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Xikar Inpress Lighter Reviews

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Overall Rating 3.48 out of 5 Based on 29 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Xikar Inpress Lighter”

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3 out of 5
Pretty basic lighter. It does
Pretty basic lighter. It does the job
5 out of 5
Nice everyday little lighter.
5 out of 5
Xikar Lighter
I received the Xikar Element light as a gift about 3 years ago and by far the best light I've ever owned, I'm still using it today never had a problem with it. This last Xikar lighter that I purchased is not quit as good due to no fluid window, but it's still dose the job. I love my Xikar lighters, compared to all the other lighters I have these are the best.
5 out of 5
Xikar Inpress Lighter
Great Product. Will continue to buy these lighters.
3 out of 5
Xikar lighter
The first lighter I received didn't work right out of the box. The new one I have received works far so good. Keeping my fingers crossed
5 out of 5
He'd a for pkg lighter
Bought 3 he'd a dot combos one has a stubborn lighter, contacted customer service and like a lightning bolt the replacement arrived. It worked for a day and has now developed a " burp" for a flame. I'm trying to purge the air and use different butane to see if it fixed. 5 stars to both CI customer service and also quality products. Happy camper in vegas
2 out of 5
make them better please.
only lasted me 60 days, very disappointing .Make new one's please
5 out of 5
Great pocket lighter
A reliable and handy pocket lighter. Easy to use a d hold.
5 out of 5
Xikar Smiley Inpress Lighter
The lighter is "okay". Doesn't seem to work well for long. Good news is Xikar's/CI's customer service is outstanding and they replace the lighter when necessary.
5 out of 5
Combo Buy
I purchased a combo that offered the Xikar Inpress lighter free with purchase. The order came in perfect as usual, but the Xikar lighter did not work. I did all of the things that you would normally do to get it going, but it would not work. I called C.I. customer service and spoke with a young lady who was very apologetic for the issue, she had just a few questions to make sure I did do all of the things to try to get it to work, and after verifying that I did she immediately sent me a new one. It came in the mail at the end of the same week the call was made. I thought that was pretty solid customer service. The new lighter works great.
2 out of 5
A little disappointed
The lighter works better than the other one. The only problem is the gas runs out over night. I'm not upset because the cigars and travel humidor were great. Thanks for trying. Gary
2 out of 5
Sent Lighter Back
Lighter worked for about 3 months then began to leak and wouldn't ignite. I sent it back to Xikar and I am waiting for it to come back. Liked the lighter when it was working.
1 out of 5
Worst control knob ever
Tried to fill the lighter but when I went to adjust the gas flow knob, the interface is so odd shapped that none of my multi bit screw drivers worked. I ended up damaging the lighter and never got it to light. I was so mad I threw the lighter out
5 out of 5
Awesome and fast
Will order again soon. Light was damaged. CI replaced immediately no questions asked. BEST Customer service ever.
3 out of 5
an ok lighter.
They work good for the first 3 month but then they lose their power.
1 out of 5
Xikar Impress lighter
not the best. I've been through 3 of these. CI keeps replaceing them but they don't last.
5 out of 5
Xikar Impress Lighter
Love it!
4 out of 5
First one didn't work but they replaced quick !!
1 out of 5
Not Inpressive
This lighter came with my humidor starter kit. Its great when it works. Ive tried all the tips listed by others and it still misfires - if it lights at all. I understand that this a low-end lighter but it should work better than it does.
1 out of 5
Disappointing to say the least!!
Got this as part of a traveldor combo. Lights one out of 50 times, and yes, I counted. Followed the instructions to a "T". This was meant to be a gift, so pretty disappointing. I need to look into the return/guarantee policy, as others here seem to have been able to return. their faulty lighters. As is, it's definitely not worth the listed price. Nice paperweight at this point.
5 out of 5
Full Metal Jacket
Outstanding Lighter. Works like a dream. Thousands of lights without a problem. Built like a tank. I love the weight.
5 out of 5
Xikar Inpress, Great Lighter at a Great Price.
I prefer a single torch for more precision and this is a very dependable and long lasting lighter. The use of Xikar Butane is highly recommended to prevent clogging. Thank you CI.
4 out of 5
Cigar impress lighter
The first lighter was faulty, but CI replaced it and the second lighter works fine.
1 out of 5
Xikar Lighter
I have had to send this lighter in for replacement twice because it broke.
5 out of 5
Great lighter
I got this lighter in the grab bag sale. I love it. The front button to light it is very convenient. I had a Xikar Plunge lighter for about four years and absolutly loved it and after all that time the flip lid wouldn't open to light it anymore. Since they have a lifetime warranty I went to CI to trade it for a new one. At that time I was told they no longer make that model. I was devastated because I loved it and it was my everyday lighter. After getting the Inpress as one of the lighters in my grab bag I was very impressed with it but it's still not the Plunge. There's only one thing I don't like about it is there's no open view of the fuel gauge. Would definately recommend.
