There’s a good reason for this – Scorch Torch really do make the top lighters at a very friendly price on the market.
If you’re not too familiar with these lighters, we also recommend you take a look at our buyer’s guide, as it covers all the aspects you should consider when purchasing a lighter so you are able to make the right choice the first time around.
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Torch Lighter Reviews
Pack of 5 Single Jet Flame
If value for money is what you are after then you can’t do any better than this pack of lighters. 5 lighters are included, coming in red, black, green, orange, and blue. Best of all, however, is that the lighters come prefilled. They can all be refilled too.
It’s fair to say that these lighters aren’t the best of quality and the cover has to be taken off manually to use them, but for the price, the fact that they are prefilled and can be refilled, you can see the amount of fuel left, and are flame adjustable, they really can’t be beat.
Scorch Torch Orion Double Jet
This is the only double flame lighter from Scorch Torch that makes the list. It is a great looking lighter that is certainly built to last and measures 1.41” x 0.53” x 2.42”.
It is both safe and easy to use, particularly when it comes to refilling it, and the fact that the adjustment flame knob is large is certainly appreciated. No problems with reliability here either, as it functions as it should every time. The one thing that can be considered a downside though, is how there is no fuel capacity indicator.
The lighter is backed by a 1-year warranty and comes with a velvet gift pouch.
Scorch Torch Olympus Triple Jet
The Olympus from Scorch Torch is a triple jet lighter that has a real solid quality look and feel to it. It measures 1.31” x 0.78” x 2.85”, which is pretty sleek considering that three flames had to be incorporated into the lighter’s design.
Due to its ergonomic grip the lighter is easy to use with just one hand. There is also adjustable flame control due to the pressure dial found on the bottom of the lighter. Our favorite feature though, has to be how a punch cutter is incorporated into the lighter’s design, which is undoubtedly something cigar smokers will appreciate.
We have to say a quick word about the lighter’s technique, otherwise you may think that there was something wrong with the lighter. To get a flame close to 100% on the first try, you need to push the button down a tad until you hear gas and then push the button all the way down.
A velvet gift pouch is included and the lighter is protected by a 1-year warranty.
This very inexpensive torch lighter from GStar gets the job done for as little money and hassle as possible. Like all inexpensive lighters there is a just a single flame, but it is more than sufficient for a wide variety of purposes due to its waterproof and windproof design.
The lighter really is quite small and light, so will fit in your pocket without you even noticing that it is there. It is also refillable and our favorite feature is perhaps how you are able to let the flame stay on via pressing a switch without having to hold down the button.
Scorch Torch Emissary Triple Jet
This very sleek lighter from Scorch Torch measures just 1.19” x 0.89” x 3.13” yet manages to fit in three flames. It is solidly constructed and just feels and looks like a lighter that can hold up to frequent use.
There are a couple of features that may make someone choose the Emissary over other lighters from Scorch Torch. The first is the punch cutter tool, which is always a welcome feature on any top ranked torch lighter, and the other is just how easy it is to adjust the flame. This is down to the lighter incorporating an easy to slide mechanism into its design.
It’s also good to see that the lighter has a large fuel capacity – you should expect to get a couple of hundred lights from a single fill.
As is standard with Scorch Torch products, it comes with a velvet gift pouch and is protected by 1 year warranty.
Scorch Torch Aficionado Triple Jet
The last of the best torch lighters from Scorch Torch we recommend is its Aficionado model. It is quite similar to the Emissary in many ways. It has a similar design, although the Aficionado is slightly sleeker at 1” x 0.86” x 3.13” and it is also slightly lighter.
It also has an easy slide mechanism to adjust the flame. The warranty and velvet touch are of course also included and present.
However, there are two key differences. One is that there is no built-in punch cutter tool, and the other is how there is a butane level window so you can see how much fuel is left. Therefore, ask yourself whether you prefer a punch cutter tool or a butane level window?
Torch Lighter Buyers Guide
What is a Torch Lighter?
Think of a torch lighter as a regular lighter but with much more power and heat. They both use the same fuel source, butane, but due to the butane gas coming out through a much narrower opening, the flame is much hotter and more powerful.
Why Buy a Torch Lighter?
They, as just mentioned, create much more powerful and hotter flames than other lighters. This makes them great for lighting cigars, but of particular benefit are their outdoor capabilities due to their resistance to wind.
Factors to Consider
The reason you want to use these lighters for is very important. If you simply want to smoke in the comfort of your own time, you are probably more concerned with aesthetics than the power and reliability of the lighter. On the other hand, if you want a lighter when out in the wilderness and are facing the elements, you are likely more concerned about dependability and power.
Let’s face it, torch lighters can look pretty cool and are as much about producing fire as looking cool while you do it. You likely have your own preferences that suit you own personal style, making design a very subjective topic.
These lighters come in single, double, triple, quadruple and, yes, even quintuple flames. Naturally, a single flame lighter uses less butane by some margin than others. If you don’t want to be constantly refilling your lighter a triple flame lighter probably isn’t the one for you, despite how awesome they look.
If you need a lighter for important tasks – yes, even more important than smoking – like camping then the last thing you want is to be without fire when it’s needed most.
However, also keep in mind that single flame torch lighters sometimes don’t do the trick. If you smoke large ring gauge cigars a double flame at least is likely needed.
There’s no doubt that the fuel capacity of a lighter is one of its most important aspects, regardless of the purpose you are using it for. After all, who wants to be carrying a can of butane in their pocket everywhere they go?
It may be challenging to tell just how well a model is built by simply looking at it and without having used it for some time, but the finish is usually a good indicator.
The finish is so important because your lighter will likely spend a lot of time in your pocket with keys, coins, and other items that can cause damage. It’s also nice to see lighters that come with cases or pouches, so this is another feature to look out for.
Lighters that come with a fuel window – i.e. a window on the side of the lighter, so you can tell just how much butane is left – aren’t necessary but are a nice touch so you can easily tell when the lighter needs refilling.
Most models allow you to adjust the flame at the very least via the use of a small screwdriver. This can be a hassle though, so look for lighters that come with wheels or slide mechanism that allow you to easily adjust the flame with your fingers.
If you’re looking to spend a decent amount of money on a lighter then you clearly want it to last for life. Unfortunately, even the best torch lighters will eventually break after some time. Therefore, it’s smart to choose a lighter that is backed by a long-lasting warranty, perhaps even for life. Don’t expect this for ones that cost less than $20, though.
Cutters & Punches
It’s more common to see lighters now coming with built-in cutters, punches, or even both. They are rarely as high quality as those bought separately, but can still be a welcome feature to have at your disposal when you are on the go.