At next month’s PCA Convention & Trade Show, The Lotus Group will officially release the Vertigo Nitro, a new pocket-friendly twin-flame torch lighter.

The Nitro features a single-action, side-squeeze ignition that lifts the lid, begins the flow of butane and provides the spark for the flames. The two jets are angled inward to create what the company describes as a wind-resistant, pinpoint flame.

The lighter also offers a fold-out punch cutter, fuel window and metal housing.

The Nitro comes in three colors: black, chrome, and orange, all of which are priced at $24.99. It recently arrived at The Lotus Group’s warehouse and is available for retailers to order.

Images courtesy of The Lotus Group.

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