Friday, July 18, 2014

Vector KGM Jetz Lighter Review

Vector KGM Jetz Torch Lighter Review
Vector KGM Jetz Torch Lighter Review
  Vector KGM continues to put out interesting and unique cigar lighters. The Vector Jetz single torch lighter packs a lot of nice features into a relatively compact lighter. The most notable feature is an integrated bottle opener. Yep, that is a cool feature for sure!
Vector KGM Jetz Lighter
  The Jetz for review today is shown in a black crackle finish. This is one cool a$$ looking lighter. This also happens to be my favorite Vector finish. It offers a great tactile rough(ish) finish that is durable and attractive. Jetz has a wrap around vent that adds to the overall visual appeal. The thumb action pusher is very easy to use. In fact, one of the most comfortable ergonomically I have reviewed. Best way I can think to explain it is like a vertical "trigger" action. The down side to this thumb action is it could potentially depressed accidentally in a pocket, etc. Vector went with the CLR favorite oversized fuel adjustment. Though, the lighter is lacking a fuel gauge window and a cigar punch cutter. Lastly, the ever useful integrated bottle opener for your drinking pleasure located on the backside of the lighter.
  Overall, pound for pound this is one of the best lighters sub $20. That said, it did not perform very well under for the CLR "Fire It Up Test" as noted below. Jetz is very comfortable in the hand, not bulky on any level. For a single jet torch Vector KGM put out a very solid cigar lighter. The name on the other hand is a different conversation. It is only has one jet after all!

CLR Overall Ratings (10 being best, all added, divided by 5)
8 - Aesthetics
7.5 - Finish/Construction
6.5 - Flames
8 - Function & Fuel Adjustment
8.5 - Value vs. List Price
CLR Final Score: 7.7

Fire It Up Test Results:
20 attempts, 12 successful lights (not so good)
Pros - design, integrated bottle opener, value
Consideration - not so steller "Fire It Up test" results

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