Time to graduate from your college-era smoking apparatus to something a bit more classy? The Porsche Design Shisha ($TBA) should do the trick. Built solidly from aluminum, stainless steel, and glass, it stands roughly 22 inches tall, and features a long flexible tube made out of TecFlex material — the same stuff used in the company's pens — as well as sleek modern looks that won't look out of place next to your hermetically sealed tobacco container. [via]
Worried about looking silly when smoking a cigar that's roughly the size of your forearm? Nub Cigars ($5-$8) offer all the huge flavor in a more sensible size. Created by the Oliva Family, these Nicaraguan smokes are available in a variety of blends and shapes, giving you the very essence of a great cigar without the cumbersome length.
It's never fun to bust out a nice cigar only to realize you've got a lighter but forgot your cutter — or vice versa. The Blazer Optimus Cigar Torch Lighter & Guillotine Cutter ($36) prevents this unfortunate circumstance by combining a guillotine cutter and lighter in one compact package, with a wind-resistant blue flame and a magnetic cutter lock. Just don't forget it, lest you wind up completely screwed.
If you're trying to ween yourself off nicotine, or simply enjoy smoking but don't enjoy the harmful (and potentially deadly) side effects, check out the Luci Cigarette ($150). This ingenious cigarette-shaped device uses three pieces — a circular, rechargeable lithium ion battery, an atomization chamber, and a flavor cartridge — to deliver a cigarette-like smoking experience without the smoke, sensing when you inhale, lighting the tip-mounted LED and vaporizing the flavoring solution (available with or without nicotine) to deliver a puff of flavor that's free from harmful toxins.
You may not drive one, but you can light one. Dedicated smokers can really do no better the Tonino Lamborghini Cigar Lighters & Cutter ($150-$175). They're as precision engineered as the cars, and equally as sexy. Our favorite, the Forza lighter (left), has a push button ignition styled after the car's ignition button. The spring-loaded, double blade cigar cutter cuts cigars up to 58-ring gauge with super sharp surgical steel blades.
Save your stogies in this super classy Grants of Dalvey Solo Cigar Ashtray ($90). Made in Scotland, this polished stainless steel ashtray is as functional as it is beautiful, holding a single cigar horizontally for a long and even burn.
After 75 years, the classic Zippo is finally getting an upgrade. The Zippo Blu Lighter ($33-$59) is a blue flame butane torch lighter that sports a great new profile but retains the trademark flint-wheel. Targeted at cigar smokers, the Blu lighter doesn't emit the odor or aftertaste caused by lighter fluid. A whole new family is available — from the basic brushed chrome to 18-karat gold plated. They're made in the USA and have a lifetime guarantee. As expected, our test unit performed flawlessly and now goes everywhere we do.
Tote your stoges like a mob errand boy with one of these Zero Halliburton Cigar Cases ($300-$500). Available in two sizes and three colors, the cases feature a stacking tray system that holds 30 large cigars and feature a Digital hygrometer and Paradigm Humidification System with anti-fungal sponge. The classic anodized aluminum exterior and rotary combination lock finish things off.
If you're going to smoke, at least do it in style. Designed by Achille Castiglioni, the Alessi Spirale Ashtray ($100) is a classy alternative to your normal butt repository, made from polished steel, and featuring a "spirale" for holding your burning death sticks, or for holding other "burning" items safely above the ashes for later use.
Stoners have long been known for their ingenuity. So, when one especially clever dude got sick of always looking for his lighter, he invented the Solopipe ($33). The tobacco smoking device combines a butane lighter with a high-end stainless steel pipe. Already showing up in the hands of green celebs, the Solopipe features a sliding bowl cover, refillable gas valve, and adjustable flame control.
Since the rise of Castro, Americans have been denied the pleasure of cuban cigars — unless they came into the country beforehand. This box of Hoyo de Monterrey Panetelas ($3125) includes 50 fine cigars dating back to the 1940's that are five inches in length, feature a 35 diameter, and are almost 100% sure to be better than the last Dominican you smoked.
There's nothing like lighting up a fine cigar after a long, successful work week — but there's also nothing quite as uncool as having little bits of cigar in your pockets. Inspired by a case obtained from a collector who emigrated from Cuba, the Morgan Grays Cigar Case ($95) is a classic way to carry up to two stogies. Each case is handmade from fine leather, making sure you're just as good as that Macanudo you're about to light.