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The 14 best everyday carry lighters

The 14 Best Everyday Carry Lighters | Man of Many

Lighters and Ancient Greece Go hand-in-hand. According to Greek mythology, the God Prometheus stole fire from Mount Olympus and gave it to humans so we could benefit from its many advantages. As punishment for his deed, Prometheus was chained to a rock to have his liver eaten daily by eagles until at some point Hercules arrived to set him free. And one has to imagine poor Prometheus, bound to that rock, the eagle picking away at his liver, wondering to himself: “Was it all worth it?” To which we say, “Yes, damn it! Now, who’s got a light!?”

To honour Prometheus or at the very least some truly brilliant ancestors, we pay tribute to fire. More specifically, we share some prime examples of the best everyday carry lighters so that you might put a little historical magic right there with you in your jeans pocket. And maybe the next time you whip out one of these everyday carry lighters to ignite a firecracker or just to stare at the flame, you’ll remember what kind of sacrifices were made eons ago by some God or some crafty dude who just liked to rub sticks together. Oh, who are we kidding? You’re staring at a lighter flame from a pocket lighter–you’re far too drunk to remember anything! Spruce up your lifestyle with these 13 unique EDC lighters.

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WindBlaze Torch Lighter

WindBlaze Torch Lighter | Image: WindBlaze

1. WindBlaze Torch Lighter

There’s really no beating a torch lighter for reliability. Whether you’re outdoor cooking, camping, or just enjoying stogie, the WindBlaze Torch Lighter uses windproof blue flames for lighting in rain, hail or shine. It’s small and compact and we’re a huge fan of the modern stainless steel look.

Brand: WindBlaze
Options: black, gunmetal, chrome and blue
Notable feature: windproof flame
Price: $29.00

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XIKAR EX Windproof Lighter

XIKAR EX Windproof Lighter | Image: Amazon

2. XIKAR EX Windproof Lighter

This cool, everyday carry lighter is a box-like silver beauty that flaunts an eye-catching chequered pattern and seriously powerful torch flame. Climb the nearest mountain and light a cigar at the top because the wind’s got nothing on the XIKAR EX’s sturdy flame. You can also engrave these modern cigarette lighters with just about any message of your choosing.

Brand: Xikar
Options: black, gunmetal
Notable feature: windproof flame
Price: $60

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Zippo Brass Lighter

Zippo Brass Lighter | Image: Zippo

3. Zippo Brass Lighter

For an example of everyday carry lighters with a soft premium touch, look no further than mainstay brand Zippo. Their distinguished Brass Lighter goes all Renaissance with an unmistakable Venetian design and brass finish that makes you feel like you’re lighting up with the Medici Family. Of course, the hallmarks that made you fall in love with Zippo lighters in the first place (hinged lid, metal construction, refillable butane) are still present here so buy with confidence and start showing off to your friends. A classic in the best butane lighters category for sure.

Brand: Zippo
Options: High Polish Brass, Brushed Brass, Venetian High Polish Brass, Tumbled Brass, Herringbone Sweep, Diagonal Weave Brass
Notable features: protective coating, windproof
Price: $27

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Davidoff Prestige Lighter Accolades Gilded

Davidoff Prestige Lighter Accolades Gilded | Image: nextCIGAR

4. Davidoff Prestige Lighter Accolades Gilded

Did we say the Zippo Brass Lighter would impress your friends? Well, it definitely won’t if one of those friends is carrying this majestic creation, a refillable gold fire-breathing beauty equipped with a unique double flame burner. The retail price is $695–putting virtually all the other everyday carry lighters to shame–and yet somehow it looks worth it. Odds are if you’re buying the Davidoff Prestige then you’re puffing cigars next to Arnold Schwarzenegger himself. Welcome to the best luxury lighters list with this entry.

Brand: Davidoff Prestige Lighters
Price: $695

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S.T. Dupont Minijet Chrome Grey Torch Flame Lighter

S.T. Dupont Minijet Chrome Grey Torch Flame Lighter | Image: Overstock

5. S.T. Dupont Minijet Chrome Grey Torch Flame Lighter

From S.T. Dupont comes in a pocket-sized stunner that boasts a grey chrome lacquer finish, lightweight brass body and wind-resistant single-action flame. Overall this is a clean, modern, high end, luxury lighter with a scratch-free vibe that will keep the fire going no matter what the circumstances. These unique lighters are stylish as they are classic.

Brand: S.T. Dupont
Notable features: single torch wind-resistant flame lighter, single action sidebar ignition
Price: $150

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S.T. Dupont Ligne 2 Montparnasse Vertical Lines Lighter – Silver 16817

S.T. Dupont Ligne 2 Montparnasse Vertical Lines Lighter – Silver 16817 | Image: Amazon

6. S.T. Dupont Ligne 2 Montparnasse Vertical Lines Lighter – Silver 16817

Never mind the erroneous review by some half-wit on Amazon who got ripped off in a New York back-alley, this here is the real deal. Made in France and bolstered by a distinct vertical pattern with a silver-plated finish, the Ligne 2 Montparnasse is the kind of EDC lighter for when you want to catch a lady’s attention without having to say a word. It has a vintage look that puts other types of lighters to shame. Duly proving that not all everyday carry lighters are created equal, this is an entry that would surely make Prometheus proud!

