In the world of weed accessories, designer lighters and torches are far less popular than swaggy stoner favorites like smoking devices, smell-proof gear, and branded apparel.
Perhaps it’s because lighters are so incredibly losable, appearing in your pockets in great abundance at the beginning of a night out, before all but vanishing come sunrise — like pumpkins from some sort of Cinderella-esque patch. Or, perhaps, in the same vein, they’re losable, they’re also perpetually free, popping up regularly enough in your life that you are rarely forced to actually purchase one yourself.
Either way, it’s funny how lighters are so overlooked in the world of stoner swag given how instrumental they are in the act of actually getting high. Whether you’re combusting cannabis flower to toke up the traditional way or heating concentrate at mind-numbing temperatures, here is a comprehensive guide to the best lighters and torches on the market. It’s 2020, time to up your flame game.
The Wick Light
Every once in a while you’ll come across a stoner so into all things “green,” that they’ll take issue with literally everything. This includes your lighter, which is supposedly saturating their homegrown flower with butane and should immediately be replaced with a hemp wick.
The Wick Light ingeniously melds the traditional Bic lighter with the hemp wick in one handy little design, pleasing even the most environmentally sound cannabis user.
Dream Bay Waterproof Lighter
If you’re a super stoner like me, you’re stoned all the time. And I don’t mean every time you’re at your friend’s house watching movies, I mean all the time bar nothing. So you need a lighter that will light up anywhere — just like you do.
The Dream Bay Waterproof Lighter is a fabulous little tool for those of us who like to take life to the limits. Clip it onto any keychain and go, rest assured that no matter where nature finds you, your lighter will rise to the elements.
BlueSteel LighterBro Generation 2
While the LighterBro is actually a lighter case and not a lighter itself, it’s perfect for any stoner on-the-go and more than worthy of an appearance on this guide. This multi-tool features a knife, a screwdriver, poker, and scissors, as well as a bottle opener that’s integrated into the bottom of the case. Fits both Bic and Clipper lighters.
Tesla Coil Lighter
The Tesla Coil Lighter is a bit of a mindfuck. It doesn’t use butane, or even have an actual flame, making it an extremely clean way to smoke flower when its rolled into a joint or spliff.
These futuristic lighters work by creating an electric arc that is completely flameless and windproof. They’re USB rechargeable, and one charge can last a full week or 300 uses — no refills, no nothing.
Design My BIC Lighter
While all these lighters are really great, let’s be real here. What lighters do people really use to smoke weed, and almost everything else for that matter? BIC Lighters, pure and simple.
For a fun twist on a stoner staple, try designing your own Bic on their website. Simply upload an image, position it on the lighter, add text and voila! Two weeks later you have (at least) 200 of your own customized lighters to disperse into the lost lighter universe.
Big Shot Butane Torch
Falling somewhere between practicality and physical comedy, the Big Shot Butane Torch is perfect for the unapologetic dabber of your dreams. Not only is this giant torch capable of heating large amounts of concentrates with its 2,500°F flame in a single sitting, but it’s also guaranteed to make any normal-sized object look funny in comparison. Win, win.
Foxfirers Pen Torch
Here we have a sleek and sexy alternative to the average torch, a product genre not exactly synonymous with sex appeal. In addition to being downright chic, the Foxfirers Pen Torch is refillable, waterproof and comes with adjustable flame settings.
Vertigo Cyclone Torch
Like all astute and investigative stoners, we’re well aware that when a torch is marketed as a “cigar lighter,” they actually mean “miniature lightsaber created for the sole purpose of vaporizing pure THC.” The Vertigo Cyclone Torch is no exception.
The Saberlight Sparq has taken the plasma beam torch idea utilized by the Tesla Coil Lighter we listed above and made it way, way more weed-friendly. While traditional plasma beam lighters are limited by a single, narrow tesla coil which can only light things like joints and blunts, the Sparq can light anything.
By using free form plasma energy instead of the single-coil, flat surfaces like bowls, bongs and pipes are all fair game. Even Tesla himself would have been proud.
Dragon’s Breath Jumbo Torch
In case you haven’t noticed, all torches are pretty much the same. There are butane torches, there are plasma torches, there are size and design choices, but when it comes down to it, a torch is a torch.
So, why not get weird with it and throw everyone for a loop with this ridiculous Dragon’s Breath Jumbo Torch. It does everything every other butane torch and lighter can do, but instead of looking normal, it looks like a medieval rendering of a dragon. What more could one possibly want?