet announced a release date for either lighter.

Update (Jan. 6, 2023) — The company clarified that these became available as of Nov. 30, 2022.

Images via Vector-KGM.

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