With even more firepower than three burners, this baby has four! It’s made from zinc alloy to make it more durable than most lighters
What’s a Torch Lighter?
If you’ve never used a torch lighter to light your cigar, you’ve probably used one in a different setting. Torch lighters come in a variety of styles and sizes and are used for cooking, arts and crafts, and even for lighting campfires.
Torch lighters are ideal for cigars because they burn hot, has a strong flame, is wind-resistant, and will light your cigar quickly. Another benefit of using a torch lighter is that it uses butane fuel.
Butane can reach temperatures up to 2,500 °F, and you’ll know you’re using butane when you see a blue flame. Butane fuel won’t affect the taste of your cigar like other lighter fuels, so it’s one of the best options available.
This is particularly true for butane lighters that light up cigars quickly and evenly first time round, as relighting can decrease the quality of your cigar’s taste.
Do you need to use a torch lighter when lighting your cigar? Of course not, but why worry about the hassle of matches or other types of lighters that have weak flames?
What to Look for When Choosing a Torch Lighter
When shopping around for a torch lighter, you might be tempted to buy the first one you find or the most luxury-looking one you come across.
While convenience and aesthetics are important to consider, they aren’t always the determining factor of what makes the best butane torch lighter for your needs. So take some time to choose one that you’ll love every time you use it.
The Required Number Of Flames
Some cigar lovers are insistent that you need a lighter that has multiple flames. More than one flame is particularly beneficial for larger cigars, but it’s not a necessity.
If you have a single flame torch lighter, it doesn’t mean that your cigar won’t light. It might just take a little bit longer.
Functionality Over Aesthetics
If your main priority is a torch lighter that produces a high-quality, powerful, and hot flame every time, you might end up buying a lighter that’s more functional than attractive.
There are plenty of handsome looking lighters on the market, but they don’t have the power and flame you deserve.
It all comes down to personal preferences, but don’t be afraid to buy for functionality rather than aesthetics.
What If You Need To Light A Pipe?
If you’re looking for pipe lighters, then you’re almost at the right place. Cigar lighters might be a little too aggressive for pipes and lack the design features to “curve” the flame into the bowl.
Check out our pipe lighter page for more info.
Ready to find the perfect torch lighter to add to your cigar collection? Check out our top picks for best torch lighters this year.
Top-5 Rated Butane Torches
WindBlaze™ Butane Torch Lighter
Fast burning & low toxicity butane
Windproof for outdoor use
Compact & portable design
Comes in 4 colors
No flame adjustability
The WindBlaze™ lighter is our best single flame torch lighter that’s not available through resellers or Amazon.
The fast burning, low toxicity butane gas will not affect the taste of your cigar (like lighter fluid does), making it the perfect product for cigar aficionados who need a fast and reliable light even in the windiest of conditions.
Its design is compact and pocket-sized making it easy to carry around without noticing it is there and it’s ergonomic designs makes easy work of clicking the trigger and igniting it.
Oh, and was it mentioned the flame is angled, making it even easier to light your cigar evenly without having to contort your neck?
Vertigo Lotus Cyclone Triple Torch Lighter
Triple flame lighter
Compact and comfortable
Easy to use with one hand
Flames hold up well in the wind
May leak butane after refill
Small size, more refilling
The Vertigo Lotus Cyclone Triple Torch Cigar Lighter is a top-rated and popular option among cigar lovers because it has three flames. As we mentioned above, multiple flame lighters aren’t a requirement to light a cigar, but many cigar fans love them for larger cigars.
The Cyclone lighter is compact, grips comfortably in your hand, and is easy to flip open the safety cap and press the ignition button with one hand. The lighter is easy to refill, and the indicator window makes it easier to spot, so you know when you’re running low on fuel.
This is a popular pick because it’s affordable enough to own more than one lighter and store in places like your car, golf bag, or humidor storage drawer. It’s reliable enough to ensure a strong, hot flame and quick light on cigars of all sizes.
TOMOLO Quadruple Flame Torch Lighter
Four flames into one big flame
Sleek and compact design
Easy to open and use with one hand
Clear tank window for fuel level
Difficult to adjust the flame size
May have more flame than you want
Doesn’t come with butane
Are you looking for a powerful torch lighter that has even more than three flames? The TOMOLO torch lighter has four, and is made of durable zinc alloy for a sleek and modern looking lighter.
Although many butane lighters throw a blue flame, the TOMOLO torch lighter has a red flame. The slim design of the lighter is topped with a flip-open lid and a cigar punch design on the bottom. The transparent fuel tank indicates when it’s time to refill the lighter.
While this pocket size torch lighter is made for cigar lovers, it’s a great multipurpose lighter and comes in a gift box if you’re planning on gifting to the cigar aficionado in your life.
HUOWA Jet Torch Cigar Lighter
Zinc alloy body
Adjustable nozzle and flames
Quadruple flame lighter
Easy to operate with one hand
Flame dangerous near face
Angle makes it more prone to burns
There are dozens of torch lighters with adjustable nozzles, but few are specifically for cigar smokers.
The lighter is ergonomic and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand while lighting or adjusting the flame is easy enough to do with one hand.
Promise Technology Double Jet Flame Lighter
Push-button ignition on side
Adjustable flame & cigar punch
Comfortable with one hand use
Two flames sufficient for most cigars
Lighter has plastic parts
May struggle in strong winds
If you’re looking for an “old school” cigar lighter with an eye-catching design, the Torch Lighter with Double Jet Flame by Promise Technology might be the perfect cigar lighter for you. The double jet flame lighter doesn’t have as many flames as some of the other lighters on our list, but it’s still powerful enough to light your cigar on the first try.
The zinc alloy torch lighter is available in red, yellow, or black, but our personal favorite is the wood grain finish. The mix of chrome and wood grain gives it a classic look.
Our Favorite Pick For Torch Lighter
Even though it’s smaller than other torch lighters, we choose the WindBlaze™ as our top pick. We love the compact ergonomic design combined with ease of use. We also like that you can buy more than one and stash one away in various spots where you might want to enjoy a cigar.
The ideal lighter for toasting and lighting up your cigar!
Frequently Asked Questions
✓ What fuel does a torch lighter use?
Butane! A torch lighter differs from a regular one because it uses Butane as its fuel source. Butane burns much hotter (up to 2,500° F) than regular lighter fluid, and is instantly recognisable by its blue flame. The flame is strong and can withstand winds, and the added heat makes it ideal for lighting cigars for an even and quick burn... particularly when out doors!
✓ Are torch lighters better than regular lighters?
Generally yes, but, It's a matter of design and purpose. Different lighters are designed for different purposes. For example, sometimes having a softer flame is a requirement as not to burn what you are lighting. The beauty of a torch lighter however, is they are great for outdoors and are generally wind-resistant (something impossible to do with a regular lighter). And in the event when you don't need the flame to burn hot, you may move the flam away and/or adjust it.
✓ Which is the most reliable torch lighter?
In this list of products, I recommend the WindBlaze™ Butane Torch Lighter. It's a compact design that fits in your pocket, but yet ergonomically designed to slip neatly into your hand with the textured grip giving you confident feedback. More importantly the guard automatically closes to protect burning yourself after use. And, as the brand name suggests, it's wind-proof!