Saturday, November 10, 2012

Colibri Empire Lighter Review

Colibri Empire Torch Lighter
Colibri Empire Single Torch Cigar Lighter Review

The Colibri Empire torch single flame lighter appeals to the more sophisticated side of the senses. Empire gives off the "look at me" vibe, with it's lacquered finishes, high polished chrome, and soft curves. Flipping open the top reveals a single jet torch. It produces a decent single flame adequate for handling most cigar ring gauges.

Colibri Empire Single Jet
Then with a push of the center button you are in cigar roasting territory. CLR was hoping it would be a single push of the button and off to smoke filled such luck. Colibri equipped the Empire with a front and center fuel gauge viewing window, easy to read. The center button on this one "clacks" a bit, seemed to be a non-issue. Not that it would break, just lacking in the solid feel a bit. The Colibri Empire is offered in Thunder gray (pictured), green, red, blue, and of course black. A nice fold out cigar punch would have rounded this lighter out nicely. No doubt the Empire is a great looking lighter, that is sure to impress. Though, at list price there are other single flame lighters that would likely get greater consideration for CLR.

Pros - looks impressive, nice fuel gauge window
Consideration - at this price point some other lighters come to mind
MSRP: $69