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Ladies, Get Your Hands on the Perfect Travel Humidifiers

Updated: Nov 8, 2018




Cigar Humidor

Have you ever travelled with your cigars? Ever use that little pocket tucked inside your purse for everything - lipstick, gum, floss and all the little things we despise "digging" for? Hands up for those who've gently placed a cigar there thinking it would be safe?


::RAISES HAND::


The time has come! A cigar smoking life without the proper tools can be disastrous for your cigars and affect your overall experience.


Ladies, you need a humidifier. Every #sotl needs a humidifying routine. Humidifiers need cigars.


We've talked about how cigar cuts can evolve your smoking experience, shapes broadening your cigar knowledge and offered recommendations on a beginning stick; now we're ready to offer you the one item tying them together: A humidifier.


Traveling isn't exclusive to international destinations; in fact, anytime you leave your house with cigars in tow is the perfect opportunity to test-drive the proper way to store them. Let's take a peek at my top 5 ways to care for cigars:



Boveda Humidity Pack


  • Shelf Life: 2 years

  • Bóveda provides the cleanest and most purified humidity of all other products available on the market today.

  • Removes excess and adds the amount of humidity to within +/- one degree!

Pro:

Responds to external conditions and will add or remove moisture as necessary.


Con:

High maintenance costs.




Water Pillows: Cigar, Pipe Humidification



  • Small

  • Convenient

  • Long-lasting

  • Can be rehydrated by using distilled water


Pro:

Work great in ziplock bags


Con:

They're known to develop small mold spots. Do not use tap water.




The DryMistat




  • 70% relative humidity at all time

  • Leak proof

  • Roughly the length of a Churchill cigar

  • Releases water vapor when it’s needed

  • Allow a few days to achieve a stable 68% to 72% relative humidity.

Pro:

Fits easily into any travel humidor.


Con:

The small holes on the cap don't expose enough of the gel's surface area to properly humidify anything larger than a travel sized humidor or ziplock bag.




HUMI-CARE


  • Work for a week or two

  • Use distilled water

Pro:

works well during a week-long vacation


Con:

They only add humidity when low. However they do not remove it when the percentage is too high.



Humidified Bag




  • All-in-one self-contained unit. Keeps cigars fresh without the need for a humidor, a humidifier, or bottles of solution.

  • Holds 5-8 Cigars

  • Provides an air tight seal.

  • No need to monitor the humidity, they work well in the time frame given


Pro:

For storage past recommended weeks, you can add a boveda pack or other humidification source


Con:

They offer no protection to the cigar in terms of getting bent or crushed.



CONCLUSION

The most common mistake for travelers is buying or being gifted a cigar and not smoking it immediately. When you don't smoke it, the likelihood of it drying out are 9 in 10 and you end up tossing it or simply talking about how you got a cuban from Cuba because you aren't sure how to store it.


I challenge you to invest in a travel humidifier. It'll spark some motivation to keep smoking and become an even better #sotl.