5 out of 5
Great Lighter
One of the best lighters I've used. Placement if the ignition is ideal. Only drawback is the relatively small fuel reservoir.
1 out of 5
Did not purchase an Xikar Lighter
The Xikar inpress lighter was returned for services as it stopped working. The guarantee was great....I received a new lighter...but it was not a Xikar, it was a Bugatti, which I love!
2 out of 5
only works half the time in absolutely no wind.
5 out of 5
xikar in press lighter
Got one as a package deal and it never worked right, was sent another free of charge which I think is great service. 2nd lighter worked better than the first for about a week...I threw both of them away as they were never dependable
Customer Testimonials
Cranky! Works great for 3 months, then stops working for two months, then works again for 3 months. I had four - threw two away. Due to that unreliability, and the varying size of the flame, a frustrating lighter that I cannot recommend.
Not a bad lighter...if you don't mind giving it a little TLC when you get it in. Just blow it out with some can air, fill it with some butane, and PRESTO!! it works fine.
I've had this lighter for a year now and it works great!
Great lighter and one of the best lighters I've had in years. I have 2 and they both work great and one of the comments below that said some bad things about it I suggest adjusting the flame and then you will love it.
I would like to add to my previous review of this lighter to say that this is of no reflection on CI at guys are off the hook, as is your customer service
This must be a hit and miss product. Like many others I received mine for spending enough money on an order to receive the lighter for free. Unlike many of the other reviews, mine works great. Fires 9/10 times and works wonderfully. Was worried initially after reading many negative reviews, but this lighter works great!
I got this lighter for free with one of my orders, when I got it it wouldn't light at all, spark but no butane. Took it apart and found that the valve lifter was not where it was supposed to be, put it back on the valve and bent the lever and presto lights every time. While you shouldn't have to fix a lighter like that brand new It was free and now that it works I LOVE it and will be using it instead of my old stand by that cost me $70+.
Got this lighter in a package deal, just like the rest of the reviews it hardly functioned. Clean the jet orifice with a q tip. Empty the fuel I had just put in, refill it. Runs like a champ every time. She just needed a tune up. Nice lighter!
I got this lighter with a deal package. It worked great for a while then stopped. I took it apart and found the gas lever needed to be bent back some towards the push button and it has been firing on the first push everytime love this little lighter, want to get one that's in a black color. Thanks CI!
Got one of these and it would not light. Repeatedly tried the proper filling sequence using triple refined butane - but no luck. CI did issue a refund and I purchased a different lighter.
Got this for free with an order. Like other reviews have said, it is finicky. It took some playing with the flame adjustment, but I did get it lighting consistently.
Be sure you LOOK at this lighter before you press the button. It's easy to have it turned around so that the flame is pointing directly at your palm, especially in low light. I almost found this out the hard way.
My favorite lighter of the 4 that I got in a CI grab bag. The way you are able to comfortably hold and point the flame towards the foot of the cigar with this light, and SEE what you're doing, make it superior.
I bought the grab bag deal and recieved the lighter. I watched the video on how to fill all butane lighters on "you tube" and it worked perfect along with the other lighters in the bag. I would suggest that you watch it and make sure you are doing it right. Thank you CI
Got this one for free and had some problems as described by others. Drained all fuel, blew off jet with air pressure, refilled with fuel, set flame to my preference, and guess what? I love this lighter! Thank You CI!
Got this lighter at a reduced price with one of the cigar deals and it will not even light. Great for a paperweight. I recommend not buying this one.
I purchased one of these from another site and had some of the same issues with it that others have described: it misfired a lot. I even had issues with it not lighting at all. I drained it completely, though, and refilled it and figured out this little trick: turn the flame up a bit higher than you maybe would normally and it works like a charm. I did purchase a different lighter recently from here, and that one works wonderfully as well, but this is a great lighter, you just have to tweak with the flame level a bit for it to work properly. I recommend it as a great, inexpensive lighter from a great company.
Got the lighter for free with one of the cigar deals. Filled it up with butane and it won't even hold a flame. I would recommend getting something else.
What a pleasant surprise. THE "Xikar Impress" lighter does impress. It has a nice single flame torch and it's windproof. A nice grip also helps but my favorite feature is my thumb doesn't get burned. The front and center ignition switch makes sure of that. Good deal. Oh yeah, if that's not has a lifetime guarantee. Later.
I've bought a Inpress XIKAR Lighter one year ago, it's a fantastic lighter. please keep on making such beautiful and strong lighter !!! You are the best.
misfires alot, even used xikar butane but still misfires. sorry.