Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Xikar Turrim Lighter Review

Xikar Turrim Table Top Lighter
Xikar Turrim Table Top Lighter Review  
  Xikar always seemingly to come out with something new and cool costing me money! Partial rant, partial happy. LOL. That said, today I am reviewing the new Turrim "table top lighter" in the G2 finish. The name struck me as a bid odd, so I reached out to Xikar to get the dirt on the "Turrim" name. I was told name means tower in Latin. A fitting name for this genius design.
Smiley Face Fuel Adjustment
  Turrim is 5x64....Yep, dang near perfect (conceptually) to fit in most travel cigar cases. Keep in mind this is equivalent to 64 ring gauge, it will take up more space than usual in a traveling case. Likely, shorting you one stick worth of space beyond the lighter itself. Turrim is a beast, I threw it on my scale and it came in at 5.6oz! Two things about the weight, it's heavy, but solid construction tends to be heavier in general terms. Personally, I am good with the weight if that means delivering a high quality built lighter. To be clear, this is not an everyday carry by any means for most cigar enthusiast.
  The Xikar Turrim is a single step to ignition design, a CLR favorite feature with any lighter. Simply slide back the lid with your thumb and the dual torches ignite. Xikar included a massive fuel tank for this duel torch lighter holding up to 3.4g. Also, a very large fuel gauge viewing window to match. Now for my favorite feature of the Turrim and completely new concept from Xikar, a ratcheting fuel adjustment knob. It clicks like that of a bezel on a dive watch. Me loving dive watches, this is an immediate home run. This allows you to very quickly adjust the flame up and down with a responsive tactile feel.
   Lastly, as you might imagine with the Turrim it is very prone to falling over easily if knocked from the upright position. Like a tower, it will fall. Xikar has the suggested retail price at $79.99. Throw in the no hassle lifetime warranty and your wallet might just get a little lighter too...

BEST Price CLR Found: Xikar Turrim Lighter

CLR Overall Ratings (10 being best, all added, divided by 5)
8.5 - Aesthetics
9.0 - Finish/Construction
8.0 - Flame
8.0 - Function & Fuel Adjustment
8.5 - Value vs. List Price (influenced by no proof lifetime warranty)
CLR Final Score: 8.4

Fire It Up Test Results:
20 attempts, 18 successful lights
Pros - ratcheting fuel knob, construction, gigantic fuel tank
Consideration - heavy, upright prone to falling