Vector KGM Tri-Pump Tabel Top Lighter Review
Vector KGM Tri-Pump Triple Torch Lighter
Our first impressions:
Vector KGM Packages nearly all of their products in a gift box. Some are offered in a metal case, others, as the Tri-Pump are placed neatly within a black press-board box sporting the Vector logo and graphical images of the Tri-Pump. The product packaged well from the factory and as expected, will be packed extremely well from us at Cigar Manor.
The color choices are status quo typical Vector KGM styling. Offered is Chrome and Black, Nickel Satin, Black Matte, Gunmetal, Chrome Satin and High Polish Chrome.
Weight & Balance:
The Tri-Pump is heavy, weighing in by itself at approximately 1 pound 10 ounces. This is good, since it is designed to be a table top lighter, the lighter will stay put and not roll around on you. As for balance, the lighter is solid, not top heavy, not bottom heavy. The balance is good.
Ignition and Use:
Vector KGM manufactures one of the finest lines of butane torch lighters available on the market today. Filling of the Tri-Pump is easy, below we have included a diagram provided by Vector KGM. The ignition switch is solid, large and comfortable to use. The handle offers an easy area to hold on to the lighter, unlike others we have tested, you are basically holding the lighter by the fuel tank. Vector KGM has affixed a foam bottom to the base of the Tri-Pump, this not only helps against scratching the surface it resides on, but it is relatively anti slip as well.
As expected, with three (3) independent burners, we lit up cigars ranging from 50 to 60 + gauge, experiencing perfect burns. There was no hesitation when attempting to ignite, in fact, some may feel that it is too powerful.
One cool thing that Vector KGM does, is they typically test their products for use at specific altitudes. The Tri-Pump has been Altitude Tested up to 12,000 ft. This is about the height at the peak of East Quad at Vail Ski Resort.
Well, since it has a rather large butane tank, we have lit up a ton cigars within no hesitation or sputter. We will be updating this part of the review with a final cigar lighting number off of one butane fill.
At about $135.95, this lighter is priced perfectly for what you get. However, there are always more or less expensive options out there, this lighter is a solid choice that is bound to last for years.
Long Term Use:
We have been using this lighter (Black Matte Finish) for the past six months multiple times a day. The fuel tank is huge, and the lighter has proved to be impeccable. We highly recommend this for table top use.
Backed by Vector KGM 's Limited No Proof Warranty. Vector lighters passed all of KGM's demanding tests and inspection standards set by KGM Quality Control. KGM warranty covers mechanical parts only under normal use and excludes damages resulting from misuse, tampering and abuse of lighters. This warranty does not apply to the outer case finish of a lighter.
Cigar Manor is a authorized full line Vector KGM Dealer.