There will be a new XIKAR lighter coming to store shelves this fall, and it will make its debut at the upcoming PCA Convention & Trade Show.

Today, Quality Importers Trading Co. announced that it will be revealing the XIKAR Astral at the show, a single jet torch lighter that is highlighted by a slim design and low-profile ignition mechanism to enhance its portability. Additionally, the lighter features a large flame adjustment when and enhanced performance at altitude due to strategically placed air vents located at both the front and back of the burner chamber.

The lighter measures 1.4375 x 0.5 x 2.625 inches, and is offered in six color options: black, black and rose, gunmetal, gunmetal and blue, gunmetal and red, and brushed chrome (not pictured). Each has an MSRP of $39.99 and are slated to begin shipping in October.

Drew Estate is the sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show

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.