It fits very comfortably in the hand and is not too heavy. When using the lighter, I find that I can very rarely get it to fire on the first try and need to do a second or third try. I tried it with multiple settings for flame height and it seemed to be consistent. This isn’t a huge deal to me as long as the lighter fires within the first few tries, but I know some want it to always fire on the first try.
I typically use a single flame torch, so moving up to this quad torch was a bit of an adjustment for me. The lighter is quite powerful, so I typically used it on the lowest setting that still allowed a consistent flame. You’ll want to be very aware of the flame location when lighting a cigar with this. I can see it being very useful for lighting larger ring gauge cigars. Just like with anything, you’ll want to use the right tool for the job, so just like you wouldn’t use a sledge hammer to tap in a nail to hang a small picture flame, you’re probably not going to use this to light up Lanceros or Coronas.
The lighter carries a premium price, but knowing that everything with the Tommy Bahama name on it carries a higher price tag, it’s to be expected.