Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jetline Bolero Lighter Review

JetLine Bolero Triple Torch Lighter
JetLine Bolero Triple Torch Review  
  Bolero is one of Jetline's top tier lighters. The inline triple torch lighter has nice aesthetic appeal. The name Bolero is derived from music originating in Cuba. Obviously, appropriate for a cigar lighter. Now if you just get easy access to some legal Cuban sticks!
  The all metal body construction gives this Jetline a lot of heft. I generally like heft, though, this might be a bit too much for my jean pocket comfort. That said, it certainly feels like quality and is well constructed. Bolero's overall design is comfortable in my hand. There is a a center pusher that ignites the powerful inline triple torches. It takes a decent amount of pressure to depress the pusher A good thing to help prevent accidentally depressing.
JetLine Bolero Torches
  I really wanted to like this lighter, but it has too many shortcomings at this price point for me personally. The flip top lid does not automatically open when the pusher is depressed. The lid of the JetLine I used for this review does not snap back quickly, literally have to manually open it all the way. It appears to be spring loaded, though almost nonexistent with the one for review. A large fuel gauge window is prominently visible on Bolero's side. JetLine integrated on the bottom of the lighter a good sized 8mm fold out cigar punch cutter. Lastly, the butane fuel adjust requires a tool to reach. That is one of my biggest pet peeves, should not be inconvenient to adjust the torches on a cigar lighter.
JetLine Bolero 8mm Punch
  Overall, I had high hopes for this lighter... You can probably guess my thoughts without me having to lay them all out. That said, it is a nicely constructed lighter, with fantastic inline powerful triple torch flames. The suggested retail is $80. Per usual, a little searching will yield a much friendlier price point. 

BEST Price CLR Found: JetLine Bolero

CLR Overall Ratings (10 being best, all added, divided by 5)
8 - Aesthetics
9 - Finish/Construction
9 - Flame
5 - Function & Fuel Adjustment
7 - Value vs. List Price
CLR Final Score: 7.6

Fire It Up Test Results:
20 attempts, 18 successful lights
Pros - triple torches, construction, cigar punch cutter
Consideration - weight, function of lid/fuel adjustment

Monday, July 11, 2016

Xikar XO Cutter New Release

Xikar XO Cutter New Release 2016
XIKAR New XO Cutter Unveiled
Xikar ups the ante once again! I can not wait to review this cutter. It appears to be a genius design. One might wonder how can you improve upon the cigar cutter? Xikar might have just done it again...Will do full review once released and I dig my hands into my wallet...

XIKAR Announces July 11, 2016: 
The XO is a cutting machine, inspired by timeless design principles. The dual stainless steel blades operate on a patent pending planetary gear system, ensuring the blades open and close in perfect harmony, providing a guided and clean cut every time. The distinct, round aluminum body of the XO is built for relentless durability and exceptional performance. Engineered to simplify the standard double guillotine style cut.

Credit: Xikar YouTube Channel