|Xikar Trezo Lighter Review|
Trezo is no nonsense and all business. It features what Xikar calls "in-line" jet torches. All three of the jets are in a row, opposed to the typical triangle layout. The two outer jets are angled inwards 8 degrees, with the middle jet remaining straight. The end result is dang near perfect, pinpoint, windproof triangular torch. If you appreciate a great flame as CLR does, this one is a beaut! Excellent for extremely accurate lighting of any cigar size, even small ring gauges using only the tip of the flame. CLR has yet to see another lighter with type of set up. This accurate and very versatile flame is definitely a large part of Trezo appeal.
|Xikar Trezo Inline Flame|
On the side is a decent sized fuel gauge window. The fuel tank is not huge, though definitely adequate. Remember with any triple torch lighter you will burn through more butane than a single torch. Xikar's easy to turn fuel adjustment wheel is located on the bottom of the Trezo.
This brings CLR back to what is lacking in the frill department typically found at Trezo's price point. There is no cigar punch/cutter and lacks a single step to ignition pusher. Trezo is more of a purist approach from Xikar is what came to mind when CLR reviewed this lighter. That said, CLR still would of liked to seen at least one of these aspects incorporated into the lighter. You are paying for a top notch lighter, with one of the best flames in the industry. Only you can decide if this lighter meets your overall needs. Judging by how many are seen being used in the "wild" the public has voted with the wallet!
Lastly, Trezo is backed by the best warranty in the business, Xikar's lifetime warranty.
BEST Price CLR Found - Xikar Trezo
CLR Overall Ratings (10 being best, all added, divided by 5)
8.5 - Aesthetics
9 - Finish/Construction
10 - Flames
8.5 - Function & Fuel Adjustment
7.5 - Value vs. List Price
CLR Final Score: 8.7
Fire It Up Test Results:
20 attempts, 20 successful lights
Pros - superior flame, construction, Xikar lifetime warranty
Consideration - no cigar punch, two steps to igntion