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Refined butane has been the fuel of choice for cigarette and cigar smokers for decades. You may not know that there are options beyond your convenience store BIC lighter, but the world of powerful cigar lighters is constantly innovating and producing stylish new designs. There’s something for everybody from among these ten interesting butane lighters.

What are the Coolest Butane Lighters on the Market Today?

  1. Colibri Enterprise III
  2. Vector ThunderbirdJulius Lowenthal, the founder of Colibri, revolutionized cigarette lighters in 1928 when he designed a semiautomatic butane lighter that was smaller, sleeker, and less dangerous than earlier models. Ever since, Colibri has set the standard for butane lighters with stylish designs and powerful flames; Colibri is the lighter company to beat. Aesthetically, the Enterprise III is available in a number of sleek metal textures like satin chrome, gunmetal, matte black and rose gold-tone. This powerful triple-jet flame lighter has a fuel level window and features a single-action side push ignition.

  3. Vector Thunderbird
  4. These sleek, classic refillable butane lighters from Vector are highly customizable and feature a no proof warranty. The Thunderbird is a wind-resistant flip-top lighter that adds a bit of sophistication to any smoking experience. Picture yourself in a film noir with a vintage copper, chrome, or brass textured lighter or go for a more modern look with bright colors and smooth finishes. Lighters can be embossed with their signature eagle or imprinted with a custom logo with stamps, engraving, or etching. The Vector Thunderbird ignites using flint and burns clean-smelling butane.

  5. Lotus Scorpian
  6. With a luxurious European design, Lotus lighters are elegant and eye-catching. These single-step lighters ignite with the push of a start button and are available in several bright colors. With a precise pinpoint flame and an innovative design, the Lotus Scorpian is one of the more unique cigar lighter designs on the market today.

  7. Xikar EXII Liga Privada
  8. The love child of two of the most popular brands in the cigar world, Drew Estate and XIKAR, this sleek, beautiful lighter is a force to be reckoned with. It has a high polish finish and produces a windproof soft flame that does not waver as much as traditional soft flames. With their iconic lion logo and an easy-to-use wheel for adjusting gas flow, the EXII can also be engraved with a personalized message.

  9. Alec Bradley Hendrix
  10. This single-jet lighter has an interesting curved, double-peaked design. The lighter has a large fuel tank that requires fewer refills. It comes in bright yellow, black, and red body finishes that contrast beautifully with a chrome polished top.

  11. JetLine Gotham
  12. Few brands offer as many quad-flame models as JetLine, and this powerful, but relatively inexpensive lighter packs quite a punch. Rubber piping on the sides helps users to maintain a good grip while a single flick of the finger produces four streams of a striking bright red flame, one of JetLine’s signatures. The body also features a retractable 8mm cigar cutter for your convenience.

  13. Bugatti CEO
  14. This high-class brand produces cigar lighters known for their style and long-lasting, reliable burn. The CEO is sleek and features a mesh side grip as well as a rubber grip on the pusher. With an oversized fuel tank, a triple-jet blue flame, and a fuel gauge window, the CEO is ready to light up your cigars with few refueling breaks.

  15. Black Label El Presidente
  16. Black Label - El PresidenteBlack Label’s El Presidente is a truly different lighter that is distinguished by its unique flat flame. A cross between a soft and a torch flame, this lighter boasts an even toast for your cigar and is very fuel efficient, allowing your fuel to last longer. It has a crisp, modern design that features a series of raised lines and comes in metallic finishes.

  17. Vector Venus
  18. One of the best new trends for butane lighters is a push to develop lighters that are targeted to women. As if the name itself wasn’t enough of a giveaway, the slim design and pastel colors of the Vector Venus give the lighter an especially feminine touch. It comes in coral, light blue, pale purple, light green, or the more classic white and black colors to appeal specifically to the often-ignored female set.

  19. Zippo Blu2
  20. No lighter list is complete without a mention of that iconic lighter brand, Zippo. Its classic flip-top design and flint-ignition soft flame are available in a number of designs such as sleek and metallic textures.

Although butane companies prefer that you use their brand of butane with their lighters, any butane canister is compatible with these refillable lighters. To stock up on butane refills from brands such as Whip-It! butane or Puretane, visit Butane Source or speak with one of our butane experts.