I really really like this case, I use it almost exclusively if I am bringing more than 2 cigars anywhere. I love that you can fit everything you need, and then some, to smoke a cigar in one place and not worry about forgetting something. Coming in at $65, this really is a no-brainer, and should be at the top of many Christmas wish lists this season.
The wow factor in this case comes from the top. It is a metal accent piece with a nice polished finish. The narrow fins with the black contrast insets are meant to mimic the look of the cooling fins on an engine. Just like the cruiser motorcycles that this look is meant to emulate, the contrast of the black leather against the shiny chrome is a classic look. Even with the v-twin styling, this case would also feel at home in the breast pocket of your favorite business suit.
This is a great set both in appearance and performance and would make a great gift or starter set. I highly recommend this product, just most other Xikar products. The set has a retail price of $129 which I think is reasonable for the quality you get and the lifetime guarantee that makes Xikar awesome.
Overall I think this is a great little starter kit for someone just getting into the hobby, you really don’t have to think about anything, and it just works. I think the more experienced hobbyist might be frustrated with its minor limitations, but what it its intended to do, it does really well. I would definitely recommend this to someone that wants to buy a humidor but doesn’t know what next to do.
Just prior to the 2017 IPCPR trade show, Xikar announced a few new products they would be showing off, one of those being a new kind of butane for cigar lighters, called PUROFINE High Performance. This new mixture of butane was originally designed for use in high-altitude location over 6,000 ft where oxygen is less abundant, but as they were testing the product, they found that it could also be used to increase current flame height and performance of any lighter.
Others may not find as much value in this as I do, living at high altitude, but even if I didn't I would still get one of these for how wind-proof it is. It would be perfect for those windy BBQ's, sporting events or hikes.
The hot rod inspired Forte is built on a newly designed chassis, delivering consistent performance, time after time. Designed for the on-the-go lifestyle, choose your style.
Overall this is a great lighter for my needs. I like a larger flame and don't mind the bulk, but that isn't for everyone. I have to give Xikar credit for making a quad-flame lighter that isn't a tabletop. I will definitely keep bringing this with me on short trips when I don't need to keep it in the pocket for a long time. You can use it indoors or out on any cigar, and that's great.
That brings us to one of the best features. The price. The MSRP of the Linea is only $29.99. And don't go thinking that this "budget" lighter isn't still a performer. Xikar still backs the Linea with a lifetime warranty, just like the other Xikar lighters that cost two or three times as much. Functionality, efficiency, and reliability all in such a meager price point is not easy to do, but Xikar did it with the Linea. The Linea is available in Yellow (pictured), Red, Blue, and Black. It is available where Xikar products are sold, and at Xikar.com
In Late 2014 Xikar announced the Turrim Double Flame lighter coming in at a hefty 5 x 64. Designed to fit into your favorite Xikar Travel Humidor. At this year's IPCPR Trade Show, Xikar revealed the Turrim Single Flame version. The Single flame version comes in at a very reasonable 4.5 x 50. If you have seen or read up on the Original Turrim you would find this version has all the same features you would expect.