Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Prometheus Z Lighter Review

Prometheus Z Torch Lighter
Prometheus Z Torch Lighter
  Prometheus lighters are named after the Greek God of Fire, very appropriate. This the Prometheus Z 02 is a single torch lighter, shown here in black matte and chrome. To date, this is the third Prometheus to be reviewed on CLR and my least favorite of the three. 
  Lets start with some of the positives aspects of the Z series. I have always been a big fan of heftier lighters. Generally, I find them more durable in the long run. That said, there are lots of people who prefer a more light weight lighter in their pocket. The Prometheus Z is mainly constructed with a durable plastic body, creating a light weight lighter. I found the lighter to have more of a shorter stature and was a comfortable fit in my hand. 
Prometheus Z Single Jet Torch
Prometheus Z Single Jet Torch
  The Z has a single action thumb pusher for quick lighting. This is hands a down CLR favorite feature for lighters. Unfortunately, the Z is poorly executed. It is single action, in that the pusher flips the lid off to the side and the single jet torch is ignited. Sadly, the lid does not automatically slide/flip back once you are done toasting up your stogie.
  The wind resistant flame is a strong blue flame and fired up very consistently. A good sized plastic fuel adjustment knob located on the bottom of the Z is easy to operate with two fingers. There is a good sized fuel tank, but no fuel gauge window....Ughhhh! The Prometheus Z is also lacking a cigar punch. For a lighter that has a suggested MSRP of 49.95, CLR finds the price hard to justify.

CLR Overall Ratings (10 being best, all added, divided by 5)
7 - Aesthetics
6 - Finish/Construction
7.5 - Flame
8 - Function & Fuel Adjustment
5 - Value vs. List Price
CLR Final Score: 6.7

FIRE IT UP Results
20 back to back lighting attempts, 20 successful fire ups.
Pros - comfortable, light (if you like light lighters)
Consideration - lots of plastic, price point, no fuel gauge window

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