Brand: S.T. Dupont
Notable features: famous clear “cling” opening sound
Price: $570

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Numyth Tohil v2 Watertight Fluid Lighter

Numyth Tohil v2 Watertight Fluid Lighter | Image: Tools and Toys

7. Numyth Tohil v2 Watertight Fluid Lighter

Here’s a unique pocket lighter that’s not only waterproof and resistant to fluid evaporation, but even kind of looks like a tiny cylindrical gas tank. Giving the Numyth Tohil v2 its tough machined shell is Type III hard-anodized aluminium alloy. Choose between colours of ember orange or black for this unmistakably modern cigarette lighter.

Brand: Numyth
Options: ember orange, black
Notable features: long-lasting fire-starting tool
Price: $29.95

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Wenger Asterion 650602 Lighter

Wenger Asterion 650602 Lighter | Image: HiConsumption

8. Wenger Asterion 650602 Lighter

Check out the curves on this handy pocket torch. The Wenger Asterion utilizes piezoelectric single-action ignition technology to give you a propulsive jet flame that won’t fail you when you need it. It comes in a polycarbonate body with rubberized finish for a durable grip. A great EDC lighter for men who are constantly on the go.

Brand: Wenger
Options: black, red
Notable features: polycarbonate body with a rubberized finish, piezoelectric single-action ignition technology

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Colibri Enterprise Triple Jet Flame

Colibri Enterprise Triple Jet Flame | Image: Amazon

9. Colibri Enterprise Triple Jet Flame

Colibri lures in the lighter enthusiasts with the promise of a wind-resistant triple jet flame and built-in stainless steel cigar punch. As if that’s not enough it also has a fuel level indicator so you may never go butane-less again. Colibri has some of the best butane lighters in the biz, trust.

Brand: Colibri
Options: black
Notable features: triple wind resistant jet flames
Price: $100

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Zippo Chrome Lighter

Zippo Chrome Lighter | Image: Amazon

10. Zippo Chrome Lighter

Keep it classy and classic with the original article that became the gold standard for premium everyday carry lighters. Zippo, now a mainstay in top vintage lighter brands, has been enhancing the lighter experience for decades by way of a snappy metal case and a strong, wind-proof flame. The Zippo Chrome Lighter is an effortless, affordable product that heeds the call of “got a light?” in tried and true style. One of the coolest lighters for lovers of the classic look, and one of the best zippo lighters around.

Brand: Zippo
Options: brushed chrome
Notable features: windproof design, all metal construction
Price: $18.45

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Bic Mini Lighters – Assorted Colours

Bic Mini Lighters – Assorted Colours | Image: Value Buds

11. Bic Mini Lighters – Assorted Colours

When all you need is a small strip of fire you go with Bic, aka the disposable lighter that probably sparked your first cigarette or cigar. Like a pen from the same brand, the Bic Lighter is a no-frills product that works like a charm until it doesn’t. There’s no mystery on where to buy this pocket lighter, it’s available pretty much everywhere both in stores and online.

Brand: BIC
Options: assorted colours
Notable features: child resistant lighter
Price: from $41.54

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Djeep Lighter

Djeep Lighter | Image: Amazon

12. Djeep Lighter

Also known as the “other” disposable lighter, Djeep contrasts from Bic in ways like better flame control, a stronger flame, a broader body and the tendency not to burn your skin through the overheating of metal. That said, some people think Bic is a better fit in the hand and that the Djeep proportions are slightly awkward–of course, those same people have at least one Bic-related burn scar on their fingers so maybe awkward proportions aren’t such a bad thing after all.

Brand: Djeep
Options: assorted colours
Notable features: unique three-tank system, up to 4,000 lights, adjustable flame
Price: from $16.95

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Lotus 48 Apollo Blue Lacquer Cigar Lighter

Lotus 48 Apollo Blue Lacquer Cigar Lighter | Image: Lotus Lighters

13. Lotus 48 Apollo Blue Lacquer Cigar Lighter

For the man who wants a reliable upgrade that will look cool and get the job done, consider the Lotus Apollo. It features a double wind-resistant torch flame that burns orange and blue on the colour spectrum. Some everyday carry lighters take the word “every day” seriously and this is one of them. In other words, the Lotus 48 is made for someone who simply doesn’t know where his day might take him. A durable modern lighter for any occasion.

Brand: Lotus
Notable features: wind-resistant torch flame
Price: from $60

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Vector Thundra Desktop Lighter

Vector Thundra Desktop Lighter | Image: Al Noor LLC

14. Vector Thundra Desktop Lighter

The Vector is an all metal, long-lasting pocket lighter that’s insanely dependable. With some triple flame action and an extra large fuel tank, the Vector has a seriously loyal following among cigar aficionados and lighter lovers alike. Plenty of other EDC lighters can probably learn a thing or two from the Vector.

Brand: Vector
Notable features: triple torch flame type, wind resistant
Price: from $60

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General FAQ

What is the best lighter?

A Zippo Chrome Lighter is one of the best, most reliable, and more affordable lighters on the market.

What are the different types of lighters?

Lighters can range from the classic sparkwheel lighters, to the modern electric coil lighters.

What is the most affordable lighter?

A Djeep lighter is one of the more affordable lighters available.

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Mark Jessen

Mr Mark Jessen

Mark Jessen studied English at Brigham Young University, completing a double emphasis in creative writing and professional writing/editing. After graduating, Mark went to work for a small publisher as their book editor. After a brief time as a freelance writer, Mark entered the corporate world as a copywriter. These days, his hours are spent mostly in proofing and editing, though he continues to create content for a wide variety of projects. In 2017, Mark completed UCLA's Creative Writing Certification. A prolific writer, Mark has over 20 years of experience in journalism.