^ I have a regular X-Tend and I also have 2 chinese lacquer Line 2's, they're all great lighters and Line 2's look really classy and nice, but honestly after having all 3 of these Dupont lighters for around 5 years, I can assure you that the one that gets the most use is the X-Tend, hands down, the line 2's are mostly on display on my coffee table and rarely get taken out to the streets, those things are too heavy for a pocket lighter imo and not comfortable in your pocket at all. Over the years I've learned to properly adjust the torch according to climate conditions but more important is distance from flame, once you get that down then its pretty practical for most situations, not to mention great for outdoors and windy conditions.
Originally Posted by TRINI
Bump - is a plain Zippo the most economical yet stylish way to go?
If you're looking for something around 20 then yeah I guess zippo but the smell sucks and is really present imo, if your ok with around 100 then go with an X-Tend, I've seen some lightly used ones on ebay go for under 100 and I think the smaller version of the X-Tend (X-Tend Mini???) retail for a bit under 100 too.